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Ellen L.

4 Reviews
1 Repeat Guest
$40/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Moderate

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
All Ages OK

Ellen's Resident Pets

Other Pets & Animals: Cats

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About Ellen

My Ballard bungalow has been home to several pets. I have boarded various breeds of dogs. Calm, quiet dogs are most welcome provided they're not aggressive toward cats, although my cat is used to dogs. I am not able to board dogs who bark a lot or run around, as I share my home. I especially like older dogs but can take puppies who are small.
Dogs can expect walks 3x daily (two short, one long), plus hikes and visits to the beach, lake or dog park.
As a yoga/Pilates teacher, I work mornings and some evenings, am usually home in the afternoons.
I communicate well with dogs and have gone through various dog trainings. Your dog can expect lots of attention and affection!
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Ellen L.

4 Reviews
1 Repeat Guest
$40/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Moderate

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated December 15, 2015

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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Ellen's Home
$40 /night
  • Watches up to 1 dog /night
Daycare At Ellen's Home
$30 /day
  • Watches up to 1 dog /day
Dog Walking
$20 /half-hour
$30 /hour
  • Willing to travel 1 mile
Home Visits
$20 /visit
  • Willing to travel 1 mile
Baths
$10 /bath
Pick-Up/Drop-Off
$10 each way
  • Willing to travel 8 miles
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4 Reviews
I can't in good conscience recommend Ellen. She mentioned she should have insisted on a meet and greet to make sure we were a good fit and I think she's right, but with the other 2 hosts everything just flowed so smoothly, I thought it would be fine. As I dropped him off, I got a sinking feeling that I'd made the wrong decision. She was very overwhelmed by another dog that was already staying with her and then my dog was really having a hard time getting left by me and so I know it was probably a stressful situation for her, but she was complaining about the other dog right off the bat. She ended up needing us to find another host because our dog was whimpering and not eating and said that she had injured her knee in an incident with another dog. I will say she was kind enough to take our dog to a friend's house and I do appreciate that she did so. She might have had a bad series of events that weekend and might normally be great, but that just wasn't our experience.
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Ellen is a caring, nice person who provided a loving homega for our springer spaniel for three nights. We will definitely have Lulu stay there again.
Buster has stayed with Ellen two times now and both occasions he has been exhausted for a day or two after returning home! Anytime I plan on going away I won't hesitate to trust Ellen with my dog. HIGHLY recommend! I would be more adamant but I don't want her to be too busy that I can't get Buster in!
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Ellen was great. I can always tell when Bodhi stays with someone if it was a bad experience... Bodhi was very calm and not needy when I picked her up, which means she had a great visit. I would definitely recommend Ellen.
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