House Sitting

in your home
per night

Drop-In Visits

30-minute check-ins
per visit

Dog Walking

30-minute walks
per walk
Response Rate
Response Time
A few minutes

Traveling Preferences



  • Available
  • Unavailable
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repeat clients
11 Reviews

Carolyn N.
Carolyn N.
Aug 20, 2018
Verified Stay

Per usual, Damen is the best out there. Treats our girl with tons of love (and treats). We’ll keep booking him as long as he takes reservations!

Damen C.
Damen C.
Shannon F.
Shannon F.
Aug 13, 2018
Verified Stay

Damen is a fantastic sitter. Took care of my English Mastiff and Great Dane and was very communicative about any issues. Highly recommend.

Damen C.
Thank you so much, Shannon! Maya and Blake were so sweet and such cuddlers. I miss them already.
Damen C.
Ella L.
Ella L.
Jul 27, 2018
Verified Stay

Damen is absolutely fantastic with our dog, who is not always the easiest pup to handle. He is extremely knowledgeable about dog behavior and psychology, and will go above and beyond in making sure that your dog is cared for in your absence.

Damen C.
Aw, thanks for this great review Ella. Kendrick is such a kind-hearted dog. His face melts my heart every time.
Damen C.

About Damen

years of experience
  • First Aid & CPR
  • Rover 101
  • Verified Enhanced Background Check

Years of experience w/ giant dogs

I grew up with four Great Danes and two Argentinian Dogos. I took partial responsibility for their care at about 10 years old, gradually increasing until I oversaw everything but veterinary visits by 15. I took animal behavior courses in college and have read several scholarly books on canine biology, communication & body language, psychology, behavior, evolutionary history, etc.
I'm active, and am happy to take dogs for long, long walks or moderate length jogs ...

What Damen would like to know about your dog

I would prefer to know the status of the dog's leash training, whether it's inclined to jump or kiss faces (don't mind at all, would just prefer to know what to expect), if it is an affectionate cuddler or prefers personal space, how they tend to react to other dogs (or squirrels, rats) while on a walk, things like that.

Additional Skills
Oral Medication Administration
Senior Dog Experience
First Aid/CPR
Can provide daily exercise

When Damen watches your pet

I live near baseball and soccer fields that are often empty. Plenty of space to run and walk around or throw a ball. My building has a small dog park we could visit for socialization and play time. I have also found that dogs love walking along the Anacostia Trail and the Southwest Waterfront.
I've raised calm dogs and hyper dogs, aloof dogs and social dogs. I'm happy to take your dog on whatever type of walk they prefer, be that slow and solo or playful and social.

Damen's Service Area

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