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Robert S.

26 Reviews
10 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 15 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
All Ages OK
Must Be Spayed or Neutered
Must Be Vaccinated
List of Pets OK for House Sitting
Dogs, Cats, Fish, Rabbits, gerbils, hamsters, or pet rodents, Caged birds, Reptiles

Robert's House

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Small Yard
100% fenced
Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside

About Robert

3 Years Experience Caring For Dogs

I grew up with several dogs and have a lot of experience taking care of them. I've been watching dogs through DogVacay for over a year. My work schedule is very flexible, so it's likely I can meet your dog walking, daycare, and boarding needs.

I have a house in South Philly. There is plenty of space for indoor fun and a very small backyard for sitting outside. I promise a minimum of 3 walks per day (two 15 minute, and one half-hour plus). There is a dog park a few blocks away. Most days, I work from home, and I won't leave your dog alone for more than 4 hours per full day stay, and never more than 6 hours on the days I work away from home.

I will add 20–25% for dogs under 16 months, dogs who are big and slobbery, and dogs who can't be kept with other dogs. Sorry to discriminate, but I've found some dogs are a lot more work than others!

I look forward to meeting you and your dog!
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Can administer oral medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Separation anxiety
  • Leash Pulling

Robert S.

26 Reviews
10 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 15 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:


  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated February 14, 2017


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Course 101 Graduate
By completing courses at DogVacay University, hosts learn about best practices to help them provide the highest quality care for your dog.
Course 102 Graduate
By completing courses at DogVacay University, hosts learn about best practices to help them provide the highest quality care for your dog.
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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Robert's Home
$32 /night
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for more than 4 hours/day
  • 3-4 potty breaks/day
  • 3+ walks/day
  • Pets will sleep in their own beds
House Sitting Overnight At Your Home
$50 /night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for more than 4 hours/day
  • Willing to travel 5 miles
Daycare At Robert's Home
$28 /day
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/day
Dog Walking
$15 /half-hour
$25 /hour
  • Willing to travel 2 miles
$20 /visit
  • Willing to travel 2 miles
$10 each way
  • Willing to travel 3 miles
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26 Reviews
Robert was very thorough in learning about Juno, he took her to the dog park and sent plenty of photos while we were away. He was a great communicator, I think we'll use his services again. Thanks Robert.
Robert was great and our dog, Nigel, seemed to really enjoy his stay! We got plenty of pictures during the weekend and we knew that Nigel was happy and well cared for. When we showed up at the end of the weekend to pick him up, he was tired out and seemed completely comfortable and content staying with Robert. I will definitely book with Robert again.
Robert was very accommodating especially given that it was a last-minute booking . He communicated with me consistently and sent me photos of my dog which I am grateful for . I was definitely able to enjoy my New Year's eve not having to worry at all. Everything was great and I would definitely love to book another vacay with Robert.
Great host! Robert was the ideal host since sending the first message asking him to watch my pups. He responded quickly and was flexible with my drop-off and pick-up times. He also kept me updated on how my dogs were doing throughout the vacay. I would happily use Robert again.
Rob did a great job with Barker. I was a little concerned because he is a rescue and and I never boarded him before. My worries were groundless because Rob made him comfortable in his home, spent active time with him and loved him up. I got pix every and we stayed in touch via email (I was out of the country) Rob is a nice guy and he cares about dogs I will not hesitate to use him again.
Rob is everything I was hoping to find in a dog sitter. He takes his responsibility seriously, is knowledgable about dog health, provides a neat and clean living environment and gives his charges individual attention. I recommend Robert as a good caretaker of your beloved dog when you must leave him behind
Robert is easy to communicate with and flexible. Will reach out again for any doggie needs
Everything went great with Robert! Very easy to communicate with and flexible. Jenga had a great time.
Robert was great with our two dogs. He sent us pictures during the stay and kept us informed about what and how they were doing. They were exhausted when they got home, so I know they had a lot of fun. Robert was very accommodating to our schedule which helped in a pinch. Will for sure use Robert again in the future!
Robert was a great host to my dog Agatha, keeping her comfortable and updating me on her adjustment during her stay. He was patient and flexible to her few quirks and needs. Thanks!
Robert was quick to respond and super flexible with caring for Bean over the weekend. I got good updates and pictures of Bean enjoying his vacay -- thanks!!
Had a great experience with Robert. He came to meet our dog and see the apartment several weeks beforehand so we felt comfortable with him. He kept in touch via text and sent great pics. Lemon seemed happy and at ease when we got home. If we weren't moving we would certainly use his services again!
Rob was great! He sent us pictures every day and Penny came home tired and happy. Will definitely do again -- thanks so much Rob!
Was very accommodating to my pug, took him to the park and provided pictures for his one night stay! Would definitely use Robert again in the future!
Robert was a great host! He was extremely quick with communication and gave daily updates on my dog. Highly recommended!!
Rob was great, he came for a meet and greet and rundown on our crazy zoo at home. He was very patient and not at all bothered by the level of involved in caring for our dogs. We have a pitbull and a mini poodle. The pitbull is dog aggressive and the poodle can be human aggressive. Rob was very respectful of all of the direction I gave him with regards to the safe handling of both of them. We booked him for a single day visit to test the waters for a longer stay. He took his time and spent double the time he had agreed to. This really shows his commitment to truly getting to know your pets and making the stay a success. While I was a nervous wreck until I heard from him I will not hesitate to call on him again for a stay.
Rob was awesome. Seems like Luther had a great time. Would be thrilled to have him watch Luther anytime!
Robert is a great dog walker! Professional, reliable and my dog loves him. Sends pictures of your pup during the walk, which I look forward to.
Robert was great! Biscuit seemed to take to him well. Robert took pictures with him and sent them to us and kept us updated throughout the weekend. I would have biscuit stay with him again and would recommend him to friends. He even drove over to my house to return a dog bowl that was left there! Thanks again Robert!
Rob was awesome - he took on our 80 pound pit bull and gave us peace of mind while we spent the night away for a wedding. He sent us a pic of our pup playing with his favorite toy and allowed us to enjoy our friends' big day. Thanks, Rob!
We can not thank you enough Rob. You took extremely good care of Duke and nursed him back to health in just a few short days. I am forever grateful! Duke is active and lively again! I can tell he got attached to you. Hope to have him over again, soon.
Robert was very welcoming and kind with our dog. He sent us pictures and kept us updated on how he was doing
Rob was great about accommodating our puppy's needs. I recommend him!
Very flexible. Didn't mind that she likes to sleep in bed with you. Seemed to really like my baby Maisie
Robert did a fantastic job taking care of our anxious, high energy dog! He took him to the dog park and we were greeted with a calm, tired dog at the end of the day. We would definitely recommend Robert to others!
Robert was super accommodating for my slightly weird/neurotic pet! Thanks so much :)
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