Rover.com Pet Sitter Reviews

Updated Jan 25, 2021

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9 Ratings
  1. "awesome if you love different animals with a variety of personalities"

    5.0
    Current Freelancer - Pet Sitter 

    I have been working at Rover.com

    Pros

    -Meeting new pups and cats

    Cons

    -owners can be super needy at times

  2. "Great flexible job"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Freelancer - Pet Sitter 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Rover.com for more than a year

    Pros

    Able to make your own schedule

    Cons

    When it is slow there is no income


  3. "Awesome And Fun!"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Pet Sitter/Dog Walker in Hillsboro, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Rover.com part-time

    Pros

    Meeting Animals Boding With Animals Having Fun / Playing With Animals!

    Cons

    Sometimes Weird/Creepy Clients / Clients Lying About Their Animals Behaviors

  4. "Dog Walking"

    4.0
    Former Freelancer - Dog Walker/Pet Sitter in Davis, CA

    I worked at Rover.com

    Pros

    Dog walking can be fun

    Cons

    Must like and have knowledge of dogs

  5. "Great Self-Employment"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Freelancer - Pet Sitter 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Rover.com

    Pros

    You can make your own schedules, take/decline clients, and make good money

    Cons

    Going into strangers houses, Rover takes a 20% cut

  6. "takes a decent portion of revenue"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    Former Freelancer - Pet Sitter in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Rover.com for more than a year

    Pros

    allows the sitter to be very autonomous, sometimes to a fault

    Cons

    takes a good portion of revenue as the middle person, does not give many tips to start up

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  7. "Awesome side-gig with intuitive app"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Freelancer - Pet Sitter/Dog Walker in Santa Rosa, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Rover.com for more than a year

    Pros

    Steady flow of potential clients if you respond quickly and keep your calendar up to date.

    Cons

    Rover takes a generous cut (20%) of what you make.

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  8. "Great"

    5.0
    Former Freelancer - Pet Sitter/Dog Walker 

    I worked at Rover.com

    Pros

    Flexible, fun, and easy to use.

    Cons

    Not ideal for all clients with tricky schedules

  9. COVID-19
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    "Randomly Delete Your Account"

    1.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Freelancer - Pet Sitter in San Antonio, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Rover.com for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great way to build up clientele. You also can set your own rates which is good, especially since Rover takes 20% of your earnings.

    Cons

    They can delete your account without any warning or notice. I was a Rover pet sitter for 4 years, and one of the best in San Antonio. I had over 70 repeat clients and hundreds of positive bookings. Throughout those 4 years the amount of negative experiences I had I could count on one hand. Never once did I receive a warning, if I had a negative experience it always was resolved. I followed all the proper procedures and never went against company policy. And then one day I woke up and they deleted my account. All because I client of mine couldn't reach me at 2am because I was sleeping. In her messages she even said outright that she didn't want to get me into trouble. But they deactivated my account anyways. I called immediately and had the most unprofessional conversation with their Rover Trust and Safety Team. He would only talk over me and wouldn't even give me an explanation as to why they felt the need to deactivate my account. When I managed to prove that it was a misunderstanding and nothing even bad happened under my care, they told me what's done is done and they couldn't reverse it even if they wanted to. This was my primary source of income and they terminated everything during the Covid pandemic. I have been struggling ever since. I tried making a new account twice, with new information and they deleted them each time after I put my social security number in. They claim that they don't keep your ssn on file but they do. They do not care about their sitters. The year before I had my address leaked by a past client of mine and had to move because of it. Rover did nothing. I had someone entire my home under false pretence, after I had to move the first time. Rover did nothing. People can make fake Rover accounts to get your information and as a sitter you cannot even block them from your profile. It doesn't matter how many happy clients you have or how many positive reviews you have. Mine was a solid (4.9 stars). They can drop you for no reason whatsoever.

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  10. "Fun easy way to make more $$"

    3.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Freelancer - Pet Sitter in Nashville, TN
    Recommends

    I have been working at Rover.com for less than a year

    Pros

    reliable, fun, fairly easy and at your own pace

    Cons

    Some clients can be rude

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