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.
PEACE OF MIND
95% of reviewed services receive a perfect 5-star rating.
Rover accepts less than 20% of potential sitters, because your dog deserves the best.
Every service booked on Rover is backed by premium insurance, 24/7 support, a reservation guarantee.
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 alerts, and a personalized note from your sitter or dog walker.
FOR PET 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 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.
IN THE PRESS
Rover has appeared in:
The New York Times
The Today Show
The Wall Street Journal
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.
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
What a great, well working system!
I LOVE Rover. I started working as a Rover sitter about 14 months ago. I am a full time college student that desperately needs to bring in some extra cash but can’t work full time. It’s super useful because it gives people a whole network of trustworthy sitters that they can read reviews on, speak to, and weigh out the different prices for services. It’s totally customizable. Dog sitters are fairly common so you won’t get too many hits if you are one of those, but after I became a dog BOARDER I’ve seriously been bringing in SO much money, and I’ve been having a blast. I’m talking over $1000 some months. It’s wonderful and easy to use, I can perfectly customize each rate, service, and availability. Plus, my own puppy has learned so many skills, made so many friends, and has been so socialized and it has really really helped with his training. He gets friends, I get company, and I make some money! There’s not much in the world I love more than dogs and it is SO great to have a job where I get to work with them - on my own schedule. For sitters, in order to be successful, I will say that you need to make sure your rates are competitive - I recommend doing lower additional dog rate instead of the full price for each dog from the same owner. It makes a difference!! Also, boarders are definitely more in demand so if you can, do that!
I love keeping doggies!
I love the doggie keeping aspect....but I have found that even though I’ve had a criminal background check none of the owners are as vetted. When my prices were lower I only had one legit owner that’s awesome, now about 3....but some were scary...especially people who approached me to house sit. I’m not going to the silence of the lamb place to keep a dog. I called and asked rover to check out an owner that I felt uneasy and they said no they do not check owners. This is scary to me. I raised my prices and some of that stopped. Also I clearly state no aggressive breeds and now I find out that rover will call around for the owner and find them a sitter when they need help finding a place. They will lower your rating when you decline a stay...even when you say you clearly state that. No one reads your post! Rover doesn’t require vet paper which is bogus! I do personally or I won’t watch a dog, but come on Rover! Protect the dogs and humans! Rover needs to offer contracts for sitters in case a dog years up your stuff or bites someone. They need to help protect the sitter. I’ve not had any bad incidents to date but this should be signed by dog owners. They also need more interview questions from owners about the dogs. Owners get in a hurry and might forget to say something like the dog likes his crate in the bedroom with you or he gets anxiety...it’s the little details that help me know what your pup loves!
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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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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