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Thanksgiving in Santa Fe - Adobe home - 10 Acres - Animals

United States, Santa Fe, New Mexico


  • Dog(s)
  • Cat(s)
  • Horse/Donkey(s)

Yes - one dog, two cats, and two horses


  • Period available: 6 days
  • Starts: 24 November 2019
  • Ends: 30 November 2019


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About this assignment

I'm looking for a housesitter who loves animals and can commit to caring for 1 dog, 2 cats, and 2 horses while we are away. Since the house is about twenty minutes from downtown Santa Fe, in a country setting, the housesitter needs to have a vehicle and should be comfortable living just outside of town. If you'd need to stay for an extra couple of days on either end of the housesit to make it work for your schedule, it could be possible to arrange that.

What responsibilities are required of the house sitter

The main responsibilities will be feeding and caring for one dog, two indoor/outdoor cats, and two horses. Since we are on 10 acres and have dog doors, leash walking usually isn't necessary. The dog is much happier if she gets some exercise - typically this means an off-leash walk, or ball throwing. In general, the dog and cats roam free all day, but are brought in at night. The dog needs to be fed twice a day, morning and night. The cats just need to have food in their bowl and have their boxes cleaned daily. And the horses require feeding on a fairly regular schedule, once at about 8 am and again at about dusk. Please don't consider this if you have your animal along, we want to avoid any possible pet chaos and have an environment that works for everyone.

What are the good features of the property and location

The house is a two-story, two-bedroom home, with a finished basement. The house is in very good condition, with a newly re-done kitchen, and has great character, with wood ceilings and unique details - overall, it's quite nice, but very casual feeling - it is a house you can relax in. The best thing is the location - about 20 minutes from the Santa Fe Plaza, it's on ten acres, covered with juniper and pinon trees, and is backed up against wilderness. The house is close to town, but still rural. If you like to walk, there are trails behind the house, as well as about a five minute drive away. We have a couple of great wood stoves, and lots of passive solar gain, that add warmth and ambiance to our regular heating system if you are here in winter. The tv gets Netflix/Amazon/Roku.

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

ATT mobile phones get good service at the house - Verizon struggles. Not sure about other networks. The main thing is committing to the horse feeding schedule. Please note that we have rearranged some things in the house since these photos were taken, so they don't reflect exactly how things look - but you get the idea. Experience with wood stoves is a plus during cold months.

Last updated: 13 September 2019

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