The rise of the Pet Au Pair

Introducing the hottest trend in travel – the pet au pair. Favoured by retired couples, singles and young families, a pet au pair cares for pets in exchange for free accommodation in some of the most amazing locations across the country.

The housesitting movement is fuelled by a growing community of pet lovers who are trading expensive kennel stays for live-in housesitters to care for their pets.

The win-win exchange sees home owners inviting housesitters to live in their home rent free – paying little or no bills – in return for the sitters service of minding their home and pet.

“As a Home Owner you register for free and list your house, holiday dates and requirements via Your Home My Home,” says housesitting website Your Home My Home founder, Rebecca Nankervis.

“From there, the ad is shared with our network of housesitters, who have paid an annual subscription in exchange for the privilege to get in touch with you.

“We know that pets are a big barrier to travel because of the cost to kennel, often adding thousands of dollars to the family holiday budget. We know that no one knows who best to look after your pet than you. Your Home My Home has a database of reliable sitters waiting to apply to mind your pets and be interviewed by you”

Your Home My Home was launched earlier this year, and has already facilitated over a hundred housesits. Nankervis puts the success down to the cost saving benefit for both parties.

“If you’re a holiday maker, we offer a home away from home, except the accommodation is free! And, if you’re a homeowner, you have the promise of a responsible house or pet sitter for free.” She says.

Holiday periods are incredibly popular – for both housesitters and home owners alike.

For more information visit: www.yourhomemyhome.com.au

Golden Retriever at Home, lying relaxed in the beautiful big garden of the big mansion house where she lives.
Golden Retriever at Home, lying relaxed in the beautiful big garden of the big mansion house where she lives.

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