How many fun, exhilarating ways do you know of to make money from home? If playing with a puppy is your idea of heaven on earth, then you’re in luck! Becoming a dog-sitter through Rover.com is a simple and effective way to turn your passion for dogs into the money-making venture of your dreams.
Whatever your current schedule, there’s a way to supplement your income in your spare time without giving up your other commitments. To get started, you’ll set up a profile; have a background check conducted; and customize your rates, services, and availability. The process is simple and streamlined, with tons of support and tips from the site on launching your dog-sitting enterprise.
Here are the options to earn money as a caregiver.
Many Rover.com sitters care for dogs in their own homes. Whether you work from home, have a day job, or your hours are more varied, you could earn significant supplemental income by welcoming pets as boarders.
If you have a dog-friendly home, boarding can be a wonderful solution. Some owners seek sitters who already have dogs of their own, so that your pups can socialize with each other. Others appreciate that you might live with other trusted adults who will help ensure that their pet is never left alone for long. Owners without backyards may seek sitters with spacious outdoor runs—and so on.
Pet sitting in someone’s home is another form of care that is widely sought after. Dogs thrive on routine, and the stability of staying in their own home can help them cope with transition. Whether you arrange a combination of drop-ins and overnight visits or live in the home for the duration of the owner’s travel, you’ll provide daily care and playtime to meet all the dog’s needs. Keeping their home secure is an added bonus.
For house-sitting and boarding, you’ll charge per night, based on your experience level. You can check the rates charged by other local sitters to gauge your starting point.
Walks and Drop-Ins
Can’t board or stay in someone else’s home? Smaller daytime commitments are another great option! For pets whose caregivers are away for long hours, a midday walk or evening check-in is a godsend. You might take the dog out to poop, pour their next meal, or drop by the dog park for a fun romp.
Whatever services you choose to provide, be reliable. Ask the owner to outline all their expectations—and follow through. Maintaining consistency and earning great reviews will help you to raise your rates and increase your bookings over time.
The possibilities are limitless: A dog-loving family could have one partner board a pet at home, another house-sit, and both offer walks and drop-ins at their Convenience.
Spending time with dogs will make you happier, too! You get to help owners gain peace of mind, provide dogs with a great time, and make spare cash all at the same time.
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Written by Nat Smith, Rover.com community member. Rover is the nation’s largest network of 5-star pet sitters and dog walkers.