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Rover.com Acquires Sleepover Rover, Launches First-Of-Its-Kind Premier Service
Seattle PI, 8/7/2014
Rover.com, the nation’s largest network connecting dog owners with dog lovers for hire, today announced it has acquired Sleepover Rover®, a pioneer of the in-home dog boarding industry. As a result of the acquisition, Rover is also announcing that it has launched a new high-touch service, Rover Premier.
Rover.com Raises $12 Million
This newest round of funding was raised by new investor Menlo Ventures, with additional funds from existing investors Petco, Madrona Venture Group, and Foundry Group.
Rover.com Secures Series C Funding from Menlo Ventures GeekWire, 3/12/2014
Menlo Ventures, a Silicon Valley venture capital firm that has invested in Fab.com, Uber, and Tumblr, has invested $12 million in Rover.com. With this funding, Rover plans to expand its online services and features for dog sitters and dog owners.
Rover.com Lands More Than $12M in Funding Seattle Times, 3/12/2014
The Seattle-based online website, which connects dog owners with dog sitters nationwide, plans to use the latest funding round to expand its workforce and offerings.
Love dog-watching? Rover.com’s Live Webcam Offers Glimpse into Dog-Friendly office GeekWire, 11/22/2013
Check out Rover.com’s new live stream—coined “#RoverCam”—they’ve set up inside their dog-friendly office. The Seattle startup, which hosts an online marketplace for dog sitters, wanted to give customers an opportunity to experience the Rover.com company culture, which allows employees to let their canines roam around the office freely.
Top Ten Ways to Take Advantage of the ‘Sharing Economy’ Los Angeles Times, 11/22/2013
Sites such as Rover.com…connect dog owners with trusted dog sitters who live near them. Dog owners get to leave their pets with a sitter in their home while dog sitters get extra cash and get to hang out with a furry friend.
Making a Trustworthy Community Marketplace: How Rover.com Ensures Satisfied Customers Collaborative Consumption, 11/16/2013
Rover.com takes a number of approaches to eliminate doubt and make clients confident in the service. The strategies Rover.com uses aim to make the site as personal as possible.
Steps to Finding the Perfect Dog Sitter with Rover.com PetCareRx Blog, 11/15/2013
Many pet owners feel reluctant about leaving their pet when they go on vacation, in large part because they aren’t really comfortable with their current boarding solution. Rover.com has an alternative: it helps pet parents find trusted dog sitters close by.
An Easy Way to Find a Good Pet Sitter Real Simple, 11/11/2013 As if traveling for the holidays isn’t stressful enough, being separated from your pets can be difficult. To give yourself (and your furry friends) a peace of mind before choosing a sitter, schedule a meet-and-greet before you go away.
From Doctor to Dog Sitter: Why This MD Left the Hospital to Take Care of Four-Legged Friends GeekWire, 11/11/2013 Tserng is a doctor-turned-dog sitter. It’s a career change that Tserng has embraced–after all, she’s happier everyday and making more money in the process. It’s been a nice change of pace from the 9-to-5 world and if the past few months are any indication, she and her friend are on pace to make $100,000 per year.
Rover.com Shout-Out King 5 New Day Northwest, 11/1/13 Rover.com is an adorable, convenient pet website based here in Seattle. It’s a network of dog-owners and dog-sitters, and it’s free to join!
Start-Ups in Seattle 10/18/13Chances are your workplace hasn’t gone to the dogs quite like this one. At Rover.com workers are encouraged to bring their dogs to work.
Rover: My Small Business Story Up Global, 10/11/2013 Rover won Startup Weekend back in 2011 with a vision to provide trusted pet sitters in every city.
Rover Partners with Animal Rescue for First Annual Casino Night 10/11/13 Rover.com, the digital home dog boarding leader that connects dog owners with approved and reviewed dog sitters, is continuing to work with animal rescues across the country. It’s teaming up with Lucky Dog Animal Rescue for their first annual “Let’s Get Lucky” casino night.
Rover.com Adds the San Francisco SPCA as a Sit-A-Dog, Save-A-Life Partner, Reuters, 10/4/13 “We are excited to be joining Rover’s Sit-a-Dog, Save-a-Life program and believe this is a partnership that will benefit both of us,” said Jennifer Lu, Marketing and Communications Manager at the San Francisco SPCA. “Both of our businesses believe that all animals deserve forever homes, and by working together we will continue to advocate for animal welfare and enhancing the human-animal bond.”
Rover: A Dog’s Tale
Strictly VC, 10/3/13
Many pet owners just despite the idea of taking their dog to a kennel. To them, it’s like taking a kid to an orphanage, a place where dog might sleep and get a meal but could have a terrible experience. If every dog owner used an inexpensive solution like Rover, it could become a $61 billion business.
Dog 2.0: This Time is Different (Really) StartUp Beat 9/10/2013 Rover offers dog owners a community of hand-selected dog lovers to serve as hosts when dog parents travel. We’ve borrowed data and statistical techniques from the finance and online media industries to evaluate sitters (in addition to the human reviews) and constantly improve the experience.
Today, the family dog really is family Star News Online, 8/28/2013 Since Rover.com is a social community that connects dog owners with trusted dog sitters across the country, Easterly is pleased, though not surprised, that the vast majority of people who share their homes with at least one dog (over 75 percent) suggest that research into choosing a pet sitter is equally as important as choosing a babysitter.