If you’re ready to leave your 9am – 5pm job or you’re looking for a business that better suits your lifestyle, pet sitting is not only a money making endeavor, it’s a game-changer. Instead of spending your energy constantly hunting down temporary gigs or contract jobs, start building your pet sitting business and reap the benefits of a flexible and fun job, with consistency tailored by you. Yes, get paid to play with cats and dogs. Rover.com makes the business of pet sitting easy to get started with an online network of thousands of pet owners searching for their match. The opportunity speaks for itself.
Startup is simple: Rover.com provides the platform; you provide the service. There’s very little you need to do to get this business off the ground. You’ll begin by creating a profile on Rover.com, sharing your pet care services, experience, and skills. Once your profile is reviewed and accepted, you can begin accepting clients. Your biggest upfront investment may be a stash of treats and a ball to play fetch.
Design this business around your life: You choose what pet care offerings, schedule, and rates work for your life. If you’re ready to unleash yourself and this business, make yourself available for every pet care offering on your profile including dog walking, drop in visits, daycare, overnight stays with you at your place, or pet sitting at the owner’s home. If you simply want a side business that fits your busy life, set your schedule and pet care services accordingly. You’ll also determine your rates for each pet care service. You can further personalize your business with holiday rates, bathtime services, and other special offerings. Check out other Rover.com pet sitters to see what works in your area.
It’s a hassle-free job: Rover.com has made almost every part of operating this business easy. Pet owners book you for appointments online. You’re paid 48 hours after the service ends, and electronically. If there are any concerns or problems that arise during a pet sitting visit, you have 24/7 support from Rover–they’re just a phone call away. Rover also provides premium insurance as well as education resources to grow your business.
Take your business with you: This business can be as portable as you’d like it to be. Whether you spend half the year in another part of the country or simply decide to move to another city, build clients wherever you go. Rover’s services are available in big and small communities around the country as well as in parts of Canada. You can carry this business in your suitcase.
For more information about being a pet sitter or to get started, visit Rover.com. Join a community of people who love their pets and their jobs.
Written by Tracy Vicory-Rosenquest, Rover.com community member. Rover is the nation’s largest network of 5-star pet sitters and dog walkers.