On average, Britons take three holidays a year, with just over 70% travelling to far-flung places rather than opting for a staycation. This, combined with recent figures that suggest over 25% of the nation owns a dog, means there are a number of pooches in need of a trusted pet sitter to offer them a holiday of their own.

This is where DogBuddy.com can help, they connect dog owners with local and experienced pet lovers.

If you're jetting off to an exotic place this Christmas, attending an overnight business meeting or simply need a buddy for your dog whilst you're at the work Christmas party, the DogBuddy community of over 120,000 dog lovers across the UK and Europe is the ideal solution.

DogBuddy's fully vetted, consumer reviewed, experienced dog walkers, sitters and home boarders can take care of your four legged friend with the same care, love and attention as you would yourself.

DogBuddy uses a visual map to show the sitters nearest to your home or place of work, allowing you to choose the most convenient sitter for you. Each member can set their own hourly, daily or nightly rate within the recommended guidelines, meaning you can choose a sitter to best fit your budget. Each sitter also provides pictures of their homes, their dogs and a customer review section allows you to check what others experiences have been like with each individual sitter.

As dogs are creatures of habit, even the slightest change in their daily routine can upset them. Leaving a dog for a long period of time or putting them in caged kennels whilst you're away can develop behaviour such as barking, chewing on furnishings, urinating and escaping. This is really where the services of DogBuddy come into their own, ensuring your best friend is expertly looked after in a friendly environment.

Co-founder and CEO of DogBuddy, Richard Setterwall comments "We wanted to offer a service to provide minimal stress to dogs and their owners. We carefully vet every sitter and on average accept only one in ten applications based on their assessment, experience and capabilities of caring for dogs. We encourage our sitters to send daily updates and pictures, minimising anxiety and stress often associated with leaving your beloved pet behind."

If dog sitting is your primary occupation or you simply love dogs and have experience looking after your own, then DogBuddy is ideal for you. Experienced dog lovers can sign up via the website or newly launched iPhone app and follow the instructions, including a comprehensive online assessment to make sure each and every member is qualified for their dog sitting duties.

All the sitters online are fully vetted and provided with pet and liability insurance cover as well as a 24/7 emergency vet hotline to ensure the DogBuddy community remains Europe's most trusted, yet friendly dog sitting service available. Unlike other dog sitting agencies, DogBuddy encourages interaction between its community members and lets you view real time availability and securely book and pay online.

With DogBuddy.com and the free DogBuddy iPhone app, whether your request is urgent or you're planning ahead for your pooch, you can rest assured there's a dog sitter waiting for you. Dogs need a holiday too and what better way than to whisk them off their paws and send them packing to spend a break with like-minded dog lovers, to be returned refreshed, rejuvenated and full of excitement.

Visit their website for more information - https://uk.dogbuddy.com 

Your dog needs looking after when you're away

Your dog needs looking after when you're away

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