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Don & Alice G.

15 Reviews
8 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 25 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:

Pet Requirements

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

Don & Alice's Resident Pets

Mixed Breed
2 yr 3 mo old
Mixed Breed
2 yr 3 mo old

Don & Alice'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
Dog door access

About Don & Alice

50 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
Our names are Don, Alice and Donnie. We provide tons of affection and belly rubs for small to medium sized furry children ONLY. Huge fenced and secured yard with full supervision at all times.

PLEASE NOTE: Although we have our pet weight restrictions set at 0-20 and 20-40 pounds, we prefer not to sit for fur-children that are over 25 pounds. This is for the safety and comfort of our own boys as well as others in our care.

We are a loving, Christian family of three adults who absolutely love four legged furry children. Throughout our lifetime we have had the wonderful opportunity to care for many breeds of pups with all kinds of personalities. We do highly consider fur-children to be much more than "just" a dog. To us, they are a huge part of family, they are very intelligent and they are God's gift to those who truly love them and who try to understand them. We have two wonderful boys of our own who we consider to be our furry four legged children, Their names are Peanut and Buddy. They are both brothers. They both do really enjoy having other furry children over to play and stay, which is one of the reasons why we joined up as a Host Pet Sitting home on DogVacay in June of 2016. We are all three retired, so one of us is usually always at home to care for your fur-child.

Our home is large and super friendly for fur-children. We do not use cages or crates unless you request otherwise and provide them. Belly rubs and snuggling are strongly encouraged and your baby is perfectly welcome to sleep on our beds if they are allowed by you and desire to do so. Our home has wood/tile floors for cool comfort and our AC is set to 78 degrees during summer months. During the daytime our television is usually tuned into Animal Planet because believe it or not, our boys really do watch this station, and we find it very interesting as well.We do provide filtered water. We provide one treat in the am, afternoon and one treat during evening television unless you specify otherwise. You are more than welcome to provide your own treats as well as anything else that will add to your babies comfort during their stay with us.

As you can tell from looking at our pictures, our yard is very large (approximately 2.8 acres.) and fully secured with full fencing and locked gates. We spend much of our outdoor time in the very large shaded area of our yard. It is in this completely shaded area that your fur-child will enjoy playing with our boys and possibly others of small to medium size as they can sniff around the scenery, chase lizards and squirrels and can even dig to China in the area designated for digging if he/she so desires. If your baby would rather just sit in the house and watch T.V. then that will be fine also. You can be sure that he/she will be under constant supervision at all times. INDOOR PLAY, INCLUDING PLAYFUL BARKING IS PERMITTED.

For the safety of our boys, fur-children in our care and possibly your own baby, WE DO REQUIRE a documented copy of up-to-date vaccinations which MUST include rabies, DHLPP or DAPP, and Bordetella or Bronca-Shield. If you do not have these records on hand, you should be able to obtain a copy from your Vet.


For the safety/ comfort of your fur-child and the safety/comfort of our boys, we do prefer to have a prior meet & greet at our home before any reservation can be finalized. This gives us all a chance to be sure that our family is the right family for yours.

As you can tell from our reviews, your fur-child's comfort in his/her home away from home is our top priority. We promise to keep you updated daily with text update/photos. Also, please feel free to contact us at anytime.

Thank you very much for visiting our DogVacay page.

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Can administer oral medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Separation anxiety
  • Advanced senior issues

Don & Alice G.

15 Reviews
8 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 25 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:


  • Available
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  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated December 5, 2016


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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Don & Alice's Home
$30 /night
  • Watches up to 4 dogs/night
  • Dogs will never be left unattended
  • Dogs will have full access outside for potty breaks
  • 3+ walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
Daycare At Don & Alice's Home
$30 /day
  • Watches up to 4 dogs/day
$15 each way
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
15 Reviews
Our pups love staying with these wonderful, loving folks! Alice, Don and Donnie treat our dogs like we do. They took care of them while we were on a cruise and the dogs had a great time. We did not worry about them being in this beautiful home where they were allowed on the furniture and got lots of petting and activity. The two acre yard is completely fenced. Our dogs were always attended when they went outside and they could roam free and play. We are so happy and blessed to have found them to keep our doggies happy and safe. Will definitely bring the dogs here again !!!!
Don is obviously a very caring individual! We are confident in his and Alice's care.
We feel so blessed to have found Don & Alice and their son Donnie to care for our dogs! We brought them for daycare to get acquainted and it went so well. The dogs were happy in their home and huge, beautiful yard. They are going back for a week starting this weekend.
We left our Westie with Don, Alice and Donnie for two weeks, and Donnie provided us with plenty of pictures and texts letting us know Bentley was getting along great. Bentley loved playing with their two dogs, sleeping with Alice, getting plenty of belly rubs, learning to use the doggie door, digging around in the dirt then rolling in it, and eating their special food because it tasted WAY better than his usual food. As much as I spoil my dog, I honestly believe he would've been fine had we left him there another week instead of bringing him home, LOL! We will definitely use this team next time we go on vacation and I highly recommend them.
We recently moved and our dog wasn't handling it well. We were concerned putting him with a sitter for almost 3 weeks but our fears were quickly alleviated with Don and Alice. Our dog had a wonderful time and was treated like one of their family. We got daily updates from Donnie with lots of pictures and Maxwell always appeared comfortable and relaxed. He had plenty of playmates and lots of room to roam. We will definitely use them again!!!
We could not be happier with our hosts. They were the perfect fit for our Toby. We were on vacation for two weeks. Received several updates daily. Toby received the same loving care as we give him. Very caring and thoughtful. We could relax and enjoy our vacation knowing Toby was in great hands. Very satisfied. Would not hesitate to bring Toby back again.
We have never left our little "Abby" before so this was a new experience for us. It could not have gone better. From the time we met Donnie and Alice at the meet and greet we knew this was the place for us. Their true love for the dogs is amazing. We were provided pictures and updates while we were away and our only concern was that she would not want to go back home with us because she was having such a good time. We will definitely be using them again when we need day care or overnight boarding.
Don was just outstanding, much more than I expected. His pickup and delivery was much appreciated. He took care of my "senior" cocker and kept me updated on a daily basis. His attention to "Tractor" made my vacation much less stressful. Will definitely use him again on my next trip out of town ......
Very happy with this sitter. Sammy our dog likes it also. Received many pictures and updates. Will use again .
Very friendly and our dog immediately responded to them. We were pleased with his care and will use again.
A great home for both Day Care and overnjght Boarding .A nice home and fenced in yard and very close to The Villages..Joel. The Villages Fl
Donnie came and picked my dogs up at the house which was so convenient! He updated me frequently throughout the day with pictures and comments and then dropped them back at the house at the end of the day.
I would recommend them for any pet and have told my friends about them too!
Daisy had a great time. She made her self at home wouldimmediately. She attached herself to Donnie and even slept with him. Serenaded him all nite with her snoring. You could tell this family loves animals. They have two cute small dogs. Taking daisy again next week. I know she in good hands.
I and my wife were totally satisfied with Don, Alice and Donnie Girard! Out of 1 to 5 they were a definite 5! We would use them again in a heartbeat! Our dogs - Lilly and Rudy - were well taken care of !
If you are looking for a home where dogs will feel loved and comfortable you will love Don and Alice. They kept me updated with photos and texts. I'm so happy to have found them. This will change my life knowing my dogs are loved and secure when I am away. I highly recommend them.

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