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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

Pet Hosting

Leaving your pet at home whilst away can be a daunting experience. Why not ensure your pet is in the safest of hands. Entrust your pet with a highly experienced and responsible Mad Paws sitter. Here at Mad Paws, we’re passionate about pets, which is why we decided to start our company. Whilst the need to go away is becoming more prevalent, it’s understandable that you want your pet to be truly looked after for peace of mind. At Mad Paws, we make sure as such. Our pet hosting services are amongst the most highly regarded and have allowed us to develop an enviable reputation second to none. Mad Paws should be your first choice for quality vacation pet care.

The idea behind the customer model is simple – loving and trusted pet sitters who can make your life simple! Each pet sitter from the Mad Paws community is highly experienced in looking after animals, and is also aware of how to accommodate their service to different needs. When you entrust your pet with a Mad Paws sitter, you can rest assured knowing that your loved one is only receiving the best care and attention.  

Here at Mad Paws, we believe the pet hosting process shouldn’t have to be timely or inconvenient. This is why we’ve made the entire process convenient and simple. Simply enter your location in the search bar to find a trusted pet sitter near you – it doesn’t get much easier than that!

For more information about Mad Paws pet hosting services, please don’t hesitate to contact us  or view our support & knowledge page for answers to frequently asked questions. The Mad Paws team is always more than willing to help or answer any queries and concerns that you may have. Mad Paws offers Pet hosting that you can trust.

How Does Mad Paws Work?

In three easy steps

1. Search for Pet Sitters

Find trusted and caring Pet Sitters offering pet sitting hosting in your neighbourhood

2. Book a Pet Sitter

Meet & Greet your Pet Sitter and book your first pet hosting session

3. Have peace of mind

You’ll receive regular text and photo updates, free Mad Paws Accident Cover and 7 day customer support

Peace of Mind with Local, Trusted and Covered Pet Sitters

Trusted Community

Verified Pet Sitter profiles, customer reviews and ratings.

Free Mad Paws Accident Cover

All Pet Hosting services booked through Mad Paws is covered by Mad Paws Accident Cover.

Booking Guarantee

If your Pet Sitter is no longer available, Mad Paws makes sure your pet is cared for by another.

Frequently Asked Questions

FAQs

  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 covered Pet Sitters near their homes. With more than 15,000 trusted Sitters, you can book in any pet-related services such as Pet Sitting, Dog Walking, Pet 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 break 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. If we can ever help, please contact us by email – service@madpaws.com.au.

  1. 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. This tailored approach will engage your pet and make them feel as loved and happy as they do at home. The services available through Mad Paws are:

  • Pet Sitting– Overnight pet care in the pet’s home. The Pet Sitter can House Sit and Pet Sit at the same time.
  • Pet Hosting– Overnight care at the Sitter’s home. This is where your pet goes and stay’s at the Pet Sitter’s abode.
  • Doggy Day Care– Daytime care for your pet. This can occur either in the pet’s home or the Pet Sitter’s home.
  • Dog Walking– A Pet Sitter comes to your home and walk your dog for you. The length of these Dog Walks are flexible depending on the needs of your pet.
  • House Visits – A Pet Sitter comes to your home once or twice a day to check on your pet/s and feed them. They can also spend an hour or two with your pet/s as you require.
  • Pet Grooming – Done either at your or the Pet Sitter’s home, a pet expert grooms and beautifies your furry friend.
  • Dog Training – A Dog Trainer works with your pooch to hone their skills and address any behavioural issues. Like other services, this can be done either at your or the Pet Sitter’s home.

 

Service rates will vary in price depending on the age and size of the pet, the number of pets, 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; it will allow you to discuss the details of the booking as well as meet the Pet Sitter prior to the booking.

To find the perfect Pet Sitter on Mad Paws, simply follow the steps outlined here.

  1. What’s included in Mad Paws Accident Cover?

At Mad Paws, the safety of our Pet Sitters, Pet Owners, and their pets is of the utmost importance. We want our Pet Sitters to be able to provide a fun and safe service, but not need to foot a veterinary bill in an emergency. This is why we provide Mad Paws Accident Cover, which protects all Pet Sitting services booked in through the Mad Paws website.

The Mad Paws Accident Cover applies for all services booked through madpaws.com.au. This includes:

  • Boarding (Pet Sitting or Pet Hosting);
  • House Visits;
  • Pet Day Care;
  • Dog Training;
  • Dog Walking;
  • Cat Care;
  • Bathing;
  • Grooming;
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Our free Mad Paws Accident Cover applies to 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 case, and this is payable by the Pet Sitter. Mad Paws Accident Cover is not to be confused with the usual illness cover that most Pet Owners already have for their pets. For full details on our Accident cover, click here.

If you believe that any incident is covered under Mad Paws Accident Cover, 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!

 

Give your pet one on one attention whilst you're away

Join Mad Paws today so that your pooch is never left alone again. Instead, your dog will be having heaps of fun at their Sitter’s home!