Alan H.

Response Rate: 100%
Response Time: Under half an hour

Services

Dog Boarding

$65
in the sitter's home
per night

Drop-In Visits

$30
30-minute check-ins
per visit

Doggy Day Care

$45
in the sitter's home
per day

Dog Walking

$20
30-minute walks
per walk
Cat care, pick-up & drop-off, bathing / grooming

Hosting Preferences

0-15
lbs
16-40
lbs
41-100
lbs
101+
lbs
Additional Preferences
  • Spayed and Neutered Dogs
  • No Females in Heat

Traveling Preferences

0-15
lbs
16-40
lbs
41-100
lbs
101+
lbs

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
Alan can host up to 5 dogs per night.
Alan can host up to 5 dogs per day for day care.
Dog Boarding Cancellation Policy:
Drop-In Visits Cancellation Policy:
Doggy Day Care Cancellation Policy:
Dog Walking Cancellation Policy:

Alan's Photos

80%
of clients received photo updates
Alan is using the Rover app to track activity and send Rover Cards

Reviews

10
repeat clients
12 Reviews

Stephen B.
Stephen B.
Apr 26, 2019
Verified Stay

Alan took care of my kitten for about a week. He was awesome and did an amazing job. He kept me informed by sending me pictures and text as to how she was doing. When I arrived her area was clean and tidy. I highly recommend Alan for your pets needs while you are away.

Alan H.
Janine K.
Janine K.
May 29, 2017
Verified Stay

This is not our first stay with Alan. Our dog Bane was crying once he realized where we were to drop him off for the weekend. I was sad he didn't want to say goodbye to me, but happy he was excited to see Alan and Messi! Alan took great care of Bane- they went t the park, on walks and Alan made sure he ate. I am confident in Alan's care of my dog ...

Alan H.
Michael D.
Michael D.
Oct 3, 2016
Verified Stay

Jake loves his walks w Alan. He comes back happy, and energetic.

Alan H.

About Alan

8
years of experience
  • Pet Tech CPR & First Aid Training
  • Verified Background Check
  • Rover 101

Your local trusted pet sitter

Hello Everyone,

My name is Alan and I am a local dog walker and sitter residing in the Glen Cove area.

I have been a sitter on Rover for about 6 years now, have about 8+ years of professional dog caring experience and have been around pets all of my life.

My dog is Messi is the current permanent pooch of my household and he gets along great with all types since he was a ...

What Alan would like to know about your dog

Please read this section very carefully as it contains vital information and deal breakers for my sitting preferences.

I do not accept any dog over 60 lbs, there is no exception to this rule. In the past I was very lenient and allowed dogs of all sizes but have since learned that my home is best suited for dogs who are small or medium.

All dogs must either be spayed or neutered, this helps prevent alpha/dominance behavior as well as prevents unnecessary humpings.

I cannot board any special needs pets as my home is not suited for these pets. Living in a ranch style homes means that there are a many stairs inside and outside so dogs who have difficulty walking may not be able to mobilize themselves well in the new environment.

Dogs over the age of 12 cannot be boarded in my home, I do not feel it is safe for old dogs to be in my home and am just trying to prevent any unnecessary falls.

Aggressive dogs are not welcomed since I tend to care for 5 dogs at a time, there has never been a fight under my care and I would like to keep it that way. All of my dogs stay together and I do not separate any dog unless its feeding time.

All dogs must have their vaccinations up to date, kennel cough is easy to get so please make sure your dog has the bordetella vaccine.

Most of my dogs tend to be quiet or learn that being quiet leads to a healthy reward, if your dog is the type to be overly barky or a howler, then it may not work out. Last thing anyone wants is to get a complaint from the neighbors for a dog who barks too much.

Puppies over the age of 4 months are welcomed but please understand that the rate will be higher as puppies demand a lot of monitoring and loving attention. Most puppies who are 4 months or older tend to have the necessary vaccinations but if your puppy does not then unfortunately I will not be able to care for that puppy due to health risks.

Additional Skills
Oral Medication Administration
First Aid/CPR
Can provide daily exercise
Injected Medication Administration
Senior Dog Experience

About Alan's Home

Lives in a House
Non-Smoking Household
No Children Present
Has a Fenced Yard
Has 1 Dog, No Other Pets
Alan's Pets

Messi

Catahoula Cur
6 years, 6 months old, 50 lbs.

When Alan watches your pet

Dogs under my care are taken on multiple walks throughout my neighborhood and other nearby neighborhoods such as Sea Cliff village. Walks vary from 30 minutues to 2 hours.

I tend to take my dogs on car rides to other homes where I have permission to bring them along, like a mobile playdate in a fenced yard so that the dogs can run off leash to their hearts content.

Another fun spot to visit are the local pet stores that are pet friendly so I can take my guest dogs with me when I need to resupply pet food and toys.

Glen Cove now has a vastly large dog park that separates small and large dogs, it is a great spot to run and socialize with other dogs. I usually bring about 5-8 dogs with me and they enjoy the freedom of chasing a frisbee at a long distance.

Surrounded by beaches, summer time is pool and beach time and thankfully I have access to both. Sadly though, most dogs do not appreciate being in the pool or going to the beach, water is too scary for them.

For days where the weather does not want to cooperate, staying indoors is the best, wrestling over toys, lounging on the dog couch or just joining the humans in the living room for some head scratches.

Sometimes I will take your dog with me to a dog friendly event such as Dog's day at the Old Westbury gardens or the annual Pet Convention or the fun halloween pet parade downtown.

There is always something fun to do.

P.S. I care for cats too!!!!

In Alan's Home

Dogs Allowed On Bed
Potty Breaks Every 0-2 Hours
Dogs Not Allowed On Furniture

Alan's Neighborhood

Alan's Neighborhood
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