My husband and I are looking for a sitter for our kids :) My husband is a K9 PO and his "partner" a Sheppard, lives outside. 3 Inside dogs; all friendly. We go away for a night or two every few months and we go on 2 week long vacations a year. We also occasionally need daily drop ins if we take day trips. We like to have someone "live" in our home while we are away. Leaving for short amounts of time (4/5 hours) is fine, but with old dogs and a small dog, we like them to not have to go too long without going out. They are real easy keepers-no walks required and fenced in yard. We also have a cat in the basement, who is self sufficient for a night away or days out and will only need anything for longer trips.