Find the best Pet Sitters in your area
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
The weekend is the perfect time for a little getaway – you can just hop in the car, start driving and clear your mind after the working week grind. At Mad Paws, we get it – sometimes the 40-hour work week can leave you needing a little break. So, you’ve decided to get away just for a few days but you don’t want to spend the money to board your pet for the entire duration of your trip?
Maybe you have a cat with quite the personality – they are sassy, fierce, and totally their own animal. They hide the majority of the time, so you don’t even have to put that much effort into taking care of them. But, you still don’t want to leave them completely unattended for days at a time.
Or, maybe it’s your dog. You have a perfect angel – they don’t tear things up; they just want to lay around and enjoy the peace and quiet of having the house to themselves. However, your furry friend still needs a little exercise and attention just to keep their spirits up.
Check out our Mad Paws pet care services! If the above sounds like your pet, our pet care house visits might be just what you are looking for. If you opt to just have house visits for your pet, our trusted Mad Paws pet sitters will merely pop in and out while you are gone. Rather than keeping your furry friend at their house, or staying with them at yours, they will just make a few regular visits to your home throughout the duration of your trip to check in on your pet. They will be there to feed them and walk them, just to make sure they stay fed, hydrated and get a little attention and exercise while you are away.
If your pet requires minimal care, look into our home visit pet care services! Visit the homepage to start your search for pet carers in your local area. If you find you need something a little more intensive, we of course provide pet hosting services (at the sitters home) and pet and house sitting too (at your home) so whether your requirements change or you just want someone around a little more regularly, we cater to a range of needs.
How Does Mad Paws Work?
In three easy steps
1. Search for Pet Sitters
Find trusted and caring Pet Sitters offering House Visits in your neighbourhood
2. Book a Pet Sitter
Meet & Greet your Pet Sitter and book your first House Visit today
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
Verified Pet Sitter profiles, customer reviews and ratings.
Free Mad Paws Insurance
All House Visits booked through Mad Paws are covered by liability insurance.
If your Pet Sitter is no longer available, Mad Paws makes sure your pet is cared for by another.
Frequently Asked Questions
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 – firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Overnight care includes both the fees and services for; dog walking and day care. 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.
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 MadPaws.com.au. This includes:
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.
- Boarding (Pet Sitting or Pet Hosting);
- House Visits;
- Pet Day Care;
- Dog Training;
- Dog Walking;
- Cat Care;
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.