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Services

House Sitting

$40
in your home
per night
Cat care, pick-up & drop-off, bathing / grooming

Traveling Preferences

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

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
House Sitting Cancellation Policy:

Reviews

4 Reviews
Jennifer H.
Jennifer H.
Aug 31, 2015

I have worked with Ally now for over a year at the San Francisco SPCA. She started with us a File Clerk and has worked up to Night/ER Client Liaison. Her promotion is well deserved due to her compassion for the animals, excellent customer services skills (often in very stressful, emergent situations), her great smile and attitude. She's reliable and responsible; comes to work, ready to work. Her love and care for the animals ...

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Ricci C.
Ricci C.
Aug 27, 2015

It would be very hard to find another human being who cares about dogs the way Ally does. Her compassion, above and beyond kindness, and empathy towards dogs is completely unique to her. She has grown up with dogs her whole life, and is carrying her love into the next phase of her life, making a profession out of it. Because of her experience and expertise, I always trust and use Ally's guidance when it ...

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Ian B.
Ian B.
Aug 27, 2015

When you hear the phrase, "shes a dog lover" they were talking about Allyson! I've never met a person more passionate and caring towards animals, especially towards our furry four legged friends. Rarely has there been a time when we have walked down the street that she has been able to pass up the chance to give a pup, young or old, a loving greeting and a friendly scratch behind the ear. Dogs love Ally ...

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About Allyson

11
years of experience
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Ready To Spoil Your Fur Baby

- Grew up in a house multiple dogs.
- Adopted and raised own dog at age 15.
- 10+ years of animal shelter volunteer experience - able to handle all kinds of dogs with all kinds of behaviors.
- Currently employed at a 24 hour emergency veterinary hospital (four ten-hour shifts, three days off) - in-depth knowledge on pet health, medical treatments, ailments, medications etc; ability to call veterinarians with personal relationships with me 24/7.
- Aspiring veterinarian - has close medical ...

What Allyson would like to know about your dog

- Regular veterinarian (plus their contact information; I have access to a 24/7 emergency veterinary hospital and have close contacts with all the vets there).
- Best number to reach you in case of emergency (e-mail as well).
- Any pre-existing health conditions.
- Current medications.
- Dietary needs.
- Training/behavioral goals you have for your pet.
- Anything to avoid/work on regarding your pets preferences (for example, a dog that's afraid of men).
- Favorite treat/toy (I love spoiling your dog!).

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

When Allyson watches your pet

- I am not doggy breed-biased, though I grew up with larger dogs: Chocolate lab named Hershey, Australian Shepherd Mix named Avery and a Pit Bull/Boxer Mix named Lulu.
- Used to a multi-dog house; able to handle high-energy dogs.
- Trained all of my family's pets with positive conditioning. Know how to train all kinds of temperaments.
- Can read canine body language well; knows how to protect your dog and others.
- Active - can go jogging or on hikes/long walks/long fetch sessions with your dog.

When your fur baby stays with me, I treat them like my own. I am very tech savvy and can send you picture/video/text/email updates about how your favorite pooch is doing. Because I have an allergic roommate, I am unable to provide care in my own home. However, I am reliable and clean - I will keep your home and your dog happy and clean throughout the whole stay/visit. I also have the ability to bring your dog to work with me - I work at a veterinary hospital and they provide kennels, so your dog will never be alone for long periods of time. I'm currently training for a 5k and need a running buddy so if you prefer, I can exercise your dog this way. Otherwise, I can use my car to get to great dog-friendly hiking venues, dog parks, etc. Finally, your dog will be absolutely spoiled with love and attention. My life revolves around dogs 24/7 and I wouldn't have it any other way - I've even been called a "dog whisperer!" Please feel free to contact me so we can see if this will be a match made in heaven!

Allyson's Service Area

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