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How does it work?

Pawshake is 100% free for owners. You only pay for the sitter you choose.

1. Find a pet sitter

1. Find a pet sitter

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Discover verified pet sitters who provide fun and loving experiences.
2. Arrange a meet & greet

2. Arrange a meet & greet

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Connect and meet your preferred sitter for free with no obligations.
3. Cashless payments

3. Cashless payments

Book and pay online, get The Pawshake Guarantee and access to online in-house customer support.

Why Pawshake?

Personalised and flexible pet care

Pawshake sitters provide plenty of attention in a loving home environment, and can cater specially to your pet's needs. No subscription costs and no obligations.

Local and trusted pet lovers

Our dog sitters and pet sitters are carefully vetted by our dedicated Trust and Safety team.

Peace of mind

Enjoy daily updates and photos of your pet during the stay.

The Pawshake Guarantee

Safely book through Pawshake and enjoy in-house customer support, booking guarantee and veterinary coverage for your pet.

Happiness guaranteed

Relax knowing that your pet will be lovingly cared for by an experienced pet sitter.

Naya was a very friendly and enthusiastic about taking care of my dog. She sent me regular updates with cute pictures during the five days my dog was with her. Although, my dog recently had surgery she was more than willing to take care of him. My dog also seemed to enjoy her company. I would definitely recommend he as a good dog sitter.

- Preethi

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Frequently asked questions

Your questions answered

What is Pawshake?

At Pawshake, we connect pet parents with friendly, reliable and vetted pet sitters. Your pets will stay in loving home environments and be treated just like family. Pawshake pet sitters are able to cater to your pet’s needs and are also a great alternative to dog boarding kennels or catteries. Get daily updates about your pet and relax knowing that they will get plenty of love and attention from an experienced sitter while you are away.

How does Pawshake work?

Simply, search for a pet sitter, arrange a free meet and greet, then confirm your booking online. Payments are held securely by Pawshake until the booking is complete. There are no subscription fees and you only pay for the sitter you choose. Pet parents can also leave a review at the end of each booking to share their experience with other pet parents.

All bookings are covered by The Pawshake Guarantee which includes free veterinary coverage, Happiness Guarantee, Booking Guarantee and 24/7 online in-house customer support.

Is Pawshake right for my pet?

Pawshake pet sitters offer a range of services that will suit most pets. You can choose for your pet to stay at the sitter's home, have the sitter visit your home or even stay at your home overnight. Our sitters are also experienced with a range of pets and special needs.

You are also required to have a free meet and greet with your pet sitter before booking so that you can discuss all your requirements and ensure that the sitter is a good match for your pet.

Why book on Pawshake?

Booking through Pawshake ensures peace of mind and security. All bookings on Pawshake are covered by The Pawshake Guarantee which includes free veterinary coverage and more. Payments are held securely by Pawshake until the booking is complete and you'll also get access to our in house customer service team who is there to help at any time.

How can I find a pet sitter?

Whether you are looking for a dog sitter, a cat sitter or a sitter for your guinea pig, rabbit or goldfish, you have come to the right place.

Here's how to find your sitter:

  1. Choose your service
  2. Type your city or suburb
  3. Click on Search.
  4. Filter your search results by choosing your start and end date (or estimated dates if you're not quite sure yet), selecting a sitter criteria or zooming in and out of the map
  5. Browse the profiles of pet sitters in your area and contact the one(s) you like for free by using the green contact button on their profiles in order to ask for a meeting in person.

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