Bradley C is a pet sitter in the Chicago area who’s been so successful on Rover, he’s been able to fund vacations to far-flung places with his earnings. It’s not an outcome he would have expected when he first signed up.
After seeing a Rover Facebook, he thought it might be fun to sign up and give his two dogs, Bolt and Apollo, a chance for regular playmates. Little did he know that it would turn into a full-fledged side business.
“The whole Rover experience has been great,” he says. “I’ve meet and become friends with some amazing people.”
What does he love about Rover? It’s simple.
“The great thing about Rover is that I am not doing anything different than I normally would, but I am getting paid for it. I would be taking my dogs out to the park with friends or on walks, so adding an additional dog or 2 doesn’t change anything.”
Rover has also been a natural fit for Bradley because he’s lifelong believer in the power of dogs to connect people.
“I think one of the great things about owning a dog is that it automatically connects you with so many other people. Not only do you have a dog that is always so happy to see you and can put a smile on your face as soon as you walk through the door, but it is a great way to meet and talk to people.”
A big reason he’s successful on Rover is his “great outdoor space.”
He explains, “I can just open my door and dogs can play on the patio of find a spot on the outdoor couch to take a nap in the sun.”
He also lives near a big, grassy park with a nice view of the Chicago skyline. “Makes for some great photo opportunities with the dogs,” he says.
Pet sitting has been a hugely positive force in his life, and not just because it brings him extra dog love, though that’s a major perk. The extra income has been a significant boon for Bradley—and his dogs. “I bought a lure coursing machine for my dogs and they absolutely love it,” he says.
He’s also used Rover earnings to pay for trips to Thailand, Puerto Rico, and Cuba, to name just a few.
We can’t wait to hear where he goes next.