Dog Walker - Be Your Own Boss

Love dogs? Have an hour to spare? Become a Rover dog walker! Whether you want to work full-time or part-time, Rover gives you the flexibility to create your own hours and do more of what you love.

How it works

  • Get certified:??Learn everything you need to succeed. Pass a background check, get your profile approved, and earn your certification.

  • Download the Rover app:??Use the app to receive alerts of nearby walks, access home info for your clients, and to send photo updates.

  • Get paid quickly:??Receive $12 per dog walk (plus $3 if the owner has another dog). Get cash in your Rover wallet within 48 hours of completing your walk.

  • Get 24/7 support:??Rover is the nation's largest network of 5-star dog walkers. We're here for you every step of the way.


Choose the walk type that suits your schedule

  • ASAP - Accept a walk and arrive at the client's house within 30 minutes.

  • Specific dates - Accept one-time walks with specific dates and times.

  • Weekly walks - Accept recurring, ongoing walks with the same client.



  • Am I eligible to become a Rover walker???You need to be at least 18 years old, have the latest Rover app for iOS or Android, able to pass a background check, and be available on weekdays. Beyond that, dog walkers come from a variety of backgrounds. If you work from home or you're a student, recent grad, nanny, babysitter, seasonal worker, entry-level job seeker, retiree, or contract worker, Rover could be a great fit for you. If you're a vet tech, vet assistant, kennel assistant, or in any pet care or animal care field, you could make money with Rover while building your professional skills. But of course, nothing is more important than a genuine love of dogs.

  • What's the process to become a Rover walker???You'll get started by taking a background check and creating your Rover profile, which our in-house team will manually review. Once you pass that step, you'll earn your walking certification. During your certification, we???ll teach you how to use the common types of harnesses you???ll encounter, how to use the app, and all the important safety information related to walking. The final step will be an in-person harness test.

  • Can I offer other services besides dog walking???Absolutely! You can also offer dog boarding (watching dogs overnight in your home), house sitting (taking care of your client's dog and their home overnight), day care, and drop-in visits???it's up to you.

  • How much can I make as a Rover dog walker???Since you set your schedule, you can make as much or as little as you like. You'll earn $12 for each 30-minute walk (plus $3 for each additional dog). If you offer other Rover services, you'll set your own rates and keep 80% of your earnings (the other 20% helps us cover benefits the costs of processing payments and ongoing promotion of Rover dog walkers and sitters???as well 24/7 support, important site maintenance, and product improvements).

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