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Alan H.

19 Reviews
9 Repeat Guests
$50/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 30 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Moderate

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
Pit Bull - American Staffordshire Terrier, Boxer, Pit Bull - Bull Terrier, Doberman Pinscher, German Shepherd Dog, Mastiff, Rottweiler, Pit Bull - Staffordshire Bull Terrier, Tibetan Mastiff, Pit Bull - American Pit Bull Terrier
List of Pets OK for House Sitting
Dogs

Alan's Resident Pets

Messi
Catahoula Leopard Dog
Male
3 yr 9 mo old

Alan's House

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Medium Yard
100% fenced & locked
Smoke-free home
Air-conditioned inside

About Alan

18 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
Greetings:

First off I would like to say that before accepting any bookings, I require a greet and meet with all new guests. Please do not message me, requesting booking without first meeting me and my pack.

This profile will be updated for the rest of 2016

Please note that I get booked very quickly during holidays so if you would like your dog to stay with me during labor day, 4th of July, Thanksgiving etc, then please book in advance. Thank you.

Hello everyone my name is Alan from House of the Woofers. I'm a dog sitter, boarder, walker and will even provide chauffeur services for your pooch.

I am a software developer who has decided to turn to dog caring as a full time job as it allows me to meet great fur balls, amazing pet parents and be with my own furry mess, Messi.

I have been using Dogvacay for about 3 years but have been dog sitting for approximately 8 years.

I am a very flexible person so please feel free to contact me and I will respond as quickly as I can.

I have my own pup so I prefer to do greets & meets to make sure that our pups are compatible. Therefore last minute bookings are best suited toward repeat guests or guests who are able to do a greet & meet before boarding.


Experience:
- Approx 3 years using DogVacay with 6 repeated guests and 7 overall guests

- Approx 8 yrs of dog sitting

- Have been around dogs for about 28 years, the bulk of my life


Messi:
Messi is my current pup son who I adopted from Port Washington North Shore Animal League.

He is a 3 year old pup who loves to play, sleep, eat and be around people/dogs.

He is very social and friendly, he has been great with the DogVacay guests and he provides the guests with plenty of exercises.

Activities:
I will walk your dog for at least 30 mins but I tend to walk much longer.

I love to play with all dogs and have plenty of toys as long as other dogs are willing to share with my pup. He will definitely play with other dogs and chase them around the yard and dog park.

If your dog is ok with it, I will take him/she on car rides to me to places such as the park, beach, petco, petvalu, special dog event places such as Old Westbury Gardens dog day, Shake Shack for a doggie treat and any other places that I go to.

I will never leave your dog alone in the car, I just hate staying at home all the time and I am sure your dog would appreciate a bit of sight seeing.

24/7 Supervision:
There will always be someone at home watching your dog. I usually get help from my girlfriend and sometimes parents when they come over so rest assure that your dog will always be cared for. Cameras have been set for further monitoring, especially during bed time.

Home:
My home is a 1,886 sq. ft split home with an in ground pool.

There is plenty of yard space for doggie "business."

There is now a designated doggy lounge, a room specifically where all doggy guests may use to relax, play and just be themselves. A great room for puppy and small dog socializing.

The pool is opened during the summer season so if your dog loves the water, then they will love the pool.

Schedule:
My availability for greets & meets are by appointment only since my schedule varies on a daily basis.

Last minute bookings are best suited towards repeated guests or guests that are able to meet before their requested booking date. Not all dogs get along so to make sure all dogs are compatible, I encourage greets & meets first.

Restrictions:
Due to past experiences and current pet parents, there are certain breed dogs that I am unable to accept such as pit bulls, rottweilers, great danes, dobermans, and mastiffs. I personally love all types of dogs but due to unfortunate tells around my community with the latest involving a pit bull, these breeds are not accepted at House Of The Woofers. I do hope to one day be able to accept these breeds but for now please understand that many pet parents are reluctant to leave their dog with the mentioned breeds.

Dogs over 80 lbs are also not accepted due to their size, while my home is large enough, a dog over 80 lbs can easily take up space and may make the environment uncomfortable for other dogs. I do however make exceptions during greet and meets.

Dogs that are disabled or have trouble getting around are also not accepted. I have nothing against a dog that needs a little extra love and assistance and am very proficient in caring for these dogs however my home is not suited for them. Almost every aspect of my home has stairs, from the entrance to the back yard and to other rooms located on the upper or lower floors. I love senior dogs and am currently caring for a 17 year old hound at his home but senior dogs have real difficulties going up and down stairs.












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Can administer oral medicine
CPR / First-Aid certified
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Separation anxiety
  • Leash Pulling
  • Not yet house-trained

Alan H.

19 Reviews
9 Repeat Guests
$50/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 30 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Moderate

Availability

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

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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Alan's Home
$50 /night
  • Watches up to 4 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for no more than 1 hour/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
$70 /night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for no more than 1 hour/day
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
Daycare At Alan's Home
$35 /day
  • Watches up to 4 dogs/day
Dog Walking
$20 /half-hour
$30 /hour
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
Home Visits
$20 /visit
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
Baths
$20 /bath
Pick-Up/Drop-Off
$10 each way
  • Willing to travel 5 miles
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19 Reviews
I have boarded my dog with Alan on several occasions and have always been so pleased with how much he cared for "Rusty". During his stay, I received photos or videos of his adventures which greatly put me at ease. I was texted when there appeared to be a problem with his food and the issue was resolved. I don't travel that much but Alan would always be my choice to care for my dog. His facility is one of the most beautiful ones I've seen. Thank you Alan
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He is such a wonderful and sweet host to our puppy. He loves him like his his own pet. Couldn't ask for more. Thank you Alan
I was so nervous leaving my dog. I wondered if they would treat him like family Would they give him love? The answer is a resounding YES!!!!! Alan was/is a wonderful and loving man who took excellent care of my dog Bane. I think Bane is sad he's home because he had so much fun! Alan spends ALOT of time with the dogs he cares for, treats them as his own and you can see how much he loves animals! He even has a "lounge" for all the dogs to hang out- who would'nt love it there? Alan kept in touch with me through pictures, videos and texts. My husband and I are thrilled we have someone who can watch our Bane and we can actually enjoy our little getaways knowing he's in great hands. I have already referred all my dog parents to him! THANK YOU so much ALAN- you are AWESOME!
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I had a meet and greet and was impressed with Alan and the setting. I was anxious about boarding Rusty, but what an experience it was. I received photos and/or video clips each day, watching Rusty and his playmates. What great photos riding in the "Woofer" van as they were taken to the park for walks. Alan spoke in the video clips and texted me with questions or comments. Rusty stayed a four nights . I cannot rave about or thank Alan enough for the attention and care given my dog, and the peace of mind given to me while away. Alan is definitely "a keeper".
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My dog Hunter loves to stay with Alan and Messi. All I have to say is their name and he is so excited. Hunter has made many friends there.
Alan is the best. He clearly loves animals, and is incredibly attentive to our dog.
Alan took extraordinary care of our golden retriever. He sent photos of our dog playing, and even sent him home with a toy that he fell in love with. I was impressed by the level of care and attention Alan gave to our dog and the other pups in his charge. It is clear that he loves animals! He was simply excellent, and we will definitely be using him again!
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Great experience!!! Alan took wonderful care of our Coco. The daily updates, pictures and videos made us feel like we were part of his day even though we were away. Highly recommend Alan and thank him for taking such great care of our pup!
Alan is a caring young man, with genuine knowledge, a great pack leader, and has much love for dogs.
He has taken care of Hunter many times. I am so pleased with the communication and photos i'm sent everyday.
Hunter loves his dog Messi, and hates to leave.

I am a returning customer many times, and will return!
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I had been nervous leaving the newest family member with someone new. He had only ever been with close family so I had been anxious leaving him for 6 days. But when I met Alan for the face-to-face I felt more relaxed. He really loves dogs and is invested in treating them like they are his as well as being kind to the families. I really appreciated the daily updates with pictures and videos. It made me feel better to see him playing and running around with the other dogs. Thank you again Alan!
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Alan is amazing as usual. Very meticulous and careful with my dog. He pays attention to details and even cleaned my dogs ear because he noticed he was scratching. Jackson is always "sad" to leave the pampering he gets from Alan.
Alan took care of my pup as if he were his own. His attention, promptness and communication was the best. If I could give 6 stars I would. It is a rare that someone who provides a service actually does what they say and does so as if it matters. Alan has the commitment and compassion that makes my decision to recommend him to anyone in need of boarding or other doggy care an easy one.
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Thank you Alan and Messi,
Hunter had a wonderful time.
Hunter really has a great time with Messi. Alan is wonderful and takes them for long walks and doggie gyms.
I picked him up yesterday and he was very tired and slept all night!!
Thank you once again Alan, for giving me peace of mind and a fun time for Hunter!
Monica & Hunter
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I have a Coton de Tulear. The owner did a great job!
Thank you Alan for taking such great care of Hunter on such short notice.
Love all the photos and video, and keeping me updated all day.
I recommend Alan because he is great with my Hunter and His wonderful Dog Messi.He takes them for long walks, fun time in the park if weather permits, and Doggie ice cream treats.
Thank you once again!
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Alan is amazing and I was very happy with the good care he provided. My dogs looked good when I picked them up. He provided photos and videos almost daily with comments, so that I knew and i saw my puppies.
Thank you Alan once again for taking care such great care of Hunter. He loves going to your home and spending time with you and Messi.
Hunter is a happy camper, because he goes on long walks, hangs out with his buddies and gets great scratches!

I would definitely recommend you to all my dog lovers!!
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Alan was a great host for the day for my dog Jax. Alan's dog Messi is a sweetheart and the two dogs played to exhaustion. Alan even brushed Jax's teeth and sent me extensive notes and pics during the day. I'll definitely be using Alan more often.
Yesterday was the first time I left my Hunter with Allen and Messi. I was comfortable because he sent me photos throughout the day to see what fun he was having. Hunter was happy because he made a new best friend with Messi. Allen I can thank you enough, Hunter had a wonderful time with you and Messi.
Monica
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