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Pet hosting


Find trusted Pet Sitters in your local area to care for your pet overnight at your place while you’re away.

From over 40,000 Pet Carers Australia-wide

On the prowl for a Pet Host?

Personalised care

Unlike a boarding kennel or cattery, your pet receives tailored care as unique as they are!

Professional & pet loving

Mad Paws Pet Sitters offer the perfect combination of experience and care (and lots of cuddles).

Constant contact

Stay in touch with your furry friend through regular photo updates while you’re away.

Peace of mind

Protect your pet & your wallet. All bookings are insured, and our Customer Service team are just a yelp away.

How does Pet Hosting work?

Find a 5-star Sitter
Confirm and pay to secure your booking ahead of time
The holiday begins
Your pet enjoys their stay at a home away from home
Receive updates
Get regular photo updates throughout your pet’s stay


Best pet care, where and when you need it

All sitters are vetted
Coverage of sitters Australia-wide
Every booking is covered by our Accident Cover
Our team is here to help
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Search Pet Hosts in your neighbourhood to find your pet’s perfect match.

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from 300,000 reviews of pet sitters on Mad Paws

Australia’s largest online pet care marketplace

How does Mad Paws work?

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Search for a Sitter
Make a booking
Enjoy peace of mind
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Search Pet Hosts in your neighbourhood to find your pet’s perfect match.


Average rating of Pet Sitting & Home Dog Boarding

based on

300,000 of pet sitters on Mad Paws

Pet Hosting

Picture this, you’re going away on holiday or for work and you need to leave your pet behind. You could ask your family or friends to look after them, and they reluctantly agree to help. But are they really giving your pet the same level of care they’re used to (or deserve)?

Avoid the awkward conversation with relatives, and instead enlist the help of a passionate Mad Paws pet lover.
  • Personalised care: No longer does your pet have to endure loud, crowded kennels and catteries - instead staying in a safe, warm, home setting.

  • Trusted, reliable, local: All Mad Paws Sitters are police checked and vetted before being listed on our platform, giving you complete peace of mind.

  • Professional pet-lovers: Our Pet Sitters are committed to giving your pet the same level of love and care that they’re used to.

  • All bookings are insured: All bookings are covered by Mad Paws Accident Cover so there are no extra hassles for you to worry about.

Each trusted Pet Sitter from the Mad Paws marketplace is highly experienced in looking after animals, and is also aware of how to accommodate their service to every pets’ needs.

When searching for a Mad Paws Pet Sitter, you have the freedom to browse and find your pet’s perfect match. Organise a Meet & Greet to introduce your pet to the potential Sitter - ask questions, get to know more about them and get a feel for the environment your pet will be in.

Leaving your pet with family or friends doesn’t necessarily mean they’ll get the adequate care they deserve. Instead choose to have them cared for by someone who loves animals and will treat them like their own.

When you entrust your pet with Mad Paws Pet Sitting, you can rest assured knowing that your beloved fur friend is receiving the best care and attention - no cages, no kennels, no unexpected fees. 

All profiles on the Mad Paws platform include customer reviews from other pet Owners, so you can choose from many 5-star Sitters in your area. As Australia’s largest Pet Sitting marketplace, you’re sure to find your pet’s perfect match...or be sure to use our support & knowledge page for any questions you may have.