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Why find a local pet sitter through Airtasker?

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.

Finding a pet sitter is as simple as posting your task on Airtasker. You’ll hear from top-rated local pet sitters who will love your animals just as much as you do.

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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.

The best place to find pet sitter is on Airtasker. A good pet sitter will have high ratings, glowing reviews, and evidence of working with happy pet owners in the past.

While the average cost of dog sitters is between $50 and $200 on Airtasker, the exact price will depend on your location, how often you need the service, the number and type of pets, and how much care is needed.

For certain types of tasks, you may need someone who has a specialist license and also additional insurance. Please make sure that you confirm that a Tasker has the relevant license and insurance before accepting an offer.

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.

Cleaning up

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

Long-term dog sitting


Santa Monica, CA 90403, USA

Aug 24th 2023

I am travelling overseas for a number of months and need someone to look after my senior dog. Aleah is a Malamute who is 12 years old. She is very low maintenance and only needs short walks a number of times a day. She mostly just naps all day. Looking for someone to have her in their home for 3 months. still waiting on date confirmation - Due date: Needs to be done on Friday, September 8, 2023

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I have 2 cute playful kittens who need watching while I go out. - Due date: Before Saturday, February 10, 2024

House/Dog sitting


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Aug 15th 2023

Caring for our dog in our home from Sept 22-Sept 29 - Due date: Needs to be done on Friday, September 22, 2023

Cat sitting


Friendswood, TX 77546, USA

Jul 29th 2023

Cat sitting Feeding cat Cleaning litter box Playing with cat - Due date: Flexible

Bearded dragon pet sitter


Knoxville, TN 37918, USA

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Bearded dragon and dog sitter - Due date: Flexible

Help! Needed last minute dog sitter ! Urgent!


Canoga Park, CA 91304, USA

Jul 3rd 2023

I need a dog sitter to watch my dog for a period of 10 to 15 days and he will need to stay with you at your place. The sitter that I had backed out at the last minute and I fly out of the state tomorrow the 4th of July. I'm urgently needing somebody to be able to take the dog tomorrow morning and watch him throughout the next 10 to 15 days. Thank you so much ahead of time. - Due date: Needs to be done on Monday, July 3, 2023

Overnight pet sitting


Ventura, CA 93003, USA

Jun 21st 2023

I need someone to overnight petsit my cat and dog while I am at a seminar for one week in September. Heidi (my adorable Boxer) 1.5 years old can be very timid and takes medication daily. She goes for a short walk early each morning while it’s nice a quiet outside. She loves the cat (Hunter 3yo)💗💗💗 - Due date: Needs to be done on Saturday, September 16, 2023

Cat sitter


Grapevine, TX 76051, USA

Jun 7th 2023

Every other day cat sitting - Due date: Flexible

Dog Sitting


Pasadena, CA 91101, USA

Jun 5th 2023

I need someone to come and take care of my 12 week old Cockapoo puppy while I am away at work, it is very urgent! :( - Due date: Needs to be done on Monday, June 5, 2023

Cat sitter we are going on vacation


Tujunga, CA 91042, USA

May 9th 2023

Feeds Clyde, check water and food, clean sandbox of Clyde's pee and poop put in plastic bag and put right outside of the door. - Due date: Needs to be done on Friday, May 26, 2023

Dog sitter for 10 week old lab Mon thru fri


Huntington Beach, CA 92648, USA

May 5th 2023

I will drop off pup at 7:30 am and pick up at 5;30 pm Mon thru Fri - Due date: Needs to be done on Thursday, May 18, 2023

Daily dog sitter


Atlanta, GA 30318, USA

Apr 12th 2023

take dog out, clean up any dog mess - Due date: Needs to be done on Wednesday, April 12, 2023

Pet Sitter for Corn Snake (caretaker/boarding)


Farwell, MI 48622, USA

Apr 2nd 2023

We have a juvenile corn snake that we will need a frequent caretaker for. We will be traveling for 1 - 2 weeks every other month or so. We prefer to have the snake stay at the caretakers home, so there will be no need to travel. $7 a day, $49 a week, or $98 for 2 weeks (negotiable).Thank you! - Due date: Needs to be done on Thursday, May 25, 2023

Pet sit my 2 birds


Santa Ana, CA 92707, USA

Mar 10th 2023

Need a sitter to give fresh water and bird food to both birds Monday 27th, Tuesday 28th and Wednesday 29th. No need to take birds out of cage all work can be done from outside of both cages. Ideally it would be nice if sitter could return each evening to cover the birds cages.. All 3 days $75.00 - Due date: Needs to be done on Monday, March 27, 2023

Cat sitter


Westchester, CA 90045, USA

Feb 8th 2023

I need a cat sitter Feb 9 to feb 12 - Due date: Flexible

Need pet sitter for tomorrow


Napa, CA 94558, USA

Feb 1st 2023

I need a pet sitter in my home to care for my dog from 12:00 pm to 7:00 pm - Due date: Needs to be done on Wednesday, February 1, 2023

Dog sitter


Anaheim, CA 92805, USA

Jan 29th 2023

Take care of my two dogs - Due date: Before Sunday, January 29, 2023

Rabbit pet sitting


Mission Viejo, CA 92692, USA

Jan 17th 2023

I have a pet rabbit that I need someone to come in and do a few tasks for once a day. They are minor tasks such as refilling the hay, refilling the water bowl, or cleaning out the litter box. I have instructions and can give more details to facilitate. I need someone to come in once a day, in the afternoon, between 1/21 and 1/25. - Due date: Needs to be done on Friday, January 20, 2023

Dog sitter for overnight stays or board


South Pasadena, CA 91030, USA

Jan 10th 2023

I need an overnight sitter for myn14 year old red coon hound. She is very gentle and sleeps a lot. She is trained to go in and out for potty breaks. She needs to be fed x2/ day and gets a hot dog piecewith a med 1/ day. She understands command and is well trained. - Due date: Needs to be done on Friday, January 13, 2023

Dog sitter in their home


Riverside, CA 92503, USA

Dec 31st 2022

My dog is a low maintenance Llasso Apso. She s 12 years old. Healthy and totally potty trained. She doesn’t bark and needs one 15 minute walk in the am. And let out to go potty in the afternoon and before bedtime. She is the sweetest, most loving dog. Just loves to snuggle. Her name is Coco Chanel. I will be picking her up on the 17th. Thank you. Elizabeth - Due date: Needs to be done on Thursday, January 12, 2023