Rover is the world's largest dog sitting and dog walking app. Get trusted and local dog care, whether it's overnight boarding, doggy day care or dog walking.
The Rover app was created for dog people by The Dog People TM. Through the app, get adorable photo updates, GPS tracking of your dog’s walk, an easy way to message sitters or manage your services, and a secure way to book and pay.
With over 200,000 dog sitters and dog walkers across the UK, Europe, the U.S. and Canada, Rover makes it easy to book dog care near you.
PEACE OF MIND
Sitters you can trust. Every sitter on Rover has been reviewed and approved by the Rover team.
95% of reviewed Rover bookings receive a perfect 5-star rating.
Every service booked on Rover is backed by the Rover Guarantee and support 365 days a year.
FAST & EASY
Contact and message sitters and dog walkers, right from the app. Receive messages from sitters when you're on the go.
Hassle-free and secure payments, every time.
Get a map of your dog's walk, pee/poo and food/water updates, and a personalised note from your sitter or dog walker.
FOR DOG SITTERS AND DOG WALKERS, TOO
Send photos, videos, and messages to pet owners with just a few taps.
Get paid on the go - it’s simple and secure with the Rover app.
Seamlessly manage your services, even when you're out and about.
Enable push notifications to respond faster than ever to booking requests.
Create Rover Cards to seamlessly share information with pet owners.
IN THE PRESS
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Note: Rover uses location information in the background for tracking active services. Continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life.
• You can now report inappropriate conversations. Woof.
• Fixed text that was still in English when it should have been translated for other languages. ¡Lo Sentimos!
Ratings and Reviews
The app just before this was easier and more simple. This app. Took some time getting used to and I’m
Still waiting to be paid even tho it advertises you get paid after 24hrs. It now takes up to 5 working days which I still haven’t received
Extremely confusing, limited in some areas, a step down from DogBuddy
This app is confusing and not at all user friendly. I’ve had messages from owners I’m working with that I simply can’t find to reply to. The calendar doesn’t show you at a glance what’s coming up. You have to know where to find what you want. You can’t set yourself as limited availability on certain days, only say that you can’t do certain things on that day- meaning I’ve already had someone request a walk at a time I’m not available. I even contacted support for clarification but all they did was refer me to the FAQ- which I had already read and didn’t answer the question of, basically, “is that possible”.
Speaking of requesting times for walks, my regular dog owner doesn’t seem to be able to do that and has to manually request the time she wants.
A small gripe, but DogBuddy- which was merged into Rover (possibly bought out?)- showed you the total you were going to be paid AFTER they took their percentage. Rover shows you the amount you get BEFORE, which makes payment seem... deflating, rather than a thing to celebrate.
I was looking to expand into DogBuddy and was waiting for the changeover before I had business cards printed. Now I’m looking into other avenues. I only have one client who regularly books through Rover now and if they ever decide they don’t need me I can’t imagine I’ll ever use the app again.
Developer Response ,
Hi there, thanks for your feedback! With the merge, we wanted to create the best experience so everyone can share the love of caring for a dog. DogBuddy users now have access to new features such as new services (House Sitting, Drop-Ins and Cat services) as well as a larger community of 5-star sitters across 10 countries. We value our community's feedback so please do let us know how we can improve: email@example.com and do not hesitate to contact us if you have questions about how to navigate through the app.
Unsure why the best bits of Dog Buddy were taken away
I loved the dog Buddy app and whilst I do like some aspects of Rover (I feel you can break down pricing a little bit more which is good) I just think the best bits of DogBuddy have been lost.
Why you can’t track walks when you’re dog boarding is beyond me. The calendar just seems ridiculously hard work and there just seems to be a lot missing that was included in the emails from DogBuddy selling us on all the great parts of the rover app.
I think higher priority needs to be given to making this app more user friendly because it just doesn’t feel that way at the moment
- A Place for Rover, Inc.
- 161.5 MB
Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
English, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Norwegian Bokmål, Spanish, Swedish
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- This app may use your location even when it isn't open, which can decrease battery life.
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Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.