Needs and Animals
- My pets
- Animals with specific needs
- A dog
- A cat
We have one dog, Alfalfa. He is an 11-year-old, Catahoula/ Australian Cattle Dog, about 60lbs. He does have diabetes and needs twice daily insulin shots. We would prefer someone with experience with this or at least comfortable enough to learn. It is very easy and he doesn't mind his shots at all. He's been getting them for about a year now. He is super friendly and loves everyone he meets. He is also a very relaxed dog. Sometimes you may not even notice he's home. Alfalfa is not allowed on the furniture. He sleeps on his bed. Other than the insulin, he basically just needs water in his bowl, feeding twice a day only right before insulin times, and let him out in the yard to do his business a few times a day. He has his own fenced off area for that. One - two short walks per day in our neighborhood or we can tell you where the greenway is, if you're interested in a change of scenery. He really can only walk for about 20-30 minutes at a time and he is slow. But he loves his walks and it is important that he gets them around the same time each day, same as the food and insulin. Diabetes is really about consistency. We also have a cat, Keeska, who is almost 3 years old. She is also low maintenance. She is indoor only, so make sure she stays inside. She loves to try to play with Alfalfa and sleep on laps. She also just needs feeding twice a day and some attention. The litter box needs to be scooped out as needed.
Our small front lawn may need to be mowed once with our easy electric mower, but possibly not at all. There's no watering needed and no plants to care for and I will put our mail delivery on hold. There's really nothing that needs to be done with the house. So, really we just need someone to live in our home, keep Alfalfa and Keeska company, and enjoy Charlotte.
We need someone who can administer insulin shots twice a day at the same time each day for Alfalfa. We have been doing 8:30 AM and 8:30 PM, but this can be adjusted slightly to fit your schedule if you let us know in advance. The two short walks are usually done in the morning slightly after the first shot and in the evening a couple hours before the second shot.
- 50 - 150 m² (530 - 1590 sq. ft.)
- 20 - 200 m² (210 - 2110 sq. ft.)
- Metro/tram station
- Bus stop
Comfort and Luxury
Tourism and Leisure
Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
From Sunday 2021
To Sunday 2021
We would need someone to arrive a day or so before so we can show you the place and make sure you're comfortable with everything. Of course, if it is convenient for you to stay on an extra night with us after we return, you're welcome to stay in the guest room which has a double mattress on the floor.
Registered since 11/09/2015