Vanessa D.

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:
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repeat clients
40 Reviews

Laura C.
Laura C.
Jan 17, 2019
Verified Stay

Vanessa was great, and I felt really comfortable leaving my kitties in her care. She let me know when she was heading over to my place each day for the check in and sent detailed notes and lots of pictures. She even cleaned up when one of the kitties had an accident outside the litter box so I wouldn’t come home to a mess. I will definitely rebook next time I need a sitter!

Vanessa D.
Vanessa D.
Amy P.
Amy P.
Nov 30, 2018
Verified Stay

Vanessa is responsible, great with communication, and amazing at keeping our crew happy!

Vanessa D.
Vanessa D.
Jamie J.
Jamie J.
Nov 25, 2018
Verified Stay

Vanessa is an amazing pet-sitter. She took wonderful care of our two cats: we arrived home to find them happy and healthy. She even made friends with our cat who isn’t usually great with strangers—she won him over. She communicated with us in detail and was responsive from the moment we requested a booking. We can’t wait to work with Vanessa again!

Vanessa D.
Vanessa D.

About Vanessa

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

Equal parts cat and dog lover!

Looking to go away for a day trip or the weekend? Want to hit up Happy Hour on Friday? I can help take care of your BFF (best friend furever)!

I have cared for and worked with pets my whole life ranging from dogs and cats, to birds, fish, corals, snakes, rabbits, horses, you name it! I work at the University of Illinois Veterinary Diagnostic lab as a microbiologist and dedicate my career to finding ...

What Vanessa would like to know about your dog

I'm a huge fan of Shelties and Collies but I love all dogs. I am willing to work with protective breeds and large dogs at your home. I am also a cat lover and understand the finer things in life like cat nip and feathers on strings. I’ll get your kitty up and moving or provide a warm lap :)

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

When Vanessa watches your pet

I love to walk. That’s how I got started with Rover! I love to check out the neighborhoods and parks in C-U. All walks are individually tailored and your dog will get what they need most- whether that is a solid jog, a lazy stroll, or a whole lot of throw the ball!

Kitties are finicky folks. I like to talk with each owner to find out what your kitties are like. Are they shy? Hyper? Lap cats? I will make your kitty feel happy and safe whatever their needs.

Vanessa's Service Area

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