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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
Lorraine, 13-08-2023
I recently had the pleasure of hiring Kimmy to look after my two beloved dogs, and I can't express enough how impressed I am with the exceptional care they received. From start to finish, this experience was nothing short of fantastic, and I wholeheartedly recommend Kimmy to anyone in need of reliable and caring pet sitting services. From our initial communication, it was clear that Kimmy was not just a professional, but also someone who genuinely cares about animals. She took the time to get to know my dog's individual personalities, quirks and needs, which instantly put me at ease. This level of attention to detail demonstrated to me that my pets were in capable hands. Throughout the duration of the pet/house sitting arrangement, Kimmy consistently went above and beyond to ensure the well-being of my dogs; she followed their feeding and medication schedule meticulously, keeping a keen eye on their health. Regular updates were a highlight of the experience - receiving photographs and messages about Bentley and Cooper's activitites and behaviours allowed me to feel connected and assured that everything was going smoothly. It was clear that Kimmy treated my babies as if they were her own, showering them with attention and affection. Upon my return, I found both dogs to be in great spirits - it was cler that they had received not only the basic care they needed but also love and companionship during my absence. The tidiness of the house was an added bonus! Kimmy had gone the extra mile to keep things super oganised and clean! In summary, my experience with Kimmy was exceptional. Her professionalism, attentiveness, and true passion for animals makes her a stand out pet sitter. I would not hesitate to entrust my dogs' care to her in the future and I highly recommend Kimmy to anyone seeking top-tier pet/house sitting services. If you want your pets to be pampered, loved and expertly cared for, Kimmy is the one to call!
House Sitting
Karen, 10-04-2023
Kate is a fantastic dog sitter, and all round lovely person. She took excellent care of our three beloved dogs while we were away and we felt so at ease knowing they were in her care. She is extremely competent and wasn't fazed in the slightest by having to walk and feed three large dogs. It's clear that Kate has a wealth of knowledge and experience, and our dogs immediately took to her which is the most telling of all. Kate updated us regularly during her stay, and she also had our house super tidy when we got home which was so thoughtful. Kate is already scheduled for another stay with our dogs in the near future. For anyone looking for a dog sitter, I would highly recommend Kate.

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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