The Pawshake app makes it easy to find a trusted dog sitter or cat sitter near you. Your pet can stay in the care of a pet sitter while you are away or busy with work.

Pawshake connects pet owners with reliable, verified pet sitters. Each pet sitter offers different services such as dog walking, house sitting or dog boarding.

There is no subscription fee or booking fee for pet care on Pawshake.

Pawshake can be found around the world in 20 countries (and growing!), including New Zealand, Canada, Australia, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Hong Kong and Singapore.

How does Pawshake work?:
• Find a trusted pet sitter in your neighborhood.
• Contact the pet sitter via the Pawshake messaging system.
• Meet your chosen pet sitter for free
• Found the perfect pet sitter? Book and pay directly through the Pawshake app. All Pawshake bookings are automatically covered by our premium insurance.
• Leave a review at the end of the pet sitting period.

Peace of mind for pet owners:
• Pet sitters checked by the Pawshake team. Only 20% of applicants are accepted. Your pet is automatically covered by our premium insurance.
• 24/7 online customer support.
• Receive updates and daily photos of your pet while you are away.

Convenient for pet sitters:
• Choose and manage future bookings.
• Instant notifications and alerts.
• Fast and reliable messaging system.
• Sharing updates and daily pet photos.
• Update your availability calendar.
• Edit your profile, photos and description.
• Easy access to contact information and message history.

The Pawshake app has something for everyone: dog walking, house sitting, dog boarding, dog sitting and cat sitting in your home or the pet sitter's home.

Download the app to find your perfect pet sitter today.

To learn more about Pawshake, visit

What’s New

Version 3.1.8

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Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
71 Ratings

71 Ratings

Jen.owens ,

Solid app and great service, a few very annoying quirks

This service is really great and convenient, and the app is mostly solid and does a pretty good job for the scheduling, reservation, and payment experience. The chats and notifications, though, are annoyingly quirky. They’re getting better (e.g. these features are more reliable than they were - at some point I was using SMS for with sitters instead of the app because it was so unpredictable - and they now support emojis) but 1) the messages thread in a strange way and default to the “not booked yet” outdated messages, and 2) they erratically notify you of messages on your profile page, where it makes no sense. It’s too bad the chat threading isn’t better (just by person is probably fine, like SMS’s, rather than by reservation!), because it’s where I spend 80% of my in-app time and it’s super annoying, but it’s still a great service overall.

1drwoman ,

Feeds my soul and my wallet

I signed up to be a Pawshake Sitter and heard nothing for a year. We live in a rural place in New Zealand with low population so it wasn't a shock. It just sounded like fun - any chance to hang out with animals is a gift to me. One day I got a request and it's been such a cool experience ever since! I don't do it for the money. I apparently don't change enough my pet parents say! But I just need gas for my car to get back and forth - the love is free! However we will be moving closer to the city in the next couple of months so maybe I'll get some more pet gigs! This app makes things easy and seamless to not only book a sitter, but to communicate and accept jobs as a sitter! I highly recommend this app and Pawshake 💖🐾

Sydney Sitter ,

Terrible customer support for sitters

Although this app is a good platform to find a small job, I had the one if the worst experiences with the app as a sitter. The support team is pretty responsive in terms of communication but when there is a dispute, the customer support guy (Sam in Australia) was authoritative and was not willing to resolve issues from a fair and balanced stand point. He was essentially saying that I should appreciate that they cannot do too much to intervene and that I am lucky that they didn’t remove me from the app because I had other good reviews. It is rude, they are treating sitters as if sitters are their inferior, the irony is they get (20% out of my pay) benefit from my work. Also, the only payment method is through PayPal which limits me to get paid on time.


Pawshake, Inc.
238.1 MB

Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.


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Age Rating
Rated 4+
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