Pet Sitter

San Diego, CA

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What is Rover?

Rover is an online platform that connects dog owners with dog sitters. It's simple to use: search for a sitter in your area, book, and pay through Rover. You can also read reviews from past clients to get a sense of a sitter's experience, communicate with your sitter through the Rover app, and get premium insurance for your dog, all for free.

Rover is the nation's largest network of dog sitters, and it's available in over 10,000 cities. Rover offers a convenient and trustworthy solution for dog owners who need a helping hand. With Rover, you can book a sitter in your neighborhood who will come to your home to care for your dog while you're away.

When you book a sitter on the app, you can rest assured that your dog will be in good hands. All sitters on Rover must pass a background check, and every booking includes insurance for your dog.

Job description

  • Set your own schedule and prices.
  • Offer any combination of pet care services.
  • Set size, age, and other pet preferences that work for you.

Dog Boarding.

Care for a dog (or cat!) overnight in your home. Sitters who offer dog boarding often earn more than sitters who don't.

Dog Walking

Safe, secured, and convenient online payments.
Pick up dog walks that fit your schedule.

Doggy Day Care

Ideal for work-from-home dog lovers.

House Sitting, Drop-Ins

Stay with or check up on pets in their natural habitat.

As a pet sitter at Rover, you will have the opportunity to work with a wide variety of animals and their owners. You will need to be able to communicate effectively with both pets and their owners in order to provide the best possible care for the animals. In addition, you will need to be able to follow instructions carefully and be able to work independently.

The most important thing that you will need to do as a pet sitter is to make sure that the animals are comfortable and safe at all times. You will need to feed them, walk them, and play with them according to their owners' instructions. You will also need to keep an eye on their health and report any changes to their owners.

Another important responsibility is to keep the animals' living areas clean and tidy. This includes cleaning up any messes that the animals make and making sure that their bedding is clean and comfortable.

Sitters are responsible for providing care for animals while their owners are away. This can include feeding, walking, cleaning up after, and providing general companionship. You may also be asked to administer medication or take the animal to appointments, if necessary.

If you're looking for a flexible, fun, and potentially lucrative way to make some extra money, pet sitting is a great option to consider.

The following tips will help you become a professional pet sitter:

Be responsible and reliable

This is the most important quality. Pets and their owners are counting on you to show up on time and take care of them as instructed.

Have a genuine love for animals

Caring for pets is hard work and can be emotionally draining at times. If you don't really love animals, it will be difficult to care for them properly.

Follow instructions well

When you're given instructions on how to care for a pet, it's important that you follow them closely. Pets can be sensitive to changes in their routine, so it's important that you stick to the plan.

Be detail oriented

Paying attention to small details is important when caring for pets. You need to be able to notice when something is wrong and take action quickly.

Be calm in stressful situations

There will be times when things don't go as planned or when an animal is acting out of character. It's important that you remain calm in these situations so that you can think clearly and take appropriate action.

Have good organizational skills

Being able to keep track of supplies, appointments, and instructions is crucial for pet sitters. Good organization will help you provide better care for pets.


  • Create a profile showing who you are and your experience caring for pets.
  • Choose the types of pets you want to care for and the dates that work best for you.
  • Once your profile is approved, you're open for business!