There can be what seems like countless dog sitters and walkers on Rover, so standing out in search results can seem pretty intimidating. But setting yourself up for success is as easy as uploading a couple of photos!
When setting up your profile, there are three important photos you are required to upload:
We recommend a high-resolution, well-lit photo of your smiling face without sunglasses. Have a friend or family member snap a few photos of you grinning outside in the sunshine! These really stand out to owners. In fact, this is the photo owners will see when using our search tool to find sitters.
PRO TIP: If you have an smartphone, it’s as easy as having a five-minute photoshoot in the park to get you started on the site! If you have an iPhone, portrait mode is a perfect tool for your profile photo.
This is the largest photo on your profile, and it’ll be the one (along with your profile photo) that owners will see once they click into your profile. This photo will be large, so it’s important to have a photo that is high-resolution. It should also be different than your profile photo. We recommend a well-lit photo of your home (especially if you’re offering in-home services like dog boarding or doggy day care), yard, or pets. Remember, copyrighted photos will not be accepted.
Your Gallery Photo: After you’ve uploaded your cover photo, it’s time to fill out your profile with more photos! Your gallery is where you can add a bunch of images of you walking or playing with dogs, interior photos of your home, and exterior shots of your yard and house. One photo is required, but four are recommended for best results.
PRO TIP: Make sure all your photos are well-lit, large enough to look great both in the thumbnail version and the larger version (plus on our mobile app), free of red eye, and formatted correctly!
TRY TO AVOID: Photos that are blurry or pixelated, photos with clutter in the background, or photos that are “unprofessional”. Owners might correlate an unprofessional profile to unprofessional services, and we want to prevent that.