Rover - Dog Boarding & Walking

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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
May 31, 2023

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

25.6K reviews
Ylva Kothen
February 3, 2023
If the booking on the day would be possible to arrange in the order that's the most convenient to get to them, that be good, also now need to wait past midnight to see the bookings for the next day. If the home/day view of work moved swiping sideways maybe 3 days ahead. I write everything on pocket calendar too, but I'd be easier to see them here quickly, thanks!
11 people found this review helpful
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February 4, 2023
Hi Ylva, thank you for taking the time to review your experience. Your feedback is invaluable to Rover as we’re constantly looking for ways to make Rover better than ever. We hope you'll have many more pleasant Rover experiences in the future. All the best, Richard
A Google user
June 20, 2019
Too many bugs in the sign up process! everytime i attempt a new step on the sign up for the Sitter services, the app crashes. Plus, when I've attempted to upload multiple scanned official documents (not even photos!!) they reject them based on glare - there is no glare! its a scan! I'm really frustrated. its a really good idea for an app but bad execution.
45 people found this review helpful
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June 21, 2019
Hi Jen, Rover Support would be happy to assist you with the sign up process. Feel free to give the team a call at 888-453-7889 any time. Best, Blake T.
A Google user
October 18, 2019
Dog Buddy was a much more user friendly app. Since it has been absorbed by Rover you can't see if messages have been read, and trying to find the right conversation with a sitter is nearly impossible as it creates a new one every time you request a booking, and then another new one when it is confirmed and happening. Also when searching for someone to dog sit, the app also shows people who only do walks and not sitting which is very annoying as there is no was to filter them out.
63 people found this review helpful
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September 2, 2019
Hi Pippa, Thank you for your feedback on the app. By bringing Rover and DogBuddy communities together, we know there will be some features and services you missed and we want to work hard to make sure that our owners and sitters have a great experience. Should you have additional comments please email All the best, Nathalie S.

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.