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Allen C.

24 Reviews
5 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 15 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:

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, Rabbits, gerbils, hamsters, or pet rodents, Caged birds, Reptiles

Allen's Resident Pets

Golden Retriever
11 yr 6 mo old

Allen's House

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

About Allen

10 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
I am a semi retired mortgage banker and have raised dogs my entire life.
My wife and I are dog lovers and are always asked to dog sit for friends when they travel.
I work from home and until recently spent my entire day with my golden retriever. We would go for walks, go to the park and play on the beach.
Our beloved Deebo recently passed away and my wife and I are not ready to get a dog of our own but want to share our love and affection with other pets.
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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

Allen C.

24 Reviews
5 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 15 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:


  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated February 24, 2017


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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Allen's Home
$40 /night
  • Watches up to 5 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for no more than 1 hour/day
  • 5+ potty breaks/day
  • 3+ walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
House Sitting Overnight At Your Home
$50 /night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for no more than 1 hour/day
  • Willing to travel 25 miles
Daycare At Allen's Home
$40 /day
  • Watches up to 4 dogs/day
Dog Walking
$20 /half-hour
$30 /hour
  • Willing to travel 25 miles
$25 /visit
  • Willing to travel 25 miles
$20 /bath
$15 each way
  • Willing to travel 25 miles
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24 Reviews
Allen was quick to respond to my request and very easy to work with. He sent me photos of my dog several times with updates. Schultz came home tired so I assume it was from all the playing! I would use Allen again.
My rescue dog, Max, is terrified of confined spaces and kennels are extremely stressful for him, so finding Allen and Arlene to care for him when I had to be away for a few days was nothing short of a godsend. They are caring and affectionate, the visiting dogs have the run of the house and are made to feel right at home, so much so that I'm not so sure Max was ready to leave. Max went for several walks a day and Allen sent regular texts and pictures updating us about Max while we were away. I can't recommend them highly enough. I will definitely use them again.
Words do not describe how amazing Allen and Arlene were with our sweet little Elle. She immediately warmed up from the moment she walked in their door! We found them at the last minute and they were so incredibly accommodating. We got daily updates with pictures reassuring us that she was having fun and enjoying herself as well as all the adventures she was having with her new furry friends. We were able to really enjoy our time on Marco knowing that she was in good hands.
Elle can't wait for her next vacay with Allen and Arlene.
Our dog had a wonderful stay with Allen and I would recommend him without reservation to anyone looking for dog care. Allen was incredibly responsive and I couldn't be happier with his everything went!
We were very pleased with our experience with ALLEN, Bernie was lucky to have a vacation of his own. We will definitely use ALLEN again
They were well prepared. Dog seemed happy and well cared for. We will call them again when we need a pet sitter for Wrigley
Brought our two dogs on vacation with us from Canada. We were going on a cruise and needed a place for them to stay for the week. Allen offered a very personalized, worry free, and comfortable experience from prebooking questions online to emailed pictures throughout the dogs stay. The two dogs had a great time and even got a little report card/thank you note at the end of their stay! Would book again for sure!
Allen and Arlene and true dog lovers! They treat their doggie guests like family and keep owners updated throughout the stay with pictures, concerns or just general updates. They were very accommodating with drop off and return logistics and times. We will certainly use them fact, I'm sure our dogs already miss them!!!
Allen took the absolute best cars of Rupert during our week vacation, so much so i dont think Rupert wanted to leave! I would and will recommend him to anyone in the area looking for a sitter.
Allen and his wife are AMAZING !!!! After interviewing MANY potential sitters, we found the perfect match. They are the most gracious people I have ever met. We were so nervous about trusting a perfect stranger with our dogs but after meeting them ALL our worries were laid to rest. They kept me posted through the day as to how they were settling in and judging from the pictures they sent me, my dogs felt right at home. The peace of mind they have provided us is priceless. Most importantly, my kids loved being with them.
We are new to Marco Island and don't know many people yet. Finding a sitter was difficult as we don't wish to board our Dog at a kennel. We found Dog Vacay and Allen!!! We couldn't be happier!! Allen and his wife helped me relax and know that Bailey (11yr old Wheaten Terrier) was in a loving and caring home. They updated me with pictures and notes throughout her stay. I will make them my first call in the future! ❤️
Allen offers dogs the pet version of the Four Seasons or Ritz Carlton, including daily texts and photos to eliminate all worries and guilt about leaving your dog behind when you travel.

Allen even went to the store and bought treats for Buddy when he ate all the hot dogs we had provided.

Strongly recommend!
Allen was amazing!!!! He was always so quick to respond when I was booking the reservation and happy to answer the questions that I had. He sent us pictures and updates of our dog, Charlie, everyday... which my young children loved getting to see their puppy everyday! What a treat! My parents were so impressed with Allen and his daily updates that they plan to use him the next time they travel. It made our vacation more relaxing knowing that Charlie was being loved on and getting more attention from Allen and his wife than he probably gets at home! haha! :) Allen is wonderful and super easy to work with! We will be using him again in the future!
Allen and Arlene were great with our very shy and timid lab mix Oscar. They truly cared about his well-being and let him adjust to being away from home at his own pace. They sent updates with pictures each day and were flexible and easy-going with picking up and dropping off. We felt very good knowing Oscar was in such great hands and look forward to his next visit with them. Highly recommended.
Our dogs (Dorothy & Holly) stayed with Allen and Arlene for two weeks in April of 2016 and we couldn't have been happier with the love & care they received! We were in Marco for a family vacation and it was comforting knowing the girls were close by in a home environment. Allen & Arlene sent numerous pictures and texts during the dogs' stay and kept us informed of how things were going - those were great and showed how well the girls were fitting in/getting along in their home (they were having a more relaxing vacation that we were so the next time we go to Marco we want to stay with A&A, too)! It's evident that Allen & Arlene truly love dogs and they treat their furry guests as family (which is exactly what we were hoping for)! Thank you for a wonderful, worry-free experience - we all look forward to seeing you again in Paradise!
Maura, Shane, Miette, Dorothy & Holly (o:
Allen C. and his wife were phemomenal with our dog, Motts. Initially I was very scared and concerned to leave our 10 month old Golden Doodle for 10 weeks, however, Allen quickly eased my concerns and fears. Allen speaks from his heart and everything he does comes directly from his heart!!!! Allen and his wife kept me posted on how Motts was doing and they sent me pictures to show me that Motts had no problem settling into their household. Allen and his wife always treated Motts as if he was their own dog and they truly spoiled him!!!!!!!! Next spring when we are in Marco Island, FL I will not hesitate to contact Allen when we need a sitter for Motts. In conclusion, I just cannot come up with enough words and/or phrases to describe Allen, his wife, and our positive experience with them!!!!!!!❤️
Our Georgia settled in very quickly and was getting belly rubs almost immediately from Allen and Arlene. She loved her stay with them - so much better than a boarding kennel - came home happy and healthy! Actually, we're not sure she really wanted to come home because it meant a 3 day car ride!!
Allen and Arlene provided a loving and caring home for our Dory. They were extremely flexible and accommodating honoring our pick-up and drop-off requests.
Allen kept us updated about Dory's adjustment and sent pictures of her "settling in". Dory was always given hugs when leaving or arriving.
We give Allen and Arlene our highest recommendation.
Fred and Susan
Allen was great to work with and his response time was fantastic. I contacted him last minute and he made arrangements that evening for a meet and greet. Lucy and Riley enjoyed their stay with Allen. We will definetely be visiting him again. Thank you Allen for making the girls feel like they were at home. Loved the pics
Our Golden Doodle named Chessie stayed with Allen for several days. I could tell she had a lot of TLC. Allen is very easy to talk to and will call you back or post information quickly. We will use him again when we need a dog sitter. Dennis
Allen is great and his response time was fantastic! He has a laid back, relaxed personality but asserts himself as the pack leader.
We felt very comfortable leaving our pup with him overnight. He had control of the dogs he was caring for and he said he would introduce our puppy to the group slowly which was comforting to me. His house is set up to allow separation of dogs that do not get along so you know they will all be safe. He is both nurturing and energetic, I would recommend him highly.
Fantastic experience for Brady Blue and us. I think
he would have stayed with Allen and Arlene rather than come home with us! What a find! You can go away and not worry about your dog spending his day locked up in a crate! Long walks, play time, quiet time and sleeping on the bed - just like at home! Brady is looking forward to his next visit to Allen and Arlene.
We had a wonderful experience with Dogvacay and Allen C. He is such a pleasant, knowledgeable person and we could tell immediately that he truly loves dogs and taking care of our pets. He constantly kept us updated on their status and sent pictures via text during the weekend. We are so happy that we discovered Dogvacay and will definitely use Allen C's services again. I highly recommend him to any dog owners.
What an awesome experience we had with our dog hosts. They loved and cared for our puppies like their own. Allen and his wife sent daily updates and photos which was so reassuring to us and we were able to enjoy a worry free vacation knowing our pups were in excellent hands. Our hosts had an incredibly beautiful home and no area was off limits. Our pups swam in the pool and enjoyed fantastic outside views and had free rein of the entire house. Our hosts were responsive within minutes to any of our questions. We already are planning our next trip with it being based on our hosts availability to care for our pets.Don't think twice about booking with Allen and his wife-you and your pets will have an amazing experience.
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