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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
Georgie, 02-07-2021
I was very happy with the care and attention to detail Siobhan took looking after my two cats. My older cat is 21, has to have medications for her heart, and has lost a lot of weight and become poorly when I’ve gone away before leaving them with another pet sitter. For this reason I’m nervous of finding a new pet sitter for them. My usual pet sitter has just moved away from Bristol so this was Siobhan’s first time with my cats. I was happy to return from my trip away to two very happy healthy cats. Siobhan was excellent at answering all my queries and put my mind at ease with detailed text and picture updates after each visit. This really was exactly what I needed so I could enjoy my time away and not worry about the cats care. She spent time getting to know them both and giving them attention and play as well as all the necessary other jobs such as water, food and litter tray. Top marks! Highly recommended. I’m a cat sitter as well so I shall be recommending her to my clients when I’m not available for them!
Home Visits
Patricia, 25-09-2021
We cannot recommend Anita highly enough as a pet sitter and how happy we are that our two cats are looked after so well when we are away on holiday. One of our cats is very elderly and has to have have various medications through the day and Anita deals with this all in her stride. She also sends up updates everyday and photo's of how our cats are getting along which is always very reassuring and means that we can totally relax while we are away. Anita will always be our first choice as a pet sitter for our holidays knowing our cats are in very safe 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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