When Colleen Nolan had to go out of town for a business trip last May the Atlanta resident worried who would watch her beloved dog, Mooshu.
The 12-year-old Japanese Chin could not see and needed extra care.
Nolan turned to the Rover app. She told Watchdog Mary she found a local dog sitter whose profile indicated they had experience caring for special need pooches.
When Nolan spoke to the caretaker, she said she gave her very specific instructions: Mooshu was not to leave her home. “He was blind. He knows how many steps there are in my house. He knew where his couch was,” Nolan said. “I had everything perfectly placed for him.”
Nolan had used the Rover app before and had good experiences, so she hoped for the best and left for her trip.
But while Nolan was traveling, she said she received a panicked sounding message from the sitter. “I got a text saying, ‘Emergency 911. Call ASAP.'”