Stephen I.

Response Rate: 100%
Response Time: Under half 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
7 Reviews

Elizabeth G.
Elizabeth G.
Sep 8, 2017
Verified Stay

Stephen was such a pleasure to work with. After having a cancellation from my original sitter he not only came to my rescue with a last minute notice he did everything exactly as I asked. He is reliable, trustworthy and you can tell he loves your pet as much as you do. Lucas was very happy when I returned and I could tell he also missed Stephen! I will definitely use him in the future ...

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Stephen I.
Beth A.
Beth A.
Aug 23, 2017
Verified Stay

Thank you Rover for introducing me to Stephen! He is amazing in his care and playfulness. He won over my reactive and guarded dog Lucky. Stephen knows dogs (and cats) well and he worked quickly to get Lucky's trust and affection. What a relief to find someone who can make Lucky so happy and relaxed! The house sitting, giving the dog medication and cat care all went well. It was great to have happy animals ...

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Kathy G.
Kathy G.
Aug 1, 2017

I have had the pleasure to utilize Stephen's services, after he came highly recommend to me. On each occasion, my dogs were peaceful and content upon my return and happy to see him when the opportunity presented itself, again. Stephen is a patient man who I would also trust with my grandchild. Kathy G.

Stephen I.
Stephen I.

About Stephen

years of experience
  • Verified Background Check
  • RoverGO

Cuddles and Kisses for Free!

I currently don’t have any pets, but for the past 10 years I have been dog sitting for my friends. I have volunteered at different Humane Society organizations and I have worked to help pair people with the perfect pet.

What I love most about dogs is their personality, each dog has their own personality and it is always fun to see it shine through. I’m working with Rover be a pet sitter ...

What Stephen would like to know about your dog

To build trust with a new pup I speak to them in a soothing voice and allow them to come to me. I also praise them and show them that I am there to protect them. Dogs can be nervous meeting a new sitter so I like to find out any tips the owner has to help quickly build trust between us.

I believe the best way to provide excellent customer service is through communication. Consistent emails and text messages outlining the details of the stay is a great first step. During the stay, sending photos and fun captions to the owners is a great way for them to be part of the experience. After the stay, writing a letter outlining the details of what happened during the stay is a great way to summarize the experience.

Additional Skills
Oral Medication Administration
Can provide daily exercise
Injected Medication Administration

When Stephen watches your pet

I love walking, hiking, going to coffee shops and being with other people. I enjoy taking in everything the area has to offer and love taking pups to different parks so we can stretch our legs or play ball.

I love to stay active with animals. I would play ball, tug-of-war, wrestle, and go for walks around the neighborhood and/or the park. I also love to snuggle and cuddle with the animals and sometimes watching a good movie while snuggling with the pet is the best way to end the day.

Stephen's Service Area

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