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Lovely couple looked after my precious dog Lulu. She really enjoyed her time with you. Thank you for looking after her so well.
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Jen was absolutely amazing with our 2 dogs. We had play date meeting to make sure the dogs were happy to stay with Jen and go through each of their behaviours and routine. They loved being with her. Jen went above in beyond even looking after our turtle - Gerald while we were away. They loved their time away as much as we did enjoy our holiday knowing they were well looked after. Jen sent updates and pictures of them to us regularly. We will definitely be using her services again.
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We highly recommend Elsie! Our dog came home happy and well looked after after 2 weeks. Elsie was very easy to communicate with and sent us photos and updates regularly. 🐶😃
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Leanne and her daughter Miah did a fantastic job of our looking after our dogs while we went on holiday, and accomodating of extending the stay when our flight was delayed which was most helpful. Thank you both!
Tiana was great with our dogs and let us know how they were going. We were really happy with the service she provided and would definitely get her to dog sit again!
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Why hire a dog sitter through Airtasker?
Taking your dog with you to all your trips and errands would be great, but sadly, that’s not possible. The best alternative? Making sure your pet is well-cared for and loved, even while you’re out. And while you could probably get a relative or friend to watch over your dog, wouldn’t it be great if you got someone who would be solely dedicated to your pet’s care? That’s where Airtasker's dog sitting service comes in.
When you request a dog sitter via Airtasker, you get to work with dog sitters in your area who are reviewed and rated by fellow pet owners in your community. This is better than having a relative, friend, or random neighbour watch over your dog, especially if they're not that familiar with pets themselves.
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The average cost of dog sitting is $35, and this could go higher or lower.Check out our cost guide for more information.
You can find a home dog sitting service in minutes through Airtasker! When you tap the “Post a task” button, you’ll be asked to indicate all the details of your task - how many pets, when you’ll be out, your location, your budget, your pet’s needs, etc. Then, wait for the offers to come in. Pick the one that best fits your needs, then tap to confirm your appointment. It’s that easy!
Here are some things you should check on before you set a dog and house sitting appointment:
Your dog’s supplies
Detailed instructions for your sitter, including administration of medication
Toys and treats for your pet
The fence, yard, and home security systems
A tour of the house for your sitter, including where the leash & carrier are kept, cleaning supplies, and the thermostat
Contact information your sitter may need including your own, the landlord’s, and your vet
Have ample preparations for your dog, your home, and your sitter. This includes making sure your pet and the sitter are comfortable with each other, conducting an interview with your sitter prior to the stay, and keeping communication lines open while you’re out. Make it a point to know your sitter’s operating policies as well, so there won’t be any confusion that could cause discomfort for the sitter or your pet.
While the details may vary depending on your pet/s’ needs, here are some basic questions to get the ball rolling with your puppy sitter:
What dog sitting experience do you have?
Do you have business credentials?
Do you have any training related to pet care?
How do you deal with two dogs fighting each other?
Can we see how you get along with my dog?
Do you have a written contract or agreement?
The advantage of in-home dog sitting is that your dog is the sole focus of the sitter. They won’t have to adjust to a new environment, or risk catching diseases. But, pet sitting usually means having to make your pet adjust to a stranger in the home. Plus, your dog misses out on a chance to socialise. Either way, it’s advisable to do research on the sitter or daycare and work closely with them to ensure the well-being of your pet.
While this may vary from Tasker to Tasker, some may offer both dog and house sitting services (for a higher fee, of course). This is an advantage since your house will retain that “lived in” look that can help keep burglars away. If you’d like to find dog and house sitters near you, tap the “Post a task” button to get started!
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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.
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
Parramatta NSW, Australia
4th Dec 2023
Hey All, I’m looking for an URGENT good dog sitter (at your house) from tonight to Saturday! This is Nero, my absolutely amazing 3 y.o Belgian Malinois. He is an absolute wonderful and charming pup and would love to hang out with someone for the week! Firstly he is both an indoor/outside dog! He is super sweet and friendly with other dogs! He does have a lot of energy though that needs to be burned out so it would be good if he gets one walk a day! At home he is super chilled and usually just relaxes on his bed although he will sleep anywhere, preferably as close to you as he can be haha! He also lives with children and is super gentle. If you are interested in keeping this Teddy Bear company than send an offer and a bit about your place! I am also more than happy to drive him to you, cheers 😊 - Due date: Needs to be done on Monday, 4 December 2023
Medium term dog sitting
Perth WA, Australia
3rd Dec 2023
Hi, I am going away for 4 months between mid January and mid May 2024 and I would need someone to look after my 4 year old American Staffy during my travels. She is very well behaved and does well in an apartment. The timing is flexible because I have friend who can help and mind her for short periods of time, but I would give priority to people who could take her for longer. - Due date: Flexible
Logan Reserve QLD, Australia
2nd Dec 2023
Hi, I need my Maltese fur baby looked after for this week, until I get sorted. The owner has sold the property I’m in, and have to move out tomorrow.. - Due date: Needs to be done on Monday, 4 December 2023
Puppy sit for 1 week
Sunshine North VIC 3020, Australia
2nd Dec 2023
Need someone to puppy sit our 16 week old German Shepherd pup for a week as we will be going interstate. The pup is to stay at your place and will provide food, food, water bowls etc. Pup was meant to stay with family but something has come up and they can no longer watch him. Can drop off and pick up locally. This Sunday 3/12 to next Sunday 10/12. - Due date: Needs to be done on Sunday, 3 December 2023
Prompt communication. Highy recommend
Dog sitting at my place
Logan Reserve QLD, Australia
2nd Dec 2023
I have to go away for a work trip on the morning of Monday 4th December 2023 and returning late Tuesday 5th December. I need someone to come over to my place where and feed my dogs, one is a 3 year old British bulldog and the other is a six year old American Staffy, and spend about an 45 mins - 1hour with them on the evening of the 4th, morning of the 5th and evening of the 5th. So approx 3 hours in total at my place plus travel time. Food and instructions will be provided but will need someone that is comfortable but gentle with high energy big dogs. They are not aggressive to people whatsoever but they get really excited and rowdy and when they meet new people or somebody new comes into the house. They can play fight when they get really excited and it gets a bit much so somebody that comes over would need to be able to handle that and can manage it. My dogs like my children and I need them to not just be fed but have some love and attention while I’m away. They both also just a couple of health considerations. One of them is allergic to the sun and not allowed to sit out in the sun and sunbake so when she’s outside, she needs to be supervised or sectioned off to an area where there is no sun. The other is a bulldog that will need his face cleaned on two of the visits, just once daily, and I can provide instructions on that along with the wipes etc that I use. He is also really clingy, so somebody that doesn’t mind having some cuddles with him would be great. The staffy girl can be also a bit clingy or just really in your personal space so someone that is okay with this would be the best haha - Due date: Needs to be done on Monday, 4 December 2023
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Castle Hill NSW, Australia
2nd Dec 2023
I’m looking for someone who can take good care of our labraoodle from December 8th to January 29th. Ideally someone who has a garden and loves dogs, we will provide his food, bed and bowls. He is very good with children and other dogs. Loves walks and cuddles. Prefer if no other pets are around as he tends to get a little jealous. Someone who genuinely loves dogs and could take care of him while we are away. - Due date: Before Friday, 8 December 2023
South Morang VIC, Australia
1st Dec 2023
Need someone to take care of my dog for a couple of nights 31st and 1st :) - Due date: Needs to be done on Sunday, 31 December 2023
Dog sitter over xmas
Bundaberg QLD 4670, Australia
1st Dec 2023
Hi Im going to Melbourne for a week from the 20th December for xmas. Need someone to look after my dog whilst gone. 1 yo male staffy, super friendly and sweet. Non aggressive, good with other dogs and loves people. House trained but outside dog. Minimal barking and non destructive. I would supply food, bed and some bones to chew on. Cheers - Due date: Needs to be done on Wednesday, 20 December 2023
Merimbula NSW, Australia
1st Dec 2023
I need someone to look after our cavoodle for a week whilst my partner and I have our baby She has just had a surgery - Due date: Needs to be done on Saturday, 2 December 2023
South Penrith NSW, Australia
18th Nov 2023
Dog sit my two dogs (1 year) (6month) from Sunday til Friday afternoon. I will supply all food, bedding ect. Lovely, friendly dogs, well behaved. - Due date: Needs to be done on Sunday, 19 November 2023
Perfect for the job! Polite and professional, highly recommend
Dog minding 17/11 to 22/11 Mundaring or midland area
Mundaring WA, Australia
15th Nov 2023
Dog minding for 5 nights, kelpie, well behaved - Due date: Needs to be done on Friday, 17 November 2023
Helpful Good communication
Need a dog sitter
Sutherland NSW, Australia
15th Nov 2023
Need a dog sitter from Wednesday 15th to Monday 20th - Due date: Needs to be done on Wednesday, 15 November 2023
Mimi my dog is amazing, however she has separation anxiety and is great at escaping, Kara handled her with love and care and was exceptional, she came back to me in a better condition then when Kara got her. Thank you Kara!
Required - dog sitter- 3 weeks - 2 tiny dogs
Cheltenham VIC, Australia
6th Nov 2023
Due to an error, I was unable to see who has made offer or cant assign, Please offer your interest now, will assign task by evening . I have 2 tiny dogs . Max (7 years)- pekingese (Brown)- 4 kg - very cuddly and loves scratches . Mario (12 Years) - Maltese Shitzu _ 7 kg - non aggressive, easily redirectable saying stops barking with one command of NO Barking Mario or STOP Barking and GO INSIDE . both dogs are with each other for 5 years and never fight but brothers to each other and love each other. Food, beds , Treate, 2 weekly bath at home with Towel ( Very easy going for both of them) and dog house for outside area will be provided , if you don't have. both requires 30 min walks a day hardly. Max is pekingese so he will exhaust even in 20 min if hot weather , but he will be still joyful inside the house. if you miss a day or 2 in these 3 weeks, it will be ok. Requirements: preferred someone with little experiencing in dog care on leash all time outside, as Mario and Max have different interest, I do not wanted to lose any of them . access to dogs to back yard and house and shade 24X7 clean water access to drink putting small space like laundry may not work for Mario and he may make door scratching noise to come out if the room is too hot. must be safe place and pic required everyday for both dogs stat dec will be done before handing over dogs to you and for any major injuries. they both are healthy and not any visible injuries or diseases to them. ID proof required for the person I am not fussy as long as they are safe and have 2 times food in day and small walk. the rest Mario sleeps for 16 hours a day and max will just being around him . If you have any dog at home ( Non aggressive these 2 with perfectly go with them. - Due date: Needs to be done on Thursday, 8th November 2023 till 31st November. - Due date: Needs to be done on Thursday, 8 November 2023 - Due date: Needs to be done on Wednesday, 8 November 2023
Great person. Easy to communicate,
Dog sitter near deer park 1.30pm til 4pm
Deer Park VIC 3023, Australia
5th Nov 2023
Need someone to mind two medium sized dogs for a few hours. - Due date: Needs to be done on Monday, 6 November 2023
Biri minded our two dogs, they were very happy and content when we picked them up. They got spoilt with cuddles. Biri was ery responsive to messages and helped us out on an urgent request. Thank you!
Everton Park QLD, Australia
2nd Nov 2023
I’m trying to find someone who can look after my toy poodle for tonight and tomorrow night please? - Due date: Needs to be done on Friday, 3 November 2023
All round great pet sitter
Dog sitter for puppy on Sundays weekly
Maroubra NSW, Australia
24th Oct 2023
Hello Im Tracey and I have the most gorgeous 3 1/2 month old Doxiepoo called Mischi (dachshund and toy poodle) so she's a small pup. She has her energy spurts, loves kisses, is affectionate, a bit naughty naturally but is really starting to settle down and obeys a few commands. She also has her sleeps during the day and sleeps through the whole night with no issues. I attend Jubilee Church at Waverley on Sundays and afterwards a group of us go out for lunch. I haven't been able to attend the lunches as I get too concerned about Mischi being alone fortoo long. She gets distressed when I leave her. Having said that she bonds with people easily especially women. My neighbour has minded her occasionally and there have been no separation anxiety issues. I am searching for someone that can mind her on Sundays' from approximately 9.30am (Church starts at 10am) until around 3.30pm. You would need an ABN for me to arrange payment. I don't mind her being around another small friendly dog but no big dogs or small children. She is fully vaccinated and microchipped and getting pretty good with the toilet training. There may be other casual occasions when I would need her minded as well. Please get back to me if this is something that interests you. Thank you, Tracey Brown
I didn’t end up using Emma as my friend minded my pup instead. When I met her she was very nice and I think would care well for other pets. I was a bit concerned that her dog was not deserved and that I was not told that upfront. Other than that she seemed lovely.
Dog sitting in my home
Penrith NSW, Australia
23rd Oct 2023
Look after our puppy 8 weeks old. Arrived Sunday 22/10 to us. Arrive 5pm til midnight - Due date: Needs to be done on Saturday 28 october 2023
Michelle communicates clearly and put us at ease when she looked after our pup. She is friendly and easy to get along with. Our pup was very comfortable with her. Recommended!! Thanks 😊
Worongary QLD, Australia
17th Oct 2023
Looking for someone to do dog sit my corgi from Wednesday morning (Oct 18) to Sunday evening (Oct 22) at their home. So would drop him off Wednesday morning and pick him up Sunday evening. He’s 17 months and super friendly. His food, bowls, etc will be provided. Due date: Needs to be done on Wednesday, October 18, 2023
Tegan took the best care of my fur baby, like he was her own. Can’t recommend her enough!
Zetland NSW 2017, Australia
10th Oct 2023
I need someone to dog sit my Maltese x cavalier dog who is 12 years old and is a indoor dog from 10th October to 16th October 2023 - Due date: Needs to be done on Tuesday, 10 October 2023
George and his family were phenomenal. Such a lovely family and took such great care of our little Simba. Would definitely recommend and will be contacting them when we go away again
Dog sitting Pug, everything supplied
Lilydale VIC, Australia
7th Oct 2023
Hello i am traveling out of state from the 14th-24th of October and looking for someone to mind my small pug Ollie in their home, he is 7, and likes being around people, he will probably follow you everywhere. All dog food and bedding/toys will be supplied. I will get back late on the 24th so can pick up around 10:30pm or next day thank you, please feel free to message me with any questions. - Due date: Needs to be done on Saturday, 14 October 2023
Very helpful and accommodating would recommend!