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Super Social Butterfly
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Re: Traveling on a budget

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I read the FAQs.  Did you ever have to pay to housesit (rent, utilities, etc.)?

Info Seeker
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Re: Traveling on a budget

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My wife and I use www.housesittersamerica.com and we have traveled this way 7 times now.
Silver Conversationalist
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Re: Traveling on a budget

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Yes, this is an excellent way to save money traveling. You are responsible for the air fare to get yourself to the house/pet sit, but once you are there you get free accommodations in exchange for caring for the house and pet. In addition, since you have a kitchen, you can make many of your meals versus always having to go to restaurants which also saves a great deal of money.
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Re: Traveling on a budget

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The pet and homeowners who are looking for someone to care for their home can see the references of the pet sitters. Many of them, like us, have Police Checks done that we can also e-mail to the homeowners. We had a Police Check done by our local Police Department for $10.
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Re: Traveling on a budget

Message 15 of 22 (4,899 Views)
Sounds like an excellent to save money
Regular Social Butterfly
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Re: Traveling on a budget

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No, I have never used such services.
Trusted Social Butterfly
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Re: Traveling on a budget

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winnie82 wrote:

How do you find out about these accommodations for pet sitting in other countries especially?


   Do a search. Key in 'pet sitting accomodations Europe' and start reading through all the links you'll get.


“The world is a book. Those who do not travel read only one page.”
Info Seeker
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Re: Traveling on a budget

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How do you find out about these accommodations for pet sitting in other countries especially?

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Registered: ‎07-07-2015

Re: Traveling on a budget

Message 19 of 22 (5,498 Views)
Are extensive background checks done? What is the cost?
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Registered: ‎11-02-2010

Re: Traveling on a budget

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I have used Tracy at Pet Mommies in Orange County Calif twice and both times she was great. Made my vacation less stressful knowing my cat was being well cared for.