During our two years of travels, we completed five different housesits. For each one, in return for caring for peoples’ homes, we had to care for at least one dog. I’m allergic to cats, otherwise we could have looked after them too.
However, housesitting has become much more popular in the time since we joined our first housesitting website and I now see people regularly tout it as a “cheap way to travel the world”. As an apartment and dog owner, I have several problems with this.