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Adobe home - 10 Acres - Animals

United States, Santa Fe County, New Mexico


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

Yes - two dogs, two cats and two horses


  • Period available: 6 days
  • Starts: 21 June 2021
  • Ends: 27 June 2021


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About this assignment

I'm looking for a housesitter who loves animals and can commit to caring for 2 dogs, 2 cats and 2 horses. 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.

What responsibilities are required of the house sitter

The main responsibilities will be feeding and caring for two dogs, two indoor/outdoor cats and two horses. The dogs are fed in morning and evening, appreciate some attention and exercise but don't need any leash walks. The cats roam free all day, but are brought in at night - they just need to have dry food in their bowl and have their litter boxes cleaned daily. The horses require feeding on a regular schedule, once between 7-8 am and again at about 6-7pm. You will have to be able to carry and lift a bucket of food, so some strength is required, but it's not too heavy! 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 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 and internet is usually reliable.

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

First and foremost, we'll need to talk about any possible coronavirus risks....we have been very conscientious ourselves, and New Mexico overall is in a good place these days, but we'll be wondering where you're coming from and how 'safe' you have been. Other than that: 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 major plus during winter months.

Last updated: 28 April 2021
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