SEATTLE – November 23, 2015 – Rover.com, the nation’s largest network of dog sitters and dog walkers, today announced that for everyone who books a stay over the holidays, Rover and its Sit a Dog, Save a Life program will donate $1 to Pet Partners—up to one million dollars.
“Rover exists so that everyone can experience the joy of having a dog in their life, and Pet Partners’ therapy animals make more than a million visits to people in need each year,” said Brent Turner, Rover’s chief operating officer. “By supporting Pet Partners this holiday season, our community of dog lovers will help therapy animals nationwide get one step closer to improving the lives of their human companions.”
Pet Partners trains and educates owners of therapy animals, connecting thousands of companion dogs and their handlers with programs in hospitals, veterans’ centers and schools nationwide. Donations to Pet Partners apply to all Rover services of two days or more that take place between Nov. 26 and Dec. 31, 2015.
“The human-animal bond is an amazing, dynamic relationship that positively influences the health and well-being of both the people and the animals,” said Annie Magnant, Pet Partners President and CEO. “We’re incredibly thankful that Rover and their community of pet lovers are supporting our mission this holiday season.”
Rover’s Sit a Dog, Save a Life program helps sitters raise money for dogs in need by donating a portion of their earnings to a nonprofit organization that helps dogs in their community. To learn more about Sit a Dog, Save a Life and Rover’s holiday donation to Pet Partners, visit the Rover blog.
About Pet Partners
Founded on the belief that companion animals have a profound impact on human health, Pet Partners advocates, educates and demonstrates the power of the human-animal bond through life-enhancing initiatives. Their therapy animal program brings healing to millions of people including veterans, seniors, patients in recovery and children facing difficult challenges. Pet Partners provides the training needed to become a skilled therapy animal handler as well as the evaluation process to demonstrate a team can be safe and effective during visits.
Founded on the belief that everyone should have the opportunity to experience the unconditional love of a dog, Rover.com connects pet parents with a nationwide network of dog lovers for hire. Pet parents can discover and book dog sitters, day care, and dog walkers in their area to help care for their pet. By removing common pet care obstacles, Rover ensures dogs nationwide are happy and well-cared for even when their human is away and empowers dog lovers to live happy and fulfilling lives. Stays are booked on Rover every minute of every day, and more than 92% of the population lives within a short drive of one of the more 40,000 sitters who’ve listed their services on Rover. 95% of reviewed stays have received a perfect five-star rating. In addition to connecting pet parents with the best neighborhood pet care, the Rover platform offers premium insurance for all services booked through Rover, 24/7 support and vet consultation, mobile apps, photo and video sharing, and sitter background checks.