Rover—Dog Sitters & Walkers
This app is only available on the App Store for iOS devices.
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 100,000 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.
What's New in Version 3.56.2
My parents said I look like a marshmallow when I curl up for a nap by the fire. They... they aren't going to try to roast me, are they? I'm not a smore!
+ Performance improvements
+ Bug fixes (nobody likes fleas)
I have used rover for a few sitters as well as watched a few dogs for others and initially loved the app! ....... BUT
Just recently on a stay, the person house sitting requested $40 more for the stay the day of! I had already left with no other options and couldn’t do anything but pay!! I called Rover support and was told “they leave it to the sole discretion of the sitter” and they can change, cancel, add fees, or whatever they like whenever they want!!! She also informed me they don’t insure the sitter!!! She said they “insure some things for the pets, but it’s not really defined”.
This app doesn’t insure the owners, doesn’t support the customers, doesn’t protect you or your pets, and states they are just the “intermediate between those starting their business and pet owners”! While trying to find a resolution, she HUNG UP on me! Beware of the app, anyone could be watching your animals and they can do whatever they want without penalty or support from the app who advertises them.
I'm getting a lot of sitting jobs!!!
I LOVE rover. I have gotten a lot of pet sitting and dog walking jobs. They do take 20% from your pay, but imo, it's worth it cause when you are doing a job through rover, you are insured if anything, god forbid, happens to the animals. So, the 20% is worth it. So, there really isn't anything negative. I have a group of regular clients and I get new ones all the time. I'm starting to have to turn some away. It's a great feeling that finally, after about a year, this is my career and I'm doing something I love!
Rover has been WONDERFUL
We dogsit using Rover and we use it to book sitters for our dog when we go out of town. We haven’t had a single problem with it. It tends to be cheaper than taking him to a kennel and he gets better care because he gets to spend more time with people and their dogs. The reviews are nice to make sure other sitters had good experiences too, so I don’t feel like I’m just leaving my dog with a complete stranger. I have no complaints and highly recommend it to anyone with dogs!