There is nothing more secure than having people at home while you're away. Get a house sitter.
We are a quiet and respectful family of four who are passionate about animals - my daughter rides ponies and at home in Dorset we help look after a beautiful fell pony called Shannon. We are lucky living in the countryside to have friends with animals and we help take care of goats. chickens. sheep, we are also members if borrowadoggy.com and regularly walk a gorgeous cocker spaniel called lilly who lives nearby. We also have her for overnight stays occasionally. In addition to this we have our own Guinea pigs and elderly cat called milly, who is still enjoying life at age 20!
We are a vegetarian family and I love cooking, as a family we love walking and travel in our campervan. We feel pet/house sitting will enable us to combine all our interests/passions in one.