By Lamia Walker of PetSitMatch
FIONA lives in a rural part of Malaga, up in the hills. She has five acres of farmland for her dogs, cats and donkeys.
It is beautiful, and utterly peaceful, a great place for her fur family to live.
She acquired her pets gradually over the last 15 years; the dogs came first then the cats, all rescued. And when an elderly neighbour decided to retire to England to be near family, Fiona took on her four donkeys.
She rarely leaves her farm but once in a while she enjoys a trip to see family and friends, usually in the holidays when it gets too hot on the farm or at Christmas. And finding someone to care for her pets is usually the most stressful thing about the arrangements. But a friend recently recommended an online network that allows you to meet suitable pet and house-sitters online.
With a little effort and some luck she met Ella, an English vet’s wife based in Spain who was listed on the site, who adores pets and needless to say has lots of experience with all kinds of animals. They got on well and agreed to meet to get to know each other face to face before Fiona’s holiday.
The meet and greet with the pets went well and they made a match, a HouseSit Match.
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To find a petsitter go to www.HousesitMatch.com or call Lamia on +44 (0)186 552 1508.