Are you a pet lover who wants to get paid for pet sitting? Become a Floofers pet sitter & enjoy pawsome benefits.
Floofers is an innovative virtual platform that allows pet parents to connect with passionate pet carers. We make pet sitting safe, easy, fun, and rewarding for everyone involved. Join our family and build a business where you can get paid to do what you love on your own terms!
1. Manage your own schedule and services
Choose what you want to do and how often you are available. As a pet sitter, you are your own boss!
2. Get more bang for your buck
The lowest fees in the industry mean a Floofers pet sitter puts more cash in their pocket.
3. Enjoy our premium benefits while pet sitting
Get coverage from top-tier insurance and have access to our elite, hands-on customer service.
Join the Floofers Family in 3 steps
Sign up and create your Floofers profile
Complete the Floofers criteria
Get approved & Viola! Start getting paid to cuddle
Frequently Asked Questions
Why is Floofers different?
We’re pet owners who understand how important proper pet sitting and care are.
We wanted to create a place where reliable pet care providers can find more pet sitter work while also being rewarded with benefits that aren’t available on other platforms. So the next time you ask: Is there a pet sitter near me? You already know where to go.
Our goal is to become your first choice when looking for pet sitters Melbourne.
When will Floofers go live?
Launch day will be in Early 2022. That’s when clients will see our roster of pet sitting providers and book them.
Before then, we are completing extremely thorough testing to make sure that Floofers will be the best tool available for your pet care services. How? By building the most incredible list of pet sitters in Melbourne.
What services can I provide on Floofers as a pet sitter?
On Floofers you can provide different services along with pet sitting Melbourne. Other services you may offer include:
Pet sleepovers – go beyond dog walking, host pets at your home and earn more money!
House sitting – this is for looking after a pet in their own environment
Dog walking – get some exercise with beloved pets in Melbourne on your own terms!
Daycare – perfect for dog sitting and working from home
Drop-in house visits – Visit the house pet at their own place for shorter periods of time
We offer these different options for our clients so we can be the first choice when looking for pet sitting Melbourne.
What is the Floofers criteria aside from loving dogs & cats?
In order to join Floofers, you will need to pass our criteria especially designed for pet sitters.
Our requirements include completing an identity check, submitting a police check certificate (must be less than 12 months old), completing our online pet care training course, and submitting references.
How does the profile review work?
We make sure that every single profile at Floofers is manually reviewed. This ensures all pet sitting providers are upheld to the high quality that we strive for.
Each profile is reviewed objectively and if we think you are a great fit for Floofers your profile will be approved within 2 business days. All profiled submitted for approval prior to the launch will be approved within 5-10 business days.
When can I set up my profile for pet sitting in Melbourne?
We’re ready to accept new applicants for pet sitters right now. Just click the “Get Started” button, complete the requirements and you will be pet sitting in no time!
Once the review is done and you can be approved, you can start taking client bookings as soon as we officially launch in August.
Remember: your profile will help us achieve our goal of being the #1 choice when Australians search for pet sitters near me!
How do I access the online training course for pet sitters in Melbourne?
The online training course is Step 4 of the verification process and you will be able to complete it on your Floofers app or via our website.
Ideally, you take this test after you submit your police clearance. If you can’t upload your police clearance yet, access this pet sitting course by clicking on the Online Training Link or Icon during the registration process.
The course is not too long – it should only take you around 15-20 minutes to complete. Afterward, you will need to complete a quiz and attain 100% result. This course is another way to improve our service for future pet owners who want to use our platform.
Are sitters accepted from all around Australia?
Floofers will be open for Victoria residents at launch, but Australia-wide coverage is coming soon. Finding Melbourne pet sitters is our priority, but we’re working on going nationwide so sit tight!
Do I need to pay any fees to use Floofers?
We are very transparent with our fees at Floofers. We guarantee that we will always be free to join and download, and we also have the lowest fees in the industry for pet sitters.
Once each booking is completed, we collect 10% to maintain and implement all the features that make us the best pet care platform in Australia.
The fees help with the upkeep of our website, the platform, our payment facility, review process and customer service hotlines.
We want to be a great online platform for owners AND pet sitters. Australia is home to over 29 million pets so there’s a lot for the Floofers pet sitter to do! That’s why we’re always working to keep the wheels turning behind the scenes.
Where can I manage my account?
The Floofers app and website are where you will be able to manage everything to do with your account, such as setting your availability, choosing your hourly rate, and corresponding with pet owners.
What support services are available for pet sitting Melbourne?
We will have a telephone helpline to assist you with any issues that may arise post-launch. In the meantime, please feel free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
How do I get paid once I’ve completed a booking?
Once the booking has been completed and approved your money will be sent to your nominated payment option within 2-3 business days. Bookings are completed once pet owners release the money.
Getting Floofers sitters paid for their hard work is one of our top priorities and receiving your money is a straightforward process on our platform.
Do I need an ABN to become a Floofers sitter?
For pet sitters Australia, the need for the ABN should be considered on a case-by-case basis.
Having an ABN totally depends on your individual circumstances and whether your pet care income reaches a certain level.
In most cases, being a Floofers sitter will not require having an ABN unless you are able to make $18,200 a year or more from pet sitting. If you fall into this category, the Australian government will classify this work as more than a hobby and as a business.
We highly recommend discussing these queries with an accountant for peace of mind.
What does Floofers do with the personal information submitted to create a profile?