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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
George, 22-04-2022
As a first timer having a cat sitter I was amazed at how happy and comfortable my cat was after her time with Ksenia. I couldn't recommend her more, between the amazing job she did and the much appreciated updates and photos it was an amazing introduction to cat sitting and would not look any further when searching for a cat sitter in the future.
Home Visits
Adele, 29-05-2022
Renata really saved us when the sitter we had booked cancelled on us the day before going away overnight. I contacted two local people on Paw Shake; Renata replied very quickly and even though it was such short notice, did a meet and greet with us and took our booking. We have three cats, one of which is 18 and needs a little more TLC; Renata adored her and gave her so much snug. The sitter who cancelled was going to do a very short drop in; Renata played with them with her and our toys and gave them licky licks and cat sticks to allay their boredom and sent photos which made me very happy, including one of the best photos of our old cat that I have ever seen! Her messages were full of enthusiasm and affection for our furfam, which made us so happy the original sitter has cancelled and we found Renata instead! We have just moved to our new home and are in chaos. We set off late for the wedding we were going to, and on the way, I realised I had forgotten to put the (very full) bin out. Feeling terrible asking but in big trouble if the bin had to last another 3 weeks to the next bin day, I apologetically asked Renata if she could do it. Totally not part of the cat sitting job description but she totally understood and was happy to help! We are so happy to have found such a great local sitter in our new area; it’s such great peace of mind to know we can go away knowing the furfam are in great hands 🐾

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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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