Pet-matching! Who is the best pet person for your pet?
We want to make sure everyone on Pawshake has the knowledge to make an informed choice about matching a pet with a pet sitter. Because a happy pet and happy pet sitter means a smooth and easy stay for everyone!Read more
Four of the simplest dog treat recipes
We’ve put together some easy-peasy dog treat recipes in the Pawshake test kitchen for you to try at home!Read more
Bring your Pet to Work Day!
How awesome would it be if your pet could join you in the office! But will your pet and office mesh well together? For Bring Your Pet to Work Day, so we have listed some of the pros and cons to think about first.Read more
Begging – five simple ways to calm a hungry pooch
Please, sir! I want some more! It’s kind of cute, but it can be a bit much….having your dog (or a guest dog if you’re a pet sitter) drooling onto your leg while you try to eat. Here are five simple ways to calm your begging pooch.Read more
Keep your Pawshake profile safe
Every day, thousands of sitters, owners and a whole lot of furry friends have great experiences on Pawshake – and we want to make sure this continues! Here are a few tips for protecting your profile information from online scams and phishing.Read more
Tips for successfully introducing cats and dogs
Forget what you’ve seen in the cartoons, because the truth about cats and dogs is….they actually can get along swimmingly! Here are some tips for success for those first important introductions.Read more
Coping with a pet cone
We see the pet cone come out at the vet and instantly feel dread – which our pet can surely pick up on! If you know your dog or cat will soon be wearing a cone, protective collar or e-collar, fear not. Here are some tips to make it less of an ordeal for everyone!Read more
Help! How do I stop my dog from jumping on visitors?
Bouncing up to give you a big sloppy kiss is one of the most common challenges for any dog owner. You want to give a good impression to friends and family, as well as the pet sitter popping over for a meet and greet….so what do you do when your dog leaps up in guest’s faces?Read more
What to do when a cat won't use their litter tray
The litter tray habits of our feline friends might seem strange, even mysterious - but a little understanding and care can go a long way to preventing even the smelliest problems!Read more
Your dog's tongue - a window into their health
Did you know that your dog’s tongue is not just for giving us kisses….it’s also a window into their health? Here’s how to get to know and interpret your pup’s tongue!Read more
Catspeak: the meaning behind your cat’s meow
Embrace the meow-lody of your cat’s mew and pay attention – you’ll be fluent in catspeak in no time!Read more
Getting an uncooperative cat into a carrier
Does your cat simply hate it when you pull out the carrier to go to the vet or a pet sitter’s house? Our guide will help you ease your cat into their carrier - with minimal scratches for you!Read more
Common Meet and Greet mistakes to avoid
The number one secret to a successful booking on Pawshake is a thorough meet and greet – but there are some common mistakes that are worth avoiding!Read more
Spring clean your profile!
Summer isn't far away, and with it comes peak petsitting period, where all sorts of people are turning to Pawshake to find the perfect companion for their furry friends while they’re away. We've put together a few tips to get your Pawshake profile in excellent condition so that it is a sure stand-outRead more
Ten tasty human foods your pet can enjoy
Easter is just around the corner, which means plenty of edible treats for us humans! We all know we need to keep the chocolate well out of reach of our furry friends, but there are still plenty of human foods that your cat or dog can enjoy as an occasional treat.Read more
What to do if a dog charges at you
This week we have a chat with our Community Manager and super-experienced pet-sitter Sam about what to do in the event of a dog charging at you.Read more
Puppy proofing your home
Do you have a bundle of fluff coming into your home anytime soon? We chat with super-star Pawshake pet sitter Concetta about her experience adopting a puppy - she gives us her top 5 tips to make the transition a smooth one!Read more
10 of the Cutest Red-Furred and Feathered Pets for Saint Patrick's Day
These adorable ginger pets from our Wall of Paws might not native Irelanders, but they surely have the Celtic spirit for Saint Patrick's Day!Read more
Dealing With Separation Anxiety in Pets
This is one of the bigger challenges facing pet owners and pet sitters alike. Do you know a dog or cat suffering from separation anxiety? Read on for some simple solutions to make your pet's life (and yours!) a lot easier!Read more
Sustainability and Pet Ownership
Pet ownership too can have a big impact on the environment, so making sustainable choices about how we care for our pets makes sense! Here are some ideas on how to be a responsible, green pet owner.Read more
12 Pets Who Want You To Be Their Valentine...
For Valentines Day, we're celebrating the love of our faithful furry friends. We promise these 12 cuties from our Wall of Paws will melt your heart with their head-tilts and love-eyes. Squee!Read more
5 ways to celebrate Chinese New Year with your pet!
This Chinese Year of the Rooster, why not start off on a positive note and freshen up your life and home with your pet by your side? Here are five pet-friendly ways to celebrate the New Year.Read more
Play away the Winter Blues!
BRRRRR....it's cold out there! Time to hibernate - we're thinking lazy cuddles in front of the fire and sleep-ins on the weekend. BUT the weather can also make it a little harder to get out and active... Good news is, you can beat the winter lethargy blues with help from your pet - and both of you will benefit!Read more
Fireworks nearby this New Years Eve? Be prepared!
Do you celebrate New Year’s Eve together with your pet, or guest pet? Read this first, because there’s a good chance that your pet is afraid of fireworks. There are ways to train you pet not to be afraid, but there’s little point in starting now as you won’t have enough time to truly achieve anything before this year’s fireworks start. Come midnight, you might be busy uncorking the champagne and hugging family and friends. Or you might be outside watching the fireworks. Just one moment of distraction can have grave consequences. Here is our guide on how to prevent that.Read more
5 ways your cat displays affection
Do you understand what your cat is trying to tell you? Your little tiger might be somewhat headstrong, but he's likely as fond of you as you are of him! Below are 5 ways he'll tell you just how much he cares.Read more
Your newly adopted pet: how to give a thoroughly warm welcome
Adopting a cat or dog is a truly rewarding experience. And the day you finally get to take your furry friend home with you marks the beginning of your mutual journey. Yet those first few days can be fraught with tension. Planning to adopt a cat or dog? Ensure that you're thoroughly prepared for your big day with our helpful tips below!Read more
Walking your cat: why and how?
Walking your dog is the most natural thing in the world. Yet, you rarely see anyone with a cat on a lead. Walking your cat might not be a 'walk in the park', but it's certainly feasible in some cases. Fancy giving it a go? Then follow our helpful 3-step plan below.Read more
How to prevent stress for you and your pet
That pets reduce stress, and make us happy and healthy, we already know. So, it's hardly surprising that so many of us have a furry friend of our own or enjoy looking after those of friends and neighbours. But did you know that those feelings of bliss can rapidly transform into stress? Prevent burn-out from affecting you and your pets with our useful tips for pet owners and pet sitters.Read more