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Dog boarding at the sitter’s home

Overnight dog care for while you are away

Your dog stays overnight at a sitter’s home and enjoys personalised dog care.

Home dog boarding is suitable for dogs of all ages, including puppies.

A more safe and loving alternative to a commercial dog kennel or dog hotel.

How does it work?

Booking dog boarding with Pawshake is easy and safe

1. Search for a sitter

Choose from a range of experienced, qualified and reliable local sitters nearby.

2. Organise a free meet and greet

Meet your sitter for free before you make a 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 boarding?

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 boarding sitters. 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 boarding sitter.
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Contactless payments

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

See what Pawshake dog boarding clients have to say!

Read real dog boarding reviews from happy dog owners

Dog Boarding
John, 24-04-2024
Review for Sam, the Dog Sitter: Title: Compassionate and Attentive Care for Our Pugs! Rating: ★★★★★ 5/5 Leaving our pugs, Walter and Kiba, in someone else's care is always nerve-wracking, but Sam made the experience absolutely worry-free. During their 5-day stay, Sam's dedication to their well-being was nothing short of remarkable. Walter, who requires daily medication, was in capable hands. Sam was meticulous about following the instructions for his medication schedule, ensuring he never missed a dose. Her attention to detail with Walter's medical needs really set my mind at ease. It was evident that she not only provided a loving environment but also a professional one when it came to health management. The level of care and affection Sam showed Walter and Kiba was as if they were her own pets. She kept us updated with regular messages, photos, and videos, showcasing their time together and the special moments they shared. This personal touch made us feel connected and reassured that our pugs were more than just looked after—they were cherished. Her home was the perfect environment for our dogs, offering both comfort and security. She maintained their routine, including walks, playtime, and even their favorite snuggle sessions, making sure they always felt right at home. Upon picking up Walter and Kiba, it was clear they had been spoiled with love and expert care. They returned to us happy, healthy, and with a little extra pep in their step. Sam's professionalism, coupled with her genuine affection for animals, makes her an exceptional dog sitter. I wholeheartedly endorse Sam's pet sitting services to anyone in need of a trustworthy and compassionate caregiver for their furry friends. Walter and Kiba have found a second home with her, and we've found peace of mind. Thank you, Sam, for your exceptional service!
Dog Boarding
Olivia, 16-01-2024
We recently had the pleasure of entrusting our cherished furry friend, Louis, into the capable hands of Kateryna and her family, and we couldn't be happier with the exceptional care he received. From the very start, Kateryna's passion for animals shone through. Her warm and welcoming demeanor instantly put both us and Louis at ease. It was evident that she not only possesses a deep understanding of dogs but also a genuine love for them. Her commitment to creating a safe and nurturing environment for Louis was truly commendable. Throughout the dog-sitting period, Kateryna maintained excellent communication, providing regular updates and adorable pictures of Louis having a blast. It was evident that Louis wasn't just a client for her but a cherished companion deserving of the utmost attention and care. In summary, we wholeheartedly recommend Kateryna to anyone seeking a caring and responsible dog sitter. Her professionalism, love for animals, and genuine enthusiasm make her a standout choice. Louis has found a second home with Kateryna, and we are grateful to have such a reliable and trustworthy person to rely on for our future pet-sitting needs. Thank you, Kateryna, for your outstanding service and for treating Louis like a member of your own family.

Frequently asked questions

Your dog boarding questions answered

What are home dog boarding services?

With home dog boarding, your dog stays overnight at a sitter’s home. Instead of being in a crowded dog kennel or dog hotel, your dog can be in a comfortable home and receive the same quality level of love and care you would provide.

Who's boarding my dog?

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 sitter prior to making a booking.

Where will my dog be staying?

Your dog will be staying at the sitter's home. Be sure to discuss any requirements with your sitter prior to booking. The more your sitter knows about your pet, the better! That way they can really ensure that your pet has the best and most comfortable stay.

How do I choose a sitter?

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

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