The woman has come under fire for trying to charge a dog sitter £1,600 to live in her home and look after her miniature dachshund while she goes on a luxurious two-month vacation.
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When it comes to needing a dog sitter, many people turn to close family or friends instead of hiring a stranger to babysit their pet.
But not everyone has this privilege.
Sometimes owners have to find their own solutions to make sure their pets are well cared for while they’re away, especially if they want to be away all summer.
But a woman has been slammed for her “ridiculous” demands of a housekeeper, who has to pay her £1,600 for the privilege of staying in her home for around two months.
The “lucky” person has to take care of their dog, chickens and quail while tending to their vegetable garden – watering, weeding and harvesting crops when needed.
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The ad, shared on Reddit, reads: “Beautiful Asheville home for rent during the summer months.
“We are looking for someone to rent our lovely home and take in our Miniature Long Haired Dachshund, Charlie, for about two months this summer, June 5th to August 12th.
“Our ideal tenant is a single person, a couple or a small responsible family who will scrupulously take care of our house, and who will take pleasure in looking after the hens and quails (regular feeding and watering) and the garden (watering and harvesting, a little weeding when necessary).
While most users shamed the owner for her “crazy” demands, others pointed out how she exploits people to fund her lavish vacation.
One user said: “The point is, you should be paid for services, not for providing them. These people are looking to take a vacation and get paid while they do it.
“It’s 24/7 looking after a house, pet, livestock and garden, they should pay you $4,000 a month”
Another user said: “These people are most likely fake rich with a super nice house and are smart enough to know there is a market for this thing instead of paying for it.
“The market they’re trying to reach has the flexibility and the money to think it’s a good idea. People who don’t, including me, think it’s illusory.”
A third user said: “Free is much more reasonable. You would be house and dog to them so they always get something in return. Expecting someone to pay and do these things is ridiculous. “
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