- 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.