Rover—Dog Sitters & Walkers

Rover—Dog Sitters & Walkers for Pc

  • Category: Travel
  • Last Updated: 2018-09-26
  • Current version: 3.79.1
  • File size: 137.94 MB
  • Developer:
  • Compatibility: Requires Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10

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Downloading and installing Rover—Dog Sitters & Walkers on your Windows PC

Download Rover—Dog Sitters & Walkers for Windows: Rover—Dog Sitters & Walkers is an Travel App, developed by The Travel App was officially released 2012-08-09. Today, it has gone through many interations by the developers -, with the latest current version being 3.79.1 which was officially released on 2018-09-26. As a testament to the app's popularity or lack thereof, it has gathered a total of 90,838 Reviews on the App Store alone, with an average user rating of 5 out of a possible 5.

Using Rover—Dog Sitters & Walkers on your Windows computer is actually very easy but if you are new to this process, you will definitely need to pay attention to the steps listed below. This is because you will need to download and install a Desktop App emulator for your computer. We will help you download and install Rover—Dog Sitters & Walkers on your computer in 4 simple steps below:

1: Download an Andriod Software emulator for Windows

The importance of the emulator is that it emulates or immitates an android environment on your computer, making it super easy to install and run android apps from the comfort of your PC without buying a phone that runs android. Who says you cannot enjoy both worlds? To begin, you can download such an emulator app made by too top dogs in the space.
A. Nox App . OR
B. Bluestacks App .
Personally, I recommend the "B" option as Bluestacks is very popular so if you run into any trobles using it, you can find good solutions on Google or Bing (lol). 

2: Now Install the Software Emulator on your Windows PC

If you successfully downloaded the Bluestacks.exe or Nox.exe, go to your Downloads folder on your computer or anywhere you ususally store downloaded files.
Once you have find it, click it to install the application. It should start the installation process on your PC.
Click Next to accept the EULA License agreement.
Follow the on screen directives in order to install the application.
If you do the above correctly, the Software will be successfully installed.

3: How to Use Rover—Dog Sitters & Walkers for Windows PC - Windows 7/8 / 8.1 / 10

Now, open the Emulator application you have installed and locate the search bar. Now type Rover—Dog Sitters & Walkers in the search bar and hit Search. You will easily see the app. Click on Rover—Dog Sitters & Walkers application icon. A window of Rover—Dog Sitters & Walkers will open and it will display the app in your Emulator Software. Hit the Install button and your application will start downloading. Now we are all done.
Next, you will see the "All Apps" icon.
Click on it and it will take you to a page containing all your installed applications.
You should see the Rover—Dog Sitters & Walkers icon. Click on it and start using the application.

Hope it was not too difficult? If you have any further inquiries, contact me through the "Contact" link at the bottom of this page so I could help You. Have a nice day!

About Rover—Dog Sitters & Walkers

Developer Description

Rover is the #1 pet sitting and dog walking app. Get trusted pet care in your neighborhood. The Rover app was created for dog people by The Dog PeopleTM. Through the app, get adorable photo updates, GPS tracking of your dog’s walk, an easy way to message sitters or manage your business, and a secure way to book and pay. With over 200,000 pet sitters and dog walkers in the U.S. and Canada, Rover makes it easy to book pet care you can trust. PEACE OF MIND 95% of reviewed services receive a perfect 5-star rating. Rover accepts less than 20% of potential sitters, because your dog deserves the best. Every service booked on Rover is backed by premium insurance, 24/7 support, a reservation guarantee. FAST & EASY Contact and message sitters and dog walkers, right from the app. Receive messages from sitters when you're on the go. Hassle-free and secure payments, every time. Get a map of your dog's walk, pee/poo and food/water alerts, and a personalized note from your sitter or dog walker. FOR PET SITTERS AND DOG WALKERS, TOO Send photos, videos, and messages to pet owners with just a few taps. Get paid on the go—it’s simple and secure with the Rover app. Seamlessly manage your business, even if you're at the dog park. Enable push notifications to respond faster than ever to booking requests. Create Rover Cards to seamlessly share information with your clients. IN THE PRESS Rover has appeared in: The New York Times The Today Show The Wall Street Journal USA Today ABC News And many more! Note: Rover uses location information in the background for tracking active services. Continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life.

App Reviews

  • Waste of money

    By Marylisab
    I am currently waiting to start my full time job in August and I was looking for a part time job to make some income until then. I heard of this app from a friend and gave it a shot. Upon filling out all my information I realized that I had to pay $25 for a background check. I thought this over and I determined that the background check was important and reassuring to future clients. I paid the $25 even though it was a lot to me, considering I don’t have a job right now. I thought that I would earn the money back with time, but so far it’s been over a month and I don’t have a single message from a potential client. I am very disappointed because I was so incredibly excited to have something fun to do for a month and I was going to have the opportunity to meet cute animals. I am also disappointed because I did everything right, I posted good photos of me with animals, I had friends and past clients post amazing and heart warming testimonials about me, and I even chose to keep my rates distinctively lower than other rates I saw offered. I will keep the app on my phone, because it is well designed and the goal of the app is good, but I just can’t recommend this app to everyone. It was a waste of money (that I didn’t have) and there’s no way I’m ever going to get my money back, unless by miracle a potential client messages me. Thanks for reading :(
  • Good for extra cash, but it’s always crashing

    By eliiseeee
    I’ve been using Rover for over a year now and it’s been great using the app to earn extra cash. I set my rates and my schedule with it and can talk with clients through the app. Also, I love that you can contact their customer support line to edit the booking if the client makes a last minute cancellation or date change. I’ve had great service with the customer support line every time. HOWEVER. My biggest pet peeve is that IT IS ALWAYS CRASHING. I’ve updated to the latest software, I’ve deleted and reinstalled SEVERAL times, and I’ve reset my phone. Nothing has helped. It’s super frustrating because it’s always happening while I’m walking a client. In the middle of a walk, it’ll just shut off MY ENTIRE PHONE and my phone will restart. I can’t even open the app without it crashing 3 seconds later. Or I’ll try and add a picture/pee/etc, and it’ll crash. At times when I finish a walk or check-in, it’ll shut off my phone and when I try to open the app, the walks/check-ins will sit on the page and not send and I’ll try and send and it’ll restart my phone again. I get messages from owners because they’re concerned that they haven’t received a Rover card after it’s started and I have to explain that it’s a glitch. If this could be fixed, I’d give the app 5 stars.
  • Gives sitters the freedom to do their best

    By Dog psychoanalyst
    I've worked for a couple of dog walking companies, and Rover is my favorite. I get to set my own wage. If I'm getting burned out, it's easy to temporarily turn off my availability to new clients or alter my calendar. Rover is great when there is an emergency, very supportive and willing to pay for vet care. The fee they charge for providing customers to you and insurance during stays is a lot less than the other company, meaning I don't have to rip off my clients to make a good wage. The app is great. I've hardly ever had issues with it and it doesn't need to be updated constantly. I would like if the walk map was more accurate, but that is a minor concern. The big difference with Rover, is that I get to talk with customers instead of going through a middleman, which makes me more comfortable when meeting new customers, and creates less problems with gaining access to the dog. Rover also allows you to decide with the owner what times work best for both customer and walker. The one downside with Rover is that they don't have an option for giving tips, which can be frustrating when you go above and beyond for a client. Other than that, I do love Rover!

    By KingbrunoIII
    To all the dog owners out there, DO NOT USE ROVER! I work in San Francisco and work as a GHR dog walker. For the owners that don’t know what that is, GHR stands for Guaranteed Hourly Rate, which is a program that pays $20/hour for 3 hour shifts throughout the day for eligible walkers. If you sign up for this shift, you must take all ASAP walks that come up in the app in your specific region of the city. They have a NE/NW/SE/SW region in San Francisco. This program, which started around June/July of 2017, has been a disaster for owners, because walkers like me take shifts because the money is guaranteed to us, so even if no walks come up during our 3 hour shift, we still get paid the $60 per shift. And while you may think you’ll get a regular walker for your dog on a recurring, weekly basis, no one wants to do those anymore because we can make more money doing GHR shifts, and having a recurring, weekly walk doesn’t allow you to work a shift during the time of your walk. So if I sign up to do a walk every Monday for Teddy at 12pm every Monday, I’m out $45 because I can’t do the 9:30-12:30 shift. So if you live in San Francisco, Seattle, Chicago, Denver, and LA where these shifts occur, that’s why no one wants to walk your dog on a regular basis. To be honest, it works very well to network and find a sitter you may like and use off the app in future sittings, but other than that it’s a no go for me
  • Great but recently has a glitch

    By Ally reaves
    I’ve only been using rover for about 3 weeks now as a sitter and it’s already brought in a significant amount of income for me. I’m a stay at home mom and have been searching for something I can do from home and so far rover has worked out perfectly. I take pretty much any client as long as they get along with kids and other dogs. I already have tons of booking and a few repeats clients. I’ve liked the small updates the app has had but just yesterday, all of my pending bookings are showing a “pending owners response” highlight at the top of our messages as if I sent them a booking request. Which I haven’t to any of them. I’m not sure if it’s just a glitch on my end but if it has actually send requests it may cause me to look bad and potentially lose clients and money. I almost always meet the family and dog before sending a request or accepting one so this is an issue for me. I’ve tried logging out, deleting the app and everything else I can think of but the “glitch” won’t go away. I’m hoping this issue is resolved quickly.
  • Liked first

    By spilly34
    I loved the sitter we used, so much I had them watch my babies multiple times. We were out of town when my Boston was bit by another dog that was being watched. Not the sitters fault at all. My dog was bit on the eye, all three eyelids were punctured, his eye bleeding. I took him to the doggie ER. They were concerned the bite may have hit his cornea (it did). They sent me home with meds to fight off a nasty infection. This was going to be an ongoing injury that was going to take time to figure out the diagnosis (he still may need his eye removed). This was devastating news to me with him being my “first born” and all. Then Rover called and said that their insurance would cover the cost minus at $250 deductible for a 30 day window. This was great news. However somewhere the lines were crossed and I was under the impression that because it was an ongoing diagnosis that they would still cover the costs. I was wrong. Now I’m on the hook for whatever medical procedures are needed due to his injury. This is flat out wrong in my opinion. Some may not see it that way, but my dog is now blind in his eye due to retinal disconnection from the dog bite. I won’t be using Rover anymore, nor would I ever recommend them to anyone. My dogs are family. I wish I had paid better attention to the fine print.
  • Not bad

    By alyson1002
    I am both a rover sitter and a rover customer. We have found a reliable and trustworthy sitter that we use repeatedly for our pets and the app works great. From a sitter perspective, there are a couple of tweaks I would like to see. I wish there was a way to combine housesitting and drop-ins in to one package deal. For pets that require extra attention such as multiple drop-ins during the day, it isn't a very efficient system. I have one client whose dog had bladder surgery and needs to be let out 4-5 times a day. While I am staying the night at the home and providing a morning and evening service, the extra day time drop-ins are awkward to set up for the owner. I feel there should be a booking for overnights with morning and evening service with an option to add full daytime service as well. I did encounter one very uncomfortable situation as a sitter and as soon as I reported it to rover, their team was on top of it and provided excellent customer service. I really felt like they supported me and had my back. It was nice to know that the 20% they take from charges is being used to pay for excellent staff!
  • works barely but unintuitive app makes it a messy process

    By Messi Beckenbauer
    The idea is a good one but the app falls a bit short. Just off the top of my head, filtering your searches gives you results you thought you’d filtered OUT, like date availability and whether the person already has other pets. Not sure if sitters are lying about their info, but Ive been frustrated to learn that a sitter owns another dog or is boarding other dogs when I asked the app to only show me sitters who do not have other pets or only board 1 dog at a time. App makes you feel you're barking up the wrong tree. Also, in the messaging window, you need to be able to click on a sitters picture and see their profile again. Its crazy that once you find a sitter profile you like and reach out to them via text you have no way in the text thread to easily get back to their profile and remind yourself why you reached out to them in the first place. This is just basic. Plenty of other difficult navigation issues that keep you searching for long periods to find what you want or realize it doesn't exist.
  • The app UI needs work!

    Rover is great to earn some money taking care of pets but the app itself is very annoying. For example, the page where you can check posted walk requests - I don’t know how to get to that page without the link that comes in a text message. And when I am on the page, sometimes the navigation button to go back to the dashboard is missing! The same problem when I go to my walk card after starting a walk. I’m missing a button to go back to previous view. I actually had to restart my phone to be able to come back to the main screen in the app. Edit: In response to the developer message - Yes, I did call the Rover support the last time this happened to me. During an active walk I opened another walk request and was not able to leave that page anymore. All they were able to do is advise me to tell the dog owner what’s going on and restart my phone. You need to look for bugs in the Today Screen page, this is what’s messing up the app’s navigation. I have to restart my walk after every single finished walk because there’s no way to go back from that screen.
  • Unprofessional dog sitter abandoned job

    By Carpalena
    Our dog sitter asked us to pick her up for the job at the last minute when she had previously said she would take public transit. She had no authority with our dogs, knew nothing about dog behavior. I had to teach her how to say “no” to our German Shepherd and even after several tries, it was still a weak and pathetic “no”. We left her with our dogs anyway, and she ended up abandoning the job while we were already on our way to our vacation because she was afraid of one of our dogs because he wanted to play. She also asked a strange man to get her stuff out of our house because she was afraid of our playful dog —a construction worker from across the street — even after I had told her that our dog did not like men whom she did not know. She compromised our dogs life. Thank god, my dog did not bite that man. This dog sitter never apologized. She even forgot her key on her key chain and demanded that we return it to her. I drove to town to drop it in the mail and told her that I did. When she did not receive it right away, she sent more messages. I eventually just blocked her. She is unprofessional, entitled, cowardly, and a liar. I will never deal with Rover again. Oh yeah... and she wanted to do the job off the app.