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Earn up to 2x more when you offer dog boarding from your home.

Enjoy a flexible schedule, easy payments, and the joy of getting paid to play with dogs.

Earn up to 2x more when you offer dog boarding from your home.


Enjoy a flexible schedule, easy payments, and the joy of getting paid to play with dogs.


Ready to start having doggy sleepovers in your home? Most Rover sitters who offer dog boarding get a request within their first week.

How it works

1. Create your profile.

Tell us what makes you a standout sitter and include details of your pet sitting experience. Upload high-quality photos of you, your pets, and your home.

2. Wait for review.

We’ll review your profile and if it’s approved, congrats! Your profile is now live, and pet parents can start sending you requests for dog boarding stays.

3. Open for business.

Earn up to $1,000 (or more) per month. Enjoy automatic payments on our secure platform and the flexibility to choose your own rates and schedule.

4. Get ongoing support.

We’re here for you every step of the way with 24/7 support, access to educational opportunities, and a whole team dedicated to your success.

Rover by the numbers

140,000+

sitters and dog walkers are part of the Rover family

Every 4 seconds

an owner books a Rover stay or walk

11,000

cities are home to owners who use Rover

I absolutely love dogs and got tired of having a job that I didn't even like. What's the point of working if you can't enjoy it a little? 

Celia U.

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Why should I become a Rover sitter?

We believe that everyone should have the opportunity to experience the love of a dog. Overnight dog boarding is a great way to earn money doing something you love—playing with dogs! It’s a fun way to earn extra income, and is especially suited to people who already work from home—like stay-at-home parents—and freelance gig workers. Many Rover sitters consider themselves entrepreneurs, since with Rover you can run your own part-time dog boarding business with the support of a nationwide company. 

What are the requirements to offer dog boarding?

Number one: have a genuine love of dogs! You also need to be at least 18 years old, be able to board dogs in your home, and have the latest Rover app for iOS or Android. Beyond that—sitters come from a variety of backgrounds, from office workers to people with less traditional career paths. Note that your past work experience doesn't matter too much as long as you fit the requirements above. Rover is also great if you work from home or you're a student, recent grad, nanny, babysitter, seasonal worker, entry-level job seeker, retiree, or contract worker. Vet techs, vet assistants, or anyone in pet care or animal care fields can also make money with Rover while building professional skills. 

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does it cost to become a Rover sitter? 

It's free to create your profile on Rover, and you keep 80% of your earnings. The other 20% helps us cover benefits for sitters, including the costs of processing payments and ongoing promotion of sitters on Rover—as well as Rover Support, 24/7 Trust & Safety coverage, and important site maintenance and product improvements.

1. Create your profile.

Tell us what makes you a standout sitter and include details of your pet sitting experience. Upload high-quality photos of you, your pets, and your home.

2. Wait for review.

We’ll review your profile and if it’s approved, congrats! Your profile is now live, and pet parents can start sending you requests for dog boarding stays.

3. Open for business.

Earn up to $1,000 (or more) per month. Enjoy automatic payments on our secure platform and the flexibility to choose your own rates and schedule.

4. Get ongoing support.

We’re here for you every step of the way with 24/7 support, access to educational opportunities, and a whole team dedicated to your success.

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