Hortencia R.

Response Rate: 90%
Response Time: Around 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



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5 Reviews

Sandra T.
Sandra T.
May 9, 2018
Verified Stay

I was very lucky to get Hortencia on somewhat last notice and I appreciate her flexibility. I'm grateful for her helping us out. My dog liked her right away and I'm sure he felt very comfortable with her. She is reliable and trustworthy and treated my pets like they were her own. I hope she liked "us" enough to take on another sit with my "babies"!

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Beth R.
Beth R.
Apr 2, 2018

Hortencia is one of a few people who could walk our very sweet but very stubborn mastiff, Athena. Being in Brooklyn with many tiny, barking dogs meant taking Athena out could be a challenge. (She was easily spooked and was strong enough to pull any adult wherever she wanted to go!) But Hortencia was calm and confident, and Athena adored her! I’d recommend her to anyone.

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Amen R.
Amen R.
Apr 2, 2018

I have worked, traveled, lived, and studied with Hortencia over the last ten years. She has again and again proven one of the most reliable, generous, hard-working people I know. Beyond being warm to — and loved by — humans, Hortencia is an animal whisperer. Having grown up in a household full of pets and pet lovers, Hortencia will no doubt become an incredibly popular Rover caregiver. If only all pet owners could be as ...

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About Hortencia

years of experience
  • Verified Background Check

Patient/Loving Life-Long Dog Owner


My name is Hortencia and I just recently graduated from UC Berkeley. I study food systems and work to support sustainable farmers. I'm from Puerto Rico where I grew up with a pack of wild dogs and lots of cats. My mom is a dog rescuer and taught me the importance of lifelong unconditional love and care. I'm an only child so my pets really were and are like family. I love all dogs ...

What Hortencia would like to know about your dog

Any special needs or quirks. No breed preferences. I love all dogs (especially mutts)!

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

When Hortencia watches your pet

Oh, boy! I live two blocks away from a lovely park near Bellevue Recreation Center with lush green grass and lots of running space. I live in a large home with comfortable space and a deck. A date with me would include long walks to smell the flowers, a fetch sess at the park, and cuddling up to rest for the night.

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