Sometimes a new owner might not just be new to you–they might be new to Rover entirely. We’ve gathered a few tips to help you help pet owners feel at ease from the get go–and will help you land more bookings!
At the Meet & Greet, don’t just ask about schedules, really try to get to know your canine guest. Ask a lot of questions about the dog’s history, habits, likes and dislikes. The more interest you show in getting to know their dog. Pro tip–it’s a good idea to bring a notepad and a pen to jot down quick notes.
Pet owners will have read your testimonials, but you can help them feel more comfortable with you by providing them with with personal references that they can contact. Ask previous bookings (or other people who can attest to your pet care abilities) how they would feel about providing their phone number and being a reference for you. This can help people who are new to Rover feel more comfortable, and is a nice gesture on your part.
After the Meet & Greet, it’s a great idea to send a follow up message to let them know you enjoyed meeting them and their dog. Make sure to include details like the dog’s name, showing that you paid a lot of attention and that you’re already treating them like part of the family. Here’s an example follow up note for inspiration:
It was lovely to meet you and Rocky today. I’m very excited for him to come back and stay with me. We’ll be sure to go to the park and play with his favourite ball while you’re away so he stays in his routine. Please let me know if you have any other questions and I’ll see you soon.
By putting in a little extra effort, you can make a huge impression on pet owner, and put their minds at ease when they’re thinking about finalising a booking. These quick tips will help pet owners feel more comfortable, and you’ll gain a stellar reputation along the way.