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Alex R.

20 Reviews
15 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within a few days
  • Cancellation Policy:

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

Alex's House

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

About Alex

5 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
Hello everyone. My girlfriend (Ariana), my two roommates, and I have always loved dogs and so what better way to constantly be around them then to offer up our home and services. I grew up with several dogs and find being around animals very easy and comforting. Most recently we cared for Ariana's brother's pit bull named Bowser for six months before he was able to take him back. It was great taking care of him and so now we are looking to continue lending our services out. There are several parks near our house and lots of room in the house and backyard to play. At the moment I am freelancing as an artist and so my availability is very open. I also love drawing animals so if you would like a drawing or painting of your pet let me know and we can discuss a style and price. If you would like to see some of my work you can check it out at or come follow me on instagram at atrtist.
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Can administer oral medicine
Can administer injected medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Separation anxiety
  • Leash Pulling

Alex R.

20 Reviews
15 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within a few days
  • Cancellation Policy:


  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated February 20, 2017


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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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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Alex's Home
$30 /night
  • Watches up to 4 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
$55 /night
  • Dogs will never be left unattended
  • Willing to travel 30 miles
Daycare At Alex's Home
$25 /day
  • Watches up to 4 dogs/day
Dog Walking
$15 /half-hour
$25 /hour
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
$20 /visit
  • Willing to travel 30 miles
$15 /bath
$5 each way
  • Willing to travel 30 miles
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20 Reviews
DogVacay was a very positive experience. He provided a very dog friendly environment and catered to my three dogs all with different needs and personalities. He even scrambled eggs for them like they get at home!!!!

I could tell they were very comfortable when we picked them up. Queenie was sleeping on the couch and Buddy barked at the door like he was at home.

Alex always responded quickly if I texted while I was away. Overall, a good experience. Thanks Alex! We will certainly use your services again.

Susan H.
Alex was great and accommodating. He took great care of Charlie our dog sent us pics of his status and made sure he was well feed and walked, this was our first experience with dogvacay and It was fabulous. We know Charlie had a great time and will highly recommend Alex to anyone else, thank you very much.
Alex was great! He sent plenty of photos throughout the time he watched my dog and I felt completely comfortable that he was in good hands. Would definitely recommend and plan to use again!
I was very nervous about leaving my furbabies alone for a whole week as I'd never done it before. But Alex came over twice a day and walked them and played with and cuddled with them. He sent pictures as well which helped with being away. Having him made the whole experience much easier. The dogs seemed happy and to really like him. I'll definitely be using him again on our next vacation.
First time using this service and it was above and beyond expectations. Alex R. knows how to handle dogs, multiple dogs at once even. Very impressed. I had a pitbull and a cockapoo that Alex watched with two other huskies and my dogs did not want to leave. Thank you Alex for providing a great experience for my pups. Oh and also Alex has a gift when it comes to drawings and paintings. I paid a little bit extra for a portrait of my pitbull and WOWWW. Blew my mind with the details and professionalism.
Great dogwalker! Quick correspondence and very professional! Our dog warmed up to him quickly, and he sent picture updates to let us know how it went. He even brought in our delivered packages! Highly recommend!
Alex was wonderful with our dog Hazel. He made her feel right at home and sent lots of pics that were great. I would leave her with him any time. They went on walks and he did such a wonderful job listening to everything we wanted. I will recommend him to anyone and everyone that is looking for a dog sitter!
Alex was great! We felt great leaving Astro with Alex. He was very attentive and communicative. When I picked up Astro, my dog was calm. This tells me he was at ease with Alex or he would have cried.
Alex is now our go-to dog sitter. Flexible drop-off and pick-up times, plus super friendly. And Sadie was excited to see him and his roommate the second time we dropped her off, so we know she's well taken care of. Highly recommended!
Thank you Alex and Ariana for taking such excellent care of my pup! I really appreciate your flexibility as well when I extended my trip a day. I will definitely look to use your services in the future!
Our puppy, Finn, stayed with Alex for 8 days. He had a great time, was well-cared for, and got lots of attention (he is a total attention hog)! We lived the pictures and videos. On our next vacation, we will definitely trust our pup with Alex again! Thanks for loving Finn like we do!!
We’ve booked with Alex on short notice a few times now and he’s been very flexible and accommodating, which is very much appreciated. He’s always quick to respond and easy to reach. Our dogs seem to have no trouble making themselves comfortable staying with Alex & his roommates and appear to be happy campers who are stress free when they’re picked up from their stay. We rest easy not worrying about whether our pups are being well taken care and it’s helpful to know they’re still getting lots of attention away from home.
Thanks to Alex we were able to enjoy Comc Con without worrying about our dog Nick. We have a very large dog that Alex took good care of. He also walked him for us. Our dog enjoyed visiting with Alex and his friends. Thanks again Alex.
Thank you to Alex and Arianna! Oliver came home tired and missing you guys. I felt very comfortable with Oliver spending time in their home. Oliver can be a bit shy with new people and they were concerned with my comfort level which is much appreciated. Thank you again for a great experience!
Alex took great care of my dog, Curie. He was communicative and very friendly. I would recommend his service to others :)
My puppy London loves going to Alex's house! She's definitely a puppy with separation anxiety, but when we pull up to Alex's house, she gets super excited and goes in immediately. He's definitely a member of her pack! Alex and his girlfriend take great care of London, thanks guys!
We just moved to San Diego from Austin, TX. I had an awesome petsitter that we were very sad to leave. My senior dog is my baby so it's very important to find someone I trust. Alex and Ariana took care of her and I feel she was happy even though I was away from her. I expect to be traveling to Austin every few months and I will be leaving her with them!
Alex was amazing. He was super accommodating with all my requests, and our two pups loved it there. My dad said our dogs even went through withdrawals a bit after leaving - they loved it! Would definitely book again!
This was the first time leaving our big loveale goofball and we were both scared to leave him. But of course he was fine and Alex and his roommates were awesome! Sent us wonderful pictures and our baby didnt wanna leave, which is always a good sign to me ! :)
This was SOOO convenient, easy, and very comfortable. I received pictures everyday and updates. Coincidentally their house happened to be right down the street from mine, safe neighborhood, and super friendly! My definite go-to. Not to mention I saved over 200.00 compared to our usual dog hotel.
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