House sitting website trustedhousesitters.com specialises in connecting animal lovers with pet owners.
House sitting is a way to get free accommodation on your holiday, in exchange for looking after someone’s home and pets.
If you prefer a more rural setting, a farm in New Zealand requires an “animal lover” to look after four cats, a fox terrier, three cows and two sheep. Or perhaps you'd like to collect fresh eggs each morning at an eco-friendly house in the UK.
TrustedHousesitters.com is available in more than 130 countries and costs $129 annually for members to list their homes or to register as sitters.