4 of your options...
It begins with the home owner...
What if you need to go away from home for business, a vacation or a personal trip?
If you have pets, how will they be taken care of?
How will you manage your property during your absence?
That works well for keeping an eye on things. This also allows for feeding your pets and for giving them some quick exercise. This can still leave your animals alone for long periods of the day and your home unattended for hours at a time.
2. Board your animals.
Have your pets taken care of professionally but at what cost? If you are away for a long trip or have more than 1 pet, then this option will soon add up to $$$. The other cost involved with boarding is the stress on your pet. Taken from their home environment and left behind without your familiar face and touch. This option doesn't address your empty home and it's contents.
Someone is sent to your home daily to typically inspect the property and feed and exercise your pets. Such visits normally last between 30 minutes and 1 hour. This leaves your pet alone for the other 23 hours of the day. Additionally the person sent to be alone in your home may not have been selected by you.
4. Have a house sitter stay in your property.
What if, at no cost to you, your pets could stay at home in their own environment thus minimizing the stress of your absence? Fed, medicated and exercised according to your instructions and given plenty of love, affection and company in the meantime.
A house sitter can provide this service plus many other advantages such as live-in security for your property, basic home maintenance, garden care, watering indoor plants, bringing in your mail etc etc.
In exchange, the sitter usually stays free of charge allowing them to explore a new corner of the world while living more like a local than is possible with other conventional accommodation options.
We will look at who are house sitters and if you can do it too...