Rover - Dog Boarding & Walking

30.2K 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
Dec 4, 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

29.8K reviews
maureen goff
November 21, 2023
I've been using this app for several years and it just continues to be disappointing. The messaging doesn't always work, you have to go to the online browser version sometimes because the mobile app messages just don't show up. Do NOT share any screenshots or photos of personal information in the message app. It will show up on the pet profile and that is the only place that it can be removed. You cannot remove it through your profile, your messages, your gallery, etc. Calendar is very clunky.
13 people found this review helpful
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November 21, 2023
We're sorry to hear about your experience with the app. Our team is constantly working on improving the messaging functionality to ensure a smooth user experience. Regarding the issue with sharing personal information, we recommend contacting support for assistance. We appreciate your feedback and will take it into consideration for future updates.
Lisa DeLosso
November 11, 2023
I enjoy the concept of Rover, but the app is very clunky. I constantly receive unnecessary email reminders and there's no way to unsubscribe. For example- I was sick and unavailable to watch a dog, so I made a recommendation to book with a friend of mine who is also on the app. Rover then sent me an email essentially scolding me for not keeping my calendar up to date (who schedules getting sick?). The app would be much more improved if you could unsubscribe, but you can't.
20 people found this review helpful
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November 12, 2023
Hi Lisa, thank you for your feedback. I'm sorry to hear this has been your experience. Please contact our 24/7 Rover Support at 888-453-7889 and a member of our team would be more than happy to assist you with opting out of our marketing emails.
Anna Layton
October 7, 2023
It would be a better app if we could schedule what days and times of the day we are available for each service. Instead of having to put available for every day. I may not be available for a certain service every day that I had to put that I am for the calendar. As well as when a client searches for a sitter, there needs to be an option to choose distance from the client to sitter. Instead of having people far away show up higher in the searches than people closer to the client.
48 people found this review helpful
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September 17, 2023
Hi Anna, we’re sorry for the difficulties you're experiencing. Rover wants to improve the user experience and this feedback will be provided to our product team. If you ever need assistance, feel free to give our 24/7 Rover Support team a call at 888-453-7889 and we’d be happy to help.

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.