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What questions should I ask my prospective sitter?

Great communication leads to great experiences. We want you to hit the road happy, knowing your dog is in good hands. Set your dog up for a safe and fun experience by asking these essential questions before your stay or walk begins:

Top 10 Questions for Your Pet Sitter or Dog Walker

  1. Will you be watching multiple dogs at the same time? Is it yours or another Rover dog?
  2. What kind of exercise do you plan on giving my dog? How often and for how long?
  3. Will other people help care for my dog? If so, who are they and what kind of care will they provide?
  4. How often are you able to let my dog outside to use the bathroom?
  5. How much time will you be able to spend with my dog while I’m away?
  6. Will you send photos or other updates?
  7. Are you planning on offering treats or toys to my dog? What kind? (Make sure you disclose your dog’s allergies and any unique behaviors with toys.)
  8. What will you do to make sure my dog has fun while they’re with you? What games do you play?
  9. What’s your experience caring for a dog like mine?
  10. What are you excited about? How can I help give you what you need for a great stay?

For more on this subject, check out our Meet & Greet Checklist for Owners.

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