Another Uber-like, instant gratification app just dropped in Denver—and local pups are bound to love it.
Rover.com, an online network for dog-related services, like pet sitting or boarding, rolled out a beta dog-walking feature in Denver on Tuesday. While the company has offered similar services in the past, the Quick Match program promises a walker within the hour.
Rover is available in all 50 states and has customers in 11,000 cities, according to its website, but Denver is the third to get its hands (and paws) on Quick Match after successful beta launches in Seattle and San Francisco earlier this year. The new feature allows pet parents to request an immediate walk within one hour, a walk later that day, or a recurring walk every week. It informs the Rover-certified walker how to get into the dog’s house (Rover can provide a free lockbox), and has a GPS feature for interested owners to track the route.
The company, which claims to have “the nation’s largest network of 5-star dog walkers and pet-sitters,” with over 95 percent of reviewed bookings getting a five star rating, is the second company of its kind to launch in the Denver area. (The Wag! app came to the Mile High City in September of last year.) Rover’s walkers can set their own price per half-hour walk—often less than $20—and allow for add-on pups for just five bucks a pop. So, next time you feel oh-so guilty for leaving your social dog at home alone, don’t fret—just send him on a walk with his neighborhood friends.