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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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Caroline, 25-08-2022
Rylan stayed at my apartment to watch my dog for just over two weeks, and I was so happy to have such a responsible and caring dog sitter staying with him! I would definitely work with her again and highly recommend her for dog sitting or dog walking. Before leaving, Rylan took the time to meet with us and get to know our dog, asking lots of questions and really showing that she cared about his wellbeing. And while we were gone she sent daily updates with photos and took him on lots of great walks. This was the longest period of time that we have left our dog with a dog sitter, and Rylan made me feel really comfortable that he was well taken care of.
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Xristina, 09-09-2022
Super sweet and understanding pet sitter! Taly took care of our dog and cat in our own space while we were away on vacation and she did great! We trusted her with a difficult task, since our dog and cat are "special" cases. Escape artists, highly reactive, with a history of living on the streets and in shelters, they really needed an experienced pet sitter! And indeed in Taly we found exactly what we needed! We returned to find both of them in an incredibly calm state and we know how much work she must have done, how well she read all the signs, followed our instructions and invested her time to provide safety and routine for our two sensitive creatures! Thank you for taking such good care of them so we could enjoy a carefree holiday.

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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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