BECOME A DOG WALKER WITH ROVER.COM
Date Updated: 2018-11-13
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
200,000+ dog walkers and pet sitters from coast to coast.
Every 4 seconds an owner books a Rover walk or stay.
14,000 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 few online quizzes, an in-person harness test, and a background check to receive your Rover certification.
Use the Rover app
You'll get notifications with nearby requests, home access info for each booking, and can send updates to each dog's owner (the app is required).
Enjoy quick payments
Get $12 per 30 minute walk and $18 per 60 minute walk (plus $3 if the owner has another dog). You'll get paid within 48 hours of finishing our walk!
Access 24/7 support
Rover is the nation's largest network of 5-star dog walkers, and our specialized Rover Now support team is here for you whenever you need us.
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 with cellular data, and able to pass a background check. 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?
The Rover certification is required to become a Rover Now walker. The certification makes sure you’re prepared and to give your clients peace of mind since you won’t meet most of them in person before walking their dogs. Here's how the certification process works: Enter basic information about yourself, then pass three online lessons and an in-person harness test. You will be asked to create a Rover profile if you do not have one already. Once you're Rover certified, you'll be part of the nation's most trusted network of dog walkers.
How much can I make as a Rover dog walker?
You can earn up to $1,000 per month by walking dogs on your own schedule. Each 30-minute walk will earn you $12 (plus $3 for each additional dog). If you decide to offer other pet care services, you can set your own rates and will keep 80% of your earnings (the remaining 20% helps cover things payment processing costs, 24/7 support, important site maintenance, and product improvements).
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.