Sorry if there’s already a thread like this out there. I’m so overwhelmed and in need of advice quick. So here’s my situation; I’m house sitting for 3 dogs for 3 months. I’m just going to jump into the issues I’m having:
I’ve been here close to one month caring after the home and pets. My family is traveling far to visit a state close by. I would like to visit them for 2 days. The homeowner is saying I should pay for the dogs to stay in a kennel home. I don’t want to do that because the amount of work I do for her around the house and for the dogs. I’d like for her to look at this as days off. I won’t go into details about the dogs just to respect the home owners privacy but it’s constant cleaning and scrubbing everywhere. I do work around the house. And there’s additional stress put on me because she has her house keeper that comes over and tries to argue with me about minor things. This house sit has become stressful because the homeowner will put stress on me when doing tasks like taking them to the groomers or where I allow the pets to sleep. I can’t share anything with her without her getting upset. If you own dogs I’m sure I won’t have to list things I have to pay out of pocket and do on the daily.
What do you guys think? I want to see my family that’s traveling far. I don’t feel I should pay for the dogs to stay at the kennel because the amount of work I’m doing for free. Any time I have leisure time the house keepers yelling at me that I’m not allowed to do this or that.
I know what I signed up for and the responsibilities I have. But, the stress and the work I put in everyday on the house and the dogs makes me feel like the exchange isn’t fair.