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Derrick S.

1 Review
$25/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within a few days
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Moderate

Pet Requirements

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

Derrick's House

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

About Derrick

30 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
Greetings,
My name is Derrick I was born and raised in San Diego but lived several years in Santa Cruz. I recently moved back to San Diego, in order to help take of my elderly Grandmother, hopefully I will be able to return back to the Central Coast, because I have always felt a strong connection to the Redwoods, Ocean and the natural beauty of Santa Cruz. As a youngster my grandparents owned a ranch so I have been around and responsible for dogs as well as many other pets including horses. To me our pets are our family and should be treated as such; considering you come from a unconditional loving, supportive, trusting, heart warming family! I have a natural intuition that I have applied in my years as a pet care professional in a variety of environments and with dogs of many different temperaments. Dogs are feeling beings, and I am very passionate about providing positive dog care. Between this and Glass Blowing/ Jewelry Making, I must admit I am a very blessed human & hope t be able to share that love with your 4 legged family. Last but not least, I have worked on my own as a pet sitter as well as a plant sitter, (Plants need our love attention also) over the years. Everything from just daily walking, to cleaning peoples yards (I'm sure you can guess of what), to over night stays at my home or at the pets home. I have always been animal lover and will treat your pet with the utmost tenderness, and care as well as something some may over look, I will be attentive and pay attention to your pet's needs, not just throw some food in the bowl, go for a walk twice a day. On a side note, despite your beliefs on the subject and every one has their own beliefs, I have been Vegan for over 20 years and am a strong supporter of animal rights. So you can rest assured knowing that your pet would be taken care by some one that would do anything for the well being of your pet.
Peace,
Derrick
***While on a walk, I pledge my commitment to your pup's safety by silencing my cell phone and refusing to jaywalk.
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Can administer oral medicine
Can administer injected medicine
CPR / First-Aid certified
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Separation anxiety
  • Aggressive behavior
  • Leash Pulling
  • Not yet house-trained
  • Advanced senior issues

Derrick S.

1 Review
$25/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within a few days
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Moderate

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated October 27, 2016

Credentials

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
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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Derrick's Home
$25 /night
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/night
  • Dogs will never be left unattended
  • Dogs will have full access outside for potty breaks
  • 3+ walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
House Sitting Overnight At Your Home
$35 /night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 2 - 4 hours/day
  • Willing to travel 15 miles
Daycare At Derrick's Home
$20 /day
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/day
Dog Walking
$15 /half-hour
$25 /hour
  • Willing to travel 25 miles
Home Visits
$20 /visit
  • Willing to travel 15 miles
Grooming
$25 /min
$45 /max
Baths
$15 /bath
Pick-Up/Drop-Off
$10 each way
  • Willing to travel 25 miles
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1 Testimonial
Oct 2016
Derrick turned out to be a absolute life saver! I have had to go out of town on several occasions to deal with family issues. Every time time Derrick came through for me at the last minute. He's great with my pets and treats my home with respect. A quality that is rare in these times. No matter what Derrick is my choice and believe you me, he should be yours as well! 1000% Satisfacation!
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1 Review
Derrick was awesome! I rolled into town at night and sent him a note to watch my Great Dane the next morning...pretty short notice, but he got back to me quickly, communicated really well, and made the entire process easy. My dog took to him instantly and I felt great about leaving them together..she had a blast at the beach and chilling at his place after the walk/hike. He is super kind spirit and great person...5 stars! Thanks Derrick.
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