We’ve all been there, looking for a part-time gig – whether it was while we were in school, transitioning between jobs or needed a supplemental income to another position. Finding the perfect part-time position where you can pick and choose your hours (and clients!) can be difficult. Well, look no further because if you are an animal lover, dog boarding with Rover.com could be the part-time job of your dreams!
You may be asking yourself – what are the benefits of working for Rover.com and how do I start this fantastic part-time job? We’ve compiled some commonly asked questions to get you started.
What do I need to do to become a Rover.com sitter?
First step is to go to Rover.com and create a profile. There is an approval process so we highly recommend that you provide as much detail as possible that showcases why you will be a wonderful, trusted dog sitter. One piece of advice we heard from our customer service approvers was – “Make sure to add detail into your profile, the more the better! We want to hear about why you have a personality dogs will love, about the fantastic home environment you offer them and all the ways you’re going to make their stay with you the best ever!”
Does it cost anything for me to be a Rover.com sitter?
No – signing up is free and there is no charge after that. The only fees associated with being a sitter is that Rover.com takes a service fee at the time of a sitting transaction, which is 15%.
Do I get to pick and choose which dogs I sit for or do I have to accept all sitting requests?
You as the dog sitter are in full control of which dogs you choose to sit in your home or in their own. One of our biggest priorities is to make sure that both our sitters and dog owners feel comfortable with the whole process so you are able to accept or decline based on your own preferences and requirements.
Now that we’ve answered a few questions (more answers can be found on our FAQ page), we wanted to provide you with some first person accounts from current dog sitters on why they picked Rover.com as their part-time gig.
“Not only does Rover allow me to earn incremental income above my non-profit salary, it provides my pup the opportunity to have endless playtime with her Rover pals!” – Jennifer B.
“I love part-time sitting because I get to spend long periods of time with lovely dogs. To me, it’s not a business as much as an opportunity to pamper cute dogs who I love dearly. I take all my dogs to the pet store and let them choose what they want (it’s totally cute – they zero in on the treats they love the most) and we spend a lot of time walking by the river. I can’t have pets right now (although I will one day *cross my fingers*) but I can help take care of other people’s pets and give their pets oodles of attention and love.” – Susie L.
“Dogs are important to me, and I can’t live without them!!! It’s fun, exciting, rewarding – never knowing what new breeds of dogs, new names, owners, neighborhoods they live in, and stories the owners tell about their #1 friend. I’ll never stop being grateful for being able to spend my days with all these different varieties of unconditional love.” – Leslie S.
“I have been able to find clients with little effort due to the amazing advertising techniques of Rover.com. I am saving all of the Rover money to buy a brownstone in Brooklyn, so then I can host even more dogs!” – Diana L.
Hopefully, this answered some of your preliminary questions and gives you a good idea of some of the great reasons why you should look at Rover.com if you’re searching for a part-time job. If you have additional questions, we’d love to continue the conversation here – please leave a comment below and we’ll be in touch. Look forward to hearing from you!