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Thank you Linda for taking good care of my cat while away. I appreciated receiving photos and updates everyday!
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Jen was absolutely amazing with our 2 dogs. We had play date meeting to make sure the dogs were happy to stay with Jen and go through each of their behaviours and routine. They loved being with her. Jen went above in beyond even looking after our turtle - Gerald while we were away. They loved their time away as much as we did enjoy our holiday knowing they were well looked after. Jen sent updates and pictures of them to us regularly. We will definitely be using her services again.
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Tiana was great with our dogs and let us know how they were going. We were really happy with the service she provided and would definitely get her to dog sit again!
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Lovely couple looked after my precious dog Lulu. She really enjoyed her time with you. Thank you for looking after her so well.
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Looking for a professional pet sitter? Whether you’re a pet owner planning a holiday or you work long hours, you’ll soon need to find a pet sitter near you to take care of your furry, scaly, and feathered friends. Your pet sitter can pop around to your home on a casual basis to feed and exercise animals. Or you can hire a pet sitter to look after your pets long-term while you travel. Professional pet sitting is a great way to ensure your pets can stay in their usual home environment and you don’t have to pay expensive boarding kennel fees.
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Top Pet Sitting related questions
Boarding kennels can be expensive for you and frightening for your pet. A pet sitter who comes to your home will ensure your pet can stay comfortable in their usual environment and you might even save on fees. Plus, a long-term pet sitter may also be available to help with house sitting while you’re away for long periods of time.
It depends on the arrangement offered by your pet sitter and what you and your pet feel more comfortable with. You might meet with your pet sitter before you commit to help you decide what option will work best for everyone.
No. Pet sitters don’t need a license in Australia, or any specific qualifications.
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What does professional pet sitting include?
Pet sitters will give your pets the practical care they need, as well as love and attention they crave while you’re away. Professional pet sitters are experienced in looking after dogs, cats, birds, chickens, ducks, snakes, rats, mice, guinea pigs, fish, horses, cows, and many more animals. Some ways your pet sitter may help are:
Feeding your pet
Most pets need feeding once or twice a day, plus water checked, changed, and topped up. Your professional pet sitter will make sure your pet has fresh, clean water and that they’re fed on schedule with the right quantities and foods, as specified in your instructions. If your pet has special dietary requirements, you can let your pet sitter know so they can accommodate them.
Exercising your pet
While some pets get enough exercise from running around their enclosure or yard area, if you have a dog, they’ll probably need regular walks. Whether it’s three times a day or just a couple of times a week, your pet sitter can take your dog for a walk so they stay fit, happy, and healthy while you’re on holidays or working late in the office.
Don’t come home from your holiday or a long day at work to a messy house, yard, or cage. Your pet sitter can take care of all kinds of pet messes so you don’t have to stress. They’ll pick up dog droppings and dispose of them in the bin, change kitty litter as needed, and replace the newspaper in the bottom of your bird or reptile enclosure. Plus, if you’re on an extended holiday, your pet sitter can help arrange pet grooming services like dog grooming and dog washing.
Catering to special requirements
Do you have a dog with diabetes or cat with cataracts? If your pet needs extra special attention, let your professional pet sitter know. Most pet sitters are experienced in pets with special needs, including daily injections, specific diets, giving oral medications, and more. They can even help arrange visits to the vet if your pet needs some extra care.
Recent Pet Sitting tasks
Pet sitting and garden work
Perth WA, Australia
4th Dec 2023
I am going overseas and need to have my cat and garden looked after while I’m away from 20 Jan to 12 Feb - Due date: Before Saturday, 20 January 2024
Parramatta NSW, Australia
4th Dec 2023
Hey All, I’m looking for an URGENT good dog sitter (at your house) from tonight to Saturday! This is Nero, my absolutely amazing 3 y.o Belgian Malinois. He is an absolute wonderful and charming pup and would love to hang out with someone for the week! Firstly he is both an indoor/outside dog! He is super sweet and friendly with other dogs! He does have a lot of energy though that needs to be burned out so it would be good if he gets one walk a day! At home he is super chilled and usually just relaxes on his bed although he will sleep anywhere, preferably as close to you as he can be haha! He also lives with children and is super gentle. If you are interested in keeping this Teddy Bear company than send an offer and a bit about your place! I am also more than happy to drive him to you, cheers 😊 - Due date: Needs to be done on Monday, 4 December 2023
Pet sitter at my home for Christmas for
Southport QLD, Australia
3rd Dec 2023
Need a single person with no animals to stay in my villa for three nights and look after my two Maltese puppies - Due date: Needs to be done on Monday, 25 December 2023
Medium term dog sitting
Perth WA, Australia
3rd Dec 2023
Hi, I am going away for 4 months between mid January and mid May 2024 and I would need someone to look after my 4 year old American Staffy during my travels. She is very well behaved and does well in an apartment. The timing is flexible because I have friend who can help and mind her for short periods of time, but I would give priority to people who could take her for longer. - Due date: Flexible
CAT SITTER TO LOOK AFTER MY FRIENDLY CAT
North Sydney NSW, Australia
3rd Dec 2023
Looking for an animal friendly host to look after my pet cat from Thursday 21st December - Tuesday 9th January. - Host my cat at their own home for the duration of the dates - Must feed twice a day (morning and night) - Clean the litter box once a day (I put this in the bathroom and scoop her poop in the bin) - Offer pats and cuddles for my cat - all food, litter will be provided - you just need to have her at your place - indoor cat only - she won’t be allowed outside at all She is well behaved, very friendly and extremely gentle (she does not bite or scratch you). She is very relaxed and sleeps over 16 hours a day, she will be very easy to look after. She also loves people so if you have friends and guests she will say hello by cuddling beside them - Due date: Before Thursday, 21 December 2023
Riverton WA, Australia
3rd Dec 2023
I’m looking for a dog friendly female to look after my 6 year old French bulldog for 20 -23 days @ my home. From 28th Dec 2023 to 20th Jan 2024 20 per day! - Due date: Flexible
Wyndham Vale VIC 3024, Australia
3rd Dec 2023
Mind my turkish angora 1yr old cat from 23rd to 27th dec in your place, with space/ time outside, and space/ time inside. Prefer close to my place, can drop off and pick up. - Due date: Needs to be done on Saturday, 23 December 2023
Logan Reserve QLD, Australia
2nd Dec 2023
Hi, I need my Maltese fur baby looked after for this week, until I get sorted. The owner has sold the property I’m in, and have to move out tomorrow.. - Due date: Needs to be done on Monday, 4 December 2023
South Penrith NSW, Australia
18th Nov 2023
Dog sit my two dogs (1 year) (6month) from Sunday til Friday afternoon. I will supply all food, bedding ect. Lovely, friendly dogs, well behaved. - Due date: Needs to be done on Sunday, 19 November 2023
Perfect for the job! Polite and professional, highly recommend
Pet sitter 3 -4 hours tonite in randwick
Randwick NSW, Australia
18th Nov 2023
Hi I need a pet sitter for my shihzu Maltese for 3-4 hours in randwick this evening. He is easy to manage . - Due date: Needs to be done on Saturday, 18 November 2023
Paola was fabulous! She looked after my little puppy so well and took great care of him ! Paola is kind friendly and considerate! 5 Stars !
Need a dog sitter
Sutherland NSW, Australia
15th Nov 2023
Need a dog sitter from Wednesday 15th to Monday 20th - Due date: Needs to be done on Wednesday, 15 November 2023
Mimi my dog is amazing, however she has separation anxiety and is great at escaping, Kara handled her with love and care and was exceptional, she came back to me in a better condition then when Kara got her. Thank you Kara!
Cat sitter in Doncaster area
Doncaster VIC, Australia
14th Nov 2023
Feed our cat Pinky as she’ll be in cat enclosure. Come 18 and 19 November early in the evening through a side gate. Let her out onto grass for a little play and a few photos.Leave some crunchies for her and fresh water. Thanks. - Due date: Needs to be done on Saturday, 18 November 2023
Melanie is a great cat sitter and didn’t mind travelling to complete task. Highly recommend.
Required - dog sitter- 3 weeks - 2 tiny dogs
Cheltenham VIC, Australia
6th Nov 2023
Due to an error, I was unable to see who has made offer or cant assign, Please offer your interest now, will assign task by evening . I have 2 tiny dogs . Max (7 years)- pekingese (Brown)- 4 kg - very cuddly and loves scratches . Mario (12 Years) - Maltese Shitzu _ 7 kg - non aggressive, easily redirectable saying stops barking with one command of NO Barking Mario or STOP Barking and GO INSIDE . both dogs are with each other for 5 years and never fight but brothers to each other and love each other. Food, beds , Treate, 2 weekly bath at home with Towel ( Very easy going for both of them) and dog house for outside area will be provided , if you don't have. both requires 30 min walks a day hardly. Max is pekingese so he will exhaust even in 20 min if hot weather , but he will be still joyful inside the house. if you miss a day or 2 in these 3 weeks, it will be ok. Requirements: preferred someone with little experiencing in dog care on leash all time outside, as Mario and Max have different interest, I do not wanted to lose any of them . access to dogs to back yard and house and shade 24X7 clean water access to drink putting small space like laundry may not work for Mario and he may make door scratching noise to come out if the room is too hot. must be safe place and pic required everyday for both dogs stat dec will be done before handing over dogs to you and for any major injuries. they both are healthy and not any visible injuries or diseases to them. ID proof required for the person I am not fussy as long as they are safe and have 2 times food in day and small walk. the rest Mario sleeps for 16 hours a day and max will just being around him . If you have any dog at home ( Non aggressive these 2 with perfectly go with them. - Due date: Needs to be done on Thursday, 8th November 2023 till 31st November. - Due date: Needs to be done on Thursday, 8 November 2023 - Due date: Needs to be done on Wednesday, 8 November 2023
Great person. Easy to communicate,
Dog sitter near deer park 1.30pm til 4pm
Deer Park VIC 3023, Australia
5th Nov 2023
Need someone to mind two medium sized dogs for a few hours. - Due date: Needs to be done on Monday, 6 November 2023
Biri minded our two dogs, they were very happy and content when we picked them up. They got spoilt with cuddles. Biri was ery responsive to messages and helped us out on an urgent request. Thank you!
Everton Park QLD, Australia
2nd Nov 2023
I’m trying to find someone who can look after my toy poodle for tonight and tomorrow night please? - Due date: Needs to be done on Friday, 3 November 2023
All round great pet sitter
Cat sitting (visit and feed)
Enoggera QLD, Australia
28th Oct 2023
I am going to be away next week (from the 3rd to the 11th of November) and need someone to visit my house to check up on my indoor cats. I have an automatic feeder and water bubbler, so really all I would need is somebody to clean out their litter, maybe give them some wet food and make sure their dry food and water levels aren't low. The cats will probably hide when they hear a stranger enter, but some wet food might tempt them out of hiding if you'd like to see them. I will leave out multiple litters, so you wouldn't need to visit them every day (unless you can/wanted to) but at least 3 times or every second day would be ideal. Usually a friend of mine would visit while I'm away, but they are unavailable this time so I'd like to find someone who I can trust in the house with my little fur babies :) - Due date: Before Saturday, 11 November 2023
Bella did a great job of taking care of my cats while I was away for a week. She was very quick to respond to messages and followed all instructions perfectly.
Hampton VIC, Australia
27th Oct 2023
Looking for someone to look after my staffy while I’m at work, I work from home most days but need to go into the office 1-2 times a week, I sometimes am working until late at night so need someone who on these days is able to drop him home at around 5 when my housemates get home. This would be semi-regular work, want someone to go can build a good relationship with him who he can trust. Would also be great if you could look after him for longer periods when I go on holiday. Preferably around the Hampton/sandringham area. If you are interested please let me know your pricing and we can set up a meet and greet/trial. Thanks 😊 - Due date: Flexible
Yianni was excellent at looking after my dog, very excited to have him and happy to take him out for walks
Crestmead QLD, Australia
26th Oct 2023
Looking for experienced cat sitter. I have an 8 month old kitten that requires baby sitting from the 3rd - 6th (3 nights, 4 days) as I have to go interstate on short notice. Everything that the cat needs will be provided. Would prefer if you have no pets, as my cat has no experience being with other cats. - Due date: Needs to be done on Friday, 3 November 2023
Amy was excellent with our cat. She kept us updated and made it an easy process for us!
Dog sitter for puppy on Sundays weekly
Maroubra NSW, Australia
24th Oct 2023
Hello Im Tracey and I have the most gorgeous 3 1/2 month old Doxiepoo called Mischi (dachshund and toy poodle) so she's a small pup. She has her energy spurts, loves kisses, is affectionate, a bit naughty naturally but is really starting to settle down and obeys a few commands. She also has her sleeps during the day and sleeps through the whole night with no issues. I attend Jubilee Church at Waverley on Sundays and afterwards a group of us go out for lunch. I haven't been able to attend the lunches as I get too concerned about Mischi being alone fortoo long. She gets distressed when I leave her. Having said that she bonds with people easily especially women. My neighbour has minded her occasionally and there have been no separation anxiety issues. I am searching for someone that can mind her on Sundays' from approximately 9.30am (Church starts at 10am) until around 3.30pm. You would need an ABN for me to arrange payment. I don't mind her being around another small friendly dog but no big dogs or small children. She is fully vaccinated and microchipped and getting pretty good with the toilet training. There may be other casual occasions when I would need her minded as well. Please get back to me if this is something that interests you. Thank you, Tracey Brown
I didn’t end up using Emma as my friend minded my pup instead. When I met her she was very nice and I think would care well for other pets. I was a bit concerned that her dog was not deserved and that I was not told that upfront. Other than that she seemed lovely.
Dog sitting in my home
Penrith NSW, Australia
23rd Oct 2023
Look after our puppy 8 weeks old. Arrived Sunday 22/10 to us. Arrive 5pm til midnight - Due date: Needs to be done on Saturday 28 october 2023
Michelle communicates clearly and put us at ease when she looked after our pup. She is friendly and easy to get along with. Our pup was very comfortable with her. Recommended!! Thanks 😊