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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
Jo, 24-03-2024
Xiao was our first choice and remains our only one. We were charmed by her honesty and openness, as well as by her knowledge and skills. While reading her description, I had the impression that I was partially reading the story of my cat and me. I thought I had read all the books and watched all the documentaries about cats, but it turned out that after all this time I wasn't even halfway there! Xiao shows understanding and patience, and does not judge in advance, she gives every cat equal opportunities and time. After meeting her, it turned out that we had a completely different cat! Our picky cat got along with her immediately and accepted her as a pack of her team. Going on a trip and leaving your family member with someone like Xiao, with whom your pet feels even better than with you!, is not only a peace of mind, it is a reason for jealousy. Xiao is a true cat whisperer, and we wouldn't be surprised if she had the same attitude towards other animals. We will definitely use her cat sitting services more than once in the future and we recommend her to absolutely everyone. Familiarization meetings before departure, care during absence, meetings after return, carefully prepared plan, learning, fun, up-to-date news, photos, videos. Xiao is a very well-mannered, very high cultured person who is full of respect. And we will stick with our cat with her sessions, because they completely change the face and quality of our cat's life.
Home Visits
Balint, 07-01-2024
Marie-Laurence proved to be a reliable, trustworthy cat-sitter taking affectionate care of our cat during a 11 day Christmas leave. She replied instantly to all our communication from the outset. She was constructive and communicative throughout, offering solutions to issues along the way including setting up a first meeting, exchanges of keys etc. She arrived on time at the first meeting and created instant rapport both with the cat and its owners. She showed great experience with cats both in the way she approached Frici and also through the thoughtful questions she asked regarding feeding, cat health issues, feline behavior etc. She spent significantly more time than the agreed minimum. She took pictures and videos of our cat eating and playing and it was clear that she played with our cat long enough for him to feel well taken care of, even exhausted, in a good sense. Both our cat, Frici and we, the owners are very satisfied with the professional, yet fond cat care Mare-Laurence showcased and will be happy to book her again if needed in the future.

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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