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
53 Reviews

Emily C.
Emily C.
Nov 19, 2018
Verified Stay

Alicia was great with our dogs and they really enjoyed their stay with her. She sent us pictures and updates throughout the weekend which is always appreciated. Alicia took them for walks throughout the weekend as well and spent time playing with them. We will definitely be using Alicia again in the future!

Alicia S.
Alicia S.
Monica R.
Monica R.
Nov 14, 2018
Verified Stay

Alicia was great! My newly-adopted dog was nervous in the car on the way over, but his old owners had boarded him with Alicia before and as soon as he saw her, he was happy and calm. She sent us photos and my dog really seemed to enjoy his stay. He even wanted to go on a walk around her neighborhood after we left!

Alicia S.
Alicia S.
Abigail O.
Abigail O.
Sep 28, 2018
Verified Stay

Our dog Luna loves her walks with Alicia! She is great to work with and never misses a day.

Alicia S.
Alicia S.

About Alicia

years of experience
  • Verified Background Check
  • Rover 101

Caring for Animals is All I Do!

***Availability through March 2019***
Please note that my afternoon drop in/walk slots through the week are reserved for REPEAT clients only. I am available for new clients who need morning or evening drop ins/walks on any day!
If you are interested in using me for ANY holiday services, book as soon as possible! My slots fill up fast.

I'm a true animal lover living in South Oakland, Pittsburgh, currently attending CMU for my ...

What Alicia would like to know about your dog

***Meet and greets are free and highly recommended.
***My rates are non-negotiable.
***I can administer all types of medications.
***Appointments are FIRM.
***Leave care instructions I can access while you are away.

Boarded animals MUST:
***Be up to date on a flea preventive.
***Have manageable prey drives.
***Be able to be contained via crate or baby gates.
***Be comfortable sleeping away from me in the evenings.
***Be comfortable handling stairs or small enough to be carried.
***Be able to be left alone for 4-6 hour periods.

TWO NIGHT MINIMUM for all new boarding clients - 72 hour notice for bookings is much appreciated. I cannot accommodate requests with no overnight stay. I am unavailable for drop offs/pick ups occurring between 12am-6am.

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 for any animal: bed, blankets, toys

I can provide:
food/water dishes, extra blankets, some toys, and poop bags if needed.
All of your pet's belongings will be returned to you in clean condition at the end of the stay.

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

When Alicia watches your pet

I am an early riser. Depending on your dog's preference, we go for a quick stroll around the block or a simple trip to the backyard. I follow the feeding routine your dog is used to. I leave the house for a few hours (3-4) to go to work/class, but typically return in the early/mid afternoon for a longer walk/exercise break. Afternoons are usually spent at home; and are peaceful and relaxing. As evening falls we usually go out for another walk; with the length depending on the dog's needs. When we return it is usually play/meal time, which helps the dogs to wind down before bed.

Boarded animals get their own individual space in my very quiet living room and kitchen, set up with everything they need to feel comfortable. I spend most of my time at home in the living room, where boarded pets are welcome to join me, but they should be comfortable sleeping away from me in the evenings. I have many extra supplies I keep on hand for all my boarding guests: including toys, treats (owner approved of course), beds, blankets, and some crates, so I'm well prepared to handle anything your pet might need.

In Alicia's Home

Dogs Not Allowed On Bed
Takes Only 1 Client at a Time
Dogs Allowed On Furniture
Potty Breaks Every 2-4 Hours

Alicia's Neighborhood

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