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Pet sitting at your home

Home visits for while you are away

A qualified pet sitter will drop-in and visit your home to spend some one-on-one time with your pet.

Pet sitting services are suitable for all types of pets who would feel more comfortable in their own environment.

Pet care at home is a safer and less stressful choice for all pet types than a commercial pet hotel.

How does it work?

Securing a pet sitting booking with Pawshake is easy and safe.

1. Search for a sitter

Choose from a range of experienced pet and dog sitting professionals nearby.

2. Organise a free meet and greet

Meet your sitter for free before you make a pet sitting booking to make sure it’s a perfect match.

3. Safely confirm your booking

Benefit from in-house customer support and free veterinary coverage for your pet.

Why choose Pawshake for pet sitting?

We've got you and your pet covered

Peace of mind guarantee

We care about the happiness and safety of you and your pet.
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Experienced local pet and dog sitters

We have experienced, qualified and reliable local pet and dog sitters for a range of pet care services.

Vetted sitters and dog minders

Every single pet sitting profile is individually reviewed by our dedicated Trust and Safety team. We only accept 15% of sitter applications.
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Contactless payments

Pawshake’s safe and cashless booking process means that pet carers only get paid after they complete the booking.

See what Pawshake pet sitting clients have to say!

Read real pet sitting reviews from happy pet owners

Home Visits
Ada, 11-03-2022
Beatrice took care of our two cats and four frogs while we were away on a long weekend. She was a pleasure, a great caregiver, and will surely be our go-to pet sitter in the future. We have only ever had friends pet sit before, and had some misgivings about putting our pets - an anxious cat that doesn’t trust strangers, a young ball of energy that has to be kept away from the senior, and four exotic frogs - in the care of a stranger. But when Beatrice visited us to meet the pets, Tofu was instantly curious and even Mela, the grumpy senior, wasn’t too spooked. Beatrice heard out all of our pet care instructions and repeated them perfectly to make sure she got them right, instantly building trust. She let us know when she’d be over, for how long, and how she would communicate updates and photos of the pets. All pets were in excellent state and humor when we returned. We were sure it would be so - we got timely, wonderful updates with pictures and notes on their state. Even the frogs - an animal that most pet sitters don’t have experience with - were happy and content! A huge thank you to Beatrice for the excellent care, and we really do plan on booking you for future trips!
Home Visits
Maria, 08-01-2022
Laura took care of our two cats for more than 2 weeks over the Christmas holidays and it was a pleasure having her as our sitter! It was obvious that she took the time to stay and play with the cats as she was able to make friends with our very shy cat Buhta who would otherwise hide under the bed whenever somebody new enters the apartment. She took exquisite care with the cat's litter and food, cleaning the box and all containers thoroughly. I think the best evidence the cats were happy is that when we came back, our male cat has not peed anywhere - and usually he always does because he gets angry when we leave him with other people. As we often travel, for vacation and back to our home town and cannot get the cats with us each time - it's amazing to know we can have such a great sitter as Laura take care of our place, plants and, of course - the cats 💖

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Frequently asked questions

Your pet sitting questions answered

What does pet sitting include?

When you book our pet sitting services, an experienced pet sitter will visit your home and spend some one-on-one time with your pet.

Who will be caring for my pet during the pet sitting booking?

Pawshake only accepts pet and dog sitters who have experience and/or qualifications caring for pets. You can search, choose and have a free meet and greet with your pet sitter or dog minder prior to making a booking.

Is pet sitting the right option for my pet?

Pet sitting is the perfect option for pets who prefer staying in their own home environment and would like some company during the day. This means your pet gets to enjoy high quality and personalised care that is better than pet hotels.

What is the difference between pet sitting and pet hotels?

Pet sitting is a personalised service where a pet sitter visits your home and spends one on one time with your pet. Pet hotels can be stressful and usually involve your pet sharing their space with other pets and interacting with different staff members each time.

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