How To Become a Pet Sitter and Make Money Doing What You Love

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If you ask me, or just about any other pet lover what our dream job is, we’re likely to say it would be “to pet all the animals”! Whether you’re looking for a new career or just a way to earn some extra holiday shopping money, have I got a HOT tip for you!

how to become a dog sitter

Last week I told you about and how you can save $25 on your dog’s first stay with one of their local 5-star dog sitters. That promo code discount is still active, so head on over here and check out the details if you’d like to try out a wonderful alternative to traditional caged kennels. Now that I’ve reminded you about how to SAVE money, let’s get to that hot tip on how you can EARN money!

Earn Money As A Pet Sitter

Whether you’ve done professional pet sitting in the past, or always wanted to give it a try, makes it easy to earn money pet sitting. You just create a free profile, set your own price, and decide if you want to watch dogs in your home or travel to the owner’s home. is totally changing the way pet parents and sitters connect, by creating a marketplace where you can list your personalized pet sitting services.  And getting paid to hang out with fur kids is awesome! Here’s why you’ll love joining as a sitter:

  • Real Business: Rover connects you to owners in your area. Expand your business and brand by listing for free on
  • Real Pals: Dogs are pack animals and most love to have a buddy around. Do your dogs a favor and bring a friend over to play! If you can’t have a dog of your own, Rover is a great way to get your furry fix.
  • Real Protection: Rover is there for you in case of emergencies. Rover’s Protection Package includes Ask-a-Vet and a subscription to 1-800-Help-4-Pets. Peace of Mind provides reimbursement for emergency vet bills due to the stay.
  • Real Money: Rover sitters make real money! They’ve helped hundreds of sitters pay for everything from college tuition to fabulous vacations.

Ready to sign up and get started, or want to learn more about how works? Visit this page to get more info!

And be sure to Join us for a Twitter Chat with on Thursday, October 3rd from 6-7pm PST. Hashtag will be #RoverChat and their Twitter handle is @roverdotcom. It will be a great opportunity to ask questions and learn more…We hope to see you there!
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  1. This is great for dog lovers! I have never heard of it before and we just got a puppy a few weeks ago so as a dog owner, I need to check this out!

  2. Yay for a new puppy!! I haven’t heard of! I will mention it to my sister she is a groomer and does pet sitting!

  3. My niece was just saying the other day how she wanted to do this. Sending her the link, perfect timing to see this!

  4. My brother and sister-in-law are doing this and they love it. They are big dog lovers and have 2 dogs and 2 cats of their own. I can’t even imagine what it is like at their house.

  5. Great post! If had the time to do this, I totally would. Sounds like such a great way to earn a little extra money for dog lovers.

    Jules of Canines & Couture

  6. This is very timely because my son wants a dog, he wants to walk dogs, he wants a d g business.

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