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Pet sitting at your home

Home visits for while you are away

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

Pet sitting services are suitable for all types of pets who would feel more comfortable in their own environment.

Pet care at home is a safer and less stressful choice for all pet types than a commercial pet hotel.

How does it work?

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

1. Search for a sitter

Choose from a range of experienced pet and dog sitting professionals nearby.

2. Organise a free meet and greet

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

We've got you and your pet covered

Peace of mind guarantee

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

We have experienced, qualified and reliable local pet and dog sitters for a range of pet care services.

Vetted sitters and dog minders

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

Pawshake’s safe and cashless booking process means that pet carers only get paid after they complete the booking.

See what Pawshake pet sitting clients have to say!

Read real pet sitting reviews from happy pet owners

Home Visits
Ian, 11-05-2021
Our 10 year old cat is very sweet with her family, but she is known to keep her distance with anyone new, so we were a little nervous when we had to find someone who could check in on her while we were away. After looking at Karen's profile and reading her reviews, it seemed like she was very familiar with cats with all kinds of personalities and would be perfect to watch over ours. I'm very happy to say that we were 100% right. Karen is an amazing cat sitter and understands them very well. She is very professional and its obvious that she cares deeply for each of the cats she looks after. We had a meet and greet before we left and Karen took the time to get to know our cat's habits and behaviours to make sure she would be as comfortable as possible. She answered all of our questions and explained her approach to put us at ease. While we were away, Karen provided detailed daily updates with photos. She had many tools and strategies to make our cat comfortable like a tablet to play calming music and videos. She also would flag anything that she thought may be of concern to get our input. We have never been so comfortable knowing our cat was healthy and in good hands while away. Once we returned, our cat was in great health and good spirits and we know it's because of the attention and care she received from Karen while we were gone. We wouldn't hesitate for one second to have her look after our cat anytime. In fact, we would be less reluctant to travel knowing our cat would be in such great hands. Thanks Karen!
Home Visits
Gwen, 12-08-2021
Katelyn is the best pet sitter I’ve ever met! She is super easy to communicate and very detail-minded. She sticks with the time slot strictly (which made her waking up so early) because my cats are pretty time-sensitive. She nailed it and I really appreciated it! My cats love Katelyn so much. Mao Mao even sat on her lap in which she has never done to anyone except us. Also, when your cats has shown no sign of missing you whatsoever, you can tell how amazing Katelyn is. Animals don’t lie:) I’d definitely recommend Katelyn if you’re looking for an incredible pet sitter! and I’m sure I will book her again!

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Frequently asked questions

Your pet sitting questions answered

What does pet sitting include?

When you book our pet sitting services, an experienced pet sitter will visit your home and spend some one-on-one time with your pet.

Who will be caring for my pet during the pet sitting booking?

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

Is pet sitting the right option for my pet?

Pet sitting is the perfect option for pets who prefer staying in their own home environment and would like some company during the day. This means your pet gets to enjoy high quality and personalised care that is better than pet hotels.

What is the difference between pet sitting and pet hotels?

Pet sitting is a personalised service where a pet sitter visits your home and spends one on one time with your pet. Pet hotels can be stressful and usually involve your pet sharing their space with other pets and interacting with different staff members each time.

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