Our family took a much-needed vacation this Christmas break, so we had to arrange care for our dog, Isis. The kennel that we usually take her to was booked solid for the holiday, so we turned to the Rover.com app for a backup care option.
Rover.com is a sharing-economy service that connects pet parents with a nationwide network of dog lovers who provide dog sitting, day care and walking service. There are several sitters available in our neighborhood. After meeting with two potential sitters, we chose Hunter K. to take care of our pet. Hunter had experience working in an animal hospital. We signed Isis up for drop-in service, where the sitter would come to our home to feed, water and walk her everyday. Rover also offers dog boarding and daily dog walking options.
When Hunter came by our home to meet Isis, I knew that everything would be fine. She had a great manner with our dog and Isis took to her immediately.
While we were gone, Hunter checked in with us every day via the Rover app and we saw the pictures of her walking our dog around the neighborhood. This was a great comfort to us as we were thousands of miles away on a cruise.
The Rover.com app itself is very handy. In addition to the pictures, it allows the caretaker to post daily notes of their daily experience. Here is one note, for example:
Dec 24, 2018, 10:44 AM
We went for another walk today. She’s so cute. She received her 2 cups of food and fresh water. I came early today because it was colder than usual today. Merry Christmas. It was a pleasure to look after Isis. She’s a very smart and very sweet girl.
The app also maps out their daily walks, so we knew that Isis was getting enough exercise.
Unlike Uber, Rover allows the service provider to set their own rates. Hunter’s rates are VERY affordable for the quality of service she provides.
We had a great experience with Hunter taking care of Isis over the holiday break. Everything was in place when we returned. We would not hesitate to book with Hunter and the Rover.com service again in the future.
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