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Alex L.

21 Reviews
10 Repeat Guests
$65/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
List of Breeds Not Accepted
Chow Chow
List of Pets OK for House Sitting
Dogs, Cats, Fish, Rabbits, gerbils, hamsters, or pet rodents, Caged birds, Reptiles

Alex's Resident Pets

Skye
Otterhound
Female
14 yr 3 mo old
Other Pets & Animals: Caged birds or Reptiles

Alex's Apartment

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Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside
Great for senior pets

About Alex

12 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
I'm located on a safe, quiet part of W. Olympic Blvd. just one block west of La Cienega in Los Angeles (my neighborhood is called Pico Robertson and it borders both the City of Beverly Hills).

I worked for 6.5 years as a veterinary medical technician (and for 14 years in the veterinary health care industry) so I can confidently give basic oral medications or injections (contact me about other special needs) as needed. Plus you can count on me to recognize if your pet ever needs to be taken to a veterinarian while in my care.

I work only part time at a local hotel and care in my home is shared by myself and my wife. We are present with our guest pups all day, unless you and I work something out specific for your pet. Contact me anytime to discuss options prior to a "Meet & greet," for example if you need to know when I'll be at work for part of the day. In general I walk my canine guests four times a day (sometimes more) through the beautiful neighborhoods that surround my apartment building. Plenty of grass, flowers, and other sniffing joy to keep them excited--not to mention the lucky occasional squirrel sighting!

The living unit itself is a very clean, air conditioned, 100% smoke and drug free, 2Bd/2Ba., top-floor apartment (a three-story building with elevator).

***By the way, I'm perfectly okay with looking in on or staying with your cat too.

I work well with dogs who can use improvement in their "social graces." If I can build a regular relationship with your pet I can usually produce noticeable positive behavior changes. No charge, since it benefits me as much as the pet and pet-parent.

We do have a dog of our own, her name is Skye. She's a 14yr old, spayed female Otterhound/Australian Shepherd mix. She weighs 60 Lbs. but looks a lot bigger due to all her hair. She's very mellow and loving and would be just thrilled to meet you and your four legged children.
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Can administer oral medicine
Can administer injected medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Leash Pulling

Alex L.

21 Reviews
10 Repeat Guests
$65/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 December 5, 2016

Credentials

Background Checked
This sitter has passed a background check, which searches a variety of criminal databases.
Facebook Connected
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Premium Pet Insurance, 24/7 Customer Support and Daily Photo Updates!

Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Alex's Home
$65 /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 will sleep in their own beds
House Sitting Overnight At Your Home
$85 /night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for more than 4 hours/day
  • Willing to travel 4 miles
Daycare At Alex's Home
$50 /day
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/day
Dog Walking
$25 /half-hour
$35 /hour
  • Willing to travel 3 miles
Home Visits
$35 /visit
  • Willing to travel 3 miles
Baths
$40 /bath
Pick-Up/Drop-Off
$25 each way
  • Willing to travel 3 miles
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21 Reviews
Alex is definitely a dog person and went above and beyond to make Hamilton comfortable and happy!
Alex has again proven to be an awesome dog-sitter. Our nearly 15-year-old Pete is sometimes slow to transition to new places and people, but after a few days with Alex and friends, he didn't want to come home. Alex is patient and insightful of dog behaviors... we highly recommend him!
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As always a fantastic experience! Alex is so good with Siracha, and really knows how to get her to listen. We completely trust Siracha when she is with Alex, and always comes home happy, tired and in a great mood.
Alex was an amazing host and friend to my dog. My dog is older and required a little extra attention, and Alex was amazing with him, and clealy made him feel at home. I was well informed of his condition throughout his stay, and appreciated all of Alex's updates and feedback.
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I brought my 20 month, full of energy puppy Siracha to stay with Alex, while I went out of the country for 5 days. Alex was amazing, he sent us updates and pictures almost everyday! This was my first time using dogvacay, and Alex made it such a great experience, I wish I had done it sooner.
While Siracha was with Alex, she learned how to run along side a bike (which had never done before), and have been wanting to teach for some time.
Skye, the resident dog is so sweet, and she is a bit older, so she doesn't have that crazy energy anymore, which probably calmed my puppy down a bit too. Alex even sent me pictures of Siracha and Skye cuddling on the couch..
I highly recommend trusting Alex with your dog. I know I absolutely will again in the future.
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Alex was great! My husband and I were in a bind and needed a host last minute. Alex took our 10-month old lab pup same day. Throughout the trip we got text/picture updates and felt at ease. Would definitely use Alex again!
Alex is the best, ever. We've left our dog, Moose, with him probably like 7 times at this point. Moose may or may not like Alex more than he likes me. He freaks out with joy the second we step into Alex's apt building, and looks like he doesn't want to leave by the time we come pick him up. I'm a little jealous, but it warms my heart to know that Moose is in such good hands. I am strongly, strongly recommending him.
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It was Reilly's first stay with anyone else but us. We had to go away for 9 days for a funeral. I was incredibly nervous but Alex texted me photos and videos everyday and I know she was taken good care of. Highly recommend.
Alex doesn't only have great compassion for dogs and their owners - he also has tremendous knowledge! Both my pups have health issues and Alex was completely on top of everything. Alex is great and I recommend him incredibly highly! Nina P.
Another great stay with Alex and Sky!
First time using DogVacay since we usually have someone stay in our home. I was somewhat nervous but got over it quickly. I took my dogs to meet Alex and his sweet dog Skye a couple of days prior to their stay over. I was impressed by Alex's calm demeanor and Skye is a gem.
Everything went really smooth! Alex text pic's and commentary quite often and I could tell that my dogs really adapted much easier than I thought.
Thanks much Alex, along with your sis, and Skye.
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Another awesome stay with Alex! He was very accommodating with drop-off and pickup times. Sent fun reports and pictures throughout the day. My dog was also super excited to go back to his place
Another great stay with Alex! We feel so comfortable leaving our puppy in his care. Highly recommend him!
Alex and his sister, Laura, take great care of our puppy. They are very responsive to emails, flexible about pick-up and drop off times, and our pup is always excited to see them. We are so glad to have found them!
Alex has been great. He gives us regular updates (including photos) and is very professional and reliable.
I have used Alex several times now and he never fails to go above and beyond. It's such a relief to have someone you can trust care for your animal, even on short notice. And my Phoebe absolutely adores Skye!
Alex is a total gem. Caring, smart, funny... Honestly, I was a little skeptical I would ever be comfortable leaving my dog with a stranger, but 2 minutes into our meet+greet, Alex no longer felt like a stranger.

Moose loved him, and he was happy and well rested when we picked him up.

I'll definitely reach out to Alex again! In fact, I just did!
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This was our first experience with DogVacay and Alex was incredible. He took time for a meet and greet with him and his dog. He sent pictures during the day and was extremely responsive when we were coordinating dropoff and pickup. Our dog had a lot of fun and came home nice and tired. We would definitely like to use Alex in the future
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Alex and his dog Skye where excellent hosts for my chihuahua mix, Phoebe. Phoebe is normally intimidated by large dogs, but Skye was so mellow and gentle with her they hit it off immediately. Alex's medical background also made me feel secure leaving Phoebe in his care. He was knowledgable about all her medications and completely at ease administering them according to her schedule. All the photos of Phoebe sent during my time away showed her relaxed and happy in their home. I would highly recommend Alex (and Skye).
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Alex was awesome and really stepped in from out of nowhere at the last minute to help when we were in a bind. He definitely went above and beyond. You can tell when someone is a dog lover and enjoys watching your dog and taking her out as if she was one of theirs. Alex is that guy. Thanks again Alex!
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Alex was an amazing host! He could not have been more friendly & accommodating to us & our poochie. We felt especially good about leaving our dog with him given his veterinary experience. He also provided us with several photo updates, so we could see that our dog was having a great time. His dog is also very friendly! We will definitely be asking Alex to watch our dog the next time we go out of town. It's quite a relief to know that we can trust someone like him with our baby. Highly recommended!
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