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Recent Dog Sitting reviews in Melbourne

Thankyou sooooo much for taking such good care of our pups! Will definitely contact you again for future help. ☺️ Thankyou again!

Dog sitting for 1 night

$60

Carolyn took very good care of my dog, and was very quick to respond to messages.

Puppy sitting including pick up and drop off

$30

Sara was quite nice with my puppy and I like the way she was cool and flexible with the pick up time.

Dog Sitting on weekend

$25

Hi Zulma. Sorry about the late payment. Only the second time using the website. Thanks.

*Urgent* Dog sitter wanted for 11:30am today.

$50

Srey was amazing, she looked after my two dogs and I would 100% recommend her to look after others and would have her look after mine again. As soon as I met her I felt at ease. Srey was really accommodating, she was very adaptable and had my dogs longer than expected due to my car not starting. She sent lots of photos and updates. My dogs were taken on long walks and fed like a prince and princess. Thank you Srey 🥰

Dog sitting

$150

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What do dog sitting services include?

Airtasker’s dog sitting service can be straightforward. While the specifics may vary from Tasker to Tasker, and depend on your pet’s own needs, here are the things that you can expect a dog sitter to do.

Puppy collection and delivery

Your puppy sitter can arrange for the collection and delivery of your puppy. A puppy sitter or pet transport service can collect your pup. Then, when you get home from your trip, the sitter can bring your pup back to you. 

Feeding & administering medication

Your puppy sitter relies on your detailed instructions for feeding your pet, providing enough water, and giving them their vitamins and medicine (if applicable). Make sure you have enough supplies before you leave, whether it’s kibble, canned food, home-cooked meals, or raw food. Make sure your sitter is familiar with food prep and portioning. Be clear about what food you allow your dog to eat, and what they’re allergic to.

If your pet is on a special diet, make sure your sitter is informed. The same goes for medication - prepare written instructions and review them verbally before you leave. Don’t just rely on a note on the counter! Good preparation is essential to making sure your pet stays healthy even while you’re out.

Cleaning up pet mess

Puppy sitting also includes cleaning up a pet’s mess. Let your Tasker know your dog’s signal for when they need to “go”, your pet’s usual spot, and how you usually handle dog mess. Make sure your sitter also knows where the cleaning supplies are kept, in case your dog can’t make it to their spot.

Exercise and playtime

Your pet sitter also makes sure your pet/s get enough exercise, playtime, and even training while you’re out. Let your puppy sitter know if they can take your dog on walks while you’re out, and how often this needs to be done. If you have any rules for walks, such as cleaning the paws afterwards or avoiding a rowdy neighbour dog, make sure you tell your sitter about these. Your puppy sitter also makes sure that your pet stays secure at all times, whether inside or outside your property.

Pets, cuddles, and TLC

Your pet will need all the love they can get while you’re out for a friend’s wedding or week-long business trip. Your dog sitter makes sure your pooch gets petted and cuddled regularly. Let your puppy sitter know if they can give your pet treats, and how many they can have per day. Ideally, your pet and the Tasker have met prior to the puppy sitting appointment, so your Tasker will be able to pet and scratch your dog in all their favourite spots.

Puppy grooming

Grooming may include brushing your puppy’s fur and trimming their nails. To avoid overwhelming your puppy, the puppy sitter may brush your puppy’s coat a few minutes at a time throughout the day. If you want to come home to a fresh-smelling pup and a clean house, go ahead and book a sofa cleaning or house cleaning service on our platform as well!

Updates on your pet

If pet updates are part of your Tasker’s arrangement, you can expect an email or message from your sitter on a regular basis. In case of emergencies, you can have your sitter call a relative in the area or your vet - just to make sure your dog is alright.

Recent Dog Sitting tasks in Melbourne

Dog sitting for 2 chill dogs - 6 days

$200

Melbourne VIC, Australia

25th Feb 2024

We have 2 dogs that can't come with us to a music festival. They normally live with us in our bus and are used to sleeping all day and night with 1 or 2 bouts of exercise (walk or a run around at the park). They don't bark, are toilet trained, and can be kept inside or outside which ever you prefer. We are looking for someone with a little bit of a yard preferably for them to hang out in during the day, and time to take them for a walk in the afternoons, mornings or both. Dates are from the 7th to the 13th of March and all food will be supplied :) - Great with kids - They don't bark - Fine with other dogs Thank you!!

Dog sitting of German shepherd

$80

Toorak VIC, Australia

21st Feb 2024

Need a Dog Sitter for 27 February for a friendly and gentle German Shepherd at our place from about 10am to 3pm

Dog sit 11am-5pm Tuesday

$40

South Yarra VIC, Australia

18th Feb 2024

6 month old Labrador needs company/ supervision while we are working. Very friendly, mostly sleeps/ likes chasing ball. We live across the street from the park if you would like to spend some time outdoors

my puppy loved her! punctual, reliable, friendly, trustworthy. Definitely recommend and will contact again if I need dog sitting

Dog sitting Need my 2.7 kg pommie babysat over easter for 2 days

$200

Melbourne VIC, Australia

17th Feb 2024

I need my Pommie looked after for 2 night at your place

Puppy sitter

$20

Port Melbourne VIC, Australia

8th Feb 2024

Need someone who works from home off a computer to look after a puppy while we’re at work, doesn’t really need attention u can work or use your phone just needs to be there, have wifi, live in apartments, there’s a gym and a pool just from about 8:30 am until 1:30

Dog sitting - 12 week old kelpie puppy

$120

Carlton VIC, Australia

11th Jan 2024

I need someone to look after my 12 week old puppy (Gus) for three night. He is an outside dog so must have a safe dog proof backyard for him. He’s very quiet at the moment and pretty much sleeps all day. He just needs a little bit of human interaction each day and feeding but other than that very little. - Due date: Needs to be done on Thursday, 18 January 2024

Marnie went above and beyond to be a great dog sitter. Pleasure to deal with.

Dog sitting

$200

Essendon VIC, Australia

1st Jan 2024

Hi we need our lovable labradoodle looked after for 1 week from 8-15th Jan - Due date: Needs to be done on Monday, 8 January 2024

Dog sitter

$300

Fitzroy VIC, Australia

29th Dec 2023

Looking for someone to look after 18 month old golden retriever at your home from 02/01 - 10/01. She is playful, friendly and loves being around people. - Due date: Needs to be done on Tuesday, 2 January 2024

House and dog sitting

$500

South Melbourne VIC, Australia

23rd Dec 2023

Looking for a dog sitter from 27th December until 13th January, can also be house sitter if needed. MJ is a German shorthair pointer, medium size and is very friendly. He loves people and needs walking for 30-60 minutes each day. - Due date: Needs to be done on Thursday, 28 December 2023

Excellent and trustworthy, looked after our house and dog for two weeks and was extremely pleased with Chris’s work.

Dog sitter for my cavoodle

$220

South Melbourne VIC, Australia

14th Dec 2023

I need someone to dog sit my 3 year old cavoodle . He is around 6kg, extremely friendly and well trained (including toilet trained) and he is not desexed. I am able to drop him to the pet sitter’s place . I need a pet sitter from the 30th Dec 2023-12th January 2024. I can drop him anytime on the 30th Dec 2023 and collect him in the afternoon on the 12th Jan 2024.

Mariana was great with Romeo! She constantly updated me with photos and video and Romeo was truly well taken care of . He looked like he was very attached to her . Thanks so much for looking after Romeo and I will be using you again for sure !

Dog minding

$420

Armadale VIC, Australia

12th Dec 2023

Hi - We're looking for someone to mind our lovely 2 year old Cavoodle from Dec 27 to Sunday 7th Jan. - Due date: Needs to be done on Wednesday, 27 December 2023

Dog sitter ( at your place )

$400

St Kilda VIC, Australia

9th Dec 2023

Looking for a dog sitter , Schnauzer girl (8 years old) super friendly fully trained , super chill . Need to walk twice a day & meal and she is going to rest half a day ( no need to be home) Dates 3/01-30/01 at your place - Due date: Needs to be done on Wednesday, 3 January 2024

Joy amazing lady and she looked very well after my dog , very happy , thank you Joy 😊

Dog sitter

$200

Melbourne VIC, Australia

1st Dec 2023

I need someone who has experience sitting dogs, with a safe and practical place for a small dog who sleeps indoors. He is an allergy free 'moodle' he is 11 years old, extremely quiet and well behaved and mostly sleeps but loves walks and is a big cuddler. He is desexed , vaccinated, wormed and is also house trained as he currently lives in a small apartment with me. He is very good with other dogs especially his size. He also loves children and has never been aggressive or bitten children. Unfortunately my friend has had to go overseas and can no longer sit for us and I am going interstate. The dates required are 20 December till 5th January. Photo of him is provided below. - Due date: Needs to be done on Wednesday, 20 December 2023

Dog sit my chihuahua this evening

$50

Melbourne VIC, Australia

30th Nov 2023

Dog sit my chihuahua this evening — he is friendly. Will just sleep in his bed/ ground or on your lap most of the time. Take him for a potty walk for 30 minutes. Melbourne CBD - Due date: Needs to be done on Thursday, 30 November 2023

Dog sitting over Christmas break

$600

Toorak VIC, Australia

21st Nov 2023

Dog sitting at my home for my dog Leo! Dates would be 24 December until 4 jan. Based in Toorak. Would not be able to be with other dogs and he isn’t a huge fan of other dogs and can be a bit funny with them! - Due date: Needs to be done on Sunday, 24 December 2023

Dog sitter

$500

South Yarra VIC, Australia

9th Nov 2023

Will need to take care of my two dogs while we are away during NY and January. Looking for a long term dog sitter that can take them while we are away as we are often travelling. - Due date: Needs to be done on Tuesday, 26 December 2023

Puppy sitting

$80

Brunswick East VIC, Australia

6th Nov 2023

Puppy sitting - ten week old puppy - Due date: Needs to be done on Friday, 24 November 2023

Dog sitting over the holidays

$900

Carlton North VIC, Australia

29th Oct 2023

I'm looking for someone to dog sit over the holidays, between 23rd December - 4th January - Due date: Needs to be done on Saturday, 23 December 2023

Dog minder

$35

St Kilda VIC, Australia

26th Oct 2023

Dog minder for our pup Ella. Ella is a typical English Staffy loving and cuddly. She needs two big walks a day & would prefer to sleep in you’re bed 😊 Date: 3/Nov/2023 - 6/Nov/2023 Quote is day rate $ Thanks Jamie - Due date: Needs to be done on 03 November 2023

Dog sitting - 1 day

$30

Melbourne VIC, Australia

6th Oct 2023

1 day pet sitting at your place - Due date: Needs to be done on Saturday, 7 October 2023

Very accommodating and lovely