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House sitting on Pawshake

The safest house sitting service

Does your pet prefer to stay on their own home turf? If you are called away at the last minute for work or have a holiday planned, a dedicated Pawshake house sitter can come and keep your furry friend company.

Sit back and relax knowing a trusted, verified Pawshake house sitter is making sure your pet and home are safe and sound. No cages, no kennels: that’s the true peace-of-mind that comes from Pawshake house sitting!

What is house sitting?

A safe, flexible pet care solution

House sitting is an in-home pet care service. A house sitter comes to stay your home for the duration of the time you are away to care for your pets and keep an eye on your home.
House sitting is a perfect choice for dogs and cats that don’t like being transported to another location for boarding: such as puppies, older cats and dogs or special-needs pets. House sitting is a great option for pets that suffer separation anxiety, as the familiar sights, sounds and smells of home are more comforting than an unfamiliar boarding facility. It is also ideal for other pets such as fish, small caged animals and even farm animals that are happier in their own familiar space. If you own several pets, boarding might be too expensive or difficult to arrange, in which case a house sitter can be a great pet care solution.
As well as keeping your pet happy, house sitting might suit you if you are a little nervous about home security when you are away. It can include extra services such as bringing in the mail, watering plants and taking out the bins for collection. Your house will be lived-in and far more secure with a trusted Pawshake house sitter coming and going than an empty home.

The Pawshake Difference

Your home and pet is in safe hands

House sitting services

Your pet can stay safe and comfortable in their own home with a friendly Pawshake house sitter. Belly rubs and cuddles are always included!

Free meet & greet

Get-to-know the house sitter with an obligation-free meet & greet. When you are ready, book the house sitter easily via Pawshake for premium pet insurance, 24/7 online support and our satisfaction guarantee.

Safe and cost efficient

You have the power to choose exactly who you want to stay in your home with your pet. Plus, our house sitters set their own rates, making it a much more fair and affordable option than boarding for many pet owners.

More than pet care

Your dedicated house sitter will give your best furry friend plenty of play-time and attention, as well as extra services such as bringing in the mail, emptying bins and watering the plants. Your house will be secure and maintained the whole time you are away.

No time to spare?

Your friendly local house sitter is a few simple clicks away. Just visit the Pawshake homepage or mobile app, enter your suburb and browse house sitters who are ready and eager to come and help you out.

5-star house sitting reviews

Read real reviews from happy pet owners

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Ricky, 2019-01-08
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 ...
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Dawn, 2016-08-17
Dana took on house sitting for our 5 pets; 2 dogs, 1 cat and 2 ferrets while we were out of the country. Our guys have a lot of needs with one blind dog requiring two injections per day and the cat requiring medication as well. Dana took amazing care of our critters and they were all very content w ...
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Ekaterina, 2017-10-05
Raquel is a very reliable pet sitter and an amazing person above all. She treated my senior doggy with true love and care. I had an absolute peace of mind away from home, knowing that Raquel is staying with Fenya. She establishes very good contact with the dog immediately. Raquel has stayed at my p ...
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Roberta, 2015-04-07
Nick has proved to be the best dog sitter one can choose. First, he has accepted to take care of her with a very short notice. Secondly (and very important!), he has taken perfect care of my lady dog, going the extra mile by establishing a superb relationship with her. I'd recommend Nick to anybo ...
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Using a house sitter for the first time?

Here’s how it works:

If you have never used a house sitter for your pet before, don’t worry: we can step you through the process so that everything goes smoothly. Follow these simple steps:

Simple search

Enter your suburb into Pawshake, the date-range you need a sitter and the service ‘house sitting’. When browsing through house sitting profiles, closely read about each sitter’s past experience, their service and customer reviews. You might spot a few profiles you like: just send each house sitter a quick message with your dates and requirements.

Meet and greet

If a house sitter you are interested in is available, organise an obligation-free meet and greet before booking. Introduce your dog, cat or other pets, ask the house sitter any questions you may have and show them around your house. Remember to tell them where you keep your pet’s food and supplies, where cleaning products are kept and other relevant details.

Make the house sitting booking

Feel great after the meet and greet? Head back to Pawshake to make a formal house sitting booking. Booking through our website automatically activates our Premium Pet Insurance and the Pawshake Satisfaction Guarantee. At this stage, payment is processed but won’t be released to the house sitter until the booking is completed.

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