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Experienced, loving cat sitters

Every cat is unique and special, so every cat sitter should be too! At Pawshake, we pride ourselves on our network of loving cat carers who will dote on your furry friend as much as you do.

Whether your cat would prefer to stay at home or at the cat sitter’s house, there is a cat sitting solution for every fussy feline on Pawshake.

What is the best cat sitting service for my cat?

Sitters to suit your cat and budget

As all cat owners know, cats can be very fussy about their environment and the company they keep. Many cats become stressed if they are transported to an unfamiliar place, whereas others might be relaxed around new people and places. Pawshake offers flexible cat sitting choices for all fussy felines.

Home visits

If your cat is a little shy and would prefer to stay at home, arrange a cat feeder to stop by once or twice a day with drop-in visits. This is also a good option if you are working back late, or going away for one or two days.

House sitting

If you are away from home for a longer period, house sitting includes cat sitting as well as keeping a close eye on your home. Not only will your furry friend have friendly company throughout the day and night: your home will remain secure and lived-in.

Cat Boarding

For more adventurous felines, home boarding might be an option to consider if your cat would be comfortable staying at a cat sitter’s house.

Why is cat sitting a better solution?

Your cat's needs come first

Cats are very sensitive to the space around them and the sights, scents and sounds that come with this. A cattery or traditional cat boarding facility can be a very stressful experience for some cats, who might not enjoy the constant activity around them in these places.
Whether your cat stays with a friendly cat sitter or relaxes in their own home, you know a Pawshake cat sitter will give them the one-on-one care and attention they deserve.

Why Pawshake cat sitting is the best choice

Your cat is in safe hands

High-quality cat care

We accept only the most responsible and dedicated cat sitters onto Pawshake - in fact, a mere 20% of cat sitting applicants make it through our review process. Plus, you can relax knowing your cat is covered by our Premium Pet Protection insurance throughout the cat sitting booking.

Simple Search

Find the perfect cat sitting solution by searching for your suburb on the Pawshake website or mobile app. Browse through our many local profiles, read past reviews from happy cat owners and check your sitter's availability on their calendar.

Stress-free cat care

Cat sitting is a true passion for our cat sitters, never a chore! Many cat owners might feel guilty for relying on friends, family or neighbours for cat care. Pawshake cat sitters genuinely love cuddling cats and want to help you: it’s a win-win!

Extra services

Is your cat a little older, or in need of daily medication or other special care? Many of our cat sitters can perform specific tasks upon request, including grooming, administering medication and even cat first aid.

Stay in touch

Of course, you dearly miss your cat when you aren’t close to them: but you can delight in seeing them pampered and happy in photos and message updates from your cat sitter throughout the booking.

Find cat sitting in top local areas

Cat sitters near you

Why Pawshake?

We’ve got you and your pet covered

Peace of Mind Guarantee Included

In the unlikely event that your pet is ill or injured during a booking, Pawshake will cover veterinary costs. Pay securely online for The Pawshake Guarantee 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.

Happiness Guaranteed

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.

Booking 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

1. Free meet & greet

Message a loving pet sitter, and arrange an obligation-free meet & greet.
2. Book online

2. Book online

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

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 Pawshake cat sitting for the first time?

Here's how it works

With these simple steps, you can be sure your cat sitter will do the best job they possibly can for your feline friend.

Choosing the right cat sitter

Take your time in looking for a cat sitter by browsing through a few sitter profiles first. When you see a profile you like, read about the cat sitter’s previous experience, previous reviews and availability on their calendar. Send the cat sitter a quick message with your cat sitting requirements.

Meet your cat sitter

If they are available for the specified period, arrange to meet and greet with your chosen cat sitter and, of course, introduce them to your furry friend. Ask the cat sitter plenty of questions about their experience and tell them all about your cat’s personality and cat sitting needs.

Make the booking

If your cat is purring and you feel great about the cat sitter, simply visit the Pawshake website again to officially book and pay for their cat sitting services. By doing this, you will ensure your cat is covered by our Premium Pet Insurance and Pawshake Guarantee throughout the cat sitting booking.

Always stay connected

Download the free Pawshake app to find and book your loving pet sitter.

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Frequently asked questions about cat sitting

Your cat sitting questions answered

What are the cat sitting services available for my cat?

As all cat owners know, cats can be very fussy about their environment and the company they keep. Many cats become stressed if they are transported to an unfamiliar place, whereas others might be relaxed around new people and places. Pawshake offers flexible cat sitting choices for all fussy felines.

Home visits: If your cat is a little shy and would prefer to stay at home, arrange a cat feeder to stop by once or twice a day with drop-in visits. This is also a good option if you are working back late, or going away for one or two days.

House sitting: If you are away from home for a longer period, house sitting includes cat sitting as well as keeping a close eye on your home. Not only will your furry friend have friendly company throughout the day and night: your home will remain secure and lived-in.

Cat Boarding: For more adventurous felines, home boarding might be an option to consider if your cat would be comfortable staying at a cat sitter’s house.

Will my cat be insured while in the sitter’s care?

Yes, when you make a booking on Pawshake your cat will be covered by The Pawshake Guarantee. This covers medical emergencies and veterinary care for your cat while in the pet sitter’s care. Plus your booking is also covered by our happiness guarantee and in house customer support.

Is my cat safe with a cat sitter?

At Pawshake, we take trust and safety very seriously. Our dedicated trust and safety team manually reviews all pet sitter profiles to ensure they meet our high standard. We only accept pet sitters who have experience and/or qualifications caring for pets. All bookings made on Pawshake is also covered by The Pawshake Guarantee and our in house customer support team.

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

Why is Pawshake cat sitting a better choice?

Every cat and special.Pawshake pet sitters are flexible and can accommodate your cat's unique requirements and needs - simply discuss this with them during the meet and greet.

On Pawshake, you can contact and meet your pet sitter for free prior to booking. Your sitter will also send you daily updates so you'll know what your cat is up to while you are away. For added security, your payment is not released to the sitter until the booking is finished.

Leave your cats with peace of mind. 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.

How do I book a cat sitter?

  1. Contact the cat sitter via the contact button on their profile.
  2. Once they have responded in positive, arrange for a free meeting in person.
  3. If the meeting in person was a success, click on "BOOK NOW" in the message thread.

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