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  by Ian White

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  Everyone seems to have accepted the fact that the days of leaving
your door unlocked are over. The rise of crime is affecting
everyone, not just those who live in the larger cities. In fact,
homes in rural areas are being targeted like never before--due
to the opportunity a secluded area provides to the burglar.
Statistics tell us that theft of property is among the highest of
all personal crimes committed in the United States. While many
families do install some type of house alarm, this alone does not
bring complete peace of mind. Home alarm devices can be disabled
by a crafty intruder.

These facts alone would explain why many people are turning to
house sitting directories to help them find a house sitter when
they need to be away from home for an extended time. The presence
of a human is the main deterrent to a burglar. When you have a
house sitter come into your home to live while you are away, you
can almost be guaranteed your home will not be targeted by a
thief or vandals.

While safety is the number one reason people are seeking out
house sitters, they are quickly finding there are many other
added benefits. First and foremost, they are saved the cost
and worry of boarding their pets while they are away. Pets are
happier when they are left in their own environment and kept on
their usual routines. Many pet owners find they are not able to
enjoy their vacation when they are forced to leave their pets at
a kennel. For the individual or family who has to relocate for
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