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 3.48.1
My parents started raking leaves into piles in the yard. Which means I’ve started running and jumping into leaf piles in the yard. Because that’s what you do in Autumn.
+ Performance improvements
+ Bug fixes (nobody likes fleas)
Good but sometimes quirky
I've been a Rover walker since early 2017. I have enjoyed this experience very much. However sometimes the app doesn't work 100 percent correctly. For instance, a few days ago I set up a Meet and Greet with a potential client. While my Rover app correctly confirmed the date, place and time, my emailed confirmation showed the event as being scheduled a day earlier. These little errors happen a lot actually, so you need to double check everything. I also wish there was a Cat Category. I have four cats myself and wish I could use Rover to find and book cat sitters.
Mostly love this app
I use rover as a sitter, and I have just a few suggestions to make this app perfect.
I'd like to be able to combine services. For example, a client of mine wanted an overnight stay and then a drop in the next day, and as of now it's not possible to schedule both in one booking.
I'd also like the option to schedule a specific number of drop ins/walks for each day, rather than a set number per day. I have some clients who need me for 2 walks one day and 3 another, and there's no way to set it up that way without creating another booking.
I also have a complaint I've voiced before about not requiring people to put their addresses in before asking a sitter about services, because I get so many requests outside of my radius and have to cancel in the middle of a conversation when I find out. I think people should have to put in their address before attempting to search for sitters to avoid this problem.
Sufficient and efficient app for keeping track of schedules and invoices. Only thing I would like to see changed is, when the original booking is set, I would like to see exactly what I'm getting paid right off rather than having to navigate to the "pending earnings" and then seeing the 20% taking off the actual earnings.