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
27 Reviews

Lee H.
Lee H.
March 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.
January 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.
December 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 have over a year of experience working in animal care and adoptions at a large volume animal shelter, and at home I have a wide variety of personal pets. Most mornings, I make my rounds around the city walking dogs. Every single day, I'm surrounded by animals of all shapes and sizes!

I have experience caring for ...

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.
***You MUST "book" your stay through rover before I can render services.
***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 sometimes unable to accommodate last minute boarding requests due to needing to coordinate drop off/pick up and get my house in order.
***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 sometimes watch pets from different families at the same time. I will tell you in advance if I plan to have another animal that isn't mine at the house during any portion of your pet's stay.
***I am comfortable (and have experience with) injecting and administering all types of medication.
***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 for the duration of the stay + 2 extra days, leash, collar/harness, ID tags (MANDATORY)
CATS: carrier, litter, litter box, litter scooper, food for the duration of the stay + 2 extra days
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 these items are appreciated if you can provide 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! With several animals in my care, I can't always remember verbal directions and 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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