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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

House Sitting
Ali & Ben, 28-08-2022
We worked with Ilenia for an extended trip, about 2 weeks away. She cared for our elderly dog and two cats and stayed in our home. This was the first time we ever had someone stay in our home, but it will not be the last now that we have met Ilenia! She is wonderful with animals, and has a real connection with them and even managed to coax our very shy cat out to play. Importantly, she is incredibly reliable and professional. While away, we received updates and pictures to let us know how things were going and she is very self sufficient. Our home was immaculate when we returned and she even took extra special care to launder linens. We felt that while we were away she could handle anything that came up, and she was especially attentive to our elderly dog, who requires a bit of medication and slow walks. He was happy and calm when we returned, a sign that we know he was well cared for! We would highly recommend Ilenia for pet care and house sitting!
House Sitting
Yuqi, 08-08-2022
I have 3 very spoiled cats, one with very bad separation anxiety and one that is very skittish. I've had two other pet sitters watch them before, but this is the first time that all three of them have warmed up to the cat sitter! Hana was lovely, and kept me posted whenever Lightning was ill from separation anxiety. She responded quickly, and my cats adored her. I was almost worried that the cats would love her more then me when I got back. She sent me daily videos and photos and was overall wonderful! So much so that I hired her again a few days later. I highly recommend Hana to anyone looking for a cat sitter.

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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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