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Give your pet care and attention in your absence

Will you be traveling for a few days but cannot take your pet along with you?

Is your new project at work requiring overtime from you?

Or do you want your pet to socialize some more and go out on supervised walks more often?

We have an excellent solution for you.

Hovos is a popular platform connecting pet owners with pet sitters who're travelers volunteering to perform one or more services in exchange for free food and accommodation.

Responsible pet owners rely on pet sitters to manage and provide company to their pets

Hosts: Pet sitting by reliable volunteers

In what ways can a volunteer attend to your pet in your absence?

  • Ensure that your pooch, feline or any other pet has the food and water he/she needs.
  • Changes the water bowl
  • Walks your pet
  • Exercises your pet
  • Plays with your pet
  • Cleans the litter box and any mess made by the pet to maintain cleanliness and hygiene
  • Administers pet medication
  • Pampers your pet with loads of TLC!

Hovos is a popular platform connecting pet owners with pet sitters. As an owner, you get dedicated pet sitting service from volunteers who love animals and have experience caring for them.

Pet sitters may also assist with other small tasks around the house when you're away.

This includes bringing in the newspaper or mail, opening the blinds during the day and closing them at night, switching the lights on and off as needed, and cleaning up after cooking or using the kitchen.

Responsible pet owners rely on pet sitters to manage and provide company to their dogs, cats and birds when on vacation or when they're really bust and need an extra pair of hands to mind their pets.

The advantages of pet sitting are quite obvious:

  • Pets are happy and don't feel lonely or traumatized
  • Diet and exercise routines go on as usual without any interruptions
  • You minimize the risk that your pet will fall ill in your absence
  • You don't feel stressed about leaving your pet at an unfamiliar place such as a pet hotel or boarding facility
  • You don't have to impose the responsibility of minding your pet on your neighbor, friend or relative, especially if they're not very enthusiastic about the proposition

The smart solution is to find a house sitter who can live in your house and take care of your beloved pet. Basically, the sitter will be providing your pet the same care, attention and supervision as you.

Wins from this experience

As a host in pet sitting 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 pet sitting

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Volunteers: Love animals? Then this gig is for you!

Are you an animal lover and/or own or have owned a pet?

We encourage you to consider pet sitting in exchange for free accommodation and food. If you truly enjoy the company of pets, this job will be a fun activity instead of a chore. Sign up if you have the heart and willingness to take care of your host's pet with compassion and zest.

House sitting has become massively popular among savvy travelers seeking to really immerse in the culture of new destinations whilst also saving money on the side.

With a place to stay and a kitchen at your disposal, you can enjoy financial flexibility and make the most of a truly 'budget' vacation.

For many of our young volunteers, the chance at house and pet sitting has been an amazing learning and enjoyable experience. It has allowed them to form friendships and relationships with humans and animals.
If you're an animal person, sign up with Hovos now!

Wins from this experience

As a volunteer in pet sitting you will create something unique, and 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 pet sitting

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What is the price of hosting or volunteering in pet sitting?

Are you interested in hosting or volunteering in pet sitting 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 pet sitting, 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.