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Alex i.

10 Reviews
4 Repeat Guests
$40/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 25 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Pet Requirements

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

Alex's Resident Pets

Rocky
Pit Bull - Bull Terrier
Male
1 yr 6 mo old
Bella
Russell Terrier
Female
4 yr 6 mo old

Alex's House

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

About Alex

5 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
I have loved animals since I was little. I brought home my first cat I saved from a box off the street when I was 19. I brought my dog who is a Jack Russell/Italian Greyhound Mix home four years ago from a Market Basket employee because my brother used to work there. Finally, my 70 pound pitbull puppy I adopted from a rescue out of Ohio for my girlfriend and I last August. Needless to say I love every day with them!

I usually start my day by taking my dogs for a long walk on the bikepath outside my house. In the afternoon I will play ball with them at the Arlington Dog Park or in our back yard. On the weekends my girlfriend and I will go on long hikes around greater Boston. We love discovering new trails around Massachusetts.

When it rains we all cuddle up on the couch and watch a movie in our 2,000 square foot apartment. I have a lot of space in my house and also have a sun room I've designated for my dogs. Our pitbill Rocky would love to have a playmate to rumble and tumble with and Bella our Jack Russell mix would love a little guy to snuggle with. My girlfriend and I have plenty of room in our home and hearts to take care of any puppy or dog.


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Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Leash Pulling

Alex i.

10 Reviews
4 Repeat Guests
$40/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 25 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated December 6, 2016

Credentials

Background Checked
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Course 101 Graduate
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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Alex's Home
$40 /night
  • Watches up to 4 dogs/night
  • Dogs will never be left unattended
  • 5+ potty breaks/day
  • 3+ walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
Daycare At Alex's Home
$25 /day
  • Watches up to 4 dogs/day
Dog Walking
$25 /half-hour
$40 /hour
  • Willing to travel 15 miles
Home Visits
$20 /visit
  • Willing to travel 15 miles
Baths
$15 /bath
Pick-Up/Drop-Off
$20 each way
  • Willing to travel 15 miles
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10 Reviews
Our Jack Russel/Corgi mix, Rudy, had an awesome time with Alex and Sarah! He loved playing with Rocky and Bella, and was completely pooped when he got home (always nice with a high energy pup). I can't recommend them enough. They really love animals, and take great care of them.
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Alex was terrific with our puppy Maple. We were sent multiple photos/videos daily to keep us updated off all the playing that was taken place while we were away on vacation. This really put us at ease and helped to ensure a great vacation.

My girlfriend is a veterinarian and she's extremely cautious of who watches our dog. Alex not only passed the test but is now our go to dog sitter. His love for dogs is obvious and his care for Maple was top notch (she has allergy issues that need some special attention).

Alex was also very flexible with drop off and pickup times.

If you're looking for a dog sitter - Alex is your guy!
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If I could give Alex 10 stars I would!!! I have used Dog Vacay for two years now, and he was by far the best host I have encountered.

My dog Boone stayed with Alex and his girlfriend Sarah for two weeks and it couldn't have been a better experience. Boone had so much fun- Alex clearly took amazing care of him. Theirs is the definition of a dog-loving home, where all are treated like part of the family.(Speaking of, both of Alex's dogs, Rocky and Bella, are super sweet and got along great with Boone...they are now best friends.)

As the owner of a high maintenance dog (big, loud, high energy) I'm always a little concerned leaving Boone with someone else, but Alex handled him like a pro. For example, Boone can be a little shy eating around other dogs, so Alex went out of his way to give Boone his own room at meal time to make sure he got a full meal every night. I was very impressed!

This kind of care and attentiveness was clear throughout the entire two weeks- Alex constantly updated both a Facebook and Instagram account with tons of pictures and videos so I could follow Boone and see how much fun he was having. It was a huge comfort to be able to visually check up whenever I felt like it and went above and beyond your average Dog Vacay host.

After two weeks when I picked Boone up, he was as happy and healthy as ever, but a little sad to leave. That's ok though, because I know he will be welcomed back! I am so grateful to have found Alex and recommend him to all!
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Alex was great. Super easy and fast communication. Took great care of our babies!
We left our dog Flayo with Alex for four days and Flayo had a great time playing with Rocky and Bella. We received daily updates on their adventures, including their fun day at the beach in Cape Cod. Flayo got plenty of exercise. We will definitely consider Alex again in the future for doggy daycare and weekend stays.
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Our 6-year-old bearded collie had a great time with Alex. He got plenty of exercise, even an adventure to the cape, and socializing with other dogs. He clearly was very well cared for. When I picked him up he was not eager to leave.
Alex was amazing. He sent me updates of my dog multiple times a day, mostly of him playing with Alex's dog. They are around the same age and got along great! I will definitely use Alex again anytime I'm heading out of town or even for play dates in the future.
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My dog is like my baby so I was a bit apprehensive to use the service as I had only left her with friends in the past when she wasn't able to travel with me. Well! Alex and his girlfriend blew away my expectations! They love their boarding dogs as if they were their own. As soon as my dog and I entered their super clean and spacious apartment we were greeted by two other well behaved dogs, a big one and a little one, both gentle and welcoming. As Alex was showing us around, it was clear that he is the leader of his pack and my dog soon followed suit! He adores dogs and it shows.. They adore him back! All week during my vacation I received photos, texts and best of all snapchat videos! They eased any stress I had at all and I knew she was having a great time with other dogs and was well loved and cared for! In addition to their apartment, they keep a sunroom porch area for the dogs with clean fluffy pillows, blankets, crates and an air conditioner. They also have a fenced in grassy yard and live by a nice park. I will definitely use Alex again!
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Floyd had the best time with Alex! He played and played and played. He came home tired and I think he has a new doggy best friend. Alex was great about updating me on Floyd's stay. I highly recommend him.
Alex and his girlfriend cared for my dog like she was theirs. He continuously sent me pictures to let me know how well she was doing. It felt like leaving her with family!
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