Going on holiday this summer? Now who’s going to look after the pets?!


Dog at home

We all love our pets and we all love our holidays, but we hate to think of our pets unhappy when we’re away from home.

You can ask friends and family to help, or consider a cattery or boarding kennel, but the first option can be difficult to organise and the second can be very expensive. Add to that the fact and most people (and vets) agree that pets are happiest in their own environment when their owners are not at home and the logical solution is to find a pet sitter whilst you’re away.

We’ve found a great solution for pet owners. You can leave your pets at home with a TrustedHousesitter. Finding house sitters is easy, just join the TrustedHousesitters community where thousands of people find reliable and trustworthy, 5-star rated people to look after their pets for free in exchange for a place to stay. To date their members have saved over £150,000,000 in pet care and accommodation costs and they’ve facilitated over 1,000,000 happy-at-home pet sitting nights. A one-off annual fee of £89 will give you access to pet sitters as many times as you need throughout the year.

TrustedHousesitters have thousands of happy pet owners living all over the world already using their service, and they often receive stories and positive feedback highlighting the ways in which their membership has enabled them to find travel freedom.

“TrustedHousesitters was a god-send for us. We had put off going on holidays because we had no one to look after our animals. Basically our life was on hold. Then my daughter recommended the site, I joined and within days of submitting my listing I started getting replies. We found a woman who looked after our home and animals for two weeks and we couldn’t be happier with her.” Elaine UK

“I have relied on TrustedHousesitters for years now, first in Sydney Australia and now in Broadstairs, Kent, England. We were beside ourselves when work commitments meant our new kittens would be alone for 4 days until I remembered TrustedHousesitters. We found a wonderful couple who looked after our kittens and our flat almost immediately!”

Marie, Australia and UK

“By having a cat sitter at our house while we travel, we can enjoy our trips with the peace of mind that both our home and our kittens are perfectly cared for.” Steven and Leslie, Mexico

Since launch in 2010, TrustedHousesitters has helped thousands of pet owners to travel with complete peace of mind knowing their pets are receiving the best possible in-home care from a trusted and verified sitter. According to TrustPilot, TrustedHousesitters is the world’s most trusted house and pet sitting network with an ‘Excellent’ score of 9.7. Just take a look at a few of the 4,000 independent reviews from members.

With industry-leading trust and safety features including ID checks, criminal record checks, and member reviews, TrustHousesitters enable registered pet and house sitters to demonstrate clearly their trustworthiness. This gives owners peace of mind when choosing their ideal sitter and ensures that both parties are comfortable with the arrangement.

TrustedHousesitters is the world’s #1 house and pet sitting service helping thousands of people around the world to reduce the cost of their travels and pet care.

Click here to calculate how much you could save by joining us

And as a Bow Wow Meow customer, you receive the added benefits of a free month’s trial when you sign up to an annual membership. So, for £89 a year you can organise as many sitters as you need for the next 13 month’s. Just click here to get your free month and join TrustedHousesitters.

Don’t forget, if you’re planning a holiday, you’ll need to make sure your pets have an up-to-date ID tag.  So we’d like to give you a 30% discount of any pet tag, just for reading this article.  Just enter the discount code ‘TRUSTHOUSESITTERS’ at checkout.


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Bow Wow Meow is an award-winning service orientated business that was established in Australia in 1995, and in the United Kingdom in 2010, and has supplied pet ID tags to over 2,500,000 pets in over 75 countries.