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Rover.com

Online Dog Sitter Search


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Published 08/05/2013 and rated Ratingstars5 5 out of 5 stars
by Shel Gatto
What can you use the app for?

Rover.com is an online dog sitter search for pet owners. The application provides a convenient place to find a suitable dog sitter that caters to the user’s specific type of canine. Users can refine their search by adding a location, check in and out dates, dog size and other preferences. Rather than booking a stay in a cold kennel facility, owners can find other dog lovers who are willing to take in their pet for an agreed upon length of time while they are away. These pet owners already have dogs so the user’s pet has a companion to spend time with while away from home. The site also welcomes users who are interested in being pet sitters.

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What is the history and popularity of the app?

Rover.com has made a strong impression with its users. Dog owners from all over the country have chimed in to share their positive experiences with the site. Many have found affordable dog sitting with families who were very friendly, welcoming and provided excellent communication. Rover.com continues to impress as more dog owners join its growing community.

What are the differences to other apps?

Rover.com is very unique because it is a dog sitter search that focuses on families rather than facilities. While users can find local kennels that will board dogs, it’s much harder to find local families who are willing to do the same. The website brings dog owners together to provide an effective alternative that is affordable and may be better overall for the dog.

How does the web app look and feel to use?

Rover.com excites the user with refreshing green hues and images of adorable pups. The layout is very user friendly, with the search tool prominently displayed right at the top of the homepage. It takes no time at all to figure out how to search or sign up. The combination of an attractive interface and unique search function makes Rover.com a one-of-a-kind website.

How does the registration process work?

A new user can join the Rover.com community by clicking the white “Sign Up” link along the top of the homepage. The form on the next page asks for a first and last name, zip code, email address and password. A blue button is also available below the form for users who want to sign up with their Facebook profile. The homepage also includes a “Become a Sitter” link for users who want to offer their sitting services. All users must create an account first before becoming a dog sitter.

What does it cost to use the application?

Rover.com invites all users to sign up for free, regardless of whether they are seeking or offering services. Users who want to hire a dog sitter will have to pay the fees outlined in their listing. This amount has nothing to do with Rover.com and is up to the individual sitter. The application charges a standard fee of 15% per transaction. This amount is automatically deducted at the time the transaction is completed.

Who would you recommend the application to?

Rover.com is an appealing tool for anyone who owns a dog. The application provides a convenient way to meet others who are looking for or offering pet sitting services. The interface is user friendly and the cost is extremely affordable. Users can find an economical alternative to boarding in a professional facility. The dog can enjoy spending time in a place that is just like home while their owner is away.

  • Search for a cozy home setting for pet sitting
  • Earn cash by offering services as an at-home dog sitter
  • Refine dog sitter searches by location, dates and more
  • Post and read reviews and ratings before hiring
  • Browse related listings while viewing a user profile


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Email: support@rover.com
Telephone: 1-(888)-453-7889

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FREE - Permanently free version

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