Dog Boarding

in the sitter's home
per night

Drop-In Visits

30-minute check-ins
per visit

Dog Walking

30-minute walks
per walk
Response Rate
Response Time
A few minutes

Hosting Preferences

Additional Preferences
  • Spayed and Neutered Dogs
  • No Females in Heat
  • Crate-Trained Dogs Only

Traveling Preferences



  • Available
  • Unavailable
Alicia can host up to 2 dogs per night.
Dog Boarding Cancellation Policy:
Drop-In Visits Cancellation Policy:
Dog Walking Cancellation Policy:


repeat clients
28 Reviews

Lee H.
Lee H.
Mar 5, 2018
Verified Stay

Alicia was very responsive and took excellent care of my dog. I would use her again in a heartbeat.

Alicia S.
Alicia S.
Catherine P.
Catherine P.
Jan 1, 2018
Verified Stay

Was available as last minute puppy sitting request. Sent lots of pics. Will ask for her services again for sure!

Alicia S.
Alicia S.
Jake W.
Jake W.
Dec 27, 2017
Verified Stay

Alicia is awesome! Responsible, punctual, and communicative. I’d happily ask her to come check on my cat again anytime. Thanks, Alicia!

Alicia S.
Alicia S.

About Alicia

years of experience
  • Verified Background Check
  • Rover 101

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 at a local shelter and have previous experience working in animal care for all species. I am incredibly familiar with animal behavior, and am trained in safe handling techniques to maximize safety and comfort. I have experience administering all types of medication; including injections and fluids. Every single day, I'm surrounded by ...

What Alicia would like to know about your dog

***Meet and greets are ALWAYS free. They are highly recommended for all services, but not required.
***Boarded dogs need to have manageable prey drives as my personal pets are very scared of predatory dogs; though everyone is kept completely separated for the duration of the stay.
***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.
***My rates are non-negotiable. If you wish to pay less, please find another sitter.
***I am comfortable injecting and administering all types of medication; please leave more than enough to last your pet through their stay with me.
***NO escape artist dogs for boarding; if your dog can escape crates or will jump over baby gates, we are not a good match. I do confine dogs 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.

Additional Skills
Oral Medication Administration
Senior Dog Experience
Can provide daily exercise
Injected Medication Administration
Special Needs Dog Experience

About Alicia's Home

Lives in a House
Non-Smoking Household
Has Caged Pets
No Children Present
Has an Unfenced Yard
Has Cats
Has No Dogs
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