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Alegre M.

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13 Reviews
5 Repeat Guests
$35/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 15 minutes
  • 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

Alegre's House

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Children at home (Under 5 years old, 5-12 years old)
Small Yard
100% fenced
Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside

About Alegre

19 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
We are a work-at-home and school-at-home family, conveniently located just blocks from I-91, who would love to keep your dog company while you are away.

My husband Michael and I work from home and home school our sons in our duplex house, with the first floor serving as Michael’s office and the second floor serving as our main living quarters where the boys and I spend most of our time.

We own our own business and have 2 kids, so the work day hours are more defined by what needs to be done than what the clock says -- which for us means that Michael spends the majority of the day on the 1st floor, and that is also where dogs will stay as our guests!

The 1st floor isn’t just all about the office and getting work done, it is also a functional, important part of our home. It has 3 bedrooms (one belongs to the children’s grandmother who comes to visit often, and one is a guest room in which Michael could sleep if a dog needs a person nearby overnight), a full bathroom, a kitchen, a living room, and a front room. It’s very open and bright, and is set up as a safe and comfortable space for the dogs to enjoy the stay.

Because of the way we have arranged our first and second floors, if you would prefer that your dog is not around children, we can easily keep the boys from visiting the first floor during the stay.

We have a very small yard, so for exercise & frequent potty breaks, Michael is happy to take your dog on multiple neighborhood walks, and at least one longer park walk as needed.

Since Michael and I have a somewhat unique job/house setup, let me give you an general example of what a dog’s day with us could be like:

6:30am -- up and out for a quick neighborhood walk, followed by breakfast
7am -- Michael is back downstairs after his breakfast
8am -- to the park for a longer walk, an hour/mile
9am-12pm -- Michael is downstairs
12-12:30pm -- Michael comes upstairs for lunch, then goes back downstairs
12:30-5pm -- Michael is back downstairs
4-5pm -- doggy dinner time
5pm-5:30pm -- Michael comes upstairs for dinner, then goes back downstairs
6pm -- another walk then Michael comes upstairs to help get kids ready for bed
7pm -- Michael is back downstairs
10-11pm -- get dogs ready for bed, and then Michael goes to bed

We are pretty flexible, so that is just an idea of how things could go! It is important to us that we do what works for your dog. Between the two of us there is always someone home to care for the dogs. In fact, we only own one car, so more often than not if someone has left the house during the day, there is still someone at home.

Michael has cared for dogs since he was a child and he has had a lot of experience handling dogs in both urban and rural areas, while I had dogs on my farm growing up. We have also cared for a few of our own dogs over the past 19 years that we’ve been together. Our last dog, Romeo, passed away after 15 years of love and companionship. In the past couple years, we have watched our friend (who also has small children and home-schools) host many dogs through DogVacay, and we’ve enjoyed getting to meet the dogs she’s cared for, as well as all the great owners. We know how special dogs can be in a family, and we would be honored to have the chance to spend time with, play with, and get to know your dog!
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Can administer oral medicine
Can administer injected medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Separation anxiety
  • Aggressive behavior
  • Leash Pulling

Alegre M.

Online Now!
13 Reviews
5 Repeat Guests
$35/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 15 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Availability

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

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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Alegre's Home
$35 /night
  • Watches up to 4 dogs/night
  • Dogs will never be left unattended
  • 5+ potty breaks/day
  • 3+ walks/day
  • Pets will sleep in their own beds
Daycare At Alegre's Home
$25 /day
  • Watches up to 4 dogs/day
Baths
$20 /bath
13 Reviews
Alegre was a wonderful dog sitter! We appreciate so much that she was available last minute and very responsive. While our labradoodle puppy was with her, Alegre was kind enough to send us photos and updates. Would love to have our dog stay with her in the future. :)
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Alegre and her family were fantastic hosts for my dog. They took great care with her medications, food, and other special instructions. I received daily photos and updates, and I always felt like I could contact them if needed.
Wow. What a great experience! It was my first time using this type of service for my dog and Alegre and her care of Penny couldn't have been better. I received regular updates and even several pictures of her enjoying her time. Thank you so very much.
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Alegre and her family were so great with our pups! We have two very active boxer pups, and they were exhausted on our journey home! Alegre kept us updated with pictures and let us know If there were any issues! We felt very comfortable leaving our pups with her, and they seemed to have a great time! We highly recommend her to anyone who needs care for their pup!
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If you're wondering who to sit your pup when you need to make a trip out of town, these guys are just great! I've let my dog, Memphis, stay with them during several trips out of town and every time I come back to a happy dog!
Alegre and Michael are the sweetest nicest couple! They let me come inside to see their home and assured me he would be ok. They asked me questions . They told me what their day was like and what they would do with him. She texted me pics during the day to show me he was ok. When I went to pick up a lot earlier than I said I found Dante was talking a walk with Michael and very happy. Their 2 boys loved Dante tooo. I will definitely be using them .
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You guys took such great care of Memphis! Thanks for all the updates and extra love and attention! We will definitely be seeing you again when we travel!
My two dogs have had the opportunity to spend two wknds with Michael and Alegra and were very comfortable with them and in their home upon our first meet. Alegra and Michael are such warm and kind people which was obvious from our online communications alone. Alegra is very down to earth and an obvious dog lover... taking note of the little things I mentioned about each dog, as well as their schedule. She also kept me in the loop a couple times a day with pictures and text, so I knew how things were going and felt reassured that my babies were being well taken care of.
I definitely plan on making future reservations with Michael and Alegra when my family needs care for our pups and will recommend them to any friends or family needing a sitter for their dogs too!
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Alegre and her family were wonderful to work with and my two dogs had a wonderful time with them. One of them has a seizure disorder and is on multiple meds and there was no problem with administering and keeping track of them. She kept me informed, sent pictures, and I felt relaxed leaving them there. Will definitely use them again!
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Our host, Alegre and Micheal are very nice and kind, I don't think I can find a better host for Kenzo especially for a last minute request. Alegre was quick to respond to our questions & concerns so the booking went smoothly and swiftly.
Alger has also kindly gave us update on Kenzo during the time we are away, knowing that Kenzo had a good time with the the host and her family, we feel less quilty and enjoy our trip even more.

We will definitely put Kenzo again with Alegre & Michael.
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Alegre and Michael were amazing hosts to our two dogs. They did a great job accommodating our two pups and sent updates through out the day!
Kept me updated and even took pictures. Very flexible with time since we were stuck in traffic on the way back.
It was a pleasure meeting Alegre and Michael. They were both so warm and welcoming from the moment we showed up. They invited us into their home, made sure my dog had everything he needed and gave us an overview of their schedule. Alegre kept me updated through out the entire weekend of how my dog was doing. Using her and Michael really put my mind at ease while I was away from my dog. I highly suggest using them for you next DogVacay.
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