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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 Hobart
Glenorchy TAS 7010, Australia
15th Aug 2022
Looking for a pet sitter to mind our 1 year old Smithfield x hunter way from the 26th to 28th of August
Alicia went above and beyond looking after our young dog Trevor. Would definitely recommend
Dog sitting at your place
Lenah Valley TAS, Australia
8th Mar 2021
Romeo is less than 10kg. He loves sleeping on the bed. He needs a fenced area to be going out to do his job. He loves walks and he may bark whenever he hears a sound or other dogs barking
Sunday dog sitters
Hobart Tasmania, Australia
4th Jan 2021
If you have to go somewhere on Sunday and you can't bring your dog, leave it to us! We will gladly take care of it all day too! We pick it up and bring it to you. If old and tired we can also come and check it for you at your home (cats too) We are young, reliable and animal lovers.
Looking for a regular dog sitter Wednesdays
North Hobart TAS 7000, Australia
18th Jun 2019
Hello! I'm seeking a responsible, reliable dog sitter in Hobart CBD or surrounds who can regularly host my small well-behaved puppy in their home every Wednesday. Blue is a sweet 3-month-old Japanese Spitz who loves making human friends and is a pleasure to be around. He is primarily an inside dog who likes the option of outside access. All food, toys etc provided in an organised bag. He is great in the car and will happily come on errands etc with you. I would need to drop him off around 8.30am and pick him up around 6pm. What's most important is that you're regularly available on Wednesdays; I would love to set up an ongoing arrangement.
Petsit dog and cat in your home for 2 weeks
Hobart TAS 7000, Australia
27th Apr 2022
Pet sitter for spoodle (8) and short hair exotic - must be at your house. Let us know your suburb with offer - looking for near Hobart / Sandy Bay / South Hobart area. The spoodle will/can be collected during the day. business hours Mon - Fri (ie around 8/8:30 - 4:00pm). Pet food provided. - Due date: Needs to be done on Thursday, 28 April 2022
Hobart TAS, Australia
25th Feb 2021
I'm looking for someone to look after my two beautiful whippets (dogs) from the 1st till the 10th of March
Dog sitting at sitters place
Rose Bay TAS, Australia
9th Dec 2020
Family going away on 26/12/20 and Returning on 2/1/21. Need someone to look after my dog Charlie. He is very quiet and calm but do not like cats or other pets. Prefer if you do not have chickens and have a fully fenced yard and digging proof. He likes to wonder and go for a walk every day. You need to come pick him up on the day. Preferably also come and meet him prior to the job. Jack Russell named Charlie 6 y.o. Thank you will pay $200. Food will be provided.
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Kingston TAS 7050, Australia
12th Dec 2018
walking and feeding two dogs in kingston tas 7050
I need a dog sitter to stay at my house daily
Warrane TAS, Australia
16th Nov 2022
I have a pregnant husky for on the weekend and a shitzu poodle. I need someone to walk and keep an eye on them as I work during the day - Due date: Needs to be done on Thursday, 17 November 2022
Sorell TAS, Australia
6th Apr 2022
Dog sitter required from about 10.00 am Saturday, until 3.00 pm Sunday - Due date: Needs to be done on Saturday, 9 April 2022
Point Cook VIC, Australia
21st Feb 2021
I would like my dog to stay at someone’s house for about a week. She is a 12 years old, vaccinated, not desexed, miniature labradoodle, house trained, her name is Tuppence and loves hugs
Glenorchy TAS, Australia
25th Aug 2020
Looking for someone to take of a pet tomorrow