Flexibility: High 

Social Engagement: Medium

What’s What: If you love dogs and are willing to take care of one or more in your home or stay in other people’s homes to make sure their canine best friends are safe and well cared for in their absence, you should check out Rover. Not only do you set your own hours and pay, your job is to hang out with dogs. Seriously. This is a great opportunity for anyone who wants to make some extra money, get some fresh air and make some new friends of more than one species.

Amava Take: Rover is the world’s largest network of dog walkers and pet sitters, and the #1 dog walking and pet sitting app. They connect passionate animal people like you (would you be reading this if you weren’t?) with pet parents seeking top-notch care for their furry BFFs. They’ve got the tech covered and it couldn’t be easier to find opportunities and communicate with dog owners. Plus, dog owners are so positive and appreciative; it’s a lovefest anyway you look at it!

From the Front Lines:

What kinds of people tend to do well Rover?

People who love dogs and are experienced with them!

Any tips for first-timers to make it a productive and fulfilling experience?

Make sure your Rover calendar reflects your availability so you receive requests and get a chance to meet some of the fun people who use Rover.

What’s a typical daily schedule like? 

Well, you know. Eat, walk, play, fetch, repeat.

From the Trenches:  

What interests you most about working with Rover?

I get to be with animals, spend lots of time outside and make some money too.

Did you make any new human friends?

I most certainly did. Both the owners I worked for  and other dog fans along the walking routes.

What’s the best part of doing this work?

There’s no love like dog love. They call them puppy eyes for a reason.

Special Requirements: Rover has an organized qualification process. They’ll tell you exactly what you need to do.

Setting it Up: Go straight to this link. They’re expecting you!