Users' questions

How much does the average person make on Rover?

How much does the average person make on Rover?

The average part-time salary reported from three different sources as a Rover dog sitter is about $1,000. To make $1,000 a month ($800 after the 20% fee), you would need to sit for 40 dogs each month. That’s one dog, and sometimes two, every single night without break if you’re only considered to be working part-time.

Do I have to pay taxes on Rover?

The fact that your payments on Rover do not reach $600 in a tax year does not relieve you of your obligation to report and pay taxes for income received through the Rover platform. If you have questions about receiving or submitting a Form W-9, please contact Rover Customer Support.

Is Rover a safe site?

The site is safe. The people on there are all individuals. Rover does not screen heavily (the way DogVacay used to do). Look at reviews, read entire profiles, and meet each person, go to their homes, and interview as you would for childcare or senior care.

Do I get a W2 from Rover?

As a Rover sitter you are an independent contract (IC) and not an employee. Rover does not supply you with a W2.

Is doing Rover worth it?

Taking into consideration that Rover allows you to work as an independent contractor, it’s totally worth it. The freedom of working by your own schedule and flexibility to set your own pricing lets you earn whatever amount works best for you.

What can you watch on the Rover app?

On the Rover app, you mainly sit or walk cats and dogs, but there is an option to watch other animals such as reptiles, hamsters, ferrets, and other creatures. The best part of the Rover app is that it’s completely safe and the company always makes sure that everyone is satisfactory of the service that they receive.

Is there a dog walking app called Wag and Rover?

Wag and Rover, nicknamed the “Uber for dogs” and “dog bnb,” offer on-demand dog walking and dog sitting services through your phone.

Is there a criminal record for a rover sitter?

One user said she discovered her Rover sitter had a criminal record and users of both apps told us they were also asked to sign non-disclosure agreements following incidents. In December, a Wag walker was caught on surveillance video kicking and intimidating a dog.

How much does it cost to get a dog on the Rover?

When you sign up for the Rover app, you will get asked and are require to complete the basic background check. It costs $10, but you’ll quickly earn that money back once your page is up and running on the app. The app really makes sure that the pet owners and the sitters are safe at all times during the process.

What can I do with the Rover app?

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.

Is there an app for dog sitters and walkers?

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 200,000 pet sitters and dog walkers in the U.S. and Canada, Rover makes it easy to book pet care you can trust.

Do you have to be a dog sitter on Rover?

Rover accepts less than 20% of potential sitters, because your dog deserves the best. Every service booked on Rover is backed by premium insurance, 24/7 support, a reservation guarantee. Contact and message sitters and dog walkers, right from the app. Receive messages from sitters when you’re on the go.