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Forget Backpacking– Here’s How To Dogsit Your Way Around The World

Forget Backpacking– Here’s How To Dogsit Your Way Around The World

BarkPost and TrustedHousesitters.com have teamed up to help you find an ideal pet sitter for less this holiday season. Visit Trustedhousesitters.com and enter promo code “BarkBox” to access 1000’s of sitters happy to dog sit for free from just $4 per month.

Got a serious case of wanderlust? Love dogs? You’re going to want to sit down (or remain firmly in your chair if you’re already sitting) before this next sentence. What if I told you I had a way for you to stay all over the world for free and your only task is to make sure an adorable puppy is kept healthy, safe, and fed while their owner is away? (ZOMG.) Trusted House Sitters is a website where people looking for house and pet sitters post their information and all you have to do is choose your destination, buy a plane ticket, and you’re on your way to anywhere in the world!

Below are some examples of real people looking for pup sitters who live in amazing destinations.

1. Sydney, Australia
Take your new friend for a stroll along Bondi Beach, or Skype with the pet owners to give them an update while you and the fuzzbutt enjoy amazing views of the Sydney Opera house from the dog friendly Observatory Hill Park.

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Image via Flickr

2. Paris, France
Nibble on a croissant while your furry friend lazes in the sunshine at a cute cafe or walk down la Seine with a baguette and some brie. Le grand sigh. 🙂

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Image via Flickr

3. Bangkok, Thailand
Explore the capital (and largest city) of Thailand! Pro Tip: Ask your the owners before they leave where they recommend eating to get the inside scoop on the best Thai food around.

4. Buenos Aires, Argentina
Buenos Aires should basically change its name to Dog City (or Ciudad Perro, if we’re getting technical here) but it’s that pup friendly. Wander around the Plaza del Congreso with your pooch and enjoy all that Argentina has to offer!

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Image via Flickr

5. Pune, Maharashtra, India
Where? For a truly exotic adventure, head to Pune, a city near Mumbai. According to Google Translate, the Hindi word for “sit” is baiṭhanā. Now say that five times fast and you’re good to go!

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Image via Flickr

6. Geneva, Switzerland
If the words “Urgent: Need House Sitter In French Alps Close To Geneva” makes you salivate so much that you start questioning your need for a rabies shot, you might want to start packing! Remember to check with your homeowners before you get on that plane to see what you need to bring with you!

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7. Cape Town, South Africa
Tour your new surroundings with a stop at the centrally located AND pup-friendly De Waal Park, all the while thanking your lucky stars that your new friend’s owners decided against putting their pooch in a kennel!

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8. Italy
We’re going to highlight ALL of Italy instead of just one specific city because the options all over the country are so incredible! From dogsitting a Jack Russell Terrier on a sailboat in Sicily to watching two pups and living at their owner’s (gasp!) organic vineyard, the opportunities are endless.

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Image via Flickr

9. Maui, Hawaii
Some pups have all the luck! Fortunately for you, you can take advantage of the fact that some dogs are lucky enough to live on Maui! The island is covered with hiking trails that allow you and your temporary pup to get in some exercise or just head to the beach!

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Image via Flickr

10. Port Vila, Vanuatu
Ready to escape your daily life? Head to the remote island country of Vanuatu for a dog watching experience like no other! Pro Tip: You probably have a long way to travel, but allow for enough time (if possible) to meet the homeowners and get introduced to your new (albeit just for a little bit) dog!

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Image via Flickr

Want to test this out yourself? Visit www.trustedhousesitters.com and enter promo code “BarkBox” to access 1000’s of sitters happy to dog sit for free from just $4 per month.

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