Written by Nat Smith, Rover.com community member. Rover is the nation’s largest network of 5-star pet sitters and dog walkers.
Benefits of Working as a Pet-Sitter
Life is short. Day by day, you have to decide what’s important to you. Time? Family? Money? Happiness? For most people, it’s all of the above–but the demands of daily life never let up, and it can be hard to remember what’s most precious to you.
Pet-sitting isn’t just another hobby to pass the time. When you become a sitter on Rover.com, you’re joining an extended family of dog lovers. They’ll support you every step of the way. You’ll discover the incredible benefits of working as a pet-sitter…and you won’t look back.
Rover provides options for every schedule. You can offer overnight care, in your home or the owner’s. Or, you can opt for daytime gigs: Taking pets out for walks, dropping by for a short visit, or hosting a doggy daycare at your place. Whatever you choose, you select the exact schedule that works for you. You’ll note your availability and preferences on your profile, and negotiate with owners for each arrangement.
The bottom line? You can pet-sit in addition to a day job, caring for your children, or freelance work. You’ll only be on the clock when you choose to be, and even when you have a pup in your care, you’ll have lots of downtime to attend to the rest of your life.
Bringing Joy to Your Family
Inviting a dog into your home changes everything for the better. You’d be surprised at the amount of play you can pack into a day! Dogs bring an incredible energy and warmth that translates into joyful, memorable moments for all of you. You’ll get outside more, be more active, and enjoy the simple pleasures in life. Dogs actually reduce stress, too, so you’ll be more relaxed to boot. And because you get to choose which pets to take on, you can select dogs who are great around kids, well-trained, and will easily adjust to the rhythm of your home.
Earning Money on the Side
Whether you’re having trouble making ends meet or just want to start saving, every family can use extra cash. You can sock your earnings away towards an upcoming vacation or even a college fund for your kids. Or, you can dole out the extra income as part of your kid’s allowance in exchange for helping out with the dogs. However you choose to spend your newfound freedom, you’ll be delighted that you’re literally getting paid to play.
Turning your passion for dogs into a side gig is easier than you imagined–Rover does all the work, and you get all the benefits!