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House sitting on Pawshake

The safest house sitting service

Does your pet prefer to stay on their own home turf? If you are called away at the last minute for work or have a holiday planned, a dedicated Pawshake house sitter can come and keep your furry friend company.

Sit back and relax knowing a trusted, verified Pawshake house sitter is making sure your pet and home are safe and sound. No cages, no kennels: that’s the true peace-of-mind that comes from Pawshake house sitting!

What is house sitting?

A safe, flexible pet care solution

House sitting is an in-home pet care service. A house sitter comes to stay your home for the duration of the time you are away to care for your pets and keep an eye on your home.
House sitting is a perfect choice for dogs and cats that don’t like being transported to another location for boarding: such as puppies, older cats and dogs or special-needs pets. House sitting is a great option for pets that suffer separation anxiety, as the familiar sights, sounds and smells of home are more comforting than an unfamiliar boarding facility. It is also ideal for other pets such as fish, small caged animals and even farm animals that are happier in their own familiar space. If you own several pets, boarding might be too expensive or difficult to arrange, in which case a house sitter can be a great pet care solution.
As well as keeping your pet happy, house sitting might suit you if you are a little nervous about home security when you are away. It can include extra services such as bringing in the mail, watering plants and taking out the bins for collection. Your house will be lived-in and far more secure with a trusted Pawshake house sitter coming and going than an empty home.

The Pawshake Difference

Your home and pet is in safe hands

House sitting services

Your pet can stay safe and comfortable in their own home with a friendly Pawshake house sitter. Belly rubs and cuddles are always included!

Free meet & greet

Get-to-know the house sitter with an obligation-free meet & greet. When you are ready, book the house sitter easily via Pawshake for premium pet insurance, 24/7 online support and our satisfaction guarantee.

Safe and cost efficient

You have the power to choose exactly who you want to stay in your home with your pet. Plus, our house sitters set their own rates, making it a much more fair and affordable option than boarding for many pet owners.

More than pet care

Your dedicated house sitter will give your best furry friend plenty of play-time and attention, as well as extra services such as bringing in the mail, emptying bins and watering the plants. Your house will be secure and maintained the whole time you are away.

No time to spare?

Your friendly local house sitter is a few simple clicks away. Just visit the Pawshake homepage or mobile app, enter your suburb and browse house sitters who are ready and eager to come and help you out.

5-star house sitting reviews

Read real reviews from happy pet owners

House Sitting
Heather, 2018-01-24
Emma is the best pet sitter we have ever used and we couldn't have asked for a better pet sitting experience. She is friendly, punctual and reliable and she took excellent care of our two labradoodles. Emma met with the family and pets twice before pet sitting to ensure she knew routines and the dog ...
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Ari, 2017-10-03
I used to think our previous pet sitter was excellent until I booked with Andrea. Your pet's behaviour when you come home after an absence should tell you all you need to know about how it went with a house-sitting pet sitter. I used to think it was normal that our cat welcomes us with signs of dist ...
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Julie, 2016-09-06
You are really lucky if you have found Julia as your dog sitter. She is clearly very experienced with animals and was very intuitive with our 2 chihuahuas. Our dogs are high maintenance, they have some difficult personality traits and health issues but she managed them seemingly effortlessly and wit ...
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Shae, 2017-12-15
We hired Crystal as she already had plenty of experience with dogs, even working professionally as a day job with dogs! During our experience, Crystal was a fantastic dog walker and pet sitter/house sitter for our fur child Gracie. She was very easy to communicate with, came across extremely trust w ...
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Using a house sitter for the first time?

Here’s how it works:

If you have never used a house sitter for your pet before, don’t worry: we can step you through the process so that everything goes smoothly. Follow these simple steps:

Simple search

Enter your suburb into Pawshake, the date-range you need a sitter and the service ‘house sitting’. When browsing through house sitting profiles, closely read about each sitter’s past experience, their service and customer reviews. You might spot a few profiles you like: just send each house sitter a quick message with your dates and requirements.

Meet and greet

If a house sitter you are interested in is available, organise an obligation-free meet and greet before booking. Introduce your dog, cat or other pets, ask the house sitter any questions you may have and show them around your house. Remember to tell them where you keep your pet’s food and supplies, where cleaning products are kept and other relevant details.

Make the house sitting booking

Feel great after the meet and greet? Head back to Pawshake to make a formal house sitting booking. Booking through our website automatically activates our Premium Pet Insurance and the Pawshake Satisfaction Guarantee. At this stage, payment is processed but won’t be released to the house sitter until the booking is completed.

The Pawshake guarantee

We’ve got you and your pet covered

Premium Pet Insurance Included

Premium pet insurance covers your pet in case of illness or injury and third parties for your peace of mind. Pay securely online for automatic insurance coverage 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.

Peace Of Mind

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 24/7.

Pet Sitter Satisfaction 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

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

2. Book online

Safely book your pet sitter online to enjoy premium pet insurance and 24/7 online support.

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.

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The Pawshake App - for pet sitting in your pocket.

Download the free Pawshake mobile app today to find and book your perfect pet sitter.

Download the free Pawshake mobile app today to find and book your perfect pet sitter.

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