Boarding, Walks & Play with Alex

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Alex D.

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9 Reviews
1 Repeat Guest
$25/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 5 minutes
  • 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, Caged birds

Alex's Townhome

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

About Alex

14 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
I currently live in Fishtown, Philadelphia, and am working from home as a music producer. Aside from enjoying the relaxing music I write, your dog will enjoy all that Fishtown has to offer. There are 5 parks within walking distance from my home, as well as the PALMER DOGGIE DEPOT that is on the street I am located at. Socialized dogs will absolutely have a great time staying with me as we spend time at the dog park and make new friends!

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I have no restrictions on in-home visits and daily walks. As for boarding in my home, my only restriction would be against larger breeds (mastiff, great dane, cane corso, bernese mountain, etc.)

During a long-term stay with me, I will gladly spend individual time with your pooch for naps, massages, feedings, play time, and even aromatherapy (with owner's permission).

>>Please bring leashes and/or crates if necessary, as well as food and treats >>based on your animals diet. I have extra food and a leash, but some dogs >>needs may differ.

My love for dogs started from the day I was born. My parents raised me with a beagle and they could tell I was an animal lover, especially when our beagle had pups of her own. Aside from owning different breeds throughout my life, I spent the past 2 years working at a top quality dog kennel and day care. My love for dogs extends to all breeds, shapes, sizes, and attitudes. I was responsible for monitoring large and small dog play groups, being the peace keeper when things get ruff, but also giving care to the more shy/anxious dogs.

(I have indicated my availability for other pet types because I have previously owned: snakes, lizards, fish, frogs, rabbits, ducks, and cats)
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Can administer oral medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Separation anxiety
  • Aggressive behavior
  • Leash Pulling

Alex D.

Online Now!
9 Reviews
1 Repeat Guest
$25/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 5 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated February 9, 2017

Credentials

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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Alex's Home
$25 /night
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for no more than 1 hour/day
  • 5+ potty breaks/day
  • 3+ walks/day
  • Pets will sleep in their own beds
House Sitting Overnight At Your Home
$45 /night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for no more than 1 hour/day
  • Willing to travel 15 miles
Daycare At Alex's Home
$18 /day
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/day
Dog Walking
$14 /half-hour
$22 /hour
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
Check-ins
$20 /visit
  • Willing to travel 15 miles
Pick-Up/Drop-Off
$18 each way
  • Willing to travel 15 miles
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2 Testimonials
Nov 2016
I have Alex watch over my corgis when I go away for the weekend and during the weekdays while I work full time. He has taken really good care of my dogs over the years, and I've always been pretty picky of those who are around and watch my dogs because my corgis are a handful. It has been so reassuring to have someone I can depend on and trust to take care of my pups without concern that they're being mistreated. He makes sure that my dogs are getting enough attention, walks, and care they need. I've even seen how well he handles and treats his dog, and I have watched how well he takes care of the dogs at his previous workplace. The dogs loved him, and I honestly couldn't recommend a better person to be with animals than Alex.
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Nov 2016
I worked with Alex at a Pet Resort for two years. Whether it was the most gigantic Cane Corso, who went bananas every time he saw Alex, or the tiniest Chihuahua, who loved to perch on his shoulder, Alex was gentle and caring. He was able to maintain a large group of dogs, big and small, but really loved doing one on one play with the dogs that are better off with just people. They responded so well to him, and their owners would ask if he was working, knowing that he would take extra time and care for their babies. He is a truly good person and more than capable of handling any type of dog.
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9 Reviews
This was Mookie's first stay with Alex and it was a long one, so I have to admit, I was a bit nervous. That was completely unfounded because everything was great! Alex sent me daily photos and updates about their adventures throughout the city. Mookie even seemed a bit reluctant to come home. I think they had a good time. We will absolutely hire him again.
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Phoebe had a great time with Alex! He was super responsive and sent a couple daily pic/video updates which were fun. I would highly recommend!
Alex was fantastic, very skilled at managing my very alpha and very grumpy dog with another dog at his place during the Vacay. He didn't even mind that Judy took over his couch! Will work with Alex again.
Alex was AMAZING! I submitted the reservation request for a same day booking, and he responded within 5 minutes. He was so flexible and accommodating. My dog can be a little shy/scared at first, and he was really good at making her feel comfortable and at home. She even peed on his floor from being nervouse, and he was so nice about it. When I came back to pick her up, it was obvious that she felt at home with Alex. He even helped me carry her stuff out to my car. Great host. Will use again!
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Alex was super welcoming and accommodating for me and my puppy Zeus. I was running late to drop him off, and then last minute asked Alex to bring him home for me on my return. He sent daily pictures and video updates, took my dog to the park multiple times per day, and my puppy came home happy and thoroughly played-out! I'll definitely be booking with Alex again!

Thank you!
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Very friendly host, I`m glad to find such a responsible host like Alex ! I would ask him again to watch my english buldog Roxy when I`m back in town again !!
When I needed to add an extra day to Holly's stay, Alex was more than accommodating.
Alex is so kind and thoughtful. He would send me update photos and videos every day and Holly was actually sad to leave him. 10/10 would recommend.
Very easy and flexible. Even reduced the rate because he was only watching a few hours instead of an overnight while my girlfriend and I were at dinner. Will 100% use again.
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