We consider a dissipative map of the plane with a bounded perturbation term. This perturbation represents e.g. an extra time dependent term, a coupling to another system or noise. The unperturbed map has a spiral attracting fixed point. We derive an analytical/numerical method to determine the effect of the additional term on the phase portrait of the original map, as a function of the δ bound on the perturbation. This method yields a value δ c such that for δδ c the orbits about the attractor are certainly bounded. In that case we obtain a largest region in which all orbits remain bounded and a smallest region in which these bounded orbits are captured after some time (the analogue of 'basin' and 'attractor respectively').