24 hour supervision in a rural area
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Elin M.
High Bridge, NJ 08829
36 Reviews
13 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 15 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
All Ages OK
List of Pets OK for House Sitting
Dogs, Cats, Fish, Rabbits, gerbils, hamsters, or pet rodents, Caged birds, Reptiles

Elin's House

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Medium Yard
Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside

About Elin

20 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
**We only take in dogs from 1 family/owner at a time, so remember to book early, as it fills up fast!**

We are a very active couple in our early 30s, without any kids or dogs of our own. Elin has had dogs and farm animals her entire life and have helped launching a dog wellness center in Europe that focus on hydrotherapy and rehabilitation for dogs.

We have been boarding dogs actively since 2007 now, and understand the stress the dog feels when left in someone else's care for the first time. Elin works from home as a graphic designer and is able to keep your dog mentally and physically busy so he'll relax and feel safe and at home.

We often get asked why we don't have any dogs of our own. C.J. is not ready for the commitment and wants to be free to be impulsive for a few more years, being on Dog Vacay is our compromise since Elin can't go very long without having dogs around.

Our promise to you:

* We will keep you updated with amazing pictures every single day - some times even YouTube videos!
* We keep a clean and tidy home - it's just as important for dogs' mental health to be in a clean environment as it is for humans. We only use floor cleaning products that are safe for dogs.
* We always keep your dog on a leash when outdoors.
* We don't give any human treats.
* We try to follow your dog's normal routines as close as possible.
* We will keep his mind and body active - and happy!
* We generally don't cage, unless he feels safer in a cage at night. You would have to bring your own crate.

We also take in cats! Cats are $20/day solo, but $15/day in the company of a full paying dog.
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Can administer oral medicine
Can administer injected medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Aggressive behavior
  • Leash Pulling
Elin M.
High Bridge, NJ 08829
36 Reviews
13 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 15 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:


  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated August 25, 2016


Course 101 Graduate
By completing courses at DogVacay University, hosts learn about best practices to help them provide the highest quality care for your dog.
Course 102 Graduate
By completing courses at DogVacay University, hosts learn about best practices to help them provide the highest quality care for your dog.
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Disaster Relief
This sitter has completed training for the DogVacay Disaster Relief Program and volunteered to help displaced pets in the event of a natural disaster.
Pay through DogVacay for:
Premium Pet Insurance, 24/7 Customer Support and Daily Photo Updates!

Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Elin's Home
$49 /night
  • Watches up to 1 dog /night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for no more than 1 hour/day
  • 5+ potty breaks/day
  • 2 walks/day
  • Pets will sleep in their own beds
House Sitting Overnight At Your Home
$89 /night
  • Dogs will never be left unattended
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
Daycare At Elin's Home
$49 /day
  • Watches up to 1 dog /day
Dog Walking
$25 /half-hour
$40 /hour
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
Home Visits
$25 /visit
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
$35 /hour
$25 /bath
$15 each way
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
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36 Reviews
We were nervous to find a place suitable to leave our puppy for our first trip away since we got him, and were so happy to find Dog Vacay and Elin!

They accomodated us with a meet and greet and we were able to see where he would be staying. We picked up on Elin's experience with dogs in our meeting and felt our puppy would be happy under her care.

Marty loved his stay w Elin & C.J. and I'm sure would be excited to go back for another stay :)

The icing on top was the amazing photo updates we got all weekend long of Marty and how he was doing.
I have used several dog sitters in the past and can say without reservation that Elin and CJ are the best. They went out of their way to make sure our dauschund was comfortable and sent pictures regularly. They even purchased a special blanket for her without asking for reimbursement. Elin also used her special food enhancer when she noticed that our dog wasn't eating. CJ even slept on the couch with her when I told them that our dog was used to sleeping in the bed with us.
They made our trip restful- and we will be using them again. They are truly special people with a real love for dogs.
Elin is absolutely the best! We were away for most of the month of December and and Elin and CJ took care of our spoiled dog (Ginger). They spent a lot of time with Ginger, playing with her and showing her love so that she wouldn't feel lonely. Elin's love of animals is simply unsurpassed. Now, every time we go away, she is the first person I call!
Very pleased with how vacay went. Pictures and videos of dog were forwarded to me daily which I really appreciated. I could tell from dog that he was very comfortable with the environment and hosts.
Elin and CJ are so kind and loving. I never worry about Lola when she is in their care.
Elin was so great! She was super responsive to any questions or requests. She sent updates with photos often. Frankie came home happy and healthy. Thanks Elin we will be booking again!
Everyone knows that neurotic person or couple - the people who spend entirely too much time looking after and worrying about their dog. For our friends, we ARE that couple - so when it came time to board our pup for the first time we embarked on a long and arduous path of research and decisions that started with prompt dismissal of the traditional kennel solution and ended in our decision to make a reservation with Elin through DogVacay. We couldn't be happier.

From the time of our original meet and greet until the time that we picked our pup up, we were completely comfortable with our decision and convinced that we had found the best possible arrangement for our pup.

Elin and C.J. were totally accommodating of our schedules, our pup's needs and demeanor, and requests. We received regular updates, prompt responses and even regular (great) photos of our pup's vacation while she was under Elin and C.J.'s care. She seemed to be completely comfortable with them when we picked her up and we plan to have these great folks care for our pup again in the future!
We've been using Elin for two years now, and I absolutely adore her. She will not hesitate to text me if she thinks my dog need something or has a question. Elin always provides a detailed outline as to what the dog is doing, and her overall well being. This is especially important to me since my dog is old, so I tend to worry about her more.

Elin is so attentive with my dog and I have complete trust that when I'm gone, she is in good hands.
Elin and CJ are very loving and take wonderful care of Lola. I change my vacation plans if Elin is booked.
Lola loves her vacations with Elin and CJ.
We are so lucky to have found someone that takes such good care of Sadie. Elin always keeps us updated with fun photos and Sadie is very happy and content when we pick her up. Thanks Elin and CJ.
Lola is always so excited when we get to Elin's house!!!
Elin and CJ are the Best!! I can finally go away and not worry about Lola,
Elin and CJ are very loving and want only the best experience for your pet.
Thank you so much Elin & CJ! It was the best vacation ever....for Fletcher and Molly and for us. We can not wait to get away again... I think that goes for the dogs also. Karen & Joe Cardoni
Hands down, the best pet sitters we've ever used. My husband and I left our dog (Ginger) with Elin for 6 days/picked her up today. She took exceptional care of her; even better, she had a blast playing with Elin's husband during her stay.
Elin did an amazing job taking care of our two very different Boston Terriers. We have one that is very energetic and the other is very laid back.

We were worried about leaving our babies with someone new,but our expectations were exceeded. We came home to two very happy and tired pups! It was great to get pictures while we were away too!.

We will use Elin again for sure without hesitation!
They were GREAT! My babydoll gave them some challenges in the first few hours and they were able to work through them and after that Chloe truly had a vacay! I received text messages accurately describing how Chloe was doing and for the first time I was at ease leaving her away from home. Thank you!!!
Elin and CJ are wonderful. I just loved the pictures they sent every day. Thank you for taking care of Lola. She misses you!
Memphis has stayed with Elin and CJ numerous times now. He comes home very happy and she always sends pictures of him. Elin keeps him active with walks and going to parks. I trust her explicitly to take great care of him!
Elin & C.J. were the B.E.S.T sitters we could have asked for our dog! They took him out into town or to the dog park daily and kept him busy every day..he LOVED it! In fact, when we returned home with him, he almost had a sad face as if to say, "When do we go back?!"
They sent pictures and/or updates every day which made us feel so at ease during our time away from home. Our dog is basically our child so it was very difficult to leave him behind but Elin & C.J. treated him just like we do at home which made it easy for us & less traumatic for the dog as well. If you want your pet to feel at home, loved and nurtured while you're away, call Elin & C.J.! You won't be disappointed. Thanks for a stress free vacation, guys!
We left our 11 yr. old westie with Elin and CJ for the first time and they were fantastic! We have never used DogVacay before so we weren't sure how he would do. They were so accommodating with drop off and pick up times, and sent pictures and texts to let us know how much fun Divot was having! We definitely recommend them and plan a repeat visit next time we are out of town. Thank you Elin and CJ!!
We've been using Elin on two separate occasions, and I absolutely adore her.She will not hesitate to text/e-mail me if she thinks Ginger (my dog) need something or has a question. Elin always provides a detailed outline as to what Ginger is doing and her overall well being. I have a totally loveable and easy dog -- except in cases of lightening and thunder. During storms, Elien keep Ginger engaged with game and trick. She is so attentive with my dog and I have complete trust that when I'm gone, Ginger is in good hands!!
Elin is amazing!!! From the first meeting to when I picked up our two boys she put me at ease. She took care of our 2 German Shepherds while we were away and stayed in constant contact with me sending updates and pictures. She is extremely flexible and willing to do whatever she can to ensure the dogs had a peaceful vacation while we were away. I can't say enough great things about Elin and CJ... thank you both!!!
Great experience. Gus who is 12 years old loved being with Elin and made himself feel right at home which is what this is all about.
We are happy and comfortable with having Elin take care of our dog while we were away for two weeks. She is reliable, kind and genuinely cares for our pet. In addition, she sent us updated e-mails frequently, describing the fun time spent with our pet. We are very grateful to have found Elin and highly recommend her service.

Ruby & Sandy
Memphis had another great stay with Elin. He had one rough night away from us so she moved his crate into her room and then he was fine. He comes home happy and looks well cared for. This was our third time leaving Memphis there and we will continue to use her in the future. I highly recommend Elin and when she decides to get her own dog she will be a great dog parent!
We had a really great experience with Elin. She was great about meeting us ahead of time and responded to all my questions very quickly.

Memphis did really well with her. He looked happy in the pictures she sent me and came home content. I honestly have no negative comments and definitely would use her again to watch Memphis.
Elin takes great care of Rocco. He's vacationed with her several times and he is genuinely excited to see her every time. She asks permission or questions if something is out of the ordinary. The pictures she sends are amazing.
I recommend her to anyone who wants a caring, attentive dog sitter.
Elin is great. She takes great care of my dog. Reports problems, if any. Sends pictures and updates. She also asks before doing anything that might be out of the ordinary with my dog.
Nola did very well while in Elin's care. Elin sent updates and photos. When Nola came home she was calm which I took as a positive sign. We are planning another vacation soon and would love for Elin to dog sit Nola again. This was a great 1st experience! Thanks Elin
This was Rocco's first experience with DogVacay and thanks to Elin, it was GREAT! In fact, I booked a second stay before the first one was even over.

Elin kept me up to date on how he was doing with texts, email, pictures and even a video of his first dog park experience! Of course, she asked for permission to take him to the park, first.

I am thrilled to have found Elin. I have been looking for months for someone with whom I could leave Rocco when I travel and now I've found her.

Thank you, Elin!!

Elin was very caring and sensitive to Joey's comfort level. She even changed some of her plans to make sure he wouldn't be home by himself for too long. Joey seemed to have a great time at her house. She was also very flexible time wise when it came to dropping and picking him up. I would definitely ask her to watch Joey again.
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