Pet Sitting Life
Animals,  Dogs,  Guest Post,  Money Matters

3 Ways to Consider Living the Pet Sitting Life

Pet Sitting Life

Need to make a little extra cash? Look no further than the pet-sitting network Complete with side gig opportunities, awesome cats and dogs to hang out with, and a simple site to navigate, Rover creates the ideal opportunity for additional income. Check out more reasons why below, and sign up here once you’ve decided to take the plunge.

You can keep a flexible schedule.

As a Rover sitter, you get to decide what jobs you take and when. When you create your profile, you can specify what types of pets you’re comfortable with — from breed type to size — and block out sections of your calendar when you’re unable to take jobs. You get to determine whether you house Rover pets in your own home, provide dog walking services, house sit, or offer doggy daycare.

You get the opportunity to quickly grow your network.

Once you get acquire your first, second, and third Rover gig, your past clients can write testimonials that are displayed on your profile — an incredibly helpful way to let future clients know how great you are at caring for their four-legged friends. This will also give you great exposure to different pet needs and personalities, and lend you greater confidence to take on jobs caring for animal breeds you may not have been comfortable with before.

You get to name your price — and work as much as you want.

Rover allows you to set your own daily rate, meaning you can determine your own pay based on your experience and what you have to offer your clients. There are a few ways to up the value of your profile on Rover — namely testimonials (mentioned above), a detailed bio expressing why you love being a pet sitter and the extent of your experience, and a high-resolution, bright photo of you (ideally hamming it up with some four-legged friends). The flexibility and stream of sitting opportunities means that you can also work as much as you’d like.


Written by Casey Dickson, community member. Rover is the nation’s largest network of 5-star pet sitters and dog walkers.

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