If you are travelling then quite simply, your pets will be happier at home with familiar routines, smells and activities.

1. Vets agree, pets are happier at home when their owners travel. Outsourced boarding in other peoples homes, kennels and catteries can bring immense stresses to your pet as well as disease and infection – not to mention the huge financial costs.

2. Your home and garden will be cared for, too. Enjoy the peace of mind that you’ll return to a clean and tidy home, with plants thriving.

3. Homes are more secure when they are occupied. A sitter can also help to protect your property from storms, flooding or burst pipes.