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Amy - Trusted Cat Sitter

“Amy did a great job caring for my three cats, which is a big job given they are rescue cats and need medication. Amy sent me photos and updates and I think she did a great job. I would highly recommend her to other people thinking about a live-in Cat Sitter.”  – Rachel, St Kilda VIC

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Will - Trusted Cat Sitter

“Will is known as ‘the cat whisperer’ among our family. Will has a knack with all animals, big and small – he always knows what to do and if he doesn’t know the answer he’s always very thorough in his research… it really shows his dedication to taking care of pets! We like this guy; you can trust him with your animals.” – Cathy, Brunswick VIC

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Rentia - Trusted Cat Sitter

“We have relied on Rentia several times now to look after our cat Minti and she always does a wonderful job! She is reliable and friendly. We will definitely book again.” – Kylie, Box Hill South, VIC

Cat Sitting Melbourne

It’s no surprise that Melbourne is home to Australia’s first cat cafe. From seaside St Kilda to leafy Ivanhoe, Melbourne is a city that’s crazy about cats. It doesn’t matter if you own an apartment cat in East Melbourne or a backyard-roaming kitty in Fitzroy North or Frankston: when you leave home, you want to know that your cat will be okay. With Mad Paws’ Cat Sitting Melbourne services, you can afford your kitty the very best of care when you next travel.

Gone are the days of needing to spend too much on a cattery or cat hotel. Mad Paws connects you with Cat Minders who will care for your kitty as if it were their own. Cats can find it agitating to change environments, and traditional cat boarding options can be a cause of stress. To avoid this, your Mad Paws Pet Sitter will mind your cat in the comfort of the kitty’s own home. In addition to booking a trusted, experienced caregiver for your furry friend, you’ll also be booking a house sitter!

All of our Cat Sitters are fully vetted, and are covered by our Mad Paws Accident Cover. They are also trained in the Mad Paws Pet Sitter Success Course, and – most importantly – are certified cat lovers. You’ll have the chance to meet your Pet Sitter before booking, and will receive regular updates while you’re gone. This means you can enjoy your holiday, safe in the knowledge that your cat is being given the royal treatment.  

Your cat is more than just a pet – they are a member of your family. Our Pet Sitters know this, and are committed to giving your kitty the gold-class Cat Sitting experience they deserve. From Hume to Bayside, from Mornington to the Yarra Ranges, our Cat Sitters are here for you.

Are you searching for pet boarding for more than one animal? Do you have a dog, rabbit, guinea pig, or even bird to accompany your cat? Take a look at our list of Pet Services and find a Pet Sitter for your menagerie!

How Does Mad Paws Work?

In three easy steps

1. Search for Cat Sitters

Find trusted and caring Cat Sitters offering cat boarding in your neighbourhood

2. Book a Cat Sitter

Meet & Greet your Cat Sitter and book your first cat minding 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 cat minding 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!


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