September 15, 2020

My Experience With Rover Dog Sitting

Let me start off by saying: The idea of leaving my fur kids with a total stranger was one of the most nerve wracking experiences of my life. It was something I had an entire year to prepare for, yet, when the moment came to say goodbye for the evening, I still wasn ready.

You see, it all started last year when I received my cousin wedding invitation in the mail. Second to the joy I experienced for him and his soon to be wife, I coque integrale samsung j7 knew my regular dog sitters (AKA my parents) would be a little occupied that night. Because, well, they were invited to the wedding too! And unlike my usual my dogs can come, I not going mentality, I absolutely could NOT miss this wedding.

So, as each month passed, I grew more anxious. Who the heck is going to watch my dogs After asking around with no luck, it became clear that a website coque samsung galaxy j3 2017 ours or app was going to be my only choice.

The Apps

There are several coque huawei motif apps that can connect you with dog sitters. You get to see a profile photo, bio, ratings, and reviews. They sort of like the Tinder for dog care!

But, I want you to think about Tinder for a moment are you heard some dating app horror stories, and you iphone 7 plus coque motif also probably heard about some matches that led to a walk down the aisle. Rover is just like that. Just because a sitter is listed on Rover (or someone has coque iphone 7 motorhead a dating profile) doesn mean they a great fit for you.

Prior to hiring my sitter, a few close friends shared their amazing experiences with the app. But, I also heard a disturbing news report where dogs were mistreated coque iphone 7 plus olographique and, some even died, while in the care of an app hired pet sitter. EEK! It important to realize that CAN happen. But the same can be said for babysitters (you know, the ones who watch human babies). That why, when hiring someone to leave your kids with (may they have two legs or four), you have to do your due diligence!

My Experience Tips When Hiring A Rover Sitter

I happy to report that my experience with Rover was wonderful! My dogs loved our sitter, she was extremely respectful, and she even sent photo updates throughout the night coque samsung j3 2016 renforcer to keep us feeling comfortable. Here are my tips when hiring a Rover sitter:

Read Their Bio

The first few things to look at are their background, what they have to offer, and their experience level. Have they been dog sitting coque silicone apple iphone 7 plus for a while or are they just someone who just loves dogs Is this their business or a side hobby Just because someone has a dog of their own or gets warm tingly feelings inside when they pet a puppy, that doesn mean they be a great sitter. Look for someone with plenty of experience.

Also, identify their strengths. Do they only watch little dogs and you have a big pup Do they have experience with young puppies or senior canines Will they just swing by for periodic walks or do they usually spend the night at coque coque huawei minion pochette iphone 7 someone house Make sure their background and expertise match your unique coque de samsung galaxy j6 plus needs.

A Note About Background Checks claims that they run a background check on all of their sitters. However, in a recent Canine Journal article, they reported:

on our team who has personal experience sitting coque iphone 7 plus carte de credit on audi coque iphone 7 Rover since 2016, was curious to find out how the background check process works, so she did the “simple background check” which consisted of verifying her birthday and passing within a few clicks.

On the results page, there coque samsung galaxy j7 2017 incasable is an option to upgrade your background check that prompts you to enter your social security number and agree to allow a third party coque starwars iphone 7 reporting agency which may obtain information about your general reputation, personal characteristics and/or mode of living. It also says it may contain information about your coque samsung j6 2018 lot de 6 criminal history, social security verification, motor vehicle records, verification of education or empowerment history.”

The search is conducted by Checkr who also works with other peer to peer services such as Lyft on verification of service providers. Upon agreeing to the search, she passed within a few hours (and was not notified of the status of the check). The only way to find out the result was going to the background check section of her sitting profile. a criminal history won tell you how a person will treat your dog, I highly suggest looking for sitters with a Verified Enhanced Background Check badge.

Carefully Read All Reviews (And In Between The Lines)

Reviews are extremely important. You want to make sure other pet parents had an amazing experience with this person. But, don just read the review itself. Glance up at the date it was submitted. Were all of the reviews submitted on the same coque one piece iphone 6 ebay commandokieffer30187 day If so, that a little fishy and they probably have really supportive friends who are willing to say kind things about them! Make sure the review dates are spread out and there are some current ones. Also, make sure that Rover labeled the review as a Stay. a Phone Interview

In the Rover app, there is a calendar that lets you see the sitter protege coque iphone 7 available dates, along with a Now button. Before you even consider booking a sitter, I highly recommend hopping on a phone call (or, better yet, a FaceTime call) with them.

This is your first opportunity to get a feel for their personality. Will they be patient if your pooch barks coque 360 huawei honor 7 and caring if he/she is timid coque huawei figlx1 Will they treat your dog as if he/she is their own

Plus, it your time to ask as many questions as possible. Ask about their background, pet sitting experiences, what they would do in an emergency, etc. Some topics amazon coque huawei mate 10 lite to cover:..

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