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Alan B.

6 Reviews
6 Repeat Guests
$25/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Requires Meet-n-Greet to book
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 34 mins
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
All Ages OK
Must Be Spayed or Neutered
Must Be Vaccinated
List of Breeds Not Accepted
Chow Chow, Jack Russell Terrier, Pit Bull - American Pit Bull Terrier

Alan's House

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

About Alan

22 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
Let your best friend be my best buddy while you're away from home.
In-home care in spacious home with privacy-fenced back yard, on a quiet cul-de-sac, bordering on an old-growth woods with a glass back door and plenty of fat squirrels for down-time entertainment.
I am retired and a writer, working at home. Your pup will become part of my daily life, sleep in my bedroom, and hang out with me during the day. We will have a 1-2 walks every day (weather permitting - I don't walk in ice and snow) Walking route is a one-mile loop on sidewalks in my subdivision with an optional one mile extension. There are other dog owners walking and we can time our walk for interaction depending on your dog's socialization needs. We will also have back-porch time together every afternoon.
In 2014, I lost my sweet Cairn Terrier after 17 1/2 years together. The final two years required special care; medications, memory issues, and night wanderings, but were also the best years. She was very independent and had special needs from the start; kennel cough, botched hernia surgery and resulting incontinence, but we worked through it all with patience. She is missed, but due to regular and scheduled out of town travel, I am not in a position to bring another into my life just yet.
I travel regularly, but when I am in Springfield it is usually for several weeks at a time and I am at home full-time except for a daily trip to the gym and errands, never more than 2 hours. I will close closet doors to prevent temptations, and if necessary your dog can stay in my tile-floor laundry room with a bed, toys, water and feeding dish while I am away. Whenever possible, your dog will ride along with me, but I do NOT leave a dog in a car unattended.
I also prefer not to crate a dog, unless it is best for comfort and security at night for them to sleep in a "den".
I encourage you to bring your dog's bed, feeding and water dishes, toys, ball, etc. and anything else to make him or her feel comfortable and at-home, but I can also provide these.


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Can administer oral medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets that require medicine
  • Separation anxiety
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Leash Pulling

Alan B.

6 Reviews
6 Repeat Guests
$25/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Requires Meet-n-Greet to book
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 34 mins
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated May 23, 2017

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Course 101 Graduate
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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Alan's Home
$25 /night
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 1 - 2 hours/day
  • 5+ potty breaks/day
  • 2 walks/day
  • Pets will sleep in their own beds
Baths
$15 /bath
Pick-Up/Drop-Off
$10 each way
  • Willing to travel 15 miles
6 Reviews
Alan took unbelievable care of our Samson. He went out of his way to make him comfortable and follow the same schedule Samson has at home.

Alan's home is exceptionally clean and peaceful. He always sent me updates and pictures. He treated this as a job that he took very seriously. As a result, my Samson was clean, calm, and well rested when I picked him up.

I am very picky about who watches my dog. I will never again worry about leaving him because I have Alan! He is truly the best!
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Great care and flexible drop off/pick up times. Our boys seem very comfortable with Alan! We enjoy getting the pictures Alan sends!
Alan took great care of my 6mo old puppy while I was away. He sent great updates with play by plays of what the two of them did including pictures. The best part was that they went on two walks a day (even a 4 mile!). I will definitely rebook
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