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Alan C.

146 Reviews
44 Repeat Guests
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Pet Requirements

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

Alan 's Resident Pets

Fox coon catahula hound
7 1/2 old

Alan 's House

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About Alan

From $25.00 to $39.00. Please note that price varies due to the size and activity level of your pet. Please ask about this, as many factors are accounted for. Thanks!

Winston and I entertain all manner of dog. A Meet and Greet determines compatableness. We play a lot, we walk a lot and we relax a lot in an environment to suit your darling needs. Our whole house is open and at their disposal.

The house is cool when the play is done. The play is hard and yard is large. And if this garden gets too small, we go somewhere larger. It is surely a dogs life. Winston is your host. He, who loves and is sensitive to ALL dogs. Borne in Memphis, Tennessee, he began life as a tear away and found his way to me. He has mellowed but reserves a little madness for the magic moments and is only too happy to enjoy it with another.

"With Winston" there is only action and 'laxation. We are also very proud of the pictures we make, while one is separated from the 4-legged treasure, to keep you apprised of the status of your little wonders, at all times. This is something you will come to expect of us every second day, unless you have total separation anxiety, in which case we can make it daily! And while YOU have a great time, you can be rest assured your they do too!

Finally, consider the logic of boarding in a home. No kennels, no time schedules and no stress. We are for all seasons and we will be sure to provide a place of camp and learning and whispering ease.

We are located within a city block of Highway 41 and very close to Fresno's Veterans Hospital in a great neighborhood.

Please ask ANY question of us as we must be aware of your canine needs!
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Alan C.

146 Reviews
44 Repeat Guests
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  • Last updated February 18, 2017


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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Alan 's Home
$25 /night
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/night
House Sitting Overnight At Your Home
$25 /night
  • Willing to travel 30 miles
Dog Walking
$15 /half-hour
$25 /hour
  • Willing to travel 3 miles
$20 /bath
$40 each way
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146 Reviews
My dog is very picky about other dogs. Alan met with us for a meet and greet and totally knew what to do. He made me feel really confident about his skills and handling my dog. We had a great experience and know our dog is safe with him.
Alan has been our petsitter for over a year now, and he's so great with our dog that we won't leave him with anybody else. In fact, before we plan our trips, we confirm that Alan's available to take care of Cainy.

For the past couple of trips, Alan's come out to our house to care for our dog. As he's a large dog, he loves spending time outdoors. Alan has come over and fed him his meals and spent hours just hanging out with him and playing with him. In addition, he always manages to take such great pictures and sends them to us during our trip so that we know what's going on. The best part is that my dog doesn't have to travel anywhere and is around his own toys, beds, etc.
Alan is the best. Boone really enjoys staying here. He gets so excited as soon as we get within a mile of Alan's house. Thanks for taking such great care of Boone, Alan!
We had a great experience. Alan's place is perfect for a dog to spend their "vacation".
Buster again had a great time with Winston and friends. I'm always at peace when boarding Buster with Alan. I know and trust Alan with his ability to care for the dogs.
We are so glad we found Alan. It was much easier to leave our dog here than at a larger kennel. We know she had a lot of hands on attention. More relaxing for her too.
Once again Alan and Winston did a great job of taking care of my Mila. Thank you for the picture updates, she looked like she had a blast playing all day, no wonder she's tired.
Alan was great. Our two GSPs loved their stay at his house.
As always, Alan and Winnie do such a good job taking care of my Mila while I'm away. Repeat Customer for Life. Thank you for the updates and awesome pictures!
Alan is amazing! Our dog was very well taken care of. We will use Alan again without hesitation. I was able to relax and enjoy my vacation because Alan was kind enough to text pictures of my dog to me and I could see she was happy and having fun. It's been a pleasure to have our dog stay with Alan.
Buster had a wonderful time as always. He has made many friends and feels like this is his second home. Alan is very conscientious with his business of caring for the dogs that come to stay. Buster loves to go see Alan and Winston plus, maybe a new dog friend :). Thank you Alan, job well done.
Alan is just so efficient with reservations and keeping in touch, sending photos. My Oliver will be coming back...

Oliver can be very standoffish but from the moment he met Alan, he was completely at home! Winston added additional friendship, which Oliver accepted from the get-go. This is amazing as Oliver is over 12 years old now, and often to himself. Alan has a special way with dogs, it's easy to see.
5 stars for Alan & Winston!. There is no other that I trust more to take good care of my precious baby Mila. Thank you Alan & Winston for all you do. Your the best!
What more can I say about Alan? I think all of these 5-star reviews say everything that can be said of his skills as a sitter and as the alpha dog. I was in a bind looking for a sitter and once again he came through. THANKS AGAIN, ALAN!!! I completely trust my dog in his care, and for this stay, I brought my other older dog along, too. I know they both had a great time.
Alan was very kind. He sent me updates and photos of "Oso" every day. This is the 2nd time Oso stayed with Alan and I am very happy to know that my baby will be in good hands when I have to go out of town.
Alan does such a wonderful job in creating a friendly, home-like atmosphere for visitingdogs. Grace gets excited when we pull into the driveway to drop off and is almost reluctant to leave when we pick up. She comes home relaxed and well-cared for. Alan is always our first choice when we need a place to leave Grace for a weekend or longer. Highly recommended! Bob/Betsy
Great sitter. Loads of experience. awesome for dogs big and small.
Alan and Winston are always our #1 choice. Thanks again, Alan!
My Sister had used Alan for her dogs multiple times. She told me about him so I gave him a try. I was very pleased with his attention and care all the way through the process. The texting of photos during the week helped me know that my dog was in a positive atmosphere. I will definitely use him again.
Thank you Alan for another fabulous vacation knowing Buster is being well cared for. The added bonus for Buster was a few hours playing with his brother, Bochy!!
I couldn't have found a better person to take care of my dog while I'm out of town. In fact, my dog loves Alan and Winston so much that when I open my car door, he'll jump in and sit patiently thinking that I'm taking him for another visit:)

This was his second stay with Alan, and it was for about 2 weeks. Alan was so attentive and caring and constantly texted me pictures of him playing with other dogs. When I travel now, I can completely enjoy my trip as I'm not worried about my dog as I know that Alan takes wonderful care of him.
Valletta just spent another weekend with Alan and Winston. She came home tired and happy. We will return!
Bochy has a great time with the other dogs. He doesn't hesitate when we arrive at Alan's and heads right to where the fun is.
Alan is incredible with the dogs. He is very calm and does incredible work introducing the dogs to each other so that they become friends and pay well together. The dogs have a great area to play in with lots to explore, even for the bigger dogs
Alan took great care of Boone! I always appreciate the pictures of him playing with the other dogs that he sends! It's great to have my dog stay with Alan for vacay because I have peace of mind :)
Excellent dog sitting again!! Buster loves going to visit Alan and Winston~he really enjoys his time playing with the other dogs.
First time doing DogVacay and it's wonderful! Great concept! Alan was great with Elsie. He's calm, reassuring (to the humans) and understands dogs when they are in a open group atmosphere, and flexible (had flight issues) We got daily updates/pictures, which puts you at ease when you're away from your pup! Elsie was able to play with a bunch of dogs and came home looking happy, not withdrawn or skittish! Will be booking next Vacay very soon!
This was our dogs' second stay at Alan's place. Like the first time, everything went splendidly. I appreciate that their are people like Alan who are so accommodating and take such good care of the animals they look after. I have absolutely no reservations about using Alan in the future. I especially love that Alan sends us daily updates on how our pups are doing. I would recommend Alan to anybody who asked. Thanks Alan!
Thank you Alan! You obviously know how to care for animals. Our boys are exhausted and have been asleep ever since they got home. I guess Winston kept them busy!
Alan & Winston welcomed our 4 month old puppy Duke into their home and took great care of him!
It was our 1st time leaving him so I was a little worried but everything went well. We received pictures of Duke everyday that we were gone & that was very comforting.
We hope that Duke can stay with them again in the future.
Lorraine, Pao & Duke
We had a wonderful experience with Alan. He is truly a professional. My dog had not been there for a while but I could tell that he remembered his past visits. He was very happy.
Thank you Alan & Winston for your fabulous dog sitting when we need to get away! I love the pictures of Buster having a great time with his dog friends and at the park. We feel Buster is in good hands and he loves getting to there!
Alan is awesome, attentive and very cool! Our dogs had a lovely stay at his place and were very well cared for. It's definitely a dog's paradise! Big backyard and of course, Winston! You absolutely can't go wrong by hiring Alan & Winston :-)
Alan and Winston were amazing! During the meet & greet, Brutus felt relaxed, comfortable and was playing with Winston within the first 10 mins. It was a good sign :) All in all, Brutus has such a great time. I did not sense any stress on Brutus when we picked him up after 4 days. Alan is great with Brutus. He updated us which put us at ease since this was the first time we have ever put Brutus in pet boarding. Brutus was able to become comfortable around other dogs and socialize. We couldn't be any happier with Alan and Winston's hospitality. Brutus shall return for more fun in the future! Thank you Alan!
I can't say enough good things about our experience with Alan. In the past, we had boarded our dog elsewhere and we had no idea what was happening to him the entire time we were gone. In checking out places to leave him, it made us sad to know that most places leave them in a kennel for most of the day and only let them out for short periods of time to play. This time, we left him with Alan and for the first time ever I felt I could relax knowing that my dog was being well cared for. He lets the dogs run around and play all day long, and doesn't cage them up. Alan sent us pictures along the way and I could see my dog wasn't missing us at all:) He truly seems to care about the animals he cares for, and treats them as well as his own. I have no intention of ever taking my dog elsewhere. It's good to know that dogs can have a nice vacation too!
Alan always greets Bochy with a friendly smile and affection. He sends pictures of the interaction Bochy has with other dogs. Bochy is one tired and relaxed dog when he returns home. We're so happy he gets to interact with other dogs instead of the ol folks he has at home.
Excellent dog stay/vacation again for Buster! We are quite pleased with Alan and Winston, thanks so much :)
Another excellent stay!
Valletta has stayed with Alan and Winston twice now and has had a great time. Alan has a big yard for her to explore and we get regular picture updates. We will definitely return!
Superb. Alan and Winstone are wonderful hosts/companions for Jake. Alan's willingness to accommodate at short notice is much appreciated. Many thanks and Jake will see you soon!
Fabulous! Buster looks forward to "his vacations" just like us :) Buster enjoys getting to play with other dogs which he normally doesn't get to do.
Grace loves staying with Alan and Winston. She always comes home happy and well cared for... She will definitely return when we next need a "home away from home". Highly recommended host!
Alan, as usual, was extremely helpful and was able to book me last minute.
Alan was so great with Ludo! My trip was so last minute and Alan was so dependable and was available to take care of my dog. Ludo had a blast!! Highly recommend, I received pictures every day which gave me peace of mind :)
Our dog had an incredible time. Alan and Winston are exceptional hosts. Alan is very thoughtful and gracious. We could not have been more comfortable or confident with our dog staying anywhere else. For our dog this was an experience as good as being at his own home

Sean O. - Fresno
I have now left my golden with Alan and Winston probably 4 or 5 times in the last two months. It is great that he takes his "guests" for walks at parks around Fresno and sends regular photo updates of their outings.

I highly recommend Alan especially for those dogs that enjoy some exercise throughout the day.
Alan was flexible with drop off and pick up times, and that is very helpful. Boone must have played hard with the other doggie guests, as he nearly fell asleep on the short ride home! Will book again!
Scruffy had another wonderful experience. Winston and Alan are the perfect hosts! Alan always sends us updates and photos on how she's doing which is so reassuring.
Scruffy used to pull us the other way when we tried to leave her at a kennel but she goes to Winston's no problem. She used to come home from the kennel and sleep for the net 24 hours! She comes back happy, healthy and not tired out or nervous.
Wonderful environment for large dogs with plenty of area to roam and play.
It was so great to leave our dogs with Alan, the peace of mind knowing they'll be ok is priceless. This time around poor Alex was on medication, and that was administered without any problems. Alan takes it all in stride..thank you Alan, we hope to see you soon again.
My dog came home happy. Alan was very flexible with drop off and pick up time. We use his service again.
I travel for work quite a bit, and Alan has looked after our dogs, Sydney and Kayla, for a while now. He is just great! He Takes them in long walks and to the park and they get to play non-stop with his dog, Winston.

Alan has been very flexible, caring and easy to work with. He helped us a lot when our baby was born early and will do everything he can to accommodate us last minute.

If you are like me and care about who is looking after your pet, I couldn't recommend him enough.
Alan was very helpful and took very good care of my two pups on very short notice. He is very welcoming and open and I will definitely bring my dogs again the next time I go out of town.
Alan was fantastic, as usual.
We absolutely love to bring Rosie to stay with Alan and Winston. They are both so welcoming. Alan is great. He takes the dogs to the dog park and texts photos and messages to us. Rosie ran right in the second time we dropped her off. We had a family emergency and Alan was able to take her that same day. We will continue to book with Alan and Winston!
Alan (and Winston) is so great and patient with Snowy. I think it's great that they play at the dog park and go for walks. She is very active, but also likes hanging out in Alan's unique back yard and house. So grateful for his care and willingness.
Alan has a relaxed, calming manner, which is very good for dogs, and he showed good common sense when introducing new dogs to the other dogs at his house. I appreciated the photographic updates during the week.
It was the first time Scruffy was watched by someone other than family and in a completely new environment.
Alan said she did well. She ate her food and was comfortable around her host, Winston.
Alan sent us lots of pictures and updates. He knew Scruffy has separation anxiety or should I say her owners have separation anxiety.
We now have a happy place for Scruffy to stay when we go out of town.
Alan is just wonderful. I had to need his daycare services last minute for my Mila and he was very accommodating as usual. I love his updates and pictures which reassure me that my precious baby is well taken care of. Thanks so much Alan!
Alan was a great host for Miss Harlot. She was really happy when we picked her up. Drop off and pick up time was flexible. I also appreciate the daily picture update from Alan. Will use his service again.
My family and I were so nervous the first time we left our baby girl Quinn when we needed to go out of town a few months ago. After meeting with Alan and Winston we felt more at ease and were impressed with Alan's understanding of the different dogs' personalities that he was boarding that day.
We were happy to receive pictures of Quinn from Alan enjoying her stay. When we picked her up we could tell that she had had a lot of activity and enjoyed it.
Our most recent visit this month, when we arrived at Alan's she was so excited she ran to the door and couldn't wait to get inside. Alan is a wonderful host who is always willing to work with our needs. We no longer worry about having to go out of town because we know our family member will be well taken care of. We highly recommend Alan and Winston!

The Carter's
This was our first time using DogVacay.com and we loved it. We found the agency to be professional and responsive. We chose to have Alan C. & Winston, his dog, dog sit Buster, our Golden Retriever, during our 7day vacation. Alan C. sent us pictures of Buster almost daily & replied to our text & emails promptly. Buster enjoyed playtime and the run of his yard/house. We have already booked another vacation for Buster with Alan C.
Always grateful for Alan and Winston. It's so assuring being able to leave town for any amount of time and knowing that the dogs and happy and cared for in our absence.
Alan is fabulous!!!
I felt so comfortable leaving my fur child/dog Freckles with Alan. He was so present and caring with Freckles. Freckles came home happy and tired from all of his walks and play with Alan. He is the best dog sitter I have ever found!
My dogs have enjoyed their vacation. Now that they are home, I think they miss Alan! You were awesome! Thanks so much. Hope to see you in October again..
Amazing! Always coming through at a moment's notice. Thank you Alan! !
We are deeply indebted to Alan and Winston during this very busy and sometimes crazy times! The only constant this last 2 months is Alan and his very welcoming Winston. We are so impressed every time we pick up the dogs or make yet another booking!
Alan was wonderful with our dog. He is calm and interacts comfortably with the dogs. Seeing him with the dogs gave us a lot of confidence about our choice to have him care for our dog for the week. We also appreciated the time he gave us as an introduction to his home and yard.
Alan ensures that my dogs have a great vacation too. They came back tired and was so quiet in the car home.
Great, blessed again so we could enjoy family time.
Amazing, coming through for us at last minute. And we can spend good quality time with our visitors!
Grace thrived in her extended stay with Alan (and Winston...) while we were out of town. We couldn't be more pleased with the whole experience of leaving our cherished dog with Alan. We will definitely return in the future. Highly recommended!
It was absolutely great! You won't go wrong with Alan and Winston!
Once again we had the privilege of using Alan and Winston! If you ever wonder where to go with your beloved animal, please do not look any further. Now with family visiting it is just amazing how flexible Alan is. Thank you Alan, and see you soon again.
As always, Alan was ready to accommodate us! My dogs are always happy, very well cared for, and we feel Alan and Winston is a blessing to our family.
Grace enjoyed another stay @ Winston's (and Alan's...).
This was the first time leaving Annabelle with anyone other than family. Alan and Winston were great and Annabelle doesn't seem to resent me for leaving her with them! I would not hesitate to have Annabelle stay with Alan and Winston again in the future, if needed.
I needed an extra day of daycare for my doggy’s last minute and Alan was so accommodating and agreeable to commit. Thank you for taking good care of them. They are so tired from playing at your house that I actually have time for myself this evening. I will definitely contact you whenever I need any boarding or daycare services.
Alan & Winston are great! Thank you for taking good care of my pups! My Bella is usually tense when meeting new people & dogs but Alan was so calm and relaxed that within moments she was at ease again. Thank you for the updates & awesome pictures.
We are about to go on our 4th visit with Alan and Winston. This time I had a last minute reservation and Alan has come through once again. He is a great pack leader and our pup always enjoys a visit with Winston, Alan, and their other canine guests. I know I will have one tired pup when I pick him up. Highly recommended!
Thank you Alan and Winston for an awesome vacation for Mikey. He enjoyed his stay very much, and we look forward to future overnight stays. The photos you sent of Mikey are very cute. He loves your home and back yard. Thanks again for your kind assistance caring for Mikey.
As always Alan and Winston was super! My two were cared for in such good manner. Thank you Alan, and also for the coming weeks laying ahead.
We trust Alan and feel confident when we leave Snowy with him. Snowy likes to play with Winston while she's there and we know she will be well taken care of.
Absolutely the best in Fresno! We gave him short notice and he still took my 2 big dogs without a problem. Thanks again, Alan. We'll be back soon..
Alan does an awesome job with Lucia and she is always eager to stay with him and Winston. When I pick her up, it is clear to me that she has been very well taken care of. Thanks Alan!
I needed to extend my trip and Alan was very willing to accommodate my change in plans, which I really appreciated. My dog was very happy with him and I received various pictures while away.
Alan was great with my dog. I appreciated the pictures and info about them having a great time! Thanks!
Once again Alan and Winston came to the rescue. Recently I had to undergo surgery and to help with my recovery we had our 2 dogs with Alan. I loved the updates with pictures, I knew they were loved and cared for. Alan is a gem, we are so blessed with him. Thanks Alan!
As long as I live in Fresno, this is the only place I will board my dog. Unlike many other services, Alan and Winston are in constant contact with your dog. Boone has so much fun with them. He was exhausted last time I picked him up. I really appreciate getting the e-mail & picture updates from Alan. I feel much better knowing that my dog is in good hands; Alan is completely trustworthy. Compared to the ritzy, professional kennel in town, this is by far a better value. I am happy that Boone can have fun without me having to pay extra for the privilidge of letting him run around outside. Thanks again, Alan! We look forward to booking our next stay!
Grace really enjoyed her weekend with Alan and Winston. She will definitely return for future visits!

I am so glad to have found someone like Alan who provides a welcoming temporary home for our dog. While the kennel we have used before kept her clean and fed, she always came home starving for attention. That was definitely not the case with Alan and Winston.

Thanks, Alan (and Winston...) Bob
Bella and Alex had an extremely happy weekend! And that means that we had one too. Thank you once again Alan and Winston for a lovely stay. Wow, is all I can say. Thank you for the card, Brandon reacted like he found a treasure, but that is what you are, Alan, Thanks!
Alan is the best pet caretaker!! He kept my dog Boone, an Australian shepherd, for 9 days. Alan lets the dogs roam inside his house and in his wonderful garden, where there appears to be much to explore. Every other day, he provided me with picture updates on Boone. At least as often, he took Boone and his dog Winston on outings to the dog park, and even to the Fresno Christmas parade! Also, I could tell that my dog was exercised and enjoyed his stay because he was exhausted when he got home.
Slims stay with Alan was just great. I am always happy with Alan because he knows Slim very well. It's great to watch Slim when I drop him off because I can see how excited and happy he is to play with Winston and the other dogs.
When we pulled into the driveway of Alans home, our dog, who had stayed with him once before, was so excited and happy. She loved Winston and the overall property is interesting and fun for dogs. We know our Snowy is well taken care of here.
Once again Alan and Winston was there when we needed them most! We had some work done at home and it was just good for them not to be around the workers. And now that I cannot walk them due to illness, they were very happy to be entertained somewhere else. Thank you Alan, we all are so please with you and yours.
Once again Alan and Winston was there to help us have a great family weekend! We are truly blessed to have them look after Bella and Alex. When we say their names, my dogs go crazy! I wish they could speak, because they would not stop talking about their great weekend. Thanks Alan and Winston:)
Thank you, Alan, for taking care of our dogs. They came home happy and tired! Thank you, also, for being flexible about the drop off time!
Slim always have a great time with Winston. Very pleased with all that Alan does for Slim.
Oh what fun! The pictures Alan sent to us showed our dog Clay looking so content sitting under shade of a tree. Thank you Alan and Winston, for bringing our puppy into your home and being such gracious hosts. He fell asleep immediately upon entering the car and slept the rest of the afternoon away. Winston must have shown him a great time! Next time we leave town, we hope to bring our other dog, Mason, as well.

Thanks again for your pack leadership, Alan!
Alan: You are our only one we feel complete ease with leaving our precious Rosie with. You are A+ to us. Rosie is a Princess and you treat her as one. Thank you. Rosie's "parents"
Slim had a great stay with Winston and Alan. He gets excited when we arrive in the neighborhood.
There's no one else with whom we would rather leave our dog! Alan is always the first choice when we have to go somewhere without her, and he is always flexible and more than accommodating. Thanks again!
Had to leave my 7 1/2 month old german shepherd with someone who could handle such a big dog, while we were in Yosemite. Anyone who knows shepherds knows how aloof they can be and how sensitive they are. Dexter took to Alan right away. My dog is handler sensitive so if you correct harshly and lose his trust it can take days for him to be around you. When we picked Dexter up he looked healthy and happy and kept going back to Alan to nose touch. ( something Dex only reserves for close family members) . I think that pretty much shows how Dex felt about Alan and you can tell Alan loves dogs. There's no better review for me than that. The only sad part is that Alan lives so far away from me. I'd love for him to take care of Dex on all our trips. Thanks for the wonderful pictures.
Alan is a great host and my dog is always well taken care of.
As always this was just great that Alan was able to help on such a short notice. We have amazing family time now that we have someone we trust to help with Bella and Alex! Thank you Alan!
Alan and Winston were excellent hosts for our terrier, Oscar, and we wouldn't hesitate to recommend them to anyone! We were in the middle of a 3,000 mile road trip and needed a cool, safe place for Oscar to stay in the Fresno area while we were at a wedding in the Sierra. They were very welcoming despite our weary appearances. Alan and Winston have a great shady backyard and lots of cool places to nap in the house. Oscar got to see some of the local sights with Alan and Winston (and some other dog guests) by getting to go to the local dog park and hanging out in Downtown Fresno. We were able to enjoy the wedding knowing that Oscar was in excellent hands and paws. Alan was great at texting updates and was very responsive during our travels (or was it Winston, the cleverest dog in Fresno?). Thank you, Alan and Winston!
We are so blessed with Alan; the care he gives to my two big dogs, and by doing this, he allows me and my family to have some quality time away from home with absolutely no worries about Bella and Alex.
Just mentioning Winston and Alan gets them excited!
We will use him again soon.Thanks Alan!
Another smooth and trouble-free vacay for my Lab Teebow, enjoying Alan & Winston's hospitality. He is always happy to stay with them and a relaxed and well-cared-for dog when he comes home. Thanks guys!
I never worry about our precious Rosie when she is with Alan. He is our perfect fit for Rosie and we are so pleased. 5 star guy. Thanks Alan for keeping us at peace while we are away. Bill & Nancy
Our three dogs "vacayed" with Alan last weekend and we are very pleased with how it went. To begin with, we were a bit nervous about leaving our big dogs with someone. Most people tend to shy away from large breed dogs, but Alan didn't mind a bit to take them in. Additionally, I tend to be a bit of a neurotic dog mom and Alan was very attentive to the needs of each of our dogs (and didn't balk at my list of information about them :) ) . Our big ridgebacks need ample amount of attention and exercise and their sleepiness when we picked them up(and the great pictures Alan took of the dogs while we were away) attests to the fact that they were plenty active and well looked after. To top it off Alan sent regular texts to update us on the dogs and ease our minds that they had settled in well. We would definitely leave our dogs with Alan again. Thanks so much!
It was a great stay for Slim. Alan is a wonderful host.
Thank you, Alan and Winston, for taking care of my dogs. I know they were in good hands! Nice photos, too!
As always we were blessed with Alan. Thanks to him and Winston we are having an amazing vacation with the kids. Going on short trips here and there is great when the dogs are cared for so well. Thanks!
My big lab Teebow had a great stay with Alan & Winston, as usual. I love the photos and having such peace of mind when I'm away that Teebow is having a great experience, as well.
We are so happy with Alan and Winston's service. My Bella and Alex has their own vacation relaxation when we are gone. We are so thankful! The effects actually lasts for a few days afterwards. I like it that they are not hyped up when they come home, a true sign that they were kept active and happy when they were away from us. Thanks, Alan!
Alan and Winston were warm and gracious hosts to our rambunctious pup! Alan accommodated our last minute all-weekend reservation without any problems. Sydney came home happy and exhasuted. We're so relieved we've found a great solution for when we're out of town, and we'll be definitely be using his services again this summer!
Teebow seems to really enjoy his time with Alan and Winston. He's always mellow and relaxed when I pick him up, naps on the ride home and settles right back into our routine at home.
Alan and Winston were wonderful. We boarded our 1 yr old corgi and 3 month old lab mix with Alan a few weeks ago and couldn't be happier. Alan took great care of our puppies and we knew they were in good hands.We will definitely board our babies with Alan again :)
Our dog's second stay with Alan and Winston. We will be back for a 3rd.
Teebow had another great stay with Alan and Winston , this time for 5 days. All seemed to go well and he came home happy, relaxed and well cared for. I'm really glad I found such a reliable 'host' for his vacays! Victoria Fresno
I am very pleased that we were able to get Alan to host our dog Slim. I think he did a wonderful job. Slim and Winston hit it of right away and Slim came home very relaxed. Alan took care of all details and that took care of our anxiety.
A great home from home for my 13 year old cocker spaniel Idgie! Alan and Winston were both very welcoming and, even though Idgie had never met them before, she had quite obviously been happy on her short stay with them. Brilliant - highly rcommended!
My dogs came back totally relaxed and rested. Thank you Alan! I am sure they cannot wait to get back. It is like a vacation for them too!
Alan really enjoys taking care of dogs - he has a great backyard with lots of space for dogs to run around. He sent some amazing photos each day which was really fun. I think my dog was actually sad to have to come home :)
We are so glad to have found someone in our new town and will definitely use him again!
Alan and I arranged a short meet&greet for ourselves and the dogs - Winston & Teebow - prior to the first boarding and we had a nice half hour to chat and get acquainted. Both Alan & Winston are fun and relaxed and Teebow seemed to fit in well. He came home from his first weekend Vacay in a good frame of mind, obviously had been well cared for and entertained. I'm so pleased to have found this site and met Alan & Winston. We will be seeing more of each other.
Alan is a very nice man. Buddy came home happy and exhausted! It took buddy a couple days to eat, so Alan "doctored" up his food to get him to eat. Alan is very concerned for the dogs well-being. We will definitely use him again, if necessary .
Bear loved being with Alan and Winston, and I feel so grateful to know what someone who truly loves dogs is caring for my little buddy.
Alan is SUPER. Our very spoiled Rosie gets along so well with Alan that we do not worry for a moment when she is with him. She gets 5 star treatment and care from Alan. He is our dog keeper of choice. Thanks Alan for your care.
As always Alan was great with my 2 dogs. They were relaxed and fell asleep in the car on my way home. They were very happy and its almost home away from home. Not once did I think on them with concern. Very trustworthy. Thanks Alan!
I was very anxious about leaving my "baby" Dodger for two weeks, but I needn't have worried. Alan and Winston were the best of caretakers. He has a wonderful set up for the dogs, and knows how to manage their needs and personalities. Thank you, Alan, we'll see you again!
There aren't enough stars to give to Alan and Winston! Unfortunately, we had a family emergency only 4 days after returning from a family vacation, and needed someone to keep Beta while we were gone. We had no idea how long we would need to be across the country attending to family business, but Alan graciously accepted our "floating" reservation, which turned out to be almost an entire month! I can't tell you how much it means to not have to worry one bit about your pet while having to attend to a family emergency. Although we missed Beta greatly and couldn't wait to return to her, our minds were at ease knowing she was in such capable and caring company. Thanks again, Alan!
Alan took our small dog Bailee in with late notice and treated her with kindness. She is very shy but it looks like she had a good time for her first night away from us. We would definitely use Alan's service again.
We left our 9-month-old german shepherd, Beta, with Alan and Winston while we were out of the country. Needless to say, we worried the whole time! But upon our return, we found that we couldn't have chosen a better person to care for our baby. She was very well taken care of, and had clearly been getting plenty of attention and excercise. Although we didn't have cell service until we returned to the US, we got lots of emails and updates with pictures during her stay, which was very appreciated. Beta has lots of puppy energy, and at 70+ lbs, that can be a little overwhelming for some. But Alan is clearly a very experienced caretaker. Even more important than experience, though, he obviously loves dogs. He made her very comfortable, and of course Winston was a wonderfully patient host and playmate for our rambunctious pup! We'll most definitely go to Alan again!
Once again we had an amazing experience. Alex and Bella came home and actually fell asleep! I am sure if they could talk they would have begged for another playdate. This also socialize my dogs in a great way, always a helpfull skill when little kids are around. Can't wait to go back in February..Thanks Alan!
We are blessed beyond words that we have found Alan and Winston. My two big dogs, one a very, big, active labrador, and sweet Bella, spent 3 nights with them. I have left them before at an overnight lodge and when they came home they were whiny, but NOT with Alan/Winston! They were calm and relax when I got home. It even look like Alan was working on a few commands with Alex! We cannot wait to go back...have another booking already discussed. Yay!!
alan was great to work with. he was a great help with mogli being dropped off and picked up very early.
Alan accommodated our very late reservation with ease. He and his doggie Winston are a great team. They welcomed us and our doggie, Rex with open arms, making us feel right at home. Alan treated Rex with care, even better than the kennel. Rex had a wonderful visit. We look forward to our next stay.
This was a very pleasant experience for both myself and Bear. Alan obviously loves dogs and I felt comfortable with leaving my dog with him. Alan was great, he even was thoughtful enough to send me a pix of Bear and Winston.
This is my second time using Alan's services. He is awesome. My dogs were well, safe, and happy. Thank you soooo much Alan
My husband and I really appreciated Alan taking Eva in with such late notice. He was very welcoming to both us and our dog. He was always asking if we had questions or concerns for him, which made us feel like he really wanted this to be a good experience. With Eva being a Great Dane, he accommodated her size by providing a large area for her to reside at night and allowed her access to the backyard whenever she pleased. He also took her on daily walks and provided treats for her to enjoy. He also informed us that he worked with her on some commands, which we were also grateful for. We were very pleased with everything and we felt as if it was a home away from home for Eva! Great price for a great host!
Alan was wonderful. He was quite nice. He treated my dogs with care which is all I really wanted.
Rosie and her Mom & Dad are very pleased with Alan and Winston. Rosie came home very well cared for and we did not worry about her while we were away.
Rosie is looking forward to her next visit with Alan and Winston.
Loved the photos too. Thanks.

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We left our 14 year old, very needy and anxiety ridden Cocker/bijon with Alan and Winston for 7 days. We have never left her for that long before and, needless to say, we were very reluctant due to her age and special needs. Oh my gosh, Alan and Winston were the best! Alan sent us texts and pictures to help reassure us and as it turns out, we were the only ones who suffered from seperation anxiety. Lexi was so well taken care of and happy. We will definitely be using "With Winston" again next year for our long vacation. So much better than a kennel! Alan and Winston were great.
Alan is a very warm and welcoming guy. He connected with Samson well and could handle all of his energy, too, so that was a big plus!
He responded to all my calls and texts promptly and also sent me a nice text spontaneously the first day of our vacation to let me know Samson was doing great and to have fun on our trip.
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