"Tia very happy. Great service thank you. "
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"Amazing service with short notice Andrew looked after our Bowser and treated him as his own. Thanks so much. Highly recommended. "
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"Fantastic lady, my dogs loved her and they were well looked after for the week ☺️"
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"Jenene was an absolute treasure looking after our little pup. You could see that she genuinely cares about him and sent us lots of photos whilst we we..."
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"My two furry little friends fell in love with Denise when she was my pet sitter over a week. I think they were disappointed I came home! She goes above and beyond and is extremely caring and thoughtful. Hopefully I can use Denise many times in the future!"
"Sam is mature, responsible and a delight to work with. Thank you Sam."
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"THANKYOU. I really appreciate the extra mile you went for us when we were stuck in Melbourne. I will be giving your number to anyone who wants a Reliable Person to Dogsit or Housesit for them.. Thanks again Lee"
"Kat was excellent with the dogs. Would have her back in a flash. Punctual and polite. "
"James is the reason why I use Airtasker. He (and his sister) looked after our beautiful dog for almost two weeks. I was even sent a few snaps along the journey. Most importantly, Tilly (the dog) was happy and well loved. Not an easy task, and required more than just moving a few boxes. I'd be very happy to recommend James as reliable, a great communicator, and super accommodating. Thank you, James. "
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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.
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!
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Southport QLD, Australia
12th Jun 2021
Hi there, Just looking for someone to look after my puppy (Kaja) staffy for a couple of days. She’s very placid and has a nice nature…smart and cheeky. Thank you Kenny
Gladesville NSW, Australia
9th Jun 2021
Look after a female 5 year old Cavoodle dog in your home. She is very friendly, sleeps inside and is house trained. All food will be provided. The dates would be from Friday 11 June to Sunday 27 June with maybe an extra week. I can drop off and pick-up. Please let me know what suburb in Sydney you are from.
Armadale WA, Australia
8th Jun 2021
I’m looking for someone to look after our dog on a regular basis. About Gonzo Gonzo is a mastiff X He is a medium build Still learning how to walk properly on the lead Loves cuddles Why we need someone. We have just moved house and he’s already dug out under the fence. Also we are in and out of hospital due to our daughters health so this’ll be on an emergency basis as well. Walks Champion lakes is about a 10 minute drive away and we aim to do 1 lap. He’s very strong and is still learning how to walk on the lead properly, As this will be an on going please ignore the date. All the details can be sorted out after being assigned.
Hillside, Victoria, Australia
15th May 2021
Hi I am staying in Torquay and need a dog sitter to look after our little dog overnight. We can drop off about 2pm and collect about 10am Sunday Morning.
Leo loved his stay! Very friendly thanks
Miami QLD 4220, Australia
30th Apr 2021
We are looking for someone to dog sit our 7yo Rottweiler Rufus. Unfortunately our original Dogsitter has fallen through. We are moving out of our house and don’t move into our new house for a few weeks Details From 06.05.2021 to 17.05.2021 Your house must be fully fenced, no other pets preferred (he is an alpha male) We will provide food/bed/bowls etc Rufus May look scary but he’s a big softy, he’s behavioural trained, great around kids, doesn’t dig holes or chew things. The only thing he doesn’t like is Possums!
Michelle was fantastic, she made everything as easy as possible. I was kept updated with photos and messages which filled me with confidence in her genuine care. Would highly recommend Michelle.
Caulfield North VIC, Australia
14th Apr 2021
Need someone to look after our little puppy today - pick him up from Caulfield North this morning before 10am & drop him back around 5pm. If local I can also pick and drop but please state of you can. He is a gorgeous toy cavoodle named Charlie, who is 2 years old, house trained & very friendly. Charlie is vaccinated, desexed, playful and loving, need someone to keep a watchful eye on him while I am out working today as he doesn’t like being alone. You need to pick him up and drop him or if local I may be able to pick and drop him (please clearly state in your offer and location). You’ll have a blast as he’s a beautiful puppy, non shedding and just loves to know a human is around so he is safe. Please confirm your availability/ times and experience in your offer.
Awesome guy, took great care of Charlie including pickup and drop off. 100% will use again. Jon.
Thornbury VIC 3071, Australia
3rd Apr 2021
3 month border collie to be looked after on Monday 5 April from 9 am to 5 pm. Just got his third shoot so cannot be around unvaccinated dogs or outdoors. We can drop off in Thornbury area.
Bettina took great care of our puppy and showered him with love.
Aspley QLD 4034, Australia
12th Jun 2021
Need a dog sitter urgently from tomorrow the 12th in the morning till Tuesday afternoon for my pup Trinity. She is a Bull mastiff x Rottweiler 8mnths old house trained
Darwin NT, Australia
9th Jun 2021
Looking for someone with a garden to look after our beautiful British bulldog Cooper for 5 weeks while we travel around NT, she’s pretty calm most of the time and is more of a big baby than a dog, loves cuddles, she gets he big boy pants on around big dogs that could eat her but is completely harmless ( she barely has teeth). She’s pretty small for a British bulldog only weighs 15kg, fairly low maintenance if she has a garden she doesn’t need walking and can eat once a day. She has an amazing personality and is easy to fall in love with. Flexible on dates
Edwardstown SA 5039, Australia
7th Jun 2021
Require a dog sitting to look after my 10 month old Bordoodle Harvey 6th-13th July at their house. Harvey is energetic, loves people and other dogs. He sleeps indoors. Looking for a house that has a good size backyard and possibly other dogs.
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
13th May 2021
Have a beautiful golden retriever pup (11 months) who needs a walk or visit around 3 times a week for an hour. Beautiful with other dogs and just loves to play. Currently back in the office so looking for a regular visit. Essendon area.
Bianca was brilliant, definitely went above and beyond when minding bear!
Glen Iris VIC, Australia
29th Apr 2021
Dog Sitter for 2yo Border Collie Cross - Every 2nd Wednesday in the evening (approx 6pm to 9pm) + other timesby arrangemen. We rescued Simba and he is a great Dog, well mannered and trained, he loves all humans and other dogs equally. He just hates being left home alone and we're currently working on that, for now we need some help with Dog Sitting. Seeking someone in the local area who would love to take care of Simba for a few hours. He goes to daycare during the day (10 min walk from my house), I would need you to collect him from his day and hangout with him for a few hours (happy if that hangout is at your house or mine). He wont require much at this time, maybe a walk and some dinner, he will also be just as happy napping on his bed after a big day so you can chill out or study no problem. Please, genuine offers, interest only, Many Thanks, Adam (Rate is for the 3 hours + petrol)
Dani was amazing looking after Simba. He had a great night and I highly recommend to anyone considering a trustworthy Dog Sitter.
Brunswick VIC 3056, Australia
13th Apr 2021
Hello! I'm looking for a caring person to dog sit my elderly pup Lily while I'm away. Lily is 18 years old and requires very little exercise, just a warm place to rest her weary head and lots of pats. I have multiple dates that I will require dog sitting that do involve overnight stays. Get in touch if you are interested 😊
Bettina did a wonderful job of taking care of my elderly dog Lily. She was kind and caring and I felt very comfortable leaving my precious girl in such capable hands.
Eaglemont VIC, Australia
12th Jun 2021
I need someone to pop in for an hour Tue & Thu to check in on my dog
Docklands VIC, Australia
11th Jun 2021
Looking for a dog last minute in Docklands. My dog sitter has cancelled on me last minute band I need a dog sitter to look after my Bititish Bulldog. He’s a beautiful dog who loves other dogs and kids. Needs to be picked up by no later than 7:15pm tonite. Will need him dropped back off at 10pm
Amazing service with short notice Andrew looked after our Bowser and treated him as his own. Thanks so much. Highly recommended.
Brisbane QLD, Australia
9th Jun 2021
Hubby and I are going away for a couple of days and looking for somebody to take care of our dog Bentley. He’s a 6 month old Kelpie x Koolie. Toilet trained and very well behaved. Would like somebody who has a decent size yard for him to run around and also take him for daily walks. Dates from the Friday 11th June (AM) to the Monday 14th (AM) We will provide his food, lead, bed and a few toys and can drop him off & pick him up.
Jenene was an absolute treasure looking after our little pup. You could see that she genuinely cares about him and sent us lots of photos whilst we were away. She was super friendly and her dog Charlotte was great with ours. Would highly recommend ♥️
Coomera QLD, Australia
1st Jun 2021
I need someone to watch my 2 dogs at their house for 1-2 weeks. I am moving house and need them to be looked after. Paying $150 per week. They are 2 year old brother and sister. Desexed and vaccinated and they are cross bull mastiffs
Fantastic lady, my dogs loved her and they were well looked after for the week ☺️
Caulfield South VIC, Australia
11th May 2021
Looking for an experienced and loving dog sitter to take care of my 7 month old pup at my home
great communicator, perfect task completion would highly recommended
Paddington NSW 2021, Australia
25th Apr 2021
Hi we require someone to dog sit and walk our 3 month old corgi this Wednesday 28 April as unfortunately neither my partner or I can work from home that day. Ideally from 8am to 4-5pm but can be flexible.
Judith was great with our puppy and he took to her straight away. Great rapport with dogs and came home to a happy puppy. Would recommend
Mermaid Beach QLD, Australia
7th Apr 2021
I have an 11yr old Blue Healer named Bundy. I'd like to find someone who can look after him while my wife and I go away for 3 nights. (from today till Sunday) He loves long walks on the beach and tennis balls. He's well trained and a pretty big sook and just loves being around people. We're in Mermaid beach so finding someone local would be preferred.
Samantha did a wonderful job caring for my dog. Highly recommend