Sitter (Current Employee) – Leesburg, VA – October 27, 2016
Set your own hours/days to work and even your own rates!? Is such a thing even possible? I didn't think I could "work for myself" until I found out about Rover.com! I signed up to be a sitter when my dog died and I missed the canine companionship. I never thought that it would become my favorite way to earn money while having a great time with dogs. It's easy and fun "work", all of the dogs (and their humans) I've met so far have been great and easy to work with. My first time booking a client I had a little trouble with the system so I called Rover support and they were SO nice and understanding- I feel like they just want you to succeed!
I usually only sit on weekends (or do longer housestays if the client lives close enough to my "real" work location), but I make more than enough spending money doing just that. I imagine if you made Rover your fulltime job and could host a dog daycare in your own home you could easily make a 5-figure salary in a year.
Set own rates, friendly support
The app could use a little work, but it's really only a minor grievance!
Pet Sitter (Current Employee) – Redmond, OR – September 18, 2017
Who couldn't love pet sitting as a side hustle when you absolutely love furkids?! These guys have been great to work with since acquiring DogVacay. I've had several new gigs & absolutely no complaints. This is not meant to be full time work which should be common sense. Rover's support has been great & driving potential customers my way very appreciated & helpful! Thanks Rover !!
Pet Sitter (Current Employee) – Downingtown, PA – September 12, 2017
I joined Rover.com as a pet sitter in July so I could start making a little extra money quickly while I was job hunting for something more consistent with regular hours. I have had a few overnights and have some drop in visits scheduled for this month, but I have found it to be an inconsistent source of income that really relies on recommendations/word of mouth and also making yourself available as much as possible - if your schedule is too strict, potential clients may go elsewhere. I like working with animals again, as I have missed it, but it is not a reliable/consistent way to make a living.
I enjoy working for with Rover very much, although the charge fee is quite high when taking on an assignment. There are many contractors working for Rover, and if each is required to pay 20% of their earnings, Rover is taking in a substantial percentage of people's earnings.
Wag.com and our former DogVacay only took 10%
I am not aware of any perks at this time.
I have not received any assignments in two months and their fee is high.
Pet Sitter/House sitter (Current Employee) – Atlanta, GA – August 27, 2017
This company is excellent opportunity for retiree, stay at home moms, disabled or anyone who desires a home-based business. no stress!!! I truly love caring for animals because they bring me such joy and peace.
Dog Sitter (Current Employee) – Salt Lake City, UT – August 26, 2017
I am being forced to write this in order to even use indeed.Com and it makes absolutely no sense because I just started and have not even had a client yet so I have absolutely nothing to write!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Dog & House Sitter / Present (Current Employee) – Columbia, MD – August 26, 2017
If you enjoy relaxing at home and dog or house sitting, or if you want to have a dog-walking job for your spare time or when you get off your day job, then Rover is for you. Really, its so easy - you download the app, sign up, do a background check ($10), and then start making money. You set your own rates and choose which services you feel comfortable providing. Everything is customizable, and the app will pay for itself in no time! Highly recommend!!!
Dog Sitter (Current Employee) – Cape Coral, FL – August 18, 2017
hardest part of the job trying to see if the dogs like you or not. most enjoyable part of the job playing with the dogs. workplace culture is good. a typical day at work is walking dogs and cleaning up after them.
great company for working with dogs and being your own boss
In home dog-sitter (Former Employee) – Cincinnati, OH – August 18, 2017
great company if you love dogs, you can dog walk or dog sit in your home or theirs, get to be your own boss. do have to do allow home visits and do pet meet and greets which take up some of your time and you don't get paid for that part
Dog sitter/walker (Current Employee) – Los Angeles, CA – August 11, 2017
I use Rover as an a additional form of income. A typical day for me varies upon the current booking I have. I personally live in an apartment and am not allowed to have pets so I love the option of being able to house-sit client's dogs at their own home.
Dog walker/sitter (Former Employee) – NY – August 8, 2017
It's nice because it gets yourself out there for pet owners to easily find you. However, the downfall is the amount of time it takes rover to pay you and they take a percentage. Then you can be paid by check, which can take up to 5 business days to be processed and arrive within 20 days and there is a 2$ fee for that or you can transfer your earnings to PayPal and once you transfer money from PayPal to your account there's also a fee for that. So by the time you finally get paid you aren't even getting close to what you would normally charge for your services.
Can make your own schedule and get to work with animals.
Pet Sitter (Current Employee) – Dallas, TX – August 2, 2017
There is no job security that comes with Rover. Not only is the website oversaturated with sitters, but the company does not support the sitters if a conflict arises. The flexibility is great, but there is no guarantee you will get clients.