House Sitting

in your home
per night

Drop-In Visits

30-minute check-ins
per visit
Response Rate
Response Time
A few minutes

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repeat clients
11 Reviews

Larry Y.
Larry Y.
Dec 11, 2018
Verified Stay

Derek was great doing the home visits while we were away for a couple of weeks. Communications were very good, and he was very flexible in working with us as we had to make some adjustments at the last minute. Both of our dogs were fine when we came back, unlike when they have been to kennels. We appreciated the photos of the dogs lounging around the house while we were away.

Derek M.
Derek M.
Whitney P.
Whitney P.
Nov 15, 2018
Verified Stay

Derek was great! He took great care of my kitties and gave real time updates. I would definitely recommend him.

Derek M.
Derek M.
Daniel K.
Daniel K.
Oct 15, 2018
Verified Stay

Derek was polite, on time, and really understood Gillys needs.

Derek M.
Derek M.

About Derek

years of experience
  • Verified Enhanced Background Check

I'll love your dog like you do!

I'm an avid dog-lover and have been my whole life. I go out of my way to pet every dog that I can when I am walking down the street. I love all breeds and see all the great things each dog has to offer. I love giving dogs lots of pets and cuddles, and I will play with them until they are all played out. My golden retriever, Ellie, has had a life-long medical ...

What Derek would like to know about your dog

When meeting a dog, I always want to get a good idea of the type of demeanor he/she has. Some of the things I'll ask are whether the dog gets along with other animals, whether it gets along with other humans or children, if it has any medical issues I need to be aware of, and any other questions related to the dog that might be important information. I am welcome to all breeds and do not discriminate against any dog. All dogs are bundles of happiness in my book!

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

When Derek watches your pet

Any dog that I stay with will never even know that I'm a completely different person. I will play with them, give them lots of pets and cuddles, and take them on walks throughout the neighborhood just like they would getif they were with their mom or dad. One activity I sincerely enjoy playing with dogs is using a Chuck-It to throw tennis balls as far as I can. I also love to play tug of war with dogs that have lots of energy that they need to let out if permitted.

Derek's Service Area

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