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Drop in visits at your home for your pet

Drop in home visits by an experienced pet sitter

Loving pet care for when you are away

Travelling, or just need some extra pet care help? You can find a perfect pet sitter on Pawshake.

Pawshake has thousands of trusted and verified pet sitters who offer their personalised pet care and pet minding services straight to you.

Pawshake knows your furry friend deserves the very best pet care. Our pet sitters are highly experienced and provide high-quality pet daycare, pet boarding and dog walking for your furry friend.

What is a Pawshake pet sitter?

Your pet's new best friend

Pawshake pet sitters are friendly locals from your neighbourhood who, quite simply, adore spending their time caring for animals! The Pawshake website is a perfect place for our pet sitters to offer their high-quality pet care services straight to you and your furry friend.
Pawshake pet sitters come from all walks of life - some might be veterinary students or nurses, retirees with some free time and space for pet care, or even families and couples who would love to host a furry friend but can’t commit to owning their own pet yet. Whatever your pet sitter’s background, you can rest assured that they have joined Pawshake because of their dedication and true love of pets.
Pawshake doesn’t operate like a traditional dog kennel or cattery - instead, we offer personal, flexible, home-based services that can fit in with what suits you and your furry friend best.

Why is Pawshake pet sitting a better choice?

Designed with happy pets in mind

Flexible services

Choose pet boarding or house sitting for your pet when you are away from home for a few days or more. Your dog can stay active with dog walking. A pet sitter can cuddle your cat during regular home visits,and can also care for your rabbit, guinea pig, fish or bird.

Free meet & greet

Get to know each otherwith an obligation-free meet & greet - you can be sure your pet is in the absolute right hands. Found a perfect pet carer for your critter? Book securely via Pawshake for premium pet insurance, 24/7 online support and our satisfaction guarantee.

Personal and affordable

Every pet is unique and special. On Pawshake, you can choose a perfect pet sitter for your individual pet care needs. You won’t be out of pocket for the very best personal pet care: our affordable rates are individually set by our pet carers.

The Pawshake Difference

We’ve got you and your pet covered

Premium Pet Insurance Included

Premium pet insurance covers your pet in case of illness or injury and third parties for your peace of mind. Pay securely online for automatic insurance coverage throughout the booking. You’re in safe hands with Pawshake.

Local Vetted Pet Sitters

All pet carers on Pawshake are individually vetted by our team of specialists: less than 20% of potential applicants make the cut. All Pawshake pet carers must have a detailed profile with information on their experience, pet care background and authentic reviews.

Peace Of Mind

Our loving pet sitters are 100% dedicated to your cat, dog, rabbit, bird or guinea pig. Delight in daily updates and photos from your pet sitter during the booking period. Plus, our friendly customer support team is online to assist you 24/7.

Pawshake Satisfaction Guarantee

Should the pet sitter you have arranged and booked be unable to care for your pet, we will do everything we can to find you a replacement. This is very rare, but we are there to help and support you if you get stuck.

5-star pet sitting reviews

Read real reviews from happy pet owners

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Home Visits
Eyas, 04-01-2020
Daniela did an amazing and trustworthy job when she took care of my two cats! She is very friendly and dedicated person and I felt 100% comfortable leaving my cats in her care. I tend to worry when I leave them alone, but Daniela understood and eased my mind by sending pictures and updates daily, it ...
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Susie, 30-10-2019
I am so glad that we got to meet Ignacio. The communication went quick and easy. He is very gentle and nice to our tiny dog Atlas. She liked it from the first moment and Ignacio knows a lot about dogs and how to take care of. I immediately trusted him with our dog, and that's not so easy right? Ever ...
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Why Pawshake?

We’ve got you and your pet covered

Peace of Mind Guarantee Included

In the unlikely event that your pet is ill or injured during a booking, Pawshake will cover veterinary costs. Pay securely online for The Pawshake Guarantee on your pet sitting booking. You’re in safe hands with Pawshake.

Local Vetted Pet Sitters

All pet sitters are individually vetted by our team of specialists: less than 20% of potential pet sitters make the cut. All pet sitters have a detailed profile with personal information and authentic community reviews for you to read before booking their services.

Happiness Guaranteed

Our loving pet sitters are dedicated to your cat, dog, rabbit, bird or guinea pig. Enjoy daily updates and photos from your pet sitter during pet boarding, pet daycare or your dog’s walk. Our friendly customer support team is online to help you.

Booking Guarantee

Should the pet sitter you have arranged and booked be unable to care for your pet, we will do everything we can to find you a replacement pet sitter. This is very rare, but we are there to help if you get stuck.

How does it work?

Pawshake is easy!

1. Free meet & greet

1. Free meet & greet

Message a loving pet sitter, and arrange an obligation-free meet & greet.
2. Book online

2. Book online

Safely book through Pawshake and enjoy in-house customer support, booking guarantee and veterinary coverage for your pet.
3. Sit back and relax

3. Sit back and relax

Your pet is in safe hands. Your pet sitter will be in touch with regular photos and updates during the pet daycare or pet hosting period.

Using Pawshake for the first time?

Here's how it works

Leaving your pet behind when you go away for work or on a holiday can be a stressful experience. With a few simple steps you can know that your pet will be relaxed, happy and in safe hands.

Choosing the right pet sitter

Read your pet sitter’s profile carefully. You can browse reviews from previous bookings and check their availability on their calendar. If the pet sitter looks promising, send them a message with your pet care requirements and dates.

Meet and Greet

Always arrange a meet and greet with your pet sitter before formalising your booking. Take your time to get to know each other - ask a lot of questions and answer any questions the pet sitter may have.

Finalise your booking

If your meet and greet is successful, formally book your pet sitter through the Pawshake website. This will active our premium pet insurance coverage for the booking period, protection from the Pawshake guarantee and the support of the customer support team throughout the pet minding booking.

Always stay connected

Download the free Pawshake app to find and book your loving pet sitter.

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Frequently asked questions about pet sitting

Your pet sitting questions answered

What is Pawshake?

Pawshake connects pet parents with experienced, reliable and loving pet sitters. Your pets will enjoy personalised service and stay in loving home environments where they will be treated just like family. Simply search, contact and arrange a meet and greet, then confirm your booking online via Pawshake.

What is a Pawshake pet sitter?

Pawshake pet sitters are experienced and genuine pet lovers from your neighbourhood who, quite simply, adore spending their time caring for animals! The Pawshake community is a perfect place for our pet sitters to offer their high-quality pet care services straight to you and your furry friend.

Pawshake pet sitters have been individually vetted by our dedicated trust and safety team. With sitters qualified and experienced in dog training, vet nursing, rescue pets and general pet care, you’ll be sure to find a sitter that is perfect for you, and will love your pet just like family.

Whatever your pet sitter’s background, you can rest assured that they have joined Pawshake because of their dedication and true love of pets.

What is the difference between Pawshake and other pet sitting business or commercial kennels?

All pet carers on Pawshake are individually vetted by our team of specialists: less than 20% of potential applicants make the cut. All Pawshake pet carers must have a detailed profile with information on their experience, pet care background and authentic reviews.

Our loving pet sitters are 100% dedicated to your cat, dog, rabbit, bird or guinea pig. Delight in daily updates and photos from your pet sitter during the booking period. Plus, our friendly customer support team is online to assist you anytime.

All bookings are covered by The Pawshake Guarantee which includes free veterinary coverage, Happiness Guarantee and Booking Guarantee.

How do I find a pet sitter?

Whether you are looking for a dog sitter, a cat sitter or a sitter for your guinea pig, rabbit or goldfish, you have come to the right place.

Here's how to find your sitter:

  1. Go to www.pawshake.com and choose your service
  2. Type your location
  3. Click on Search.
  4. Filter your search results by choosing your start and end date (or estimated dates if you're not quite sure yet), selecting a sitter criteria or zooming in and out of the map
  5. Browse the profiles of pet sitters in your area and contact the one(s) you like for free by using the green contact button on their profiles in order to ask for a meeting in person.

Is Pawshake safe?

Pawshake is a real community of animal lovers, and as such, our pet sitters, pet owners and the people behind Pawshake all want to contribute to a safe and fun platform.

Our dedicated trust and safety team reviews all pet sitter profiles individually and only accept those with the highest quality and who have real experience or qualifications. On each sitter's profile you will see photos, detailed descriptions and reviews left by other pet owners. Pawshake is a community of pet lovers and we rely on honest reviews to make everyone’s experience better. Additionally, a free meet and greet is included as part of your booking so that you and your pet can meet the sitter and get to know them better.

Every booking on Pawshake also includes The Pawshake Guarantee. This includes free veterinary coverage, a Happiness Guarantee and a Booking Guarantee. For added security, your payment is also not released to the sitter until the booking is finished.

Finally, our in house customer service team (who are sitters and owners just like you) are available to help should you need any additional assistance or have any questions.

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