Ahead of the Pack

Just a Few Reasons Why DPS is CT's #1 Pack Leader

Same Day Booking and No Minimum Visits!

Book a day before you need service or even that day! Also, you can get as many dog walks a week as you want. No minimum required!

We’re Trained As Dog Trainers

Our Employees are trained in Positive Dog Training. They work closely with David to maintain proficiency.

Pet CPR & First Aid Certified

Rest assured. Every DPS Team Member is Pet CPR & First Aid certified.

Accountable Pet Sitting

Through our state of the art, online Client Portal, view time stamped GPS check ins, outs, messages, and pictures after every visit. You can send messages back too – we love to chat!

All Staff Trained As Dog Trainers

We Offer Dog Walking and Pet Sitting
Your Pets Won't Want You To Come Home

DPS serves West Hartford and surrounding towns and offer two breeds of services. They are: #1 – Dog Walking and #2 – Vacation Pet Sitting. You can feel confident knowing our employees not only *want* to treat your dogs well, but *know* how to do it too. We handle, walk, touch, instruct, and love your dog based on classical/operant conditioning principles and positive reinforcement only. Along with extensive training on safety procedures in and out of the house, we are prepared to do the job right. We guarantee satisfaction. Learn more about DPS. *We do cats too!*

  • Bonded

    By Pet Sitters Associates

  • Insured

    By Pet Sitters Associates

  • Federal and State Licensed

    We're BFFs With the IRS

  • W2 Employees

    We Do It Right!


Only the finest pet sitters CT has to offer
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David Steinberg

Owner, Head Dog Trainer, Pet Sitter, Dog Runner
From West Hartford. Studied Psychology and Clinical Social Work all at UConn. He started DPS in grad school and hasn’t looked back since. He recently retired as a therapist where he practiced in West Hartford Center to take on DPS full time. He has officially gone from therapist to doggist!
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Nadia Aguilar-Steinberg

Dog Walker, Pet Sitter, Positive Dog Trainer, Key Manager, Owner’s Boss (A.K.A. wife!)
Nadia is professional opera singer, and resident artist with Opera Connecticut. She recently starred as Gretel in “Hansel and Gretel.” As for doggy skills, she’s a positive dog trainer, super athletic, and is carrying the heir to the DPS thrown as we speak. #itsaboy!
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John DePalma

DPS Pet SItter, Dog Walker, Dog Roll-Tug-and-Chase-er-er, Dog Trainer in Training
From West Hartford. John is trained in music education and has an extensive history singing professionally. Another one of John’s skills is that he used to be a competitive sprinter. There are quite a few furry and four-legged clients who thoroughly enjoy this talent of John’s.
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Molly Croog

Editor & Blog Writer
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Catherine Brockbank

Pet Sitter, Dog Walker Extraordinaire, Dog Trainer In Training, Domestic Artist.
Sometimes we wonder what “Miss Catherine” can’t do. She is a phenomenal pet sitter and a reliable dog walker too. She comes from a vast career in corporate America as well as her own domestic arts business. We are so happy to have Catherine here at DPS! #jackpot
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Jamie Wright

Dog Walker Extraordinaire
A yoga instructor who enjoys the finer things in life…like puppies.