Rover is a pet sitting website that claims to vet their sitters and provide premium insurance in the came of harmed or lost animals. But at least a few cases have been unearthed that show potential negligence by the site. This includes Snoopy, a 1-year-old papillon who was being watched by former Baywatch star Angela Bridges when he escaped and was hit by a car. Please join me in demanding that Rover does a better job in vetting potential dog sitters and insuring them for if the tragic happens.
No one is a perfect pet parent. But when you entrust your family member to someone with the impression that that person is a superior animal lover and pet sitter, you expect they do their best. Angela Bridges had a 5-star rating, yet Snoopy was able to get under her fence. Why didn't Rover know that Angela's fence couldn't keep small dogs in? Then, there was a problem with the app that messed up communication between Angela and Snoopy's family. And to top it all off, Rover didn't even cover cremation expenses.
I don't know about you, but when it comes to the life of my dog, I want any organization involved in his care to be the best of the best. The lawsuit against Rover and Angela after Snoopy's death alleges all kinds of other problems and misrepresentations on the site
. Including that repeat offendors of animal abuse or neglect are on the site and that Angela kept her 5-star rating, even after Snoopy's death. Not to mention the allegation that Rover doesn't actually vet their sitters at all!
In another case, Rover barely did anything to try to find a lost chihuahua named Tiny. It's clear there is a pattern; Rover is advertising superior pet sitting, but in reality, they are not doing much to ensure that is true. Please sign this petition to demand Rover does better, for the sake of all the animals in their care.