Response Rate: 90%
Response Time: Under an hour


House Sitting

in your home
per night

Drop-In Visits

30-minute check-ins
per visit

Dog Walking

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

Traveling Preferences



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


repeat clients
9 Reviews

Melissa W.
Melissa W.
Aug 20, 2018
Verified Stay

I highly recommend Derek. Our babies love him!

Derek O.
Derek O.
Melissa W.
Melissa W.
Aug 20, 2018
Verified Stay

As always Derek is fantastic!

Derek O.
Derek O.
Melissa W.
Melissa W.
Apr 3, 2018
Verified Stay

Derek was absolutely amazing! All 4 of our dogs loved getting to play with him every day while we were out of town. My neighbors even commented on how great he was with them! This was our first time using Rover and I was a little nervous leaving our babies with a new person but Derek spent a lot of time meeting them and asking questions about them before confirming his visits. It really put ...

Derek O.
Derek O.

About Derek

years of experience
  • Verified Background Check
  • Rover 101
  • RoverGO

I'll love your dog like my own!

Getting paid to hang out with dogs is like a dream come true! I love dogs so much and I’m pretty sure they can tell when they meet me. I have looked after family dogs my whole life and grown up with a huge love for all animals. I have looked after many of my friends' dogs while they go out of town. I've taken care of all different breeds and sizes, even different ...

What Derek would like to know about your dog

I love bigger dogs. The bigger the better. But no matter what their size, I love hearing all about them. Tell me everything!
-medical needs
-behavioral quirks
-daily routines
-favorite games
-training words/commands
-may I send you puppy pics?
-any other things you want me to know!

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

When Derek watches your pet

When your dog stays with me they will get plenty of love and lots of play time! I have a few spots nearby that are great nature trails. Depending on the pup's athleticism, there are different trails ranging in extremely-easy to less-easy-but-not-hard! I would never want to over work your dog, and I will keep this in mind while walking them. Then we’ll head home to chill and listen to music. If your pup is a snuggler I’m all arms.

Derek's Service Area

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