Well, one thing you may or may not know about me is that I am a dog person. I love dogs, have always had a dog, and presently have two dogs. As my kids have grown up and moved out, our dogs have become like children to my wife and I. Yep, I always said I would never be 'that guy' that made his dogs his children, but here I am. This is a picture below of my wife and I with our two dogs on a recent walk we took them on at our beach.
So back to the point of this article... Over the years our adult children have been gracious enough to take care of the dogs when we have gone on trips. Now that they have all moved out and have homes of their own, we don't have that option all the time. So, I started looking into boarding our dogs on some of our future trips. This is when I ran across Rover.com. The site is sort of like an Uber type service matching up dog owners with dog sitters. There are other options available as well, such as dog walking, doggy daycare, and even house sitting while taking care of your dog.
Each service provider is background-checked and has a profile with a picture and more details about the dog sitting services they provide. I found it a bit humorous how people were selling themselves in these listings. Some even promise to text you pictures of your pet and their activities while you are away.
How Much Can You Make?
The site suggests on their Q and A page that you can earn $1,000 or more per month! Wow, that really got my attention.
Some of the benefits of being a Rover provider include:
- Set your own hours and rates
- Automatic, secure payments and insurance for dogs in your care
- Access to 24/7 support, including vet assistance
- Resources and opportunities to help you build your business
- You keep 80 percent of the fees charged for your services
In my area, dog sitters are advertising on the site for $25 to $40 per day. In a bigger city, like Chicago, providers are getting $50 and more per day. Just another great idea for anyone looking for some extra income, and if you love dogs you might really have a lot of fun too!
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