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Why hire dog sitters near me through Airtasker?

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.

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Top Dog Sitting related questions

The average cost of dog sitting is £10 per hour, and this could go higher or lower. Check out our cost guide for more information.

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!

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

Have 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 the details may vary depending on your pet/s’ needs, here are some basic questions to get the ball rolling with your puppy sitter:

  • 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?

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 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!

What does dog sitting near me 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.

Puppy collection and delivery

Your puppy sitter can arrange for the collection and delivery of your puppy. A puppy sitter or pet transport service can collect your pup. Then, when you get home from your trip, the sitter can bring your pup back to you. 

Feeding & administering medication

Your puppy sitter 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 review 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

Puppy sitting 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 pet sitter also makes sure your pet/s get enough exercise, playtime, and even training while you’re out. Let your puppy sitter 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 puppy sitter 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 puppy sitter 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 puppy sitting appointment, so your Tasker will be able to pet and scratch your dog in all their favourite spots.

Puppy grooming

Grooming may include brushing your puppy’s fur and trimming their nails. To avoid overwhelming your puppy, the puppy sitter may brush your puppy’s coat a few minutes at a time throughout the day. If you want to come home to a fresh-smelling pup and a clean house, go ahead and book a sofa cleaning or house cleaning service on our platform as well!

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. 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.

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Worsbrough Common, South Yorkshire

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Hey! For Monday's, Tuesday's and Thursday's, for 4 weeks.. I need dog sitting at your home for my 2 x Australian Shepherds. They'll also need to walk them for about 1 to 1.5 hours during the day or just a lot of play time :-) I need to drop them off at around 8am each day and pick them up at round 7.15pm (though happy to discuss them staying with you on the Monday night as well, as an option if doable) Ideally you will have a garden and won't have other dogs. Niilo and Jelle are really friendly dogs but they have a lot of energy and need an experienced handler and someone who can be with them during the day, as in an unfamiliar home it wouldn't be great for them to be left alone for very long. Starting from Monday 22nd January, 12 days in total - Due date: Needs to be done on Monday, 22 January 2024

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Brondesbury, Greater London

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Hornsey Vale, Greater London

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We have a Pomeranian boy. He has had leg surgery two years ago and limps, we will go abroad and we need him looked after for approx 2 weeks in your location. We are based in crouch end north London. Price negotiable. - Due date: Before Sunday, 24 December 2023

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Selhurst, Greater London, CR0

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i need a dog sitter, that can look after him for exactly 4 days ASAP. - Due date: Needs to be done on Monday, 27 November 2023

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Oadby, Leicestershire

23rd Nov 2023

Take a small cavapoo dog out for a 30 to 60min walk Mondays and fridays - Due date: Flexible

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Loughton, Essex, IG10

12th Oct 2023

I’m looking for a last minute dog sitter to look after my 4 year old labradoodle, Roly, for a week - Due date: Needs to be done on Thursday, 19 October 2023

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Limbury, Bedfordshire

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I need a dogsitter for two dogs. From 20/12/23 to 05/01/24. The dogsitter would need to feed the dogs and walk them once a day for 30 mins. - Due date: Needs to be done on Wednesday, 20 December 2023

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Pinner, Greater London

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regular day care of a small dog (6kg) who is well behaved and house trained. - Due date: Flexible

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Gwaun Cae Gurwen, West Glamorgan

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Hopwood, Greater Manchester

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Temple Fortune, Greater London

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I’m looking for someone who loves dogs and has experience and references. Sometimes I need to leave them for a few hours and don’t like leaving them alone. Because they are my total world you would need to have a lot of amazing reviews. I love them more than anything. Thank you for reading - Due date: Flexible

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Glaick, Ross and Cromarty

17th Jul 2023

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Puncknowle, Dorset

16th Jul 2023

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