Derek S.

Washington Heights, NYC

Response Rate: 100%
Response Time: Under 12 hours


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
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repeat client
2 Reviews

Madison M.
Madison M.
Jul 11, 2017
Verified Stay

Derek was great at our Meet and Greet and was very gentle and loving with my little Anya. He did everything in the Drop-In visits that we had discussed and I could tell through pictures that she had a blast playing with him!

Derek S.
Derek S.
Victoria L.
Victoria L.
Jul 4, 2017

I was very pleased with Derek's reliability and Dallas enjoyed his company as well. I have never seen him get friendly with someone so fast, let along pick him up. I recommend Derek for small dog owners. Very professional.

Derek S.
Derek S.

About Derek

years of experience
  • Verified Background Check

My neighbors call me dog whisperer

I have cared for dog's my entire life and have mastered the behind the ear rub, and chest rub as well! This turns all dog's into my new friend! I am available to run with the big dogs that need a bit more energy exertion than the smaller canines. I have skills delicately handling dogs as small as yorkies, to firmly caring for bigguns such as chow chows, dalmations, and pit bulls. I have never ...

What Derek would like to know about your dog

No dog is too much for me to handle however if special handling is necessary I would definitely love to know beforehand. This may include past fights or other violent incidents, treat restrictions, mental issues (separation anxiety)

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

When Derek watches your pet

We can go for walks in nearby parks or just around the block a few times. If I'm sitting we will get plenty of exercise playing tug of war, and if requested I can work on reaching new tricks!

Derek's Service Area

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