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Elizabeth T.

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25 Reviews
18 Repeat Guests
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  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 15 minutes
  • 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

Elizabeth's Resident Pets

Bernese Mountain Dog
7 yr 7 mo old
Miniature Schnauzer
6 yr 7 mo old
Bernese Mountain Dog
0 yr 4 mo old
Other Pets & Animals: Cats

Elizabeth's House

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Children at home (Under 5 years old)
Medium Yard
100% fenced & locked
Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside

About Elizabeth

7 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
EFFECTIVE 8/15/2016 - New rates and policies for pick up and drop off, meet and greet required prior to booking for first time guests, documentation now required for Rabies, Distemper and Bordetella vaccines, and a current flea preventative. Returning guests, please message me for a custom quote!

Hi! And welcome to Grand Tails. Our family would love to watch your furry friend while you are away on vacation, those pesky work trips, and long work days. We are a family of 4 humans, 3 dogs and 2 cars. My husband works full time at Boeing on the swing shift, and I am primarily a stay at home mom to our two little ones, I do have more than 7 years of professional pet care experience, and I have had animals in my home all of my life . Our son is almost 3, and loves dogs. He is always saying hi and giving gentle loves to them (he does not pull ears, tails or fur), our daughter is a year and a half and is a little more reserved around the dogs. We are every vigilant with the interactions between dogs and kids as a safety precaution and no one is left unattended together. I do go do pet visits and dog walks in the late morning before my husband heads into work in the afternoon, and I am primarily home in the afternoons with the kiddos, there may be one night a week that I am out of the house for a few hours.

Tucker and Trixie are a bit over bearing and vocal when a new friend comes over, but after the initial “sniff fest” they settle down and prefer to watch everyone else play and be the mediators. Our puppy will be a different story I am sure, he will be joining our family at the end of August. I can assure you that he will be as sweet as can be and well socialized early on with all the friends that stay with us of all shapes and sizes. We do have two kitties, but they live in our Master Bedroom, and do not have any contact with guest dogs.

We do require that your dog be crate trained for sleep and while we are out of the house, we currently have one kennel for a small dog, and we ask that you provide the crate upon drop off. When we are home dogs have free reign of our downstairs and get as many potty breaks as needed, when its nice outside the backyard is also available for hanging out or playing with friends. We have found that when dogs have a space they can call their own while they stay with us that it helps everyone to settle in, and sleep through the night. Sometimes having too many friends is just too much fun!

A typical day in our house starts between 8-9 with a trip outside to do business, followed by breakfast and another potty break, or playtime outside weather permitting. Late morning and afternoons are spent playing or lounging around the house. We will be scheduling small group trips to a quiet fenced doggy park to run out pent up energy a few days a week, please let me know if this is something you would like your dog to do during their stay. Evenings are started with dinner, and a potty break, then some one on one snuggles after the kiddos head to bed for the night. We are night owls, so they are able to play and lounge out of their crates until at least 11pm when we head to bed.

We do accommodate more than one family at a time, with a maximum of 5 dogs in addition to our dogs. We have lots of experience separating dogs if necessary in our home. If you have any concerns or requests that your dog be the only one we have during a stay, please message me and we can further discuss availability, accommodations and fees.

We require a meet and greet for new clients prior to confirming a reservation to ensure that we are a good fit for your dog, and that your dog is a good fit for our home and lifestyle. Meet and greets will be conducted at the Kelly’s Latte’s Dog Park in Kent off of 132nd AVE SE at an agreed upon time. This is a great way for everyone to get to know each other on neutral ground, and it is easier to chat about the specifics of care while new friends get to play. I will always have my dogs at meet and greets.

Please be aware that until our puppy is neutered next October (2017) that we will be unable to accept any non-spayed females, NO exceptions. I will also need to be sure that any non-neutered males will not be aggressive at the meet and greet.

One evening each weekend we have a family dinner. Pick up and drop off will need to be done before we go to dinner (1pm) or after we get home(8pm).

Pick up times at the end of a stay after 1pm will be charged $15 for Daycare on the last day. Please arrange this before confirming a reservation.

Ask me about a bath before pick up, pick up and drop off services, and scheduling 30 minute walks during your dogs stay with us!!

If you opt for a bath before pick up there isn’t an addition Daycare fee for pickup after 1pm.

Holiday Rates (+ $5 per night/per dog) will be used on the following holidays : New Years Eve, New Years Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day

We do offer special rates for stays lasting more than 10 nights!


Here is a list of items to bring with you at drop off :
Favorite Bone/Toy
Proof of Vaccines and date of most recent flea prevention

Please feel free to message me with any questions or concerns regarding a potential stay with us! We look forward to meeting you and your furry friends!!
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Elizabeth T.

Online Now!
25 Reviews
18 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 15 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:


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  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated December 8, 2016


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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Elizabeth's Home
$28 /night
  • Watches up to 5+ dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 2 - 4 hours/day
  • 5+ potty breaks/day
  • 1 walk/day
  • Pets will sleep in a crate
Daycare At Elizabeth's Home
$23 /day
  • Watches up to 5 dogs/day
Dog Walking
$15 /half-hour
$25 /hour
  • Willing to travel 15 miles
$20 /visit
  • Willing to travel 15 miles
$75 /bath
$10 each way
  • Willing to travel 25 miles
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25 Reviews
Elizabeth was nice and very accommodating, especially during the holidays. Unfortunately I don't think I will be taking Griz back. Griz's bed, crate and food/water bowls had his blood all over them when I picked him up. His nose was torn open on something and it bled everywhere. There was no attempt to clean it up or treat the nose that I could see. Additionally, he came back panicked and skittish which took a few days to overcome at home. I had brought Griz here before and he came home in good spirits but I could not in good conscience take him back based on this last experience.
Elizabeth was very accommodating with meeting dates/times. Unfortunately our pup's bed was completely urine stained when we got her back, and she had never before wet the bed (and previously she has easily been alone for 4hrs). Also, it would have been nice to get some kind of communication during the 6 days our pup was there, just to know all was well.
Excellent alternative to a kennel. Elizabeth is super easy to work with.
I appreciate the great reliability and communication Elizabeth provides for taking care of my dog Mason. Mason is very important to me as most people's pets are, and it is great to know I can rely on Mason being treated if he was her own dog.
Many thanks Elizabeth for taking great care of Mason!
We really like her and for sure we will try to use her again if ever we need to go on vacation again.
Elizabeth is very welcoming and loves her charges! My dog came home happy and well loved.
Elizabeth was great! She had other dogs at the same time as our puppy, Daisy and I think Daisy had a ton of fun. It made me so happy to know that she wasn't missing us every day that we were gone.
We would only accept the best care for our Puggle, Lulu, and Elizabeth completely satisfied us. You can expect excellent communication, fair prices, and quality care for your dog, too. Thank you!
Elizabeth took great care of Teddy.
Available & great listener. Answered everything I had to ask:)
Professional service at host's home, far better than leaving our dog in the kennel. She was flexible with drop off and pick up time which was a super great help! Would book with her again.
Great dog friendly environment! Easy scheduling and accommodating to tight time frames. Will definitely use again for future needs!
Angel's stay was excellent!
Chuck had a great time at Liz's over the holidays. Liz was great about keeping in touch, and she quickly replied to my questions and texts to her. I was also pleased to see a picture of my dog from her, and would have liked to see even more. Liz also let me know how my dog was interacting with the other dogs at her home, and reassured me that Chuck as comfortable and happy there. We're very pleased and would use Liz again!
Our experience with Elizabeth was fantastic! She was extremely prompt with replying to messages and reservation requests. We booked very last minute during the holidays and had to change our pick up time twice the day of (due to air travel). Through all of it Elizabeth was very courteous and understanding. Our dog is just out if puppy hood and still has tons of energy; Elizabeth's family and house catered very well do our dogs needs. When I picked up my dog he greeted me with excitement and then went straight back to playing with Elizabeth's dogs (who played very well with other dogs). He slept for a solid day after his stay. I will definitely be using Elizabeth again for future dog sitting.
Great experience, thank you! Brody and Sasha will visit again.
Elizabeth is supper friendly and is totally set up to care for dogs. Nice size, fenced yard for them to run in as well.
It is obvious Elizabeth is an animal lover. She took great care of Daisy while we were away. We would definitely leave her with Elizabeth again.
We left Balor and Lacey with Elizabeth for two weeks. They both came home happy and healthy. We were initally concerned leaving them for so long but Elizabeth was great and put us at ease. We even got photo updates!
The experience was great. Cooper was very tired from the weekend so that is always a plus. It sounded like he was great with Elizabeth and they had no issues.
Elizabeth was fantastic with our lab Kashi. We were gone for a month and Kashi had a great time. When I picked Kashi up, she was relaxed, happy and well taken care of. I highly recommend Elizabeth for excellent care and attention.
Elizabeth was great with our Daisy! She was flexible and it was so nice that she could also groom our fur baby so that when we picked her up at the days end she was not only tired out but nice and clean!
Elizabeth was great with my puppy for daycare!
Very friendly and family oriented which made Athena feel at home. Athena was exercised and had a chance to socialize with other dogs. Elizabeth is on the spot with email/calls and keeps you in the loop for any and all of your needs.
Great experience! Amazing nice people, very flexible. They`re dogs are so sweet and friendly. My dog Syrus had an amazing time!
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