Pet Sitting & Pet Minding
Mad Paws connects pet owners and pet sitters. The platform offers various services such as Pet Hosting or Pet Sitting when pet owners are away, Pet Day Care, House Visits, Dog Walking, Dog Training and Dog Grooming. Mad Paws is a pet sitting community online in Australia.
Self-description (from their website)
The #1 Australian Pet Sitter community, we connect owners with the pawfect Sitter for their critter. With more than 15,000 trusted Sitters, you can book any pet-related service such as Pet Sitting , where the Sitter comes to stay at your place with your pet or Pet Hosting, where the pet goes to stay at the Sitter’s place, as well as Dog Walking, Pet Daycare and House Visits. Whether you’re gone for a few hours or an extended holiday, Mad Paws wants you to enjoy your break with peace of mind, knowing that your pet is not only safe, but also having fun!
Skill levels and worker requirements
Skill level is low. Major requirements are being people who enjoy looking after dogs, cats, rabbits or anything else furry. Responsibilities as a Pet Sitter are set as: ● Play games with pet to ensure they get plenty of exercise. ● Talk to and interact with the animals to familiarize them to human voices or contact. ● Feed or exercise animals or provide other general care, such as cleaning and walking. ● Observe animals' physical conditions to detect illness or unhealthy conditions requiring medical care. ● Show pet affection.
Platform revenue derived from
Mad Paws charges the Pet Sitters a small percentage fee (or commission) for every booking that is made through Mad Paws. This is referred to as "Our Service Fee". Mad Paws also charges our Pet Owners a Booking Fee for every booking. The Service Fee amounts to 15% of the Pet Service Fee (including GST) for Sitters that signed up before June 29 2017 09:59pm AEST. Sitters that signed up after this cut-off date are charged 20% of the Pet Service Fee.