If you’re a college student who loves dogs and would love a little extra cash, become a pet sitter or dog walker on Rover and make $1,000 or more per month.
Wait, what is Rover?
Rover is a website and app that allows pet owners to find and book pet sitters and dog walkers who live near them. And with over 65,000 sitters and dog walkers, Rover is now the largest community of pet care providers in the country.
So why do college students love Rover?
Make $1,000 or more per month. Dog sitting is a labor of love, but getting paid is a big benefit. Not only is Rover a great way to get extra cash, but you’ll also get paid automatically two days after each stay or walk. That means no awkward cash exchanges, and no need to wonder when your payment is going to show up in your account.
You’re in control. On Rover, you choose your services. Offer dog walking, dog boarding in your home, house sitting, drop-in visits, or doggy day care. You can set your own rates for each service, and you can raise them as you gain more experience. (Curious about what you can charge? Here are what top dog walkers in Austin and top dog boarding sitters in Miami are charging.)
And you have lots of flexibility. Between your class schedule, extracurriculars, and mounting homework, it can be hard to fit in a full—or even part-time—job. But with Rover, you can squeeze in dog walks between classes, snuggle dogs while you study, or coordinate your schedule any way you want.
But you also get tons of support. With Rover, you call the shots, but you’re never alone. We have a 24/7 team of Trust & Safety experts standing by to help—just in case. And, if you want to run a question past other dog sitters, simply post it in our Q&A Community.
And ongoing coaching and opportunities. We have a resource center just for sitters that covers everything from getting more clients to preventing dog escapes and puppy proofing, and you can check out our Help Center any time you have a question about your account (like how to get paid). We’ll also email you important safety information that’s relevant to the season and the dogs you’re caring for.
Technology that travels with you. You can do everything you need to do on the Rover app—respond to requests, get paid, and even track and share information with your clients.
We do the marketing for you (but you can do your own too). Not excited about the idea of marketing yourself? We totally get it. Since there are already thousands of dog owners in your city searching for their dog’s perfect match, you can focus on the fun part—meeting cute dogs. But if you do want to get the word out there, we’ll walk you through exactly how to post your profile to Craigslist, order business cards, and a bunch of other good stuff.
Added bonus: dogs make you less stressed. According to WebMD, petting a dog for a few minutes at a time can lower your blood pressure, help you relax, and reduce stress. These health benefits sure come in handy, especially around finals week.
Get your dog fix without owning a dog. Do you want a dog of your own but, due to obvious reasons, you can’t have one right now? Rover’s the perfect opportunity to get the best of both worlds: dog cuddles, any time you want, but without the responsibility that comes with owning a pet.
Rover’s great for college students, but you don’t have to take our word for it. Want to hear from a college student who dog sits on Rover? Clair T. in Denver says, “Rover makes it easy to make money and be a successful college student at the same time. Now that I am in my senior year at MSU Denver, my classes are pretty rigorous, and without the flexibility of employment through Rover, I probably wouldn’t be doing as well in school. I like being able to take care of other people’s animals, because I love them and do not have any of my own. Through Rover I get to enjoy the best parts of pet ownership without the commitment of adopting or buying a pet.”
Want to learn more about becoming a Rover pet sitter or dog walker? Check us out!