Seattle, WA

Service:  Pet sitting, dog walking
Category: Services
Barkly Pets,

Founded: 2011
Number of Employees: 251 – 500
Estimated Number of Customers: over 1 million 
Estimated Annual Revenue: $432 million (gross bookings?)


  • Received $5 – 10 million in PPP loans to help get through the pandemic
  • Laid off 41% of its workforce in March 2020 due the the COVID-19 outbreak
  • Expanded into pet grooming services in August 2019
  • Acquired DogVacay in March 2017 and combined bookings between the two sites was $150 million, of which they earn 20% in commission fees.
  • Has received over $310 million in financing
  • Has more than 200,000 pet sitters in North America

Rover is one of the two big-money pet service startups in the US (the other being competitor Wag.)

Rover is a digital marketplace where pet owners can find dog walkers, pet sitters and boarders, and, recently, pet groomers.  Service providers pay Rover a 20% commission for work done through the network.

The company claims that it has more than 200,000 workers in 14,000 cities.

Rover came out of a Startup Weekend contest in Seattle in 2011.

After laying off 41% of its workforce in March 2020 due to the economic impact of COVID-19, the company has about 275 employees remaining on payroll.

Geekwire reported that Rover had sales of $432 million in 2019, with more than 1 million customers and 300,000 service providers.