Pet Sitting

Peep this map - This gives you a good lay of the land around our place. Convenience stores, cafes, donuts, our vet, pet store, etc. 

Keys- Bring them everywhere with you! There are a lot of doors and gates around the building, and therefore plenty of opportunities to get locked out. Do yourself a flavor and bring your keys everywhere. The larger key works for the gates, doors to the building, and trash. The smaller key is just for our front and back door.

Plants - Just make sure you open all the blinds during the day, and close them at night. They won't need to be watered.

TV - The Sony remote will operate anything. To turn on the reciever, press the AMP button and then the green Power button. To turn on the TV, press the green TV button. There's TV over the air, an AppleTV, and a Blu Ray player. The Sony remote's Input button selects the input. Since the TV is a plasma, it's susceptible to burn in so try not to leave static images on there for very long. The AppleTV screen saver is a good remedy for that (just keep hitting the ATV remote "Menu" button until the screen saver turns on). We have Netflix, Hulu, HBO Now, and Plex (movies we downloaded). You're free to use any of those.

Cleaning Supplies- If you need anything, what we have is stored underneath the sink.

Coffee - Coffee is easily available at Harry's, Top Pot, or Barjot, but we do have a pourover Chemex method you're welcome to use.  This is a great guide for making pourover, and it makes 2 cups of coffee, so it's a nice amount as well. You don't really have to stress about step 1 (we don't). Use the yellow kettle for heating the water. Recipe calls for 600g of water, but because you'll lose a little to steam and drip, make sure to boil a little extra.

Trash - You can take any garbage or recycle to the dumpsters located on the west side of the building. BRING YOUR KEYS or you will be a very sad panda when you get locked out. To get there, exit our building's front door and take the footpath to the left and down the stairs. When you get to the alley, turn left, and the 3rd (or so) gate on your left, just past the garages is a garbage "room". Use the building key to get in there. The gate will lock itself when it closes.

Stereo - As long as the source stays on Video 1, you should be able to hear anything you're watching on TV.

Records - They are all stored in the large steel and wood consoles in the living and dining room. Turn on the phono preamp below the receiver (small grey box), switch the receiver input to CD/Aux and you're in business.  

Wifi - The network is called Mr Gerbik, and the pass is "blueflowers"

Heat - In each of the rooms there are small in-wall heaters you can use. Just turn the knob right to turn them on, left to turn them off. Remember to turn them off if you leave room for a long time or leave the house pls.

Towels - Bath towels are located in the linen closet across from the bathroom.

Coffee Table - Sorry but our coffee table shows liquid and scratches very easily. Please be extra careful with food and drink. There are a couple of placemats on the little shelf underneath the coffee table, and plenty of magazines too that you can use to spread out or place stuff on. Drinks (and condensation) in particular will soak through the cork placemat, especially if a glass is left there overnight, leaving a nasty mark. :( We should probably get new placemats, or a different coffee table ... someday.

Mail- If it's possible, it would be awesome if you could get the mail a couple of times. To get there, go out the back door, down the indoor stairwell, and through the door in front of you. Pass the manager's office and turn left walking down the LONG hallway. The mail is about halfway down on the left. Our unit is #102. We'll leave our mail key on the entry table. Also, UPS and FedEx often leave packages by the front gate.

Jammin - There's an acoustic guitar if you want to lay down some licks.


Food - She eats one cup of food twice daily at 7am and 6pm. Food is located in the kitchen underneath the butcher block. She likes the water so make sure she's always got plenty of it.

Poop n' Pee- She likes to go on Mercer between Bellevue Ave and Summit on the N side of the st. There's a little dirt mound she likes. Usually around 7am and before bed (10-11pm). If she has to go she might sit and stare at you, sometimes pawing at the sofa.

Sleep - She sleeps in her crate at night.Bedtime is usually 11pm and we let her out when we get up around 6:30, but if you wanna sleep in a bit she's usually ok in there for a while longer. Sometimes she doesn't even want to get out. :/ I feel that.

Supplies - Treats, bully sticks, poop bags, brushes, etc. are all located in the kitchen cabinet between the stove and back door.

Love - She loves belly scratches, tug of war, and really any kind of play. 

She Wet - If she gets wet, dry her with a towel, including her ears.

Alone Time - If you have to leave the place, please leave a light on for her. She also likes Create (Channel 9-3) because she loves cooking and travel and woodworking.

Walking - We always assume that not everyone wants to say hi to her, so we don't typically let her go up to people unless they say it's ok. Same with other dogs. She likes to stop and sniff things. She also likes to eat a lot of random things, so do your best to watch her that she doesn't eat strange foreign objects. Sticks are NBD. There is a long 30ft. leash in her "Millie" bag by the back door you can use if you want to take her somewhere where you think she'll want to run around a little. Please don't let out the slack on this leash while walking on the streets. Volunteer park is not a safe off-leash area BTW. People do it, but as someone who's actually received citations for doing so I would not recommend it.

Jared- 480 457 9103 / jmpace @ gmail

Hilary - 312 804 3023 / hilary.linneweh @ gmail

Thank you so much for taking care of our furry buddies. If you need anything, please don't hesitate to call or text anytime. We will always welcome any photos or videos you want to send to us as we do miss them quite easily. :)