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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

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Lucy, 04-08-2021
Loki had his first stay last weekend. I have never put him into dog boarding before as he gets bad anxiety. Nahshon was incredible and kept me up to date during his stay with lots of pictures and videos. Loki had such a great time and came home happy and knackered from all the play time which was great 👍🏼 thank you so much, will definitely be back regularly when visiting Auckland 💛💛
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Gina, 26-07-2021
Teresa is a one of a kind pet sitter! We are so happy to have found her. She was very caring and patient with our dog Zoe. As it was the first time we have left Zoe with a sitter, we were very nervous. But Teresa put our minds at rest, with her daily updates and we were able to enjoy our holiday without worrying about Zoe. Thanks so much.

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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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