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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
Jeannine, 24-05-2022
We recently had Desiree taking care of our two dogs for three nights. She came to meet the dogs prior to our leaving for our trip and was very polite, gracious and trustworthy. We felt completely comfortable leaving our dogs and home in her care. It is obvious that she loves animals. The best part was all the communication, updates and pictures she provided every day. Having this contact made us enjoy our time away, as we did not have any worries. Desiree walked the dogs daily and even kept my home in order. One of our dogs is a senior and requires a bit more attention and care. She was very good with him and looked after his needs. We would completely recommend Desiree as a pet sitter as she is a very responsible and genuine person. Thank you so much Desiree!!!
House Sitting
Arielle, 02-05-2022
We've had Claire stay at our home to watch our two fluffs numerous times, and will only be coming to her as a trusted home and pet sitter! Our cats have a complicated schedule with medications, feedings and more, and Claire always comes prepared and goes above and beyond to make sure our cats feel comfortable while we're away! Claire also helped us water our plants and bring in our mail, which we are so grateful for. The house is always clean and tidy when we return, and our cats are happier than ever - we can really tell that she truly takes great care of them. Thanks again Claire :)

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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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