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Dog sitting at your home

Home visits for while you are away

A qualified dog sitter will drop-in and visit your home to spend some one-on-one time with your dog.

Dog sitting services are suitable for dogs of all ages including puppies and senior dogs.

Personalised in-home care is a safer and more loving alternative to a commercial dog care or dog minding businesses.

How does it work?

Securing a dog sitting booking with Pawshake is easy and safe.

1. Search for a sitter

Choose from a range of experienced dog care sitters nearby.

2. Organise a free meet and greet

Meet your sitter for free before you make a dog 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 dog.

Why choose Pawshake for dog sitting?

We've got you and your dog covered

Peace of mind guarantee

Free veterinary coverage included with every booking.
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Experienced local sitters

Find qualified and reliable local dog carers. Every single sitter’s profile is individually reviewed by our dedicated Trust and Safety team. We only accept 15% of sitter applications.

The Pawshake Guarantee

We care about the happiness and safety of you and your dog. On the rare occasion that your sitter has to cancel the booking, our dedicated team will work with you to find a new dog sitter.
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Contactless payments

Pawshake’s safe and cashless booking process means that sitters only get paid after they complete the dog sitting booking.

See what Pawshake dog sitting clients have to say!

Read real dog care reviews from happy dog owners

Home Visits
Kylah, 03-01-2022
The most amazing pet sitter!! Super flexible when I needed to change things and made my big girl feel so loved while I was away. My dog is used to having people home all day long so I was very nervous about leaving her, but Aline did a beautiful job keeping her happy and busy when she visited during the day. As I have a big dog with strong protective guarding tendencies I worried about how my dog would react to someone else coming on to the property but Aline built a great relationship with her and there were no issues- just a very happy dog! Could not be happier with her service. Will be booking again!
Home Visits
Ish, 05-01-2022
Karin looked after our wee hens. They are pets to us and we love them just like a cat or a dog. Karin was reliable and very much took great care of them and sent us pictures and also updates in regards to the chickens personalities as well as in regards to the care they had received! Karin was excellent with communication and genuine care for animals (even wee hens) was clearly evident at our meet and greet but also through the messages she communicated through her check-ins. We were so grateful for Karin’s service she put us at ease that our feathered friends were well cared for while we were away. Ngā mihi nui Karin!!!

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Frequently asked questions

Your dog sitting questions answered

What does dog sitting include?

With our dog sitting service, an experienced dog care sitter will visit your home and spend some one-on-one time with your dog.

Who will be dog sitting my dog?

Pawshake only accepts dog care 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 dog sitter prior to making a booking.

Is dog sitting the right option for my dog?

Dog sitting is the perfect option for dogs who prefer staying in their own home environment and would like some company during the day. Pawshake’s dog minding services are suitable for dogs of all ages, especially puppies who may be too young to socialise and senior dogs who would feel more comfortable staying at home.

How do I choose a dog care sitter?

Visit the sitter's profile and read about their background, qualifications and experience.Then request a free meet and greet. If you are happy with the dog sitter’s experience and how well they bond with your dog, confirm your booking on Pawshake.

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