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Boarding your dog? This is what you and the dog sitter need to talk about

Are you boarding your dog at a dog sitters home? Quite an experience for your best friend! That's why it's so important to be fully prepared. The best preparation is to visit the pet sitters home, where he can ask you questions about your dog and your expectations. Here are some things that should be taken into consideration.

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A good start to 2016: Pimp your profile and start pet sitting!

Want to spend your new year surrounded by as many pets at possible? Who wouldn't? :-) And it's possible with Pawshake! With a pet sitter profile, you can board pets in your home, or you can visit them in their own home. But how do you find customers? With a lovely and attractive profile, of course. All of you dog people, cat ladies, rabbit lovers and friends of other pets: Keep reading!

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Are you (looking for) a dog sitter? Take time to read this.

With the holidays just around the corner, many pet owners have been booking a pet sitter. We have hundreds of passionate pet sitters at your service. Being a dog sitter is the most fun and rewarding occupation there is, of course! But we also have to be aware that it's not just a fun way of earning some money: It's a big responsibility! That's why it's important to consider the implications for the dog before taking him into your care. How do you make the dogs time with you as pleasant as possible? 4 important tips for dog owners and sitters.

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Plants that are poisonous for cats (and safe alternatives)

Cats are real carnivores. And yet many cats love a bit of green on the side. Unfortunately, not all plants and veggies are safe for your cat - some are even downright poisonous. Which plants should you avoid, which vegetables should you be careful with and what are healthy alternatives?

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Becoming a pet sitter: how to determine your rates

Perhaps you are considering becoming a pet sitter, or you might already have a profile on Pawhshake. You can decide for yourself which services you would like to offer: Dog walking, doggy day care, home visits or boarding. You determine yourself how much you want to charge for each service. But are you unsure how to decide on a rate for your services and what is reasonable?

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Pets are good for childrens’ wellbeing

We all know that children love animals and enthusiastically ask Mum and Dad when they can have a pet of their own. A recent study indicates that pets can even help relieve stress and anxiety disorders in kids. This means that they can contribute substantially to your child's wellbeing.

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Boarding your pet: What to take along

When you're boarding your dog or cat with a pet sitter, you naturally want them to have a good time there. So, what do they need during their stay? We've made a convenient little check list of all the things you should take along to the pet sitters' place.

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How to walk multiple dogs

If you are active as a pet sitter in your neighbourhood, you may sometimes want to walk several dogs at the same time. Perhaps you would like to take your own dog along too when walking your Pawshake dog, or perhaps you have more than 2 dogs staying with you that you would like to walk together. It is quite difficult to have all the dogs walk next to you in a well-mannered way without getting all the leads entangled. That‘s why we‘re giving you some tips how you as a dog sitter can walk multiple dogs at once.

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Tips and tricks for removing dog and cat hair

Do your pets like to lie on your couch or bed? If so, chances are that there’s hair everywhere. Of course you vacuum all the time and you brush your dog or cat regularly to remove excess hair. But still the hair is stuck on your furniture and clothing. That’s why we’re showing you some easy and affordable solutions to get your furniture, carpet and clothing hair-free.

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Pet duos: These animals need a buddy

Are you crazy about pets too? Is your pet your best friend? We have a lot in common! Of course you are giving your pet lots of love, and perhaps you have a pet sitter who spoils them every now and then. And yet some pets need a friend of their own species besides their human best friend. Let's ne honest, the same is true the other way around, isn’t it? Here‘s an overview of some very cute pet duos.

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Taking your pet to work - is it a good idea?

Dogs, cats, rats, rabbits, birds, fish: Some pets need more personal attention from their human than others, but they all need lots of dedication. How convenient would it be to take your pet with you to work? You spend every day there, so why shouldn't your pet be allowed to join? We have listed some of the pros and cons for you.

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4 creative ways of feeding your dog

Okay, so we expect most of you feed your dog only once or twice a day and he looks forward to it so much, right?! ... But in no more than a few seconds, it's all gone! Your dog is by nature what they call an opportunistic scavenger, a gatherer who eats what he finds and who will hunt if the opportunity presents itself. So you could try feeding your dog or your dog sitting guest their food in a different, more creative way!

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Why does my cat scratch? (And what can be done about it)

Every cat owner has been there: Wrecked furniture, scratch marks on the wallpaper, carpets that have been torn apart ... Scratching - it's just what cats do. But why? And what can we do about it?

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The Pawshake Halloween Special

Coming Saturday, 31 October, it’s Halloween for you and your pet! That’s why we made this little Halloween Special for you to give you some spooooky tips!

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Heartwarming - a bucket list for your pet

Would you make a bucket list for your terminally ill dog? Lauren did! A heartwarming story about a girl who lost her dearest friend to bone cancer.

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Rare and interesting dog breeds

Have you ever seen a dog with a split nose or a dog with hair growing in the opposite direction? There are many different dog breeds for sure! We’ll show you some of the strangest dog breeds around the world!

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Jobs for pet lovers

Vets, groomers, dog trainers, ... are among the most common jobs we know of. But let's talk about other jobs that involve working with animals... Here are a few listed for your interest.

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Pet-friendly travelling with "Bring Fido"

Would you like to take your pet along on holiday? He doesn’t need to stay home all the time, after all! Via “Bring Fido”, you can find pet-friendly hotels all over the world.

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5 DIY dog toys

You have invested in the coolest and flashiest toys for your dog, but he seems to prefer playing with a plastic bag or an old sock. Sounds familiar? You might as well start making your own dog toys. We’ll show you how to do it!

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Petsitters for expats!

Today: a blog especially for expats working and living in the Netherlands. Do you need a sitter for your pet or a dog walker? Read on!

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Hoe vieren we dierendag dit jaar?

Aanstaande zaterdag is het weer zover: dierendag! Voor de echte dierenliefhebber is het natuurlijk elke dag een reden om goed voor dieren te zijn,.. Maar toch kun je op 4 oktober iets extra's doen om de dag voor mens en dier een feestelijk tintje te geven. En je kunt meer doen dan een lekkere traktatie geven. 5 tips.

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