It isn't easy finding a reliable, trustworthy, and loving dog sitter. Not because that person doesn't exist in your area, but because how are you supposed to find them?
Rover is an app that helps locate dog and cat sitters for you. Whether you need someone to board your pet, house sit while you're away, make drop-in visits, offer day care, or take your dog on walks, there are plenty of qualified people willing to help out.
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Simply download the app, select if you have a dog or a cat, and the service you need while you're out of town or at work. Type in your zip code, the days you need help, and the age and size of your pet. You'll also need to select whether or not your pet gets along well with other animals.
Profiles of care givers that match your criteria will pop up, which include their animal-related skills (experience with senior dogs, medicine administration, able to provide daily exercise, etc.), as well as how much they charge per hour. You'll have the option to contact the sitter if you feel like they'd be a good match for your family.
Here's an example of typical pricing:
Rover doesn't do background checks, but you can read verified reviews on profiles, and of course interview candidates in person before hiring them.