While going away as a pet mother or father, the very first thing folks analysis is learn how to discover a respected pet sitter. This search leads many to the pet sitting web site Rover. But as of latest years, handfuls of pet dad and mom are experiencing their worst nightmare whereas utilizing the service. 

Their pets have gone lacking, or much more unimaginable, they get the information that their pet has handed away whereas in a pet sitter’s care. 

This is the case of what occurred to a two-year-old canine named Togo from Houston, Texas. In late June, Togo’s mother, Annette Leturia, dropped off Togo and her different canine, Liam, with a Rover sitter for a week-long trip.

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Days into the holiday, Togo was inexplicably discovered useless on the toilet ground on the sitter’s home. Months later, Leturia nonetheless has no thought what occurred to her beloved canine. 

While the positioning does supply background checks on its sitters, some clients query their thoroughness. After Leturia confronted the demise of Togo, she determined to have an unbiased background examine carried out on the sitter. What she discovered was startling: costs for grand theft and fraud. 

“All I can do for Togo is to share that story, to warn others so this hopefully doesn’t happen again,” Leturia advised CNN Business.

In different circumstances, canine have gone to Rover sitters and are by no means seen once more. This is sadly what occurred with Nia Morgan’s pet, Zorro, earlier this 12 months in Illinois. 

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The day earlier than Morgan was set to return from her journey, she was advised that Zorro “got loose” and that the sitter was unable to search out him. It seems that Zorro had truly gone lacking on the primary day Morgan was gone and the sitter had been fabricating updates for her the complete time. 

Rover had initially supplied a $100 reward for the protected return of the canine and likewise helped coordinate flyers and an Amber alert robocall within the space. But to at the present time, Zorro remains to be lacking. 

Plenty of individuals use the service with out situation — but it surely does have a darkish facet, as proven in a latest in-depth report of the corporate from CNN Business

“We feel terribly that some pet parents believe we’ve fallen short of our obligation to them,” mentioned Rover spokesperson Dave Rosenbaum within the article. “We’ll continue to work hard to live up to our community’s expectations.”

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More than 2 million pet dad and mom have turned to Rover’s community of “trusted sitters” to guide providers like home sitting, daycare, and boarding, in keeping with the corporate. 

Morgan has created a web site and a Facebook web page to assist get the phrase out about Zorro — and assist unfold consciousness in regards to the heartbreaking search she’s been enduring now for months since utilizing Rover.

“Rover continues to provide blanket statements to the media about their support for my case and others similar to mine,” Morgan just lately posted on Facebook. “It’s time they actually step up and make a change.”

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