How Much Does It Cost?
“Mark & Maria were extremely professional, informative, warm and reassuring.
They put our minds completely at rest during our time away.”
We have no pecuniary interest in your pets. We make our money elsewhere!
We genuinely love spending time with cats, but our lifestyle makes it difficult for us to have our own.
We love discovering new places and house sitting enables us to travel in a very cost effective way.
We feel that receiving free accommodation is a fair exchange for our services.
We are selective with the assignments we consider and don’t accept any we don’t see as a win-win situation (see how it works).
And last but not least… we feel that when money exchanges hands, the dynamics of the relationship change. We prefer to build relationships built on mutual trust and respect, and this is why we don’t accept house sitting offers where we are required to pay a deposit, or cover the cost of utilities.
What’s more, most pet sitters will charge you extra if…
there are more than 2 pets to look after
any of the pets needs medication
it involves travelling outside their immediate area (around 10km)
you want your mail picked up / scanned
there are plants to water
the visits take place at weekends / holidays
And these prices do not cover:
vet visits in case of health emergencies
overnight stays – for anxious pets, or for home security
lawn mowing or any kind of gardening / plant care
swimming pool / spa maintenance
house security or house keeping
repairs in emergencies
Based on the above prices, you would expect to pay several hundred euros for house and cat sitting services over just a couple of weeks!