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How does the dog walking map feature work?

The dog walking map works with the Rover Card, a feature that allows dog walkers to track and share information with pet owners about pee, poo, food, and water activity during the walk.  The map feature tracks the walker's route for the time between when the walk starts and stops.

The map includes:

  • The route
  • Total time
  • Distance traveled

How it works

When a dog walker begins a walk, they’ll tap Start in their Rover app. When they’re done, they’ll tap Stop to end the walk. During that time, their device will track and store their GPS location data, which is sent to Rover once they hit Stop. Rover then uses that info to create a Rover Card that is sent to the pet owner.

View maps from previous walks

You can find maps of past walks from the Rover app:

1. Tap More (or menu if you're using an Android device) then select Rover Cards.

2. Choose the booking you want to view walk details for. 

In addition to the map of the route, you'll see a summary of all other activities that took place during the walk. 

Privacy information

  • The map feature is not a live tracking system. That means no one can actively track your location, including Rover employees, pet owners, or third parties.

  • Once the map is added to the Rover Card and sent to the pet owner, only the dog walker, pet owner, and Rover have access to it. This information is not made public.
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