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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