Leaving our cats and dogs at home can be the absolute worst — who wouldn’t prefer to hang out with their four-legged friend all day instead of going to work? There’s a reason we call our pets our best friends. But alas sometimes we have to leave our sweet friends behind while we venture into the world for other life things — vacations, business trips, long days at the office, adventures that don’t allow dogs (the nerve) — and that means we need a backup plan.
The best kind of backup plan in the world of pet care today is one that comes from the pet sitter network extraordinaire, Rover.com. Rover takes care of every element of the pet sitting experience, from the search for a sitter to the payment process. Seriously, they do it all. Not convinced yet? Check out their credentials below.
- Rover has strict sitter requirements. Pet sitting sounds like a pretty sweet gig, right? So you can imagine the flood of sitter applications they get. From that influx, though, Rover only accepts about 20%. They conduct background screens and every applicant is subject to the review of Rover’s dedicated sitter specialist team. They take their sitters seriously.
- Rover holds their sitters accountable while they’re on the job. They know how important it is for you to know how your pet is doing, so they periodically remind their sitters to communicate with you via text or photo.
- The Rover network can handle all kinds of tasks. Whether you need a weekend sitter (at their home or yours) or simply a dog walker to pop in and give Fido some exercise, you can create a search on Rover.com that’s specific to your pet’s needs.
Author byline: Written by Casey Dickson, Rover.com community member. Rover is the nation's largest network of 5-star pet sitters and dog walkers.