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Recent Dog Sitting reviews

"We’re really grateful Bel came to our rescue by minding our pup. She was prompt and enthusiastic, sent regular updates, and our dog seemed to enjoy keeping her family company. Thanks again! X"

Half day dog sitting

$30

"Thanks for looking after my dog. Tania was great. "

Looking for a dog sitter over the weekend

$70

"The dogs had a wonderful time with lots of love, walks and a cosy home. Thanks Natalie for the regular updates during our trip."

Dog sitting (at your house)

$100

"Very reliable, friendly and easy to Communicate with! Thank you Alana for looking after our fur baby while we’re away and he sure did have great time with you. Well recommended! See you next time and thank you again :) "

Dog sitting

$120

"Lovely lady cared for my pups over the weekend. Very happy."

Local Dog Sitter this weekend - your home

$120

"Really accomodating with my anxious pup and me. Went above and beyond. Thank you"

Dog Sitter Required

$120

What's the average cost of a dog sitter

$60 - $215

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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.

Our Taskers can also try to tailor-fit their rates to your needs and budget, so you’re more likely to get a loving and trusted (yet pocket-friendly) sitter. Ready to book a dog sitter near you? Tap the “Post a task” button to get started.

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Top Dog Sitting related questions

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!

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 the details may vary depending on your pet/s’ needs, here are some basic questions to get the ball rolling with your Tasker:

  • 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?

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

You can do this by having 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 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!

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!

While the details may vary depending on your pet/s’ needs, here are some basic questions to get the ball rolling with your Tasker:

  • 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?

You can do this by having 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.

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.

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

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!

What do dog sitting services include?

Airtasker’s dog sitting service covers the typical things you’d do for your pet in a day: feeding them, playing with them, cleaning up their mess, and giving them lots of affection. 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.

Feeding & administering medication 

Your Tasker 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 go over 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

Dog babysitting 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 Tasker also makes sure your pet/s get enough exercise, playtime, and even training while you’re out. Let your Tasker 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 Tasker 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 Tasker 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 sitting appointment, so your Tasker will be able to pet and scratch your dog in all their favourite spots. 

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. This helps you feel connected to your pet and prevent any possible problems while you’re out. 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

Dog sitting

$150

Potts Hill NSW, Australia

22nd Jun 2022

Hi Team, Looking for someone experienced in the dog sitting field, who could possibly dog sit my 10 month old Border Collie, for approximately 5 days. Sunday - Thursday. She is a very friendly, energetic and loving girl. She doesn’t bark (unless she sees a cat) she is toilet trained, but needs a lot of attention and play/walks. As she is still technically a puppy. Would only consider someone who does This regularly with lots of good reviews! - Due date: Before Sunday, 26 June 2022

Dog Sitter

$70

Ashmore QLD 4214, Australia

21st Jun 2022

I would love for a reliable and kind person to care for our 1yo spoodle Coco for the weekend. The job would entail collecting her from our home in Ashmore on Friday at lunch and returning her to our home Sunday evening. We will provide food, and you can provide shelter, love and play while we're away!

Dog sitter

$20

Pacific Pines QLD, Australia

20th Jun 2022

Need a dog sitter from early July- we are moving house and have renters in our new house for a couple months. Happy to negotiate a fee. - Due date: Needs to be done on Monday, 4 July 2022

Dog Sitter/Walker

$20

Caulfield North VIC 3161, Australia

10th May 2022

Lily and Bailey don’t like to be left alone. Need someone who understands Staffy temperaments dog sitting/walking

Emma is very reliable, with an obvious affinity for dogs. My dogs look forward to her visits. They come home exhausted, and happy. Emma also takes wonderful photos of their adventures.

Dog sitting

$45

Ballarat East VIC 3350, Australia

21st Apr 2022

Dog sitting just for the day on Saturday 23rd between 9-6. Hi I am looking for someone in Ballarat, preferably female with no other pets, to hang out with my little dog this Saturday. She is a very sweet girl who likes to play and cuddle. I'll be back by 6 and can drop her off and pick her up.

Very happy with service!

Dog sitter

$65

Randwick NSW, Australia

14th Apr 2022

Hi I have a small Dachshund that needs to be feed and checked up on over two days (17th April & 18th April). She can be at our house or your place. I am based in Clovelly

Thank you so much for looking after my puppy

Dog sitting my 6 year old Spoodle.

$200

Brighton VIC, Australia

12th Apr 2022

16th-20th of April I’m looking for someone to pet sit my family Spoodle he is toilet trained although an Indoor dog. He is very loving. Preferably at someone else’s house. Although with the right fit it could be at my apartment in Brighton Message me if you have any more question. - Due date: Before Saturday, 16 April 2022

Bettina was a great looking after my spoodle Elvis. She kept me updated with photos and gave him great cuddles I couldn’t recommend her more I felt like he was in fantastic hands the entire time.

Dog sitting in their home

$100

Boambee NSW, Australia

21st Jun 2022

I am going away for 1 week from 2/7/22 - 9/7/22 and need someone to look after my Jack Russell puppy. I will provide food bedding and toys. Looking at $100 for the week neg. Anywhere in the Coffs Harbour area is fine. Please feel free to contact me for any other info. - Due date: Needs to be done on Saturday, 2 July 2022

Dog Sitting

$300

Paddington NSW 2021, Australia

21st Jun 2022

I am looking to have my chihuahua who is only 4 months old looked after while I am away from the 15th of July for 10 days. Pick up and drop off would be great but I am also happy to do that if not possible for you. Any experience in pet sitting would be fantastic as well - Due date: Needs to be done on Friday, 15 July 2022

Pet sitter / Dog sit at your house

$60

Turrella NSW 2205, Australia

7th Jun 2022

Hi, we are looking for someone to take care of our 8 years old dog (Weimaraner) Dates: 11/12/13 of June. Long weekend. We will provide his food. We can drop him off on Saturday around 9am and pick him up on monday around lunch time. 60 per day in hand and 60 through this app.

Nicole and her partner loved Simón so much. They kept us updated every day. Very reliable couple. Thanks

Urgent - dog sitting EARLY MOTHER'S DAY MORNING

$125

Camperdown NSW, Australia

7th May 2022

I am looking for someone to come to my home in Camperdown and look after/play with/walk two mini Bordoodle puppies between 7am and 12pm tomorrow (Mother's Day morning). The dogs are 7months old and very sweet. They are brothers from the same litter but usually live in different houses. They love being together but when they are left alone together they bark non-stop. I am going out to a Mother's Day event and brunch tomorrow, and so don't want the dogs to be barking the whole time and disturbing the neighbours. I need someone to arrive at my house at 7am, and keep the dogs company/entertained until about 12pm. We live close to a park so you are welcome to take the dogs for walks (on leash) to keep them entertained. The date and time is not negotiable. Please only respond if you are a dog lover, and can do that whole time (7am to 12pm).

Super friendly and efficient. Definitely recommend.

Dog sitting

$30

Docklands VIC, Australia

15th Apr 2022

Hi I need someone to look after my dog for an hour this afternoon near Docklands! 16/4/22. She is a small 5kg dog and easy to look after

Highly recommend Lulu, nice guy went above and beyond.

URGENT! Dog sitter needed for 3 days

$40

Pacific Pines QLD, Australia

14th Apr 2022

Dog sitter needed for our Luna Dates: 15/7-17/7 Luna is a Pomeranian puppy 10 months old. She is not desexed. I will need to have her in pet sitters house. Everything necessary will be provided.. food etc

Samantha was very caring and professional. Thank you!

Dog sitter needed for 2 weeks in Logan area

$20

Woodridge QLD, Australia

22nd Jun 2022

Dog sitter required need to be comfortable with big dogs. No need to walk..only to keep them company and to feed them. - Due date: Before Friday, 24 June 2022

Dog Sitter

$50

Robina QLD 4226, Australia

21st Jun 2022

We need Dog Sitter in our home for 4 hours on Saturday from 10-30am - 2.30pm to look after our 2 Cocker Spaniels.

Dog sitter

$200

Bull Creek WA, Australia

21st Jun 2022

Hi we need someone to look after our blue heeler pup at their place from 28 June to 13 July. 11 weeks old and toilet trained but only had her first needles so you can't have other dogs. We can drop off and pick up pup. Please confirm you have no other dogs at home thanks - Due date: Needs to be done on Tuesday, 28 June 2022

Dog sitter

$350

Donvale VIC, Australia

21st May 2022

Hello every one except for those who don’t indicate when turning 😡 Anywho…. I’m moving houses and thought I’d try my luck here and see if someone can take my pups for a few days while the move happens. Their food will be provided, also beds and toys as well. They’re toilet trained too. Drop off ideally would be Fri afternoon through till Tuesday. But can negotiate for the right person. Now off to the pupps 👇 Chubz- I’m a 4 year old Frenchie and like most Frenchies, I’m an a**hole. I don’t mind other dogs but I sure will bark at them. I like to play (a lot) but I’m a sook at heart. When I do something wrong I’ll sit in the corner of the room, stare at the wall, sulk and pretend I can’t hear you! Until you pull out the treats of course. Dad calls me Chubz because I eat everything! He hasn’t heard of puppy fat 🙄 Token- Dad rescued me from a household I was mistreated at. I was 1 when he got me and now I’m 3. I’m curious about EVERYTHING! I love people so long as they love me back ( I can sense it! ) I don’t like other dogs very much because they think I’m trying to fight when all I want to do is play with them. Sometimes I’m a little rough because I get so excited!

Bettina is one of the few honest souls left out there. She does exactly what she promises, she treats tasks assigned as if she was the poster herself! She’s an “all in” kinda person. What ever your task… shes your gal punch 👊 👊

Dog Sitter in Potts Point NSW for 4 Hours Tonight

$100

Potts Point NSW, Australia

21st Apr 2022

Experienced dog sitter needed to 'dog sit' for a beautiful old 14 year old American Staffy dog whilst we go out for dinner. Location: We are staying in a 4 star dog friendly hotel in Potts Point, NSW and going out for dinner locally with family. Our dog has separation anxiety and just needs someone to sit with him and pat and cuddle him whilst we are gone. Time: Meet and greet at 5.30pm. We will leave at 6pm and be back by 9.30pm. Money: $100 Cash to be provided for the 4 hours. - Due date: Needs to be done on Friday, 22 April 2022

Eliza was absolutely incredible! Could not recommend her any more highly and will definitely be using her again. 🙂

Dog sitter needed at sitters home

$50

Bankstown NSW, Australia

15th Apr 2022

Experienced dog sitter having a fenced backyard needed on 25 Apr and long term regular sitting is considered. We have a standard desexed labradoodle doy, he is 30kgs. Looking for a sitter with experiences with big dogs.

My dog definitely enjoyed the stay with Amy, lots of play and walk. and Amy sent photos and vedios throughout the day which was perfect! I would 100% recommend Amy for dog sitting if anyone needs help.

Dog sitting from 19th April to 2nd May in sitter's home

$700

Hervey Bay QLD, Australia

13th Apr 2022

We've just sold our home and need someone to care for our 13 year old dog, Tilly, for two weeks in your home. She's a Lab Staffy cross, great with humans but not great with other dogs. She's an outside dog but has arthritis so doesn't need a lot of exercise - just someone to give her some pats and make sure she's fed twice per day. We will provide all her food which will need to be kept in a freezer. - Due date: Needs to be done on Wednesday, 19 April 2022

Shontay did a wonderful job of caring for our old dog for two weeks while we were staying in accommodation where we couldn;t have her with us. We're very thankful to Shontay and her family.