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A sitter stays overnight in your home

House and pet care for while you are away

A house sitter will stay at your home while you are away to care for your pets and keep an eye on your home.

House sitting is a perfect choice for pets that prefer to stay in the comfort of their own home. Our house sitters are also a more cost effective option if you own several pets.

With house sitting, your house will be lived-in and far more secure with a trusted house sitter coming and going than an empty home.

How does it work?

Securing a house sitting booking with Pawshake is easy and safe.

1. Search for a sitter

Choose from a range of experienced house sitting professionals nearby.

2. Organise a free meet and greet

Meet your sitter for free before you make a house sitting 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 pet.

Why choose Pawshake for house sitting?

We've got you and your pet covered

Peace of mind guarantee

We care about the happiness and safety of you, your home and your pet.
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Experienced local sitters

We have experienced, qualified and reliable local sitters for house sitting services.

Vetted sitters

Every single sitter’s house sitter profile is individually reviewed by our dedicated Trust and Safety team. We only accept 15% of house sitting applications.
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Contactless payments

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

See what Pawshake house sitting clients have to say!

Read real house sitting reviews from happy pet owners

House Sitting
Serina, 15-05-2024
Stella was an outstanding pet sitter for our German Shepherd, Romeo. She provided top-notch care during her nearly three-week stay at our home, going above and beyond in every aspect of her duties. Stella's daily updates included adorable photos and videos that not only brightened our day but also reassured us of Romeo's happiness and well-being. Her attention to detail was impeccable; she kept us informed about everything from Romeo's mood swings to his diet and exercise routine. Moreover, Stella maintained our home in pristine condition, leaving it spotlessly clean. Her dedication and love for animals shine through in her work, making her an invaluable asset. We are truly impressed by her professionalism and warmth, and we are absolutely certain that we will be using Stella's services for all our dog care needs in the future. Stella isn't just a pet sitter; she's a part of our family now ❤️ 🐾
House Sitting
Joanna, 01-07-2024
If you are stressed and nervous about leaving your pets under someone's care i can recommend suzie with my eyes closed she is a person you trust 1000% to leave your dear pets with, I have two shy, nervous and "problematic " dogs one an 11year old rescue female dog that's extremely nervous and scared of people and a 6 year old male german shepherd that's dog reactive and has seperation anxiety so finding someone to take care of them has been a challenge and a nerve wrecking time but even with this long list suzie has manged to take care of them and form a bond we never knew was possible for someone "outside" of family , not only did she take care of everything regarding the dogs and house but also kept constant communication so we did not have to worry about anything and that is something we are so grateful for as it took any worry from us knowing our dogs are happy and enjoying their "holiday" so we could enjoy ours. With an open heart I can recommend suzie if you are worried about anything just shoot her a text and plan a meet and greet if my two dogs were overjoyed staying with suzie there's nothing more to say. I will 100% be back in the future whether that be for stays or just walks as suzie is worth every penny spent 😊 cannot recommend enough.

Frequently asked questions

Your house sitting questions answered

What is house sitting?

House sitting is an in-home pet care service. A sitter comes to stay at your home for the duration of the time you are away to care for your pets and keep an eye on your home.

Is house sitting a good option for me and my pets?

House sitting is a perfect choice for pets that prefer to stay in the comfort of their own home. Your house will also be lived-in and far more secure with a trusted house sitter coming and going than an empty home.

Who will be house sitting in my home?

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 house sitter prior to making a booking.

Will the house sitter keep me posted about how my pet is doing?

Your sitter will send you daily text and photo updates through Pawshake or your preferred choice of communication. This is included as part of your booking and there is no additional cost required.

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