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Dog sitting at your home

Home visits for while you are away

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

Dog sitting services are suitable for dogs of all ages including puppies and senior dogs.

Personalised in-home care is a safer and more loving alternative to a commercial dog care or dog minding businesses.

How does it work?

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

1. Search for a sitter

Choose from a range of experienced dog care sitters nearby.

2. Organise a free meet and greet

Meet your sitter for free before you make a dog 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 dog.

Why choose Pawshake for dog sitting?

We've got you and your dog covered

Peace of mind guarantee

Free veterinary coverage included with every booking.
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Experienced local sitters

Find qualified and reliable local dog carers. Every single sitter’s profile is individually reviewed by our dedicated Trust and Safety team. We only accept 15% of sitter applications.

The Pawshake Guarantee

We care about the happiness and safety of you and your dog. On the rare occasion that your sitter has to cancel the booking, our dedicated team will work with you to find a new dog sitter.
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Contactless payments

Pawshake’s safe and cashless booking process means that sitters only get paid after they complete the dog sitting booking.

See what Pawshake dog sitting clients have to say!

Read real dog care reviews from happy dog owners

Home Visits
Daniel, 13-01-2023
I had to leave town for a week and had the pleasure of having a pet sitter take care of my three beloved cats while I was away for over a week. Her name is Tanya and she was absolutely incredible! She arrived promptly on time each day and prepared plenty of food and water. Tanya agreed to take care of my cats at my house and take care of things while I was away. I knew that I could trust her. She also helped with four tropical plants that require a lot of attention. For those in the same situation I was in, I would encourage you to consider Tanya as your pet sitter.
Home Visits
Gabriela, 10-09-2022
Trish is amazing! Such a pleasure to engage with, very quick in her responses, extremely knowledgeable of cats, their care and behavior, ensuring clarity on the instructions we left, and going far beyond what is expected from a sitter. She took care of our 2 cats for a weekend. They are both very shy from strangers and we didn't expect she would get to see them at all -likely both hiding under a bed the whole time as usual when visitors come over-, to our surprise both came out to greet her and allowed her to pet them from visit #1. A true cat-whisperer! Knowing they might not come out she had initially suggested feeding them after taking care of the rest of the tasks we asked her for, just to make sure they would eat their food as fresh as possible. She communicated often, and on the last day checked in to make sure we were coming back as planned, just in case we needed extra help and to ensure the cats had their next meal and care. We have had great experience with other sitters, but this level of care and love for animals is a treasure! For us it took away any bit of stress there is always there when leaving your pets, a part of the family, with a new person. There is no question we will put our cats and home on her hands next time we need support. Thanks Trish!

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Frequently asked questions

Your dog sitting questions answered

What does dog sitting include?

With our dog sitting service, an experienced dog care sitter will visit your home and spend some one-on-one time with your dog.

Who will be dog sitting my dog?

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

Is dog sitting the right option for my dog?

Dog sitting is the perfect option for dogs who prefer staying in their own home environment and would like some company during the day. Pawshake’s dog minding services are suitable for dogs of all ages, especially puppies who may be too young to socialise and senior dogs who would feel more comfortable staying at home.

How do I choose a dog care sitter?

Visit the sitter's profile and read about their background, qualifications and experience.Then request a free meet and greet. If you are happy with the dog sitter’s experience and how well they bond with your dog, confirm your booking on Pawshake.

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