'I have 3 wee ex-batt hens (fresh eggs daily!) and cats - and all are very friendly too - so if care can be provided, that would be great. But don't worry, its not a daily essential - I will also arrange for back up care for my animals to enable guests to plan day trips / tours etc without worrying about having to get back in time to feed them.' - Sharon, Belfast, Northern Ireland (see Sharon's full home exchange offer).
Although Home Base Holidays members can choose the simple tick box option, 'Pet Care Required', it is important to elaborate on this request within your home exchange description and, as Sharon has done, if at all possible, arrange alternative pet care too. In this way, potential home swap partners won't be put off from contacting you for fear they will not be able to venture far from your home.