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Alyssa T.

39 Reviews
22 Repeat Guests
$35/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 2 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
All Ages OK

Alyssa's Resident Pets

Finn
Border Collie
Male
4 yr 5 mo old
Meegosh
Other
Male
1 yr 3 mo old
Waldo
Other
Male
0 yr 8 mo old
Other Pets & Animals: Cats

Alyssa's House

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Medium Yard
100% fenced
Smoke-free home

About Alyssa

20 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
Let your Dog have an awesome mountain vacation while you are away from home!

1) Fun Walks!
2) Friendly Playmates: Finn the border collie and the two Siberian kittens love to have never ending play sessions!
3) Candid Photo Updates During the Visit.
4) On their first visit of four+ nights each pet will also receive a Professional Portrait from Say Carrots Photography!
5) Experienced Animal Caretaker. I have experience working with Dog Boarding Kennels, Dog breeders, Animal Shelters, and Individual Owners!
6) Individualized Care! Your dog will receive care according to your training methods, and personal preferences regarding feeding, behaviors, and exercise.

**At this time, because we have two kittens, we are only able to accept dogs that are proven to be cat safe and cat friendly. **
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Can administer oral medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Separation anxiety
  • Leash Pulling
  • Not yet house-trained
  • Advanced senior issues

Alyssa T.

39 Reviews
22 Repeat Guests
$35/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 2 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated November 28, 2016

Credentials

Background Checked
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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
By completing courses at DogVacay University, hosts learn about best practices to help them provide the highest quality care for your dog.
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Phone Interviewed
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References Checked
Our team reaches out to each of our host's references to provide an extra level of confidence and verification.
Pay through DogVacay for:
Premium Pet Insurance, 24/7 Customer Support and Daily Photo Updates!

Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Alyssa's Home
$35 /night
  • Watches up to 4 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 1 - 2 hours/day
  • 5+ potty breaks/day
  • 3+ walks/day
  • Pets will sleep in their own beds
Dog Walking
$17 /half-hour
$30 /hour
  • Willing to travel 7 miles
Home Visits
$20 /visit
  • Willing to travel 7 miles
Baths
$15 /bath
Pick-Up/Drop-Off
$10 each way
  • Willing to travel 5 miles
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39 Reviews
This was our first time using DogVacay. Our dog is older so we were nervous, but our experience was awesome! Alyssa "gets" that our dog is our family. Everything was seamless. Alyssa provided regular updates with photos. Our dog had an awesome vacay!
Alyssa was EXCELLENT! My boyfriend and I went to Black Hawk with Dexter thinking we could find a pet friendly hotel but thought wrong! We were in a jam so asked Alyssa last minute to watch Dexter for the night and she was a lifesaver! She sent a pic which was great and was just wonderful all around. Thank you Alyssa!!!! :)
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Alyssa was so nice and our dog loved his stay! We I love that it's not the huge place where he sits in a kennel and is loved! We will use her again for sure!
I am very happy. Alyssa was great and made me very comfortable that my dog was being well cared for.
Alyssa was so awesome with our fur baby. She's completely easy going but attentive and open to caring for your pet the way you do at home. She even let our little guy sleep right next to her bed every night.
Alyssa took care of my 35 lb. Australian Shepherd this past weekend. I cannot even begin to explain how wonderful and professional she is. Due to some circumstances, this booking was literally a last minute call. Alyssa was prompt at responding to my messages and very accommodating to my requests. This is the first time I have ever left my Aussie with a "stranger." With such a fantastic experience, however, I would definitely allow my dog to stay with Alyssa again.

It is apparent that she is very knowledgeable about dogs. I was impressed with the way she conducted dog introductions. She also seemed to have a lot of experience in training and dog behavior.

I thoroughly enjoyed and appreciated the updates on Zorro during his stay with Alyssa.
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Alyssa took care of our 3 month old puppy for the weekend and was fantastic. We were nervous about leaving a new puppy for a few days but after our first meeting with Alyssa we had complete confidence in her. She was great about trying to match our training routine and make our puppy feel as comfortable as possible. We also received regular photo updates throughout the weekend. Our puppy came home happy and tired and we won't hesitate to contact Alyssa again!
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Alyssa took great care of the deaf Aussie I am fostering. She understood the nature of the herding bred and knew to exercise her with great hikes! For a first time with this service I had an excellent experience!
Alyssa did an awesome job! I was worried they wouldn't want to come home because they were so well taken care of! She was very good about sending me updates with pictures, and I could tell they were both very happy to be staying there. Would hire again in a heartbeat! Thanks!
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When Jack is with Alyssa, I never worry! Well... Maybe I do worry that he may like it at her house more than at home! HAA! She cares for Jack as if he were her own and takes him on many adventures!
Lucy's stay with Alyssa for her mini dog vacation was great. To begin with I booked her last minute and she responded very quickly. She kept me updated and sent me photos to reassure me my pup was having a great time. Lucy is pretty shy, but I could tell she came out of her shell right away with the company of Finn. Overall everything was great, will be booking in the future for sure.
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Our 140lb GSMD is our "only child" & although we hate to leave him, we felt entirely comfortable leaving him in Alyssa's very capable hands. Senna was immediately comfortable with her & had a vacation of his own with daily hikes & playtime with the resident animals. Truly a wonderful experience all around -- we will definitely be contacting Alyssa again for future needs!
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I felt at ease leaving Jack with Alyssa. During his stay, Alyssa took Jack and Finn (her dog) for a hike for plenty of outdoor time which is something that was important to me as Jack is a very active doggy! Her love of animals is very evident in her approach to meeting the needs of those she takes care of during their stay. The beautiful pictures that she took was just icing on the cake!
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Fabulous host! Our dogs were very happy and relaxed when we picked them up. Adorable daily photo updates and super responsive communication. Thanks Alyssa! We will definitely be rebooking in the future. :)
Alyssa was great! She gave us frequent updates and pictures of our pup. She was very organized and willing to answer all of our questions. She had a great set up in her house and a fenced in backyard. We felt safe leaving him there and will use Alyssa again if we can.
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It was obvious from the time we met, that Alyssa and her husband are naturals with dogs. Our dog was comfortable from the beginning. We will definitely be repeat clients!
We are so lucky to have found Alyssa to watch our dog. She did an awesome job and we'll be sure to keep bringing him back!
My dog Bear just came back from 7 days stay with Alyssa. He had a great time. It is the perfect place for him. He had fun on long hikes, dog park, and Finn, Alyssa´s adorable boarder collie, became his best friend. Bear is a well trained dog by Colorado Cell Dogs (prison trained dog). He brightens up if he is in a place he clearly identifies an alpha leader to follow, a place that is structured and where he has exercise and exploration time, play time, mental challenge time, and a safe place to just relax and sleep. He likes to please the alpha leader and likes to know that he is doing right. He gets insecure if he doesn´t have a clear loving leader to follow. He had all he needed and more at Alyssa´s house and he came home happier and more confident than when he left! I recommend Alyssa! It is well worth the hour drive to Evergreen from my place!
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Alyssa is the greatest! Lots of mountain walks, daily treats and love for our two furries while we're away! And the pictures make it even more special! Thanks Dog Vacay for Alyssa!
Wonderful as expected! Our dogs were tired and happy when we got them back. Great experience for them and we knew they were in great hands.
As always - Alyssa does not disappoint!! My confidence in her is forever growing (and I'm a nervous nellie). We especially appreciate little updates we get during our vacation - 'POLs' - (proof of life) that help us to relax that much more. Our girls say, "Thank you, Miss Alyssa! We love you!!"

RUFF RUFF!!!
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Alyssa was great with our dog! She took him on a hike, which eases our guilt of leaving him to ski! Overall a happy puppy and a happy owner!
Great experience all around.
We almost wanted to join our dog Fin on his vacation! He got to go hiking everyday and received lots of attention. We hope Alyssa will be available for Fin in the future.
Alyssa was awesome! She communicated regularly on updates about our pups and they were exercised every day. We couldn't think of a better place to leave our dogs while out of town and will not look anywhere else.
Honestly, we turned down friends who love our pups because of the activities and change of scenery leaving them Alyssa provided.

We have already shared her info with all of our friends!
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Alyssa did a wonderful job taking care of our dog. She has an amazing ability to know how to put an anxious pup at ease. We are so pleased to have found her and are looking forward to letting our dog have another adventure with her!
Alyssa was so wonderful! She was super attentive, caring, responsible and a huge relief for us when we had to leave town for a few days. She sent updates and pictures, which put our minds at rest!! Hate leaving the dogs period! Alyssa made us as comfortable as humanly possible!! And what a photographer!! WOW!!!! We will be back!!
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Alyssa is amazing, and my only hope is that in describing the experience that I had with her, I can convey how comfortable and confident you should be in leaving your dogs in her care.

My two dogs, Buddy and Cissy, stayed with her for 9 days while I was out of the country for a wedding. Not only was I out of the country, but there were also several days of the trip in which I had no access to email/phone. To make matters worse, one of two dogs had a bulging/slipped disc and was still in significant pain from this injury when I had to leave for my trip. In spite of all of these factors, Alyssa really allowed me to put my mind at ease and to enjoy the trip because of the incredible care she provided and the wonderful updates and pictures that she sent me throughout my trip. Through an oversight on my part, I had also not realized that two of the prescriptions for my dog were going to run out before I returned, and Alyssa went above and beyond to get them refilled and to make sure that my dog was getting the proper medication that he needed to continue to heal.

Throughout my dogs' stay with Alyssa, I truly felt like she cared for them as if they were her own. When I came to pick them up, while they seemed happy to see me, they were also in NO rush to go home, which is a testament to how much they enjoyed staying with Alyssa. Furthermore, the stay with Alyssa was perfect because it provided Cissy, my non-injured dog, with one big adventure of play time with Finn and Snowball, and for Buddy, my injured dog, it provided him with the rest and comfort that he needed to heal.

Amazingly, but to no surprise because Alyssa truly is that wonderful, there was also a drastic improvement in Buddy's health when I picked him up. He has only continued to improve since I brought him home and is almost back to the normal and playful Buddy that I was worried that I wouldn't see again. I cannot say enough amazing things about Alyssa. I have no doubt that anyone that is on this site looking for a place to have their dogs stay is as crazy about their dogs as I am, and you should feel rest assured that your dogs will be in excellent care with Alyssa! Thank you so much, Alyssa! Buddy, Cissy, and I SO appreciate you!
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Alyssa has taken such great care of our puppy, Rylie! I never have to worry when we drop her off - I know she's going on a vacation too!

She loves playing with Finn and going on daily hikes. We receive pictures and an update every night.

Highly recommend
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Alyssa was wonderful! She kept Sunny busy and was very attentive. We were updated with pictures the whole time. We will definitely ask her to watch Sunny again.
Awesome, loved her and my dogs did too!
Great pictures and updates made us feel connected, lots of playtime and outdoor exploring time, just what CO dogs are used to!
Already have her booked for our Nov. trip to Austin.

Thanks Dog Vacay & XM radio!
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Alyssa has been great to work with, has been sending lots of great pictures and seems to be a second home for our dogs! Thanks Alyssa!!
I can't say enough nice things about Alyssa and her way of making us feel so comfortable leaving our dog, Homer with her! This was our first time having to leave him and we were leaving the country for 11 days...she sent us multiple pictures of him with her dog Finn, hiking, cuddling and looking so happy!
We will definitely call Alyssa again when the time comes.
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My dog recently stayed with Alyssa for a weekend and the day I picked him up he was so tired that all he did was sleep... I think he had a great time. :)
Alyssa is AWESOME! Jack absolutely loved her and Finn
Allyssa is awesome!
Henry had a blast with Alyssa's dog Finn and I felt very comfortable leaving him with her. I would definitely leave Henry with Alyssa again. She was very flexible with drop off and pick up and had no problem spoiling him like we do.
Outstanding! A real vacation for your dog in the mountains of Colorado. We left our (90 lb) 10 month old German Shepherd Von with Alyssa for almost a week while we were on vacation.

Before choosing to leave Von with Alyssa we scheduled a daycare day to be sure it was a good fit...after a full day with Alyssa and Finn, Von was exhausted (which really says something because he's a very high energy pup)! On top of that, Alyssa sent me a photo update showing how much fun he was having. Needless to say, we were no longer worried about leaving our pup while on vacation.

Before I tell you about vacation let me mention that Alyssa was very accommodating with drop off and pick up times.

While on vacation we received updates on Von. The pictures were a nice touch because we got to see Von looking comfortable, hanging out and even on a hike to St. Mary's Glacier!!! Von LOVES snow and Alyssa helped him find some in the middle of August =)

Would highly recommend and definitely use again.

Gary & Alicia in Denver
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Alyssa was so amazing. We felt like we had sent our dog to camp. She met tons of animal friends, had great exercise and tons of love. Knowing that she was in her home and that she worked from home giving her extra time and love was such a huge reassurance! I would highly recommend her! She also sent us great pictures of Lily having an excellent time
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