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Lovely wheaten Scottie in Spacious Surrounds

Australia, Chermside West, Queensland


  • Dog(s)


  • Period available: 3 days
  • Starts: 20 October 2023
  • Ends: 23 October 2023


They have 1 testimonial (view below)


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About this assignment

HI As a minimum we are looking for someone with a valid driver's licence (in case of a dog emergency - never happened yet for a sitter but just in case), all verifications and at least one review. Anything more is a bonus.

What responsibilities are required of the house sitter

We are a middle aged couple in Brisbane who have a Scottish Terrier we love very much. She can be reactive to various foods so we prefer her to stay at home where she is safe and eat the food that we have prepared for her (which will be all put together so all you need to do is put it in a bowl twice a day). She has full access to the downstairs of the house (living area) plus a doggy door with access to the padlocked and fully fenced back yard so she can be left happily to her own devices while you are doing whatever you want to do. We need you to lock her inside before nightfall (cane toads), keep her away from bushy areas and long grass on her walk (she is on a lead so that is not too hard - the reason is paralysis ticks) and to be kind to her. We drive her to the park at the end of the street and walk her around a circle path. It would take a person about 2 minutes to walk but she is slow and loves to sniff so you need to allow about 20 - 25 minutes. she is not friendly to other dogs so needs to be kept away from other dogs on her slow walk. She needs to get medication morning and night, at least one hour away from her food and around about 12 hours apart. I have made up broth cubes to put the medication in so it is quite easy to give her. For a long weekend not much more than that other than to keep our house in the state we left it.

What are the good features of the property and location

Property has a reasonable sized padlocked yard, 4 bedrooms (only 2 are actually used as bedrooms and both have reverse cycle air conditioning), modern bathroom and kitchen, open plan lounge and dining room - reverse cycle air conditioning in lounge/living area, sitting room, carpeted yoga/floor Pilates/exercise room with large wall mirror, house is fully screened, Smart TV, Netflix, Disney, Stan wifi (around 52 MBps download), and portable bluetooth speaker that you can connect your music to. We have a lovely covered outdoor area with large table and chairs and bbq. Your bedroom has a QS bed and you have the main bathroom with bath and separate shower to yourself. You have a wardrobe with hanging space and some (very small) fabric hanging shelves plus a few draws in the bedside cabinets. Quiet peaceful street. We are in the north-west suburbs and are 12km from the city. It takes about 20 minutes on a weekend or non-peak hour to drive in. There is an average sized shopping centre about 2 minutes drive away, about 15 minutes walk. The centre has Woolworths, a couple of dress shops, chemist, fruit and veges, Aldi, pet shop, Indian takeout, 1 coffee shop, 1 coffee shop/restaurant, Irish pub, liquor barn, Hungry Jacks, doctor, newsagent etc. Train station (Ferny Grove or Keperra) into the city about a 5 minute drive away and train takes about 30 minutes to get to city. Same with a bus stop (The Gap) in the other direction.

What does the house sitter need to consider before applying for this assignment

That they can not be out for longer than 8 hours during the day, not be out for a long time 2 days in a row (8 hours one day, no more than 4 hours the next), home in time (before nightfall) to lock her in the house or if going out in the afternoon lock her out before you go. She is not friendly to other dogs - not vicious but just cannot be trusted with certainty. We don't have a microwave. We like to be contacted daily - brief messages are fine - all is well, she is fine etc. Doesn't need to be War and Peace. Texts if in Australia, emails if overseas.

Last updated: 10 August 2023
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A dear little terrier in a lovely home

We had the great pleasure of looking after Honey the terrier for Lyndal and Brett over a long weekend. Honey is a dear old thing, very easy to care for in all ways, and quite a character. We both liked her very much! Lyndal and Brett left us very detailed notes on Honey’s care, which was much appreciated, and were easy to contact with any questions, always responding promptly. All of Honey’s food and medication was pre-prepared for us- Lyndal and Brett have it all down to a fine art. They made us very welcome in their home, which is large and comfortable, and located in a quiet, leafy suburb of Brisbane. Thank you so much for letting us look after Honey, we enjoyed it very much and would not hesitate to care for her again.

Lisa, Australia, 22 May, 2023

  • Friendly
  • Reliable
  • Tidy
  • Organised
  • Helpful with problems
  • Kept in contact
  • Gave good instructions

About this home owner

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