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Loving dog sitters for your best friend

Going on a holiday, working late, or just need some help caring for your pooch? Find the perfect dog sitter on Pawshake today.

Pawshake has thousands of trusted and fully verified dog sitters who offer their personalised services straight to you. Pawshake knows your furry friend deserves the very best dog minding:our dog sitters are highly experienced and simply love what they do, so you can relax knowing Fido will receive the highest standard of dog care.

What is the best dog sitting service for my pooch?

Sitters to suit your dog and budget

Pawshake has a dog sitting service for every unique pooch

Some dogs find travel stressful and prefer in-home dog care or drop in visits. In-home dog care also helps to avoid coughs and other illnesses that can spread in busy kennel facilities.
Many dogs love the company of other dogs, while others are shy and prefer to stay alone with a dog sitter. You can choose whether you want your pet to stay with other furry friends or not.
If you require puppy sitting, or need senior dog care, a dog sitter can come to your place for personalised in-home dog care.
Alternatively, your dog can enjoy a fun holiday from home in a warm family environment while you are renovating or moving house.
Your best friend will never be lonely again!

Why is Pawshake dog sitting a better choice?

Designed for happy dogs and owners

Free meet & greet

Get to know your dog minder with an obligation-free meet & greet - you’ll know you’ve found the right person for the job! Book their dog minding services securely via Pawshake for premium pet insurance, 24/7 online support and our satisfaction guarantee.

Personal and affordable

Every dog and puppy is unique and special. On Pawshake, you can find a perfect dog minder for your individual dog minding needs. You won’t be out of pocket for personal dog minding: Pawshake rates are affordable and set by our dog minders.

Stuck at work?

It’s super simple to find your perfect dog minder and plan a meet & greet without leaving the office. Simply log onto Pawshake, enter your suburb and start browsing friendly local dog minders who would be delighted to welcome your dog into their home and heart.

5-star dog sitting reviews

Read real reviews from happy dog owners

Home Visits
Judith, 31-12-2019
Maia is a great sitter with great communication. She did not put up only with my cat but with me, as well, with my numerous requests for my cat as this is the first time I engaged a pet sitter. Maia looked after my Sascha, very personable, patient and enthusiastic with frequent updates. And I am gra ...
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Home Visits
Angela, 31-07-2019
We went on a 7 week holiday overseas and have 5 cats which we booked into our vet cattery. Two weeks prior to us leaving on our trip a stray hungry kitten turned up at our house, several attempts to find where she came from failed and we began feeding her and worried what will become of her when we ...
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Home Visits
Rachel, 28-11-2016
Heather continues to be my pet sitter since discovering her a couple of months ago. She's reliable, cares for my kitties and leaves treats hidden for them to find after she leaves - she's a wonderful pet sitter. I'd highly recommend them to anyone looking for a pet sitter! :)
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Home Visits
Laura, 05-01-2018
Hannah looked after our cats for three days while we were away for New Years, and we were overwhelmed with her professionalism and high standard of care that she exhibited during that time. On top of caring for our cats, Hannah also offered to open the curtains of our house while we were away, bring ...
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The Pawshake Difference

Your dog is in safe hands

Trusted, verified & insured dog sitters

On Pawshake, our dog sitters are trusted and vetted locals. You can relax knowing that your dog is covered by our Premium Pet Protection insurance during the booking.

Simple Search

Enter your location into Pawshake to see nearby dog sitters offering in-home dog care, drop in visits and more. Use our search filters to search and find a perfect match for you.

Guilt-free dog sitting

A dedicated dog minder is a great option for when your family or friends can’t help. Pawshake dog sitters happily offer their services for all pooch types, including senior dog care and puppy sitting.

Extra dog care services

Many Pawshake dog sitters can perform special dog care tasks, including administering medication, puppy sitting, grooming and even pet first aid during the dog sitter job.

Stay in touch

You may miss your dog, but your dog sitter can make sure you can feel close to your furry friend with regular messages, daily pictures and updates throughout the dog sitting stay.

Why Pawshake?

We’ve got you and your pet covered

Peace of Mind Guarantee Included

In the unlikely event that your pet is ill or injured during a booking, Pawshake will cover veterinary costs. Pay securely online for The Pawshake Guarantee on your pet sitting booking. You’re in safe hands with Pawshake.

Local Vetted Pet Sitters

All pet sitters are individually vetted by our team of specialists: less than 20% of potential pet sitters make the cut. All pet sitters have a detailed profile with personal information and authentic community reviews for you to read before booking their services.

Happiness Guaranteed

Our loving pet sitters are dedicated to your cat, dog, rabbit, bird or guinea pig. Enjoy daily updates and photos from your pet sitter during pet boarding, pet daycare or your dog’s walk. Our friendly customer support team is online to help you.

Booking Guarantee

Should the pet sitter you have arranged and booked be unable to care for your pet, we will do everything we can to find you a replacement pet sitter. This is very rare, but we are there to help if you get stuck.

How does it work?

Pawshake is easy!

1. Free meet & greet

Message a loving pet sitter, and arrange an obligation-free meet & greet.

2. Book online

Safely book through Pawshake and enjoy in-house customer support, booking guarantee and veterinary coverage for your pet.

3. Sit back and relax

Your pet is in safe hands. Your pet sitter will be in touch with regular photos and updates during the pet daycare or pet hosting period.

Using dog sitting for the first time?

Here's how it works

Leaving your dog or puppy when you go away for work or on a holiday can be a little daunting the first time. With a few simple steps, you can be sure that your dog minder will do the best job possible.

Choosing the right dog sitter

Read the dog minder’s profile carefully to learn about theirdog care experience and background. You can browse reviews from pastbookings and check their calendar for availabilty. If the dog sitter looks promising, send them a message.

Meet and Greet

Arrange a meet and greet with the dog sitter before the booking. Get to know each other- ask questions, have a look at their home if your dog will be staying for in-home dog care and answer any questions the dog sitter may have.

Finalise your booking

If your meet and greet goes well, book through Pawshake. This will activate our premium pet insurance for the booking period, the Pawshake guarantee and the support of the customer service team. Payment is processed now, and is sent to the dog sitter at the end of the booking.

All pet sitting services

Find the pet sitting service to suit your unique pet care needs.

Always stay connected

Download the free Pawshake app to find and book your loving pet sitter.

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Frequently asked questions about dog sitting

Your dog sitting questions answered

Which dog sitting option is right for my dog?

At Pawshake you can choose a range of dog sitting options to suit your dog. For new puppies, shy or more senior dogs, a home visit or house sitting option might be the best option and will ensure they are comfortable. For dogs that need more exercise or are more outgoing, booking a dog walk, doggy daycare or overnight boarding at a pet sitter's home may be the better choice.

Leave your pets with peace of mind. With sitters qualified and experienced in dog training, vet nursing, rescue pets and general pet care, you’ll be sure to find a sitter that is perfect for you, and will love your pet just like family.

Will my dog be insured while in the sitter’s care?

Yes, when you make a booking on Pawshake your dog will be covered by The Pawshake Guarantee. This covers medical emergencies and veterinary care for your dog while in the pet sitter’s care. Plus your booking is also covered by our happiness guarantee and in house customer support.

Why is Pawshake dog sitting a better choice?

Every dog and puppy is unique and special.Pawshake pet sitters are flexible and can accommodate your dog's unique requirements and needs - simply discuss this with them during the meet and greet.

On Pawshake, you can contact and meet your pet sitter for free prior to booking. Your sitter will also send you daily updates so you'll know what your dog is up to while you are away. For added security, your payment is not released to the sitter until the booking is finished.

Leave your pets with peace of mind. All bookings are covered by The Pawshake Guarantee which includes free veterinary coverage, Happiness Guarantee, Booking Guarantee and 24/7 online in-house customer support.

How do I pay for my dog sitter?

You can pay via Poli, PayPal, Visa, Mastercard or American Express. Never pay the sitter directly by cash or check as this is not secure and it also means your booking is not covered by The Pawshake Guarantee or customer support.

For added security, your payment is not released to the sitter until the booking is finished.

What if I change my mind after I book?

At Pawshake, we understand that sometimes plans change. Depending on your pet sitter's cancellation policy and when you cancel or change dates, you may be entitled to a full or partial refund. We are also able to transfer your booking to a different sitter. Simply contact our friendly customer service team.

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