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How much does it cost to book a sitter or dog walker?

Sitters and walkers manage their own rates on Rover, and the total cost of a booking will vary depending on the service, the sitter's rates, and your own booking needs.

To learn more about the different services offered on Rover, check out this article.

Each service has a standard daily rate. This is the base price of a service. Depending on your booking needs, sitters may charge additional rates which will be added to the cost of the booking.

To learn more about each of these additional rates, click on an individual rate from the list below.

Viewing additional rates

Since additional rates can change the total price of a service, it’s a good idea to review your sitter’s rates before you book. To view standard rates and additional rates:

  1. Navigate to the sitter’s profile from your inbox. Under their profile photo, you’ll see a breakdown of standard rates for each service.

  2. Below the list of services, select the Additional Services & Rates icon to see a detailed list of their rates.

Note: Additional rates may vary for each service.  Make sure you review additional rates for each service a sitter offers.

Peak Rates

Holidays are a busy time for both pet parents and pet care providers. For this reason, sitter rates may be slightly higher during some in-demand times of the year.

  • 25th December 2020 - 4th January 2021 (Christmas 20 and New Year 21)
  • 2nd April - 5th April 2021 (Easter)
  • 29th May - 31st May 2021 (Spring Bank Holiday)
  • 31st July - 30th August 2021 (Summer peak)
  • 23th December 2021 - 2nd January 2022 (Christmas 21 and New Year 22)

Note: If part of your booking dates overlaps with a holiday, the sitter's holiday rate will still apply to the entire booking—even if some of the dates within the booking are slightly outside of the holiday ranges listed above.

For example, if you booked a housesitting request from 21st- 26th December, the holiday rate would apply to all dates for that entire booking.

Additional Dog Rate

If you have more than 1 dog who needs care, then sitters may charge an Additional Dog Rate.

Extended Booking Rate

Sitters may apply this rate if you need to extend the stay outside of the confirmed booking dates. 

Puppy Rate

Puppies often require a different level of care than older dogs. If your dog is less than one year old, then some sitters may charge an additional rate for watching or walking your puppy.

Pick-Up and Drop-Off Rate

Some sitters may offer to pick up and drop off your pet at the beginning and end of a stay. If you'd like to include this option in your booking, sitters may charge a small fee to accommodate your request.


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