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Elias R.

85 Reviews
42 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 5 minutes
  • 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
Pit Bull - American Pit Bull Terrier

Elias's Resident Pets

8 yr 9 mo old
8 yr 9 mo old
Other Pets & Animals: Cats

Elias's House

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Large Yard
100% fenced & locked
Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside

About Elias

15 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
UPDATE: I am only available on the weekends. Friday-Sunday. Drop offs must be after 6:00 pm on Fridays, and pick up must be before 7:00 am on Mondays

Hi my name is Elias and I would love to take care of your furry loved ones(: I am a full-time college student, and I recently graduated Lone Star College and was able to do so debt free because of dog sitting! I am currently studying at University of Houston - Victoria. I have been dog sitting for almost 2 years now and it has been a blast! I have met so many wonderful dogs and people. I just love my job. Please message me with any questions you may have. Look forward to speaking with you!
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Can administer oral medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Separation anxiety
  • Leash Pulling

Elias R.

85 Reviews
42 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 5 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:


  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated February 14, 2017


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Course 101 Graduate
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Course 102 Graduate
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Disaster Relief
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Premium Pet Insurance, 24/7 Customer Support and Daily Photo Updates!

Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Elias's Home
$30 /night
  • Watches up to 4 dogs/night
  • Dogs will never be left unattended
  • 5+ potty breaks/day
  • 2 walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
Daycare At Elias's Home
$30 /day
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/day
$20 /visit
  • Willing to travel 7 miles
$15 each way
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
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85 Reviews
This was a great experience and Elias provided pics showing how well our pup was playing with his dog. We will definitely use him again! Thanks
Perfect for me!!
This was our first time using dogvacay and Elias was very helpful during the process. We did a meet and greet session, it was really nice to meet Elias and his dogs. During the days that we were out of town and our dog was with Elias we got text messages and pictures from Elias to keep us up to date. And when we pick up Zack he was calmer and happier than when we kept him at the kennel. I highly recommend Elias.
Just okay.
Elias was great with Cooper. He has a big yard for her to play in- which she played in a LOT, amind sent us pictures and updates every day of how Coop was doing. Five stars for a reason.
My very large (92 lb) lab/dane mix had a great stay. Elias was very flexible with our dropoff and pickup requests. He made it all very easy for us.
Elias was very patient, and warm with my two huskies. They received much needed walks and interactions during our vacation. I would recommend him to any dog owner in the same area.
Elias did a great job! He came to my house and fed, spent time, and played with my 3 dogs. I came back to happy dogs and my house just as I left it. Thanks you Elias
My dogs have stayed with Elias twice now for a total of 12 days and there is not a better sitter to leave your dogs with. My dogs came back well fed, exercised, and happy! I felt like Elias treated them as if they were his own dogs and I will definitely use Elias as our dog sitter again in the future.
My experience was great. I will definitely use Elias and DogVacay again!
As always Elias was wonderful with my puppy JJ.
Our Bella doesn't do well in kennel boarding and Elias made her feel right at home! He sent pictures to let us know how she was doing and made the stress of leaving her so much easier. If I could give more stars I would! A++++
We used DogVacay for the first time. Elias took a good care of our dog. He was quick in all replies, kept us updating with pictures and emails. We will definitely be using Elias in the future.
A friendly and caring host. Took great care of my dog. Met him before our first stay and the visit was very relaxed and comfortable. When we came back to drop doggie off for his vacay, doggie knew where he was a got very excited. Sent pics during the stay and a courteous follow-up afterwards. Highly recommend.
Elias was wonderful with Daisy. He sent texts and photo updates everyday. He even got her to sleep in a kennel at night, which I have yet been able to do. She was loved on and played with in a nice back yard. I would definitely recommend Elias and Daisy will be visiting again. Thanks.
Elias was awesome with Faith! He was in constant communication with us over the weekend keeping us updated. Faith somehow cut her back foot while outside and he even shaved, and doctored her wound, kept her comfortable and taken care of! We will definitely be using Elias the next time we go on vacation!
This was our first time using Dog Vacay. The process was easy from beginning to end. We were very happy with Elias. He was prompt in all replies, great at communicating with us and flexible and friendly. He sent picture and email updates during our trip. Our dog does not typically do well with strangers, but he had a great week with Elias. We will definitely use Elias in the future!
Elias is wonderful!! I would highly recommend him! He is always very polite, keeps me up to date with how Rebel is doing, and has always been accommodating when my pick-up time changes when I go away on business trips!
Elias was quick to respond. We had 3 dogs stay with him over Memorial Day weekend and they loved it.
Elias is a great dog sitter! My German shepherd loves it there, and I love the comfort I have being away from my pet!
Elias - dependable, great attitude, easy to work with. 5 stars without hesitation.
Dependable and friendly!
Great guy and great place our dog to stay! I definitely recommend!
Took my five month old german shepherd to Elias and let me just say how happy and comfortable I felt leaving my baby with him. He also send me pictures and updates on how he was doing through out the day but better yet JJ my puppy loved being there. Thank You very much Elias
We were boarding our pup for the first time and were nervous but after watching how Elias handled our dog meeting other dogs, we felt better about how things would happen. He sent photos and text updates showing the fun that she was having and how she was doing which made my kids SO happy.
My wife and I were very pleased with Elias, he was very good with Tex & Daisy. My wife was very impressed with how Elias kept us posted on how they were doing. We will keep Elias in mind the next time we need a sitter
Our dog Patton seemed really comfortable and happy with his stay with Elias. Elias did a great job of keeping us updated with pictures while we were out of town. We would definitely use him again!
Ilias is very accomadating and friendly to work with. I will continue to have him watch my pups!
If I could give Elias 10 stars I would! I had 4 dogs at the time, and one of them is very "picky" as to who he likes. He liked Elias right away! I will definitely be booking again!
Elias R was a perfect place to house my dog while I had to go out of town on an emergency. He took excellent care of my dog and sent messages to me and photos to show me that my dog was ok while I was out of town. I had to rush out of town on a family emergency and it was nice to know I did not have to worry about my dog who I love dearly. I would use him again in a second, and refer him easily to anyone who has a dog looking for a place while you go out of town.
Thank you so much for taking good care of our BIG baby.
Elias did awesome,
Elias did great , had no worries.
Elias did awesome as always
Elias was amazing with my three girls!! :) I couldn't have asked for anyone better and more so, for someone who my girls were so comfortable with!! I received updates and photos while I was away, giving me comfort knowing that everything was ok and that they were doing wonderful!! I will definitely use Elias again when I'm out of town!! Thank you so much again Elias!! :)
Fantastic service! He has accommodated every request I had. Easy to work with and has patience for all the questions I had.
Elias was awesome and accommodated all our needs! Our dogs absolutely loved him, and we didn't come home to any accidents. He texted pictures of our fur babies to us every day, so we had peace of mind that they were being taken care of. I highly recommend his services!
Elias is the best dog sitter that you can entrust your fur baby to BY FAR!!!! I have used Elias on multiple occasions for more than a year now and I am always amazed by his attention to detail. He takes such good care of my three pups. He knows each one of the individually. He knows all of their weird little quirks and works with them. He takes such good care of my pups it's like he is family. Genuinely I have no worries when they are with him. He ALWAYS sends picture updates to make me smile. He cares about them if they are not well. He has cared for my pups when ill and hurt and done an AWESOME job medicating and accommodating their very special dietary needs. He is flexible with pick up and drop off times. When you pick up he gives you a nice report of their day and how they did. He is TRULY a good person inside and out. He sets the standard for me.He is always my first choice.
I must take the time to tell everyone that I have used Elias now twice for my dogs vacay. I have to say I was very impressed with his commitment to making sure my baby boy was well cared for and safe. I have a show dog, and of course like everyone would be, I was concerned that he would get along with their dogs, and any others he may be watching at the time. Elias assured me he would be fine and he was. I was especially concerned over the Thanksgiving holiday, because he was maxed out with dogs that week-end. Everything went off without a hitch, and he was still able to send us a pic of our Dog looking very happy. I would not hesitate to recommend him to others, and will definitely use him again. Sorry Elias, it took me so long to write this review. I got caught up in the holidays, but felt compelled to let everyone know we were happy with you and so was Henry. Thanks again, and HAPPY NEW YEARS TO YOU AND YOUR FAMILY!
-Jo Ann-
I highly recommend Elias. He genuinely cares about our dog, and keeps me updated each week with photos or text message reports about how Sawyer's walk was "today".
Elias was very accomodating when he kept our two pups over the thanksgiving holiday! Kept me updated with how they were doing and sent pics of them playing in the yard. I knew my dogs would be well taken care of. He was flexible in the drop off and pickup times, I even extended the stay one more night no problem; he just sent a quote for another day. I've already scheduled their next stay with Elias. Gives me piece of mind that I am able to have someone keep a good eye on my dogs when i go out of town or have busy work schedule.
Great experience with Elias watching my 6 month old shih tzu, Gilbert while I was out of town for Thanksgiving! Because I was traveling my pick up and drop off times needed to be a little flexible and he was very willing to accommodate. Daily pictures and updates were great! Will come back if I need someone to watch my fur baby again!
When I switched from working from home for the past eight years, to working a full-time in-office job, I was most concerned with my 5 year old PomChi mix "Sawyer's" well being and contentment. Elias has been a lifesaver! He communicates well. Texts me happy dog (and cat!) photos. Seems to genuinely care about our dog, and provides excellent consistent care.
We had to have someone watch our Great Dane and St Bernard for the day while we had a backyard wedding. We couldn't have Carly in everyone's faces all day. Figured we would try Dogvacay and see what happened. Found Elias as he was close by. Took the dogs over to his house on a meet and great and felt comfortable right away. They have two adorable English bulldogs that our Great Dane loved playing with. On the day of the wedding, Elias was very flexible on drop off and pick up times. He sent texts throughout the day showing us what our girls were up to. Our girls were well taken care off and seemed to have fun. We will definitely use Elias again when we need overnight care in the future.
Elias did great with our buds! He sent plenty of pictures and made sure to let me know when he was arriving and leaving my house. Definitely will use Elias again! Book him up guys, he's great!
Elias was wonderful! Rebel had a blast playing with his other dogs and came home tired and ready for a long sleep! Elias was super helpful when my pick up time kept changing due to Houston traffic! I will definitely be sending Rebel back for fun while I'm stuck at work!
Oh my goodness. I can't even begin to say how thankful I am for Elias walking my dogs during the day. With my job, we have busy seasons twice a year, and during that time my girls would've been in the cage while I worked overtime. The first day Elias walked the girls, he sent me pictures of them and they were totally worn out from playing. You can tell a difference in the afternoons when I get home. I'm so thankful for the way that Elias loves on my babies and would recommend him to anyone. Seriously, one of the best blessing for my girls.
Sorry this took so long! Elias is great! Our dogs are happy to be there. We never worry about them and it is so great to get pictures every day when we can't be with our pups! Thanks!
We had our dog stay with Elias last year and I just logged back on to see I had never left him a review.

He was great with our dog and if it was up to her I think she would have stayed another week. He text us several times and sent pictures to keep us updated.

Great experience!
I cannot say enough about Elias and Leslie. They are fabulous and I won't leave my pups with anyone else. My boys always come home happy and worn out from all the fun they had, and Elias is fantastic about sending updates and pictures throughout their stay.
Always love having Elias and Leslie watch our dogs, we know they are in good hands and takes any worries away.
Elias is great taking care of my dog, I will highly recommend him.
Looks like Mihik had an awesome time. He was happy and well cared for. Elias and Leslie were amazing and very accommodating!
Our dogs came home happy and wiped out. It seems they had a TON of fun while we were away. Elias was very responsive while we made arrangements for our reservation, and he was always flexible and accommodating. While on our trip, he sent us daily updates which have us tremendous peace of mind to know our dogs were safe, happy, and in capable hands. Couldn't recommend more, we will def look to use Elias and Leslie in the future!
Elias did awesome. We extended our stay and elias was very happy to help us. Kept us updated on the dogs and how they were doing, sent us photos, and also let us know when he was heading over .
Elias did great and especially since it was a last minute emergency and we had to leave out of town. He kept us updated when he went to take my dogs out and as well updated us with photos on how they were doing..
Elias and Leslie did such a great job watching our dogs as well as keeping us updated at all times.. this is why we love to have them dog sit for us because it takes the worry about knowing they are being taken care of.
Elias is very good person and take care of the pepper very well, I will consider Elias for my summer vacations.
Like any parent, we look for the best for our kids. I'm glad that I came across Elias & Leslie. We had our meet and greet yesterday and they were exceptional! They were able to accommodate the meet and greet to fit my schedule, which was late in the evening. I was particularly interested in the daycare services as I work long hours at times and don't want to leave my baby girl alone for so long. They were able to fit my baby girl in their schedule for the very next day (short notice on my behalf). Additionally, they are very close to were I live so this is a huge plus for me. I can easily drop-off and pick-up without a hassle. I was concerned at first, as expected, it was my first time using their services but they are exceptional at giving you feedback. They kept me informed thru out the day by sending me pictures and updates, which allowed me to have some peace of mind at work since I knew my baby girl was being well taken care off. That to me is priceless. Another plus for me is that they are very accommodating and truly work with you in terms of scheduling. I will certainly continue to use their services, they are truly excellent.
We left our Border Collie Brenna with Elias & Leslie for 16 days for our vacation. We were reassured when we took Brenna to Elias' house as Brenna had no hesitation in going in, and while she did look round to see where we were she soon settled in. Elias kept us updated with photos and messages while we were away. When we picked Brenna up she was fine. Obviously glad to see us but we could tell she had been happy during her stay. We will definitely use Elias & Leslie again.
As usual, Elias and Leslie did an awesome job taking care of our pups. Even though we no longer live in Katy we will continue to take our dogs to Elias and Leslie whenever we go out of town because we know we can trust them and have a worry-free vacation.
Definitely 5 stars from us! Would highly recommend Elias & Leslie.... So much so, we have just booked another stay for our Cockapoo, Holly. The service we received from our initial enquiry through until we collected Holly was excellent. Elias sent several pictures each day of her stay too and she always looked so relaxed and happy.
As usual, Elias was wonderful! We don't trust anyone else with our pups! We recently moved from Katy to Sugar Land but still take our pups to Elias because he's so wonderful and the dogs have so much fun while they're with him!
Last minute booking, they are so accommodating!
Elias and Leslie were fantastic as always. I can see how comfortable and happy my Rhodesian Ridgeback is when I pick him up and he is still following Elias around up and down the stairs. I am so lucky they have been available for Frisco when I go out of town, I can go on vacay without guilt!
They were awesome with Gage. Elias sent me updates and pics so it was easy to see how much fun they were having. Can't wait to use them again! Great service and Gage was a happy dog!
This is our second vacay with Elias and Leslie. The dogs were familiar with their surroundings and the transition went very smoothly. Our dogs felt as if they were at home. Thanks again, Elias, Leslie, Cookie and Dozer!
From the minute I filled out a request for a reservation to when I picked my dog up everything was absolutely perfect. We were extremely hesitantand nervous but seriously it was a mind blowing experience. I trust Elias with my children he did such a great job. I am a real customer posting a real review and I am very happy
I've used Elais a couple of times. He is wonderful, very accommodating and Molly runs to the house, without so much as a good bye, when we pull up. Once I had some unexpected things come up while at work. He picked up Molly from my house and brought her over to his. Couldn't ask for more!
This is our second time with Dog Vacay and our first time with Elias and Leslie. This trip was 2 weeks and All I can say is we felt so good about leaving them in such a fun place! We have 2 dogs, one a 60 lb lab/pit and a 45 lb mix. The pictures we would get while we were away were hysterical! Our dogs are very social and they got along great with Cookie the English Bulldog, who decided to get cozy with Rosie and Cali in their large crate! It was dog way of saying you are welcome, what's mine is yours and vice versa! I will never board in a kennel after using Dog Vacay. Thank you, Elias and Leslie, for giving us peace of mind, as well as a few laughs, with our pups!
I give Elias and Leslie 5 stars. They are outstanding hosts and my dog Frisco is just absolutely stress free when I pick him up. I will definitely ask them to watch him again, and would recommend them to anyone.
This is our second time to have our two rambunctious dogs stay with Elias and we still have absolutely no complaints. Each time we've left them with Elias it has been last minute (like asking the day before) and he's always been more than happy to take them. The dogs are happy and worn out when we pick them up and he sends pictures while we're away. We will continue to use Elias as our dog sitter for as long as we need one.
This was my second request to have Elias & Leslie watch over my dogs. They are so great at keeping contact as well as sending photos throughout the day which eases our minds knowing our dogs are in good hands. I love that they come to see the digs before we head out to meet them and get know them once again, as well as coming over after to see how things went and also letting us know any details or issues that may have occured. I will be using them more and will encourage anyone else to as well. Both are good sitters. Thank you guys so much!.
Once again, my pups spent a comfy weekend lounging on the sofa and hanging out with Elias and Leslie! I can go out of town knowing they are in a safe, happy environment! I would defiantly recommend them to my friends!
This was our second time to book with Elias and he was just as great this time around as he was the first! Lots of pictures and text updates made us feel like we could enjoy our getaway because we knew our boys were in excellent hands. We're already planning to book with Elias again in March for our next trip!
Elias and Leslie are adorable and so are their puppies! They did a wonderful job of welcoming my two terriers and making them feel at home. You can tell they both have a genuine love of dogs and that let me know my babies were safe with them. I knew my puppies were in a clean, safe home and I could enjoy my weekend away. I will use Elias and Leslie again very soon!
I want to give Elias and Leslie 5 stars but I can't get the rating thing to work... My 9 year old Rhodesian Ridgeback is quirky and doesn't do kennels very well, so finding an alternative was extremely important to me. I mean, this is my best buddy and first fur child, so I was very worried. Elias texted and sent me photos every day showing my beloved pal relaxing and looking very comfortable. When I picked him up to go home, there was no stress shedding or weirdness. I will definitely request their services again in the future!
Oh man. Huge thanks to Elias for watching my two extremely active pups. My lab and pit-mix are both under the age of 2 and crazy-active. We've had friends watch them when we've left town before but because of their quirks and general craziness, voluntary dog-sitters are few and far between. Elias was so sweet and wore them out every day. His bulldogs were great with my dogs and they were so happy when they were picked up. He kept them for 5 days and I didn't hear a single complaint. His pictures were great and kept my dog-mom heart at ease. He's flexible and his yard was great and he had no concerns about catering to my dog's quirks (dogs love to be outside, right? Not mine). If you need someone that will be sweet and caring with your pup, I have no concerns about recommending Elias.
This was our first time leaving our dogs home, Elias did a great job, he came over to meet them the day before so they would not be so nervous. Elias kept me informed all weekend while we were away which made it much easier on us to know our dogs were being taken care of. I will be using Elias a lot more now .
Elias did a tremendous job with my dog. He sent plenty of pictures and when I went to pick her up she ran back inside. We have already talked about our future trips and using him again. I wouldn't think about using anybody else.
I was quite nervous about using Dog Vacay for the first time, but Elias was amazing! He sent me multiple pictures a day so that I could see how my pups were doing and he texted updates about how they were sleeping, eating, etc. throughout my trip. I will definitely be making reservations with him for any future trips we take without our pups.
Elias did a great job caring for our three yorkies while we were on vacation for 11 days! We had not used dogvacay before and were a little concerned. But Elias kept us informed with photos and texts. It was good to see our 3 dogs enjoying their stay with Elias while we were gone. It was very nice that they could be together as that is what they are used to. We would definitely use Elias again.

Thank you so much!
This stay was an extended stay of our first. I wouldn't trust my dogs with anyone else. Elias and his family are amazing and more than accommodating! I will continue to use Elias in the future when we need a sitter for our pups! Thanks again Elias!
Elias was absolutely wonderful! We ended up needing to change our schedule very last minute and he was very accommodating and took the dogs sooner than expected. He asked multiple questions to make sure he knew what my THREE pups needed and we had pictures the next morning! Thank you Elias! I really can't thank you enough.
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