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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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Micaela, 02-05-2022
Elise and Ignas were wonderful pet sitters. They came to the rescue very last minute to help look after our dog for the weekend. We’d never used an agency or pet sitting website so were a bit unsure, but after meeting Elise we were put at ease. Samantha was given a lovely weekend and we were assured she was in great hands. Our flat was so clean and tidy when we returned as well. Would highly recommend to anyone looking for a pet sitter.
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Eleonore, 10-01-2022
Nela was absolutely wonderful and I cannot stress just how amazing she was when she pet-sat for us. We have a rather nervous and stressed 9 year old cat named Daisy. Being a rescue, Daisy is rather jumpy and often feels scared or lonely when alone too long which is why we wanted to have someone come stay at ours while we were away. Nela was incredible with Daisy. She understood straight away that Daisy may be a bit scared/ shy with her and worked really hard to bond and make her feel comfortable. By the end of her stay, Nela had managed to make Daisy feel so comfortable she was sitting on her lap - something she had never done with us at home! When we got home Daisy looked incredibly relaxed and happy, making us feel like spending the week with Nela had in a way been her version of a little pamper holiday. <3 Nela not only did a great job with Daisy, but she is also an excellent cat photographer! Everyday we were treated to many very cute pictures of Daisy along with little updates as to what they had been up to together during the day. It was a great way to keep updated during our holiday and made us see just how happy Daisy was while we were away. Finally, Nela is a great house guest. She took very good care of our home while we were away and I'd venture to say our home looked cleaner and more put together after she left! We will definitely be having Nela over again to take care of Daisy, and honestly feel like we'd be leaving her in the best care possible. Thanks again for all your hard work Nela! See you again soon!

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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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