Many cat owners have concerns about arranging care for their cats during a vacation for a week or longer. Catteries are expensive and, however obliging friendly neighbours are, it can seem an imposition to ask them to take on the responsibility of caring for a cat for more than a weekend. Fortunately, many Home Base Holidays members are happy to look after cats (and often other pets) during a home swap. It’s ideal not to have to disrupt a cat’s routine and, although notoriously independent creatures, most cats appreciate some attention from whatever humans are sharing their home! Families who don’t have pets often enjoy having a cat (and introducing children to caring for an animal) without the long-term commitment and expense of owning one.
Narrow search results by selecting ‘Pet care offered’ under Additional Options when searching home exchange offers. If looking for members happy to look after your cat, do arrange back-up care too in case your home swap partners want to go away for a day or two. Also, even if you aren’t looking for cat care (perhaps moggy is having a holiday with a family member), mention in your home exchange offer that a cat normally lives in your home so that home swappers with severe allergies can avoid suggesting an exchange.
"Please look after me while she's away" - home swap in Ludlow, England (+ cat!)
Beautiful private riverside home swap offer in the historic town of Ludlow. This early Victorian house is a real gem - beautiful to look at and beautiful to be in! Ludlow is renowned for its fascinating history which is visible in the ancient castle with its links to royalty and the many historic buildings which are still in use.
The home owner, Chloe, has a friendly cat who will need looking after but if you want to take a trip somewhere there are neighbours who will feed her.
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Meet George the cat on your home swap in Freemans Bay, New Zealand:
Gorgeous George the cat is included!