What Is Rover.com?

By Derek Lakin
HighYa Staff Published on: Aug 16, 2017

As the nation’s largest network of its kind, Rover.com is an award-winning technology business that promises to help match you and your four-legged friends with more than 85,000 pet sitters and dog walkers in over 10,000 cities. Specifically, the site provides easy access to services like:

  • Dog boarding, where your dog stays overnight in the sitter’s home
  • House sitting, where the sitter stays overnight at your home
  • 30-minute dog walks
  • Doggy day care, where your dog only stays at the sitter’s house during the day
  • Drop-in visits that allow sitters to check in on your pet during the day

To use the site, you’ll need to choose a service, browse different profiles, and then connect with any professionals you’re interested in. Then, you can book the appointment and pay securely.

There’s no doubt that you love your dog. But will Rover.com help you live your life easier than the competition? Are there any important considerations to keep in mind? Let’s start off with how you’ll use the site and app.

How Does Rover.com Work?

We found Rover.com extremely easy to use. We just entered a zip code, chose the service we needed, indicated the start and end dates, and selected dog size (small: 0-15 lbs, medium: 16-40 lbs, large: 41-100 lbs, giant: 100+ lbs).

From there, we were shown a list of potential matches, along with their name, general location, price, star rating, and recent reviews (if any available). To the right of these results, there was also a map indicating each person’s location.

From there, we could further filter these results by the rate per night, sitter information (e.g. whether or not they own a dog, have children, have a house, hold a dog first-aid certification, etc.), and other services like puppy care and bathing and grooming.

Rover.com Results ScreenRover.com allows users to quickly search for dog care professionals within 10,000+ cities and filter results based on important criteria. Image credit: Rover.com

Clicking on any listed profiles will display the professional’s reviews, prices for other services they offer (if available), response rate and time, preferences, availability, and the ability to contact them.

There were dozens of sitters listed when we searched and across all kinds of price ranges, so it seemed to provide a meaningful array of options.

How does the app play into all of this?

Taking a Closer Look at Rover’s App

It appears that Rover’s iOS and Android apps are largely an extension of the website’s dashboard, so you’ll be able to book and track services, list your dogs, and view your available balance. You’ll also be able to communicate with and receive updates from your sitters, including receiving service report cards, which are accompanied by maps and photos.

As a service provider, you’ll also be able to provide your customers with the duration and distance of your walks, any pee, poo, food, and water breaks, as well as any additional notes.

Rover App Screen ShotThe Rover app allows service providers to send report cards to clients, including distances and maps, notes, and pictures. Image credit: Apple Corporation

What About Safety & Insurance When Using Rover.com?

As a dog lover myself, one of my first questions when researching Rover was, “How will my buddy be protected?” Furthermore, since they’ll also likely be in my home, “How are service providers screened? Is any insurance provided?”

Rover Service Provider Screening

According to the Rover website, sitters are required to complete an in-depth profile, “including details about their pet care experience, upload photos, request testimonials, and pass safety quizzes and a background check.” Based on this alone, we’re told that less than 20 percent of people who start a profile are approved.

Furthermore, all new sitters and dog are subjected to a background check, which will be displayed as a badge on their profile. Here, you’ll also find photos of their home, pets, and past stays, as well as reviews from past clients.

Even before booking, you can schedule a meet and greet through the website, where you can have a face-to-face meeting and ask questions about important topics to you. This service is completely free and does not obligate you in any way.

Pet Insurance & Other Services Provided by Rover.com

All services booked through Rover are automatically covered by pet owners insurance, which is valid “for injuries to the pet owner's pet(s) in the sitter or dog walker's care, custody, and control.”

Coverage is also available for “injuries to the sitter or dog walker's resident pet(s) as a direct result of contact with the pet owner's pet,” as well as general liability for “bodily injury to a person other than the sitter, dog walker, pet owner.”

Despite this coverage, the Rover website emphasizes that there are several exceptions (e.g. damage to the sitter or dog walker's personal property, damage made or medical care required as a result of meet and greet, etc.).

Furthermore, this coverage is considered secondary, which means it likely won’t kick in until other insurance (such as liability available under a homeowner’s or renter’s policy) is exhausted. Or, if underlying coverage is non-existent.

In addition to insurance, Rover’s sitters and dog walkers have access to veterinarians and other pet care professional if a health or medical issue arises, along with a dedicated Trust & Safety team who’s available 24/7.

How Much Do Rover’s Services Cost?

As a client, the exact price you pay will depend on the service you need, as well as the specific prices of your chosen provider. During our research, prices ranged anywhere from under $20 to well over $80.

However, clients can book and pay directly on the site or through the app, where all credit card information is encrypted and never shared. This way, you won't have to worry about tips, writing checks, or having cash on hand.

Each sitter will classify their cancellation policy as strict, moderate, or flexible. Depending on this, your refund—if any—will be applied to your account within one to three days should you need to cancel. The company also offers a Rover Reservation Guarantee, which means if your provider cancels at the last minute, they’ll work to find you a new one.

As a service provider, the company claims you could earn $1,000 per month, with payments that are automatically applied to your account. Rover will take 25 percent of your earnings as a fee.

What Are Rover Clients Saying in Their Reviews?

We found a whole lot of online customer feedback for Rover at the time of our research. For example, on TrustPilot, the company had more than 3,300 individual reviews and an average rating of 9.6 stars (excellent).

There, most compliments appeared to revolve around ease of use, as well as the quality of the service providers and the peace of mind they provide. Complaints (what few there were) frequently referenced poor service and dog injuries.

Among more than 6,000 combined reviews across iTunes and Google Play, the Rover app had a similar average rating of about 4.5 stars, with many of the same compliments found on TrustPilot. Many older complaints (again, of the few listed) referenced functionality concerns, which admittedly could have been addressed in more recent updates.

From a company perspective, Rover had an A+ Better Business Bureau rating, based on 38 reviews (92 percent of which were negative) and 33 closed complaints as of 8/9/17. These ranged from customer service and provider issues, to injuries and refund problems.

What else do we know about the company?

Who Founded Rover?

Based out of Seattle, WA, Rover was founded in 2011 by CEO Aaron Easterly, board member Greg Gottesman, and Director of Software Development Philip Kimmey.

Previously, Aaron graduated from Harvard and worked as a General Manager for Microsoft, and Philip was a Technology and Public Policy intern at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, DC.

Currently, Greg also works as Managing Director for Pioneer Square Labs and as a Venture Partner with Madrona Venture Group.

Most recently, the company reported a $65 million round of funding led by Spark Capital.

Our Interview With Rover

We had the opportunity to email several questions over to Rover’s Community Manager. Here’s what we learned from their response:

What kinds of background checks are run on new sitters and walkers?

Furthermore, what kinds of information might disqualify an applicant? After initial hiring, are service providers’ backgrounds re-screened at any point?

Although few specifics were provided, they told us that all “background checks are completed via Checkr and include the national criminal database, sex offender registries, and global watch lists."

Compared to the competition, what are the top three factors that differentiate Rover?

In a nutshell, they told us Rover’s main difference is that it “connects pet parents with dog people in their neighborhood.”

Anyone looking for a pet care provider can easily find, message, and book through the company’s straightforward website and app, and the sheer number of sitters available means it’s “easy to book pet care you can trust, no matter where you go.”

They also emphasized that every service provided by Rover is backed by premium insurance, 24/7 support, and the company’s reservation guarantee.

What’s the biggest challenge that Rover currently faces?

The manager let us know that the company’s biggest hurdle—and their biggest opportunity—is to increase awareness that solutions like Rover exist.

“Generally, dog owners only use a commercial solution 10 percent of the time when they travel,” they noted. “The majority relies on friends, family, and neighbors. However, that is changing, since our data shows 65 percent of users are people who, prior to Rover, would not have used a commercial service to watch their pet.”

What updates/additions does Rover have in store for the future?

While they didn’t note anything specific, the manager emphasized that Rover has “a number of things in development, and we plan to grow our suite of offerings that make it easier than ever to be a pet parent.”

Rover vs. Other Dog Sitting & Walking Services

While Rover claims—and certainly seems to be, based on our research—the “largest network of 5-star pet sitters and dog walkers,” there were several national search engines competing for the same customers. These included:

WagWalking – Perhaps the service most similar to Rover, they also offer site access, iOS and Android apps, and the ability to search for walkers and sitters and filter results. Users can schedule meet and greets if they need recurring walks, track walks via GPS, receive reports (including pictures) after each one, and book overnight stays.

WagWalking is insured and bonded, although it doesn’t appear they perform background checks on their providers like Rover. However, they do claim to “thoroughly vet and test all our walkers on dog-handling experience.”

Based on a cursory review, though, they don’t appear to be as extensive as Rover.

Care.com – Another extensive site that allows users to search by location, browse profiles, view rates, learn about a provider's years of experience, as well as their qualifications. Most ranged between $10 and $15 per hour at the time of our research.

DogWalker.com – While searchable, this site only relates to dog walkers (no sitters, day checks, etc.). Furthermore, they seemed to be more of an advertising service, since providers were required to pay to list their services.

How to choose the right option for you? Writing for CesearsWay.com, Josh Weiss-Roessler indicates that, when searching for a dog walker, sitter, or other professional, you’ll want to:

  • Ask for recommendations and read online reviews
  • Meet with potential candidates, including with your dog
  • Ask logistical questions, such as where your dog will be walked, how long they’ll be, if they can accommodate special needs or requests, and so forth
  • The provider’s training and background experience
  • Finally, go for a test walk

Our Final Thoughts About Rover

Given these criteria, it seems like several of the competitors we mentioned in the previous section could fit the bill, although services that allow you to read reviews and detailed profiles, such as Rover, WagWalking, and Care.com, might make the process easier.

And the fact that many professionals are screened and/or tested prior to being employed can be a bonus.

But if you’re looking for the widest number of professionals across most aspects of dog care while you’re away, it might be difficult to beat Rover. We found their site easy to use and their service completely free, so you won’t have much more to lose than a few minutes of your time by giving them a try.

In addition, based on our experience, their willingness to answer questions and openness indicates they place a solid emphasis on creating informed customers.

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16 Consumer Reviews for Rover.com

Average Consumer Rating: 1.2
Rating Snapshot:
5 star: 0 4 star: 1 3 star: 0 2 star: 0 1 star:  15
Bottom Line: 6% would recommend it to a friend
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  • Lack of experience

    • Broomfield, CO,
    • May 18, 2018
    • Verified Reviewer

    This is a warning about one of Rover.com "sitters" if you live in the Broomfield, Colorado area.

    We made a huge mistake of trusting a sitter "Barbara" she claimed to have experience with older dogs, the night before our trip she started verbally expressing Rover was her second job priority and disregarded our detailed instructions and continued to ignore his care and contact with us was limited.

    We had to put him in daycare last minute to assure his care while she worked at her top priority job.

    We lost our dog upon arrival home, she wasn't feeding him any of the food we left, he ended up in Emergency care costing us $3000 (no regret on that for his excellent care). Northside Clinic.

    Our Vet at the Animal Doctor wasn't much help as she did not know the scope of his neglect even as we called and sent concerns and was ready to come home early. Since his death, we have had several people share their similar losses from her and also Vet involved.

    Please do not hire this women and Rover should have fired her with all they were told! We have documents to prove our claims.

    Somehow she escaped her irresponsible care with Rover and our vet at the Animal Doctor. Please don't make our mistake we continue to get heartbreaking reports on both directions.

    The first review upon our arrival at home did not specify enough on her involved lack of care as we were stunned and heartbroken of our loss. Sadly we continue to hear reports to back this up and never an apology from her as she was in denial of any wrongdoing. Again her lack of excepting responsibility.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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  • 1 out 1 people found this review helpful

    Worst experience of my life!

    • Deerfield Beach, FL,
    • May 10, 2018
    • Verified Reviewer

    My usual sitter was away, so I hired someone off of Rover who not only took doors off their hinges but obviously had a large party at my home not to mention stealing jewelry.

    I took pictures of all and Rover gave ME a hard time.

    I also filed a police report for stolen items. Never again will I use them as they do not vet people or offer help with any monetary value at all!

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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  • 2 out 2 people found this review helpful

    Won't help you if there's an issue

    • New York, NY,
    • May 4, 2018
    • Verified Reviewer

    The whole reason to go through a website like Rover is so there is a layer of protection between you and the sitter. You think that in the event of a problem, Rover will step in and rectify the situation.

    I'm here to let you know, they will not. They could care less who is listed as a sitter on their site. We booked a sitter through Rover.com to do once a day, 30 minutes, to change food and litter. We came home one night at 1:30 in the morning to find her past out on our bed and empty alcohol bottles of ours littered throughout the apartment.

    According to Rover, they can only offer a third party mediator in case of a sitter issue. They don't care what happened and said they think they can "coach" the sitter so it won't happen again. I don't even think they read my emails because I would immediately remove someone like that from my business.

    Needless to say, I highly do not recommend Rover. They offer you no help should an issue arise.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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  • 4 out 4 people found this review helpful

    Total waste of time

    • Glendale, AZ,
    • Apr 29, 2018
    • Verified Reviewer

    The listings on Rover are stale, and almost every sitter I contacted either never replied or curtly responded that they are "no longer available." Only a puny handful had any references. When I did finally find someone to interview as an in-house dogsitter, he blew off the meet-and-greet (AFTER the site had already billed my card). I had to threaten reporting the organization for fraud before I eventually got a refund. (If you've ever tried to reach a live person at Uber or Airbnb, you get the idea.) Fly-by-night website trying to replicate the "disruption" model but totally inept at it. Avoid at all costs.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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  • 5 out 7 people found this review helpful

    Former Rover.com sitter

    I was a Rover.com dog sitter in my home. I use the word WAS! I have 40 years of dog experience. Grooming (licensed), Training (certified), and Boarding (NAPPS Member). I have experience with showing dogs, 4-H Advisor for 11 years, and Advisor to local K-9 Police Units.

    My account was deactivated because a client I had a meet and greet with asked a question about payment. She really hated the Rover.com app and was hoping we could continue her future boarding and groomings not on their website. My grooming and training and boarding business is my private business, and I used Rover.com as an addition to what I was already doing. It was clearly a mistake on this new client's part and understandably Rover.com’s terms of agreement. I get it. What I do not get is why I was removed without a warning, again, a client's mistake, not mine, and yet there are Rover.com sitters out there that have injured, lost dogs or even worse killed dogs while in their care and are still on Rover.com watching dogs!

    For ANYONE thinking of using this site for your pets, STOP! I’m fortunate to be educated in my field. Most of the sitters are not. They are weekend warriors who want to make extra money. Rover.com DOES NOT interview, visit sitter’s homes, or ask for legitimate references! In order to get onto their site, you pay a fee for a background check, if they even do it, and take a multiple choice questionnaire while watching their video that has the answers as you look at the questions! It’s a joke and is in NO WAY a proper way to interview sitters for their site! Anyone can post fake yard, home, etc. pictures. There’s a Rover.com sitter in a nearby city to me who never allows the clients in her home during the initial meet and greet OR when the clients pick up or drop off their dog! And yet, she’s still on Rover.com with 135 5-star reviews! Lies.

    I hope this helps anyone who has even a tiny inkling to use Rover.com! PLEASE DO NOT!

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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  • 4 out 6 people found this review helpful

    Flaky sitter cancelled weeks after I paid yet I cannot review them

    • Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada,
    • Apr 7, 2018
    • Verified Reviewer

    I booked a dog sitter named Katherine S. in Burnaby, British Columbia, and paid for her to dogsit overnight so that I could volunteer at a Girl Guide sleepover. Weeks later she sent me a message saying she could not watch my dog at the times I requested because she forgot she had signed up for the Sun Run, so I would have to pick her up before 8 am. I had already specified before I paid her weeks earlier that I would require dogsitting until 11 am.

    I contacted Rover support, and they just said that they can see that she already canceled it so I should search for another sitter on their site. I tried this, and the same sitter still shows as available on the days she canceled on me. And the site does not allow me to review her because she canceled the booking. She has four positive reviews, but I wonder how many other people she has flaked on because she forgot about her personal plans?

    Oh and I still have not received a refund either, I guess I'll have to take that up with Mastercard. Save yourself the headache and look for a dog sitter somewhere else.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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  • 3 out 3 people found this review helpful

    Rover is a great service, but you need to be cautious

    • Seattle, WA,
    • Mar 23, 2018
    • Verified Reviewer

    Rover has been a godsend for me. I live alone, and like many older professionals, my friends work long hours and don’t have time to dogsit. My dog is an older dog, and I prefer that she have a safe, friendly place to stay when I’m gone rather than stay at my place alone with only a sitter dropping in a couple of times a day. I used to board her at professional doggie daycares (who kennel evening and night), but the costs for those places in Seattle has skyrocketed.

    So I turned to Rover, and while it’s not perfect, I’ve been very pleased. I do think since Seattle is such a dog-friendly town, it is easier to find boarders here and therefore, easier to be picky about them.

    My advice: Never wait until the last minute to book and ALWAYS do a meet and greet in the owner’s home before agreeing to the deal.

    Stay away from any boarders who aren’t willing to do a meet and greet and let you see their home. Also, stay away from boarders who don’t respond reasonably promptly to your texts (but don’t spam them either.) The worst experience I had with Rover was last Thanksgiving weekend when I suddenly had to travel for a family emergency. All the good boarders have been long booked, and I ended up with the dregs I guess. No one scary, just a lot of flakes. People who texted interest, and one who even arranged a meet and greet and then flaked. I wound up boarding my dog with a friend of a friend instead.

    Be clear you know the maximum number of dogs the owner will board at a time, and whether or not other dogs may come and go. I prefer boarders who only allow one dog at a time (most boarders have their own dog), and I check their reviews for evidence that this is indeed the case. However, occasionally that’s not an option, and I will go with a boarder who takes more dogs if during the meet and greet I can tell that she/he is really skilled with and dedicated to dogs. Some Vet techs work for Rover on the side.

    My biggest concern about Rover is that they do not require proof of vaccinations like most of the better doggie daycare and kennels in Seattle do. So far I have trusted my boarders, and my dog hasn’t gotten sick, but that issue is a reason I shy away from boarders who take in more than one dog at a time.

    Be explicit about your dog’s needs, and what you do not want them doing. E.g., my old dog has arthritis and weak hind legs but forgets her age, so she needs to be closely monitored around young active dogs because she’ll want to jump into the fray. She also has had lar par surgery so she can’t swim, eat grass, or have a collar around her neck. I was Vet specific about her needs in her profile. I’m sure that kept a number of boarders away, but that’s great because I don’t want boarders who would be uncomfortable about meeting my dog’s needs.

    And, of course, make sure you provide clear info about what to do in case of an emergency.

    Over the last two years, I’ve built up a pool of three boarders I have been happy very happy with and trust to do a good job. Between the three of them, I usually can very easily arrange (just in a single text exchange!) to board my dog when I need to.

    So I encourage people to check out Rover, but be smart about it. There is always some level of risk when using services like these. You’ve got to decide what level of you are comfortable with.

    Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

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  • 5 out 6 people found this review helpful

    Contact with Rover does not exist

    • North Carolina,
    • Mar 21, 2018
    • Verified Reviewer

    I booked my dog with a wonderful pet sitter we have used many times through Rover. However, on this last booking, it says for the pet sitter to show up one time on each of the days we requested. However, I request and PAID for two times a day. I cannot get in touch with Rover. The phone number goes to music and no messages! Very frustrating. This will be our last time using Rover.com.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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  • 6 out 11 people found this review helpful

    Bank shut off my card

    • Otis Orchards, WA,
    • Feb 8, 2018
    • Verified Reviewer

    I am a professional pet sitter and house sitter. I officially joined Rover (or try to officially join) because I thought I will get more clients as I don't have as many where I'm at now compared to say California or other places where I've lived and worked.

    Their background check is a runaround. You don't really see it up front when you pay the $25. Rover doesn't tell you that your application will be incomplete without a copy of your driver license. The uploading process is another problem. You might try it on different devices but the photo that you upload was never officially processed, and you just don't know.

    When you go to call and check, they have another maze of a phone system, and you can't reach anybody. What they say is there will be another 5-day delay to process your application. The representatives at my financial institution shut off my card because I couldn't verify if Rover still had my credit card information saved, and they believed it to be scammy.

    As a sitter, be aware the once you upload photos of yourself and certain information, you cannot delete them. You also can't cancel your account, and you have to send an email asking to deactivate it. They have an 888 number on Rover, but it's the same maze.

    Rover.com makes it appear there's a lot of clients in a city, absolutely. But the whole background check thing is a real problem, and personally, I would not proceed with this sort of situation again. Best thing is for a sitter is to market your own self although it may be more time consuming, and get out by word of mouth to your friends and so on down the line. Rover might be cute for the first glance, but the truth is it is a big let-down.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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  • 7 out 9 people found this review helpful

    My dog was poisoned at Rover.com sitter's house

    • San Diego, CA,
    • Jan 30, 2018
    • Verified Reviewer

    "A Place for Rover, Inc." (a.k.a. Rover.com) makes it appear to consumers looking for pet-sitters that all of their "5-star pet sitters" are carefully chosen with "pet safety their number one concern." That is simply false (curiously, not one of their sitters appears to have below 5 stars, including the sitter I recently gave 1 star).

    If one digs deeply enough, one finds that the company does not seem to check anything their sitters post on the Rover.com website nor carefully check a sitter's background to see whether the sitter can provide reasonable or safe services, and the company disclaims all liability for any fraud perpetrated via their website. Analysis of the company website, its ad's for pet-sitters to join them, and communications I have had with the company reveal numerous contradictions about whether sitters are vetted at all, but the bottom line seems to be this: the appearance crafted for the general public is of a company that carefully ensures the highest pet-sitter qualifications with pet-safety and quality of care given priority in "hiring" pet-sitters (except that sitters are "independent contractors," wink-wink) while the company makes no effort to ensure anything of the sort.

    I will lodge a complaint with the relevant regulatory bodies for what appears to be internet fraud by the company. I'm not sure about the legal status of individuals who engage in fraud via the company website, but that merits a complaint as well.

    One of my dogs has been slowly dying for two months after a stay with a Rover.com sitter whose abilities do not match her advertising (some people would call that "lying," but it might be a case of "puffery," arrogance, lack of self-awareness, ignorance, lack of common sense, and greed). This is the review I posted on the Rover.com website after my two dogs stayed at the house of a Rover.com sitter, Sheila C., here in San Diego while we were out of town for Thanksgiving:

    "Scott L. January 16, 2018 Verified Stay Zero stars. One of our dogs might not survive after being poisoned by extremely toxic plants in Sheila C’s yard. Contrary to her false profile, Sheila isn’t really “intuitive with any potential medical symptoms that might arise and comfortable providing any medical treatments that might be necessary.” She explicitly claims knowing pet “first aid” but if she knew about basic canine medical problems, bothered to examine her yard for dangers or to see what my dog had eaten once he became sick (rather than passively stumbling upon the cause on the fourth day of illness), or called the Rover.com support line for veterinary advice (per Rover.com protocol) when my dog was on his second day of ghastly bright yellow diarrhea, my dog might not be slowly dying from damage to his GI tract going on two months now. Nor was it true that Sheila’s yard is fully enclosed: our two dogs walked out of her yard on the first day, one dog crossed a dangerous street to return home but, fortunately, was found uninjured by another dog-sitter whom Sheila had no previous acquaintance with but had sub-contracted for the first few days while Sheila was out of town; the sub-contracted sitter had to find boards to block the gap in the yard’s enclosure. Most recently, in a hurtful and presumptuous response yesterday to my request for her gardener’s contact info to see what other toxins my dog might have ingested, she refused to provide the information and asserted, with zero basis and falsely, that I am “trying to cast blame for a medical condition that was already present prior to Mufasa's stay with us.”

    Sheila is irresponsible, negligent, and untruthful, and our previously perfectly healthy two-and-a-half-year-old dog, Mufasa, is now suffering the consequences as we pay mounting vet bills in a desperate attempt to save him. And yes, Sheila, NOW I am casting blame."

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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  • 7 out 10 people found this review helpful

    Beware! Avoid! Do not use Rover.

    Due to an accident which left me immobilized, I had to urgently find a dog walker in Manhattan last Tuesday. Juliana W. agreed and showed up just before midnight.

    I had booked two walks, morning and afternoon/evening, for one week.

    Out of the three mornings since then, she managed to oversleep two times, resulting in "morning" walks at 2:51 pm(!), 12:41 pm, and 11:46 am (the last one only after I had told her that morning meant before 12 pm).

    The evening walks took place at 11:50 pm (yes, midnight), 11:22 pm, and 11:04 pm. I have never heard of a dog walker showing up close to midnight.

    Everybody knows what those long times mean to a dog. Having to hold it that long must hurt them.

    Juliana W. keeps postponing her appointments constantly, changing them for example from 7 pm to 8 pm then to 10 pm and finally to 11 pm, always showing up more than 4 hours later than promised, making it difficult for me to time the meals/drinks. Juliana W. is the most irresponsible and unreliable dog walker I have ever come across.

    After I got mad about her constant lies and the unbelievable hours, she quit on me last night and canceled the whole weekend, plus Monday, and left me in the lurch (I cannot walk as of now).

    I contacted Rover, but they do not see themselves responsible to provide me with a replacement.

    Avoid Rover. They do NOT care about your dog!

    Avoid Juliana W. in Gramercy. She does NOT care about your dog!

    Unfortunately, I have to give one star here. If I could, I would give minus five.

    If you love your dog, STAY AWAY from Rover and Juliana W!

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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