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Gold (24mths)
House Sitting Preferences
  • Dog(s), Cat(s), Fish, Bird(s), Reptile(s), Horse(s)
  • Yes
Preferred Locations
  • Channel Islands: ALL   England: ALL   Isle of Man: ALL   Northern Ireland: ALL   Scotland: ALL   Wales: ALL  

Reliable, friendly and responsible guy

59, B&B proprietor, therapist and yoga teacher

Hi my name is Alano. I'm a mature fit and practical guy making a few changes in my life. I've been running a small therapy community in Glastonbury for over 20 years where my children grew up with their pets.

I can handle most jobs from mowing to operating a bread maker. I am reliable, responsible and adaptable.

My hobbies include yoga, sailing, golf and dancing. I've been in the hospitality business and am conscientious and clean and will always leave a place as I found it. My kids have owned dogs, cats, rabbits, guinea pigs and horses so pets aren't a problem - they're a pleasure!

Feel free to call me.

Reviews (7)
My partner & I were in need of a sitter for our beautiful dog Rio.He is fear aggressive towards other dogs & is a big, strong dog & needs to be handled well in stressful situations, if they arise.We've never had a house sitter, nor a stranger to look after Rio. After speaking with Alan, our anxiety about leaving Rio eased.He seemed to be the right fit and we went with our good gut feeling to book.We flew out to Australia & Alan looked after Rio for two weeks, taking him on beautiful walks, ... MORE
 
KERRY (Locking England, Mar 2020 - 2 weeks 2 days)
Thank you Kerry for your kind review. Rio was a joy to look after and I took advantage of the empty beaches and wide open Mendip Hills to let him off Lead on two occasions. At all other times I veered him away from confrontation with dogs. Rio became easier to handle and less fearful over time and ... MORE
Alan came at quite short notice to do an overnight stay for us and was very accommodating. He communicated well over the site, text and phone calls and arrived early on the day we needed him to arrive and even re-arranged an appointment so he could be here when we got back. Alan is coming back at the end of March to do a week long sit for us and we know our rescue dog will enjoy having him back as he bonded well with him from the very beginning. Thanks Alan, see you in a couple of weeks!
 
HELEN (Lower Odcombe England, Jan 2020 - 2 days)
Alan, ( lovely person) was able to housesit at short notice. Our Labrador had just lost her mum so was on the anxious side. Alan took great care of her and seemed genuinely fond of her and she responded likewise. I did not overload him with instructions and left most things to his intuition and initiative. Will definitely ask him to house sit again should the occasion arise.
 
KAREN (NEWLAND COLEFORD England, Oct 2019 - 11 days)
Thanks Karen. It was a delight looking after Sox, labxpointer. She's so loving and responsive with great recall. The barn was also cosy and the sauna a bonus! Good walking straight from the house lovely part of the country. Friendly neighbour. Karen said she had no anxieties and was able to enjoy ... MORE
Alano is personable, and reliable, although his comunication with me about how my dogs were while I was away could have been better. Having set out the detail for several lengthy local walks with which my hounds are familiar and which don't require a car or public transport, Alano elected to take them on a bus to different walks in the City. This may have been due to the wet weather...He'd taken them to one of their further, regular, woodland walks in his car but, after it became muddy, ... MORE
 
SUSAN (Exeter England, Oct 2019 - 1 week)
I appreciate this owners opening comment: "Alano is personable and reliable" but the rest of her review is picky. Susan presented me with a 7-page tome of detailed instructions and complex route suggestions which I attempted to follow. I took the dogs on a 3-hour Dartmoor trek as described in the ... MORE
No rating Alano sat for us for a couple of nights in May. He arrived promptly and adapted well to the building site that was our kitchen being renovated. He maintained good contact while we were away and our 2 cats and 2 dogs were fine when we got home.
LAURA (Portishead England, May 2018 - 2 days)
No rating Alano is reassuringly calm, brings great positive energy with him and is a great chap to have around. He cared for our dog and home with no issues and we wouldn't hesitate to recommend him for housesitting.
SASKIA (Bristol England, Apr 2018 - 3 days)
No rating We were delighted with Alan as he came along at short notice when we urgently needed someone having been let down at the last minute. He took good care of our old cat who unexpectantly, rapidly deteriorated when we were away and sadly put down when we got home. In addition, he had another 2 cats, hens and ducks to look after. Alan integrated locally, chatting to neighbours and joined some of our friends at local sailing club. He seemed to really relish the area and make the most of the stay ... MORE
MARGARET (Buxton England, Oct 2017 - 2 weeks)
 
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