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Alena G.

1 Review
$30/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 2 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
All Ages OK
List of Pets OK for House Sitting
Dogs, Cats, Fish, Rabbits, gerbils, hamsters, or pet rodents, Caged birds

Alena's Resident Pets

Dante
Australian Shepherd
Male
4 yr 11 mo old
Sam
Chihuahua
Male
7 yr 11 mo old
Asa
Doberman Pinscher
Male
10 yr 11 mo old
Ruby
Dogo Argentino
Female
6 yr 11 mo old
Other Pets & Animals: Cats

Alena's House

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Children at home (Under 5 years old)
Large Yard
100% fenced & locked
Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture
Great for senior pets

About Alena

12 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
Start the morning walk while the sun's still arising! open lush grass space where your lovely pooch can smell everything he or she desires on or off leash, play and roam freely with my two wonderful dogs! Bring ANY toys, frisbees, balls or treats that your pal likes to play with and ill be sure to keep them occupied and happy! My awareness of outer surroundings keeps your dog safe and comfortable to be who they are! Your dog is free to relax in my home or enjoy the sun's rays outside in my fenced in yard when our outing adventure comes to a rest. Water is ALWAYS available as well as pets and love from me! My calm energy gives dogs a sense of well being and they learn obedience just by being around great energy and my two dogs. We respect highly; love, comfort, freedom, health and happiness :)


How long have you been a dog lover? Tell us about your history with dogs.

I have ALWAYS had a huge passion for dogs and all other animals, since i can remember at the age of three. I have never been fearful of animals, but yet openly willing to make their tail wag of all good energy! I was the young girl who knew no faces in the neighborhood, but the dog that lived at each house as we passed by.
There is something about a dog's energy that keeps me happy, alive and free. Maybe they're always happy, perhaps they focus on the positive things in life (food, water, playtime and rest) or maybe they are just ALIVE WILD BEAUTIFUL animals.
I LOVE THE FREEDOM OF A DOGS SOUL.

What would you like to know about a dog before sitting him or her? Do you have any breed preferences?

I very much love getting to know a dog on it's own due to their own behavior. It takes a short time for me to understand a dog's motives and personality. I like to learn behavior from the dog personally rather then the humans take. :) I LOVE ALL breeds and give every dog a chance. Sometimes my little Chihuahua can have the same temper of a pittbull just depending on the energy around. I DO NOT LABEL ANY DOG BY BREED, but by their own personal behavior and energy that surrounds them.

Do you have reliable transportation in the event of an emergency?

YES COMPLETELY and i live close by to vets and emergency vet places.

Are you comfortable administering medication?

Yes. Orally (pills, liquid etc) Anally (if needed crucially) :) haha I am not a HUGE personal fan of needles so wouldn't be the most confident in injecting medication. But i would not hesitate to take the dog to the vet for help or have a friend come to help me.

How much time do you plan on spending with my dog each day?

I make a huge effort to be around your dog ALL day. I do not love leaving a "new" dog to my eyes alone in a place where they are not very comfortable. I want the dog to feel support and comfort their whole stay. If that requires extra pets, extra love, sitting on the floor with them , extra walks etc, SO BE IT. I love each dog as their own and want them to feel welcome, not abandoned or worried about when their owner will come back. I have two loving dogs who are great comfort hosts as well ;)

Where will my dog sleep?

Your dog is welcome to sleep wherever he or she prefers. Some people may want to bring their own dog beds (which is great) to keep their behavior standard here, as is home. Other's who don't mind, your dog may post up on the couch, on my bed, any blankets you may bring, the cool tile floor (if enjoys coolness) or any carpet offered. I am very easy-going and have all tile for easy cleaning. Whatever YOUR HEART DESIRES, i will OBEY.

Where will you take my dog on walks? Tell me about it.

I have a GREAT neighborhood with many sidewalks around lush green grass and bushes. I will walk your dog often throughout the day on these sidewalks. 5 minutes away is a WONDERFUL OPEN LUSH GREEN PARK that i love to take my dogs every morning to start their day off right. Your dog is welcome to play freely off leash, or if more comfortable on leash still able to roam plenty of wonderful trails and sights. If its a beach day.. WERE GOING TO THE BEACH!! there are many wonderful trails around that i love to explore and its just great having good companions around for company! YOUR CHOICE, MY WATCH.


TESTIMONIALS

Ari G. February 11
Alena is fantastic with animals. I have seen her develop great relationships with dogs, cats, horses, goats, chickens, turkeys, and cows. She has a natural ability to communicate with animals, and is able to make them behave properly. I cannot recommend her enough as a caretaker of animals.


Justin L. February 13
Let me start out by saying I have known Alena since grade school, not highschool...middle school....but elementary school. Throughout our friendship she has always been one of the most loving and caring people I know. She is no stranger to animals, as long as I can remember she has had a dog by her side. When my family and I would go on vacation we would always look to the goodmans to watch over and love our animals ( 2 dogs and 1 cat). Never once did we have a problem and whenever we returned our animals looked great and could not have been happier. I can go on and on but to really understand you'd have to meet her. A few minutes into the conversation and you'll know she is the right one to be caring over your animals. Leaving your animal for any period of time can always be one of the most stressful things, not only for the owners but also the pets as well. Rest assured you couldn't be leaving your animal with a more loving n caring person and household.


Catherine M. February 13
If there's one thing I know about Alena it's that she loves dogs and all animals! I've seen her around dogs and farm animals of all kinds (goats, ducks etc.) and she is wonderful with all of them. Alena is very compassionate and attentive and I would highly recommend her for any dog caregiving position!!

Lia H. February 13
Alena is AMAZING WITH DOGS! no question about it. Such an animal lover, she is very dedicated to her own dogs, she is very active takes the dogs to hikes and cool places, she is responsible and very reliable.

Sean B. February 19
Alena is a very loving and whole-hearted person. Her loving personality can be seen through her affection for both her dogs and others as well. The energy and enthusiasm she puts out on a daily basis is greatly balanced by her companionship with her beloved dogs. Alena's outgoing warm personality makes her a wonderful person to be around for both dogs and people alike.

Julie S. February 21
If there is such a thing as a dog whisperer- Alena is it! She is able to form a connection with all animals, especially dogs. No matter their breed or behavioral tendencies, they look to Alena for guidance and form an immediate sense of trust. Her two dogs just adore her and she has just about managed to train them to do anything with a quick command and a simple hand motion. Alena loves to take her dogs everywhere she goes - your dog would never be bored or lonely! With her own dogs, she is a frequent visitor of dog beaches and parks. She even used to take them stand up paddle surfing and on her ATV. My point is, dogs are not pets to her, but true companions. She values her dogs' friendship and cares deeply for their well-being, and would undoubtedly treat your dog as her own!

Rob W. March 2
Alena is a smart, caring, compassionate girl. Her love for animals is clear within 2 minutes of meeting her, and her bond with her dogs is uncanny. She has a great unbiased loved for all animals, and does well communicating with them.

Scott R. April 2
I've never met anyone as passionate as Alena when it comes to household pets and animals in general....people that treat animals like there friends seem to enjoy life and nature a little more, and for the pet it's a world of adventure...
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Can administer oral medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Separation anxiety
  • Aggressive behavior
  • Leash Pulling
  • Not yet house-trained
  • Advanced senior issues

Alena G.

1 Review
$30/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 2 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated July 4, 2016

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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Alena's Home
$30 /night
  • Watches up to 3 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 will sleep in their own beds
House Sitting Overnight At Your Home
$40 /night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for no more than 1 hour/day
  • Willing to travel 15 miles
Daycare At Alena's Home
$25 /day
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/day
Dog Walking
$15 /half-hour
$15 /hour
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
Home Visits
$20 /visit
  • Willing to travel 20 miles
Training
$25 /hour
Pick-Up/Drop-Off
$10 each way
  • Willing to travel 15 miles
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1 Review
Alena was amazing with our girls! She went out of her way to accommodate our schedule and sent tons of photos of our girls playing. I'd definitely book her again next time I'm in Arcata : )