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Alaina

Active Pup Paradise

Amsterdam
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Last contacted 3 days ago
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<3h
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100%
Response rate
Dog boarding
24h stay, at sitter's home
10 EUR for each additional pet
20 EUR
/night
All services and rates

About Alaina

Hoi, my name is Alaina. I'm a young professional in Amsterdam Oost who adores dogs of all shapes and sizes. My own family's dog is back in Colorado, so I'm always on the lookout for new canine friends - dogs add so much joy to life! Previously, I've pet-sat through Borrow My Doggy in the UK. I worked with a Staffordshire terrier named Lexi, a golden doodle named Sam, and a very chill retired racing greyhound named Jazz. I have some free time outside of my job as a grant writer and researcher. Because interacting with dogs and exercising are two of my favorite things, I'm excited to use some of this free time to take dedicated care of your dog during a walk, an in-house petsitting session, or even doggie daycare in my ground-level apartment, which has its own fully enclosed backyard (30m2).

I grew up around my parents' standard poodle, Benny, whom I got to train as a puppy through obedience classes.

Keeping Benny happy, healthy, and mentally stimulated is one of my favorite things to do when I'm home for a visit.

We regularly go on long hikes and even completed a 3-day backpacking trip to the summit of Pikes Peak in Colorado over the summer (Benny was an absolute star!).

Since I moved to Amsterdam in November, the only dogs I see regularly are brought to the office by my coworkers.

The office dogs each have unique personalities, but I'm still left wishing I could dote on them a bit more when work is done for the day. I'd love to use that energy to make your dog's next walk or petsitting experience engaging and tailored to your pet's personality.

Does your active dog need to burn off some energy? I regularly run half marathons and would love to take your pet out on a run the next time I train.

Is your older dog slowing up a bit and you're simply looking for someone to check in or keep her company while you're out of town? I'd love to keep her comfortable with food, bathroom breaks, water, company, and as many chin/ear scratches as she could ever want while you're away.

Other than being a dog fanatic, I have a background in linguistics. music, and literature.

I've been lucky enough to work in France and the US and recently completed my Master's in the UK at Oxford.

I was drawn to Amsterdam by the chance to learn a new Germanic language and get around in such a freeing, eco-friendly way on my bike.

Those elements, along with finding an incredible job and supportive friends, have persuaded me to stay.

I feel so lucky to be here; all that's missing now is lavishing some attention on happy dogs :)

Alaina's services

At the sitters's home

Dog Boarding
Overnight stay at the sitter's home
10 EUR for each additional pet
20 EUR
/night
Doggy Day Care
Daytime care for your dog at the sitter's home.
10 EUR for each additional pet
18 EUR
/day

At your home

Dog Walking
An experienced dog walker will pick up your dog from your home for a 30 min walk
7 EUR for each additional pet
10 EUR
/walk
Home Visits
Book a sitter to visit your home to feed and play with your pets
20 EUR for two visits a day
12 EUR
/day
House Sitting
A sitter stays overnight in your home and cares for your pet
30 EUR
/night

Alaina also offers

Pick up / drop off

Cancellation policy: Moderate

Full refund if cancelled before noon 7 days before the booking, 50% refund afterwards
Doggy day care and dog walks always have flexible cancellation policy: Full refund if cancelled before noon one day before the booking, 50% refund afterwards. No refund is possible after the booking has started.

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Dog Boarding
Holly, 2020-03-09

Alaina was wonderful and very considerate of both our dog's needs (he was tired out but very happy after the weekend!) and our apartment, which was exactly as we'd left it. Thank you!

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House Sitting
Anastasia, 2020-02-24

All great! Recommended :)

Availability

About Alaina's Home

Accepted pets

Puppies
< 1 year
Dog sizes
0-40 kg
Dog ages
0-20 years
Dog sex
Female & Male

Alaina's home

An appartment
A medium outdoor area
Has no kids
24/7 Supervision
A fully fenced backyard

Walking areas

Nearby off-leash dog area
Urban

Skills

Specific Skills

I speak English & French & Norwegian
+5 years of experience

I have experience in clicker training, positive reinforcement, and mirror training. I'm well-practiced at administering any medication your pooch might need (my family's dog has occasionally been on pills, ear drops, or eye drops). Following unique feeding routines is familiar to me and I'd be glad to do so upon request.

I'm always happy to share snapshots of your dog while taking him/her on a walk, doing an in-house visit, or petsitting him/her in my apartment. For longer petsitting durations, I'm also glad to let you check in with your pet on a quick video call; being away from your pet can be difficult, so I'll do everything I can to make it easier :)

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Alaina

Alaina

Active Pup Paradise

Amsterdam
Dog boarding
24h stay, at sitter's home
10 EUR for each additional pet
20 EUR
/night
All services and rates
Contact Alaina

Cancellation policy: Moderate

Full refund if cancelled before noon 7 days before the booking, 50% refund afterwards
Doggy day care and dog walks always have flexible cancellation policy: Full refund if cancelled before noon one day before the booking, 50% refund afterwards. No refund is possible after the booking has started.

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