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The Pawshake Halloween Special

With Halloween upon us in just a couple of days (Saturday the 31st), we’ve created a little Halloween Special with some of our best spooooky tips! Halloween was a relatively un-celebrated event in NZ until recently, but more and more people seem to be taking part each year.

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Moving with your pet

Moving to a new place often involves a huge amount of effort ... And among all that chaos, you may forget that this is a stressful period for your pets, too. Here’s some advice on how to make moving as easy as possible for your pet.

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A Heartwarming Strory - Girl makes bucket list for sick dog

Would you make a bucket list for your terminally ill dog? Lauren did! Lauren's story is a heartwarming one - she created a bucket list for her terminally ill dog.

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The first vet visit

Do you remember the first time you took your pet to the vet? Odd smells, whining dogs, cats lurking in travel crates, ... Not exactly a fun trip for most pets. Today we are going to give you a few tips on how to make a trip to the vet a less stressful experience for you furry friend :)

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Rare and interesting dog breeds

Ever seen a dog that is bred for its split nose? What about a dog with hair growing in the wrong direction? There are so many dog breeds out there, and today we’ll show you some of the ones that are a little...unique.

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Pet-friendly travelling with "Bring Fido"

Wil je graag eens je favoriete huisdier meenemen op reis? Want hé, hij hoeft niet altijd thuis te blijven! Via "Bring Fido" kan je over de hele wereld diervriendelijke hotels zoeken.

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Jobs for pet lovers

Vets, groomers, dog trainers... we know those already. But are there any jobs we don't often hear about where you deal with pets? We are listing 5 of them for you here!

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5 DIY dog toys

Have you ever felt the frustration of having invested in the coolest and flashiest toys for your dog to find he prefers playing with an old sock? You might as well start making your own dog toys. We’ll show you how to do it!

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Tips for Great Pet Photography

The first thing to know when preparing for a shoot is that you don’t need a fancy camera! Great pet photos can even happen on a crummy phone cam if you have the right light.

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Prepare your Home for Doggy Stays

Four-footed guest coming to stay? No worries - here is a guide to help you prepare!

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Meet and Greet - a How-To Guide

Pawshake gives you some top tips on the best ways to meet and greet before pet sitting.

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Keeping Animals Cool During Summer

ecember is creeping up on us fast, and so is the sweaty season. It’s a lot more difficult for animals to regulate their temperature in the heat, so here are some tips to keeping your furry friends comfortable during Summer.

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Tips for a Great Pet Sitter Profile for the Holidays

The holiday season is fast arriving, and with it comes Peak Petsitting Period, where all sorts of people are turning to Pawshake to find the perfect companion for their furry friends while they’re away. I've put together a few tips to get your Pawshake profile in top-notch condition so that your profile is a sure stand-out.

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10 Questions To Ask A Pet Owner

When you're a pet sitter meeting up with new clients and perhaps entering their home, it’s important to find out a few basic (and a few not so basic) things to ensure you all have a great pet sitting experience.

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Why use a pet sitter?

As a pet sitter, it’s always interesting when people find out what you do. “It must be so fun! Just getting to play with dogs all day!”
Well, yes, I usually say. Of course it is! But pet sitting involves a whole lot more work and responsibility.

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