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Find a loving local pet sitter or dog sitter

Who treats your pet like family

How does it work?

Search and connect with trusted pet sitters. It's easy as 1, 2, 3.

1. Find a verified pet sitter

Search and find experienced local pet sitters nearby

2. Arrange a meet & greet

Get to know your sitter in person, obligation-free.

3. Pay online

Book your sitter through our safe online system, with flexible cancellations in case your plans change.

Happiness Guaranteed

Sit back and relax! Your pet is in safe hands with their loving, experienced pet sitter.

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Did you know: Pawshake accepts only 15% of pet sitter applications? Our Trust and Safety Team has a strict vetting process to maintain high safety standards. We also work closely with a local provider to offer national police checks for sitters - because you and your pets deserve the best.


Maria Victoria was super professional and easy to communicate with. It was clear upon first meeting that my dog, Foxy Lady took a liking to her and that Maria Victoria has a way with animals. Maria Victoria watched my dog for two weeks also while house sitting. She not only took great care of my dog, but left the place extra clean and nice. I would highly recommend Maria Victoria as a dog walker or a pet sitter.

- Ricky

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Why Pawshake?

Personalised and flexible pet care

Pawshake sitters provide one-on-one love and attention in a cosy home space.

Safety first for your peace of mind

Pawshake dog sitters and pet sitters are vetted by our expert Trust and Safety team. Police checks are also provided by our Australian verification partner, InterCheck.

Peace of Mind

Pawshake pet sitters are genuine pet lovers from your local neighbourhood

The Pawshake guarantee

Safely book through Pawshake and enjoy 24/7 support, booking guarantee and veterinary coverage for your pet.

Always stay connected

Download the free Pawshake app to book, pay and enjoy updates of your pet having a fun staycation.


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