BECOME A DOG WALKER WITH ROVER.COM
Date Updated: 2017-11-30
Looking for a job as a dog walker? Why not start your own business instead and work on contract? Make up to $1,000 (or more) per month walking dogs in Seattle, WA with Rover.com, the nation's largest network of dog walkers and pet sitters.
Have an hour to spare? Open the Rover app and start a walk within minutes or book a walk for later on. Whether you want to walk dogs all day long or part time, Rover gives you the flexibility you need.
Book walks that suit your schedule:
- Now - Arrive within 30 minutes of accepting the walk
- Later - Accept a one-time or recurring walk for a specific time
Rover by the numbers
140,000+ dog walkers and pet sitters from coast to coast.
Every 4 seconds an owner books a Rover walk or stay.
11,000 North American cities are home to dog owners who use Rover.
Looking for dog walker jobs in Seattle?
Why not start your own business instead? When you list your services on Rover, you get access to thousands of dog owners near you who are looking for the perfect dog walker.
Get Rover certified
Learn everything you need to succeed. Pass a background check, get your profile approved, and earn your Rover certification.
Use the Rover app
You'll get notifications with nearby requests, access info about your dog clients, and send updates, the app is required. (The app is required.)
Enjoy quick payments
Get $12 per walk (plus $3 if the owner has another dog). You'll get paid within 48 hours of finishing your walk.
Access 24/7 support
Rover is the nation's largest community of 5-star dog walkers, and we're here for you every step of the way.
Frequently asked questions
Am I eligible to become a Rover walker?
You need to be at least 18 years old, have the latest Rover app for iOS or Android, able to pass a background check, and be available on weekdays. Beyond that, dog walkers come from a variety of backgrounds. If you work from home or you're a student, recent grad, nanny, babysitter, seasonal worker, entry-level job seeker, retiree, or contract worker, Rover could be a great fit for you. If you're a vet tech, vet assistant, kennel assistant, or in any pet care or animal care field, you could make money with Rover while building your professional skills. But of course, nothing is more important than a genuine love of dogs.
What's the process to become a Rover walker?
Since you won't meet most dog owners before you walk their dogs, your certification will help you earn their trust. Here's how it works: You'll get started by creating your Rover profile, then our in-house team will manually review and approve it. After that, you'll earn your walking certification, which includes online lessons and orientation, plus an in-person harness test. Once you're certified, you'll be part of the nation's most trusted community of dog walkers.
Can I offer other services besides dog walking?
Absolutely! You can also offer dog boarding (watching dogs overnight in your home), house sitting (taking care of your client's dog and their home overnight), day care, and drop-in visits—it's up to you.
How much can I make as a Rover dog walker?
Since you set your schedule, you can make as much or as little as you like. You'll earn $12 for each 30-minute walk (plus $3 for each additional dog). If you offer other Rover services, you'll set your own rates and keep 80% of your earnings (the other 20% helps us cover benefits like the costs of processing payments and ongoing promotion of Rover dog walkers and sitters—as well 24/7 support, important site maintenance, and product improvements).