Derek A.

Derek A.

Chelsea, Jersey City

House Sitting

in your home
per night

Drop-In Visits

30-minute check-ins
per visit
Response Rate
Response Time
Under an hour

Traveling Preferences



  • Available
  • Unavailable
House Sitting Cancellation Policy:
Drop-In Visits Cancellation Policy:


repeat client
9 Reviews

Jenny S.
Jenny S.
Oct 1, 2017
Verified Stay

Derek (and his housemates) took such great care of our older gentleman, Max. They sent us pictures of their adventures, made sure he stayed cool in the heat, and kept on top of his medication. Max felt right at home. We would absolutely recommend Derek to any dog moms and dads, and hope we can use him in the future!

Derek A.
Derek A.
Sarah M.
Sarah M.
Aug 23, 2017
Verified Stay

We had a great experience with Derek! It was longer stay and he made sure to take great care of our dog. Derek gave our dog a lot of attention and exercise. We even received a sweet video of Cooper playing fetch in their yard. Communicating with Derek was super easy and we would not hesitate to bring our dog over there again!

Derek A.
Derek A.
Adith S.
Adith S.
Oct 5, 2016
Verified Stay

Derek was great with my dog! Being younger, Bo tends to be spazzy and high maintenance. He came back with no issues and in perfect health!

Derek A.
Derek A.

About Derek

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

Caring, energetic, and responsible

Dogs were a big part of my life growing up, and they will always have a special place in my heart! Since I moved away from home it's been very different living without my two dogs, one of whom passed away recently. Becoming a Rover sitter has given me the opportunity to bring joy to another dog's life, and they of course have done the same for me!

I like to stay active, and my ...

What Derek would like to know about your dog

All breeds welcome!

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

When Derek watches your pet

The zoo is close by, about a ten minute walk away. The Rock Creek park walking trail is also very close which provides open space and water for our friends who swim. I go for runs frequently, so if a dog likes running he's welcome to try and keep up with me :)

Derek's Service Area

All stays booked on Rover receive our Rover guarantee, 24/7 support, and our reservation protection.