They Dropped Their Dog Off & The Nightmare That Ensued

You may have heard of – 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’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 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 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.

At Paws Pet Care Pet Sitting & Dog Walking we take care of your fur-kid in the privacy of your own home.  They are kept in their own familiar surroundings….around the sites, smells and sounds that they are use to and not in the presence of other animals.  We don’t even “pack” walk dogs together!  All of our services are private services, meaning that we are taking care of your pet  in your home only.
We would love to serve you!  Call us at 502-802-5052 or visit our website at for more information regarding our award-winning services.
By Beth Green
Pack Leader At Paws Pet Care Pet Sitting & Dog Walking





  1. Joe April 22, 2016 at 1:17 pm - Reply

    Do you think this is a reflection on, or simply a dumb dog sitter?

    • p2wsadmin October 17, 2016 at 6:55 pm - Reply

      Hey Joe!

      I know that Rover does NOT have a vetting process, training, or any requirements whatsoever for their pet sitters. Anyone and everyone who wants to be a “pet sitter” can do so. So I definitely believe that this is a reflection of a combination of a lack of good business practices from Rover along with an unqualified individual.

  2. Jayne Doe October 21, 2016 at 11:56 pm - Reply

    Rover doesn’t screen their clients, that I know. I know someone that takes in dogs via rover and then takes off for the entire day leaving the dog in a crate. It’s disgusting. This person has a criminal record too, yet Rover claims they screen their clients. NOT! She only takes crated animals. DO NOT USE ROVER.

    • Paws Pet Care at Home January 4, 2018 at 9:06 pm - Reply

      No accountability or responsibility to the client with “app” businesses like Rover, Dog Vacay, etc.

  3. Penny February 20, 2018 at 9:19 pm - Reply

    Another issue of Rover is their poor customer service to the pet owner. My dog’s eye was scratched deep by the sitter’s cat during the stay. They even tried to ask me to pay the deductible out of my own pocket, not the sitter and refused to reimburse me any money on vet bills after 2 months. But my dog’s eye takes much longer to recover and needs more vet visits.

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