You’re excited to start watching and walking dogs, and we’re excited for you to join the nation’s largest network of pet sitters and dog walkers. We thought we’d take this opportunity to to shed some light on some common questions people have when they’re revving up their business.
First things first—here’s our full list of services you can offer:
This question is a good starting point. Are you:
Even if you don’t fit into one of the above scenarios, we think you get the picture. Bottom line: Tailor your services to fit your schedule.
You can choose what size dogs you care for. Here at Rover, we divide up dog sizes into four categories:
Consider aspects like:
There are several facets to this question, so we’ll divide this up into two separate (but equally likely) situations.
At Rover, we don’t discriminate when it comes to dogs who are fixed vs. those who aren’t. However, consider the list below to see if taking unfixed dogs would be the right choice for you.
You probably see where we’re going with this. If your dog isn’t fixed, it’s best to only accept dogs who are fixed.
This would be mean having dog diapers or an enclosed area to keep the dog while she is in heat. Unspayed females experience their menstrual cycle only two times per year, but always ask the owner if their dog will be in heat during the stay or walk just in case.
Puppies tend to be high-maintenance, but those puppy-dog eyes definitely make up for it. Check out some of our recommendations below to see if you should provide puppy care.
Interested in caring for dogs with special needs, or dogs that have seen younger days? Here are a few things to keep in mind:
The more comfortable you are as a sitter or dog walker, the better your services will be. Trust your past experiences, be realistic, and know your personal limits. Whether you want to walk dogs on the weekends or are looking for a full-time gig caring for pets, trust your gut and only offer what you’re comfortable providing.
Author: Victoria Harrell
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