Meeting before booking is key to finding a good match.
Meet in a safe place
Always ask to meet in a public place and consider bringing a friend with you.
Trust your gut
If you hit it off, that’s great! Suggest booking to make it official. If something feels off, you’re under no obligation to book.
It’s okay to say no
Finding the right fit can take time—and that’s okay. It’s best to be honest about your needs.
Report inappropriate behavior
It isn’t common, but if someone makes you uncomfortable don’t be afraid to report them to Rover and block their profile. Learn how
What to talk about at a Meet & Greet
Discuss the pet’s personality
It’s important to talk about their quirks, likes, and dislikes up front.
Unique quirks and habits
- What’s their favorite toy or game?
- Does the pet get worried or anxious when left alone?
- Are they protective of their toys or food?
- Is the pet an escape artist?
- Does the pet tend to steal food off tables and counters?
Behavior with new people and pets
- Does the pet like other animals? Dogs? Cats?
- Is the pet okay around kids?
- Is the pet house trained?
- Do they have occasional accidents when exited or nervous?
- Do they sometimes act differently in new spaces or with new people?
Go over care instructions
Discuss everything the pet will need during the booking and confirm that the pet’s care instructions are filled out on Rover.
- When do they usually eat?
- What’s their potty break or litter box cleaning schedule?
- Does the pet get regular walks or playtime?
- Are treats expected at certain times?
Medications and allergies
- If the pet takes medications: what kind and when is it administered?
- Does the pet have any allergies?
- Does the pet have any health issues to keep in mind?
- Is the provided vet information on Rover up to date?