Calling all dog-loving, desk-job-hating, belly-rub-loving people of Seattle: are you looking for some ways to bring in extra cash? Check out the paw-some world of dog sitting and walking. Dogs need companions while their owners are at work and you need a few bucks to make ends meet—it’s a win-win.
What are the perks? Well for starters, you get paid to hang out with dogs. And with companies like Rover, you have control of your schedule and prices—meaning you can work when you want and charge how much you want. You can offer any combination of pet care services; from dog walking, house sitting, day care, dog boarding, and even simple drop-in visits.
How much can I make? Dog sitters and walkers with Rover can make $1,000 per month. But your salary is entirely dependent on how much time you want to spend with your furry clients. A more substantial time commitment, like dog-sitting for a week, will earn you more than a 30-minute walk at lunchtime. Top sitters earn up to several thousand dollars per month! “It’s easy,” says Cari C., a dog walker in Plano, Texas. “I go to the calendar and mark myself as available when I want to be.”
Who’s allowed to do it? First and foremost, all Rover walkers and sitters must consider themselves “dog people.” Meaning you have to really, really love dogs. But because most people consider their dogs their children, the standards to pet-sit are pretty high—as they should be! Would you leave your kids (real or hypothetical) alone with someone who was “meh” about children? Definitely not. The same should go for your fur babies. That’s why less than 20 percent of people are approved to list their services on Rover.
They’re looking for pet sitters and dog walkers over the age of 18 who are dedicated to providing safe and loving care to the dogs they watch. Rover hires people of all backgrounds—including students looking for a side hustle, vet techs, retirees, people who work from home, and more. There are currently over 200,000 walkers and sitters nationwide.
How do I sign up? It’s simple! Just go to www.rover.com and click “create your profile” to begin. You create a profile that details your experience, photos, references, and third-party verifications. Once you’re accepted, you can take requests and start walking!
Plus, the Rover app makes it easy to find work on-the-go. “Thanks to the Rover App, I know about my business requests immediately and I’m quick to respond!” says Carol U., in Atlanta, Ga.
Are you ready for tail-chasing, ball-throwing, and a slobber-filled day of work? If getting covered in dog hair and chasing squirrels sounds like your kind of work day, go to www.rover.com to get started.
Rover is currently available in 10,000 U.S. cities and makes it easy for you to connect to the nation’s largest network of 5-star dog sitters and walkers. In fact, a service is booked on Rover every four seconds!