You may have heard of Rover.com – a site that promises to “find you the perfect dog sitter” that takes your dog into their home while you are away on vacation….usually at a much cheaper rate than a professional sitter that comes to your home. The website claims to be a mediator that will put you in contact with safe homes to care for your dog while you are away. “No more lonely cages, just happy homes full of love!”
I wanted to share with you what happened to a family that recently used Rover.com’s services. If you ever consider dropping your dog or cat off for a stranger to care for outside your home do your research. Websites like Rover.com may have reviews, but you’re giving away precious cargo.
Before going away on a holiday at Christmas, this family decided to board their 3 year-old Shar Pei Akayla. Akayla’s dad used Rover.com to find a family to watch her. The couple found a dog sitter with positive reviews. She was advertising herself as looking to start a professional dog-boarding business. On December 24th, Akayla was dropped off at the woman’s home.
Putting your fur-kid in the hands of another person is always frightening. Thank goodness she survived the vicious mauling and was able to recover.