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Alegre M.

22 Reviews
10 Repeat Guests
$35/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 21 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

Alegre's House

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

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
Post-surgical pets
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets that require medicine
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Aggressive behavior
  • Separation anxiety
  • Leash Pulling

Alegre M.

22 Reviews
10 Repeat Guests
$35/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 21 mins
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated May 26, 2017

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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
22 Reviews
We dropped our dog off for the night as we were attending a conference in the area and needed someone to watch him. Alegre was responsive , kind and very responsible. She seemed to really care about the dog's well being and kept in touch with us during his stay, including a photo or 2!we would definitely use her services again if we are in the area. The location is conveniently located off I91.
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Alegre and her family took such great care of our dog while we were on vacation. They sent updates and photos of him at least a couple times a day to let us know how he was doing. I felt very comfortable with their care while we were gone and will definitely use them again!
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I can't say enough great things about Alegre and her wonderful family. They cared for our precious Chloe, a 2 1/2 y.o. toy Shih Tzu, who had never stayed away from home for more than one night (and that was with a friend), as if she were their own dog. Chloe adored them and they clearly loved Chloe and really gave her a fun-filled vacation. I'm guessing she had a more entertaining time there than she typically does at home, LOL.

I also MUST commend Alegre's flexibility and responsiveness. I had run into a problem with my original care plans for Chloe the night before my trip. I got in touch with Alegre at the very last minute, probably at 6 PM. My heart was pounding as I texted her, but within minutes I heard back that she had accepted Chloe. We were at her house in an hour and my heart was immediately at ease. She and her husband, Michael, are two of the nicest, calmest, attentive dog-loving people, who are very down to earth and experienced with pets.

Keep reading because you must know that Alegre sends fabulous texts with awesome photos updating me at least once -- usually multiple times -- a day. I'm going to try to make a little photo album of the photos she shared so that we have a memory book of Chloe's vacation as well as our own.

It really can't get any better than this family!!! We will definitely be returning to this welcoming home! :-)
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