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JMB

  • Joined Apr 2011
Animal/house sitters central Scotland
« on: November 16, 2015, 08:32:54 pm »
Hi.
Does any know of ( or used) good house and animal sitters in central Scotland? We don't have a lot of animals but I'd prefer someone who could spot a sick sheep at 20 paces.
Thank you.
Joanne xxxx
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Carse Goodlifers

  • Joined Oct 2013
  • Perthshire
Re: Animal/house sitters central Scotland
« Reply #1 on: November 16, 2015, 08:39:09 pm »
Joanne,

Where abouts in central Scotland are you?

Rupert the bear

  • Joined Jun 2015
Re: Animal/house sitters central Scotland
« Reply #2 on: November 16, 2015, 09:13:42 pm »
We are looking for the same in the North East of Scotland seem like hens teeth round here

bloomer

  • Global Moderator
  • Joined Aug 2010
  • leslie, fife
  • i have chickens, sheep and opinions!!!
Re: Animal/house sitters central Scotland
« Reply #3 on: November 16, 2015, 09:41:17 pm »
Yup central scotland a big place narrow it down a bit :-D

Often best to find another smallholder locally you could trade smallholding sitting with if possible...

mojocafa

  • Joined Sep 2012
  • Angus
Re: Animal/house sitters central Scotland
« Reply #4 on: November 17, 2015, 05:52:33 am »
Rupert the bear  :wave:

Are you on poultry in Aberdeenshire face book . There is someone on there that advertises looking after small holdings
pygmy goats, gsd, border collie, scots dumpys, cochins, araucanas, shetland ducks and geese,  marrans, and pea fowl in a pear tree.

JMB

  • Joined Apr 2011
Re: Animal/house sitters central Scotland
« Reply #5 on: November 17, 2015, 06:29:02 am »
Thank you. We are not far from Stirling.
There are a couple of posts about sitters on TAS but they are quite old so may not exist now.
Thank you.

Rupert the bear

  • Joined Jun 2015
Re: Animal/house sitters central Scotland
« Reply #6 on: November 17, 2015, 10:21:53 am »
Rupert the bear  :wave:

Are you on poultry in Aberdeenshire face book . There is someone on there that advertises looking after small holdings

Facebook, I'll find some one to look for me  thanks for that

Jukes Mum

  • Joined Apr 2014
  • North Yorkshire
Re: Animal/house sitters central Scotland
« Reply #7 on: November 17, 2015, 12:05:19 pm »
@Rupert the bear  @JMB
If fit's summertime you were thinking of, we'd love a holiday in Scotland and would happily look after your beasties?
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Duckduckgoose

  • Joined Aug 2015
  • Echt, Aberdeenshire
Re: Animal/house sitters central Scotland
« Reply #8 on: November 17, 2015, 03:18:11 pm »
Hi,It's such a major thing to leave your holding and animals in the hands of someone else isn't it.

 I've been known to do a bit of smallholding/farm sitting. We've got chickens, ducks and ponies and I also have years of lambing sheep and sheep experience and don't mind working with cattle either. We're based in Aberdeenshire in echt. If anyone is interested get in touch.

jwales

  • Joined Nov 2013
Re: Animal/house sitters central Scotland
« Reply #9 on: November 17, 2015, 07:24:18 pm »
Can you pm me - i have a few questions and wonder if we can help. Never used this forum before but read it all the time. Thanks Jacqui

mojocafa

  • Joined Sep 2012
  • Angus
Re: Animal/house sitters central Scotland
« Reply #10 on: November 17, 2015, 07:44:37 pm »
Rupert the bear  :wave:

Are you on poultry in Aberdeenshire face book . There is someone on there that advertises looking after small holdings

Facebook, I'll find some one to look for me  thanks for that

I will get info for you and pm you details
pygmy goats, gsd, border collie, scots dumpys, cochins, araucanas, shetland ducks and geese,  marrans, and pea fowl in a pear tree.

Rupert the bear

  • Joined Jun 2015
Re: Animal/house sitters central Scotland
« Reply #11 on: November 19, 2015, 08:23:55 pm »
@Rupert the bear  @JMB
If fit's summertime you were thinking of, we'd love a holiday in Scotland and would happily look after your beasties?

Its June next year for a fortnight , hopefully, I may be getting back to you...

Rupert the bear

  • Joined Jun 2015
Re: Animal/house sitters central Scotland
« Reply #12 on: November 19, 2015, 08:25:50 pm »
Rupert the bear  :wave:

Are you on poultry in Aberdeenshire face book . There is someone on there that advertises looking after small holdings

Facebook, I'll find some one to look for me  thanks for that

I will get info for you and pm you details

I had a look but its a closed group and I've never done face book knowing how it works ...

Scarlet.Dragon

  • Joined May 2015
  • Aberdeenshire
Re: Animal/house sitters central Scotland
« Reply #13 on: November 20, 2015, 08:32:37 pm »
Where are you Rupert?  If you were close by and didn't need someone physically on site I may be able to keep an eye on things for you.  I do have someone who looks in on mine daily if I'm not here too.  She doesn't use this site but depending where you are I could ask if she'd consider it (again though she has her own commitments so wouldn't "live in").
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mojocafa

  • Joined Sep 2012
  • Angus
Re: Animal/house sitters central Scotland
« Reply #14 on: November 21, 2015, 08:12:11 pm »
Rupert the bear,
Have had 13 replies, but I think you want someone to come to you and tend to your beasts but not necessary  stay over, would that be right . There is Ellon pet and equine care, I think she has a face book page and she will go to your place

There is someone that does chicken boarding and Molly's zoo but you take your animals to her

Hope that's helpful, if any more replies will let you know
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