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Ellen C.

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

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
All Ages OK
Must Be Vaccinated
List of Breeds Not Accepted
Spanish Mastiff, St. Bernard, Bullmastiff, Mastiff, Neapolitan Mastiff, Giant Schnauzer, Tibetan Mastiff, Newfoundland
List of Pets OK for House Sitting
Dogs, Cats, Fish, Rabbits, gerbils, hamsters, or pet rodents, Caged birds, Reptiles

Ellen's Resident Pets

Golden Retriever
6 yr 3 mo old
Other Pets & Animals: Cats, Chicken, ducks, turkeys, or other birds

Ellen's House

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Large Yard
100% fenced & locked
Pets allowed on furniture
Great for senior pets
Smoke-free home

About Ellen

22 Years Experience Caring For Dogs

I have 22 years of experience in the pet care industry. In addition to providing excellent care for your pet, I am also a Certified Veterinary Assistant. At your request, I can administer medications, provide subcutaneous hydration, or monitor your resident pet's wellness program.

I am licensed, bonded and insured with many local references. You can access testimonials on my LinkedIn, Yelp and Thumbtack accounts.

I offer IN YOUR HOME pet care. I find this minimizes stress for your animals. They are much more comfortable with their home environment and usually exhibit less anxiety than if they were to be boarded in an enclosed kenneled facility.

Depending upon the size and breed of your dog, I will offer overnight boarding at my home located in the Mariposa Garden area of Santa Clara.

Documented, up to date vaccinations, must be supplied, and Veterinary emergency contact information must be provided.

It's more beneficial to you to know that your loved one is watched closely and given one-to-one attention. I can also provide transport services. At your request, I can taxi your pets to the Groomer, Veterinarian, Canine Rehabilitation or favorite Salon appointments.

I can also assist or enhance your pet or pets' basic command training skills. All behaviors are based on positive reinforcement.

My wonderful Golden Retriever ("Samantha" - nicknamed- "Sammie") is a Certified Pet Therapy Dog. We are part of a program called "Love on a Leash."
As a Certified Pet Therapy Dog, Sammie visits Assisted Living Facilities, Elder Care Centers, and Libraries. Currently, we are helping children to read at one of our local library chapters.

Thank you for stopping by. I look forward to working with you in the Greater San Francisco Bay area.
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Can administer oral medicine
Can administer injected medicine
Post-surgical pets
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets that require medicine
  • Separation anxiety
  • Leash Pulling
  • Aggressive behavior

Ellen C.

Online Now!
5 Reviews
1 Repeat Guest
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Requires Meet-n-Greet to book
  • 7 days notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 4 mins
  • Cancellation Policy:


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  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated May 1, 2017


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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Ellen's Home
$75 /night
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/night
  • Dogs will never be left unattended
  • Dogs will have full access outside for potty breaks
  • 2 walks/day
  • Pets will sleep in their own beds
House Sitting Overnight At Your Home
$75 /night
  • Dogs will never be left unattended
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
Daycare At Ellen's Home
$50 /day
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/day
Dog Walking
$25 /half-hour
$30 /hour
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
$25 /visit
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
$30 /hour
$50 /bath
$25 each way
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
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5 Reviews
Ellen and her dog Samantha provide wonderful care and companionship for our rescued dog. As a rescue, she is often timid in new settings, but was immediately comfortable the first time that she visited and has been equally eager to enter the front door on subsequent visits. While that is the highest praise, I feel very good leaving our dog in Ellen's care. I have nothing but positive things to say and no reservations about recommending Ellen.

Ellen watched our two Golden Retrievers for 4 nights in her home. It was the first time the dogs had been left somewhere overnight. It was such a great experience. We will definitely ask Ellen again when we go out of town.

It is apparent that she loves animals as she quickly figured out our dogs personalities. She took them to the park multiple times every day, and threw the ball for the one who loves to play catch. She sent photos of them so we knew they were having a good time. When we brought them home, they were happy and tired from their own little vacation. :)
Our dog, May, had an excellent time at Ellen's house. She had tons of fun with Ellen's dog Sammy, playing with a ball in the backyard, walks to the park, and a chance to stay with people while we were at work

May will definitely be back for some more fun.
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