Travel no longer has to be constricted to hotels and motels thanks to hospitality sites like Airbnb and CouchSurfing. One of Europe's favorite online travel communities and travel hosting services is now available in the United States, and it's a game changer for traveling animal lovers.
TrustedHousesitters connects pet owners around the world with a network of verified pet sitters. With a yearly $119 subscription, pet owners receive unlimited sitting services and travelers get unlimited stays. It's the perfect opportunity for anyone who loves animals just as much as they love traveling. With a yearly $119 subscription, pet owners receive unlimited sitting services and travelers get unlimited stays.
“I believe that 2017 will see a growing adoption of sharing through trust, not through finance,” said Andy Peck, co-founder of TrustedHousesitter. “And in years to come, consumers who are highly rated for their reliability, honesty and kindness could be favored not only in the house sitting world, but in every aspect of living; when booking hotels, taxis, flights, festival tickets and restaurants. This is the economy of the future: the trust economy.”
A 2016 survey conducted by TrustedHousesitters found that 50 percent of pet owners won't travel if it means leaving their animals in inadequate pet care. Vets have also found that pets are happier and less stressed when they can remain in their own environment, and they're more likely to adjust well to a new person than a new setting. For peace of mind, the site also requires a three-step verification, including a background check for all pet sitters.
With dogs, cats, horses, and even llamas waiting for you at accommodations in Napa Valley, Barcelona, and the south of France, TrustedHousesitter is a no brainer for the traveling animal lover.