Become a Sitter - Mad Paws

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Mad Paws Pet Sitters earn up to $1,600 a month.

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Pet sitting with Mad Paws

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    Spend time with fur-babies

    Be surrounded by adorable pets and get paid for it.

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    Fits into your schedule

    Earn money while working or studying, or pet sit full-time.

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    You’re protected

    Customer Support and Public Liability Insurance help keep you safe.

How it works

  • 1.

    Create a free profile

    We guide you through every step and provide free safety training.

  • 2.

    Connect with owners

    Set when and how you want to pet sit and we’ll connect you with owners.

  • 3.

    Get paid

    Take your first booking and the funds will be available to you upon completion.

I’ve loved animals all my life, so becoming a Mad Paws pet sitter while studying full time has been perfect for me. Mad Paws’ flexibility means that I can fit pet sitting in around my busy schedule.

Lynley | Pullenvale, QLD

Mad Paws Pet Sitter
Pet Sitting South Melbourne Breanna W

Services you can provide

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    Pet hosting

    Your pet stays overnight with your sitter at their place.

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    Pet sitting

    Your sitter takes care of your pet at your home overnight.

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    Pet day care

    Your pet spends the day with your sitter at their place or at your home.

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    House visiting

    Your sitter drops by your home to offer food or let them out for a toilet break.

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    Dog walking

    Your dog gets a walk outdoors with your sitter.

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    Dog grooming

    A dog grooming session done at the sitter’s place or your home.

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    Dog training

    A dog training session done at the sitter’s place or your home.


  • Can I decline bookings?

    Yep! You are well within your rights to decline a booking for a number of reasons. What’s important is that you respond to all booking requests in a timely manner, whether you choose to accept or decline them.

  • Can I choose what bookings I accept?

    To ensure you receive the most compatible requests, we suggest you regularly update your calendar, showcase your skills on your profile and always do a Meet & Greet. 

  • How does Mad Paws protect me?

    Mad Paws has several protections in place for Pet Sitters, including Public Liability Insurance activated for every booking paid through Mad Paws. You can read all about our insurance on the Accident Cover Page.

  • What fees does Mad Paws charge?

    Mad Paws collects a 20% fee on each booking which covers insurance, customer support, marketing, product improvement and much more. An Owner fee also applies to each booking which doesn’t impact your earnings.

  • What does being a Pet Sitter entail?

    Being a Pet Sitter is about caring for someone else’s pets as if they were your own. Pet Owners choose Mad Paws because of the personalised approach their fur baby receives.


    As a Pet Sitter on the Mad Paws platform, you’ll receive direct enquiries from Owners in your area. It’s up to you to ask questions, read the pet profile and organise a Meet & Greet to determine if it’s right for you – then simply accept or decline the booking.

  • What is a ‘normal’ pet sitting job?

    You define what your own ‘normal’ is. Mad Paws offers the flexibility for you to choose the type of pet, duration of booking, type of booking (overnight services, day services etc), price and more.

  • Is there any commitment to complete a certain number of bookings?

    Not at all, consider this like your own small business. You choose your own hours, pricing, and what bookings you are willing to take on. You can pause your availability at any time.

  • Got more questions? 

    Check out our extensive Help Centre and ask anything! Or reach out to our Customer Service Team who are available 7 days a week via live chat.

The paw-fect side hustle

Join thousands of Mad Paws Pet Sitters across Australia.

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