How to save money by setting up pet and house sitting

We are applying to house and pet sit for some people in the United Kingdom.  We miss our animals so much while we are away and we want to meet new  people .  House sitting will let us do both things.  We have even been chosen already for a pet and house sit in May in England.

We know it must be hard for people to decide on who to choose when they get lots of applications to pet and house sit. We of course, think that we are perfect for the job and want to do it, lol.  We were really lucky and have a pet and house sit in May in England which thrills us to no end.  Of course , the fact that I am a photographer means that the photos we send people of their sweet animals will be an added gift as I will leave them for the owners.  Here is a photograph of our dog cousin, Bernard

bernard

Budget Travel tip:  We are asked how this works.  We signed up with an online site called Trusted Housesitters.  Then filled in an application and got some references.  I applied as soon as possible when house and pet sitting assignments came up in the area we were interested in.  If chosen you normally call or Skype and exchange information.   Most of the time you agree to house and pet sit for free and you stay in the home owners home for free.  You take care of their animals and home. This works out as a win/win for all involved.  The home owner goes away feeling good about the fact that their animals get to stay at home with loving people and you get to see what it is like to live somewhere else in the world.

linda david and dogs_small  Here is a photograph of us with Mac ( white dog) and a couple of dog cousins.

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4 thoughts on “How to save money by setting up pet and house sitting

  1. Hey Linda and David,
    My Dad and I will be visiting relatives in England at the end of May/June. What city will be be pet sitting in? Wouldn’t be a hoot to meet up..
    Alison

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