Small Dogs Hillcrest Retreat

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Alison M.

6 Reviews
1 Repeat Guest
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Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
All Ages OK

Alison's Resident Pets

Jack Russell Terrier
5 yr 0 mo old
Jack Russell Terrier
5 yr 0 mo old

Alison's Apartment

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Outdoor area

About Alison

Hi! We're Alison and Steve, a late 20's couple that works from home, excited to provide your dog(s) with plenty of love, playtime, and one-on-one attention in our cozy and bright Hillcrest apartment. We have two adorable small dogs of our own that love to make new friends!

We are here for you, whether you're scooting off for a spontaneous weekend getaway, have friends in town, or are taking an extended business trip!

~Why choose us?~

* We specialize in smaller dogs 20 pounds and under :)

* One of us is self-employed so there will be consistent supervision and playtime

* We strive to provide impeccable, caring service. We love sending photos and detailed updates throughout your dog's stay to keep you in the loop and informed!

* Each stay with us includes 4-6 walks per day around our tree-lined neighborhood

* Our apartment home is located within a short walk of two pet stores, as well as a veterinary clinic. Additionally, the fenced-in dog park in Balboa Park is only a mile and a half away.

We live in a clean, cozy space and enjoy being active, enjoying all that San Diego has to offer! We love dogs and can't wait to meet yours!

- Alison & Steve

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Alison M.

6 Reviews
1 Repeat Guest
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Cancellation Policy:


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  • Last updated December 4, 2016


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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Alison's Home
$33 /night
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/night
Daycare At Alison's Home
$24 /day
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/day
$10 each way
  • Willing to travel 15 miles
6 Reviews
Hugo had a great time staying with Alison. Alison sent me several messages and photos during the stay assuring me that Hugo was getting along famously with her dogs too. Hugo will be vacationing with Alison again for sure !
Alison was the best. She took extra special care of Spoon and he got along great with her two pups. I got pictures every morning and evening and my pup got extra attention, treats and love.

I would definitely recommend bringing your pooch to stay with Alison any time.
Alison was an exceptional host! She was extremely attentive to our dog Lucy's needs, and she sent daily updates/texts/pictures so we could see how Lucy was spending her time. Lucy is somewhat shy but Alison worked with her to make sure she felt comfortable. I am looking forward to our next trip out of town so that Lucy can go to Alison's once again!
Alison was A-M-A-Z-I-N-G! We were so lucky to find her on such short notice for our long trip. Our puppy, Harry, is still very young and she was very understanding. She was a perfect host and took the best of care of our little guy. He had such adventures with Alison - many walks, romping with her pups, dog parks, etc. The list goes on! The fact that she is home most of the day really helped ease our minds while we were gone for so long. She sent daily updates and even included some pictures and videos for our enjoyment. We couldn't have been more pleased with how everything worked out. We are SO glad to have her in our network of dog watchers and we will CERTAINLY be recommending her and using her again :)
Alison is very thoughtful puppy-sitter. She sent periodic updates and pictures of my treasured toy poodles. She walked then regularly and Doglet played with her dogs. Koko is a lap dog: no frisky business for her. Alison accommodated both their personalities. I would request her again for future trips to San Diego.
Andy had an amazing experience! I would recommend Alison and Steve for anyone in the San Diego area! Alison was extremely attentive, responded very quickly to our messages, and was very flexible. I had to book last minute, as our travel plans had changed, and her timely responses made it all possible! Alison and Steve gave Andy ample exercise, play-time with their other dogs, and lots of attention during his stay -- making it a home away from home!

Throughout Andy's stay, Alison sent pictures and updates via text message, showing Andy enjoying his vacay! The pictures and updates made this experience so worry-free, and I especially loved seeing the pictures of Andy playing with her two dogs, Mac and Chaz.

There is nothing like getting a tired, happy, and well-behaved puppy back! Alison even took the time to send us an email after Andy's stay with pictures, recommendations of all-natural treats Andy had really liked, and gave us a bone that Andy had taken to during his stay! Alison and Steve definitely went above and beyond, and I will definitely use them any time I am back in San Diego!
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