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Derek P.

5 Reviews
2 Repeat Guests
$35/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 3 days notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 5 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

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

Hank
Not known
Male
2 yr 1 mo old
Other Pets & Animals: Cats

Derek's Apartment

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

About Derek

8 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
Inspired by my rescue dog, Hank's Dog House offers: Pet Care Services, Dog Walking, Pet Sitting, and House Sitting. I am a U. S. Navy Veteran and student enrolled at UMASS Lowell as an Electrical Engineering major. I grew up with three dogs and four cats and assisted my parents run their successful pet business, Home Sweet Home in Pennsylvania. Now living in Massachusetts, I hope to bring what I learned to my own business. I have worked with dogs and cats of varying breeds and ages and know plenty about raising puppies!
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Can administer oral medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Separation anxiety

Derek P.

5 Reviews
2 Repeat Guests
$35/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 3 days notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 5 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated November 19, 2016

Credentials

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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Derek's Home
$35 /night
  • Watches up to 1 dog /night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for no more than 1 hour/day
  • 3-4 potty breaks/day
  • 2 walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
House Sitting Overnight At Your Home
$40 /night
  • Dogs will never be left unattended
  • Willing to travel 15 miles
Dog Walking
$15 /half-hour
$25 /hour
  • Willing to travel 15 miles
Home Visits
$20 /visit
  • Willing to travel 15 miles
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5 Reviews
Derek was an amazing sitter to our two crazy pups! He sent us pictures and kept us in the loop on how they were doing. We will certainly be using Derek for future needs!!!
I was very happy to find someone locally that was willing to stay and watch 3 crazy youngsters, and also check on my cats and garden. Derek did a great job keeping everyone alive at the House of Love! We had one little miscommunication, but it turned out to not be a big deal... We will definitely use him again in the future if we ever get a chance to go away again.
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I have an old dog (15yrs) who is really too frail for the kennel. I was very nervous about leaving her for 5 days because she has a few special needs, but Derek was wonderful! He was very good with her. He sent texts and photos to show me that Maggie was doing well while I was away. When I returned after 5 days, Maggie was calm, happy and relaxed. I will be using Derek again and again, and recommend him highly. I hope this review helps other dog owners.
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Derek is great! He clearly loves dogs, and my dog really enjoys his company when he comes to take her for walks. He's professional, flexible and reliable. I highly recommend him.
Derek is professional, easy going and very flexible. He clearly loves dogs. I hired him for dog walking. He left a note for me with what my dog and he did that day. I highly recommend him!
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