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Pet sitting at your home

Home visits for while you are away

A qualified pet sitter will drop-in and visit your home to spend some one-on-one time with your pet.

Pet sitting services are suitable for all types of pets who would feel more comfortable in their own environment.

Pet care at home is a safer and less stressful choice for all pet types than a commercial pet hotel.

How does it work?

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

1. Search for a sitter

Choose from a range of experienced pet and dog sitting professionals nearby.

2. Organise a free meet and greet

Meet your sitter for free before you make a pet 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 pet sitting?

We've got you and your pet covered

Peace of mind guarantee

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

We have experienced, qualified and reliable local pet and dog sitters for a range of pet care services.

Vetted sitters and dog minders

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

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

See what Pawshake pet sitting clients have to say!

Read real pet sitting reviews from happy pet owners

Home Visits
Philip, 19-04-2024
Absolutely recommended. Mayu recently looked after two of my wife and I's cats whilst we were overseas for over a week. This was made more complicated due to the fact that the cats were not yet friendly with each other (so they need to be kept separate), whilst still having their own time to roam around the house. More-so, one cat is on medication, whilst the other is very shy and sensitive. Mayu was proactive from the beginning about learning about the cats, their routines, their needs, and our needs as owners. She stopped in for a visit prior to the booking in order to meet the cats, review all of the details, and clarify any remaining questions. Whilst we were away, she provided daily updates on the health and mood of the cats, as well as fantastic photos of them (one of which is now my lock screen photo). She kept the litter boxes clean, fed the cats on a consistent schedule, refilled the water, provided medication, played with the cats, groomed them when possible, and made sure to tidy up after herself. Basically everything you'd want and expect in a cat sitter. Incredibly, the shy cat came out of her shell, and Mayu was able to give her chin scratches for the final few days. This was a brilliant update to see, as this cat usually takes much longer to feel comfortable with new people, and proves the ability for Mayu to earn trust from cats. We came back to both of our cats being in good health and happy to see us. We'll definitely be booking Mayu in the future.
Home Visits
RUIYI, 31-01-2024
I recently had the pleasure of having Joey as a cat sitter for my beloved feline friend, and I couldn't be more satisfied with the experience. Joey's responsiveness was truly impressive; she replied promptly to my initial inquiry and all subsequent communications, making the entire process smooth and stress-free. What stood out to me was Joey's responsibility and genuine care for my cat. She went above and beyond by bringing special snacks for him, which was a delightful surprise. Joey also made sure to spend quality time playing with him, ensuring he was happy and engaged during my absence. Moreover, Joey meticulously followed all the instructions I provided, from feeding schedules to my cat's quirky preferences, showing her attention to detail and commitment to providing the best care possible. It was clear that my cat developed a fond liking for her, which is the highest praise a cat sitter can receive from a pet. I wholeheartedly recommend Joey to anyone in need of a reliable, caring, and attentive sitter for their cat. Her dedication to ensuring the well-being and happiness of pets is truly commendable.

Frequently asked questions

Your pet sitting questions answered

What does pet sitting include?

When you book our pet sitting services, an experienced pet sitter will visit your home and spend some one-on-one time with your pet.

Who will be caring for my pet during the pet sitting booking?

Pawshake only accepts pet and dog sitters who have experience and/or qualifications caring for pets. You can search, choose and have a free meet and greet with your pet sitter or dog minder prior to making a booking.

Is pet sitting the right option for my pet?

Pet sitting is the perfect option for pets who prefer staying in their own home environment and would like some company during the day. This means your pet gets to enjoy high quality and personalised care that is better than pet hotels.

What is the difference between pet sitting and pet hotels?

Pet sitting is a personalised service where a pet sitter visits your home and spends one on one time with your pet. Pet hotels can be stressful and usually involve your pet sharing their space with other pets and interacting with different staff members each time.

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