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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
Shelley, 13-11-2023
I had a relative who had been looking after my cats whenever I went overseas. Ever since he passed on, I have not travelled for 4 years as I couldn't find somebody I could trust to look after my beloved cats while I'm away. One day, my niece told me about Pawshake. I looked it up. After going through so many pet sitters' profiles, I finally took the plunge with Yiwen, whom I felt suited my needs. We set up our 1st meeting at my home for Yiwen to meet my 4 adult cats, which 1 of the cat, Prince, is already 17 years old & I was worried for him as he only drinks through a syringe since kitten. Yiwen came & immediately I felt comfortable with her while introducing my 4 cats to her & letting her know the different habits & characters of my cats. 1 of my cats, Wang Wang, has OCD, while another senior cat, Sharpie, has mild CKD and needs to be fed Renal diet. But after an hour or so, going through the caring process, Yiwen & I agreed with the arrangements to pet sit my cats during my absence for 17 days from Oct 24 to Nov 9, 2023. It was the best decision I've made to engage Yiwen to look after my cats. She updated me every day & even took photos of them in which I felt at ease & comforted. On the 6th day, Yiwen let me know that Prince, the oldest, was not eating well & looking unwell. Immediately, I told her I'd contact my cat's Vet Doctor & made arrangements for her to bring Prince for doctor's consultation. She brought Prince to the veterinarian clinic & stayed with him. I was grateful & really appreciate what Yiwen had done on my behalf. I am so glad that Prince is OK after my return. Yiwen has looked after all my 4 cats well & loved them on my behalf while I was away for 17 days. She had even managed to take such candid & cute photos of my cats of which I will always treasure & remember. I will not hesitate to recommend her to anyone who needs a house pet sitter & who is sceptical at first like me. Yiwen is trustworthy, and I would definitely engage her again to house sit my cats the next time I go overseas. Yiwen, thanks once again for giving me a stress free overseas trip. Really appreciate 🙏
House Sitting
Farah, 28-10-2023
I came across Sarah’s profile by accident and decided to just contact her and see how it goes to catsit my 4 cats. Best decision ever! For someone so young, she has a special affinity with cats and more than makes up for the lack of experience in catsitting. She loves them and they love her. My cats simply adored her. She knows how to assure them, play with them and in a very short time, she’s learned all their quirks and behaviours and adapt accordingly. I had no behavioral issues from any of my 4 cats since I got back 2 weeks ago unlike my previous trip with a different sitter. My orange cat adapted quickly to having me around again. I totally trust Sarah to care for my cats as well as I do. I could not recommend Sarah enough so I’ll just say that I’ve booked her again for December even before I came back!

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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