"Ten years ago, Alexis and I played on the same rugby team. When I went to Nationals one weekend,
I felt confident sending my golden retriever, Sawyer, to stay with Alexis for the weekend. She took
him on long walks on the Minute Man Trail, and when he returned home, he even had a new toy. Alexis
truly cares about animals, and she quickly became one of Sawyer's biggest fans. Over the next few
years following that weekend sleepover, Sawyer was always excited to see her. He even kept the
toy she gave him, and it became one of his favorites! I would highly recommend Alexis as a
walker and a sitter."
--Linda, Roslindale resident
"Alexis was a frequent dogsitter for my dog. Whenever he saw her, he got this incredible toothy
smile on his face that literally looked like a cartoon drawing of a Cheshire cat! That smile
was reserved only for a few favorite people. Alexis handled all of the regular feeding,
exercising, and "keeping him safe" tasks wonderfully. What stood out though, was the special loving
care she gave him. I never felt like I was leaving him when I went
away. Rather, it felt like I was giving him a vacation at a wonderful doggy retreat! She was
also innovative when handling any of his stubborn streaks. One day when he wouldn't come inside
her house, she didn't yell at him to come in. Instead, she called him over to her car, let him
get in, drove across the street, let him out. He was quite happy with that and followed
her inside the house! She has a special bond with dogs, and I'm happy to
recommend her to anyone who wants their dog to get the best treatment possible."
--Karen, Roslindale resident
"I have a 4 year old terrier mix named Chloe who I adopted about 5 months ago. I'll be the first to
admit that I act like an overprotective mom with my little dog. Alexis is great, and every time I have
seen her with Chloe, it is clear that my dog loves her! I would highly recommend Alexis to anyone with
a dog. I first contacted her because her rates were very reasonable (especially compared to many that
I saw), and I have been so happy having her take care of Chloe when I'm not able to be there. She also
boards dogs in her home, and I feel completely comfortable leaving Chloe with her, knowing that she will
be well cared for."
--Kathryn, Brookline resident
Neighborhood One-on-One Walks
$17 (25 minutes)
Walks are in the Arboretum, around Jamaica Pond, along the Muddy River and Leverett Pond, or in Olmstead
and Franklin Parks whenever possible. Rates include checking water and treats (if allowed). An $8 fee
is added for a second dog in the family. A $5 fee is added for a third dog in the family.
$20 without transportation/$25 with transportation (30 minutes)
For dogs with a lot of energy who may need more stimulation, there are strenuous strolls up Peter's Hill
or Hemlock Hill. Dogs who live farther than a five minute walk from the Arboretum can be driven to and from
Olmstead's masterpiece for their hikes for an additional $5. Rates include checking water and treats
(if allowed). An $8 fee is added for a second dog in the family. A $5 fee is added for a third dog in the family.
$15/dog (2 or 3 dogs (maximum) for 30 minutes)
Have a friend that also needs a walker? When booked together, walks with two or three dogs can
save you money while still providing special attention to your furry friend. Pooch pooling is
limited to dogs who live on the same block or in close proximity to one another. Ideal for
Just Gotta Pee Walk
$12 (15 minutes)
For dogs who just need to freshen up or powder their noses, a walk around the block will often
suffice. Rates include checking water and treats (if allowed). An $8 fee is added for a second dog
in the family. A $5 fee is added for a third dog in the family.
$33 (3 Just Gotta Pee Walks - same day)
For younger dogs or newly adopted dogs who are learning to be crated or just getting used to holding
it in for longer periods, three visits with walks around the block, water checks and treats (if allowed).
$20 (30 minutes)
For the social butterflies who love to frolic, Bequia, the scamp rescued from the Caribbean who
never gets bored with playing, will provide a play date in the Arboretum or another green space.
Fun in the Sun
$20 (30 minutes)
For dogs who get the most joy and exercise out of life chasing balls or catching Frisbees in their
own backyards or other fenced in area. Your tennis ball or mine.
EXTENDED OR OVERNIGHT CARE
Starting at $75/day
For the dog who likes to explore new horizons, make new friends, & enjoy new experiences.
Boarding is in a private home on a street bordering the Arnold Arboretum.
for more details.
$60/Calendar Day (Two dogs $80/Calendar Day)
For dogs (current clients only) who need to sleep in their own homes with human company, sleepovers are sometimes
the perfect solution. In those instances, someone from the Emerald Neckleash will sleep over at your home.
Sleepovers generally include two feedings and three walks per day. Other services are available at an
additional cost. Sleepovers also include bringing in the mail and newspaper, as well as turning on and off
appropriate lights throughout the stay.
Non-plastic Biodegradable Bags for Dog Poop (& Cat Litter too!)
$7/box or three boxes for $20
The bags we use normally retail for $20 for two boxes, but we offer them to our clients for $7/box or three boxes
for $20. After rather extensive product testing, these are hands down the best for the environment and easiest
to use. For more information about these bags, click