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How to Wash a Guest Dog

A muddy dog
Jessica

Has your guest rolled in something unsavoury? Have they had time off-leads at the beach and brought the smell home with them?  Here's a handy guide to help you get your furry guest clean and comfortable.

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How to Wash a Guest Dog

Meeting A New Dog: Etiquette guide for Sitters

A happy dog
Jessica

When meeting a new dog, it's important to know how to introduce yourself. This applies whether you're meeting a client's dog at a Meet & Greet, or making a new furry friend on the street.

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Meeting A New Dog: Etiquette guide for Sitters

Pembroke Welsh Corgi: Dog Breed Spotlight

Welsh Corgi outdoors
Jessica

Affectionately known as the "Corgi," the Pembroke Welsh Corgi is a small herding dog breed known for its short legs, long body, and spirited personality. This article delves into all you will need to know about Corgis, including their origin, distinctive traits, and how to care for them.

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Pembroke Welsh Corgi: Dog Breed Spotlight

Pet Sitter Checklist: Getting Your Home Ready for Dog Boarding

A Corgi in a Yurt
Jessica

Getting your home ready for dog boarding is important to make sure your furry guests feel safe and welcome. This checklist will help you get your home ready for guest pets, ensuring their staycation is a smooth one.

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Pet Sitter Checklist: Getting Your Home Ready for Dog Boarding

Sitter Background Checks: What to know about Police Checks

A cat on the couch
Jessica

The moment you decide to leave your furry friend under someone else's care, it's human nature to have some worry and anxiety. One small piece of paper can go a long way to offer comfort and reassurance: an up-to-date police check.

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Sitter Background Checks: What to know about Police Checks

What Information should I give to my Pet Sitter?

A dog on a foot rest
Jessica

Booking a new pet sitter for the first time is both an exciting and nerve wracking event. This guide will help your prepare for a first time booking , taking the time to ensure you are both on the same page and have a stress-free time.

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What Information should I give to my Pet Sitter?

Pawshake Guidelines: Pet Safety During Extreme Heat

Puppy on a surf board
Jessica

This guide, tailored specifically for Pawshake members, is designed to equip pet sitters & owners alike with knowledge to ensure the safety and comfort of their dogs during extreme heat events.


 

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Pawshake Guidelines: Pet Safety During Extreme Heat

Protect your Pets During Bushfire Season

A dog & cat snuggle
Jessica

The threat of bushfires can be a harrowing experience for both humans and their pets. A crucial, well-thought-out plan can help ensure the safety of our furry companions during these challenging times.

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Protect your Pets During Bushfire Season

Pet Safety: How to Keep your Dog Safe around the Pool

A dog in a pool
Jessica

As summer heats up and the pool beckons for a dip - but what about our furry friends? Does my pet know how to get out of the pool if they fall in? Is chlorinated water safe on my dogs skin? Read on for a comprehensive guide on pool safety and your dog.


 

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Pet Safety: How to Keep your Dog Safe around the Pool

Ragdoll | Cat Breed Information

A Ragdoll Cat
Jessica

The Ragdoll, sometimes known as the "puppy cat" due to their affectionate nature and dog-like temperament are a welcome addition to many homes and family environments.

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Ragdoll | Cat Breed Information

How to Introduce Your Dog to a New Dog Park

A Dog jumps for a Frisbee
Jessica

Embarking on a trip to the dog park is an exciting adventure for both dogs and their owners. A seamless introduction to a new dog park requires strategic approach. This guide is for everyone and provides detailed advice to make your dog's first visit safe, fun, and memorable.

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How to Introduce Your Dog to a New Dog Park

Beware! Human food that is poisonous to dogs and cats

Bulldog on counter
Jessica

As the holiday season draws near, we humans begin to prepare our seasonal holiday feasts. While sharing is the reason for the season, pet owners must exercise caution when sharing from the Christmas dinner table.

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Beware! Human food that is poisonous to dogs and cats

Prepare your Home for Doggy Stays

Brown dog raising their paw
Jessica

Having a pet in your home brings joy, whether it's for a short period or a longer stay. For those who love dogs but can't commit to their own fur baby, hosting through Pawshake is a good solution.


 

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Prepare your Home for Doggy Stays

Dachshund | Dog Breed Information

Brown, short-haired Dachshund
Jessica

The Dachshund, also known as the "Sausage Dog," is a unique breed with a long body and short legs. Here is all you need to know about Dachshunds, including their origin and care needs.


 

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Dachshund | Dog Breed Information

Keeping Animals Cool During Summer

Dog splashing in water
Jessica

Summer is nearly here, and our furry companions need extra care to stay comfortable in the heat. Here are some safety tips to ensure a fantastic summer with your pet. 

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Keeping Animals Cool During Summer

Pets and holidays: how to celebrate with your pet

Dog party hats
Jessica

For many pet owners, holidays are not just about human traditions. Instead, they are an opportunity to share love, joy, and memories with their beloved pets. Here's how.


 

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Pets and holidays: how to celebrate with your pet

Transporting Cats

Cat in carrier
Jessica

Needless to say, transporting your cat can be daunting. With these 20 expert tips, you can enjoy a smooth journey with minimal stress.

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Transporting Cats

Pets and Holiday Celebrations in Australia

Dog and fairy lights
Jessica

Many pet owners include their pets in their holiday celebrations. Find out about the special bond between humans and their pets during these festive times.

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Pets and Holiday Celebrations in Australia

DIY: Make your own cat toys!

Cat playing with toy
Jessica

Making your own cat toys engages and stimulates your cat's instincts. Plus, making your own toys is a great way to create unique gifts for fellow cat lovers. 

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DIY: Make your own cat toys!

5 Creative and Budget-Friendly DIY Dog Toys

Dog with rope toy
Jessica

Handmade dog toys are a fantastic way to save some bucks. We'll walk you through making homemade toys step by step - trust us; it's a breeze!

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5 Creative and Budget-Friendly DIY Dog Toys

King Charles Cavalier | Dog Breed Information

King Charles Cavalier
Jessica

The King Charles Cavalier Spaniel is a charming and lovable toy breed that has captured the hearts of dog enthusiasts worldwide. Find out more here.

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King Charles Cavalier | Dog Breed Information

Dalmatian | Dog Breed Information

Dalmatian Dog Breed
Jessica

The Dalmatian is an iconic, distinct dog breed. Find out more about this famous dog breed and how you can give your Dalmatian a happy home.

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Dalmatian | Dog Breed Information

Cat behaviour and what you need to know about it

Cat
Jessica

In order to give your cat a happy, long life, it's important what makes it tick! What do cats need in order to be happy? This guide will help you to better understand and bond with your cat.
 

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Cat behaviour and what you need to know about it

Five Best Dog Walks in Sydney

Sydney Harbour
Jessica

Whether you love nature, the coast or trendy urban cafes, there's something in Sydney for every dog and owner! Here are our top five Sydney dog walks.

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Five Best Dog Walks in Sydney

The Best Dog Beaches on the Gold Coast

Gold coast beach
Jessica

Perhaps you're a local sitter, pet owner, or you've taken the family on a road-trip up north to the glittering Gold Coast – either way, there's no better way to burn doggy energy than a run on a dog beach.

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The Best Dog Beaches on the Gold Coast

Safe flying with your pet

Plane
Jessica

Flying with your pet can be a stressful experience. However, with planning and a little help, you can make the process much more seamless for yourself and your pet!

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Safe flying with your pet