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A sitter stays overnight in your home

House and pet care for while you are away

A house sitter will stay at your home while you are away to care for your pets and keep an eye on your home.

House sitting is a perfect choice for pets that prefer to stay in the comfort of their own home. Our house sitters are also a more cost effective option if you own several pets.

With house sitting, your house will be lived-in and far more secure with a trusted house sitter coming and going than an empty home.

How does it work?

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

1. Search for a sitter

Choose from a range of experienced house sitting professionals nearby.

2. Organise a free meet and greet

Meet your sitter for free before you make a house 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 pet.

Why choose Pawshake for house sitting?

We've got you and your pet covered

Peace of mind guarantee

We care about the happiness and safety of you, your home and your pet.
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Experienced local sitters

We have experienced, qualified and reliable local sitters for house sitting services.

Vetted sitters

Every single sitter’s house sitter profile is individually reviewed by our dedicated Trust and Safety team. We only accept 15% of house sitting applications.
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Contactless payments

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

See what Pawshake house sitting clients have to say!

Read real house sitting reviews from happy pet owners

House Sitting
Anna, 18-07-2023
Wow what a find Jess has been. She is an awesome dog sitter. We would be happy to recommend Jess for all the reasons below and more that we don’t have time or forgotten to record. Our dog is an old 16-year-old mini schnauzer who can have off days where he falls and cannot get himself up. We have always used family in the past with this is the second time we have used Pawshake, the first was a short weekend away a few weeks before this big trip. We are very impressed with the ease of the Pawshake app and the responses from dog careers, the ones who have an interest are happy to come out for an interview where they meet our dog, check out the house and answer any questions you ask. The reviews online give you more confidence. We were heading to Europe for four weeks and Jess was a available to meet a few months before our holiday and again a few days before our trip to reacquaint. She was always easy to contact, happy to cook chicken and rice for our fur baby who has health issues and needs twice daily pain pills. Jess was also happy to take our dog to the vet when required for general health maintenance / injections, even offered to do the injections herself. During the trip we received regular updates with photos/videos and on the odd occasion when our dog had a health scare, Jess was in communication with the vet and us to work out the next steps. When we returned Jess left us a fridge of fresh milk and fruit & vegetables and pre-made dog food. The house was very clean, our dog was happy and looking for Jess after our return. We hope to use Jess again for future trips, just need to start saving for our next holiday. Thank you, Jess! You are so much more than what we were expecting.
House Sitting
Matilda, 07-06-2023
Daniel was a wonderful carer and house sitter and would recommend him to anyone that may have concerns with hiring a sitter for their most treasured possessions, their home and their pet(s). Daniel is extremely personable and my little guy just loved him. He truely cares about the level of care delivered to the pets he is given responsibility to care for and also to the home he is sitting. I would rehire Daniel in a heartbeat and have no hesitation recommending him to any first time user of the service or seasoned users that may need to extend services to house sitting. Very happy with my experience with both Daniel and Pawshake service, website and service.

Frequently asked questions

Your house sitting questions answered

What is house sitting?

House sitting is an in-home pet care service. A sitter comes to stay at your home for the duration of the time you are away to care for your pets and keep an eye on your home.

Is house sitting a good option for me and my pets?

House sitting is a perfect choice for pets that prefer to stay in the comfort of their own home. Your house will also be lived-in and far more secure with a trusted house sitter coming and going than an empty home.

Who will be house sitting in my home?

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 house sitter prior to making a booking.

Will the house sitter keep me posted about how my pet is doing?

Your sitter will send you daily text and photo updates through Pawshake or your preferred choice of communication. This is included as part of your booking and there is no additional cost required.

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