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  • When you're out of town, receive messages and photos seamlessly from your pet sitter.

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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

Booking Guarantee:

Should your sitter be unable to perform the service you have booked, we will do everything we can to find you a replacement sitter. Remember - we are always here to help.

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