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Dog boarding at the sitter’s home

Overnight dog care for while you are away

Your dog stays overnight at a sitter’s home and enjoys personalised dog care.

Home dog boarding is suitable for dogs of all ages, including puppies.

A more safe and loving alternative to a commercial dog kennel or dog hotel.

How does it work?

Booking dog boarding with Pawshake is easy and safe

1. Search for a sitter

Choose from a range of experienced, qualified and reliable local sitters nearby.

2. Organise a free meet and greet

Meet your sitter for free before you make a 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 boarding?

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 boarding sitters. 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 boarding sitter.
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Contactless payments

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

See what Pawshake dog boarding clients have to say!

Read real dog boarding reviews from happy dog owners

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Moumita, 06-07-2023
Rare find on Pawshake! Listen up, pet lovers! I've got a story that'll make you wag your tails with excitement. Let me introduce you to the most amazing pet sitter who took care of my precious pug puppy Pluto. This superstar sitter made sure my furry buddy had the time of his life, made new pals, and had more action-packed days than an Olympic athlete! Can you believe it? Over an 18-day stay, my boy managed to shed some pounds thanks to the sitter's super active lifestyle. Losing weight is a challenge for pugs, but this sitter made it happen! I couldn't be happier seeing my pug feeling fit and fabulous. Now, let's talk updates! This pet sitter deserves an award for keeping me in the loop. I received constant updates, complete with photos and videos—twice a day, no less! I mean, how awesome is that? It felt like I was right there with my pug, experiencing his adventures firsthand. And the attention to detail in those updates? Mind-blowing! This sitter went above and beyond to ensure I knew everything that was happening during my pug's vacation. But wait, there's more! This sitter wasn't just about meeting the basics—she went the extra mile to make my pug's stay comfortable. She did her own research on pug behaviour and nature and also advised us some tips and tricks. It was evident that she genuinely cared, treating my little buddy like her own. The love, attention, and care she provided were truly heartwarming. I felt at ease knowing my pug was in the best hands possible. Folks, if you're on the hunt for an incredible pet sitter, look no further. I wholeheartedly recommend this superstar sitter who made my pug's stay an unforgettable adventure. I'm already counting down the days until my pug's next visit! A huge shoutout to this fantastic pet sitter for the remarkable service and the joy she brought to my pug's life. You rock, and Pluto gives you four paws up!
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Matthew, 06-07-2023
I recently had the pleasure of entrusting Richard with the care of my beloved dogs, Holly and Munch, for a two-day period, and I must say that his service was nothing short of outstanding. Richard went above and beyond my expectations as a pet sitter, and I highly recommend him to anyone in need of reliable and attentive care for their furry friends. First and foremost, Richard's genuine love for animals was evident from the moment he stepped through the door. He greeted Holly and Munch with a warm and friendly demeanor, instantly putting them at ease. It was clear that he treated them as if they were his own pets, providing them with ample love, affection, and attention. Richard demonstrated a remarkable level of professionalism throughout his time with my dogs. He followed all the instructions I provided regarding feeding schedules, dietary restrictions, and exercise routines. I felt completely at ease knowing that Richard was taking such good care of them. Beyond the basic necessities, Richard also engaged in activities that enriched my dogs' lives. He took them for long walks, played their favorite games, and even introduced them to some new toys. I received regular updates and photos, which reassured me that my dogs were not only being well cared for but also enjoying their time with Richard. Lastly, I must mention Richard's exceptional communication skills. He promptly responded to all my inquiries and provided detailed updates on how Holly and Munch were doing. Whether it was via text messages or phone calls, he was always available and willing to address any concerns I had. In conclusion, Richard is an exceptional pet sitter who exceeded all my expectations. His love for animals, professionalism, attention to detail, and clear communication made him the perfect choice to care for Holly and Munch. I wholeheartedly recommend Richard to anyone seeking a reliable and compassionate pet sitter, and I will definitely be reaching out to him for any future pet-sitting needs.

Frequently asked questions

Your dog boarding questions answered

What are home dog boarding services?

With home dog boarding, your dog stays overnight at a sitter’s home. Instead of being in a crowded dog kennel or dog hotel, your dog can be in a comfortable home and receive the same quality level of love and care you would provide.

Who's boarding my dog?

Pawshake only accepts 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 sitter prior to making a booking.

Where will my dog be staying?

Your dog will be staying at the sitter's home. Be sure to discuss any requirements with your sitter prior to booking. The more your sitter knows about your pet, the better! That way they can really ensure that your pet has the best and most comfortable stay.

How do I choose a sitter?

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

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