Rover Pet Sitting Jobs
Do you dread leaving your dog at an expensive, boring kennel when you go out of town? Try Rover and you’ll be able to relax knowing that your best friend can stay in the comfortable and cozy home of a pre-screened dog lover who will treat your dog like part of their family.
Rover connects caring dog owners with local and reviewed dog sitters. This shared economy company has created a vast network of dog lovers for hire. There are tens of thousands of dog sitters, dog walkers, and dog lovers scattered across the United States who are keen to watch your dog during your next trip.
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The peer-to-peer pet marketplace is a natural addition to the shared economy. Rover helps pet owners find dog boarding, house sitting, drop-in visits, daycare, and dog walking services based on zip codes, location services, and dates. Anyone can sign up to offer these services and build their own pet business. It’s genius.
Like always, the shared economy business model is bursting with benefits for all. Dog owners are able to relax and enjoy their time away from home because they know that their best friend is safe, secure, and loved. Pet sitters have a flexible job where they get paid to play with dogs. And of course Rover takes a commission for supplying the technology, infrastructure, and support systems.
Here’s how Rover works: Anytime a pet owner is leaving town, they visit Rover online or use the Rover app on Android or iOS. They can select their dates, type of dog, and services needed. Every pet sitter has their own profile page that describes their services, highlights their past reviews, provides photos of the dog’s home-away-from-home environment, lists their pet sitting experience, and supplies any other pertinent details. The dog owner can select the best person for the job based on the sitter’s profile and preset rates.
The pet sitter feeds, walks, and plays with the dogs while the owner is out of town. They send regular photo and video updates to the owner, so the owner can see that their dog is having a blast.
Once the dog’s stay is over, both parties review each other on Rover before Rover collects payments. In exchange for making the pet connection, Rover takes a commission. They also offer 24/7 support, premium pet insurance, and reservation guarantees. Everybody wins, but the true beauty of Rover is that the dog is well taken care of.
Greg Gottesman, Aaron Easterly, and Philip Kimmey founded Rover in 2011. Headquartered in Seattle, Washington, this pet services business operates across the United States – making it a viable option for any dog lover to take advantage of Rover’s cool business model.
In 2017, Rover made a major acquisition by acquiring their chief competitor Dogvacay, making Rover the largest pet sitting company in the United States.
To become a pet sitter for Rover, sign up online. Rover screens every applicant to ensure they only hire professional, accommodating dog sitters who treat every dog like it was their own. If you make the cut, you can set up your Rover profile where you choose what services you will offer, set your rates, list your experience, control your schedule, and coordinate with dog owners.
As a pet sitter, you can select what types of dogs you’ll care for – size, sex, neutered/spayed, number of dogs, etc. You can provide photos of yourself, your dogs, and your home. You’re basically running your own pet sitting business.
Anyone can apply to be a pet sitter with Rover. The more dogs that live near you, the more work there could be. With Rover, you can set your own hours, control your own schedule, and build your own business of loyal clients and happy dogs.
Rover allows pet sitters to set their own rates. They can charge a daily rate for boarding or an hourly rate for dog walking and other services. Rover takes a 15% commission from every transaction. Pet sitters with Rover can easily make over $1,000 per month. The more pet sitting you do, the more money you will make. Your income is entirely in your own hands with Rover.
If you love dogs, sign up to be a pet sitter with Rover. It’s flexible, fun, and easy. Where else can you get paid to play with dogs?
Quick Facts About Rover
Year Founded: 2011
Headquarters: Seattle, Washington
Description: Connects pet owners with loyal, affordable, and professional pet sitters for boarding, day care, and dog walking services across the USA
Pet Sitter Requirements: Screened by Rover, Online profile, Dog Lover
Pay: $1,000 per month or more