We are looking for a responsible animal loving person/s to look after our active 1 year old cattle dog and 4 chickens while we're away. The chickens don't require much attention, just collecting eggs and topping up food and water once during your stay.
Billy, our dog, on the other hand will need more of your time to keep him out of trouble. 2 walks per day (30-60 min each or longer, if you are up for it) would be ideal. He's very social and good with other dogs and people and would love to explore the area with you. Plenty of walking tracks are right at our doorstep, but he also likes to travel in the car, if you ever want to explore other parts of Canberra.
We live in a warm (ducted gas heating), single level 4 bedroom house close to Watson oval and within 5 minutes walk to the local shops with a popular café and excellent restaurant. We have a small backyard that does not require any gardening work.
We will need to meet any prospective housesitters before the date, please.
*Use of car negotiable.
Pets & farm animals
Billy - one year old red cattle dog.
Required to be fed in the morning and evening, walked twice a day (or one long walk) and be played with. He loves to be with his humans and is used to someone being home for most of the day, but he is not too needy at home, as long as he's had a good walk/play of fetch. His breakfast is defrosted raw meat - you will need to be comfortable opening up the packet and tipping it in his bowl. It will be your responsibility to defrost the frozen paddies in the fridge. Picking up poo in the yard and when on walks is also needed.
The chickens don't require much work, unless you like spending time with them. 3 out of the 4 chickens are still young and may not lay any eggs.
Collect mail and ensure house is always locked up when you are out. Putting bins out on Friday.
WiFi, Heating, Cooling, Washing machine, Dryer, Netflix, Kids Welcome
Nearby: Golf, Gym / Yoga, Restaurant / Cafes, Parks, Bus, Tram, Local shops, Supermarket, Doctor, Vet