How do I modify a booking?

The booking modification feature allows you to change a current or future booking in the Upcoming bookings section of your inbox. With this tool, you can:

  • Add, remove, or change service dates 
  • Modify pets 
  • Change rates
  • Change service start/end times

You can modify a booking from your computer, mobile browser, or the Rover app. Check out the instructions below for steps specific to your device.

Computer or mobile browser

Rover app

Additional information


Computer or mobile browser

1. Navigate to your Inbox by selecting the conversation icon.

2. Open the Upcoming bookings or Current bookings section based on the status of your booking, then select the request you need to modify.

3.  Visit the service details and select Modify booking.


4. From here, make modifications to any of the following options for your booking:

  • Dates
  • Service start/end times
  • Service length (e.g. 60-minute walk instead of 30 minutes)
  • Pets
  • Price adjustments
  • Units of service for walks or drop-ins
Important: Make sure you discuss any rate changes with your client before sending them a modification request to ensure that they agree to the new rates.

If your cancellation policy includes a penalty fee for any booking modifications, you have the option to waive it. To do this, tap the toggle in the Extras and Adjustments section, making it green to waive the cancellation penalty.

5. Once you’ve adjusted the booking, review your changes and write a short message to the owner explaining the updates. When finished, select Submit changes. 

Once you submit the request, your client has up to 72 hours to confirm the modification. You'll receive a confirmation email once your client accepts the changes.

Rover app

  1. Open the booking from the Upcoming section of your inbox.
  2. Tap the three-dotted icon in the upper right corner of the screen.
  3. Tap Modify booking, then select Modify details.
  4. Make adjustments to the booking, then select Submit changes.

Your client will receive the modified request, and they have 72 hours to confirm the changes. Once they confirm, both you and your client will receive a confirmation email.

Additional information 

Some helpful information to know:

  • Clients can't modify bookings at this time. They’ll need to request a booking modification by contacting the pet care provider directly.

  • Clients must review and approve the booking modification within 72 hours of submitting the change. If the change wasn’t accepted, the booking will still remain active but unchanged.

  • Cancellation policies are not applied to booking date modifications unless an owner shortens or completely cancels the stay.
  • Payments for a service may be delayed for a booking if it was modified near the end of an active stay and the owner didn't confirm it until after the booking was completed. This is because clients have 72 hours to confirm a booking modification. In cases like these, your payment will be released 2 days after the owner’s confirmation.
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