The first thing you have to do to sign up for Wag! is download the Wag! Pet Caregiver app. It is free to download.
From the app, click on the ‘Become a Pet Caregiver’ button at the bottom of the first screen you see. It’ll lead you to a page that requires you to enter your name, email and phone number. You’ll also have to agree to Wag’s terms and conditions.
The application process then asks for more personal information, like your home address, SSN and driver’s license number.
Wag! will also ask you to share a link for your friends and family to give you endorsements as a petcare expert. This is an optional part of the sign up process.
The application will then bring you to a test screen that requires you to watch videos and answer easy questions about your knowledge of pet care. These questions are extremely easy to answer.
How long does it take to get approved on Wag!
The approval time on Wag! usually takes between 3 and 4 weeks to complete. Wag! will have you on their waitlist and review your application at that time.
This month-long approval time is normal for all Wag! walkers, don’t worry about it. Wag! will contact you about continuing your application.
Is Wag! free to sign up for?
While it’s free to sign up for Wag!, the background check is not free. It costs $40 to pay for the background check on Wag!
All Wag! workers need a background check to start working, so you do have to pay to be a Wag! walker.
Is Wag! worth it?
If you live in a populated area like a big city and like animals, Wag! can be extremely profitable. All you have to do is take dogs for walks and check in on pets. That’s it.
The average rate for a Wag! walker ranges between $12 and $20 per hour, according to Kevin The Financial Tutor on YouTube.
If you live in the suburbs or a very rural area, Wag! will not be worth your time. There won’t be enough business to make Wag! walking worth your time.
Anyone who likes animals and lives in a populated area can really benefit from walking dogs on Wag! You’ll earn money, get your exercise in and get to play with dogs.
For most other people, Wag! is not worth it. Consider this before paying your $40 background check.
Wag! customer service is not that great as it’s still a young company. Just another factor to consider when signing up for Wag!
There are other side hustles you can do at home or side hustles you can make money from online if you don’t like Wag!