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Antonio & Arlena Y.

55 Reviews
32 Repeat Guests
$50/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
List of Breeds Not Accepted
Pit Bull - American Staffordshire Terrier, Pit Bull - Bull Terrier, Rottweiler, Pit Bull - Staffordshire Bull Terrier, Pit Bull - American Pit Bull Terrier

Antonio & Arlena's Resident Pets

Tira
Other
Female
6 yr 7 mo old
Misu
Other
Male
9 yr 11 mo old
Other Pets & Animals: Cats

Antonio & Arlena's Apartment

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

About Antonio & Arlena

23 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
Hi there! We are a young animal loving couple living in the heart of Greenpoint/Williamsburg. Our pet-friendly one-bedroom apartment is located 4.5 blocks away from the Bedford Avenue L train station, a block from the waterfront with plenty of greenspace, and 3 blocks away from a dog park. We are loving parents to Tira, a 6 year old puggle (pug+beagle) and Misu, a 10 year old black and white domestic short-hair kitty. Both are well-behaved cuddlemonsters, easygoing, sleeps A LOT while cherishing playtime, and love animal guests.

24/7 monitoring is not available as we work during the week, but for well-behaved and potty-trained pup guests, we could be the right fit. From Friday through Sunday evenings and during major holidays, we make ourselves available for 24/7 care and plenty of long walks by the pier.

As DogVacay clients ourselves, we know all too well how emotional it is to leave your furbabies in the care of someone else and understand the importance of choosing a petsitter that is reliable, responsive and accommodating, so we pride ourselves with providing many neighborhood pups, and potentially yours with unconditional love, quality care and safety under our roof for the duration of their stay. We both grew up raising pups of various breeds and have fostered for many years. We also are active volunteers with various dog rescues here in Brooklyn, and continue to foster pups from time to time until they find their forever homes. We know it’s quite difficult to leave your pup behind to their own vacay. Rest assured that you will receive plenty of pupdates, pictures, and videos so you won’t have to spend time worrying about your pup, but rather enjoy your time away!

For the safety of your pup(s) and ours, we can only host pets who are friendly, and small to medium in size. However, large pups (40 lbs+) and puppies are accepted on a case by case basis based on temperament at a rate of $65/night. We also welcome pups with special needs, diets, elderly pups, and health issues requiring minimum medical attention. Please message us directly to inquiry whether we can accommodate your pup's needs.

To determine whether your pup is a good fit and to ensure him/her the best and most comfortable experience, please request a Meet-n-Greet on our page. New guests are required to schedule a brief Meet-n-Greet, before a reservation is accepted.

Thank you for stopping by our page and we hope to meet you and your furbaby soon!
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Can administer oral medicine
Can administer injected medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Separation anxiety
  • Leash Pulling
  • Not yet house-trained
  • Advanced senior issues

Antonio & Arlena Y.

55 Reviews
32 Repeat Guests
$50/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 December 5, 2016

Credentials

Background Checked
This sitter has passed a background check, which searches a variety of criminal databases.
Home Checked
This Host has successfully passed our in-person verification visit and completed our 1-on-1 training program.
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.
Course 102 Graduate
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Disaster Relief
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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Antonio & Arlena's Home
$50 /night
  • Watches up to 3 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
Daycare At Antonio & Arlena's Home
$35 /day
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/day
Dog Walking
$20 /half-hour
$27 /hour
  • Willing to travel 1 mile
Home Visits
$20 /visit
  • Willing to travel 2 miles
Baths
$20 /bath
Pick-Up/Drop-Off
$20 each way
  • Willing to travel 2 miles
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55 Reviews
Amazing service, I feel very safe leaving my puppy with Antonio & Arlena!
Amazing service, I feel very safe leaving my puppy with Antonio & Arlena!
Arlena met me on the sidewalk and too great care of my 2.5 year old Australian Cattle dog. She also gave me some great recommendations for food in the area while I was visiting. Great service, I would highly recommend.
I cannot begin to express how wonderful of an experience I had - and Max and Chauncey had! Arlena and Antonio took the best care of my boys, they were thoughtful, communicative and fun. I got the best updates when I was away and had total peace of mind knowing my guys were truly on vacay as well :) Thank you both so much and my boys look forward to continuing to "vacay" with you :)
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They were very kinda and accommodating. Sent lots of pictures, cosmo was very happy
Arlena was a perfect host! She came over for a meet and greet, took excellent care of my cat and sent lots of photo and video updates. Thanks so much again!
This was Toby's second stay with Arlena and Antonio.. they were super flexible and communicative. I highly recommend them.
Antonio and Arlena took great care of Steve while I was away and made sure to keep me updated on his activities via lots of photos.
Arlena was our first dog Vacay host and she was incredible! We booked super last minute before Christmas and she was not only flexible but helped us find a trustworthy sitter for part of our trip when she wasn't available.
She replied quickly to my many messages and helped answer all my questions. She also had a thorough document with questions about our dog Maddie that showed me she gave personal attention and is experienced with all types of dogs. She even gave us tips on how to help Maddie with her separation anxiety when we left her with Arlena.
S ensures Maddie g would get along with h dogrs and sent lots of cute photos of the two hanging out and taking walks together.
She clearly loves dogs and cares for others dogs as well as her ownIt was definitely a vacation for Maddie and we would definitely book with Arlena again!.
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Antonio and Arlena were amazing with Chauncy. I was able to enjoy my vacation know he was in very caring hands. Thank you so much! Highly recommended!!
Arlena and Antonio were incredible. I'm a nervous dog mama with a 12 year old pug who takes meds and walks rather slowly and a young active Frenchie. Arlena asked a lot of good questions prior to the vacay and asked me to send her pictures of the pills, dosages, etc. She did not seem remotely stressed about the intricacies of his routine and planned to set alarms for his pills to stay on top of his care.

Arlena sent a lot of photos, videos and texts, not of the "your dogs ate and peed" variety, but of the "your dogs are getting proper love and attention" variety. I felt like she had really gotten to know my dogs and how to care for them. She seemed to really take a liking to both of them and commented on some of their idiosyncrasies in a way that made me know she was paying attention. She even took them on separate walks, walking the speedier pup with her dog and the older dog with another senior she was walking.

I definitely hope to be able to use Arlena and Antonio again in the future. My dogs would prefer their home like care it to many of the previous options we have tried! :)
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Arlena and Antonio took great care of our puppy over the long holiday weekend. They sent lots of great photos and videos while we were away and even dropped her off at our apartment the day we returned. They are so friendly and easy to work with!
Great host for my dog! They sent loads of picture and video showing him having a great time. Highly recommend them.
Arlena & Antonio are the best. We use them all the time and trust them completely. Our basset hound suffers from separation anxiety and frequently requires a sitter, so they have been invaluable to us. The care, compassion and love they show her is incredibly reassuring. I can't recommend them enough!
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They were amazing on all levels!! It's always hard to leave your fur babies but Antonio and Arlena made it very comfortable for me and my babies. They would supply updates, pictures, and videos every day. I couldn't have had a better experience from start to end. I'm definitely using them again and have started to recommend them to other animal owners. A million thanks to them and their loving home. :)
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Antonio & Arlena were fantastic. Very communicative, conscientious, and accommodating, and they sent lots of pictures of Otis having fun around the neighborhood while we were gone! We booked them at the very last minute and they were happy to take Otis the next day! We will definitely be booking with them again! --Meredith, Nicky, and Otis
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Antonio & Arlena are very professional and friendly hosts. I felt extremely comfortable leaving my dog Lucy with them for my first DogVacay use. I will definitely book again!
Arlena is fantastic as always. She took great care of our girl, handling multiple medications with ease. We highly recommend Arlena to anyone!
Arlena was a fantastic host. She was always punctual and thorough in communicating. Its clear she has a vast amount of experience caring for pups and their anxious owners. The cute videos she sent us while we were away were such an unexpected treat. My pup is sometimes difficult on walks, but Arlena happily incorporated our trainer's advice into her walks with no complaint. She also handled multiple medications like a pro. We would definitely stay with Arlena again. Thanks!
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Arlena did such a great job taking care of my little Frenchie while I was away for the weekend. She was very thorough and asked a lot of questions before I dropped him off, and she sent me tons of pictures and videos of him having a great time with her while I was gone. My little guy was in great spirits when I picked up yesterday, and I couldn't be happier. Thanks, Arlena!
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Arlena provided the best care for Meatball. She eased me through each step to make leaving Meatball with her not stressful (we all know how scary it can be to leave our babies with a total stranger). Arlena had a great questionnaire to make sure everything matches perfectly between your dog, your dog's daily needs and her living situation and the care she can provide.
We had a great meet and greet to decide if it was a good fit. Arlena lives right by a beautiful waterfront park so Meatball's walks were long and nice.
Dropping Meatball off and picking him up was seamless. Arlena was always available to cater to my schedule. I received pictures of Meatball playing with her dog. Others dogs. And just playing in general.
I would certainly entrust Arlena with Meatball's care every time I need to leave him.
Thank you, Arlena....
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very responsive, very pleasant, and kept us well updated on helo's agenda.
Arlena and Antonio made us feel so comfortable leaving our 13 week old puppy with sitters for the first time. They were incredibly understanding and accommodating with our little one and sent us plenty of photo updates. It was a great experience for us and for our puppy to spend time with their puggle Tira and their cat Misu. We look forward to leaving our pup with them again!
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Arlena watched our puggle for 3 days while we were away. She was awesome! She updated us with pictures and videos multiple times a day. I felt like my dog was well taken care of. He also got along great with their dog Tira who is super sweet. And my dog seems to listen to Arlena since he is leash reactive and she was able to get him to not bark at passing dogs! Would recommend her any day!
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I honestly can't say enough amazing things about Arlena!
We have used her now on a few occasions to watch our dog Scarlett, and she's amazing. Attentive, communicative and overall just great. We trust that when we're away she's in the best hands, and will use Arlena time and time again.
Thanks Arlena!
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Arlena and her boyfriend were awesome. She made pick up and drop off super easy for us and sent us tons of pics of our baby while we were away.
Arlena kept me constantly updated with photos, videos, and details on what Gaia was doing while I was gone... talk about peace of mind!

She's responsive, caring, and is a perfect resource for anyone looking to leave your dog in the right hands while you go away! I couldn't recommend her more.
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Arlena was a great host! Very knowledgeable and flexible with my last minute changes. I would highly recommend her and use her again!
Arlena was wonderful!

As a new user to dogvacay, I was definielty nervous to open up my home and expose my beloved cat to someone new. But I was pleasantly surprised with how effortless and stress-free the experience was.

Arlena was sweet and very thorough with her questions and concerns for my cat, Gabby.

She visited her every day and send pictures and updates regularly. She even went to the trouble of searching my apartment to find my very shy (hidden) cat.

I was under a time crunch during a holiday weekend to find a pet sitter, and Arlena jumped to the rescue.

It's so nice to have a someone so sweet and trusting in the neighborhood.

I will definitely be calling Arlena again!
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Arlena and Antonio were great. We made this reservation last minute and were very accommodating. They sent us pictures and updates of Bobby enjoying himself multiple times a day. We were reassured he was in good hands. Would definitely use again! :-)
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Arlena was very professional and organized about the whole process but not uptight. She is a very caring sitter and is great with sending photos everyday. Really appreciated that. Her and her boyfriends schedules are great for dog sitting - Charlie got plenty of attention from them as well as their dog and the other guest pups. During my long vacation, I never worried about Charlie - I knew he was having so much fun and was actually worried he would not want to leave.
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Snugs had a great time with Arlena! She got lots of attention and exercise. Lucky to have such a great sitter in the neighborhood!
The best. Arlena came to the rescue when we were in a total bind. She is very responsive, kind and a huge dog-lover. We are so glad we found her!
We had another great dogvacay with Arlena! Trixie was happy to get to Arlena's for her second time and came home happy too. We received many pics throughout our trip and felt so good knowing that our pup was having a wonderful time! We look forward to Trixie's next stay with Arlena!
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This is the second time I brought Snoop (my yorkipoo) to stay with Arlena. Snoop loves staying with Arlena, Antonio and their pugle and cat. I never have to worry how Snoop is doing because Arlena texts me daily with photos of Snoop's escapades. It's very comforting to me to receive her texts. I highly recommend Arlena for your dog's next Vacay.
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I cannot rave more about my first time (and definitely not my last!) having Arlena take care of my dog LaRoooo for 6 days. She was wonderful. She sent photos and let me know how she was doing. I am extremely happy about how the week went and I know LaRoooo had a great time. When I picked her up, she was relaxed and happy! Great experience!
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Arlena was so accommodating and made sure to keep us updated on Bruno's time with her with pictures and texts. We were very happy with her!
Arlena was a fantastic host for our Cavalier King Charles Spaniel. We received regular photo updates of everyone hanging out together, and our dog enjoyed going down to the waterfront with Arlena. She was also very thorough in getting information about our dog in advance, which was great.
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As usual, Arlena was an excellent host for Bo! She constantly keeps me updated with pics and I think he was sad to leave her this time! Highly recommended.
Arlena took wonderful care of our pup, Trixie, on her very first dogvacay! We were a little nervous as our sweetie is a rescue and was passed around quite a bit before she came to us. Arlena eased our worries with her calm and experienced demeanor, and TONS of pupdates with photos! We would absolutely love to use Arlena as a host again and would recommend her to others in a heartbeat!
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Arlena was extremely helpful in taking our dog almost at the last minute. She sent pictures of him while we were away, took him on awesome walks by the water and even had a dog of her own for him to play with! I would definitely recommend her to anyone looking for a great pet sitter.
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My 7 year old Yorkiepoo, Snoop spent 3 days with Arlena, Antonio, Tiara and Mizu. He adapted very well to their surroundings. I would receive daily updates and photos of Snoop showings how happy he was during his Vacay. I highly recommend You use Arlena to feel comfortable that your dog will enjoy his vacation as much as you enjoy yours.(
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Arlena was a great host to Mattie, as always!
Arlena was great! She was wonderful with communication too! She would always send pictures of Greta and give me updates the entire time.

She even had me fill out a questionnaire before the stay to learn more about the behavior of my dog in case there was anything to worry about.

I would def. use her again!
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Arlena took such good care of Cousteau, and sent me updates and pictures throughout the weekend so I knew exactly how much fun he was having! She was very accommodating with arranging the meet and greet, drop offs and pick ups. Cousteau had a blast, we will definitely be back.
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Arlena is an excellent pup sitter! Highly recommended.
Arlena was fantastic! She's very thorough in understanding (and accommodating) your dog's needs. This is great not only because it means your dog is getting great care, but it means that any other dog that is staying with her has been through the same vetting process.

She sent a bunch of updates with photos while we were gone and really couldn't have done anything better. I'd highly recommend her!
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Arlena was great! She took excellent care of our young pup. We received timely updates while we were away (texts, pics, etc!). We have one lucky dog...I would highly recommend Arlena to anyone!
Arlena was absolutely awesome! When I should be back to Japan, I could not take my dog, Ken to Japan at that time but Arlena took care of him more than 2 months. She always took care for him very well and sent emails with Ken’ picture to me everyday. Ken must be very happy to stay with Arlena as she has a lovely dog, Tira and a cat Misu.
They are very good friends for Ken and he always enjoyed playing with them. I was very lucky guy as I found Arlena at this website and I strongly recommend you that Arlena is best petsitter in NYC!
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Once again, Mattie came back from Arlena's happy and worn out from lots of playtime and walks. She and Tira have now become good friends! It feels great to know that Arlena is there whenever I need to leave town.
Arlena was fantastic, as usual! She sent great updates and left me knowing that Hicks was really well taken care of.
I can't imagine a better host/substitute mom than Arlena. She was AMAZING, provided photos of my lil' guy several times a day, alerted me to a possible problem with his health (thank goodness she was paying such close attention), and obviously gave him tons of pets and snuggles. When I got him back, he seemed relaxed, happy, and well-adjusted, all because of Arlena's amazing service, I'm sure.

She saved me over the holidays when I was extremely stressed and rushed due to a dogsitter canceling on me last minute. Arlena allayed my fears and took on my dog with a kindness and friendliness rarely seen in non-dog owners. I count my lucky stars for Arlena and her amazing dogsitting abilities. She's far and away the best sitter I've ever had and I would asbolutely return to her again.
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Leaving my pup with Arlena was like leaving her with family- that's how comfortable and relaxed I felt from the minute I dropped her off. And the daily updates and lots of pics of Mattie running on the pier, playing with the other pups (and resident kitty, Misu!) were my daily reminder that I had nothing at all to be worried about even though I was far away overseas. She was actually having a great time - her own little vacay! Mattie and I both couldn't be any happier!
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Arlena was the best deal anyone can find on this website. She charges only $30 for what most others would pay top top dollar for. I received updates without fail every twelve hours including my dogs habits, how she was settling, great photographs, and administered my dogs eye medication so well that she came back looking, feeling, smelling better than when I left her. Furthermore, my trip ended up having several unforeseen curveballs that Arlena was effortlessly flexible with. I cannot say enough good things about my experience with her. If you're looking for a recommendation, here it is: go with Arlena. It is absolutely worth it.
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Arlena was fantastic for Hicks. He came back calm and happy. He made friends with Tira, her beagle-pug mix and Misu, her lovely cat. Arlena sent me photo updates via email every morning and evening, with many photos of Hicks so I knew he was well. I felt assured that he was in great hands the entire time. I would definitely leave Hicks with Arlena again in the future and I'm sure he's looking forward to it too. He misses her and his new friends already.
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