House sitting for a weekend in May, 7th - 9th. One large dog, 80lbs, husky mix. He's older and lower energy, just needs fed twice a day and let out for potty. Also feed two turtles at night (food from a canister, no live bugs!). Dog does best when you are home with him (has separation anxiety) so am looking for someone who can stay home most if not all of the weekend. Please do not bring other dogs with you. We have WiFi and cable tv, plus backyard patio and fire pit. Please provide your per day rate as I'll pay by the day rather than the hour. If all goes well could be a regular request as we travel periodically throughout the year and have other trips planned.
Dakota, husky mix, 80 lbs, 8 years old
He's older, doesn't need a lot of exercise, just needs another warm body in the house to feel settled. He gets separation anxiety so frequent leaving and coming back is difficult. He has lots of love to share but is also content to sleep in another part of the house while you're watching tv. He loves food so will show up and help taste test when you're cooking in the kitchen, and a treat is an easy way to get him back in the house if he's dragging his heels in the backyard.
Due to his separation anxiety he does best if you are a home buddy who likes to stay in most of the time. He will bark at deliveries, neighbors, squirrels, etc, but will quiet down once acknowledged. Loud noises like fireworks or thunderstorms will cause anxiety, and we have some calming medication for when that happens.
He does not get along with other dogs, when walking we stay on opposite sides of the street or turn and walk in the opposite direction, but he has a fenced in backyard which we usually use for exercise more so than walks. He seems ok with the puppy next door but generally speaking I wouldn't trust him with other dogs.
We have a driveway that can fit 2 cars, plus some street parking in the neighborhood.