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Derek D.

12 Reviews
5 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Requires Meet-n-Greet to book
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 2.3 hrs
  • Cancellation Policy:

Pet Requirements

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

Derek's Resident Pets

Golden Retriever
11 yr 1 mo old
Belgian Sheepdog
8 yr 4 mo old

Derek's House

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Large Yard
100% fenced & locked
Pets allowed on furniture
Great for senior pets
Air-conditioned inside
Smoke-free home

About Derek

50 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
I have had pets all my life and love animals. Your pet will be treated with all kinds of love and care. At the present time I have a Golden Retriever, Sammy, and a Belgium Shepherd, Decker. 4 years ago, the BC SPCA asked me to rehab this dog who had been hit by a car, had $3000 worth of surgery and no apparent owner. I agreed to rehab him and guess what. HE NEVER LEFT!!!!. Decker and I are wonderful friends and we both love each other. Sammy runs 30-40 miles a week training with my wife and I. He loves his runs in the mountains. Decker will run 6-8 miles a week also in the woods.
Since I live right on the ocean and border with Washington state, we can offer care there as well.

Now here is my silly devotion to my life pets. I have written my own humorous obituary,however, I name every pet that I have ever had..
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Can administer oral medicine
CPR / First-Aid certified
Can administer injected medicine
Post-surgical pets
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets that require medicine
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Aggressive behavior
  • Advanced senior issues
  • Separation anxiety
  • Leash Pulling

Derek D.

12 Reviews
5 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Requires Meet-n-Greet to book
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 2.3 hrs
  • Cancellation Policy:


  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated May 15, 2017


Background Checked
This sitter has passed a background check, which searches a variety of criminal databases.
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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Derek's Home
$35 /night
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 2 - 4 hours/day
  • 5+ potty breaks/day
  • 3+ walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
House Sitting Overnight At Your Home
$40 /night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 2 - 4 hours/day
  • Willing to travel 25 miles
Daycare At Derek's Home
$25 /day
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/day
Dog Walking
$15 /half-hour
$25 /hour
  • Willing to travel 25 miles
$20 /visit
  • Willing to travel 25 miles
$15 /bath
$10 each way
  • Willing to travel 25 miles
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1 Testimonial
Nov 2016
derek has been amazing with my puppy maybe the next whisperer my dog knows when derek is coming because i get ignored she is sooo happy to see him wonderful dogs of his own with a great house and yard
12 Reviews
Please see our previous review, this was an extra day we added on due to our flight plans
We left our darling but highly active Vizsla x Lab with Derek for almost 3 weeks (!) to attend a wedding abroad. From the moment we met Derek we felt a great relief to have found exactly the right person for this big job! Derek went to a LOT of trouble with our crazy yellow thing, and kept us updated throughout the entire stay.
We can't thank, and recommend him enough!
Mia & family
Derek was amazing with my Great Dane, Zara. He took a last minute reservation for me which was a lifesaver. I knew my dog was comfortable and happy; Derek sent daily updates! When I had to extend the reservation and add extra days, it was not a problem. I would definitely use Derek again for Zara.
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