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Jordan - Trusted Cat Sitter

“Best sitter we ever had – total cat lover and immaculately tidy. Lovely person too. Highly recommended. Also sent us lots of photos” –  Simon, Alexandria NSW

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Naomi - Trusted Pet Sitter

“Naomi was a perfect cat sitter! She obviously loves and knows cats, her responses to all communications were quick and she gave us lovely updates and photos while we were away. We (and our cat) couldn’t have been happier!” – Louise, Bellevue Hill NSW


Natalie - Trusted Dog Sitter

“Our dog Ubuntu clearly had a wonderful time with Nat. We came home to a beautifully clean house and a very happy and relaxed dog. Great pictures sent daily too. Thanks again Nat!” – Sarah, Kirribilli NSW

House Sitting

You know that sinking feeling when you walk into your home after a long trip only to be welcomed by a weird smell, or dead plants, or that stuffy, dusty air that lingers until you open all your windows? That’s the sensation that can await those who skip on House Sitting & Pet Sitting.

You deserve to be able to leave your home without those pesky worries. With Mad Paws, such concerns are now a thing of the past.

At Mad Paws, we’re excited to offer House Sitting services so that your home is safe and sound while you’re away. Your House Sitter will water your plants. They’ll let the breeze in. They’ll even take care of your pets.

And finding the right House Sitter is easy. All you have to do is create a free account on our site, where you can browse the profiles of House Sitting professionals. Not sure if you’ll any House Sitters in your area? Worry not – Mad Paws has House Sitting experts all over Australia. Whether you’re Searching for a Pet Sitter in Melbourne, Sydney, Perth, Hobart, Darwin, or any other city, you’ll be able to find a great House Minder to take care of your home.

We make sure to thoroughly vet every Sitter profile, and you can also read the reviews of other Home Owners. Once you think you’ve found the right House Sitter, you can schedule a Meet & Greet to discuss your needs. Not a good match? That’s perfectly fine. There’ll be another House Sitting professional waiting to meet you!

Our Customer Success Team is always available to help throughout the entire process. You can also rest easy knowing that our bookings are covered by Public Liability Insurance.

Once you’ve found your Mad Paws House Sitter, all you have to do is pack and enjoy your time away. When you come home, you’ll find your house will be waiting for you, exactly how you left it.

Next time you take a holiday, leave your home in the right hands. Book a House Sitter with Mad Paws!

How Does Mad Paws Work?

In three easy steps

1. Search for Cat Sitters

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

2. Book a Cat Sitter

Meet & Greet your House Sitter and book your first cat minding 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 house 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!

Your cat is waiting!

Join Mad Paws today so that your feline friend is never left alone again!