Dog Loving with HUGE fenced yard

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Alyssa J.

56 Reviews
40 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 20 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

Alyssa's Resident Pets

3 yr 6 mo old
Other Pets & Animals: Cats

Alyssa'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

About Alyssa

5 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
Hi there! My roomate and I LOVE dogs of all ages and breeds. We have a nice, comfy home in Houston with a LARGE fenced in back yard that your pup can roam free in if they like! We also have a nice indoor living space with lots of room to move about if they're more that the indoor type of pup. We have a 3 year old lovable dog named kryptonite who we regularly socialize at the dog park and who is the type of dog that wants to be every dog's BFF. We also have a 5 year old cat named Leela but she mostly keeps to herself. We love to take our pup to the dog park so we would be happy to take yours as well if they like to do that. we are students (I'm a full time grad student in the Med center and they work part time too) but we have opposing schedules so our dog usually isn't left home for very long and there are some days where my roommate is off completely and spends all day with him I am off and spend all day with the dog on the weekend. We absolutely love dogs and are happy to welcome all breeds into our house for a fun and loving time. We can also offer bathing and grooming services if you would like :)

We are both avid runners/walkers so if we could also arrange runs with your dog if they are the high energy type.

Does your pup have special diet or medication? we are more than happy to accommodate.

If you have a cat, we can also watch him or her and provide them with a room that no other animals will have access to if that's what you want. Our care is completely customizable depending on you and your pet's needs! We also like to make homemade pup treats!

you can check up on our pup adventures on our instagram @happy_paws_pet_retreat

Please let us know if you are interested we hope to hear from you soon! We can't wait to welcome your pet into our home and spoil them as much as we do our own pup!
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Can administer oral medicine
Can administer injected medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Separation anxiety
  • Leash Pulling

Alyssa J.

56 Reviews
40 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 20 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:


  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated February 22, 2017


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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Alyssa's Home
$35 /night
  • Watches up to 4 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 2 - 4 hours/day
  • Dogs will have full access outside for potty breaks
  • 3+ walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
House Sitting Overnight At Your Home
$100 /night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for more than 4 hours/day
  • Willing to travel 25 miles
Daycare At Alyssa's Home
$25 /day
  • Watches up to 4 dogs/day
Dog Walking
$17 /half-hour
$30 /hour
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
$25 /visit
  • Willing to travel 15 miles
$30 /hour
$25 /min
$55 /max
$20 /bath
$10 each way
  • Willing to travel 15 miles
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56 Reviews
My puppy gets so excited when I pull up to her house. She comes home tired so I know she had lots of fun. The pictures sent shows me she is in good hands. Highly recommend.
We have been leaving our 10 month old pup with Alyssa, since he was about 4 months. Toro is very energetic, and Alyssa has been a great sitter. He gets to play in the yard with the resident pup and the other dogs in the house, and has a great time. Alyssa is very accommodative and sends us regular updates. We couldn't be happier. Thanks Alyssa!!
Alyssa was so amazing with TEXAS we will definitely be vacationing more often now that we know Texas loves to vacay so much lol! She was so professional. Extremely reliable. And very caring. We love her.
Teddy is a multi repeat guest at Alyssa's. Teddy is a large, friendly dog who benefits from an association with similarly large, friendly dogs. Alyssa is a caring, careful, flexible host whose pix messages ease MY separation anxiety. Ben
Alyssa let my husband and I stop by with our two fur babies for a "meet and greet" to see how they would react to being at her place before we booked a full day. She answered all of our questions, and made us feel very comfortable about leaving a little ones with her. :-)
We have taken our 10 month old golden doodle to Alyssa's two times now and we will
continue to many more times! It is very hard to leave your puppy for days at a time but we felt so comfortable with Alyssa. She is incredibly accommodating when it comes to sending updates, pickup and drop off times, and answering any questions that arise. Our pup LOVES Alyssa and her dog Max! Thank you Alyssa!
Alyssa provided a great service for my Labrador Retriever. She stays in contact, sending messages and pictures of my dog while I am away. I felt very comfortable leaving my dog with her.

When I picked up my dog, I felt that she was treated well and she seemed more like herself as opposed to how I have found her when she stayed at other boarding facilities.

I am so happy that I found her.
Rocco loves hanging out with Alyssa and Max; he always comes home a happy puppy. We will be back!
The experience with Alyssa was great. She is very accommodating and flexible with pick up and drop off. My dogs came back exhausted. I will go back when I need another sitter.
Our Rosie girl is our sun and moon, and we are so pleased that Alyssa treated her with as much love and attention as we would. Rosie even came back more well behaved!!! I don't know how she did it, but Rosie will be back!! Thank you Alyssa and max!
My puppies loved it here. It's so hard for me a to leave my babies but I felt safe leaving them with her:)
Alyssa is a great dog Sitter! I have left My dog there twice and he loves it's he comes home super tired. Also. She has save me on last minute emergencies !
Our dog Harley had an amazing time with Alyssa. She kept me up to date and sent me lots of pictures of Harley running around and having fun with the others dog.
I will 100% bring Harley back to Alyssa when we go out of town again. She was extremely helpful and sweet.
Amazing as always, thank you guys! Hank will be back soon!
Alyssa was wonderful; she was very responsive and addressed all of my questions. Rocco had a great time playing with Max and the other dogs! We will definitely use her again.
We left our 5 month old puppy with Alyssa this past weekend. Alyssa was sweet and accommodating and sent us pictures everyday. Toro had a blast with the resident pup, Max and the other dogs that were staying there. He is a bundle of energy and it was really nice to see that Alyssa went the extra mile to make sure he was comfortable and happy at their place. Toro is going back again soon!!
Alyssa kept our two pups, who are very different (one is an introvert, one is an extrovert!), and both had a great time over the weekend. The pictures she sent showed our extrovert playing in the yard with other dogs, and our introvert relaxing inside on the couch. We knew she had our pups figured out! She was flexible with our pick-up time and very friendly. Will definitely book her again when we need a sitter.
All went very well. Cis was well taken care of and happy. Would definitely recommend them.
Our dogs had a great time with Alyssa and Jeff. It was nice to get the daily updates and photos to see them smiling and having fun. We will be back soon!
Corbin had a great time! He made new besties and came home happy and tired out. Alyssa was kind of enough to let me extend an extra day for Corbin since I had a late flight. I was sent pictures every night and she was very accommodating. Would definetely recommend! Thank you!
Alyssa and Jeff were great. Kept me updated and were prompt to respond to texts and messages.
Very accommodating and our dog seemed happy to be there (and she can be a handful)!
Alyssa & Jeff did an excellent job watching over my Belgian Malinois. I usually have a hard time finding hosts who can handle his energy and not be put off by him, however, Alyssa & Jeff seemed not the least bit bothered! They had a total of 4 dogs at the time (their dog, my dog, and 2 other dog vacays) and they did a wonderful job of watching over all of them and letting them play together.

My Malinois came back tired and VERY happy! I will definitely keep Alyssa & Jeff in mind for future bookings as it is so very hard to find good, capable hosts!
Finn had a great time at Alyssa & Jeff's! They were so nice and he came back nice and tired. We will definitely use again!
I booked with Alyssa fairly last minute. With Cooper being a rescue dog, older and being on medication I was a little concerned about how he would do initially. Alyssa was great at sending daily updates of Cooper letting me know that he was doing well. This was the first time I had ever left him with someone other than friends or family and I was anxious to see how he would do. He was able to fit right into the home and the pictures I received showed him calm and comfortable in his new environment. Thankful to find someone that cares for my kiddo like I do!
Chili had a great time and came home exhausted from all the play time
Flexible drop off and pick up times, very convenient and helpful for our busy schedules. We know our pup had a great time because she slept the whole next day:)
Excellent experience again. This is the 5th time we have used their service and Layla does not want to leave their house. Very comforting to know she is happy and in good hands.
Excellent experience. Layla is never happier than when she leaves from Alyssa and Jeff's. I am very happy to have them. Their service is indispensable.
It was our first experience with dogvacay and it went really well. Alyssa and Jeff were great with our 5 months old lab. She's full of energy and was so happy to have their dog Max around to play with her all day long. They updated us with pictures and messages and reassured us about how well she was adjusting to her new environment. They were very flexible and accommodating with drop off and pick up times. We will definitely book with them again!
Hank had a blast and came home exhausted! Already booked our next stay!!
Alyssa did a great job taking care of our dog Isabelle and most of all Isabelle appeared to really enjoy her stay with Alyssa and Jeff. I will use them again.
Great experience with Alyssa and Jeff!
Mr. Bean loved his stay with Alyssa and Jeff! He will be back soon to hang with Max!
Not only were the on point with my puppy but they had a great awareness if there were to be any conflicts with other dogs in their home. There weren't any though, they have their own sweet dog Max and all the other boarders were really sweet animals and my dog loved playing with them. Very responsive people and I would choose them every time if I could.
They were very flexible with drop off and pick up. Duba was so happy there and well taken care of. The pictures and snip bits of her day were a great reassurance. Already booked the next boarding with Alyssa and Jeff!
I loved Alyssa and Jeff!! They were so so sweet and Bailey had such a great time(: I love that Alyssa would take her on walks that donate money to different organizations! They made it so much easier for me to enjoy my vacation away, because I knew Bailey was safe and happy(: will definitely use again!
Took great care of our pup! Their dog, Max, is now BFFs with our girl.
Alyssa and Jeff were amazing!!!
Bo had such a wonderful time at their house for the weekend. Every time we go outside Bo goes straight to the car because he's ready to go back and see his new friends!!

Bo was a recent rescue, so finding someone that I could trust was difficult, but Bo had nothing but smiles on his face in every picture Alyssa sent me for an update. I cannot thank Alyssa and Jeff enough for taking such amazing care of my little man! I am already booking my next visit for Bo.
Alyssa and Jeff were awesome. I was out of town and my original sitter contacted me saying that they could apparently no longer watch my dog. Alyssa was super helpful and took Tucker the same day I contacted her. She gave tons of awesome photo updates; Tucker looked like he had a blast. He was exhausted when I picked him, it was adorable! I will definitely be using them again in the future!
We dropped Kasey off in the midst of all the flooding in Houston. Alyssa was very sweet helping us with tips on how to deal with the flooded roads. We forgot Kasey's thunder shirt that helps calm his separation anxiety so Alyssa fashioned one herself out of scarfs. What a sweetheart! She and her husband were great and very accommodating! And Kasey was sent home with a homemade treat! I definitely recommend Alyssa and Jeff!
great host, layla is very happy and tired. thanks again.
This was our first experience with dog vacay and we were so pleased with how well our dogs were taken care of by Alyssa and Jeff. We have already rebooked. There were a total of 4 dogs at the house so they all have friends to play with , as well as being taken on walks. So they were tired at the end of the day. We loved getting the daily updates with pictures and a little synopsis of their day. It's very comforting to know your dog is well cared for while you are away. Would highly recommend Alyssa and Jeff!!!
They take great care of my boxer. He comes home exercised tired and happy. They are awesome.
Excellent! Alyssa and Jeff kept Penn happy and exercised. They shared detailed updates often. Hope to see them again soon! Max too.
Charley has a blast every time! She is well loved at their home
Alyssa did an excellent job with our dog. We do not live in the Houston area and she went out of her way to help us out. Wonderful experience.
Alyssa did great with my two boys! I got lots of updates, which I loved, and she really enjoyed spending time with them! Alyssa and her husband treated my pups like their own and I really loved that! Both dogs came back happy and exhausted (which was also nice) ??. Thanks so much! Milo and Mikito can't wait to come play with max again soon!!
Our dog had a fantastic time with Alyssa J! We've already re-booked another visit. Highly recommended !
Alyssa & her husband have watched Pilsner a couple of times. Pilsner gets really excited when he sees Max! They are great with Pilsner & he feels right at home at their house. Alyssa has been super flexible with drop off & pick up times, which makes it easy for us when we travel. Highly recommend.
Alyssa and her husband were great hosts to Rory. It was extremely late notice the night before but Alyssa was able to make it work. Our Rory is only 6 months and we only went away for one night so you can imagine I was a little worried especially how she's interact with the other dog(s). Alyssa sent me several updates as I requested the more the better :) To our surprise our normally shy little dog was happy and playful with their dog Max. They made sure she felt safe and relaxed as well. We will definitely use Alyssa again in the future if she'll have Her. I think Rory already misses her new friend Max!! Thanks again :)

Alyssa was amazing! We couldn't have found a better sitter for Ollie. She gave us nonstop updates, she let Ollie cuddle with her on the couch, Ollie played with their dog Max, Ollie played in the mud and she bathed him, she even baked doggie cookies! Sort of want to keep her a secret, because she is the perfect sitter and I don't want her to be booked up haha. Thanks again Alyssa!
Alyssa and her husband are very nice people and clearly love dogs! Our dog was not particularly eager to come back home. They have a large yard and are careful to ensure all the animals get along.
Alyssa was a great host! Though her dogs were larger than my two, everyone got along great and she was careful to introduce the dogs to one another gradually. Daily photo and text updates gave us plenty of reassurance that pups were making themselves at home. Alyssa was understanding, flexible, and laid back and asked good questions to make sure she provided a good experience for our dogs. I look forward to booking another stay with her again.
Alyssa is awesome! She was very attentive to Meeko (our dog) as Meeko can be very shy at first when meeting other dogs. She let us know right when Meeko began to warm up and come out of her shell by giving us text updates. She had a great yard for dogs to run around in for exercise too! In addition to feeling very confident that Meeko was being taken care of while we were away, we were sent off with homemade dog treats at pick up time! We highly recommend Alyssa to care for your pup while you're away :O)
Alyssa was so awesome taking care of our 2 pups over the holidays. She was very prompt at answering messages and sent us pictures every time she visited them. We felt very comfortable being away from home knowing they were very well loved and taken care of! We will definitely be using Alyssa again the next time we need a pet sitter.
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