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Selecting Your Pet Sitting Services

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You've started your pet sitting profile, and now it's time to select the services you want to offer! Are you planning on boarding dogs in your home? Sitting at your client's home? What about walking? We've got the lowdown on all of the services you can offer, and why they might be the best fit for you.


Boarding is a great option for sitters who have space in their home for some extra furry friends. Before offering boarding think about how much time you can spend with your furry clients and what kind of clients you want to accept (puppies or older dogs, big dogs or small dogs). If you want to welcome dogs into your home for an overnight or an extended period of time--boarding might be the right service for you.

House Sitting

If you can't host dogs in your own home, traveling sitting might be the right answer for you. As a traveling sitter, you won't just be caring for the dogs in the home, but the home itself as well. It's a great way to explore new neighborhoods, and care for dogs that might be too anxious to be boarded.

Drop in Visits

Not interested in offering overnights? Drop in visits are a great way to help an owner have peace of mind while sticking to your own schedule. These 30 minute visits include potty breaks, play time, feeding, and whatever else the owner stipulates. It's a great way to meet the needs of multiple clients at once.

Day Care
You know how hard it is to leave your dog at home alone while you go to work all day. One way you can help out your clients is by offering daycare! Drop offs are usually between 7-9am and pick ups are usually around 4-6pm. 


Your shoes are made for dog walking, and that's just what they'll do! Become a dog walker on Rover and keep yourself (and client dogs) fit. Offering walks during the work day is a great way to help out new clients, and cement relationships with your regulars.

On Demand Dog Walking

Get matched with clients whenever you're ready with On Demand Dog Walking. Rover matches walkers and owners automatically--so you can meet new clients fast. On Demand Dog Walking is a great option for sitters who want to walk a lot, and are experienced with dogs. Note: On Demand walking is only available in certain areas and requires sitters to pass a harness test.  Check your Rover account for more information.

No matter what services you choose to offer (and remember, it's up to you!), we're so excited that you're a sitter on Rover. If you have any questions about the information in this guide, feel free to reach out to us.

1 Comment
Top dog

Don't the majority of new sitters turn on all services to start??   I did but cut them down after a period of time and taking bookings for those services found it just wasn't my cup of tea!   Now I only walk or offer drop-ins.