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Albert M.

27 Reviews
23 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 17 hours
  • 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

Albert's Resident Pets

4 yr 1 mo old
German Shepherd Dog
6 yr 1 mo old
Belgian Sheepdog
10 yr 1 mo old

Albert's House

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Large Yard
100% fenced & locked
Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside

About Albert

15 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
My name is Al and I live in Fairfax, VA on 20 acres of land with 2 acres fenced in with my 3 very social and well mannered pups.

We offer cage-free boarding where your pups will have free roam of the home and are able to have fun and relax wherever they please. Since I work from home, there will always be someone here to watch and play with your pups. A typical day with us includes walks around the land in the mornings, playtime in the fenced in garden in the afternoons, and a chance to just relax and hang out with us in the evenings.

We would be more than happy to do a meet and greet, that way, you'll know exactly what you and your pet can expect. Once booked, you will need to give us your pet's treats, food and bedding, but if plans get crazy, we can just go pick them up free of charge (within a 5 mile radius of the home)!

I look forward to meeting you and your pup(s) soon!
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Can administer oral medicine
Can administer injected medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Separation anxiety
  • Leash Pulling
  • Not yet house-trained

Albert M.

27 Reviews
23 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 17 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:


  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated February 14, 2017


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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Albert's Home
$40 /night
  • Watches up to 5 dogs/night
  • Dogs will never be left unattended
  • 5+ potty breaks/day
  • 3+ walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
Daycare At Albert's Home
$20 /day
  • Watches up to 4 dogs/day
$10 each way
  • Willing to travel 2 miles
27 Reviews
Copper enjoys his day care. Always tired when he comes home.
My dog Leo had a great stay at this place. Albert is a great person and was able to take care of Leo very well. Thank you for taking him to the vet and letting my dog have fun with all the other dogs.
Copper came home tired; must have enjoyed his daycare with Albert. Copper is looking forward to anothet daycare date with Albert.
Our Zoe had a blast during the two weeks stay at Al's! We were concerned at first that the place might to busy for her, as Al hosts 5-7 dogs at a time, in addition to his own three pups. During our meet and greet, Al offered a complimentary trial day (since Zoe was to stay over two weeks) to see how she would do with other pups and she was fine! During her stay, Al sent us pics and updates. Zoe had a really good time, and she even lost some weight, which we were hoping it would happen, from all the running around with her new friends! We will definitely book with Al again in the future!
My beagle quickly adapted and loved being outside with all his new friends. There is lots of land for him to inspect, lots of doggy friends to be around and great supervision. With my youngest going in to the military soon, and no one to play with out dog during the day, this is a great alternative to him being alone every day. We're very glad we found Al
My boxer had 2 awesome stays with Albert. He has plenty of exercise and attention. Additionally, Albert is easy to work with, accommodating, and responsive.
Great place for my dog to stay when I'm on the vacation! im so happy when I received all the pictures of my dog. 100% recommend to this dog sitter
Great service, and Albert was very welcoming! We loved seeing photo updates too. We felt secure knowing our dog was cared for and safe.
Al went above and beyond with our dog's needs. This put us very much at ease. He made special effort to allow our dog to get used to the place before we made the reservation. He impressed us with his knowledge about dogs.
A few days before we needed to leave, we found out that Oliver had a few hot spots that required medication. We were concerned that this would be too much for Al to deal with. Al told us that he was able to give meds with no problem and that he was dealt with hot spots before. What a huge relief!
Oliver was taken care of in so many ways. What a great first experience. Looking forward to using Al again.
Absolutely amazing dog vacay for our buddy!!! We will most definitely use Albert again!!! :) Megan M
I am so pleased with my experience with Dog Vacay and especially with Albert. He is someone who obviously loves dogs and provided a wonderful environment for our pet. In fact, I don"t think our dog really wanted to come home!!! Albert always provided the time to answer any of our questions, returned our calls promptly and best of all sent lots of pictures of our pup to assure his anxious parents that all was well.
Our puppy spent her first time at Albert’s over the past 3-day Memorial Day weekend, and after collecting her on Monday evening she told us she loved being there.

Albert worked with us on our last minute reservation, and was very accommodating of our extended schedule needs. He responded quickly to all of our questions, and gave us a total run-down on what to expect while our puppy was in his care. Upon drop-off on Saturday morning, Cedar displayed an immediate happy response to being on the premises, and exhibited the same happy exuberance when we picked her up. During our trip, Albert sent us great photo updates of her out on his large property, happily playing with the other weekend doggie residents.

We felt very comfortable leaving Cedar with Albert, and look forward to her future stay with him and the other dogs in his care.
Our dog JoJo's has so much fun when she goes to Al's(Albert) place to visit for her vacation. I know JoJo enjoy's all the space that Al's house has for her to move around and play with other dogs outside. Most places that we have taken our dog before Al there place didn't offer the space for our dog to move around and place outside. I like that Al's place has a lot of acreage for our dog and any other dog staying with Al to play around in. I would highly recommend Al to anyone looking for a place for their dog to have a vacation at.
The team is always very cordial, and our dog Rascal seems to have a great time there. I appreciate the photos we get so I can see what Rascal is up to.
Another great stay! Thanks!
Again another great stay for my pup! Thanks!
Albert and his team do a wonderful job. They are friendly, provide excellent pictures, and really care about the pets.
Al was great! He sent wonderful pics of our furbaby and was very accommodating to our schedule. Belle seemed super happy after her stay.
Very impressed that even though Sherlock was only there for one day I still got some proof of life photos. Couldn't be happier about my experience. :)
Jarvis' stay with all was incredible! I couldn't have asked for a better boarding experience.I first arranged a meet-and-greet with Al to see how Jarvis would get on with the other dogs. Al was flexible with my schedule, and seemed very knowledgable. I really appreciated him taking the time to answer all of my questions.

The property is huge, perfect for the walks they take the dogs on and for them to run around and play in the fenced area. Al sent me pictures to update me on how Jarvis was doing (and Jarvis loooked really happy in all of them). Al was flexible with my odd schedule. I really appreciated the great care by Al and his team during Jarvis' stay. I will definitely be boarding him there again.
Al did an amazing job taking care of Leila (Boxer) for a week. It was a last minute booking and Al was able to accomodate. Al even sent pictures of Leila throughout her stay! It was great! I will definitely be booking Al again in the future.
If I could give Albert zero stars I would. If you are looking for a home atmosphere for your dog this is not the place for you! I gave Albert a 2 hour window for when I was going to pick up my dog and found her dehydrated and smelling of urine. Her bed had been peed on by some other dog and was full of hair that didn't belong to her. I do not believe the dogs that stay with Albert are closely supervised. I should have listened to my gut and not left her there. Albert did give me a refund due to the destruction of my dogs bed and her condition upon pick up.
Sent me tons of pictures, pup seemed like a happy boy. Hopefully will be using them again!
I cannot tell you how awesome Pippa's experience was at Al's! We were met with open arms, and Al took lots of time when introducing Pippa to the other guests. Al found a couple of 'friends' for Pippa to romp with and then met up with the bigger guys a little later. We received updates and pics and videos, and she was having a blast! Al's property and set-up is like Y camp for his campers. Al was so flexible with our schedule. Pippa came home happy. She slept most of the next day. I can't wait to visit Northern VA again so Pippa can go to Al's for the best adventure!
Our pup is an "only dog" so we thought it would be more fun for him to stay somewhere he could play with other dogs while we were out of town for a week. Albert's place has lots of room for him to run/play and seemed like a good fit. He sent us lots of great pictures of our dog playing (one is my new screen saver), you could tell he was having a great time! When we picked him up you could tell he was exhausted from playing nonstop. Thanks again Albert!
Our dog had a great time with Al! They have plenty of space and company to keep him busy and happy. All was very helpful and accommodating with the reservation and provided lots of photos of the weekend. Highly recommend!
My 6 year old doodle had a great stay with Al. I initially chose a meet-n-greet because of the size of the property and the fact that he had large dogs, which I felt was a better fit for my dog. He's got a huge yard and walks the dogs on the property. The meeting went well so I booked a 2 night stay as a test. Because my dog does not eat well while boarding, I wanted to include a 'special topping' so she'd eat something during her stay. Well, I forgot the topping and Al went out to the store to buy it so she wouldn't be stressed and hungry. He took a bunch of photos for me, including one of her eating. I got her back happy, healthy and tired. we will definitely be booking her there for our future vacations.
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