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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

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Javen, 05-01-2024
We recently had the pleasure of entrusting our little chi to the care of Kitty, and the experience was nothing short of outstanding. From the moment we first made contact, it was evident that we had found a pet sitter who not only understands the needs of our dog but also goes above and beyond to ensure both our pet's and our peace of mind. One of the most commendable aspects of Kitty's service is her unwavering attentiveness to our dog's needs. It was clear that she took the time to understand our pet's routine, preferences, and quirks, ensuring a seamless transition during our absence. Our pup, normally a bit anxious when separated from us, immediately warmed up to Kitty, a testament to her ability to establish a genuine connection with animals. One of the biggest concerns for any pet owner leaving their fur baby in someone else's care is the worry and uncertainty that often accompanies it. However, Kitty completely alleviated any anxieties we might have had. She consistently kept us informed about our dog's well-being through timely and detailed updates. The regular reports, complete with photos and videos, not only reassured us but also allowed us to witness firsthand the joy and comfort our furry friend experienced under Kitty's attentive care. We are very grateful to have found such a dedicated and compassionate pet sitter, and we wholeheartedly recommend Kitty to anyone seeking top-notch care for their four-legged family members.
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Jacob, 13-02-2024
I cannot say enough good things about Jacqui! :D I have three cats, and I'm diligently committed to their wellbeing. Thus, it's often stress-inducing to find a pet sitter for them when I'm out of town, because I'm super specific about their routines & all their individual requirements. I've had pet sitters fumble with medications, fail to play with them or just generally misunderstand my instructions. It can be a real minefield. Jacqui was the complete opposite of all these people. She was attentive to my cats' needs. Never failed to communicate. Was extremely patient with me when I was stressing out or dealing with health issues. Extremely adaptable to all the requirements I outlined, and her passion for animals is all too real, with every update dripping with excitement in just getting to be around the cats. She doesn't do this job because she has to, but instead, because she loves animals. A love that translates into phenomenal service. I've never seen the cats so calm after an extended absence from me, and it's all because of Jacqui's superb & diligent efforts. I've never gone back to a previous pet sitter before, but Jacqui is shaping up to be my go-to from here on out. And how lucky for me too, getting in so early, as I've got a feeling she's going to be in high demand sooner, rather than later. I am beyond happy with Jacqui & I'd happily recommend her to anyone searching! :D

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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