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Monday, December 4, 2017

Navigating the Sitter Search

Lining up the right pet sitter to take the best-ever care of your cat or dog? It’s not quite as simple as it sounds, but it’s completely doable thanks to the four-legged world’s greatest hack,

What does Rover help, with, exactly? They’ve got more than a few tricks up their sleeve when it comes to making sure your canine or feline best friend gets the best care possible. Here’s how to scope their network of pet sitters like an expert, and find the perfect one for your little love.

Tip #1: Search according to the particular day’s demand. Whether you’re going on vacation in two months or need someone to take your pup for an impromptu stroll today, you can quickly tailor your search and save time on your way to finding a top-notch expert to fill your pet care needs.

Navigating the Sitter Search

Tip #2: Read the testimonials. Most sitters on have at least a few reviews and testimonials from former clients that can give you insight into their experience and sitting style.

Tip #3: If possible, set aside time to conduct a phone screen. You’ll feel a lot better about leaving your pet in the care of a new person if you get the chance to connect with them and get a sense for their personality, how well they communicate, and how they can speak to their care experience outside of their Rover profile. This also gives you a chance to give potential sitters the rundown of your pet’s needs and routine.

When it comes down to finding the perfect pet sitter, what will ultimately land you the right person is asking questions and communicating — luckily enough, is designed to help you do just that.

Author byline: Written by Casey Dickson, community member. Rover is the nation's largest network of 5-star pet sitters and dog walkers.