Rover - Dog Boarding & Walking

33.6K reviews
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About this app

Rover is the #1 pet sitting and dog walking app. Get trusted pet care in your neighborhood.

The Rover app was created for dog people by The Dog PeopleTM. Through the app, get adorable photo updates, GPS tracking of your dog’s walk, an easy way to message sitters or manage your business, and a secure way to book and pay.

With over 100,000 pet sitters and dog walkers in the U.S. and Canada, Rover makes it easy to book pet care you can trust.

• 95% of reviewed services receive a perfect 5-star rating.
• Every service booked on Rover is backed by The Rover Guarantee and 24/7 support.

• Contact and message sitters and dog walkers, right from the app. Receive messages from sitters when you're on the go.
• Hassle-free and secure payments, every time.
• Get a map of your dog's walk, pee/poo and food/water alerts, and a personalized note from your sitter or dog walker.

• Send photos, videos, and messages to pet owners with just a few taps.
• Get paid on the go—it’s simple and secure with the Rover app.
• Seamlessly manage your business, even if you're at the dog park.
• Enable push notifications to respond faster than ever to booking requests.
• Create Rover Cards to seamlessly share information with your clients.

Rover has appeared in:
• The New York Times
• The Today Show
• The Wall Street Journal
• USA Today
• ABC News
• And many more!
Updated on
Jun 7, 2024

Data safety

Safety starts with understanding how developers collect and share your data. Data privacy and security practices may vary based on your use, region, and age. The developer provided this information and may update it over time.
This app may share these data types with third parties
Location, Personal info and 3 others
This app may collect these data types
Location, Personal info and 6 others
Data is encrypted in transit
You can request that data be deleted

Ratings and reviews

33.1K reviews
Angela Pacelli
May 22, 2024
I really do not like how the note function has been changed during the most recent update. I can no longer write separate paragraphs in the field intended for this. Also, the spelling and grammar check function doesn't want to actually work in this field, either. I know not all of your sitters use this function, but I most certainly do. I much rather would've had a timer added to the screen for the bookings in progress and to your progress bar than this UI change.
18 people found this review helpful
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May 23, 2024
Hi Angela, we appreciate you bringing this to our attention. We have notified our IT team of the concerns that you raised and we are looking into resolving this. Please don't hesitate to contact Rover Support at for any additional questions in the meantime. All the best, Jeffrey.
Christina Mancinelli
June 12, 2024
This has become such an awful app. It takes me multiple times to submit when I'm finished with a walk. The GPS is completely off. Each time, it provides a different distance even if I walk the same exact route. It's not user-friendly at all. And quite frankly, the company itself has just become awful.
2 people found this review helpful
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June 12, 2024
Our team received your feedback and we’re sorry about any difficulties. Feedback from users like you is an important part of maintaining a quality experience and we appreciate you taking the time to share this insight. Next time you’re looking for assistance, feel free to give our Rover Support team a call at 888-453-7889 and we’d be happy to help.
Valerie Lewis
May 26, 2024
As a sitter, it's only okay at best. 20% is a huge cut for a service most already can't charge a truly fair rate for. There's also no way to upcharge for more complicated cases. My biggest complaint has to be that Rover keeps changing my rates. I've gone in and changed each individual option, yet I'll receive a request for one that's at a rate lower than what I selected, and of course, the owner wants that rate so I honor it and change it again, hoping it will actually stay at the rates I set.
23 people found this review helpful
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May 26, 2024
Our service fees cover the Rover Guarantee, both our 24/7 Trust and Safety and Customer Service, site maintenance, and product improvements. They also help cover benefits for sitters, including the costs of processing payments and ongoing promotion of sitters on Rover. If you need further clarification, call our 24/7 Rover Support at 888-453-7889.

What's new

Rover is always working on performance improvements and bug fixes (nobody likes fleas) to keep your experience bright-eyed and bushy-tailed.