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Elaine L.

4 Reviews
1 Repeat Guest
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Requires Meet-n-Greet to book
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 21 mins
  • Cancellation Policy:

Pet Requirements

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

Elaine's Resident Pets

Australian Shepherd
7 yr 10 mo old
German Shepherd Dog
1 yr 9 mo old
Other Pets & Animals: Cats

Elaine's House

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Medium Yard
100% fenced & locked
Air-conditioned inside
Smoke-free home
Dog door access

About Elaine

1 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
We are a family of pet lovers! We've always wanted dogs, but our living situations didn't allow for it before--but now we can! Our home is big with a nice yard for the pups to run around and play.

I am very responsible and work hard to make sure my clients and their fur babies are completely happy with my services. I work from home so I am able to continue their daily routines so they feel comfortable at my house.

I offer many services such as boarding, daycare, overnights, pet taxi, and dog walking. Also, when possible, we will run and/or bike the dogs that stay with us because we are an active type of household :)

My dogs are my babies and my main joy in life, so I totally understand the feeling of having to leave them for a few days.

If you would like more information please feel free to contact me. For all new clients, I do require a Meet and Greet prior to any booking to ensure a safe and fun experience for everyone :)
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Can administer oral medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets that require medicine
  • Separation anxiety
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Leash Pulling
  • Not yet house-trained
  • Aggressive behavior

Elaine L.

4 Reviews
1 Repeat Guest
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Requires Meet-n-Greet to book
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 21 mins
  • Cancellation Policy:


  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated April 25, 2017


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Home Checked
This Host has successfully passed our in-person verification visit and completed our 1-on-1 training program.
Course 101 Graduate
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Course 102 Graduate
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Premium Pet Insurance, 24/7 Customer Support and Daily Photo Updates!

Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Elaine's Home
$35 /night
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/night
  • Dogs will never be left unattended
  • Dogs will have full access outside for potty breaks
  • 1 walk/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
House Sitting Overnight At Your Home
$40 /night
  • Dogs will never be left unattended
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
Daycare At Elaine's Home
$27 /day
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/day
$20 /visit
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
$30 /min
$50 /max
$20 /bath
$10 each way
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
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3 Testimonials
Nov 2016
I will start this review by saying if I could give Elaine more than 5 stars on this testimonial, I would. She deserves 10 stars!!

From the beginning- I decided to visit my family in Texas for Christmas and the cost to fly my baby Biscuit with me was more expensive than my own ticket! In a frenzy, I didn't know where I could have biscuit stay where I felt she would be safe and loved. My friend told me I should check out Elaine because she used her services before.

Elaine responds to messages extremely fast and she is always very sweet and understanding. She agreed to let me bring biscuit by her home beforehand so she can have a meet and great with her and her wonderful boyfriend Izzy. Biscuit is a shy baby and is shy around men but at the end of the trip she was best friends with Elaine and Izzy!

I never felt worried about biscuit or uncomfortable because Elaine kept in constant contact with me sending pictures and videos throughout the entire stay. Biscuit had two best friends during her visit and I was almost worried she wouldn't want to come home! Lol. My flight back home was cancelled twice and Elaine was more than willing to keep Biscuit two additional days.
Overall, I am so glad Elaine was my first experience leaving my baby. I am constantly raving about Elaine, to everyone I know.

From now on, Biscuit will only stay with Elaine!!! I am so thankful to have found her!
Nov 2016
Elaine is by far the best dog sitter you can ask for! My dog Buddy just loves going over for his play dates. Elaine's place is the perfect place for dogs to run around and play.
Nov 2016
Elaine is great. I have a Doxie mix who is very playful. She watch my baby girl and send pics of her having a great time. Nala get so excited when I turn the corner and before I can even park my car she wants out so she can go play with Groot. Groot and Shiloh are so great with my baby. They are very gentle with her when they play. I feel safe leaving my baby with her because I know she is in good hands. I recommend her to all my friends and family.
4 Reviews
Home Checked
Elaine lives in the heart of Torrance, at the end of a cul-de-sac, near Vermont Ave. It is easy to access her house and the street is safe with little traffic.
As you walk in, the 2 house dogs make sure to let you know you are welcome inside. They are just 2 big sweet puppies waiting for more friends to come in.
Elaine is clearly dedicated to making the dogs as comfortable and happy as can be. This is her full time occupation. She will take your dog overnight and will also accommodate daycare with daily drop offs and pick ups.
The garage is organized for playtime and the open backyard allows for the dogs to roam around and in and out of the house as they please. There is plenty of shade as well.
Make sure you contact Elaine for a Meet-N-Greet!
Amazing service and constant pictures. My dog returned very happy!
It was a great experience! Elaine took really good care of my dog and texted me pictures everyday while I was out of the country for two weeks. This is my first time using dog vacay and it was a great start. I will definitely be using Elaine again.
We had our dog Bella stay with Elaine for a couple nights during Thanksgiving since we were out of town. Elaine set up a meet and greet at her house so our dog could meet hers and everything went great! She has a very nice set-up inside and outside where the dogs can play. Elaine sent us a lot of pictures of our dog while we were gone - she even sent a little slideshow of Bella playing with the dogs within 45 minutes of dropping her off! When we picked up Bella, she was happy to see us, but instead of being hyper, she seemed so happy and relaxed. It was a great experience and we will definitely try to book Elaine next time we head out of town.
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