Response Rate: 70%
Response Time: Within a few hours


House Sitting

in your home
per night

Drop-In Visits

30-minute check-ins
per visit
Cat care, pick-up & drop-off, bathing / grooming

Traveling Preferences



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


repeat clients
15 Reviews

Roy K.
Roy K.
Aug 21, 2018
Verified Stay

Tom is the consummate professional, but not stodgily so. Punctual, thoughtful, obviously a dog lover, makes a good cuppa joe. What else is there to say? Thanks, Tom! Ruby sends her regards.

Tom S.
Tom S.
Cassandra N.
Cassandra N.
Jul 2, 2018
Verified Stay

Hesitant to leave a good review because we want him all to ourselves!
Tom is communicative, thorough and attentive. Our dogs love him!

Tom S.
Tom S.
Janis B.
Janis B.
Jun 9, 2018
Verified Stay

Tom is the best sitter I've ever had. He obviously is a dog person....and my dog loved him. One thing that I particularly like is his maturity - he's responsible and respectful. He's laid-back and my guess is that he doesn't get rattled by much. When I returned home, my place was in great shape. I would highly recommend him to anyone needing someone to watch their animal(s) while they are gone.

Tom S.
Tom S.

About Tom

years of experience
  • First Aid & CPR
  • Rover 101
  • Verified Enhanced Background Check

Best friends come in all breeds

Hi, I'm Tom! It's very nice to "meet" you. I have lived in Portland for three years now, before that I attended graduate school at the University of Oregon in Eugene, and am still recovering from a Minnesotan accent. I work from home full-time as a copywriter for a communications/design firm and love everything about my job except for its failure to include routinely interacting with dogs - watching dog videos on the internet just ...

What Tom would like to know about your dog

Your dog's special needs, triggers, and commands (or tricks) are all welcome and greatly appreciated. I have no specific breed preferences but have the most experience with hounds and working breeds.

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

When Tom watches your pet

Walks, runs, fetch, and dog parks are all on the table, but I prioritize your dog's comfort and safety above all else. Please suggest activities that your pet enjoys!

Tom's Service Area

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