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Dog sitting at your home

Home visits for while you are away

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

Dog sitting services are suitable for dogs of all ages including puppies and senior dogs.

Personalised in-home care is a safer and more loving alternative to a commercial dog care or dog minding businesses.

How does it work?

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

1. Search for a sitter

Choose from a range of experienced dog care sitters nearby.

2. Organise a free meet and greet

Meet your sitter for free before you make a dog 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 dog.

Why choose Pawshake for dog sitting?

We've got you and your dog covered

Peace of mind guarantee

Free veterinary coverage included with every booking.
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Experienced local sitters

Find qualified and reliable local dog carers. Every single sitter’s profile is individually reviewed by our dedicated Trust and Safety team. We only accept 15% of sitter applications.

The Pawshake Guarantee

We care about the happiness and safety of you and your dog. On the rare occasion that your sitter has to cancel the booking, our dedicated team will work with you to find a new dog sitter.
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Contactless payments

Pawshake’s safe and cashless booking process means that sitters only get paid after they complete the dog sitting booking.

See what Pawshake dog sitting clients have to say!

Read real dog care reviews from happy dog owners

Home Visits
Helen, 25-08-2023
Being a VET assistant, Raul had some new ideas and strategies for keeping my rescue cat, Bailey relaxed and comfortable while I was away. This was my first time using a pet sitter, as usually my family or friends would help out previously, but as I was away for a longer period this time, thought it best to try a pet sitter. Very glad I did. I could tell by the wonderful pics that came through that Bailey was very relaxed with Raul, allowing him to comb him (which he doesn't usually do) and lots of cuddles. I highly recommend Raul for a caring pet sitter that will spend a lot of time making sure your beloved pet feels safe and cared for. I am booking him again when I am away in a few weeks. 5 stars. ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Home Visits
Phil, 05-09-2023
Unparalleled Care on Short Notice: Maria is a Gem! When it comes to pet sitters, Maria sets an incredibly high standard. Faced with a surprise cruise aboard the Queen Elizabeth, we urgently required a competent and loving caregiver for our Norwegian Forest cats, Mocha and Charlie. Maria stepped in on short notice and went above and beyond, exceeding even our highest expectations. Twice daily, Maria impeccably attended to feeding, water bowl refills, and litter maintenance. What sets Maria apart is her willingness to genuinely connect with Mocha and Charlie during these visits. Her responsibilities were executed not as mere tasks, but as heartfelt gestures that underlined her deep affection for animals. Mocha and Charlie, cautious by nature due to past lockdowns, were quick to sense Maria's kindness. Charlie, initially the braver of the two, became visibly more relaxed and playful under Maria's caring attention. Mocha, always the reserved one, also showed signs of growing comfort as he watched his brother interact positively with Maria. The crowning touch was the collection of candid photographs Maria sent us. These photos were more than just visual updates; they were assurances of our pets' well-being and happiness in our absence. We returned from our trip to find not only a perfectly maintained household but also two exceedingly content cats. Maria's care was so exceptional that it felt as though we never left. Maria has our highest praise and most enthusiastic recommendation. If you want your pets to experience love, comfort, and unparalleled care, especially on short notice, look no further. Maria is not just a pet sitter; she is a guardian angel for your fur family! Lord Philip Zornes Glen Waverley, VIC

Frequently asked questions

Your dog sitting questions answered

What does dog sitting include?

With our dog sitting service, an experienced dog care sitter will visit your home and spend some one-on-one time with your dog.

Who will be dog sitting my dog?

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

Is dog sitting the right option for my dog?

Dog sitting is the perfect option for dogs who prefer staying in their own home environment and would like some company during the day. Pawshake’s dog minding services are suitable for dogs of all ages, especially puppies who may be too young to socialise and senior dogs who would feel more comfortable staying at home.

How do I choose a dog care sitter?

Visit the sitter's profile and read about their background, qualifications and experience.Then request a free meet and greet. If you are happy with the dog sitter’s experience and how well they bond with your dog, confirm your booking on Pawshake.

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