We are planning a trip to visit family over Christmas. Pet sitting around here is about $75/day for two dogs. For a seven day trip, that is $525! That would be the biggest cost of the trip by far (using miles for the flight and staying with family). What would you do?
We have friends who have watched the dogs for a weekend here or there. But I wouldn't feel comfortable asking them to take them over Christmas. We could hire someone to just come to the house a couple times a day, but I don't know if that is enough interaction for a whole week (these are "people"/lap dogs, though they do spend a lot of the day napping!). If we did that, the cost would be about $350 ($25/visit), so I don't know that it is worth it.
What do other people do?