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

The Today Show

The Wall Street Journal

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 23.1129.00

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
410.4K Ratings

410.4K Ratings

Editors’ Choice

In search of a dog walker or pet sitter? Rover connects you with trustworthy sitters who give your animals the care they deserve. We’ve used the app to find locals to watch our cat while we’re away and walk our dogs when we can’t. We’d say it’s doggone amazing.

Bridget421 ,

Love it but get the uninsured off here!

I do really well on Rover I don’t mind the fees because trust me you guys complain about them but guess what anybody that I have worked with off of Rover expect to pay way less and you get more on Rover. It’s always worth it to stay on the app. Jobs I’ve had in the real world that I’ve never made as much as Rover. My issue is that if everybody’s required to be legal why do I have to be around and next to you and the profiles a bunch of illegal no insurance profiles near mine when I should be highlighted. They only highlight me for the housesitting when I’ve asked to do drop in visits as well. I want to do walks and drop in visits but since they highlighted me for housesitting that’s pretty much what I have to do. I like the app and I like the clients. I just don’t like the other Rover sitters who don’t answer when I need a sitter and don’t have insurance so I’m not gonna let them in my house. Please make sure that the Rover sitters have insurance or at least highlight the ones that do and put a star next to their name like you do with the background check that we paid more for the ones that paid for it than the ones who got a free background check put people based on insurance no insurance and separate them thank you.

PurpleAlchemist1 ,

I love petting sitting but hate this app

Hate may be a strong word but as someone who has been a sitter with Rover for two years, it seriously needs a makeover. Rover is great because it’s easy to use and allows people to find sitters in their area. However, it’s frustrating how often this app glitches. The app will say I have a notification but I do not. Which is frustrating because the last thing I want to do is miss a message from the owner of the pet I’m currently sitting or someone else who is trying to contact me. It also doesn’t tell you exactly how far away a pet owner is located. It will say 6 miles away, which doesn’t sound far, but if you are located in a big city, that can be at least a twenty minute drive. There are also owners who provide little-to-no information about their pet, leaving me a little uncomfortable taking a request. And on top of all of that, Rover takes 20% of whatever a sitter makes for each sitting job. I want Rover to earn money from its app, but 20% is kinda ridiculous for the little help it provides most of the time. I once had to cancel an appointment last minute and had to wait nearly a full day before the request went through. It was so stressful because I thought the client was going to be charged even though plans changed. But it really feels like if I were to run into a serious issue, there would be no help from the app, I would just have to figure it out myself. So, I appreciate what River offers, but it could be a lot better.

App Privacy

The developer,, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Used to Track You

The following data may be used to track you across apps and websites owned by other companies:

  • Purchases
  • Location
  • Contact Info
  • Identifiers
  • Usage Data

Data Linked to You

The following data may be collected and linked to your identity:

  • Purchases
  • Location
  • Contact Info
  • User Content
  • Search History
  • Identifiers
  • Usage Data
  • Diagnostics

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More


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