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A sitter stays overnight in your home

House and pet care for while you are away

A house sitter will stay at your home while you are away to care for your pets and keep an eye on your home.

House sitting is a perfect choice for pets that prefer to stay in the comfort of their own home. Our house sitters are also a more cost effective option if you own several pets.

With house sitting, your house will be lived-in and far more secure with a trusted house sitter coming and going than an empty home.

How does it work?

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

1. Search for a sitter

Choose from a range of experienced house sitting professionals nearby.

2. Organise a free meet and greet

Meet your sitter for free before you make a house 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 house sitting?

We've got you and your pet covered

Peace of mind guarantee

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

We have experienced, qualified and reliable local sitters for house sitting services.

Vetted sitters

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

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

See what Pawshake house sitting clients have to say!

Read real house sitting reviews from happy pet owners

House Sitting
Kevin, 01-02-2024
We recently had the pleasure of using Pawshake to find a pet sitter for our fur babies, and couldn't be happier with the exceptional care provided by Veronica. From the moment we connected, Veronica exuded warmth, professionalism, and a genuine love for animals. The meet-and-greet session was reassuring, as Veronica took the time to get to know each of my pets individually, asking insightful questions about their routines, preferences, and any special needs they might have. Throughout the entire pet-sitting period, Veronica maintained excellent communication. We received regular updates, including photos and detailed notes about each visit. It was heartwarming to see our furry friends so content and well-cared-for in the pictures, which truly put our minds at ease while we were away. Not only did Veronica fulfill the basic responsibilities of feeding, walking, and cleaning up after my pets, but they went above and beyond by spending quality time with them. The genuine affection and attention she showered upon our pets were evident in their behaviour when we returned home – happy, relaxed, and clearly having enjoyed the company. One thing that impressed us most was Veronica’s attention to detail. She followed the specific instructions we provided to a tee, ensuring our pets' routines remained consistent. It's evident that Veronica is not just a pet sitter but a true animal lover with a deep understanding of the unique needs of each of fur babies. We highly recommend Veronica for anyone seeking a trustworthy and caring pet sitter. We are grateful to have found such a dedicated individual to take care of our precious pets.
House Sitting
Brenna, 29-11-2023
Alena was an amazing house/cat sitter for our elder cat who has multiple medication needs. She provided constant updates and got the cat to take all her medications – a feat worthy of an extra star if possible! Our house was well cared for and more importantly, our cat was happy and healthy while we were away. Thank you Alena!

Frequently asked questions

Your house sitting questions answered

What is house sitting?

House sitting is an in-home pet care service. A sitter comes to stay at your home for the duration of the time you are away to care for your pets and keep an eye on your home.

Is house sitting a good option for me and my pets?

House sitting is a perfect choice for pets that prefer to stay in the comfort of their own home. Your house will also be lived-in and far more secure with a trusted house sitter coming and going than an empty home.

Who will be house sitting in my home?

Pawshake only accepts 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 house sitter prior to making a booking.

Will the house sitter keep me posted about how my pet is doing?

Your sitter will send you daily text and photo updates through Pawshake or your preferred choice of communication. This is included as part of your booking and there is no additional cost required.

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