For the Love of a Dog. A Stamford-based doggie daycare goes the extra mile for dogs and their owners every day. By R.J. ScoFIeld photos by rob staub. Elisa Alexander can tell when something is wrong with one of her clients without even seeing them. She can sense life hitting hard in someone’s household simply by observing the behavior of the family pet. If a dog is walking a little differently or playing a little tamer, she says, it’s a sign something’s up.