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Does anyone else have trouble picking their dog size preference?

asked 2018-05-11 15:35:52 -0600

I've been trying to figure out what I'm comfortable watching, and how big of a dog would be okay. I have a fenced in yard, but my house isn't very conducive to a large dog playing with my medium sized dog.

Have any of you had an issue with the presets for the dog preferences? I feel like 41-100lbs is a really big range. I would be totally fine accepting up to about 60lbs, but that's about it. Another question I have is if I mark that category as I am okay with, but decline someone who has a 95lbs dog, will that affect my score? I just want to make sure I'm comfortable, but want to give a chance to the people who have a dog 41-60lbs. Once I changed my preference to under 41lbs, I haven't gotten any requests :(

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answered 2018-05-11 16:41:17 -0600

I agree, the 41-100 lbs range is ridiculous and should not be specified like this. I screen carefully and if I get a request for a dog that doesn't seem like a good match, I do let the owners know I am not a good fit for their needs.

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Okay, good to know I'm not alone! Thank you!

Amanda F.'s profile image Amanda F.  ( 2018-05-11 17:14:00 -0600 ) edit
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answered 2018-05-14 00:14:16 -0600

I completely agree. I feel like rover should allow you to specify the weight limit instead of having a range. Me personally I am really comfortable with a 25lb dog but instead of me being able to specify that I have to choose the 16-40lb option. Yes, it does affect your score if you decline a stay request and it’s not fair because you can’t really choose the correct option. Rover is old enough to know that us sitters need a lot more options than provided and this score system needs some tweaking too!

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I totally agree! I hope they're able to change this setting soon.

Amanda F.'s profile image Amanda F.  ( 2018-05-15 14:30:39 -0600 ) edit

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