Written by Tracy Vicory-Rosenquest, Rover.com community member. Rover is the nation’s largest network of 5-star pet sitters and dog walkers.
Love Dogs? Earn Money Playing with Them!
Can you imagine getting paid to play with dogs? I know, it seems too good to be true. Guess what?! Dog walkers and dog sitters are doing just that, and you can too! Whether you’re ready to play fetch with a puppy friend or you’d love a long walk in the woods with an adventurous dog, this job has it all. Rover.com makes it easy to get started as a dog walker or sitter in your area.
Here’s how it works!
- Determine the type of dog care services you can offer. Are you interested in dog walking only? Are you available for overnights at the pet owner’s home or can you host dogs in your own home? Is your day-time schedule flexible to provide doggie day care? You can offer any service that you’re comfortable with and works in your life.
- Create an online profile at Rover.com. Consider what skills and experience you bring to the table. Are you great with puppies getting potty trained? Do you love burning calories with energetic dogs? What do you love about dogs, and what are your favorite playtime activities? Upload pictures of you and your pets, set your rates, and share your availability. You can also specify the size of dogs you’re willing to work and play with.
- Complete a Background Check. Every profile is personally reviewed by Rover.com. Every dog walker and sitter completes a background check so pet owners have the satisfaction of knowing you’re ready to provide the best care possible.
- Begin Playing for Work! Once you’re accepted, begin promoting your business and accepting doggie clients right away. Rover.com also has ideas to promote and develop your business. Invite every pet owner to write you a review and create a loyal base of happy pet owners. There’s even an app to capture playtime with your new canine friends–send photos to the owners with details of your time together.
If your own dog is too old for new tricks, get online now and add new doggie playmates to your life and your work. Satisfy your need for more dog friends and make money doing it. It’s the best of both worlds!
This is a contributed post on behalf of Rover.com.