New Breed of Doggie Day Care

October 5, 2007 | By Matt Van Hoven | 192 comments
Tags: dog, daycare, business, sleepover, rover

For those of us that have to find housing for our pets when we travel, choosing where to leave our furry companions can be difficult.

But an Arizona company that opened in 2004 is taking boarding to the next level. Sleepover Rovers pairs pet owners with individuals interested in temporarily caring for a pet.

This way owners don't have to submit their pets to the tumultuous environment of boarding kennels.

Owned and operated by Maggie Brown and Tina Meyers, Sleepover Rovers is a creation of their mutual disdain for kennels – which they say can cause anxiety and other health issues.

So they developed a network of reliable stay-at-home people, such as senior citizens, parents and professionals to care for their pets.

Caregivers go through a rigorous screening process before and after pairing them with pet owners – a process which Meyers says gives owners piece of mind while they travel.

Their network has spread from Phoenix to Los Angeles, San Diego, Denver, Tucson and the Grand Canyon - and services include everything from day care to monthly care.

Expansion plans are being kept private for now but Myers says there are more than enough people and pets across the country interested in her service.

What do you think about this new service? Is it something you'd be interested in? Let us know what you think, and find out more about Sleepover Rovers at

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6 years ago

Definitely a better arrangment!

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Barbara K.

Barbara K.
7 years ago

I have a responsible pet sitter come in (a business). I think it's less stressful for the pet to stay at home.

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