In an interview with The New York Times, Rover.com?s CEO Aaron Easterly describes his business as a means of connecting "dog owners who need care for their animals to dog lovers willing to provide it for some extra cash.? Thus, his business serves as a friendly alternative to ?lock[ing] their dog in cage for a week? at a kennel. Providing dogs with a real home or apartment to call home while their owners are away, Rover.com calls upon dog fanatics to showcase their walking, feeding, and ear-scratching skills by boarding or staying at the homes of local pooches.
With a network of more than 300,000 members across the country, Rover.com allows owners to peruse the online profiles of potential hosts and seek out a local caretaker based on reviews, personal preferences, and availability. Once connected with the pet-sitter, owners can schedule an optional meet-and-greet between hound and human to ensure a compatibility of personalities and rising signs. While on vacation, dog parents keep in contact with their four-legged friends and their sitters via Rover.com?s messaging service and photo updates. The company?s dedication to canine well-being extends to their Sit a Dog, Save a Life program, which grants the site?s sitters a chance to donate the entirety or a portion of their profits to a pet-related charity such as The Animal Rescue Site or the Coalition to Unchain Dogs.
Unless they have a doggie fitness gym at home, most dogs don't get all the exercise they should. That's where Tanya of Walk With Tanya Dog Walking Services comes in. The canine enthusiast whisks pups outside for quick jaunts around the neighborhood or trips to the dog park while owners are at work. She also provides pet-sitting services, wherein she stops by to feed cats and change their litter boxes or transports pups to her own home for a comfortable stay.
The self-declared "#1 in the #2 business," Pet Butler provides full-service cleanup for dogs and cats in individual yards, parks, and multifamily communities. After being deployed to your pup's outdoor powder room, one of Pet Butler's uniformed technicians will use disinfected tools to expunge any ordure from yards, kitty litter boxes, or pet toilets. Waste is taken off-site with the technician upon departure (unless local ordinances prohibit it), and Pet Butler's one-time-only service also includes a natural enzyme spray to dilute the effects of urine stains on lawns.
Ginger Luke rescued her first dog in 2006—a dachshund that was kept locked in its owner’s bathroom and was in danger of being put down. After paying the pet’s owner $50, she retrieved the dog and began networking with her friends to find it a loving home. Today, Ginger's Pet Rescue continues this mission of saving as many dogs as possible from being euthanized. Since its establishment, it has found homes for more than 5,000 dogs. Volunteers from the organization rescue the dogs from shelters across the region, provide medical care and temperament examinations, and place them in loving, permanent homes.