Arkansas - Caretaker Housing Exchange

Caretaker Housing Exchange

ID: #1659518
Contract Type: FOR RENT
State: Arkansas
Last Update Date: 2022-11-09

We are a small Humane Society with a caretaker home available. Our caretaker(s) reside in a private home and live on-site to provide basic daily care to the rescues in our program. This requires daily activities of feeding, providing clean water, cleaning yards of waste, medication as needed, some transporting of animals to appointments, supervising animals/environment, monitoring health, etc. Caretaker is responsible for all yard care in their own area and the dog areas., about 1 acre of land maintenance. Daily chores are not time consuming for some one organized and can usually be completed in 1-2 hours per day depending on the animal census. Rent is subsidized (0/month). A security deposit is required. There is NO subletting and no free rides. No one can reside in the house and not be available to provide coverage for the animals. House is about 900 sf with CHCA, energy efficient home with 1 bedroom, large den, dining room, completely furnished kitchen with all appliances including washer and dryer. Home is also fully furnished with furniture. Caretaker has fenced area for their pets which is separate from foster dog area. Monthly flea/tick/heartworm prevention provided for personally owned dogs. This is a volunteer position and would not work out for some one who travels frequently, unable to manage animals and 50 pound bags of food, goes out of town or is unable to consider the needs of animals and those who work full time. Caretaker responsible for their gas/electric/water utility bills. Must be stable, no substance abuse, reasonable person with a good work ethic, able to recognize the needs of our animals and communicate well with us. This is not for everyone and takes a certain level of commitment to work. We will not be giving out the address except to those interested who appear to be a good match. This is to protect the privacy of our location and our rescues. We will be taking applications for as long as needed to find the right match. If you see this ad, this home is still available. We will require an online application to be seriously considered. We do allow pets, prefer dogs only but may consider other pets for the right person. This is a 7 day a week responsibility and is similar to living on a farm. Please consider this and think about it as moving in for cheap rent will not work out for either side in the long run. Please check your spam folder if you email us and do not hear back. We respond to all inquiries that respond with requested information. Please do not call Pulaski County Humane Society. This home is not part of their Humane Society and they do not have knowledge about our caretaker home. We are a small Humane Society and are Incorporated and 501(c)3 in the State of Arkansas for the past 20 years. Most work schedules will NOT work out with the hours necessary for animal care. Income minimum required to be able to maintain your utility needs.