Derek N.

Derek N.

House Sitting

in your home
per night

Drop-In Visits

30-minute check-ins
per visit

Dog Walking

30-minute walks
per walk

Traveling Preferences



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1 Review
Lindsay H.
Lindsay H.
Jul 27, 2016

I know that Derek is a wonderful caretaker for his own dog, a dachshund. Derek has been a dog owner his entire life and has solely cared for his current dog for 9 years. He is attentive and caring toward dogs. He is dedicated to helping animals, having run the Chicago Marathon for PAWS Chicago. Derek is a responsible pet owner that is reliable and trustworthy. He would be a fantastic person to walk/take ...

Derek N.
Derek N.

About Derek

years of experience
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Long Time Dog Owner, New Dog Sitter

I have owned dogs most of my life. I had a small terrier growing up named Skipper. That was followed by a much larger English Springer Spaniel in junior high named Shadow. For the past 8 years I have been the proud owner of a Short Haired Dachshund named Julia Roberts who is a very loving but also a bit of a high strung dog.. Outside of that I have done sitting duties for family ...

What Derek would like to know about your dog

I would like to know temperament. Can your dog be near others or are they more of a loner? Having a dog that prefers to be left alone, I understand the stress a dog feels when taken out of its' comfort zone. Just let me know how your dog wants to be treated, and I will ensure that is followed through.

Additional Skills
Oral Medication Administration
Can provide daily exercise

When Derek watches your pet

I will cater each walk to the area you live in. I currently reside in Irving Park so I will commonly take my dog to the parks in the area around here. Before going on any walks I will review the neighborhood and plan walks that will be a mix of both non-stop walking as well as time at a park for a little more activity such as playing with toys or if there is a dog park nearby, socializing.

Derek's Service Area

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