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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
Eleonore, 07-05-2024
We recently had the pleasure of entrusting our 13-year-old cat, Daisy, to Jana’s care while we were away. From the moment we met her, it was evident that Jana is not just a catsitter; she’s a true feline enthusiast who goes above and beyond to ensure the well-being of her furry charges. Jana’s dedication to Daisy’s comfort and happiness was remarkable. She showered Daisy with affection, ensuring she had plenty of cuddles, playtime, and delicious meals. Daisy’s contented purrs were a testament to the love and attention she received. Jana’s communication skills were outstanding. Throughout our time apart, she kept us informed with regular updates and adorable photos of Daisy. These snapshots of our beloved cat exploring, napping, and even striking funny poses put our minds at ease. We felt connected to Daisy despite the physical distance. Not only did Jana care for Daisy, but she also respected our home. The cleanliness of our living space upon our return was impressive. Jana ensured that the house was spotless, and she even changed our sheets—an unexpected but delightful touch. In summary, Jana exceeded our expectations as a catsitter. Her genuine love for animals, clear communication, and thoughtful approach make her an exceptional choice for anyone seeking top-notch pet care. We wholeheartedly recommend her services to fellow pet owners! :) Thank you, Jana, for taking such wonderful care of Daisy. You’re a gem, and we’re grateful to have found you!
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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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