A Los Angeles woman has filed a lawsuit against Seattle-based Rover, claiming that the pet-sitting startup failed to set up a rigorous vetting system for its sitters which resulted in the death of the woman’s dog.
The complaint was filed Monday morning in Los Angeles County Superior Court by the Los Angeles firm Tauler Smith. Actress and model Angelica Bridges, who once starred on the TV series “Baywatch,” was named as a co-defendant because she was the sitter taking care of the unnamed plaintiff’s Papillion, named Snoopy.
The suit also claims that Rover falsely guarantees complimentary insurance to customers. “In reality, Rover does nothing to vet its sitters and does not offer any meaningful insurance to its aggrieved customers,” the complaint reads.