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Dog Boarding Pet Sitter George

George - Dog Boarding Pet Sitter

“George is a fantastic Pet Minder. He sent regular updates and photos which gave us peace of mind and a laugh at the same time. Our dog was very happy, calm and content at George’s place, and very well exercised too.” – Josephine, Randwick NSW
Dog Boarding Pet Sitter Emily

Emily - Dog Boarding Pet Sitter

“Thank you Emily – you have taken such incredible care of our beagles. Thank you for daily photos, videos, and playing with them, taking them for walks, and taking care of them just like if they were yours. We so appreciate it! Anyone who is thinking of using Emily as their Dog Sitter should not think again – she is the BEST!!” – Masa, Kelvin Grove QLD

Dog Boarding Pet Sitter Tim

Tim - Dog Boarding Pet Sitter

“Tim was amazing and looked after Diesel so well, would highly recommend him, Diesel has been so happy and looking forward to his next stay. Thank you Tim for your great work and your daily updates made our trip so comfortable”- Gina, South Yarra VIC

Dog Boarding

It’s never easy to leave your best friend. It’s even more difficult when you don’t know if they’ll be happy and safe in your absence. With Mad Paws Dog Boarding, you can put those worries to rest. Mad Paws connects you with trusted, verified Dog Sitters who put the needs of your dog above all else. Instead of keeping your dog in a kennel, our Pet Sitters care for your pooch in a dog-friendly home. Whether you’re boarding a plane to fly overseas or jumping in the care to take a weekend away, you can relax knowing that your furry friend is in the best hands.

Mad Paws Dog Minders combine the professionalism of a vetted Dog Sitter with the passion of a pet lover. To be accepted as a Dog Boarder with Mad Paws, applicants must pass a comprehensive vetting procedure. If they make it onto our platform, they receive publicly listed reviews from every Pet Owner for whom they work. Mad Paws constantly monitor these reviews, and only retain Dog Sitters who maintain an excellent review average. 

However, our commitment to quality Dog Boarding extends beyond vetting and reviews. Each and every Dog Minder needs to be as crazy about pets as we are. If they don’t love your dogs as if they were their own, they don’t belong on Mad Paws! 

At Mad Paws, we also understand that dogs come in all different shapes, sizes, and personalities. There is no one-size-fits-all solution for Dog Minding, which is why all of our Dog Boarding options are unique. Does your pooch need a big yard in which to roam? We have a Dog Boarding option for that. Does your furry friend prefer to remain curled up on the lounge? We have Dog Sitters who will create the perfect cosy environment for your furry friend!

Are you interested in Dog Boarding, but want to meet the Dog Sitter first? You can organise a Meet & Greet at the Dog Boarder’s home. This allows you to inspect the house in which your pup will be staying before locking in a booking. It also provides you with the chance to determine whether the Pet Sitter is the ideal carer for your dog.

From Sydney to Perth, from Adelaide to Darwin, Mad Paws Dogs Boarding professionals operate all across Australia. Book Dog Boarding for your next holiday and give your pup a home away from home!

How Does Mad Paws Work?

In three easy steps

1. Search for Dog Sitters

Find trusted and caring Dog Sitters offering dog minding in your neighbourhood

2. Book a Dog Sitter

Meet & Greet your Dog Sitter and book your first dog sitting session

3. Have peace of mind

You’ll receive regular text and photo updates, free insurance and 7 day customer support

Peace of Mind with Local, Trusted and Insured Pet Sitters

Trusted Community

Verified Pet Sitter profiles, customer reviews and ratings.

Free Mad Paws Insurance

All dog minding booked through Mad Paws is covered by liability insurance.

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 insured pet sitters near their homes. With more than 8,000 trusted sitters, you can book in any pet-related services such as pet sitting, dog walking, 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 holiday 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 – so if we can ever help, please contact us by email –

  2. 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 that aim to engage and make your pet feel as loved and as happy as they do at home. The services that are available through Mad Paws are:

    • Pet Sitting – Is overnight pet sitting in the pet’s home. The pet sitter can house sit and pet sit at the same time.
    • Pet Hosting – Is overnight care at the sitter’s home. This is where your pet goes and stay’s at the pet sitters’ house.
    • Doggy Day care – Is daytime care for your pet, this can be done either in the pet’s house or the pet sitters’ house.
    • Dog walking – Is where a pet sitter can come and walk your dog for you, the length of these dog walks are flexible depending on the needs of your pet.
    • House Visits – Is where a pet sitter can come once or twice a day, to check on your pet’s and feed them. They can also spend an hour or two with your pets as you require.
    • Pet Grooming – Is our Pet Grooming service, and can be done either at your house or at the pet sitters’ house.
    • Dog Training – Is our dog training service, and can be done either at your house or at the pet sitters’ house.

    Service rates will vary in price depending on the age and size of the pet, the number of dogs, 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 to discuss the details of the booking as well as meeting the pet sitter prior to the booking. To find the perfect pet sitter on Mad Paws you will need to follow the steps outlined here.

  3. What does the Mad Paws Insurance cover?

    At Mad Paws, the safety of our pet owners, pet sitters and pets is of the utmost importance. We want our pet sitters to be able to provide a fun, and safe service, but not have to foot the bill for an insurance premium to helping out their local community members! This is why we, at Mad Paws, have organised and arranged a Public Liability insurance policy which provides Insurance for all pet sitting services booked in through the Mad Paws website.

    The insurance policy 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;
    • Transportation.
    Mad Paws offers free Public Liability insurance (not to be confused with the usual illness cover that most pet owners already have for their pets). Public liability covers 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 Insurance case, and this is payable by the pet sitter. For full details on our Insurance cover, click here.

    If you believe that any incident is covered under the Insurance Services, 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!