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Pet Sitting

Loving pet care for when you are away

Travelling, or just need some extra pet care help? You can find a perfect pet sitter on Pawshake.

Pawshake has thousands of trusted and verified pet sitters who offer their personalised pet care and pet minding services straight to you.

Pawshake knows your furry friend deserves the very best pet care. Our pet sitters are highly experienced and provide high-quality pet daycare, pet boarding and dog walking for your furry friend.

What is a Pawshake pet sitter?

Your pet's new best friend

Pawshake pet sitters are friendly locals from your neighbourhood who, quite simply, adore spending their time caring for animals! The Pawshake website is a perfect place for our pet sitters to offer their high-quality pet care services straight to you and your furry friend.
Pawshake pet sitters come from all walks of life - some might be veterinary students or nurses, retirees with some free time and space for pet care, or even families and couples who would love to host a furry friend but can’t commit to owning their own pet yet. Whatever your pet sitter’s background, you can rest assured that they have joined Pawshake because of their dedication and true love of pets.
Pawshake doesn’t operate like a traditional dog kennel or cattery - instead, we offer personal, flexible, home-based services that can fit in with what suits you and your furry friend best.

Why is Pawshake pet sitting a better choice?

Designed with happy pets in mind

Flexible services

Choose pet boarding or house sitting for your pet when you are away from home for a few days or more. Your dog can stay active with dog walking. A pet sitter can cuddle your cat during regular home visits,and can also care for your rabbit, guinea pig, fish or bird.

Free meet & greet

Get to know each other with an obligation-free meet & greet - you can be sure your pet is in the absolute right hands. Found a perfect pet carer for your critter? Book securely via Pawshake for premium pet insurance, 24/7 online support and our satisfaction guarantee.

Personal and affordable

Every pet is unique and special. On Pawshake, you can choose a perfect pet sitter for your individual pet care needs. You won’t be out of pocket for the very best personal pet care: our affordable rates are individually set by our pet carers.

The Pawshake Difference

We’ve got you and your pet covered

Premium Pet Insurance Included

Premium pet insurance covers your pet in case of illness or injury and third parties for your peace of mind. Pay securely online for automatic insurance coverage throughout the booking. You’re in safe hands with Pawshake.

Local Vetted Pet Sitters

All pet carers on Pawshake are individually vetted by our team of specialists: less than 20% of potential applicants make the cut. All Pawshake pet carers must have a detailed profile with information on their experience, pet care background and authentic reviews.

Peace Of Mind

Our loving pet sitters are 100% dedicated to your cat, dog, rabbit, bird or guinea pig. Delight in daily updates and photos from your pet sitter during the booking period. Plus, our friendly customer support team is online to assist you 24/7.

Pawshake Satisfaction Guarantee

Should the pet sitter you have arranged and booked be unable to care for your pet, we will do everything we can to find you a replacement. This is very rare, but we are there to help and support you if you get stuck.

5-star pet sitting reviews

Read real reviews from happy pet owners

Home Visits
Julianna, 02-05-2017
Marianne is a superb pet sitter. From our first visit it was evident Marianne is a conscientious and responsible individual who truly cares about the animals with whom she is entrusted. Marianne is fully committed to her responsibilities as a pet sitter. She arrived punctually and prepared, and care ...
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Home Visits
Jessica, 11-09-2019
Cassandra was a fantastic cat sitter - she was a great companion for my two cats, took excellent care of them and my apartment, as well as providing such great peace of mind to me on my travels. Cassandra is a natural with animals. One of my cats is incredibly wary of strangers and has anxiety of ne ...
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Home Visits
Yih Chwen, 14-04-2018
I found Ellen online when we had an emergency need for cat sitter when we are out of town and really glad she was able to help us out. She is very soft spoken and showed interest in our two fussy cats and was able to give Ginko her medication on time. All in all I hope if in future we need help agai ...
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Home Visits
Randy, 07-11-2015
Alex loves cats and it showed in his care for our 4 cats. Alex looked after our 4 cats recently during a 2 - week vacation. He followed through will all his commitments prior to our leaving and during our vacation. Alex was really flexible and adjusted his schedule and pricing when one of our cats h ...
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Why Pawshake?

We’ve got you and your pet covered

Peace of Mind Guarantee Included

In the unlikely event that your pet is ill or injured during a booking, Pawshake will cover veterinary costs. Pay securely online for The Pawshake Guarantee on your pet sitting booking. You’re in safe hands with Pawshake.

Local Vetted Pet Sitters

All pet sitters are individually vetted by our team of specialists: less than 20% of potential pet sitters make the cut. All pet sitters have a detailed profile with personal information and authentic community reviews for you to read before booking their services.

Happiness Guaranteed

Our loving pet sitters are dedicated to your cat, dog, rabbit, bird or guinea pig. Enjoy daily updates and photos from your pet sitter during pet boarding, pet daycare or your dog’s walk. Our friendly customer support team is online to help you 24/7.

Booking Guarantee

Should the pet sitter you have arranged and booked be unable to care for your pet, we will do everything we can to find you a replacement pet sitter. This is very rare, but we are there to help if you get stuck.

How does it work?

Pawshake is easy!

1. Free meet & greet

Message a loving pet sitter, and arrange an obligation-free meet & greet.

2. Book online

Safely book through Pawshake and enjoy 24/7 support, booking guarantee and veterinary coverage for your pet.

3. Sit back and relax

Your pet is in safe hands. Your pet sitter will be in touch with regular photos and updates during the pet daycare or pet hosting period.

Using Pawshake for the first time?

Here's how it works

Leaving your pet behind when you go away for work or on a holiday can be a stressful experience. With a few simple steps you can know that your pet will be relaxed, happy and in safe hands.

Choosing the right pet sitter

Read your pet sitter’s profile carefully. You can browse reviews from previous bookings and check their availability on their calendar. If the pet sitter looks promising, send them a message with your pet care requirements and dates.

Meet and Greet

Always arrange a meet and greet with your pet sitter before formalising your booking. Take your time to get to know each other - ask a lot of questions and answer any questions the pet sitter may have.

Finalise your booking

If your meet and greet is successful, formally book your pet sitter through the Pawshake website. This will active our premium pet insurance coverage for the booking period, protection from the Pawshake guarantee and the support of the customer support team throughout the pet minding booking.

All pet sitting services

Find the pet sitting service to suit your unique pet care needs.

Pet sitting service definitions

Need your pet cared for and unsure what to book? Here are definitions of all pet sitting services on Pawshake.

Pet hosting / pet boarding

This service is for pet owners who want their pet to stay overnight in the comfort of the pet sitter’s home.

Doggy day care

Doggy day care (or pet day care) is perfect when you want a pet sitter to take in your pet at their home during the day.

Dog walking

Dog walking can last from around 30 minutes to an hour and is a good way for your dog to get some extra exercise with their pet sitter when you are too busy to walk them.

Pet Sitting - Home Visits

Home visits (either one or two per day) is great when you want a pet sitter to visit your home from 30 minutes to an hour during the day. The pet sitter can feed your pet, have some playtime and a cuddle with your pet.

House sitting

A pet sitter can offer in-home pet care by staying with your pet at your house. This allows your pet to maintain their usual routine and avoid the stress of changing location.

Always stay connected

Download the free Pawshake app to find and book your loving pet sitter.

Pet Owner

Need pet care, pet daycare or pet hosting services? Sign up on Pawshake and find the perfect pet sitter.
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Pet Sitter

Want to help pet owners while they are away or busy with work? Become a pet sitter on Pawshake; it's fun, flexible and free.
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