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Ali H.

31 Reviews
11 Repeat Guests
$48/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 30 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
All Ages OK
Must Be Spayed or Neutered
Must Be Vaccinated

Ali's Resident Pets

Russ
Brussels Griffon
Male
6 yr 5 mo old

Ali's Apartment

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Large Roof Deck
100% fenced & locked
Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside

About Ali

20 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
Hi! My name is Ali. I'm a neurotic dog mom and a serious dog lover who is here to provide care for pups with the most intense, to the most laid back owners. Your pup will be treated like a member of the family and will receive the same amount of love as my own dog. I've watched over 30 dogs here on DogVacay of all sizes and special needs, many of them are repeat guests, as well as countless friends dogs. I work 7:30AM-4:00PM in Brooklyn, about 15 mins from my apt - so I'm very close to home. My husband Kyle works 9:00AM to 6:00PM, so pups are barely alone for a full work day. I live in a 2 bedroom apt. with my husband in Brooklyn, with our own beautiful, large terrace, for maximum playtime, of course! We also have a gorgeous roof deck where we love watching sunsets with our own pup. Von King park is a few blocks away, which we take long walks through daily. We have a little pooch of our own, his name is Russ. He's a Brussels Griffon/Terrier mix rescue. He's super laid back, independent, loves other dogs (as long as they're neutered!) and is always down for a nice long walk. He lives to be outside, so your pup will get tons of outdoor time! Our daily schedule consists of waking up with an immediate long walk, followed by feeding. As soon as I get home from work, around 4:30, he gets a long walk and dinner, and then another long walk before bed. (Sometimes 2 walks before bed!) We always let Russ hang out on the terrace or roof for hours (whenever we're home to supervise!), so your dog will enjoy sunning with Russ! Energetic guest pups love to get their energy out on the roof and run like crazy! I give my pooch healthy treats, like apples and carrots, along with fruit based dog treats which your pup is more than welcome to share with your permission, of course. Russ has a big toy bin filled with goodies that he LOVES to share! I am more than willing to customize care for your dog if needed. If you have a certain routine you'd rather stick to, just let me know! I'll also send you photos as often as you'd like while you're away. No amount of photos is too many for me! We can even FaceTime!
I understand the importance of finding a great dog sitter. I pride myself (and so does Russ!) in providing the absolute best care for your dog. Your pooch will be treated as one of my own. And they MAY just have a better vacay than you do!

Russ and I are looking forward to meeting you!

* I provide curbside pick-up & drop-off. For owners with older dogs, or if you're just on the run! I'm more than happy to come out and scoop up/drop off your pooch and his/her things. Because Nobody wants to hail another cab or find a parking spot! (Please note that we live in a 3 story walk-up. I have no problem carrying smaller or older dogs up & down the stairs! But please make sure your larger dog can handle the walk up.)

* If your dog has special medical needs (such as shots or specific medication administering), I am more than happy to have you show me how it's done so that I can provide this service for you.

* Last minute bookings are no problem! Russ and I understand that life happens. You can bring your pooch and their things along on the meet and greet and if all goes well, we will host your dog that night! **Booking confirmation must be complete prior or during meet & greet.

*I am very flexible with drop-off and pick-up times, any pick-up times AFTER 10:00PM the night your pups vacay ends must be discussed before booking a reservation. If you have a very late pick-up time, we can work out a custom rate if need be. (I wake up at 6:00am Monday-Friday, therefore very late night pick-ups are difficult during the week, as I want to ensure that your pup and mine get the morning walk they deserve!) Any one-off instances can be discussed at the time of need. Because we understand that life happens, and we are extremely flexible!

** Russ and I do our absolute best to make your pups vacay as enjoyable and comfortable as possible from the meet and greet to the last day of your pups stay! There's truly nothing we love lore than reading your reviews about your stay with us. Please leave a review and let us know how your stay was!

We look forward to your stay with us!!
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Can administer oral medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Separation anxiety
  • Advanced senior issues

Ali H.

31 Reviews
11 Repeat Guests
$48/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 30 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated November 27, 2016

Credentials

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Community Mentor
One of DogVacay's top Hosts and a mentor to new members of our Host community.
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.
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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 Ali's Home
$48 /night
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for more than 4 hours/day
  • 3-4 potty breaks/day
  • 3+ walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
Baths
$15 /bath
Pick-Up/Drop-Off
$15 each way
  • Willing to travel 1 mile
31 Reviews
Ali was amazing. My wife went into labor and the original person we had lined up to watch our dog had a last minute conflict. Thanks to Dogvacay I was able to connect with Ali while at the hospital and arrange for her to pickup our dog. During the stay she was incredibly responsive and provided lots of updates and pictures of our dog having awesome and fun weekend with her. I am not sure he even wanted to come back to us. I would highly recommend Ali and hope to have our dog stay with her again in the future.
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My boyfriend and I had a crazy traveling schedule and needed to find a last minute sitter for our English Bulldog, Franklin. I needed to drop off Franklin on a Wednesday and found Ali on Sunday. Even though it was extremely last minute, Ali answered my request immediately and even set up a meet and greet for us 2 hours after we had messaged her. She was extremely flexible and accommodating of our needs. We are what most people would consider "crazy dog parents" and often have a lot of anxiety when leaving Franklin, for any amount of time. Ali was so amazing and understanding of or anxieties. She provided multiple photos , videos and text updates every day. She is so kind, friendly, personable and took amazing care of Franklin !! We will absolutely be booking Ali again in the future!
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Ali sent us some updates and pictures and we could see that our dog was clearly enjoying herself while making new friends. We would definitely contact Ali again in the future if we need a sitter for our dog.
This was my first time using a sitter site, and I'm a really protective dog mom so I was a little unsure about the whole stranger taking care of my dog thing. But Ali put that all at ease as soon as I met her! Her and her husband Kyle, and their awesome pup Russ have a great vibe! Definitely dog loving trust worthy people! My dog Moose has a lot of anxiety (came from an abusive past, still working out his issues) so I wasn't sure how he was going to do staying not in his own apartment, and how he would do with a dog he didn't know. At the meet and greet Moose felt right at home instantly!! I've never seen him adapt that quickly to something new! They definitely have some dog whispering magic! Ali was also so great about sending updates and pics while I was away. I loved seeing how comfortable and happy he was. I think Moose was so happy he barely even noticed his family was gone haha! I 110% recommend her to watch your pups! If you want someone to love your dog as much as you do, this is where your dog will get it! She is awesome and it was a really positive experience! THANK YOU SO MUCH Ali, Kyle and Russ!!!!! :)
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Ali was amazing! I like to know what my dog is up to while I'm away, and Ali sent me daily updates with pictures included. My dog seemed like she had a great time, and was sad to have to leave! Ali will definitely be our go-to from now on.
If I could give more than 5 stars, I would! This is the 3rd time Ali has taken care of my pup, and definitely won't be the last. Ali truly cares about the animals she takes care of, which shows through every picture and update she sends. Every time we bring my dog back, he is excited to see her....to me, that is the most telling. I never feel worried when I leave my dog with Ali, as I know he is in good hands.
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This was our second time booking with Ali and she continues to be the best! Our pup can be a little sneaky when it comes to taking his medication and she made sure that he actually swallowed it every time. We will definitely book again!
Ali rocks. I can tell my dog Ruby had a fantastic stay. I would definitely recommend her, and will book again. Thank you Ali!!
So accommodating and understanding of our schedule, and our senior dog's needs.
This was our dog's second time staying with Ali, and again a great experience! Thank you!!
This was the first time that I would have to leave my fur-baby with someone other than family and I was a nervous wreck! My husband and I met with Ali and she immediately put me at ease. Her home was clean and she had no problem letting my pooch snuggle her on the furniture. Throughout the two days she texted me photos and videos which I absolutely loved and appreciated. My Shiba Inu Kiaya, had the best time and was well cared for. She came back happily worn out from all the outdoor time she had. I would absolutely recommend Ali to everyone. You will not be disappointed, she treats every dog like her own.
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Ali is a dog owner's dream come true!! Our dog Leo doesn't get along with everyone and we were really nervous about leaving him for 5 days with someone we had never met. Ali was so communicative and understanding from the get go that I knew Leo would be safe with her and her fiance. She sent tons of picture updates and it was clear from the photos that Leo had fallen in love. I didn't think he would want to leave! I just brought Leo home and I can tell that he had a wonderful time. He is calm and happy and clearly not mad at me for leaving him for a few days. We will DEFINITELY be booking with Ali and her fiance again. What a find.
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I simply can not say enough great things about Ali!!! I had an out of town wedding and needed to have my puppy stay with someone for a few days. A friend recommended DogVacay and after reading reviews and communicating with Ali- I felt comfortable leaving my furry little one with her. We had a meet and greet and could see that my dog immediately fell in love with Ali and her pup.
All things were going well until my little guy had a bit of a separation anxiety breakdown :) I mean a BREAKDOWN destructive meltdown. Ali was simply amazing- she remained so calm, cared for Choco (my pup);s anxiety and was beyond understanding. She was so sweet with Choco and me. I got plenty of pictures, text messages and regular updates--I felt connected to my little furry child. I would 100% recommend Ali to anyone and all looking for a caring and loving puppy caregiver. Hoping to work on my little guy's separation anxiety and would most definitely use Ali again. Simply can not recommend enough
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We left our dog with Ali and Kyle for a week and a half, and it was a last minute booking so I was kind of nervous as we had never used dog vacay before. Ali was 100% the right choice - she provided daily pictures and videos of them playing with our dog at the park, in their backyard and in their home. I have never felt so happy and confident that our dog was being taken care of in the best possible way - I was almost worried he wouldn't want to come home with us!! I will definitely use Ali again, you can tell she truly loves dogs and treats them as her own.
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Ali was awesome - warm, friendly, and communicative. She took great care of our pup (who is a handful) with poise & grace. No-brainer five star review. Thanks, Ali!
Thanks for accommodating our old dog. When we got back she didn't seem stressed at all.
Ali is an incredible host!! She took such good care of my two dogs that I was afraid they wouldn't want to come home with me after their stay! Ali watched my dogs for over a week, and sent plenty of adorable photos and videos, which kept me at ease throughout my vacation. They got plenty of exercise during their stay- multiple walks a day, dog park visits, plus Ali has an awesome backyard! I couldn't ask for a better host to take care of my dogs, and I will definitely be booking future stays!
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Ali was super accommodating and updated me everyday with a picture of Brutus. It was a last minute booking and Ali made it as easy as possible for me. Her apartment has a gorgeous backyard area and Brutus definitely loved playing in that yard. Picked him up without a fuss. He definitely looked at home and well looked after in their apartment!
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Ali was extremely accommodating when I needed to leave town at the last minute. She sent me pics of Shannys stay and he had a great overall stay
If you can't already tell from her bio, take it from someone who has used Ali as a host - she is FANTASTIC! This was my first experience using a dog sitter and instead of worrying about my dog the entire time I was away, my mind was at ease knowing that he was being taken care of so well by Ali. She sent daily updates and photos of King and he looked like he was having a blast!! I would absolutely recommend Ali and Kyle - I'll be using them again!
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Ali was a terrific host for our dog. Our pup got lots of walks and time to both cuddle and play and we parents got daily photos and updates, which we were so grateful for! Would highly recommend Ali!!
Shanny had a great time during his stay! Ali provided me with updates and pics everyday. She was extremely flexible with me picking up and dropping off Shanny.
Ali was a great host! After meeting her I could tell she really loved dogs and that Charlie would be in good hands. I am a very relaxed owner that doesn't snap or yell at Charlie... I could tell she was the same type of dog owner and that was really comforting. She sent me picture texts everyday and even made Charlie a bandanna to match her pup's. She was also very accommodating with drop off and pick up and even called a car for me to take me and Char home. Charlie will def like to stay again! First choice!
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Ali was great with Jake. He really took to her and she was very willing to accommodate his needs. She even introduced him to his new favorite treat! She was flexible and willing to work with my schedule. I definitely intend to be a repeat customer.
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Ali was great (and a huge lifesaver over a holiday weekend!) Even though our dog was only there for one night, she sent us multiple updates and let us know how she was doing. Highly recommend!
Ali did a great job! Bullseye was happy and well-exercised when I picked her up after a 4-night stay, and each of those days Ali sent a fun action photo. Once I even received a video of Bullseye playing merrily. It was very nice.
Ali was amazing. She was able to take my reservation at the last minute and sent text updates all weekend. Definitely will be going to her again in the future!
Ali was the best dog sitter anyone could ask for!! She was so easy to communicate with and schedule drop off and pick up. She kept us up to date with texts and photos, which kept us at ease. I could tell that Biscuit was comfortable with her and in her adorable apartment. Biscuit came home really tired, so it was clear that he had a great time with Ali and her amazingly cute dog, Russ!!
Liz & William
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As always amazing! I swear he has a better time on my vacations than I do!
I couldnt have had a better experience with Ali! Pooh had a better vacation I think than I did, and he returned a tired and extremely happy pup! I would definitely recommend Ali!
I really can't say enough great things about Ali and the stay that my dog Lucy had with her. She lives with her boyfriend and her Brussels Griffon named Russ, both very nice :). My dog seemed to be given lots of love and while I was away Ali constantly checked in by posting pictures to the site and emailing videos. Her dog Russ is a sweet playful guy who my dog became fast friends with. By the end of the vacay the two were spooning.

It was a huge plus for me that Ali works from home, so Lucy had constant companionship, as well as attention should anything go wrong (which nothing did.) Also Ali lives close to Tompkins Park, which has a dog run, so I saw plenty of pics posted of Lucy and Russ running around with the other dogs.

All I know is that next vacation I'm going straight to Ali.
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