Rover—Dog Sitters & Walkers 4+

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Rover is the #1 pet sitting and dog walking app. Get trusted pet care in your neighborhood.

The Rover app was created for dog people by The Dog PeopleTM. Through the app, get adorable photo updates, GPS tracking of your dog’s walk, an easy way to message sitters or manage your business, and a secure way to book and pay.

With over 200,000 pet sitters and dog walkers in the U.S. and Canada, Rover makes it easy to book pet care you can trust.


95% of reviewed services receive a perfect 5-star rating.

Every service booked on Rover is backed by the Rover Guarantee and 24/7 support.


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 alerts, and a personalized note from your sitter or dog walker.


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 business, even if you're at the dog park.

Enable push notifications to respond faster than ever to booking requests.

Create Rover Cards to seamlessly share information with your clients.


Rover has appeared in:

The New York Times

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USA Today

ABC News

And many more!

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.

What’s New

Version 23.0111.03

Rover is always working on performance improvements and bug fixes (nobody likes fleas) to keep your experience bright-eyed and bushy-tailed.

Ratings and Reviews

4.9 out of 5
352.4K Ratings

352.4K Ratings

B0iler Up ,

Great Idea and Service

Love that I found this!! I have a senior handicapped dog that I can no longer leave home by herself. Rover has been amazing to find high quality/trustworthy people to care for her and give me peace of mind that she’s in good hands. My only issues/recommendations are with the app itself:
1. There’s no way to cancel a request when it’s pending (please change this!!)
2. More options for care. For example, if my husband and I want to go out to dinner and I want to drop my dog off at someone’s home, it’s only a brief (maybe 1-2 hr?) visit but it’s a specific time (e.g. 6 or 7 pm). Right now I have to select the option to drop-off, then select the dinner times and have found it very difficult to find someone for something like this (and also not pay for a full day of care). Would be great if there were already sitters available and able to do brief care during early evening/dinner hours specifically.
The current option is more for day-care (and the boarding option isn’t what I’m looking for as it’s only a brief drop off). Another is weddings and dog-sitting at a hotel for a wedding or special event. Spoke with a few sitters that said they had to get creative with this (and also ensure they were compensated properly).

hunnybeest ,

distancing myself from this app

as someone who works for Rover, during a sit where a dog turned out to be aggressive, they had very little support for me as a sitter. I essentially had to stay through the sit with an aggressive animal. at the end of the stay I was even chastised for something the owners lied about, that I cleared up with Rover multiple times. I was also sent an article on “dealing with separation anxiety in dogs” which honestly I’d rather they have spat in my face, considering they were just puppeting the owners’ false narrative back to me, that their dog was somehow a victim and that the snarling/barking/charging/growling /nipping was justified. I know how to deal with anxious dogs, and this dog was aggressive, so nothing in the article was helpful or anything I hadn’t already been trying. I got a grand total of $50 to compensate for the genuine traumatic effect that sit has had on me. I haven’t been doing as many sits lately and get anxiety leading up to them now. I’m literally up at 4 am right now thinking back to the sit. I wanted to leave and make the owners return but was afraid of being penalized for the owners’ lies and carelessness. from what I’ve read from other sitters, you’ll be penalized for leaving a dangerous sit, or even acting in self defense if an animal attacks you. I feel unsafe now knowing that if anything happens, Rover will not have my back, and may even ban my account for the actions of the owners or animal.

Developer Response ,

Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your review. We’re sorry to hear this was your experience. Feedback from users like you is an important part of maintaining a quality experience and we value your insight.

Apeelvis ,

Need a better way to filter

Here are my thoughts. We use Rover or try to use rover while we travel with our dog. 50% of the time we end up using a professional boarding location as opposed to a rover person. Here’s why. Many if not most of the rover hosts are doing this to earn extra money. Which sounds great and all but there are draw backs. Typically we will have to contact 6 to 10 hosts in order to find one that is available. Why is it that people have themselves lists on the app if they are not available. Even ubuer has the option to turn availability on and off. There is nothing more frustrating then reading through the profile finding the perfect fit for our dog then reaching out only to have them say ....”Sorry I’m not available”. This happens over and over and over. Again this just happened so we are going with a local professional boarding business.

Another filter option Rover needs to add is filter by hosts that accept un-neutered males. We have a large bread mastiff. It is recommended to wait until a minimum of 18 months to neuter in order to limit joint and growth problems. So again when you read through all the profiles and find the perfect host only to have the app tell you they don’t accept unfixed males when you try to contact them. Why not filter those profiles out before out base on our dog’s profile? Or make it a filter option.

Anyway rover is a neat concept but only 50/50 in usefulness.

Developer Response ,

Hello, thank you so much for taking the time to leave this detailed feedback. We’re constantly looking to improve the booking experience and appreciate your insight on our current search features. If you are ever in need of assistance when searching for a sitter, please don't hesitate in contacting our Support Team at 888-453-7889. Thanks again for your feedback!

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