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Cheap options for pet holidays in France

Each summer up to 100,000 cats and dogs are dumped as people fail to find kennels or catteries or find them too dear but there are cheap options.

Consumer magazine Que Choisir suggests several ways, such as getting neighbours or friends to ‘pet-sit’ for each other, or to invite a family member to stay or pop in every day to check (make sure pet food is provided).

People on Animal-fute.com, Animalkeepers.fr and Animovacances.fr will take in a pet and then get the favour returned. Some on Animovacances.fr will do so just for fun and Empruntemontoutou.com  has similar and others who will walk dogs.

Animalin.com, Animaute.fr, DogBuddy.com, Dogsitting.fr and Holidog.com offer people who will pop in to stop the animal being lonely – a solution for weekends away but can cost €15 a day.

Kennels cost up to €25/day while pet-sitters cost €150/week at Ani-Maison, Ani-Seniors-Services, Homesitting, Ilidor and Home Company.

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