Spring Holidays Pet Sitters | Pet Minding Services | Mad Paws

Searching for someone to care for your pet during your spring holidays? Mad Paws is ready!

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Spring Holidays Pet Sitter

Alex - Trusted Pet Sitter

“We could not be happier with the service we received from Alex! We came home to a very settled and happy pet who had obviously been very well looked after. We will certainly be booking with Alex again.” – Matthew, Brighton VIC
Spring Holidays Pet Minder

Dane - Trusted Pet Sitter

“Thank you so much Dane, for looking after Cooper while we were on spring holidays, Cooper came back home happy, content and in a good shape! I hope there will be many comebacks! Thank you!.” – Elena, Holt ACT

Harshitha Hobart Pet Sitter

Harshitha - Trusted Pet Sitter

“Harshitha did a wonderful job of looking after both little Odin and my house. The updates and photos sent through were much appreciated. Thanks so much!”- Helen, Hobart TAS

Planning your spring holidays? Book your furry friend a local, experienced Pet Sitter!


If you own a pet, taking spring holidays can be stressful. Whether you’re traveling overseas, escaping to a local Airbnb for the weekend, or planning a family getaway during the school holidays, leaving your furry friend is never easy. With Mad Paws Pet Sitting Services, you can travel stress-free knowing your pet is in safe hands.

By using Mad Paws, you can enjoy your spring holidays while your pet stays with one of our trusted Sitters. Instead of a costly pet hotel or impersonal kennel, your beloved pet can enjoy a visit with someone who cares for them like family. And with over 20,000 Pet Minders around Australia, you’ll be able to find one who lives around the corner.

At Mad Paws, all of our Pet Boarding professionals undergo a thorough vetting process before joining our platform. In fact, out of all the people who apply, only 20% are accepted as Pet Sitters. In other words, when you contact a local Mad Paws Pet Minder, you can know that they’re certified pet lovers.

Still not 100%? Why not invite your potential Pet Sitter to a Meet & Greet? That way, you’ll be able to get to know them and ask any questions before you book their services. Meet & Greets are also a great way to watch how the Sitter interacts with your furry friend. After all, each pet is unique, so you want to know you’ve found the right Sitter for their needs.

When you book a Pet Sitter through the Mad Paws platform, the booking is protected by Mad Paws Accident Cover. During your spring holidays, your Sitter will also send you frequent photo updates of your pet. This means that while you enjoy your holidays, you can know that your furry friend is enjoying theirs!

This spring, enjoy a worry-free holiday. Leave your pet with a Mad Paws Pet Minder and experience peace of mind.

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 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 dog minding 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


  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;

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!