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Alex G.

47 Reviews
29 Repeat Guests
$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
List of Breeds Not Accepted
Pit Bull - American Staffordshire Terrier, Pit Bull - Bull Terrier

Alex's Resident Pets

Katie
Golden Retriever
Female
5 yr 11 mo old
Clover
Labrador Retriever
Female
4 yr 11 mo old

Alex's House

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Large Yard
100% fenced & locked
Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside
Great for senior pets
Dog door access

About Alex

5 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
I am a certified dog trainer, I work with dogs full-time, I have excellent references, and am trained in dog CPR and First Aid.
Dogs at my home are given daily walks, lots of play time, and we don't allow any aggressive dogs or bullies. (I'm trying to create an atmosphere of safety and harmony, so if any dog disrupts our calm home with pushy behavior, constant barking, or destructive behavior, I will try to help the dog adjust, but if they can't relax here I can't continue to sit for them. It's not fair to the rest of the dogs, and to my wife :)
Please note that I cannot accept pit bulls for training or sitting, as they scare the other dogs and clients too much.
I will send you pictures and videos of your dog playing and taking long walks, my goal is to keep your dog safe and comfortable, I love playing games with dogs almost as much as they love it!
I love all dogs, and have experience with just about every breed and age, from mastiff to miniatures, from puppies to seniors, I can care for your dog in my safe, comfortable home. :)
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Can administer oral medicine
Can administer injected medicine
CPR / First-Aid certified
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Separation anxiety
  • Leash Pulling
  • Not yet house-trained
  • Advanced senior issues

Alex G.

47 Reviews
29 Repeat Guests
$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 December 5, 2016

Credentials

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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Premium Pet Insurance, 24/7 Customer Support and Daily Photo Updates!

Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Alex's Home
$25 /night
  • Watches up to 5 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for no more than 1 hour/day
  • Dogs will have full access outside for potty breaks
  • 1 walk/day
  • Pets will sleep in their own beds
Daycare At Alex's Home
$20 /day
  • Watches up to 5 dogs/day
Dog Walking
$15 /half-hour
$25 /hour
  • Willing to travel 15 miles
Training
$35 /hour
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47 Reviews
He is a great guy who treat dogs as his family. He had good backyard and friendly dogs for my dog to play with. I enjoyed he posting pictures and videos to see how my dog was doing. I will use him again.
Alex did a fabulous job with Hazard and patiently worked with him and his fears of being left. We really appreciate his love of dogs!
Whitman loved his stay! He came back as happy as ever!! I received pictures and videos throughout the day of Whitman playing and having a ball. It definitely put my mind at ease while I was away. I already booked my next stay!!
Alex was absolutely amazing and super professional! My dog left cheerful and happy! Alex updated me daily with cute pics of my pup and I was able to enjoy my trip without having to worry about my Pom. Alex is amazing and I'd recommend him to anyone.
Alex did a great job taking care of Motown! We will be using him again!
I'm very happy with Alex and the care he gave Georgia I would recommend him to all dog parents who love their pets!! Thank you Alex!!
Loved that there was no cages and a dog door to go in and out. Zoey loved the walks ( that's what she told me ). And great rates!
My dogs and I love their stays with Alex. He has a dog friendly environment for dogs! Alex loves dogs and it shows in his care and concern for his dog guests. He takes the dogs for a walk and I loved that he sent video and pics to me! Alex made me feel very comfortable leaving my dogs with him.
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Alex is very passionate about his dog visitors. He made us feel so comfortable when showing us where CC would stay and discussing her schedule. He sent me videos and added suggestions as to how I could get the best results with her training. He responded to communications very quickly, which eased my mind. I would recommend having your dog have a Vacay with Alex.
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Alex has been a fantastic host to our two dogs Ghost and Lady. The few times he has hosted our dogs were last minute reservations. Alex shows such a tremendous passion and love for our dogs that has made us feel willing and comfortable for him to take care of them. When we are away Alex does a great job updating us with photos of how our dogs are doing. I strongly recommend/urge anyone in the area in need of a sitter to choose Alex.
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Alex was great and we felt totally comfortable leaving our dog with him!
Alex was a great host for my 2 dogs. Took very great care of them. He is very active and his time spent with them was greatly appreciated. Plan to use him in the future.
My dogs loved their stay with Alex. The pictures and video he sent helped ease our minds. We will definitely be using his service in the future. They came home very tired and relaxed! Best decision we could of made for them!
My two beagles enjoyed their time with Alex. The daily pictures showed me they were having fun being dogs while staying with Alex. I highly recommend him.
Alex has been working with our dog to help him get used to being around other dogs. Things have been going great.
Alex is great. Used his service in the past and will use his service again in the future. Thank you.
Alex is obviously a skilled dog handler. My dog was aggressive and playful, but Alex was able to improve his behavior with other dogs.
Alex was simply the best !! I enjoyed his photo updates all the time and knew my baby boy was in great hands !! I will be using him again for any future dog sitting needs
As soon as I met Alex, I could tell that he loves dogs and loves what he does. My dogs have been with him several times now, and I am confident that they are in loving, capable hands. He provides daily photo updates on their activities, and texts me if he has a question about something regarding their care. My dogs are my babies, and I feel comfortable leaving them with Alex!
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Alex was great with my my Maddie and Joe! I felt comfortable leaving them within minutes of seeing how he greeted and responded to them. I loved the picture updates throughout their stay and will definitely board with him again.
Alex was great once again.
Alex is great with dogs but I think our senior dog was just a little too old for the environment there. Appreciated the pictures we received every day while we were away.
Alex was great with my 2 dogs. He was even good with my tiny 4lb puppy and helped her to housebreak! You can really tell he loves working with dogs. We would use him again!
We were very pleased with Alex and we are confident that he gave Noah the care and attention he needed. Would definitely use Alex again to watch Noah.
I was extremely pleased with the quick response and even though we gave a short notice Alex was able to accommodate us. Riley is our precious little boy and it was hard to leave him with someone who wasn't family . But I am assured he did fine and enjoyed spending time with the other dogs.
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My dog is small and never been around any large dogs. Alex handled his fear very well. I felt very confident that my dog was being well taken care of. The daily updates and his returning my phone calls was wonderful. Thank you AlexJazzy will be coming to visit again! .
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Alex is a "dogs best friend". He handled our 6 lb Yorkie and our 100+ pound yellow lab with kid gloves. He just has a way to make the dogs feel at home. His "system" adjusts to the dogs needs and it is obvious he tends to each dog as if they were the only one there. His daily walks and pictures makes you feel confident you wont be sorry you stayed with Alex. I wish the hotels I stayed in were as attentive as Alex was with my dogs.
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This is my fourth time having Alex take care of my Yorkie Maggie. He takes good care of her and sends me photos to keep me updated which is appreciated. I will be using Alex in the future!
Alex is great with Zeus. He's been teaching him a few comands and Zeus really like going there.
Another great stay for my dog Maggie with Alex and the bunch. Thanks!
Buster had such a great time with Alex. We have already booked his next stay. Alex sent us pictures everyday, took Buster for walks everyday. Treated that boy like a king! :) We are so excited to have such a great place for our pet child to stay where he is safe, and so comfortable!!!
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Alex was great! He was very accommodating to our schedule and kept us updated while we were gone. You can tell he loves animals and we knew our dog was in good hands. We will definitely be taking our dog back!
I have taken George to Alex many times now. Alex is very tentative and continues to help with my dog's training. George is my little fur son and it's reassuring to know he's in good hands. I highly recommend Alex!
Alex was professional and very helpful with Caesar.
Alex was fantastic with our St. Bernard, Ivy! She has been with him for daycare as well as a recent vacation and is always excited to see him when we arrive at his home. We loved and looked forward to getting updates/pictures/video when she was in his care and will definitely be going to Alex in the future.
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Thank you so much for an amazing vacation Colt had! Definitely will be back! They treated my dog as if he was part of the family, which was exactly what I was looking for.
Alex was great with our golden retriever, Brody. We did a meet and greet prior to making the reservation and was able to see his home.
Alex talked to Brody and introduced him to the other dogs. All of the dogs were well natured and friendly.
We left Brody for one week and felt very comfortable. Text messages, video and pictures were sent daily. It was like Brody was enjoying his own vacation and always appeared happy in the daily pics. I will utilize Alex again, he was happy to be with Brody and all the other dogs were well behaved and taken care of.
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Did an initial meet and greet with Alex. My dog Davey doesn't always meet new dogs well. Alex had his two dogs and a couple more he was watching at the house. We came in they sniffed and all said 'meh' no reaction. Awesomeness. It is a great environment for any dog. He is a good leader which is reflected in his two dogs. He stayed the weekend and came home chilled out. Pics sent to me daily. Good place for my Davey dog -will use his services agai thank you Alex !
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Alex was great! He was able to do last minute booking. Will consider using Alex again. Thank you.
Alex sent us pictures at least once a day to show that our kids were doing well. He was great to work with and we hope to be able to use him again. When we picked up the kids, they were excited to see us but also seemed as if they would be very content if we left them there! They slept all the way home and slept all night, so obviously they got a lot more exercise than they usually get at home! Thanks for being so good with them, Alex!
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Alex recently took great care of my Yorkie, even got her to go on a walk with the other dogs. Alex kept me posted with photos on how she was doing while in his care. Will use Alex again. Thanks!
We had not known about Alex before this recent stay. Even though we found him rather shortly before the 4th of July Alex agreed to a 'meet n greet'. He spent time with my husband and me along with our fur-baby, Gibby Gibby has not been very socialized with other dogs. Alex was certain that he could help Gibby with this So...we brought Gibby to Alex on the chosen date. We received a number of pictures of Gibby. Gibby did good. We will definitely have Gibby stay with Alex again!?? ??...,
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Maggie received great care with Alex during her stay. I will be using Alex again in the near future.
Alex is amazing. We searched for a good place to send our 14 week puppy for a long time and couldn't have asked for anyone better. As he puts it, "the house is set up for dogs". We get daily photos and he is always prompt in his responses. Kona will definitely be one of his regulars.
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Alex was very accommodating for my last minute need for a dog sitter. George is 11 months old and still has a lot to learn. Alex was great with helping with the training. I would highly recommend Alex as well as I will call on him again. Thanks!
Great experience. Very fast to answer request, able to meet before - even to take our 2 dogs for just one night. Fenced in backyard with doggie door, pet friendly environment, other dogs to play with. No need to bring lots of pet items - he has options there if no special needs. We will definitely call on him again :).
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Boozer had a wonderful time with Alex. We were gone on vacation for 8 nights and had no worries about our fur baby. We loved getting the daily updates and pictures! We will definitely be using Alex from now on!
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