We just need a babysitter for when we want to go out on occasional date nights. My oldest is almost 5 in may and is pretty independent. My youngest is 2 and he is pretty strong willed but usually only when its mom and dad because he knows he can get away with stuff. We have a dog. Shes old and skiddish. You wont need to do anything with her as we have a doggy door and she will be fed already. . Additional needs include being comfortable with pets, having a reliable car, a non-smoker.