Why Choose Us?

Why Trust Rover’s Recess with Your Pet’s Care?

Dog Walking and Pet Sitting Provider Committed to Your Pet’s Happiness and Health

Pet owners in Chesterton and Valparaiso have trusted Rover’s Recess to care for their pets since 2007. Every Rover’s Recess pet receives optimal care provided by professional pet sitters and dog walkers.

We tailor each visit to your pet’s needs and never compromise on quality. When you choose Rover’s Recess, you receive:

  • A complimentary meet-and-greet with your pet sitter or dog walker
  • Full-service pet sitting or dog walking
  • Uncompromised safety and excellence
  • A knowledgeable sitter or walker
  • Exceptional communication
  • A pet CPR and first aid certified pet caregiver
  • Expertise acquired over two decades coupled with up-to-date best pet care practices
  • A fully bonded and insured professional
  • Easy payment options, including online pay

In other words, when you hire Rover’s Recess, you receive the quality and convenience you expect from a pet care professional you can trust. We form long-lasting relationships with owners and their pets, giving pet parents peace of mind and the best value for their money.

Your pets are precious, so you should never settle for just any pet sitter or dog walker.

Need a Pet Sitter for a Pocket Pet or Exotic Pet?

Rover’s Recess provides pet sitting for all pets. No matter the size or species, you can rest assured that your pet is in caring hands. Our team is trained to care for dogs, cats, rabbits, hamsters, gerbils, sugar gliders, lizards, and other species.

How Does Pet Sitting Compare to Pet Boarding?

Leaving your pet in someone else’s care can come with mixed emotions, especially if you’re unsure if you’re making the right decision. At Rover’s Recess, we want pet parents to feel confident that they’re leaving their pets in qualified and caring hands.

Not sure if boarding or pet sitting is better for your pet? Here’s a quick comparison to help you decide:

Boarding
Peace and quiet
Comfort of home
As many walks and visits as you prefer
Easy communication
Medication Administration
Sitter and walker tracking
Meet and greet with your pet’s sitter
Home-based activity as a crime deterrent
Extended supervision
Mess at a facility instead of home
Pets can stay together
Varies
Easier for multi-pet families
One-on-one attention
Easier preparation
Rover’s Recess Pet Sitting
Peace and quiet
Comfort of home
As many walks and visits as you prefer
Easy communication
Medication Administration
Sitter and walker tracking
Meet and greet with your pet’s sitter
Home-based activity as a crime deterrent
Extended supervision
Mess at a facility instead of home
Pets can stay together
Easier for multi-pet families
One-on-one attention
Easier preparation

How Does Rover’s Recess Compare to the Big Guys?

We started Rover’s Recess as a way to provide pet parents with compassionate and loving care for pets. As a local business, we take pride in the positive impact we have on the community and take pride in the reputation we’ve established.

While we began long before the age of app-based walking and sitting services, we strive to stay current when it comes to technology and convenient, digital payment options.

If you’re considering one of the app-based ‘big guys,’ we hope you’ll consider the following comparison chart before booking your pet’s next walk or visit:

Rover.com
Cost per dog walk
Starting at $20
Cost per dog sitting visit
Starting at $20
Cost per cat sitting visit
Starting at $20
Bonded and Insured
No
Free Meet-and-Greet
No
Staff Trained by Professional
No
Drug Tested Walkers & Sitters
No
Background Check Prior to employment
Yes
Ease of Payment
Yes
GPS-tracking
Yes
Established & trusted walker, guaranteed
No
Medication Administration
Usually not
Supporting a local small business
No
Pet First Aid Certified
No
Pet CPR Certified
No
Customer Service
Automated or online, phone call under extreme circumstances
Trusted in the community for nearly 20 years
No
Care.com
Cost per dog walk
Starting at $17
Cost per dog sitting visit
Starting at $19
Cost per cat sitting visit
Starting at $19
Bonded and Insured
Usually not. It’s up to the walker to purchase their own liability insurance
Free Meet-and-Greet
No
Staff Trained by Professional
No
Drug Tested Walkers & Sitters
No
Background Check Prior to employment
Yes, a basic background check. Care.com encourages its user to complete additional background checks before hiring a walker/sitter
Ease of Payment
No
GPS-tracking
Not included
Established & trusted walker, guaranteed
No
Medication Administration
Usually not
Supporting a local small business
No
Pet First Aid Certified
No
Pet CPR Certified
No
Customer Service
Deal directly with your walker or sitter
Trusted in the community for nearly 20 years
No
Rover’s Recess
Cost per dog walk
Starting at $20
Cost per dog sitting visit
Starting at $20
Cost per cat sitting visit
Starting at $15
Bonded and Insured
Yes
Free Meet-and-Greet
Yes
Staff Trained by Professional
Yes
Drug Tested Walkers & Sitters
Yes
Background Check Prior to employment
Yes
Ease of Payment
Yes
GPS-tracking
Yes
Established & trusted walker, guaranteed
Yes
Medication Administration
Yes
Supporting a local small business
Yes
Pet First Aid Certified
Yes
Pet CPR Certified
Yes
Customer Service
We are happy to chat with you anytime via phone or email and strive to provide exceptional service you can count on
Trusted in the community for nearly 20 years
Yes

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