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Loving dog boarding for your pooch

Travelling soon, renovating your home or moving house? Your dog can stay happy and safe with a sitter from Pawshake.

Pawshake has thousands of loving and vetted dog boarders who want to open their home and heart to your pooch. Avoid noisy dog kennels and give your dog a cosy holiday in a comfortable family environment.

New to dog boarding?

Here's what it's all about

What are dog boarding services?

Pawshake home dog boarding is an overnight pet care service that differs from traditional dog kennels. Instead, your dog can stay at a pet sitter’s house for the booking period and receive the very same love and care that they would at home.

Will home boarding suit your dog?

From big to small: we have your dog covered!

Puppy boarding

Puppy boarding is a great choice when your precious pup is still undergoing toilet training or needs constant supervision. Many experienced Pawshake sitters offer puppy boarding in a puppy-proof home environment.

Senior dog boarding

Like puppy boarding, senior dogs can require supervision and care throughout the day and night. You can rest assured that your older pet will have the same comfort and care when home dog boarding as they would at home.

Active dogs

It’s never a good idea to leave an active dog home alone for a long period of time: they will take out their energy on your new shoes or furniture. Instead, consider leaving your dog in a secure home boarding environment with plenty of play, attention and exercise.

Special needs dogs boarding

If your dog has a condition that requires extra care or supervision during dog boarding, discuss this with your home boarding sitter - you can be sure they can accommodate your dog’s unique needs with love and care.

Nervous Dogs

If your dog is a bit shy, choose a dog boarding sitter that doesn’t own other pets or have other bookings. Dogs that suffer separation anxiety are also more comfortable in cosy home than in a noisy, unfamiliar environment such as a dog kennel.

5-star dog boarding reviews

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Helen, 04-01-2020
Lisa and Steve are very good pet sitters. From the first day seeking information from them regarding their pet sitting service to the last day of delivery of my pets back to my home, they communicated very well with prompt response about enquiries. I left my 9 pets with them including 1 dog, 6 c ...
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Patrice, 20-04-2020
I would give Monera 10 stars for everything if i could and highly recommend her to take care of your loved non human/s. I had never used a pet sitting service before and Monera was just wonderful in answering all my questions and putting my mind at ease. It was a very last minute decision to get a p ...
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The Pawshake Difference

Your dog is in safe hands

Pet protection guaranteed

When you book through the Pawshake platform, your pet is automatically covered by our Premium Pet Protection insurance in case of accident or illness during the booking period - whether overnight boarding, long-term boarding or any stay.

Guilt-free pet care

Pawshake sitters are veterinary students, retired couples or young families who love having dogs around. If you don’t feel like asking family or friends or to look after your pet, why not ask an enthusiastic Pawshake pet sitter?

Extra services

If you need a specific boarding service, such as puppy boarding, senior pet boarding, grooming or medication, you can ask your sitter to perform these tasks. Your dog can receive the same loving care as they would at home.

Stay in contact

If you are worried about missing your pet when you are away, fear not: your pet sitter can keep you updated with photos and messages of your pooch having a great time during the home dog boarding service period. You can even plan a fun video call with your dog!

Why Pawshake?

We’ve got you and your pet covered

Peace of Mind Guarantee Included

In the unlikely event that your pet is ill or injured during a booking, Pawshake will cover veterinary costs. Pay securely online for The Pawshake Guarantee on your pet sitting booking. You’re in safe hands with Pawshake.

Local Vetted Pet Sitters

All pet sitters are individually vetted by our team of specialists: less than 20% of potential pet sitters make the cut. All pet sitters have a detailed profile with personal information and authentic community reviews for you to read before booking their services.

Happiness Guaranteed

Our loving pet sitters are dedicated to your cat, dog, rabbit, bird or guinea pig. Enjoy daily updates and photos from your pet sitter during pet boarding, pet daycare or your dog’s walk. Our friendly customer support team is online to help you.

Booking Guarantee

Should the pet sitter you have arranged and booked be unable to care for your pet, we will do everything we can to find you a replacement pet sitter. This is very rare, but we are there to help if you get stuck.

How does it work?

Pawshake is easy!

1. Free meet & greet

1. Free meet & greet

Message a loving pet sitter, and arrange an obligation-free meet & greet.
2. Book online

2. Book online

Safely book through Pawshake and enjoy in-house customer support, booking guarantee and veterinary coverage for your pet.
3. Sit back and relax

3. Sit back and relax

Your pet is in safe hands. Your pet sitter will be in touch with regular photos and updates during the pet daycare or pet hosting period.

Always stay connected

Download the free Pawshake app to find and book your loving pet sitter.

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Frequently asked questions about home dog boarding

Your home dog boarding questions answered

What are home dog boarding services?

Pawshake home dog boarding is an overnight pet care service that differs from traditional dog kennels. Instead of being in a crowded environment in a cage, your dog can stay at a pet sitter’s house for the booking period and receive the very same high level of love and care that they would at home.

Who's boarding my dog?

Pawshake's dedicated trust and safety team manually reviews all sitter profiles to ensure they meet our high standard. At Pawshake, we only accept pet sitters who have experience and/or qualifications caring for pets. All bookings made on Pawshake is also covered by The Pawshake Guarantee.

You are also required to have a free meet and greet with your pet sitter before booking so that you can meet the sitter in person, discuss all your requirements and ensure that the sitter is a good match for your pet.

Where will my dog be staying?

You dog will be staying at the pet sitter's home. Be sure to discuss any requirements with your pet sitter prior to booking. The more your pet 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 pet sitter?

Visit the pet sitter's profile and read about them, their home and experience. If it sounds like a good fit, request a free meet and greet. Take this time to have a look at the area that your pet will be spending time in as well observing how well your pet gets along with the sitter.

Feel free to reach out and meet a couple of pet sitters. It is important that you and your pet is comfortable with the environment and pet sitter before making a booking.

What does my dog need while they are staying at the pet sitter's home?

Our sitters want to give your dog a “home away from home” experience, so we suggest that you provide them with everything to make them feel as much at home and as comfortable as possible. Please bring your dog's favourite things and anything they or the pet sitter might need, such as:

  • Food and treats
  • Harness/collar and leash
  • Toys
  • Food and water bowls
  • Basket and blankets
  • If needed, unwashed clothes with the your smell on them for reassurance.

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