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Recent Dog Sitting reviews in Melbourne

"Felt very comfortable leaving my dog with Emma, lovely kind and intelligent, arrived early, stayed late!!! Thank you so much Emma "

Dog sitting in my home for one day

$60

"My dog would have happily stayed with Jamie and Sarah even longer than the pet sit - home away from home! Genuine, caring and considerate - highly recommend! "

Dog sitting

$200

"Such a great person to deal with , my dog has been well taken care of , I will recommend Meagan for sure,"

Dog sitting at ur home 13/Dec to 5/Jan

$400

"Beautiful family , took perfect care of my dog and always kept me updated with photos! Would recommend. Very trust worthy and decent people. "

Dog sitting

$150

"Warren looked after my dogs for two weeks, he was on time, good communicator and did everything to keep them both alive and happy while I was gone. Thanks Warren. "

Dog sitting

$200

"Trisha did a fabulous job of looking after our dogs while we were on holiday. She is a real dog lover and cared a lot about them. She organised clipping, transport and took them on lots of walks. She also sent daily pic updates and they always looked happy. Great tasker highly recommended. "

Dog sitting our 2 friendly pooches

$280

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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 Melbourne

Dog sitter

$55

St Kilda VIC, Australia

29th Nov 2022

I’m looking for someone who can take my King Charles cavalier in their home during 25th-31st December.My dog Spotty is a small sized dog. He is house trained, and super friendly. Ideally you’re living near St Kilda, has a backyard and take him daily walks is essential. Or if you live far but can pick up and drop off works too. I’m paying $55 per night.

Dog sitter needed

$300

Brunswick VIC, Australia

17th Nov 2022

Looking for a sitter to look after my dog on the 12th - 20th December at sitter’s house. She's Kelpie x Beagle, active, affectionate and can be protective. She loves other dogs as well as the kids. She needs regular run and walk. - Due date: Needs to be done on Tuesday, 20 December 2022

Dog sitter - over Christmas Period

$600

Melbourne VIC, Australia

8th Nov 2022

Requiring someone experienced with large dogs to dog sit my two dogs - in their own home. Labrador male 5 years old Weimaraner female 10 years old Labrador can be food aggressive and rough with smaller dogs so best suited to a home with no dogs and cats or dogs of similar size. Dogs will require a big backyard and a daily walk, plus fed twice a day. They are used to being inside and outside dogs but would be fine outside only if need be. I can supply bedding and food. I can drop off and pick up the dog on the dates required. Prefer an experienced dog sitter with large dogs. Dates required 22nd December - 2nd of January

Dog sitter and walker

$40

Collingwood VIC, Australia

19th Oct 2022

Looking for someone to either puppy sit/play with a 4 month Aussie bulldog for 4 hours 4 days a week - Due date: Flexible

Dog sitting at my place in South Melb

$250

South Melbourne VIC 3205, Australia

29th Sep 2022

Looking for an experienced dog sitter / dog person to hang out with my dog while I go to a wedding. Long duration - 12pm to approx midnight. The dog might want to go out a couple of times to use the bathroom but otherwise he just needs someone there to keep him company while watching Netflix). Location in South Melbourne a couple of blocks from the market. - Due date: Needs to be done on Saturday, 8 October 2022

Prue was fantastic! She looked after my dog while I attended a wedding and he had such a great time ☺️

Dog sitting

$150

Melbourne, VIC

29th Jul 2022

I would like someone to dogsit my puppy. Someone who with care factor who understands dogs. He's 11 months old, toilet trained, obedient, calm nerves, loves people, socialised, usually really good with other dogs, I'm happy to drop him at your place around midnight and pick him up in the morning. - Due date: Needs to be done on Saturday, 30 July 2022

11/10 in every aspect and respect. And she's a really good soul who genuinely understands puppies.

Need a dog sitter for 2 weeks for my small 12 year old toy poodle

$390

Melbourne VIC, Australia

25th Nov 2022

I am in Caulfield South, VIC and looking for a Dog sitter (at Sitter Home). as we will be travelling on holiday from 22 Dec until 8 January 2023 I have a small toy poodle his name is Jackson and he is 12 year old and very friendly, also I have a small Parrot who is less than one year old. I will be able to bring Jackson and the Parrot (with his bird cage and food) to you so you can take care of them while we are on holiday. - Due date: Needs to be done on Thursday, 22 December 2022

Dog sitting, potential house sitting

$50

Coburg VIC, Australia

10th Nov 2022

Feed and walk dog once a day For 60 minutes from 22 December until 8 January 2023 - Due date: Needs to be done on Thursday, 22 December 2022

Dog sit a whippet

$40

Abbotsford VIC, Australia

26th Oct 2022

Hi, I would love to have someone to stay with my whippet who is a 8 months old, very quiet and lazy, he usually just sleeps on the couch and leaves you alone, the issue is he wants to sense someone’s presence - we are trying to train him to stay by himself but for the time being he is just not there yet - Due date: Needs to be done on Thursday, 27 October 2022

Dog Sitter in West Melbourne

$40

West Melbourne VIC 3003, Australia

12th Oct 2022

We will need you to dog sit our Greyhound "Muttley" in West Melbourne. He is very placid and will sleep the entire time. We could be open to dog sitting at our home in West Melbourne or at your's. He is good with other greyhounds - he doesn't mind other dogs and will lose interest quickly. But is probably best with other calm Greys. 3pm - 11.30pm - Due date: Before Sunday, 23 October 2022

Dog Sitter

$40

Melbourne VIC, Australia

17th Sep 2022

Need a dog sitter for an hour Tuesday Thursday Friday every week Around 3pm for an hour 2 kelpies - throw the ball in the back yard tire them out a bit or take them for a walk Location Caulfield North Please make an offer for an hour Starting this week

Super friendly with kelpies looking forward to working with you more 🐕🙂

Need a dog sitter

$500

Brunswick VIC 3056, Australia

21st Jul 2022

Me and my partner are going away for 2.5 weeks (1st - 19th August) and need someone to look after our dog, Lily. She's beagle x kelpie, very energetic, affectionate, can be protective, loves to play with other dogs. She's house trained and you'll need to run her at least once a day. She can be pully on leash as she follow her sense of smells. Need to be done at sitter's house. - Due date: Needs to be done on Friday, 19 August 2022

Did a great job to look after our dog!

Dog Sitter

$400

South Yarra VIC 3141, Australia

4th Dec 2022

Will need someone to take care of our pug. Preferably someone with experience looking after a pug. She's playful and will need attention, be walked twice a day (not in the heat) etc. Time frame: 16th of December to 2nd of January

Dog sitting - American Staffy

$120

St Kilda VIC 3182, Australia

19th Nov 2022

Need a mature, reliable and experienced dog sitter to care for our 2 year old American Staffy. Experience with American Staffy (large dog) a must. Ongoing work available for the right person.

Dog sit - 5 days

$25

Coburg VIC, Australia

9th Nov 2022

Need someone to look after 2 dogs over 5 days Pretty flexible just need to make sure they’re fed and someone who is trust worthy They are small inside dogs and sleep inside also Can spend day outside but they bark a little Chihuahua Jack russel and Maltese cross shitzu 19/11 - 25/11 - Due date: Before Friday, 25 November 2022

10/10 service thank you fiona!

Dog sitting in sitters home

$1,200

Melbourne VIC, Australia

23rd Oct 2022

Dog sitter needed for 4 weeks at SITTERS HOUSE! 13/12/22 until 13/01/23. All food provided. Needing daily walk 20 minutes and some daily cuddles /attention. Experience/interest in English staffy preferred. Male-1.5 years Female 6 years (desexed) Best of buddies and male can get anxious if separated from female. Need to be together. Sleep outdoors in summer and are out door dogs in general. Need some space to play and shelter from sun. No medical issues. Up to date with vet checks/vaccinations and flee treatment. Much loved dogs. - Due date: Needs to be done on Tuesday, 13 December 2022

Dog sitter - Christmas Period

$500

Melbourne VIC, Australia

4th Oct 2022

Dog sitting - in own home.. Large dog - american bulldog cross who is approx 10 years old. Doesn't like other dogs so would be best suited to someone who is happy to stay home with him or left outside to bask in the sun. One daily walk - 20 mins, and feed twice a day. Dates required 24th December - 2nd of January - Due date: Needs to be done on Saturday, 24 December 2022

Dog sitting

$150

Brunswick VIC 3056, Australia

4th Sep 2022

Urgently need a dog sitter, drop off tomorrow night (5th Sept). She’s 18 months kelpie x beagle. Energetic, affectionate, good with other dogs and need a daily run/play on the park. Will pick her up Friday the 9th. - Due date: Before Friday, 9 September 2022

Great communication! Thanks Sil & family for look after my dog.

Dog sitting

$50

Richmond VIC, Australia

6th Jul 2022

My gaint loveable furbaby needs a human friend well my partner and i go out for afew hours! Hes a big sook when left alone! Happy to have you at my studio but happy for hom to leave him with you! - Due date: Needs to be done on Wednesday, 6 July 2022

He is absolutely amazing! He's vibe is spot on!