HOUSESITTING network, HouseSitMatch.com, now has more than 100 pet-sitters on their list, and has more than a few adorable dog stories to tell.
Like six-year-old dog Bella, originally from the UK, who now lives on the Costa Blanca.
When owners Jane and Brian had to return to the UK for a month, Bella met her sitter Margie online.
Expat Margie, a retired teacher living in Alicante, also had a skype call with Bella to get to know each other a little better.
Margie is now on her second housesit with the family while they go on holiday at Christmas.
For more information on HouseSitMatch.com, call founder and director Lamia Walker on 0044 1865 521508