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Finding a Pet Sitter at Christmas… …for Free! – Pet Planet Magazine

Finding a Pet Sitter at Christmas… …for Free!

By on December 7, 2012

Christmas is the most expensive time of year and with many pet owners planning to be away from home these holidays pet care can add to this expense. Trustedhousesitters.com offers pet owners the opportunity to find a pet and house sitter happy to care for their home and pets completely free of charge.

Kenneling is a costly way to have your pets cared for this Christmas [from $40 per day, per pet] and many pet owners do not enjoy the idea of putting their pets into kennels/catteries and taking them out of their natural environment.  Vets also suggest pets prefer to stay in their own home and are less stressed and more happy when they are not exposed to unfamiliar surroundings.  With Trustedhousesitters.com, pet owners no longer have to worry about what to do with their four legged friends at Christmas time.

Even though many would prefer to spend the Christmas holidays with their pets, 76% of pet owners said they would prefer their pets company to their in-laws*, the fact is many still have to be away with family over Christmas.  Giving a pet the routine of staying at home and being cared for by a house sitter gives pet owners both peace of mind and helps to save some cash over the holidays.

Proving turkey and all its trimmings is not just for us humans, nearly half of all those surveyed [46%] stated when sharing Christmas with their pets they normally cook a special treat for them on the big day.  A pet sitter caring for pets in-home means this type of treat can be continued even in the owner’s absence, a happy pet makes for a happy owner [even if they do still have to visit the in-laws!].

Andy Peck, founder of Trustedhousesitters.com says, “On average Americans spend $837** yearly on kenneling & pet minding costs, which can rise at Christmas when there is more of a demand for these services.  Giving pet owners the opportunity to find people happy to care for their pets for free means a huge saving, especially at this time of year. It’s a win-win for both parties, with house sitters enjoying a free retreat in return.”

Trustedhousesitters.com has thousands of registered pet sitters world-wide – many are happy to travel to your region and care for your pets and home for free during the festive season. From retired police to veterinary nurses to professionals looking for a different type of Christmas, you’re sure to find your ideal pet sitter from the high calibre of those registered.  It’s simple and fast to use and most home and pet owners report they find their perfect house sitter quicker than it took to buy and wrap their pet’s presents this Christmas.

* A recent survey of pet owners by Trustedhousesitters.com taken 1st December 2012 – 250 respondents.

** A PetFinder study found that boarding costs on average were $837 for pet owners yearly. http://www.petfinder.com/for-shelters/facts-pet-ownership.html

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