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Dog boarding is an overnight pet care service at your sitter's home

Home Dog Boarding

Loving dog boarding for your pooch

Travelling soon, renovating your home or moving house? Your dog can stay happy and safe with a sitter from Pawshake.

Pawshake has thousands of loving and vetted dog boarders who want to open their home and heart to your pooch. Avoid noisy dog kennels and give your dog a cosy holiday in a comfortable family environment.

New to home dog boarding?

Here's what it's all about

What are home dog boarding services?

Pawshake home dog boarding is an overnight pet care service that differs from traditional dog kennels. Instead, your dog can stay at a pet sitter’s house for the booking period and receive the very same love and care that they would at home.

Ensure your dog has a smooth stay

  • Meet & greet your pet sitter before paying
  • Introduce your dog to your pet sitter and meet all other guest and resident pets
  • Inspect the property where your dog will be staying to make sure it suits your pooch
  • Leave an emergency contact number, the number of your pet’s vet and their microchip and vaccination information

Will home boarding suit your dog?

From big to small: we have your dog covered!

Puppy boarding

Puppy boarding is a great choice when your precious pup is still undergoing toilet training or needs constant supervision. Many experienced Pawshake sitters offer puppy boarding in a puppy-proof home environment.

Senior dog boarding

Like puppy boarding, senior dogs can require supervision and care throughout the day and night. You can rest assured that your older pet will have the same comfort and care when home dog boarding as they would at home.

Active dogs

It’s never a good idea to leave an active dog home alone for a long period of time: they will take out their energy on your new shoes or furniture. Instead, consider leaving your dog in a secure home boarding environment with plenty of play, attention and exercise.

Special needs dogs boarding

If your dog has a condition that requires extra care or supervision during home dog boarding, discuss this with your home boarding sitter - you can be sure they can accommodate your dog’s unique needs with love and care.

Nervous Dogs

If your dog is a bit shy, choose a home dog boarding sitter that doesn’t own other pets or have other bookings. Dogs that suffer separation anxiety are also more comfortable in cosy home than in a noisy, unfamiliar environment such as a dog kennel.

5-star dog boarding reviews

Read real reviews from happy pet owners

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Monica, 20-07-2019
Sonja was absolutely wonderful, .. and it appears Chilli (our dog) is mourning the end of his "holiday" (home dog boarding) at her house. At the outset, Sonja arranged a very positive meet and greet in which she arranged a group walk to ensure that all parties (she, me and Chilli) would be happy wi ...
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Danika, 11-05-2018
Absolutely amazing! Nora was the dream dog sitter, she was great in communicating right up till we went away and then sent through loads of photos, videos and messages while we were away. It put our mind at complete ease knowing they were having such a great time. Our pups absolutely loved their sta ...
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Dana, 23-06-2019
Michelle and her partner (along with their dog Meelo) hosted my boisterous pup at their home. They were wonderful to deal with and Winnie was so content when we picked her up. Communication was really easy and I appreciated the opportunity to meet up beforehand to ensure our dogs got along. Michel ...
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Bobbie, 04-11-2015
Stephanie was the first pet sitter that I've used on Pawshake. I needed someone very quickly as my dog was arriving in New Zealand for the first time, needless to say things were a bit crazy. Stephanie eased our burden with a lighting fast response time and was quick to accommodate us, going so far ...
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The Pawshake Difference

Your dog is in safe hands

Pet protection guaranteed

When you book through the Pawshake platform, your pet is automatically covered by our Premium Pet Protection insurance in case of accident or illness during the booking period - whether overnight boarding, long-term boarding or any stay.

Guilt-free pet care

Pawshake sitters are veterinary students, retired couples or young families who love having dogs around. If you don’t feel like asking family or friends or to look after your pet, why not ask an enthusiastic Pawshake pet sitter?

Extra services

If you need a specific boarding service, such as puppy boarding, senior pet boarding, grooming or medication, you can ask your sitter to perform these tasks. Your dog can receive the same loving care as they would at home.

Stay in contact

If you are worried about missing your pet when you are away, fear not: your pet sitter can keep you updated with photos and messages of your pooch having a great time during the home dog boarding service period. You can even plan a fun video call with your dog!

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.

All pet sitting services

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Always stay connected

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