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Dog Sitting

Loving dog sitters for your best friend

Going on a holiday, working late, or just need some help caring for your pooch? Find the perfect dog sitter on Pawshake today.

Pawshake has thousands of trusted and fully verified dog sitters who offer their personalised services straight to you. Pawshake knows your furry friend deserves the very best dog minding:our dog sitters are highly experienced and simply love what they do, so you can relax knowing Fido will receive the highest standard of dog care.

What is the best dog sitting service for my pooch?

Sitters to suit your dog and budget

Pawshake has a dog sitting service for every unique pooch

Some dogs find travel stressful and prefer in-home dog care or drop in visits. In-home dog care also helps to avoid coughs and other illnesses that can spread in busy kennel facilities.
Many dogs love the company of other dogs, while others are shy and prefer to stay alone with a dog sitter. You can choose whether you want your pet to stay with other furry friends or not.
If you require puppy sitting, or need senior dog care, a dog sitter can come to your place for personalised in-home dog care.
Alternatively, your dog can enjoy a fun holiday from home in a warm family environment while you are renovating or moving house.
Your best friend will never be lonely again!

Why is Pawshake dog sitting a better choice?

Designed for happy dogs and owners

Free meet & greet

Get to know your dog minder with an obligation-free meet & greet - you’ll know you’ve found the right person for the job! Book their dog minding services securely via Pawshake for premium pet insurance, 24/7 online support and our satisfaction guarantee.

Personal and affordable

Every dog and puppy is unique and special. On Pawshake, you can find a perfect dog minder for your individual dog minding needs. You won’t be out of pocket for personal dog minding: Pawshake rates are affordable and set by our dog minders.

Stuck at work?

It’s super simple to find your perfect dog minder and plan a meet & greet without leaving the office. Simply log onto Pawshake, enter your suburb and start browsing friendly local dog minders who would be delighted to welcome your dog into their home and heart.

5-star dog sitting reviews

Read real reviews from happy dog owners

Home Visits
Sarah, 2018-09-26
The perfect cat sitter for our treasured feline! We were lucky to find Geraldine kind of on short notice and we will absolutely reach out to her again for future cat sitting needs. With a background of working with pets as a professional choice, she is like the perfect cat sitter (knowledgeable, u ...
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Home Visits
Candace, 2016-02-10
I will definitely look for her again next time and I will recommend her to be your pet sitter as she treats her role as a pet sitter seriously. She is a very responsible pet sitter and my cats enjoyed her company when we were away from home. She was on time for every meetings that we scheduled. S ...
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Home Visits
Dong Yu, 2017-12-06
Elaine took really good care of my two cats Vanilla and Naohu while my family was on 2-week holiday overseas. She came to my house every evening, played with the cats, fed them and cleaned litter. The best part is that Elaine managed to brush my two cats’ teeth on a daily basis, so my cats’ oral hyg ...
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Home Visits
Daisy, 2017-10-23
Bam is such a responsible cat sitter. It’s my first time to have a cat sitter to take care of my 2 cats while I was traveling. Bam was so responsive to my requests. After sending a request in pawshake, she immediately contacted me and scheduled an informal meet with me. This really impressed me ...
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The Pawshake Difference

Your dog is in safe hands

Trusted, verified & insured dog sitters

On Pawshake, our dog sitters are trusted and vetted locals. You can relax knowing that your dog is covered by our Premium Pet Protection insurance during the booking.

Simple Search

Enter your location into Pawshake to see nearby dog sitters offering in-home dog care, drop in visits and more. Use our search filters to search and find a perfect match for you.

Guilt-free dog sitting

A dedicated dog minder is a great option for when your family or friends can’t help. Pawshake dog sitters happily offer their services for all pooch types, including senior dog care and puppy sitting.

Extra dog care services

Many Pawshake dog sitters can perform special dog care tasks, including administering medication, puppy sitting, grooming and even pet first aid during the dog sitter job.

Stay in touch

You may miss your dog, but your dog sitter can make sure you can feel close to your furry friend with regular messages, daily pictures and updates throughout the dog sitting stay.

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 dog sitting for the first time?

Here's how it works

Leaving your dog or puppy when you go away for work or on a holiday can be a little daunting the first time. With a few simple steps, you can be sure that your dog minder will do the best job possible.

Choosing the right dog sitter

Read the dog minder’s profile carefully to learn about theirdog care experience and background. You can browse reviews from pastbookings and check their calendar for availabilty. If the dog sitter looks promising, send them a message.

Meet and Greet

Arrange a meet and greet with the dog sitter before the booking. Get to know each other- ask questions, have a look at their home if your dog will be staying for in-home dog care and answer any questions the dog sitter may have.

Finalise your booking

If your meet and greet goes well, book through Pawshake. This will activate our premium pet insurance for the booking period, the Pawshake guarantee and the support of the customer service team. Payment is processed now, and is sent to the dog sitter at the end of the booking.

All pet sitting services

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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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Pet Sitter

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