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Taking care of your animals

Animal care is necessary everywhere and always. Just like people, animals also need love and care. Hovos is the marketplace for connecting hosts and volunteers who share their love for animals.

Would you like to get help with taking care of your animals? Would you like to teach people how to take care of animals? Would you like to learn about how to be a good host?

No problem. Hovos can help you.

Get help with taking care of your animals, in exchange for meals and accommodation


As a host you get help in animal care in exchange for accommodation and meals. It keeps the costs down because you do not have to hire external personnel.

At Hovos, you could sign in as a host. While signing in you can define your preferences about the type of help you need, so that the volunteers could find you on those preferences.

As a host, you could also search for your volunteer(s) by doing the same thing. In this way, you do not have to wait for a volunteer to sign in. Instead you could actively search for the ideal volunteer.

Wins from this experience

As a host in animal care you will learn to cooperate with and take care of your volunteer(s). Furthermore, a host will learn more about the country, background, culture and lifestyle of the volunteer, which can broaden up its view in life.

Volunteers interested in animal care

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As a volunteer you will take care of animals during the day and, in return, your host will offer you accommodation and meals. Animal care can exist of very different tasks. You can think of taking care of cats, dogs, rabbits, pigs, elephants etc., but you can also think about going on a trip with huskies. Experience with animals is a benefit, but it is not mandatory.

Volunteering in animal care is the perfect solution when you like travelling and taking care of animals, but you do not want to spend a lot of money. At Hovos you could sign in as a volunteer in animal care and find the right host. The host will offer accommodation and food in return for your help. Now, you do not have to worry about the costs anymore. It is useful to define your preferences while signing in at Hovos, so that a host who searches for someone in animal care could easily find you.

Wins from this experience

As a volunteer in animal care you will of course learn how to take care of animals, but you will also learn how to live abroad with another family far away from your familiar surroundings. You will gain more knowledge about their lifestyle and traditions. It's a win-win situation for both. Hovos brings hosts and volunteers together.

Hosts that need help in animal care

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What is the price of hosting or volunteering in animal care?

Are you interested in hosting or volunteering in animal care and are you curious about the payment? At Hovos, there are two options for hosts and volunteers concerning payment.

You could join Hovos for free and you pay a service fee or you could become a member and you pay an annual membership fee. Non-members will have to pay 10 dollars or 10 euros when a host and a volunteer agree on a help-offer through Hovos. Members will have to pay an annual payment of 25 dollars or 25 euros without additional costs.

The advantage of being a member is that you become more trustworthy and therefore members will be shown first on the website. Members could build up more trust by adding their mobile phone and passport.

Do you need help from different kinds of expertise?

Are you not looking for language practice, but you need help on other expertise? At Hovos, you can easily select the expertise you need help in.

Hovos offers animal care, art project, gardening, internet support, computer help and many other kinds of expertise.