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Cat Sitting

Experienced, loving cat sitters

Every cat is unique and special, so every cat sitter should be too! At Pawshake, we pride ourselves on our network of loving cat carers who will dote on your furry friend as much as you do.

Whether your cat would prefer to stay at home or at the cat sitter’s house, there is a cat sitting solution for every fussy feline on Pawshake.

What is the best cat sitting service for my cat?

Sitters to suit your cat and budget

As all cat owners know, cats can be very fussy about their environment and the company they keep. Many cats become stressed if they are transported to an unfamiliar place, whereas others might be relaxed around new people and places. Pawshake offers flexible cat sitting choices for all fussy felines.

Home visits

If your cat is a little shy and would prefer to stay at home, arrange a cat feeder to stop by once or twice a day with drop-in visits. This is also a good option if you are working back late, or going away for one or two days.

House sitting

If you are away from home for a longer period, house sitting includes cat sitting as well as keeping a close eye on your home. Not only will your furry friend have friendly company throughout the day and night: your home will remain secure and lived-in.

Cat Boarding

For more adventurous felines, home boarding might be an option to consider if your cat would be comfortable staying at a cat sitter’s house.

Why is cat sitting a better solution?

Your cat's needs come first

Cats are very sensitive to the space around them and the sights, scents and sounds that come with this. A cattery or traditional cat boarding facility can be a very stressful experience for some cats, who might not enjoy the constant activity around them in these places.
Whether your cat stays with a friendly cat sitter or relaxes in their own home, you know a Pawshake cat sitter will give them the one-on-one care and attention they deserve.

5-star cat sitting reviews

Read real reviews from happy cat owners

Home Visits
Martina, 2018-05-08
Cristina is a great pet sitter. When we arranged the meet up, she was on time. My cat felt relaxed and comfortable with her right away which is very unusual since my cat is always very aloof. She sent me videos each time she would visit my cat and it made me feel so at ease enjoying my vacation and ...
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Home Visits
John, 2017-01-04
Anna did a fine job looking after my cat Nervous. She came to my rescue when I needed a cat sitter during the Christmas period when I had to fly away for a few days at very short notice. As part of this help she also volunteered to pick Nervous up from the vet on her first day of cat sitting as Ne ...
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Home Visits
Valerie, 2017-01-01
I had been taking my cats to a cattery and hated how anxious and stressed they seemed when I'd pick them up. So this time I decided to find a pet sitter. I first asked to meet Nathalia at my apartment so I could see how my cats took to her. I had a good feeling about her from the moment I met her... ...
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Home Visits
Bríd, 2018-06-06
Anabel and Ken took fantastic care of our cats while we were away. We received daily updates which was great to see as this was the first time we left our cats with a cat sitter. The proof of how well they were cared for was when we came home and seeing how relaxed our they were!! I highly re ...
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Why Pawshake cat sitting is the best choice

Your cat is in safe hands

High-quality cat care

We accept only the most responsible and dedicated cat sitters onto Pawshake - in fact, a mere 20% of cat sitting applicants make it through our review process. Plus, you can relax knowing your cat is covered by our Premium Pet Protection insurance throughout the cat sitting booking.

Simple Search

Find the perfect cat sitting solution by searching for your suburb on the Pawshake website or mobile app. Browse through our many local profiles, read past reviews from happy cat owners and check your sitter's availability on their calendar.

Stress-free cat care

Cat sitting is a true passion for our cat sitters, never a chore! Many cat owners might feel guilty for relying on friends, family or neighbours for cat care. Pawshake cat sitters genuinely love cuddling cats and want to help you: it’s a win-win!

Extra services

Is your cat a little older, or in need of daily medication or other special care? Many of our cat sitters can perform specific tasks upon request, including grooming, administering medication and even cat first aid.

Stay in touch

Of course, you dearly miss your cat when you aren’t close to them: but you can delight in seeing them pampered and happy in photos and message updates from your cat sitter throughout the booking.

The Pawshake guarantee

We’ve got you and your pet covered

Premium Pet Insurance Included

Premium pet insurance covers your pet in case of illness or injury and third parties for your peace of mind. Pay securely online for automatic insurance coverage 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.

Peace Of Mind

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 24/7.

Pet Sitter Satisfaction 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 your pet sitter online to enjoy premium pet insurance and 24/7 online support.

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 Pawshake cat sitting for the first time?

Here's how it works

With these simple steps, you can be sure your cat sitter will do the best job they possibly can for your feline friend.

Choosing the right cat sitter

Take your time in looking for a cat sitter by browsing through a few sitter profiles first. When you see a profile you like, read about the cat sitter’s previous experience, previous reviews and availability on their calendar. Send the cat sitter a quick message with your cat sitting requirements.

Meet your cat sitter

If they are available for the specified period, arrange to meet and greet with your chosen cat sitter and, of course, introduce them to your furry friend. Ask the cat sitter plenty of questions about their experience and tell them all about your cat’s personality and cat sitting needs.

Make the booking

If your cat is purring and you feel great about the cat sitter, simply visit the Pawshake website again to officially book and pay for their cat sitting services. By doing this, you will ensure your cat is covered by our Premium Pet Insurance and Pawshake Guarantee throughout the cat sitting booking.

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The Pawshake App - for pet sitting in your pocket.

Download the free Pawshake mobile app today to find and book your perfect pet sitter.

Download the free Pawshake mobile app today to find and book your perfect pet sitter.

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