If you’ve ever dreamed of having a pet sitting business, then this one’s for you!
Now, you can become a pet sitter for Rover and get paid to do what you enjoy! Not only that, but set your own hours and even do it full-time if you want.
What Exactly is Rover?
Rover is a web-based pet sitting service which helps dog owners connect with professional sitters. Rover has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, and The Los Angeles Times among other major media outlets.
Rover also covers pet insurance and 24/7 emergency service for the pet owners using the service. There is no charge for the insurance for the pet owners, because it is underwritten by a third party.
How Do You Become a Pet Sitter for Rover?
You can become a pet sitter for Rover by filling out the online application and creating a profile. Your email will be verified and you can also download the app to your cell phone to make the process even easier. Part of the application is the background check which does not include a credit check.
You will be the one setting your own rates even though Rover will invoice and bill the client. Rover will then take 15% of your earnings. You can even specify which breeds of dogs you want to pet sit and which ones you don’t.
Rover also gives you the tools, videos, and marketing ideas for promoting your business. In addition, the company has a blog and a forum where you can ask questions of other pet sitters.
How Much Can You Make as a Pet Sitter for Rover?
That will depend upon whether or not you are working full-time or part-time and your area. However, there are those claiming to make $1,000 to $1,200 a month.
You may pet sit in your own home or travel to the client's home to pet sit. You may also watch more than one dog at a time if that is what the client has. Just be sure to adjust your prices for that. You can also add additional walks, grooming, and overnight care to the equation and make more money.
You may be able to bring the dog to your home to pet sit and play with your dog if that is okay with the client. Just make sure the two dogs look as if they will get along.
Can Other Animals Be Cared For or Is It Just Dogs at Rover?
Absolutely other animals can be watched and will need a good pet sitter! Goats, pigs, horses, lizards, birds, turtles, and many other animals have all been served at Rover. Obviously, for large animals such as horses the sitter will have to come to the home as large animals are not easily transported.
Can Anyone Work for Rover?
Rover is currently not available in all cities. You will need to check the website before applying.
Are You an Independent Contractor or an Employee of Rover?
You are an independent contractor who is responsible for your own taxes. Should you make over $600 a year, you will need to request a 1099 Income Tax Form.
How Can an Interested Individual Get Started With Rover?
Go to the website and start the application process. Good luck and get those tails wagging.