This is our personal story. We tell it so that you might think about all the wonderful benefits of hosting pets and just maybe it motivates you to host.
We love our dogs, cats and farm animals. We live a very active life. We love to travel. We love to explore all the many places with our dogs. When it is just not practical to bring our dogs, we explore ‘sans canine’. There have been trips we did not take because we couldn’t find an affordable and loving solution for our furry friends. Fortunately, we have great friends who have helped out, but they are not always available.
At times, we decided to use professional dog sitters. Our experiences were two-fold – some good and some not so good; all extremely pricey. We understand that companies and people, who pet sit for a living will want to charge what the market provides them. There is no issue with this at all. Our concern has always been the need for caring people that are first motivated by the love of animals. Sometimes we find pet sitters encouraged to pet sit 10 dogs in a one-bedroom apartment to maximize their money-making potential. This is something that just didn’t work for us. We always feel more comfortable having a friend, who is motivated by the love of animals to watch our pets. Of course, we found it only fair if we too were available when they needed us. This has worked well for us, but we realize the larger the network the better this system works.
Max & Lilly members do exactly that. They watch your pet for many different reasons:
They love to meet and engage with a variety of different pets.
They seek to bring playmates home for their pets.
They feel inspired to support the pet owner & pet community.
They want to meet other like-minded pet owners.
And, they seek to earn Credits for the next trip around the world… ;-)