There have been quite a few threads about it on here already with some good and bad experiences. Generally it CAN work well but the owners are quite bad at responding to messages and some are absolute chancers
I’ve used it a few times. I’d say most of the messages I get are just taking the piss. People genuinely asking if I’d pop into their house every day while they’re at work and walk their dog - for free! If I had that sort of time I’d have my own dog.
I’ve met two lovely families though - both are happy for me to ring if I’m in the area and want to walk the dog (no regular arrangement, just if we fancy it) and I look after their dogs if they go away and they always bring a bottle of wine to say thanks.
For the subscription (not much more than £10 a year I think) you have access to a 24h vet and I think a level of insurance, which is pretty good value for money for that peace of mind when you’re looking after somebody else’s dog.
I'm a dog owner. I would never, ever use this site. My dog is the most precious thing in the world to me. I wouldn't let some random stranger from the internet take her off. Fuck no.
We have a great scheme where I live with Age UK which supports older people to keep their dogs by matching them up with people who can offer things like dog walking, trips to the vets, trips to the groomers, feeding etc. It doesn't have to be a regular thing but it's much better doing it through a legitimate scheme and charity.