Guest dog snapped at MY dog, report it?

asked 2021-12-20 11:31:42 -0500

This has happened with 2 different dogs I've cared for in my home, each one doing this twice to my dog in the same visit. BOTH guest dogs were males, my girl (13-year-old female beagle mix). BOTH of these guest dogs have a canine sibling that they didn't do this to. The first dog, it might have been because it was a little dark in the room we were in, but it happened twice with me watching. I kept him separated from my girl the rest of the stay. The 2nd guest dog has a brother that is very well behaved, but the one that bit my girl did unprovoked and in a well lit area of our home. My girl just took it and cowered. I am SO incredibly angry with these dogs that I don't want to take care of them anymore. I wanted to report this to the owner for each dog, but my husband said not to since there was no blood drawn on my dog or any injury. I think that I should tell Rover because this behavior needs to be documented for the next sitter that might take care of these dogs. What do you think, fellow Rover sitters?

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Do a lengthy detailed description in the review on each dog at the end of the stay. Rover then unwisely hides that information from everyone who needs it. But with any luck, Rover corporate will get there collective heads out of there buts, and attach reviews to the dogs bios viewable to sitters.

David B.'s profile image David B.  ( 2022-01-01 02:11:04 -0500 ) edit

I wish they would, people will call sitter after sitter after rejection. I usually don't take last min. bookings because it's usually a good indicator the owner is hiding something. If a dog is unfit for standard boarding facilities, it's definitely inappropriate in anothers home

Monica M.'s profile image Monica M.  ( 2022-01-07 14:28:25 -0500 ) edit

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answered 2021-12-20 20:35:35 -0500

My vote is to tell rover so they can document. Also, when the owner returns (hopefully you’ll be less angry by then) let them know that you’re not a match for future bookings, (pause/breathe) and proceed to let them how what happened. That will prevent them from asking you and put them on notice how their dogs may act in their absence. Rover will not contact them to discuss nor warn other sitters, so this would be the only way the owners will know.

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answered 2022-01-20 22:35:19 -0500

Speak to Rover and get a petsitting liability insurance so that you’re never blamed if something like this happens because that’s what may happen and Rover honestly treats people so well that have liability insurance that they taken more seriously because you take your business seriously. Very strange a beagle would do that

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My beagle girl didn't nip at the guest dogs. The guest dogs nipped at her, twice. My beagle girl cowered from them.

Jessica S.'s profile image Jessica S.  ( 2022-01-24 16:53:13 -0500 ) edit

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