Find a trusted pet sitter in your community.

How it works

Local Pet Sitters

Trusted pet sitters will treat your fur baby like family

Peace of Mind

24/7 online support and daily photo updates

Home dog boarding | Dog walking | Cat sitting | House sitting


Hundreds of petlovers offering their service.


Check availability, meet and greet and book online.


Your pet enjoys a stay in a pet loving family.

Get the Pawshake app

Use Pawshake on your smartphone or tablet to:

  • Share photos of your adorable pet with the Pawshake community.
  • Add creative captions to your photos and keep a pet diary.
  • Browse cute pet pictures from other Pawshakers around the world.
  • When you're out of town, receive messages and photos seamlessly from your pet sitter.

Wall of Paws

What do thousands of happy Pawshake pets look like? Beware – it's addictive!

Why Pawshake?

Great for your pet

  • Caring, personalized attention
  • No kennels, no cages
  • Stay locally in the community
  • Retain familiar items (bed, toys, treats, etc.)

Great for you

  • No guilt: your animal is in loving hands
  • Daily photo updates
  • Easy online reservations
  • Safe and secure payments
  • Outstanding customer service

Trust and Safety

  • Vetted profiles
  • Transparent reviews
  • Open communication
  • Strong pet-loving community
  • Free Pet Insurance

From the blog

Think you own Australia's funniest pet? We want to hear from you!

Have you ever laughed so hard at your cat unrolling all of the toilet paper for LOLs? Does your doggo ever howl the Stranger Things theme tune in his sleep? Or has your bunny ever taken a nap in an obscure position? If the answer is yes, then this competition is for you – Pawshake presents, Australia’s Funniest Pet Video of 2017, the country’s first ever award to be presented for a pet video submission.

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Pet-proofing for boarding and daycare

Have you recently joined Pawshake as a pet sitter and ticked the boxes that say ‘doggy daycare’ and ‘home boarding’?
You’re in for fun times…but remember, having a pet stay with you isn’t a simple matter of joining Pawshake and mindlessly taking in cute dogs and cats. Fear not though, pet boarders! Work your way carefully through this checklist and you’ll be good to go.

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Why senior pets are the best pets of all

November is Adopt a Senior Pet Month - which means it's time to celebrate our wonderfully cuddly older cats and dogs! Considering adopting a pet in the near future? Here, we break down a few senior pet myths and explore why you might should let a sweet senior pet into your heart and home.

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