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To Bring or Not to Bring the Dog

There are a few different services out there for pet sitting, which all have their pros and cons.
For the past year and a half, I have been pet sitting for owners who need either a quick getaway or need to travel to a remote destination for an extended period of time.
As a sitter, I find it worthwhile to have Rover take out some of my earnings to handle all of the back-end work like scheduling, messaging, GPS tracking, and payment. For you, as the pet sitter, this is a huge benefit as well– the sitters run a thorough background check and have to pass certain tests in-person in order to qualify as a dog walker and sitter.
In addition, their customer service line is 24/7 and the service members have all been are are still currently some of the top pet caretakers in the company. I’ve used their services many times and have always been pleasantly surprised at the level of quality service.
If your pet is your baby, I recommend going with Rover.
What Rover is:

  • A trustworthy service for someone to watch, feed, exercise, and administer medications to your pet
  • A place dog and cat lovers
  • A career for some– these people help to serve their community and be paid monies for their contributions to society to help pay for the food on their table
  • A side hustle for many– this passive income source helps to provide money for books in college or to help pay off debt
  • A therapy for some previous pet owners who can’t commit to having a pet of their own or future pet owners who need to understand the responsibilities that come with owning a pet

What Rover is not:

  • A free service
  • A grooming service, though some pet sitters qualify and are willing to groom pets for additional monies
  • A weight loss program- It is at the pet sitter’s discretion to take the dog for longer walks than the 30-minute walk option pet owners can opt-into