Spayed and Neutered Dogs
No Females in Heat
Crate-Trained Dogs Only
Alicia was very responsive and took excellent care of my dog. I would use her again in a heartbeat.
Was available as last minute puppy sitting request. Sent lots of pics. Will ask for her services again for sure!
Alicia is awesome! Responsible, punctual, and communicative. I’d happily ask her to come check on my cat again anytime. Thanks, Alicia!
Caring for Animals is All I Do!
I'm a true animal lover living in South Oakland, Pittsburgh, currently attending CMU for my graduate studies. I work as an adoption counselor for one of the local shelters and have previous experience working in animal care for all species of domestic animals. Every single day, I'm surrounded by animals of all shapes and sizes!
I am incredibly familiar with animal behavior of all species, and am trained in safe handling techniques to maximize safety ...
What Alicia would like to know about your dog
PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING BEFORE CONTACTING ME!
***Meet and greets are ALWAYS free. They are highly recommended for all services, but not required.
***Boarded dogs should have manageable prey drives as my personal pets are very scared of predatory dogs.
***I WILL accept last minute requests for drop ins/walking as my schedule allows, but I appreciate at least 72 hours notice for all boarding guests. I am not always able to accommodate last minute boardings.
***Senior dog owners: I have many stairs in my home. If your dog is too large for me to carry, this could be a problem!
***My rates are non-negotiable. If you wish to pay less, please find another sitter.
***I am comfortable (and have experience with) injecting and administering all types of medication; please bring more than enough to last your pet through their stay with me.
***Boarded dogs NEED to be able to be contained; either by crate (ideal) or by gates which I have throughout my home. Dogs are only crated when I leave the house for their own safety.
***PLEASE RESPECT MY TIME. I politely ask that you keep your commitments for all scheduled meetings and drop offs/pick ups. If you get delayed from returning from a trip, your rate may be adjusted accordingly if your animal is still in my care.
***I do NOT allow guest animals on my bed, in my bedroom, or to sleep with me at night.
***When you drop off your pet for boarding, please bring AT LEAST the following:
DOGS: crate, food/medicine for the duration of the stay + extra, leash, collar/harness, ID tags
CATS: carrier, litter, litter box, litter scooper, food/medicine for the duration of the stay + extra
OTHER: ask me
Optional (but highly recommended) for any animal: bed, blankets, toys
I can provide food/water dishes, extra blankets, some toys, and poop bags if needed (although appreciated if you bring them). All of your pet's belongings will be returned to you in clean condition at the end of the stay.
***Please be sure to leave me a hard copy of care instructions, either in paper format or on Rover itself! I need something to refer back to in case you cannot be contacted.