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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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House Sitting
Helena and Ollie 24/7 Care, 11-09-2023
Hannah did a phenomenal job looking after our pack of six dogs of all sizes! She catered to their individual needs, giving daily medication to our staffie girl and brushing our older dogs’ teeth and cleaning our pug’s facial folds. On the first night one of our dogs had a poorly belly so he pooped on his bed and Hannah washed the bed cover and blanket straight away. She kept our babies safe and healthy and always picked up after them when they went to the toilet in the garden. She walked our dogs individually as requested, two a day on separate walks and carefully followed the guide I wrote with all the rules of our household and dog pack. She kept our house clean and safe while we were away and kept great communication throughout! We loved the photos Hannah sent us and we could tell the babies were happy and well looked after. Hannah also followed the very strict safety rules that we set to keep the dogs’ behaviours calm and a conflict free environment in our absence, this is crucial when you have a diverse dog pack with dogs of all sizes. When we came back the house was absolutely spotless, and we could really tell that Hannah had gone the extra mile to keep the house clean and hygienic and she even washed the dogs’ blankets, the sofa cushion covers, and cleaned the filter of our hoover and hoovered upstairs without us even asking. She also washed our bedding and hers before she left ,which was very appreciated, as well as all the glasses in our kitchen cupboard which was very kind. Hannah also did great at following the feeding guide to feed all six dogs safely without any dogs choking on their food or starting trouble. She also always used the safety backup clips while walking our dogs which prevented one of our dogs from getting stolen during a scary incident, so we can’t thank Hannah enough. She also easily handled our big staffie mix girl and made sure she wore her muzzle during walks just in case as she’s a very strong girl and very skittish. The facts are that Hannah is hard-working, honest and a brilliant pet sitter. As someone who was a successful pet sitter myself for years I am blown away by Hannah’s energy, can-do attitude and passion for the job, even during a mammoth sized job such as looking after our SIX dogs. Her love for dogs is palpable and I wouldn’t recommend anyone else!! Hannah is an absolute star!!!
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House Sitting
Elisabeth, 06-01-2024
Vivian was absolutely incredible! I had a last minute trip on Christmas Day through new years and Vivian made herself available to take care of my baby. I had never left my cat for so long and I was so anxious about it. I asked her to pet sit overnight and was nervous about that too. Vivian sent me pictures and videos everyday and gave me updates on how my cat was doing. She was also kind enough to wash the sheets and clean up around the house before I arrived (something I had no expectation of!). I came home to a very, very happy and well taken care of cat. Thank you SO much for taking such good care of my baby, Vivian. I will absolutely be reaching out to her in the future for my cat sitting needs. I 100% recommend Vivian if you need a pet sitter. She is so sweet and kind and extremely responsive.

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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