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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
Gloria, 22-09-2022
My husband and I had to go on an urgent overseas trip for 12 days. This was the first and longest time we had to leave our 6 year old Singapore Special in the care of someone new who had to dog-sit in our home. We were advised by our trainer and vet that given Sunny's disposition, it would be best that she is taken care in her familiar home environment and not sent away. We found Eugene through Pawshake and we really got lucky! We made contact and he agreed to a meet-and-greet to see Sunny and find out more about our requirements. One of our key requirements was to have the dog-sitter stay overnight with Sunny. On the day we left, we gave Eugene a list of instructions on Sunny's routines, food and feeding times, how to clean her petloo, food and feeding times for our aquarium fish, how to use our washing machine (in case she has an accident and sheets need to be washed) and emergency contact numbers. While we were away, he whatsapped us regular updates on how Sunny was doing and this gave us relief that all was good with her. When we returned, we came home to a happy dog, well kept home, newly changed bedsheets for us and Sunny's dog bed. (He had taken the initiative to wash the bedsheets and dogsheets so that we didn't have to do it when we came home.) As Sunny tends to malt, her fur can be all over the house. We also noticed that our floors were clean, so he must have taken the initiative to vacuum our floors as well. We feel that Eugene is a responsible and trustworthy dog+fish+homesitter, who will understand your dog's needs, who will follow your instructions closely and also go above and beyond expectation in his pet/home sitting service. We are very very happy and grateful for all his help! We highly recommend him for what he does will definitely use his services again.
House Sitting
Ray, 22-08-2022
I asked Bell for house sitting for a whoke day while I am away for work. Bell is definitely the best pet sitter I had experience with on this platform. She is very patient, has good knowledge on pets overall, and gives a care based on instructions. Most importantly, my dog loved to play with her and felt super comfortable with her staying around (my dog usually gets scared with some random ppl around.)

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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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