Derek A.

Response Rate: 60%
Response Time: Under 12 hours

Services

Dog Boarding

$40
in the sitter's home
per night

House Sitting

$25
in your home
per night

Drop-In Visits

$13
30-minute check-ins
per visit

Dog Walking

$13
30-minute walks
per walk
Cat care, pick-up & drop-off, bathing / grooming

Hosting Preferences

0-15
lbs
16-40
lbs
41-100
lbs
101+
lbs
Additional Preferences
  • Non-neutered Males Accepted, Spayed Females Only
  • No Females in Heat

Traveling Preferences

0-15
lbs
16-40
lbs
41-100
lbs
101+
lbs

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
Derek can host up to 2 dogs per night.
Dog Boarding Cancellation Policy:
House Sitting Cancellation Policy:
Drop-In Visits Cancellation Policy:
Dog Walking Cancellation Policy:

Derek's Photos

100%
of clients received photo updates
Derek is using the Rover app to track activity and send Rover Cards

Reviews

11
repeat clients
21 Reviews

Stephanie W.
Stephanie W.
Aug 13, 2019
Verified Stay

Derek has been watching our pup for over a year now. He is very attentive to our dog's needs and does a great job. We know he is in good hands with Derek when we are away. Derek is very reliable and flexible to possible last minute travel changes. He is very responsive with any questions or concerns we may have. He always sends great pics of our pup to help ease our mind. We ...

Derek A.
Rachel C.
Rachel C.
Aug 12, 2019
Verified Stay

Derek was awesome! He took care of our pets and home while we were away for a few days. He was communicative about any issues that popped up and responsive to anything we needed.

Derek A.
Lauren F.
Lauren F.
Jul 14, 2019
Verified Stay

LOVED Derek! We have two GSDs—one of which is quite protective so we worry about having people in the house. Both dogs took to Derek and his experience with large dogs made us feel comfortable. He was on time for all visits (even early) and communicated often. Will definitely be contacting him again. This is our third time using Rover and Derek was the best we’ve had yet.

Derek A.

About Derek

8
years of experience
  • Verified Background Check

Reliable, Flexible, and Available!

I currently have two large dogs (boxers), both of which I have raised since they were born. I have also rescued a pet from a local animal rescue (PETs Inc.) I am an active member of Carolina Boxer Rescue, having fostered five dogs and successfully placed all five (find our Facebook Page: "the Boxer Farm"). When fostering, the foster dogs and my dogs are handled separately (if necessary). In order to further accommodate potential foster ...

What Derek would like to know about your dog

I would love to know daily schedule (feeding, bathroom, exercise), how much they are fed and at what specific times, when they are typically let out to go to the bathroom, if there are any favorite toys or treats, medication schedules and primary veterinary clinic in case of emergencies (I use Grace Animal Hospital located in Lexington, SC).

Additional Skills
Oral Medication Administration
Special Needs Dog Experience
Senior Dog Experience
Can provide daily exercise

About Derek's Home

Lives in a House
Non-Smoking Household
No Children Present
Has a Fenced Yard
Has 2 Dogs, No Other Pets
Derek's Pets

Gunner

Boxer
7 years, 2 months old, 81 lbs.

Tank

Boxer
9 years old, 80 lbs.

When Derek watches your pet

My neighborhood is a dog-friendly neighborhood with ample space to walk a dog. I have a large fenced in backyard that is unobstructed by playground equipment, trash or any other potential dangers for dogs. I also live in close proximity to two dog parks and have a membership to both.

In Derek's Home

Dogs Allowed On Bed
Takes Only 1 Client at a Time
Dogs Allowed On Furniture
Potty Breaks Every 4-8 Hours

Derek's Neighborhood

Derek's Neighborhood
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