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Hannah - Trusted Pet Sitter

“Max had a greet staycation, a home away from home and was very well looked after by Hannah. Will be using again and would definitely recommend to other pampered pooch owners. Hassle free and takes the worry out of going away and finding somewhere for the dogs.” – Fraser, Brisbane QLD

Paulette - Trusted Pet Sitter

“Paulette was a fantastic pet minder! We know Archie and Bailey are going to miss being with her!! We can’t thank her enough for talking great care of them! The kids ware loving all the photos and videos that Paulette sent us. We couldn’t ask for someone better and we know.” – Wendy, Bondi NSW

Greg - Trusted Pet Sitter

“Greg and co looked after our dog Morgan better than I could have imagined. We lost our house in a fire and they have given us piece of mind through genuine love and care. I not only recommended but insist you use their services. Greg is a great and reliable communicator.”- Alex, St Kilda VIC

Bird Sitting

A quaint, business trip hotel room or an important conference is probably not the weekend getaway that your chirping bird had in mind. While they might be able to sing to you about how pretty their reflection is, they are unlikely to be able to negotiate a killer business deal for you. Their incredible looks might win you some favour with your clients, but their loud chirps might not win you much favour with the person sleeping in the hotel room next to you each night. But, who can you trust to tell your bird they are pretty and listen in admiration to their song while you’re gone? Mad Paws of course! With our reliable and trusted bird sitting services, you can find comfort in knowing that your bird will be treated like the queen or king that they are while you are away bringing in the dough for their next grooming session. Even if it’s just for a few days you will have peace of mind that your pet is in the best hands – making your trip away all the more enjoyable.  When you choose Mad Paws, you choose a bird boarding service that has a plethora of trusted sitters. Our bird sitters have verified sitters’ profiles, and customer reviews and ratings available for you to see. You will know exactly who will be keeping your playful friend company before the bird boarding process even starts. Does your bird prefer to be in their own room? No need to worry, if your bird has specific preferences, we can fulfil them. When booking your bird sitting service, you will have the opportunity to select that the sitter watch your bird at their house or even at your own with house and pet sitting – which provides the added bonus of keeping your home occupied too whilst you’re away. Had bird sitters flake on you before? We’ve got you covered for that, too. With our booking guarantee, if for some reason your bird sitter is no longer available, Mad Paws will make sure that another sitter is available to care for your bird. Why not give it a go?  We’re confident you’ll have a great experience and come back time and again.  Still unsure – check out our Mad Paws community and press to see what others are saying about us.

How Does Mad Paws Work?

In three easy steps

1. Search for Bird Sitters

Find trusted and caring Bird Sitters offering bird boarding in your neighbourhood

2. Book a Bird Sitter

Meet & Greet your Bird Sitter and book your first bird boarding session

3. Have peace of mind

You’ll receive regular text and photo updates, free Mad Paws Accident Cover and 7 day customer support

Peace of Mind with Local, Trusted and Covered Pet Sitters

Trusted Community

Verified Pet Sitter profiles, customer reviews and ratings.

Free Mad Paws Accident Cover

All bird sitting booked through Mad Paws is covered by Mad Paws Accident Cover.

Booking Guarantee

If your Pet Sitter is no longer available, Mad Paws makes sure your pet is cared for by another.

Frequently Asked Questions


  1. What is Mad Paws?

Mad Paws is your #1 go-to Pet Sitting Community online in Australia, where Pet Owners can find trusted, verified, and covered Pet Sitters near their homes. With more than 15,000 trusted Sitters, you can book in any pet-related services such as Pet Sitting, Dog Walking, Pet Day Care, or House Visiting. Whether you are going for a few hours or for an extended holiday, Mad Paws wants you to enjoy your break with peace of mind, knowing that your pet is not only safe, but also having fun!

Mad Paws is best explained in this video.

For more information about how to find a Pet Sitter, click here.

Mad Paws also wants to give you the best Customer Experience. If we can ever help, please contact us by email –

  1. What other services does Mad Paws offer?

Unlike traditional Pet Minding services such as kennels and veterinary clinics, we offer a wide and unique range of services. This tailored approach will engage your pet and make them feel as loved and happy as they do at home. The services available through Mad Paws are:

  • Pet Sitting– Overnight pet care in the pet’s home. The Pet Sitter can House Sit and Pet Sit at the same time.
  • Pet Hosting– Overnight care at the Sitter’s home. This is where your pet goes and stay’s at the Pet Sitter’s abode.
  • Doggy Day Care– Daytime care for your pet. This can occur either in the pet’s home or the Pet Sitter’s home.
  • Dog Walking– A Pet Sitter comes to your home and walk your dog for you. The length of these Dog Walks are flexible depending on the needs of your pet.
  • House Visits – A Pet Sitter comes to your home once or twice a day to check on your pet/s and feed them. They can also spend an hour or two with your pet/s as you require.
  • Pet Grooming – Done either at your or the Pet Sitter’s home, a pet expert grooms and beautifies your furry friend.
  • Dog Training – A Dog Trainer works with your pooch to hone their skills and address any behavioural issues. Like other services, this can be done either at your or the Pet Sitter’s home.


Service rates will vary in price depending on the age and size of the pet, the number of pets, and the length of the stay. Make sure you read all the information on the Sitter’s profile before making a booking. We also strongly recommend completing a Meet & Greet; it will allow you to discuss the details of the booking as well as meet the Pet Sitter prior to the booking.

To find the perfect Pet Sitter on Mad Paws, simply follow the steps outlined here.

  1. What’s included in Mad Paws Accident Cover?

At Mad Paws, the safety of our Pet Sitters, Pet Owners, and their pets is of the utmost importance. We want our Pet Sitters to be able to provide a fun and safe service, but not need to foot a veterinary bill in an emergency. This is why we provide Mad Paws Accident Cover, which protects all Pet Sitting services booked in through the Mad Paws website.

The Mad Paws Accident Cover applies for all services booked through This includes:

  • Boarding (Pet Sitting or Pet Hosting);
  • House Visits;
  • Pet Day Care;
  • Dog Training;
  • Dog Walking;
  • Cat Care;
  • Bathing;
  • Grooming;

Our free Mad Paws Accident Cover applies to any damage or injury to a third party or their property which is due to negligence of the Pet Sitter whilst the pet is under the Pet Sitter’s care. Please note that there is a $350 deductible for any case, and this is payable by the Pet Sitter. Mad Paws Accident Cover is not to be confused with the usual illness cover that most Pet Owners already have for their pets. For full details on our Accident cover, click here.

If you believe that any incident is covered under Mad Paws Accident Cover, you must provide us with written notice of the incident, along with all material documentation available to you evidencing the foregoing (e.g. invoices and veterinary notes from the initial veterinary examination), no later than seven (7) days after the end date that the Pet Services were provided under the relevant Booking.


For property damage we have a specific Damage guideline in place.  To read about our Damage guideline, click here. In addition, we also have a helpful article which explains what to do in case of emergenciesHelp, there’s an emergency!



No need to ruffle any feathers!

With a Mad Paws Sitter, your bird will be cared for in a home environment – at your home or the Sitter’s – and given one-on-one attention whilst you’re gone!