Run of the House Pet Sitting
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Alliene T.
Castro Valley, CA 94552
70 Reviews
27 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 3 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
No Puppies
List of Breeds Not Accepted
Pit Bull - American Pit Bull Terrier

Alliene's Resident Pets

Border Collie
14 yr 0 mo old
Other Pets & Animals: Cats

Alliene's House

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Medium Yard
100% fenced
Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside
Dog door access

About Alliene

20 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
Dogs have fun at Run of the House. We are a retired couple who enjoy being around dogs. Our dog, Champ, gets along with dogs of all types and ages. Also sharing our home is Amigo, a Siamese-mix cat (and dog guests must be nice to the cat.) Our yard has nice grass for romping around, and also a shallow pond. Our neighborhood has pet-safe, off-street trails and a park that we use for walking and exercising our dog guests. Many dog guests have figured out how to use our dog door. We give well-behaved guests run of the house and backyard.
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Can administer oral medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Separation anxiety
Alliene T.
Castro Valley, CA 94552
70 Reviews
27 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 3 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:


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  • Last updated September 14, 2016


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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Alliene's Home
$30 /night
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for more than 4 hours/day
  • Dogs will have full access outside for potty breaks
  • 1 walk/day
  • Pets will sleep in their own beds
Daycare At Alliene's Home
$20 /day
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/day
70 Reviews
Thanks so much, Alliene, Bob and Champ, for taking care of our Bailey. She seemed so happy and content, and it was such a comfort knowing that she was safe and sound in your hands while we were away.
Parker loves to stay with Alliene, her dog, cat, other DogVacay goes and of corse her husband.

When I bring Parker home he is tired from all the fun and activity.

Alliene provides a very dog friendly environment filled with doggie love.

I highly recommend DogVacay'ing your pet with Alliene.
This was the second time that we were out of the country for a couple of weeks and we had total confidence in leaving Hugo with Alliene and Bob. Hugo stayed with them two years ago while we were on a long vacation again. Alliene is very flexible to do what is needed for Hugo. He has been in their care numerous times over the past two years. He is always happy to see them and their dog Champ.
Lucy and Champ became friends the first time they met. Lucy came home tired but happy after her first vacation with Alliene.. Now whenever she sees Alliene (and, of course Champ) her tail starts wagging. I'm sure that means I like you guys, which makes us very happy too.
Service was excellent, they are very kind to the dog. They sent me pictures and let me know that how's my dog doing. I highly recommend to everybody.
Always excellent and worry-free. Leo comes home tired and happy. Thanks again!
Alliene and Bob are the best. We can't image anyone else taking care of our two beagles. We are blessed to know them.
I feel so fortunate to know Alliene and she gives my 'Archie' the best care ever which always includes a very special walk!
Always excellent! Thank you, Alliene, Bob, and Champ, for making Leo's stays with you comfortable and safe. I have no worries when he is with you. Many thanks as always!
This is the fourth or fifth time that we have left Sashka with Alliene, Bob, and Champ, and the second extended time (two-week +) we have done so. We are exceedingly delighted and pleased with the wonderful and loving care that they provide for Sashka in our absence. It is obvious from the pictures and comments Alliene sends us while on vacation and from the conversations we have when picking Sashka up after vacation, that Alliene and Co. treat Sashka like one of the family, even to the point of letting him ride in his usual “navigator” seat when travelling in the car. I can’t imagine leaving him anywhere else. THANK YOU!!!
Thank you Bob and Alliene for taking care of our fur babies so that we could enjoy our vacation. This is a "first" for both the girls and us, and was so nice to be able to relax while away from them, knowing they would be taken care of. I know they just loved their walks and interaction with Champ and your other fur-baby guests and was so glad that they were OK with your cat, Amigo, since they have never been with a cat before!!

Thanks again and we will definitely be return guests, even for short stays. :0)

Vic and Joyce and Bailey and Gracie
I am delighted to share that Archie's stay at Alliene's was absolutely wonderful! Archie loves and enjoys being with Alliene so much that when I came home after a 5 day vacation, he had a hard time separating from I have to admit Archie gets the best care ever at Alliene's. Thank you so much for being the very best for Archie!
Another lovely day with our best friend Alliene!
I recently adopted 'Archie', a beautiful and active puppy from the Oakland Animal Shelter, who is still transitioning in his 'forever home', and had to attend a previously scheduled out of town even, so I consulted with Alliene about her services and made a reservation for Archie. All I can say is that everything worked out just beautiful and I was able to enjoy my trip. When Archie was picked up from my home, he panicked and was anxious. However, both Alliene and Bob were very patient, loving, and attentive to Archie and he did very well during his stay at Alliene's. I am very grateful and relieved that everything worked out so well. Thank you so much.
Our dog is always totally comfortable and happy going to Bob and Alliene's. She never seems upset or nervous to see us go and she used to when we tried leaving her at a large boarding facility. Knowing she is well taken care of and feeling at home makes us enjoy our vacation even more. Thank you!
our two dogs Charlie and Xilo always have a great time with Alliene. highly recommended!!!
We left Sashka with Alliene and Bob many times during last three years. We are so happy to find such wonderful people! We trust them totally. Sashka was happy to be in their house. We got pictures every day. We will be back again probably in August.
Alliene and Bob are amazing. They are best. Topaz and Daisy love being there. We are blessed to have them in our lives. They truly care for our pups welfare and happiness.
We can always count on Alliene and Bob to help Hugo, a bichon, usually the smallest of the pack to be taken care of. I think Hugo prefers human companions to dogs, and sometimes he may be a little overwhelmed, but I know that Alliene and Bob makes sure that he is safe.
We can always depend on Alliene and Bob to take good care of Hugo. Hugo is a little guy, who doesn't really like playing with the big dogs, and somehow, Alliene and Bob are able to make it work!
My dog, Mama seemed very happy with Alliene and Bob. When we dropped her off again she just went right in, wandering around like she didn't care that we were even leaving her. We are happy to have a place our dog is comfortable like being at home.
Took care of Charlie with very short notice which is so convenient for us.
You know your dogs love their pet-sitter when they start barking and jumping as the turn to the house is executed. Kody, my male, walked in and went straight for the doggie door, knowing he was right at home. He loves to be outside in the yard. Both dogs enjoy the walks, the extra attention that I know is given them, and that they have another dog with whom to play. Alliene and Bob treat my dogs with love and care, always.
Thank you, Alliene and Bob, for creating such a safe and friendly environment for my fur family. Both dogs clearly enjoyed their time with you, appreciated the walks, and your willingness to feed them their special diets. You took pet accidents in stride, enabling me to know that the dogs were in very good hands. Thank you for the pictures.
As always, Alliene and Bob treated my dogs as family. Both of my dogs see being here as a second home.
I boarded Rusty and Bridget with Bob and Alliene for a few days at the end of last month. Rusty was so happy to get a walk every day. Bridget tends to sleep much of the time and have some incontinence problems, but Bob and Alliene took those issues in stride without complaint. I hope they can stay again for my upcoming vacation and am just about to make another reservation!
As usual, Hugo is always happy to be with Alliene and Bob and Champ! He is a happy doggie when we pick him up.
Our favorite dog care providers! Plus ...Their dog Champ is a real sweetie.
We were going on vacation for about 3 weeks and although we hated to be away from Hugo for that long, we were confident that Hugo would be in good hands with Alliene and Bob. When we picked up Hugo, that was certainly the case. Hugo slept a lot once he was at home, we think he had too much fun with his other dog companions.
We were so happy to have Alliene and Bob watch our dog, Mama. She seemed right at home. We had left her at a dog kennel in the past and she hated it! When we dropped her off and picked her up from Alliene and Bob's house she was totally happy. It's the best for her to have a situation where it's almost like her normal life being at home. I loved all the pictures they sent while we were away too! We always knew she was doing ok and just being herself. She played with a couple other dogs, slept cozy in their house, went for walks and visited dog parks. We would definitely leave her with them again.
Thank you! Rosie came home happy and tired.
As usual, Hugo is well taken care of by Alliene and Bob, and he has old and new doggie friends to play with while he was there.
We feel so lucky to have found Alliene and Bob. We dropped them off to do a warm up trial because our two little hairy kids have separation anxiety. We only left them for 4 hours, during which Alliene and Bob kindly sent us a photo with an update on how they were doing. It felt like we dropped them off with family. We feel very comfortable leaving our hairy kids with Alliene and Bob.
Alliene and Bob are great caretakers. Topaz and Daisy were both very happy. We will be bring them to that wonderful home again
Another wonderful time with alliene, bob ad champ :). Thank you for taking care my dog!
Thanks for taking care of our puppy! Seems like she did well and we look forward to using your care again.
Highly recommended. Teddy had a great time.
Alliene and Bob are just wonderful!! They are very nice people and they have been taken very good care for my dog, I bring my dog each week for day care regularly and I want to continue bring my dog because my dog seems always happy and enjoy over there. Very good enviroment inside out, backyard is a heavn to my dog :) thanks so much for my husband to find Alliene and Bob, i am a happy dog owner now :)
Alliene and her family took extra care of our dogs, and was very good about sending us updates and pictures. We would recommend and use her again. Thank you Alliene! It was a great experience and we only missed them - not worried.
Thank you Alliene! Our dog, Daisy, is an active puppy and Alliene and her husband took care of her for eight days while we were on vacation. I think Daisy may have come home better behaved than when we dropped her off - she is at least worn out and was definitely entertained during those eight days. I understand how much work it is to take care of a puppy, and we appreciate Alliene taking her on.
Leo's stay with Alliene, Bob, and Champ today could not have been better. Leo is tired and happy. Thank you again.
Excellent. Thanks.
This is the third time that Thumper has stayed with Alliene and Bob. I would highly recommend them as hosts.
Leo is treated very well at Alliene's "bed and breakfast" for dogs. The daily photos are very much appreciated. I frequently recommend "Run of the House" Pet Sitting to my friends and people that I meet. Thank you again.
Our yellow Lab (Max) stayed with Alliene during our vacation in June 2013. We received pictures of Max throughout our vacation and he was well cared for during our time away. I would recommend Alliene to anyone looking for a wonderful place for your dog to stay while you are away.
All excellent. Thank you.
Hugo always has a good time with Alliene , Bob, Champ and another big boy that was there. Although there was 2 big dogs, Alliene makes sure that Hugo is safe and comfortable.
Excellent. Thank you.
Leo enjoys "Run of the House Pet Sitting" very much. He comes home from Alliene and Bob's tired and happy. Leo and I cannot thank them enough for their care of him.
Thanks again Alliene, Bob and Champ for having Elvis on such a short notice! They have watched Elvis on 3 separate occasions and I couldn't have been happier! Elvis can be a bit of a handful at times, and I'm glad to see that they were very attentive and loving with him. Definitely recommend them to everyone and will certainly use them again in the future!! Thanks again :)
The girls are inseparable and it was Posey's first experience being away from us. Ailliene and Bob were terrific and we never worried about the girls at all.
Leo is a happy camper staying with Alliene, Bob and Champ. Thanks for all.
A little late, but I wanted to say thanks to Alliene , Bob and Champ for taking such good care of Noni and Chico while I was out of town last month. I couldn't ask for better care than what they provide. I know my pups enjoy themselves and I don't have to worry about them while I am away.
Thank you again for giving Leo a very special day.
Alliene and Bob took great care of our puppy Thumper when we went away for a week. They sent updates and photos of Thumper to reassure us that he was doing well. Thumper got only well with the resident dog Champ and also had fun playing with another dog they were taking care of. We would definitely recommend Alliene to anyone who is looking for boarding for their dog.
Leo is treated like one of the family. Thank you very much for your care in watching him and giving me peace of mind.
Thank you, Alliene and Bob for making our vacation nice, relaxing, free of worrying about our dog! Sashka spent three weeks in Aliene and Bob house and I'm not sure whose vacation was better - ours in South America or Sashka's in their house. We got Sashka's pictures regularly and even some reports about his activities. Sashka obviously had a great time - he had Champ and other dogs to play with, he was taken to the park often, and learned new routines such as running in and out of the house through the doggie door -- something we don't have in our house. Alliene and Bob treated him like one of the family. We are grateful that Sashka was so well taken care of while we were gone. We will definitely use Alliene and Bob's services the next time we go on vacation and can't take Sashka with us.
Excellent. Thanks again.
Excellent. Thank you.
Alliene and Bob were great. They have a nice comfy home for our beloved dog Scrappy. The home was clean and the backyard was spacious for dogs to roam around. They are also very accommodating to host Scrappy for an additional night with short notice as we had to extend our vacation by another day. Scrappy was happy, well fed, and enjoyed playing with his new friends during the stay. We'll be glad to lean on Alliene and Bob again to take care of Scrappy for our future getaways.
I live down the street from Alliene and she took care of our two house cats while we were on vacation for a week. In the past when a friend of mine took care of them I would always worry about whether or not he would remember to do it. With Alliene I had complete peace of mind that they were being given great care by someone who loves her own pets like we do ours. She is very conscientious and looks after every detail, even some I had not thought of. The email updates are a great service and also contribute to that peace of mind knowing everything back home was fine. I am so happy I found her on and will use her service every time we go away for as long as she is in the pet sitting biz.
Leaving Noni and Chico with Alliene while I was out of town was a great choice. The daily photos to let me know my furry babies were having fun made me feel better about not being able to have them with me. It was obvious when I picked them up that they had been well cared for. Next time I have to leave town, I can only hope Alliene, Bob and Champ will be available to watch them again.
Alliene and Bob were friendly, responsive, flexible, and took very good care of our girl while we were away. They sent photos to reassure us that she was doing fine.

Alliene and Bob are wonderful folks and obviously care deeply about animals. I'd highly recommend them, and will definitely ask them to watch Tessa again when we travel!
Hugo, our bichon frise, was only 5 months old when we wanted to take a short vacation. Because he was so young, we were pretty apprehensive about leaving him at a boarding facility especially at one that didn't have a caretaker overnite. We were so happy to find Alliene through Dogvacay. We did a meet and greet and we could tell that she and her husband really loved dogs and cat. We set up a play date for Hugo to visit with them for a few hours before our actual vacation. They took really good care of Hugo. Hugo got along with Champ, who is so much bigger but is really easy going. Alliene is an experienced dog lover and very acommodating to Hugo's needs. We are so thankful that there are pet owners like the Turner's who are willing to care for other people's pets in a "warm home environment".
Champ, Alliene and Bob took great care of Kai (my wonderful spoiled rotten Boxer puppy). I got regular pics and updates and she looked like she had great fun!
Sashka obviously had a great time playing with Bob and Alliene's dog Champ. Sashka slept most of the evening after I picked him up, so tuckered out he was from a full day of play. And Sashka was excited when I dropped him off the next day. Alliene's back yard is a nice place for the dogs to play, and Alliene took Sashka to the park and for walks. The next time we need day care for Sashka, or even longer periods for someone to take care of him, we would not hesitate in leaving him with Alliene and Bob.
They are fantastic and have become our go-to sitters for Molly. She was well cared for and we are pleased to find another couple who love dogs as much as we do.
Molly is a typical 7 month old puppy - rambunctious! We have never been separated since adopting her, so we were very apprehensive about leaving her overnight. But Aillene and Bob were very calm and assured us she would be fine. I only called to check on her once! She played well and minded her manners, so I feel very comfortable leaving Molly with them for longer periods of time.
Loki had a wonderful time during his stay! Alliene T provided a loving environment, basically treating Loki like one of her own. He enjoyed playing with Champ, the resident dog, in Alliene's lovely backyard, as well as taking walks through the neighborhood. We will be back!
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