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Alberta W.
Billerica, MA 01821
22 Reviews
15 Repeat Guests
$18/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 25 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Pet Requirements

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

Alberta's Resident Pets

Logan
Greyhound
Male
10 old
Isabella
Female
2 years old
Ben
Italian Greyhound
Male
18 old
Hope and Olive
Female
1 year/10 months old
Hannah
Poodle
Female
7 old
Petey
Chihuahua
Male
10 old
Other Pets & Animals: Caged birds or Reptiles

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About Alberta

10 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
Currently boarding small pets such as rabbits, guinea pigs, hamsters, etc. Experienced caregiver of small animals who have unique and different needs than dogs or cats. (Nightly rate is for the first pet(s) in same cage, if more than one, rate will be custom quoted.)

For the safety of my client's pets and my own I cannot board any animal that shows symptoms or is being treated for a contagious condition such as pasteurella or e.cuniculi, mites, lice, etc.

I received a certificate in Veterinary Assisting from Middlesex Community College. I was a volunteer caregiver and foster home with the MSPCA Nevins Farm in Methuen for 8 years and a member of their Small Animal Task Force. This is a group of hand picked volunteers that handle the more difficult cases at the shelter like sick, injured, abused, abandoned or neglected animals.

I am familiar with special needs and senior pets. I have worked with a variety of animals at the shelter including rabbits, guinea pigs, mice, rats, gerbils, hamsters, degus, chinchillas, hedgehogs, and know how to properly handle them. I have also adopted my own small animal rescues.

I am a former volunteer with Greyhound Pets of America as a foster home and adoption counselor. I foster for Italian Greyhound Rescue New England and Animal Soup Rescue and Sanctuary, specializing in senior and special needs dogs. I am also a Dog Daycare Counselor. Currently the proud parent of 4 adopted dogs. Greyhound Logan, Italian greyhound Ben, Poodle Hannah and Chihuahua Petey. We also have a Black Star hen, Isabella, two rescued ring neck Doves, Olive and Hope and a rescued special needs Gecko Strax.
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Can administer oral medicine
CPR / First-Aid certified
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Advanced senior issues
Alberta W.
Billerica, MA 01821
22 Reviews
15 Repeat Guests
$18/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 25 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated September 24, 2016

Credentials

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Course 101 Graduate
By completing courses at DogVacay University, hosts learn about best practices to help them provide the highest quality care for your dog.
Course 102 Graduate
By completing courses at DogVacay University, hosts learn about best practices to help them provide the highest quality care for your dog.
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Premium Pet Insurance, 24/7 Customer Support and Daily Photo Updates!

Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Alberta's Home
$18 /night
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 2 - 4 hours/day
  • Dogs will have full access outside for potty breaks
  • 0 walk/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
22 Reviews
Alberta was awesome. She was kind, reliable and very professional. She clearly loves animals and I felt very comfortable leaving our guinea pigs with her. The entire process was very easy and I would definitely recommend Alberta.
Alberta is Awesome!
Alberta took great care of our hamster while we were away for two weeks. Our vacation was all the more enjoyable knowing he was safe and tended to, and our son enthusiastically looked forward to "Gimli updates" every few days.
Alberta is great. Big thanks.
Alberta did a great job taking care of our little ones. 2 guinea pigs and a rabbit. It was clear that she was very knowledgeable and comfortable with smaller critters and they all looked completely fine and comfortable upon return. She has a clean room that is perfect for setting up small cages. Will request her again when we next go away. Thanks Alberta!!
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Alberta took incredible care of our sweet hamster while we went away for a weekend! She has a professional room set up for all boarding animals (even nicer than a vet boarding facility!) and sent us pictures / updates throughout our hamster's stay. Right when you meet Alberta you can tell that she is an animal lover, and is just the kind of person that you would entrust with the care of your furry friend! We will definitely be recommending Alberta to our friends in Boston, and will look to her services when we need someone to care for our pets in the future!
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Alberta was a lifesaver! I needed someone to care for my two guinea pigs and mouse while the house was being worked on - She was a perfect fit. I have never boarded my smalls and I was very nervous, but she put my anxiety to rest; she has so much experience and knows how to properly care for smalls. My boys had a great time! Alberta is definitely someone who I will keep in my contacts forever!
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We were so glad to find someone who could take care of our guinea pig over the holidays. It was important for us to find someone who not only knew how to care for small pets but was also passionate about animals of all sizes; and Alberta fit our needs perfectly. It was nice having the picture and text updates and I felt secure know our little guy was in a safe, clean, and fun environment.
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Alberta is so nice and experienced. Our bunnies stay over for 3 weeks and came back healthy and happy. She also keeps us updated with photos all the time.
Alberta is great; she has nice, spacious pens and always takes very good care of our buns, even though some are "high maintenance." She always sends updates and photos during the stay. Five star service!
Alberta is great, she took care of our three guinea pigs, will definitely recommend to a friend or colleague.
Our bunny Ginnie just returned from her third stay with Alberta, and all went super smoothly as always! There was a clean pen waiting for Ginnie when we arrived at Alberta's home, and Ginnie was packed up and ready to go when I arrived to retrieve her. We know that Ginnie is well cared for when we are away, and she is staying with Alberta!
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Alberta was awesome with our two guinea pigs. She sent regular photos which my daughter enjoyed. I would highly recommend Alberta. We plan on using her again in the future.
Alberta was great with our two rabbits. Our lionhead requires a lot of TLC and patience, and Alberta did a great job making her feel at home.

We received regular photos and could tell the buns were comfortable, clean and well cared for. They had plenty of room in separate x-pens, and came home in great shape; we couldn't be happier.
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Alberta is awesome. She is very knowledgeable and simply great with animals She took a great care of our guinea pig Rudy. We received photos of Rudy every two days and it was very nice to know that he is doing fine. Will definitely use her services in the future.
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Alberta took such good care of our 1 year old bunny Ichibun! She took the time to ask us about all of Ichibun's preferences and even set up a pen for him to go out to exercise and explore in when we told her that was his setup at our home. We loved and appreciated her taking the time to send pictures and email updates about how Ichibun was doing while we were on vacation and we could tell how much she truly loves caring for animals. I would highly recommend her if you have a small animal that needs pet sitting, she is excellent, I will definitely ask her to bunny sit again when we need someone! She is the best!
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Alberta did an outstanding job of taking care of our pet guinea pig, Oreo. She was very inquisitive about Oreo's likes and dislikes and showed that she cared that Oreo got treated just like she was at home! I would highly recommend Alberta and I plan on using her again in the future.

Karen FitzGerald
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Alberta is great! She took care of our 7 month old bunny very nicely. She put up a play pen for the bunny to play around in. I am going to keep going back to Alberta every time! Her husband even helped us by carrying our bunny's cage. Nice people!
She was very professional in treating my ferret, and took care of him in an excellent manner. She contacted me several times to keep me posted, and sent me a bunch of pics of my boy, which made me feel relieved while away from the country for a month.

I strongly recommend her if you need your small pets to be taken care of during your vacation, long or short.
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Alberta took care of our 5months old baby bunny while we were away on vacation for 3 nights. The bunny seemed happy and clean when we came back. She had also let the bunny play around in a big play pen.
My chinchilla Chino stayed with Alberta for 12 days and came back healthy and happy. I think he had a really good time and I got picture updates regularly so I knew my chin was doing well. Alberta was extremely flexible about pick-up times and always replied very quickly to all messages. Highly recommended!

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Alberta took care of my rabbit while I was away for Christmas. Alberta was fabulous: responsible, responsive, flexible, and caring. Her extensive experience working with "exotic" pets was obvious. When I met Alberta, she asked all the right questions. My rabbit, Autumn, doesn't like to be picked up, but Alberta has handled all kinds of special-needs rabbits, so I was confident that Autumn was in good hands. Autumn was initially stressed by the change of environment (as many rabbits often are) so she refused to use her litter box for the first few days; I felt bad that Alberta had to clean up Autumn's messes, but Alberta did a beautiful job and didn't complain at all. Not only that, but she gave Autumn a big exercise area, groomed her, bought greens and fed her several times a day, was generally attentive, and followed my bunny-care guidelines to the letter. Also, the room where Alberta houses her guest pets is clean, attractive, and comfortable. Overall I was thrilled with Alberta's services and I hope to book with her again later this year. Five-star accommodations!
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