By Brenna Lofquist, Marketing Consultant at Heinz Marketing

Taking over the app of the week this week featuring Rover! Rover is a great app for both pet owners and pet lovers looking to make a little extra money, like me. I have been using for about 8 months now as a dog sitter where I will go and stay at someone’s home while watching their pet, in most cases dogs.

It’s a great alternative to boarding your dog while you are out of town and your pet gets to stay within the own comfort of their home. The app makes it very easy to search for available sitters within your area and each sitter has a detailed profile, reviews, and are required to get a background check prior to being approved.

I don’t have a pet of mine own but have heard from pet owners that it makes their lives easier, they worry about their pets less, and they don’t have to stress about making sure their dog is going out enough during the day.

My favorite feature about Rover is that they encourage you to set up a ‘Meet and Greet’ once a pet owner has sent an inquiry. It’s not required, and I don’t know about you, but I want to meet the people/dog and see where I’ll be staying ahead of time. After the ‘Meet and Greet’ either side has the chance to book and/or decline.

In my experiences, all have been positive, if you have a pet or are looking to spend some time with animals and make a little cash, check it out! Shameless plug: here’s a promo code for $20 off (BRENNL29804) your first book and if you are ever looking for a sitter in the Seattle area, I’m available. 😊