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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 in Cairns

Need dog sitter for 3 days


Cairns QLD, Australia

6th Jun 2022

I need someone to look after my lovely dog Pippa for 3 nights and 3.5 days while I visit my family in USA and until she goes to a pet resort in Kuranda. This would be from June 8th-June 11th. Pippa is easy going, fun, friendly and very calm. She loves people and children but she doesn’t get on with other dogs. - Due date: Needs to be done on Wednesday, 8 June 2022

Dog Sitting (Your Home) Cairns


Cairns QLD, Australia

18th Jan 2022

Hi there, We require pet sitters for our 2 beautiful but aged dogs. At your home next week from January 23 or 25, until January 29th. (I haven’t booked flights as yet as I am waiting on securing the best pet sitter first). Would suit beautiful loving home. No other dogs. And a fully fenced yard with shade. Our babies are 11 and 12 years. Our big boy is on his last legs, so just looking for a sitter who would be able to keep him cool throughout the day, and offer lots of pats. And a short walk in the late afternoon. We would provide all food. This suits dog lovers. Would love someone with references.

Tushka, We could not be more thankful than what we are for you to have our little girl, Roxy. Thank you SO VERY MUCH!!!! We will DEFINITELY be back!!!! THANK YOU AGAIN ANGEL!!!!!!!

Dog sitter


Trinity Beach QLD, Australia

4th Jan 2022

Small dog needs to be looked after until the 7th - Due date: Needs to be done on Wednesday, 5th Jan 2022

I would highly recommend Tushka for any task. Tushka looked after our dog for a few nights and was absolutely amazing. We got updates and photos which made us feel at peace our pet was in good hands. Communication was really great! We where really happy, thanks Tushka!

Dog sitting at sitters home


Cairns QLD, Australia

28th Oct 2021

I need someone to sit my dog in their home for 2 nights 3 days With no other dogs. Professional sitter on. In December - Due date: Flexible

Dog Sitting


Cairns QLD, Australia

21st Oct 2021

My family and I going interstate to my brother’s and need someone to watch our female dog. From 23/12 to 01/01

Dog Sitting


Trinity Park QLD 4879, Australia

31st Mar 2021

Minding my Rottweiler over Easter Weekend.

Dog sitter


Bungalow QLD 4870, Australia

20th Aug 2020

Looking for an experienced dog sitter for our big but gentle dog, Sid. It would be for 5 days in early September. He had surgery on his back leg 7 weeks ago and is only allowed 1 x 10 minute walk a day. He is a super easy dog who just wants to be around people at all times! Happy for him to stay at your residence as long as it's a place he can stay quiet and not play with other dogs.

Dog sitting for 5 weeks


Cairns QLD, Australia

30th Nov 2019

I need a dog sitter for my well behaved cattle dog. Jess is 8 years old, healthy, friendly, has been raised around our two young boys. We would like a place anywhere in between mt carbine, cairns, Mareeba area. Drop off next Friday, collect 5th January, willing to pay $500 neg.