Who Do You Trust to Watch Your Pets and Your Home While You're Away?

Who Do You Trust to Watch Your Pets and Your Home While You're Away?

Meg Lewis
Dec 2, 2010

Earlier this year I got my first two pets. I have never trusted their care with anyone since I brought them home — but it looks like I'll have to find someone for the holidays. With so many choices of forgetful friends and pricey pet sitters, I can't tell who to trust with my wonderful pets and my home.

Nearly 40% of Americans will be traveling over the Holiday season. Most of my friends are leaving the city to spend the holidays with family across the country. I need to find a reputable sitter or highly recommended acquaintance but I don't know where to start. Cost is an important factor as many sitters charge hefty fees for the holidays. The thought of leaving my pets alone for days makes me weary. Maybe I should splurge for the best care?

Who do you trust to watch your pets and your home? Are you like me and skeptical about giving someone that responsibility?

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