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
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repeat clients
15 Reviews

Ellen M.
Ellen M.
Nov 24, 2018
Verified Stay

Steve was nothing short of wonderful with our pup, Rosie. She has anxiety issues, and he was patient and thoughtful - more than we could have asked for. She is scared outside, and he managed her leash issues without a single complaint. He sent us regular photos, which made us so happy. We would love to hire Steve again, and I’m sure our Rosie would love that too!

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Steve D.
Kristina P.
Kristina P.
Nov 9, 2018
Verified Stay

Steve came for a meet and greet with Bentley today and you can definitely tell he is a dog person! Bentley is skiddish around new people and Steve was really great and patient with him! We are looking forward to having him hopefully be our go-to person for Bentley!

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Steve D.
Nicholas R.
Nicholas R.
Oct 26, 2018
Verified Stay

Showed up an hour late

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Steve D.

About Steve

years of experience
  • First Aid & CPR
  • dog*tec Certification
  • Rover 101
  • Verified Enhanced Background Check

Cats $33 Fish & Small Animals $22

(ʘᴥʘ) Last minute bookings okay! Cats, small animals, and fish fine with me. Pets with medical needs, or leash aggressive dogs that need to avoid other animals are my specialty! (ʘᴥʘ)

(ʘᴥʘ) I have volunteered at PAWS, a local no kill shelter in Chicago since 2014. In January of 2018 I started walking dogs 30 hours or more weekly. I found these clients on an app called WAG. I have been with Rover since late ...

What Steve would like to know about your dog

(ʘᴥʘ) I would like to know any special needs your dog may have or anything that could be a safety concern. I would like to know if they have a certain area on their body that needs to be avoided. I would like to know how social they are. I would like to know what their typical routine is. I do not have any breed preferences or size preferences. (ʘᴥʘ)

Additional Skills
Oral Medication Administration
First Aid/CPR
Special Needs Dog Experience
Injected Medication Administration
Senior Dog Experience
Can provide daily exercise

When Steve watches your pet

(ʘᴥʘ) Due to doing hundreds of dog walks I know the best routes and areas to take dogs in most neighborhoods. I know where other dog walkers and owners gather with their dogs. I like to socialize dogs with each other. If a dog is not great at socialization I know how to steer clear of other dogs. I know the local businesses that provide water and treats to dogs. I know of places that do not mind having a K-9 in their place of business if they need to cool off with air conditioning on a hot day or warm up with heat on a cold day. I like to stick to parks or a good trail. (ʘᴥʘ)

Steve's Service Area

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