Q: I don’t want to board my pets at a kennel. Will my exchange partner take care of them
Pet exchange, like car exchange, is an option you are able to select when searching for your next swap. While it’s likely that you’ll find it easier to swap with a fellow pet owner, it’s always possible that another member without a furry friend at home would love to take care of yours (or be happy for you to bring your pal along for the adventure). HomeExchange.com members care for each other’s dogs, cats, hamsters, even chickens! Here are some tips for setting up shop before you leave your pet in the hands of your exchange partner:
Taking care of pets can actually add to the experience.
“I exchanged my apartment in Venice Beach, California for an apartment in a palazzo on the Grand Canal in the real Venice Italy. It came with Leopoldo, an energetic, enchanting Jack Russell Spaniel, who needed walks twice a day. So, when we set off each morning everyone stopped to talk to the gorgeous Leo, and then, as an afterthought, to me. I made new friends in Venice I would never had otherwise met. Locals thought I was Italian and warmly welcomed me and Leo.”
Some things to consider before committing to care for another Member’s pet:
A pet exchange is a great way to feel even more at home while you’re away…you might still miss your pup, but having another one to snuggle with on the couch will certainly help!
Do you have any pet exchange tips to share? Tell us in the comments!