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Elisa M.

10 Reviews
2 Repeat Guests
$35/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 25 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

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

About Elisa

6 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
I am a mature, responsible pre-med post-bacc student. I separated from the Department of Defense in 2013 and began supporting myself through school taking care of and training dogs in 2015 after working with an applied animal behaviorist to help my mother’s dog, a rescue with extreme anxiety. I have my own business as a professional dog walker and in-home dog sitter and I have over 250 hours of training experience. I hope to complete 300 training hours and sit for the exam to become a certified dog trainer next year. I specialize in dogs-especially rescues -with anxiety and leash aggression. I have a strong love for large and “breed restricted” dogs such as “Pitt Bulls”/ Bully breeds, Rottweiler, Mastiffs, etc.

I volunteer with the Alexandria Dog World Rescue and to date have helped train and place several dogs for them into loving homes.

My promise to you: I will love and treat your dog like he or she is my own. Your dog will never be left alone for more than 4 hours/6 hours max (rare). You will return to a relaxed dog and a mess-free home. My student lifestyle allows me to provide extra attention your dog may need while you are away, as this can be a high stress time for a dog. When you return home, you will know your dog was well cared for.

Services I provide (these are flexible and will be modified based on the specific needs of your dog(s):

Walking/exercise: 30 minutes to 60 minutes. If you have two or more dogs that require different exercise levels, let me know and I can tailor a visit so everyone’s needs are met.

Training (can be done in conjunction with a walk or overnight stay as may be appropriate for training to help with leash aggression, pulling, jumping, etc.).

In home/overnight stays – I will stay over with your pup. If your pup is used to sleeping in bed with you, let me know and I will also allow it.


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Can administer oral medicine
Can administer injected medicine
Post-surgical pets
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets that require medicine
  • Separation anxiety
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Leash Pulling
  • Advanced senior issues
  • Aggressive behavior

Elisa M.

10 Reviews
2 Repeat Guests
$35/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 25 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Availability

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  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated March 13, 2017

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Services & Rates

House Sitting Overnight At Your Home
$35 /night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 2 - 4 hours/day
  • Willing to travel 8 miles
Dog Walking
$20 /half-hour
$40 /hour
  • Willing to travel 8 miles
Check-ins
$20 /visit
  • Willing to travel 3 miles
Training
$40 /hour
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10 Reviews
Extremely happy with Elisa! My dogs loved her, she was tidy and made sure they got lots of love and exercise! Highly recommend!
Elisa was awesome! She showed up on time and was patient while it took me awhile to get going. I was a little frantic because I was running late but she took my dogs right away and played with them which occupied them and allowed me to finish she took my dogs right away and played with them which occupied them and allowed me to finish packing. She sent pictures and updates throughout the visit which I appreciated very much. We can't wait to have her over again.
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Those of us who love our dogs know how hard it can be to find a dog sitter we trust - well, look no further. Elisa has a natural ability to treat and care for pets as though they were her own, and to do so while keeping the family informed and at care for pets as though they were her own, and to do so while keeping the family informed and at ease. While you hope nothing goes wrong while you are away, if it does, Elisa is that rare person I'd trust to handle it.

We have two large rescue mutts who are sweet but can sometimes be a bit of a handful. However, they're usually in perfect health. When we left for vacation, one of them had what we thought was very minor scratch on her lip (a vet in the family had told us it was no big deal and did not require treatment just days before we left). To make a long story short, our poor dog ended up with a serious infection and Elisa not only realized something bad was going on but arranged for the vet visit and subsequent treatment with complete confidence, so when we got home, Laika was already on the mend.

While a medical issue is the last thing you want to happen when you're thousands of miles away, we knew our dogs were in the best possible hands. We would say that Elisa took care of our dogs the way we would have done, except she also has a background in dog behavior and some medical knowledge, so they were probably even better off. I don't even want to think about what could have happened if they had been with someone else.

Simply put, Elisa did a phenomenal job and we would recommend her to anyone!
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