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Doggy Day Care

Loving dog day care for when you are at work

Busy at work and need help with dog care? You can find a perfect pet sitter offering doggy day care in their home on Pawshake.

Pawshake knows you want the best dog care for your furry friend. Our pet sitters are highly experienced and can provide in-home dog care services when life gets hectic.

What is Doggy Day Care?

Cosy at-home care for your pooch

Not all pets enjoy staying in a crowded doggy day care centre. Instead, many prefer in home dog day care in the comfort of a cosy, secure environment.
Our pet sitters don’t operate like a traditional dog day care centre – instead, you can choose the individual pet sitter who will be providing one-on-one dog day care services for your furry friend. Does your dog not get along with other dogs? Arrange dog day care with a pet sitter that only takes in single bookings at a time. Alternatively, your dog can make new friends during doggy day care – but usually only a maximum of 2 or 3 dogs at a time.

Why is doggy day care great for your dog?

Dogs are social animals that need companionship, so most don’t enjoy being left alone during the day. Being alone for long periods can lead to stress and even separation anxiety, but this can easily be avoided by booking dog care services through Pawshake. Your sitter will keep your pooch happy during the day with plenty of love and belly rubs!

5-star doggy daycare reviews

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Doggy Day Care
Teddy, 24-03-2020
Absolutely fantastic, my dog was not even excited to see me because she had such a good time with Cristina and her partner. My dog was maybe 7lb at the time max and was recovering from a broken leg (her cast came off the day before) and was mat trained (meaning she doesn't need to go out), but they ...
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Gabriel, 06-02-2020
Lisa is a fantastic pet sitter and our go-to contact whenever we need someone minding our dog. Not only our dog comes home happy and exhausted, but she’s been very flexible and very helpful timing-wise. We’d definitely recommend Lisa and will be requesting her services many times to come.
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The Pawshake difference

Your dog is in safe hands

Trusted, verified & insured dog day care

Our pet sitters are trusted, experienced and vetted locals who simply adore dogs. In addition to dog care, many Pawshake pet sitters can perform extra tasks, such as grooming and administering medication. Feel great knowing your pet is covered by our Premium Pet Protection insurance during the booking, too.

Simple Search

Enter your street or postcode into the search bar on the Pawshake home page or app, and select the service ‘doggy day care’. You can then easily browse local sitters who offer personalised dog day care. Use our handy search filters and date-range options to make sure you quickly find a host that’s perfect for your dog care needs.

Guilt-free doggy day care

A dedicated pet sitter is a great option for in home dog day care when your family or friends are too busy. Many pet owners are uncomfortable asking their neighbours for dog day care help: a Pawshake pet sitter will be happy to provide dog day care when you can’t. Pawshake pet sitters are genuinely love pets and are there to help with your dog day care needs.

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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

1. Free meet & greet

Message a loving pet sitter, and arrange an obligation-free meet & greet.
2. Book online

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

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 Doggy Daycare for the first time?

Here's how it works

With a few simple steps, you can feel relaxed knowing that your pet sitter will do the best job possible.

Choosing the right pet sitter

Enter your suburb into the Pawshake search and your dates to explore the many available sitters in your neighbourhood. Read all about your pet sitter’s past dog care experience on their profile and browse through reviews from previous customers. If the pet sitter looks promising, send a message with your requirements.

Meet and Greet

Always arrange a meet and greet with your pet sitter before formalising the booking. Take your time in getting to know each other- ask your pet sitter questions, introduce your dog, check their space to make sure it’s right for your pet during the doggy day care period and answer any questions.

Finalise your booking

If your meet and greet is a success, return to Pawshake to make the doggy day care booking. This will activate our premium pet insurance coverage, the Pawshake guarantee and the support of the customer support team. Payment will be sorted out at this stage too and transferred to your pet sitter at the end of the booking.

Always stay connected

Download the free Pawshake app to find and book your loving pet sitter.

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Frequently asked questions about doggy day care

Your doggy day care questions answered

What is doggy day care?

Doggy day care is day time care while you are busy at work or otherwise occupied. Pawshake pet sitters offer doggy day care for your dog in their home. Have a free meet and greet with the individual pet sitter who will be looking after your dog and view the environment your dog will be spending time in. Depending on the sitter you choose, you can also have the option for your dog to be the only dog or organise for your dog to socialise with a small group of dogs.

Is doggy day care good for my dog?

Dogs are social animals that need companionship, so most don’t enjoy being left alone during the day. Being alone for long periods can lead to stress and even separation anxiety, but this can easily be avoided by booking dog care services through Pawshake. Your sitter will keep your pooch happy during the day with plenty of love and belly rubs! As a bonus, your dog will return home tired and happy.

How can I book a doggy daycare sitter?

If you have not book or met the pet sitter before, we recommend:

  1. Contacting the sitter for free via the contact button on their profile.
  2. Once they have responded in positive, arrange for a meeting in person.
  3. If the meeting in person was a success, click on "BOOK NOW" in the message thread.

Can I pay the pet sitter directly or in cash?

No, you need to make a reservation and pay via the website or mobile app. This way, you and your pet sitter are both protected in case of cancellation and will enjoy peace of mind knowing the customer service team is there to help at any time.

Most importantly, the booking is covered by The Pawshake Guarantee which includes free veterinary coverage and more. Thank you for helping us build a trusted community of pet lovers!

Do I need to provide anything for my pet during the doggy day care booking?

Our sitters want your dog to be as happy and comfortable as possible so we suggest that you provide them with anything your dog might need during the day, such as:

  • Food and treats
  • Harness/collar and leash
  • If needed, a familiar toy to help them settle in

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