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Pet sitting & House sitting job in Wellington
Wellington - Porirua
Our home is a 16 acre farm north of Wellington, with our main house (less than 1yr old) and a guest house attached to our stables. The main house is single level with 4 bedrooms.
We require housesitters mainly to care for our three dogs, as we have friends who assist with the farm animals (including our horses)...but we prefer those who don't mind keeping an eye out on the other animals as well - eg basic leading of a horse. We do not require regular handling of horses, though all of our horses are very friendly.
We have three dogs who are all large and are used to company during the day and at night. All three are inside dogs and are very much a part of the family - two seniors and one very large puppy. They can be exercised on the property and so do not need to be taken out in the car.
Our ideal sitters need to be home for all of or part of the day, and of course overnight, and must be dog lovers (ie one of our dogs sleeps on our bed most of the time!).
Our cats, sheep and chickens are easily cared for but our friends are happy to take care of their feeding so that the housesitters can focus on the dogs.
We have a quad bike available for use on the property and are a few km south of one of Wellington's beautiful regional parks.