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How do I sign up to be a Mad Paws Pet Sitter and is it free?


Signing up and creating your Mad Paws Pet Sitting profile is extremely easy and absolutely free. To become a Pet Sitter on Mad Paws you will need to sign up to Mad Paws and create your Sitter Profile. 

To sign up and become a Mad Paws Pet Sitter, complete these following steps:

1a. Before you begin, it will help if you’ve prepared the above checklist of items. From the Become a Sitter page, click on the Start Registration tab. 

1b. Alternately, you can sign up for a new account via the Login page. This can be done by clicking Don’t have a Mad Paws account? Sign-up beneath the Login tab. 

2. Next, provide your details, then click Sign Up and Tell us a little more about yourself.

3. Congratulations! You’ve just created a Profile, and are now one step closer to being a Pet Sitter on Mad Paws. Now that we have your details, we can start your Registration process in earnest. 

Click Start My Registration to proceed to the next stage.

One you have started your Registration you can focus on creating your Pet Sitter Profile! This will be what Pet Owners see when they’re looking for a Pet Sitter. Think of it as your Facebook or LinkedIn page for Pet Sitting! 

We suggest you upload as many photos of your home and pets as you can! This will give Pet Owners a better idea of what you and your home looks like. If you’re not planning to host pets in your home, upload photos of yourself with other pets and animals.

We also recommend that you request testimonials from friends, family members, or a previous client who is familiar with your past pet minding experience.

Which Services should I offer?

Choose the Pet Services you would like to offer. We have many services that you can select so choose the ones you can offer - the more the better! 

You can also limit the number of pets you’re able to care for within a particular service. For example, if you’re Pet Hosting in an apartment building with a pet limit of two, you would enter 2. Similarly, if you’re only comfortable Pet Sitting one pet at a time, you would enter 1.

As a Mad Paws Pet Sitter, you can also set your own prices. If you’re not sure how much to charge, take a look at what other Pet Sitters in your area are charging for the same service.

You can also decide if you would like to pick up or drop off pets at a client’s home. If you do choose to offer this service, it’s up to you whether you charge a fee for it.

What pets can I look after?

Now for the fun part: choosing the types of pets you’d like to care for! This will affect the type of Pet Sitting jobs for which you are contacted. For example, if you only select Cat, you’ll only be contacted for Cat Sitting jobs. If you select every type of pet, you could be asked to care for Chihuahuas, Great Danes, puppies, cats, birds, guinea pigs, and rabbits!

Once you have finished your Registration process, all you need to do is click Complete Registration. We’ll be in touch with you once your Profile has been approved. After that, you can start Pet Sitting with Mad Paws!

Note: If you are under 18, you will need to follow the additional steps outlined, here.

Once you are approved as a Mad Paws Sitter, you can start earning money from your Pet Sitter services! Mad Paws charges a sitter fee, which covers:

  • Our 10 million dollar liability insurance policy, which covers you and your client’s pets.
  • The use of our website to meet new clients, manage, and rapidly expand your business.
  • The marketing and promotion of the website to attract new clients for you to our site.
  • It also covers your access to our awesome local customer service team! 

This fee allows us to not only to help you grow as a business and service for pets but also to help us grow as a business.

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