Dream job alert! If you love animals and live in Sydney, Australia, we might have found your calling in life. What would you say to being paid to cuddle puppies and kittens all day? What would you say to $500 for the day? It sounds too good to be true, doesn’t it? But it’s real. Sydney Dogs and Cats Home is willing to pay one person to exactly that.

The offer, for one day only, is listed in an Airtasker ad. It reads: “Are you that friend that everyone tags in cute dog memes on Facebook? Would you rather go on a doggie date than a Tinder date? Do you follow more dogs on Instagram than family members? If you said yes to all the above, then you could be perfect for this task.”


According to the listing, responsibilities include, giving lots of love and affection to the pups and dogs, taking them for walks, and taking great photos of the dogs and cats.

The listing has attracted over 400 offers and hundreds of comments. Many of the comments share a common theme of folks being willing to do the tasks for free. Needless to say, the shelter’s Facebook page is blowing up.

The offer is for one day only, September 25, 2017. The shelter is asking people to explain why they’re the right person for the job, on the listing (which is right here).

We seriously wish that every animal shelter had this offer … and we could fly all across the world to cuddle little ones.


If you don’t live in Australia, don’t be too sad, you can always help out cuddling animals by volunteering at your local animal shelter. It might not have the $500 to sweeten the deal, but we’re sure being thanked by wagging tails and purrs is way better than that anyway!

Lead image: Torrey Wiley/Flickr