Derek D.

Derek D.

Dog Boarding

$42
in the sitter's home
per night

House Sitting

$57
in your home
per night

Drop-In Visits

$20
30-minute check-ins
per visit

Doggy Day Care

$33
in the sitter's home
per day

Dog Walking

$20
30-minute walks
per walk
Response Rate
90%
Response Time
A few minutes

Hosting Preferences

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

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.
Derek can host up to 2 dogs per day for day care.
Dog Boarding Cancellation Policy:
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Reviews

17
repeat clients
91 Reviews

Sarah R.
Sarah R.
Aug 9, 2018
Verified Stay

We were so happy to have found Derek! He was great with our pets! We received tons of photos every day which put as at ease while we were away. Everyone was happy and healthy when we returned! I would highly recommend Derek! We will definitely be using him again in the future ?

Derek D.
Derek D.
Kendall H.
Kendall H.
Aug 8, 2018
Verified Stay

Derek was great! He obviously has a lot of experience with and knowledge of dogs. We needed a sitter for a dog we were fostering so she was a bit more needy than maybe your typical client. But he was very patient and made sure she was comfortable and got plenty of much needed love! He also kept us updated on her which is always great, cuz I am a nervous pupper mom!! We really ...

Derek D.
Derek D.
Alyce W.
Alyce W.
Aug 1, 2018
Verified Stay

Derek was awesome. I was out of state and The sitter I originally had coming was unable to make it due to an emergency. He was able to come within the hour I contacted him without ever meeting my dogs or myself. My little one was a little unsure of him so he stayed a little longer with attempts of being able to put the leash on to take them outside. My dog is a ...

Derek D.
Derek D.

About Derek

20
years of experience
  • First Aid & CPR
  • Verified Background Check
  • Rover 101

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I can't remember a time when I didnt love animals. Dogs have always been my best friends and an important part of my life. I've yet to meet a dog that I can't get along with. I've come across difficult dogs, no doubt. But it's all about how you communicate with them. I seem to understand them and in turn, they understand me. I genuinely care for them and I feel like they know. I ...

What Derek would like to know about your dog

I would like to know of any past displays of aggression and the type of aggression whether it be human/animal/dog aggression so I can take proper precautions. Food aggression (can be really crucial info when caring for a multiple dog home). Breathing problems. Allergies. Injuries. Medication and how and when to administer. Experienced with children or not. Just general preferences of your pups. No detail is too minute! Please feel free to inform me of everything and anything you can think of to help me help your family out!! No breed preference, I love all dogs (and animals).

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

About Derek's Home

Lives in an Apartment
Non-Smoking Household
No Children Present
Does Not Have a Yard
Has No Dogs

When Derek watches your pet

I focus my energy into making all animals in my care feel as comfortable as possible! I try my best to stick to their routine... Feeding schedules, walk times, play times, bed times and everything in between. I do not mind sharing my space at all! If they want to hop up on my lap or nap with me on the couch etc, I welcome it! In fact, I encourage it if that's what they do with you! I am a firm supporter of parents leaving an instruction list or notes about care for their babies. More details the better. I like having some kind of reference point in case something slips my mind I can always check the care notes!

In Derek's Home

Dogs Allowed On Bed
Potty Breaks Every 0-2 Hours
Dogs Allowed On Furniture

Derek's Neighborhood

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