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Steven D.

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28 Reviews
17 Repeat Guests
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  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 10 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
All Ages OK
Must Be Vaccinated

Steven's House

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

About Steven

25 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
My name is Steve and I'm a local pet care provider in South Arlington and surrounding areas. I work for a pet sitter service currently and I'm branching out to the areas of Virginia that they don't cover. I have been working with all types of pets from dogs to cats to birds for over 25 years (including some years as a kid). I live in the Shirlington area and love to take dogs to the dog park in Shirlington where there is water for them to play in or trails to hike on. There aren't many limitations that I have in my home or on my walks for any animals, I want them to feel as "at home" as possible. I am available almost every day and every night 365 days a year. I can meet most clients within 24 hours of a request and scheduling can be done via, text, e-mail or telephone.
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Can administer oral medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Separation anxiety
  • Aggressive behavior
  • Leash Pulling
  • Not yet house-trained

Steven D.

Online Now!
28 Reviews
17 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 10 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:


  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated February 18, 2017


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Course 101 Graduate
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Course 102 Graduate
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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Steven's Home
$40 /night
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 1 - 2 hours/day
  • 3-4 potty breaks/day
  • 3+ walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
Daycare At Steven's Home
$20 /day
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/day
Dog Walking
$15 /half-hour
$25 /hour
  • Willing to travel 3 miles
$20 /visit
  • Willing to travel 3 miles
$35 /min
$60 /max
$18 /bath
$10 each way
  • Willing to travel 3 miles
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28 Reviews
Brady absolutely loved his stay with Steve! He kept us updated and sent us pictures. We will definitely be bringing Brady back to Steve.
Tucker had a good time during her stay with Steve. I could tell that she wasn't overly stressed out and was able to relax during her time there. Steve was easy to work with and I will definitely use him again for future vacays!
I was nervous about leaving our skittish rescue terrier with a sitter (first time not staying in a traditional kennel, and first time without another familiar dog, as we just lost our older one). Steven's house is incredibly welcoming to his canine guests, and I was truly impressed with the level of care and with his knowledge and experience of working even with difficult or demanding dogs. Our little guy returned home happy and secure - really pretty amazing.
Steven did a wonderful job with Sancho, a nine week old ACD. Sancho stayed two nights, Steven sent pictures and told me about Sancho's affinity for sticks. Steven also had a detailed report about Sancho's bathroom habits, oddities, and/or problems. Steven is also in a great area with dog parks that you can take your dog to before you drop them off or after their stay.
Steven has great communication, genuinely cares about the pets, and is diligent with their routine. Max and Bella always seem happy to go and come back tired from their play-vacay!
Our 9-year-old lab had a wonderful stay, and we loved working with Steve. He was very accommodating with our dog's needs, including assuring us our people-loving dog would get some quality time with him. We felt very confident Steve had a great routine including the daily walks. A pleasure to work with, and we'll absolutely be using him to pet-sit again! Loved the photo updates too.
Mega loved it at Steven home. Steven was great especially with Mega being nuetured recently. He sent updates, pictures and kept Mega comfortable during his stay.
Steve was a wonderful host for Hendrix. Hendrix came home tired and happy, and we knew he had been in good hands while we were away. We will definitely use Steve as a host again.
Steve has a nice home setup for dog friends. My 2 boys had a very nice stay with him. He reminds me when to do what and how and accommodated for late pick up.
Dogs had a great time, thanks!
Buddha, my 11-year- old dog, had a great time staying with Steven over the weekend! I really appreciated that he sent text and picture updates and was very responsive when I contacted him. Buddha warmed up to him immediately. Will definitely have Buddha stay with him when I go out of town in the future. Thanks, Steven!
Best dog sitter ever! Steven was very attentive to my very needy dog. He was home with him almost the whole time, took him on a run, and even hand fed him when he wouldn't eat. He sent updates with pictures every day and I was comfortable knowing that my pup was in great hands. It's hard to find a great dog sitter but Steven definitely fits the bill and we will be back!
Steven was very accommodating and quick to respond to questions I had. I had never used DogVacay before and was a little nervous, but when I picked up Gilbert, he didn't want to leave! Steven sent text message updates with pictures of Gilbert which was very much appreciated. I would definitely use Steven again!
Steven was simply awesome. You can tell he is a dog person through-and-through and goes above and beyond to accommodate pups. He kept me updated with a picture/text each day of my pup's stay and made sure she felt right at home, which is why I've recommended him and DogVacay to other friends already.

My only hope is that Steve is available when I need him in the future, but his service is so good all pup owners will want to use him!

Thanks Steve!
STEVE IS AH-MAY-ZING!! My dog Jeffrey is IN LOVE with him; every morning he bolts to Steve's front door and greets him with hugs and kisses (he's never this excited when I come home from work). Steve is super flexible and is always understanding of unexpected delays or cancellations. I've never met anyone who truly loves just taking care of pets everyday. I would 1000% recommend Steve to anyone!
Steve was an excellent host for our dogs Jersey and Nacho! After our initial meet-n-greet, we felt very comfortable leaving both pups in his care. During their stay, we received daily photo and message updates. We highly recommend Steve, and will book future doggie stays with him whenever we need a sitter!
Steven was great! Always easy-to-reach and very communicative before and during the stay. He took great care of our pup, and I won't hesitate to check with him first before our next trip.
Great host. Our dog enjoyed staying in his house
Steven took good care of our 1.5 year hound who stayed with him for a month. Steven brought up issues in time and reacted in a very responsible manner. He is a great host, willing to put a lot of time and love on your pup.
Steve was great! I like that we met a week before so both he and Wrigley were familiar with each other. He sent updates and photos which I loved as well. Wrigley came home tired but happy. Makes traveling without him a little easier.
Steve is so attentive to the dogs! Our Preston didn't want to leave! He can't wait to visit and stay with Steve in the future.
Steven is, hands-down, the best Dog Sitter I've ever used. He helped me in a bind when I had a last-minute cancellation, couldn't have been more accommodating, and sent me regular updates on how Buster was doing while I was travelling for work. He got along with my dog fantastically, and it was very clear that Buster was in the best of care while I was away.
I cannot say enough good words about him, and I will be using him every time I need someone to care for Buster from now on.
This was our first time boarding our puppy and our first time using DogVacay. I am really happy with the care Steve provided Winston! We had a hard time finding sitters that would accommodate a puppy and all its antics, so we really appreciated Steve's receptive attitude. He had no problem rolling with Winston's bulldog quirks! Steve sent us text messages and photos every day to assure us that Winston was doing swell, which we really enjoyed. Also, I liked that although I gave Steve waaaaay more treats than Winston needed (just in case), Steve did not go overboard lol! They spent quality playtime together instead of overindulging :-) Thank you, Steve!! Winston had a great time!!
Our puppy Winter had a great stay with Steve! She came back exhausted and happy from playing all weekend. Steve was very easy to communicate with as we planned our pickups and drop-offs, and sent several pictures throughout the weekend. We really appreciated how smoothly everything went, especially since this was our first DogVacay.
Steve was a fantastic host for my great dane puppy, Luca. I received daily updates and photos to show how he was doing. I never had to worry about anything the entire time and Luca came home excited and very tired from all his play time. Steve's a great host!
Absolutely LOVE Steven and so did my fur baby!
Steven took amazing care of the dogs! Sent pictures, took them for walks, and just generally looked over them.
Steve was wonderful! He communicated with us on a regular basis as to how Rio was doing. We asked if she was eating and drinking and he let us know. She had never stayed at anyone's house so we wanted to know. He even sent us pictures which my son appreciated! He brushed her and she looks great! He was very flexible and understanding when we were stuck in traffic and had to pick up Rio later than expected. I would highly recommend Steve
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