Looking For A Doggysitter You Can Trust? Me too!


Recently, the Rover.com folks contacted me to see if I would like to try out their service. While Max & Remy are generally fine at home alone, every now and then I have to go film a Dog Files episode and I won’t get back for maybe 12 hours. So I drive 70 miles to drop the hounds off with my parents then travel to wherever the job is, spend the day working, and instead of going straight home when I’m done, I drive 70 Miles to pick up the dogs and 70 miles to get back home. As you can see, this is a lot of extra work and I always do what’s best for Max & Remy, but I’d be lying if I didn’t wish that once in a while, I had a doggysitter close by.

So what exactly is Rover.com other than a fantastic URL?

Well, Rover.com is an online community of hand-selected & insured dog lovers founded on the belief that every dog deserves individualized attention in a safe, loving home when their family is away.

Rover hand-selects and approves all sitters, provides complimentary Peace of Mind™ coverage for your dog, photo and video updates, free last-minute concierge services, 24/7 customer support, 24/7 vet advice through our Ask-A-Vet service, and an end-to-end 100% satisfaction guarantee.

Create a free member profile for your pooch; search for sitters by price and location and enjoy your trip knowing that your dog is having a great time. Prices vary by location, but are considerably lower than kennels, and range from $15 to $30 per night. Most importantly, 95% of Rover Sitters are rated 5-stars by fellow members-our highest rating.

Okay, sounds good to me! In the next few weeks, I know I have some filming to do on my next documentary, so I will join Rover.com and test it out for myself. Stay tuned!

If you would like to try Rover.com yourself, sign up and use coupon code: DOGFILES25 to get $25 off any new customer’s first Rover stay!

Have any questions? If so, there will be a twitter chat using #RoverChat on Thursday, October 3rd from 6-7pm PST. Rover.com customer specialists will be on hand to answer any questions about Rover.com.

Dog Files is a part of a Rover.com campaign. As always, the Dog Files only shares news for things we support and believe you are interested in!


  1. says

    I have a few questions. Do they do “special needs” dog sitting (I have two deaf dogs and three hearing dogs)? Do they come to spend the day with the dogs before they actually come in to take care of the dogs (what is the logistics before they come and dog sit)? Will they provide a service where a person can download and app on their phone and check in to see who things are going while we are away? Are the sitters bonded, insured and full background checks have been performed before they come into a private residence? Is the charge based per dog or per household?

    These are just a few questions I myself would ask before I would hire them.

    Thanks! Christina Lee – Deaf Dogs Rock

  2. Samantha Cameron says

    Is there a limit to the number of dogs to be doggy sat? I only have 2 dogs, but a couple of my friends have 6 dogs. How would that work? How would the prices differ? How is transportation arranged, if necessary? What kinds of exercise/activities are offered? Would the doggy sitters be able to take them for walks?
    This sounds like a great service. I would be willing to try them out.
    Samantha Cameron

  3. Emma says

    This sounds like a great option, although I do have a few questions. Do they extend their services to dog aggressive dogs? Do I have the option of keeping my dog seperate? And is the care giver trained in CPR?

  4. Christine says

    The complimentary “Peace of Mind” coverage is a unique feature that I haven’t seen before.
    I noticed that the Q & A section on Rover.com says potential sitters go through an “extensive review process” and are selected by a Customer Experience team. I’d like to know more about the review process in selecting sitters.

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