Dog Sitting Sydney, Dog Boarding, & Dog Minding | Mad Paws

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Jane - Trusted Dog Sitter

“What can I say other than that Jane was outstanding. A lovely lady, Jane was true to her word, reliable, kindly, and committed. Our dog Lily loves my wife Marlene and follows her around like a shadow and Jane was a worthy replacement. Thanks Jane, you are a star.” 
– Philip, Beecroft NSW
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Virginia - Trusted Dog Sitter

“Virginia looked after our puppy for two weeks in our home, while we were away on holiday. It’s the first time we’ve left him for so long. Virginia did a fantastic job with him – I loved that she sent videos and pictures every day, we could see that our boy was clearly having a great time with her and was happy. Thanks so much Virginia! We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Virginia for anyone looking for a Pet Sitter.” – Jenny, Redfern NSW

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Josh - Trusted Dog Sitter

“Josh has been fantastic with our dog. He arrived on time every day. He has a great deal of patience and clearly has a true love for dogs. Highly recommend his services and will be rebooking!!” – Alison, Strathfield NSW

Dog Sitting Sydney

Sydney is home to some of the world’s most avid dog lovers. From the beaches of the Eastern Suburbs, to the tree-lined landscapes of the North Shore, Sydney is made for dogs. Whether it’s a business trip, an overseas holiday, or just a weekend trip to the Blue Mountains, there will be times when you need to leave Sydney – and your dog. At times like these, you can depend on Mad Paws to connect you with the best Dog Sitting Sydney services.

With Mad Paws, you can know that your dog is receiving the very best in pet care. All of our Pet Sitters are vetted by our Customer Success Team, and are experienced in animal care. They’re also trained in our new Pet Sitter Success Course, and are covered by our Public Liability Insurance. Just as importantly, they are CRAZY about dogs, and can’t wait to pamper your pooch. When you book dog boarding through Mad Paws, you’re not just booking a Pet Sitter for your furry friend. You’re also giving yourself peace of mind.

Before finalising a booking with your Dog Sitter, you are encouraged to meet them and introduce them to your dog. This will allow you to ensure they’re the right fit for you and your dog. You can also peruse reviews left by other Pet Owners on your Sitter’s profile, which will give you an idea of the service they provide. Once you’ve left your pooch in their care, you’ll receive regular updates and photos of your dog. That way, you’ll not only know that your dog is safe – you’ll know they’re having a blast!

Instead of spending too much on a kennel, give your dog the personalised care they deserve. Let them take a holiday the next time you’re out of town by booking dog boarding through Mad Paws.

Are you an animal lover yourself? Why not become a Pet Sitter? Our Sitters are based from the Sutherland Shire to the Northern Beaches, from Bondi Beach to the Hills District – and you could join their ranks! There are many benefits to be gained by joining Mad Paws – but don’t take our word for it. See what the press is saying about Australia’s leading pet boarding community.

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!

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