Pirates, our ship is not a pet-friendly pad. But if we lived on land, we would definitely snap up the chance to look after somebody else's - especially if it meant getting to travel while we're at it.
Step forward, Trusted Housesitters.
It's simple: the site enables animal-loving travellers to stay free of charge in their homes in exchange for pet-sitting.
Member pet sitters can be "hired" to travel to homes far and wide across the globe, allowing them to both discover new places and spend time with a pet. It's paw-sititively a win-win.
Since its launch in 2010, Trusted Housesitters claims to have overseen more than one million nights of blissful housesitting, saving its members a mind blowing £150m in accommodation costs. It has members in 133 countries, with major markets being the US, Canada, Australasia, and of course, the UK.
Trust us, we're not kitten when we say that current opportunities on the site could take you all over the world:
How about hanging out with a feline friend in the hills of Colorado, USA?
Or heading to the Gold Coast of Australia for this Golden Retriever? (Added perk: the home comes with its own pool and cinema room!)
If you're looking to petsit a little closer to home, take to the Big Smoke for bunny sitting. How about this house view from trendy Shoreditch?
But if distance is what you're after, you could spend two weeks in the Hollywood Hills looking after two dogs and five cats.
Both owners and sitters have to register a fee of around £90 per year to sign up to the site. But considering potential hefty hotel prices, this option is still a bargain for the cash-strapped traveller - especially when you remember you get to spend a few weeks with a furry pal in an all-new continent.
Truly, for those hoping to combine their love of travel and animals, Trusted Housesitters is your best bet for a purrr-fect trip.