Sydney Dog and Cat Boarding: the Best in Pet Care | Mad Paws

Are you searching for a first-class Sydney Dog and Cat Boarding service for your pet? Mad Paws will answer the call!

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Mad Paws Offers the Best Sydney Dog and Cat Boarding

Looking for Sydney Dog and Cat Boarding? Pet Sitters like Naomi Are Ready to Care for Your Furbaby

Naomi - Sydney Dog and Cat Boarding Pet Sitter

“Naomi was wonderful with my two cats. She accommodated our last minute booking with ease and warmth. And our cats were relaxed with her and in her home. Thank you Naomi!” – Kerri, Vaucluse NSW
If You're on the Hunt for Sydney Dog and Cat Boarding , Pet Sitters like Peter are Ready to Care for Your Furry Friend

Peter - Sydney Dog and Cat Boarding Pet Sitter

“Peter and Daisy went above and beyond looking after our dog. Knowing he is happy, safe, and well cared for makes being away worry free. Looking forward to the next time Arrow can have a holiday with Peter.” – Andrew, Blacktown NSW

Sydney Dog and Cat Boarding Has Never Been Better Thanks to Pet Sitters like Kim

Kim - Sydney Dog and Cat Boarding Pet Sitter

“Kim was just wonderful! She took such beautiful care of our two dogs, and they were very happy and relaxed. Kim was happy to look after Bonnie’s special needs (medication, late night toilet trips, etc). Blue and Bonnie will definitely be back to visit Kim again.”- Sasha, Chatswood NSW

Sydney Dog and Cat Boarding

If you’re looking for Sydney Dog and Cat Boarding options, you may think your choices are limited to kennels, catteries, and pet hotels. What if we told you your pet could receive top-notch care in their own home? What’s more, what if that care would cost you less than a kennel or pet hotel? With Mad Paws, you can make it happen.

The next time you need to leave your pet, give yourself a holiday from your worries. Even better, let your pet enjoy a holiday at the same time! Mad Paws’ Sydney Dog and Cat Boarding options put your pet in the hands of screened and trustworthy Sitters. Unlike other services, Mad Paws connects you with Pet Sitters who will adore your pet as if they were their very own. We also give you the freedom to choose where your pet is cared for. Are you hesitant about changing their normal pattern of life? You can book a Pet Minder to watch your furry friend in your home. Would you rather give them an adventure in a brand new space? You can find a Mad Paws Sitter to host your pet in their own abode.

Every Mad Paws Pet Sitter offering Sydney Dog and Cat Boarding is vetted and trained by Mad Paws. With only one quarter of would-be Pet Minders accepted on the platform, Mad Paws is also committed to quality. With every booking, you can rest assured that Mad Paws has only connected you with top Sitters. You can also meet your Pet Minder before you book them, and will enjoy photo and message updates of your pet while you travel. From start to finish, you’ll know what’s happening with your pet.   

From Blacktown to Chatswood, from Ryde to Vaucluse, Mad Paws is unmatched in Sydney Dog and Cat Boarding. Make the right choice for your cat or dog and book a Mad Paws Pet Sitter today!

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 –

  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 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!