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Elise L.

34 Reviews
16 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 30 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
All Ages OK
Must Be Vaccinated

Elise's Resident Pets

Labrador Retriever
5 yr 6 mo old

Elise's Apartment

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Outdoor area
Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside
Great for senior pets

About Elise

8 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
My name is Elise, my sweet pup is Nala and your furry best friend will be staying with two of the biggest dog lovers out there - my boyfriend, Jack, and me! We live in a fun and dog friendly apartment on Paulina Street in Wicker Park. Your dog will be thoroughly entertained - they will have the canine companionship of my dog plus Jack and I have alternating work schedules so someone is almost always home with the dogs and if not, we have a dog walker from Wicker Pet that comes over to hang with and walk the pups. We take long walks through the neighborhood and frequent dog parks if that suits our guest. They get tons of treats, belly rubs, and a warm bed and person to snuggle with each night!

History: Established in 2012

I grew up in a small petting zoo of sorts on the NW side of Chicago with four dogs (2 yellow labs, a basset hound, and a cocker spaniel) plus a plethora of felines (my mother may or may not be a crazy cat lady!) When I moved into my own place, I was experiencing a bit of "empty nest syndrome" - I turned to dog sitting to fill the void and began this fun business in May of 2012. I loved the company of my canine guests so much that I ended up adopting a dog of my own from PAWS Chicago shortly after in November of 2012. Book a stay with my dog Nala and me in Wicker Park - I am confident you will not regret it!

My home is a great place for dog boarding as a friendly alternative to a cold, crowded dog kennel. I am willing to watch dogs of all sizes, from 10 lbs all the way up to 100+ lbs. Selecting me as your dog sitter will guarantee your dog a minimum of 3 walks per day and lots of love. I am comfortable administering medication (if needed) and am flexible in terms of special feeding cycles, habits, and dietary restrictions.
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Can administer oral medicine
Can administer injected medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Leash Pulling

Elise L.

34 Reviews
16 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 30 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:


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  • Booked
  • Last updated February 20, 2017


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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Elise's Home
$40 /night
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 2 - 4 hours/day
  • 3-4 potty breaks/day
  • 3+ walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
$10 each way
  • Willing to travel 5 miles
34 Reviews
Elise was wonderful. Vito loved his vacay time and I was able to be out of town without any worry. I will use Elise again in the future.
Elise was awesome! She watched my two dogs for ten days over the holidays. She communicated frequently and responded to messages quickly. She sent me lots of cute pictures. She was very flexible with pickup and drop-off times. You can tell she genuinely loves dogs!
Elise was great with Jasper and very responsive. Highly recommend!
Elise was great! She communicated with me frequently throughout Margot's stay, and treated her like a queen. I would love to book another stay with Elise when I'm in need of a doggie sitter! Thanks for taking such great care of my pup!!
Elise is a great dog sitter! Ivy always enjoys her stays
Great job as always! Ivy had a great time
Walter had a blast over Memorial Day weekend with Elise and Nala. Elise kept us updated with photos and text messages which was a great touch. She did a great job getting Walter exercise and social interaction every day. We 100% recommend Elise as a trusting and loving option for a doggy vacay.
Elise was a great host to work with from start to finish! You can tell she genuinely cares about the dogs and enjoys their stay. She sent adorable pictures and my dog, Stanley, looked like he was having a great time! Elise was very flexible with the pick-up and drop-off times, which is appreciated. I would definitely recommend Elise and hope to use her again in the future!
Elise is such an awesome sitter for Rogan. She takes pictures, sends reports, takes him on frequent trips to the dog park and even went out of her way to drop him off at my house when our schedules for pickup didn't quiet align. She's awesome!
Elise and her dog Nala are awesome. Great pics on a daily basis, and my Alfred looked like he was having so much fun. When I picked him up he was completely tuckered out and slept all day. Highly recommended dog sitter!
Elise was amazing! She helped me coordinate an early drop off and Rogan even came home with a new bone!
Elise was absolutely wonderful with our 3 month old puppy, Britton! We were a bit apprehensive as we had never left her with anyone before but Elise quickly put our minds at ease. She was so sweet when we initially met her and it was obvious that Britton liked her right away and felt comfortable with her. Elise maintained contact throughout our whole trip and updated us with texts, emails, and a lot of PICTURES! Britton enjoyed running in dog parks, visiting Elise's family members and playing with Elise's dog Nala. Elise even took Britton to Indiana where she got to run on a quiet beach in the sand for the first time! When we picked Britton up, it was clear she and Elise had formed a close bond and that they had a blast together! Britton was also noticeably exhausted and slept for a long time once she got home! We will definitely be using Elise again!!!
Thanks Elise, Ivy came back very happy. Thanks for being so accommodating.
This was the second time we booked with Elise and she did a wonderful job, as usual! We know that when Leroy stays with Elise, he will come back healthy and happy!
Our dachshund Louis had a great time staying with Elise and her family, and dog Nala. I received regular photo updates showing him playing in the park, and relaxing at their place. We know they took excellent care of him, and would be very happy for him to stay there again.
Elise was awesome! She was able to watch Heidi on a short notice, fast at communicating, and sent adorable pictures of Heidi's stay. She even went out of her way to pick Heidi up and drop her off. Such a fabulous host and I hope Heidi can stay with her again!
Elise was amazing! She watched our dog for a really long stay while we were on our honeymoon. She sent us pictures everyday which I really appreciated since we had never left our dog for more than a few days. It was great to know that Addison was being well taken care of and having so much fun playing! Our dog is very high energy but when we got her home she slept for days!
Our little Fitzroy had his first sleepover at Elise and he loved it. Elise is great sitter who treats the guest as one of her own dogs and Nala is a great companion. We got updated with texts and photos on how he is doing which is such a nice thing. Not only was he great taken care of, did get lots of exercise but he was in really loving environment with Elise and her siblings. I am sure an overprotective dog mommy (aren't we all?) and now I feel as good as is possible about leaving our dog with her when we go on vacation at the end of the month because I know he will be in good hands.
Elise is amazing! The dogs love her and seemed to have a great time. Elise kept us posted with pictures and individualized updates. She treats all dogs like they are her own. We cannot recommend her enough.
Elise was wonderful with my puppy! She took great care of him, including trips to the dog park, and sent me adorable photo updates during his stay. He came home absolutely exhausted from playing with her and her dog. Will definitely be going back to Elise! :)
Elise is a fantastic dog-sitter for our Goldendoodle Roxy. She is very flexible with pickup and drop off times and gives Roxy plenty of play time outdoors which she loves. Whenever we bring her over, she races up the stairs to play with her friends, which is the best sign in my view!
Elise absolutely exceeded my expectations during my dog (Zula's) stay with her! Zula is already asking when she can go back :)

My favorite part - which assuaged any nervousness I had about leaving my dog somewhere else - was all the pictures she sent! I received over 5 pictures and messages during just a 1 night stay. It made my day! :) This was so much better than the boarding facilities I have tried, who simply cannot offer the same kind of individualized attention and communication that Elise was able to provide.

She kept me updated every few hours on what Zula was doing and details of her stay. I could see just by looking at the pictures that Zula was having a blast! It not only made us smile, we were able to enjoy our "dogless" day without worrying and with total peace of mind :)

Elise's communication was excellent and prompt at every step of the way - she responded quickly to questions and was flexible to arrange a last-minute Meet-N-Greet on short notice. It is clear her brother and sister also love dogs - I loved knowing that Zula had not only one host to give her lots of love, but really three! This also makes scheduling drop-off and pick-ups even easier as there are several people available to be home when needed. Elise's dog Nala is adorable as well.

I really appreciated that they took Zula to the nearby park multiple times and really provided the dogs a chance to have fun and play around, instead of just short walks.

Zula was bouncing with happiness when we picked her up, and slept for about 2 days straight afterwards...a perfect dog stay experience if you ask me! :) I know she is looking forward to more time at Elise's place.
I can be a bit of an overprotective dog mama, so it's so nice to know my pup has a great place to stay when I go out of town! Elise was wonderful!
We were blown away with Elise's caring and responsible personality. She always sent us text messages and emailed photos of our pup having a blast at her house and at the park. We didn't have to worry about our pup while we were out of town because we realized what great hands he was in. We highly recommend her as an amazing sitter and would use her again!
Chewie LOVED Elise! You can tell right away that Elise loves all dogs, and her resident dog, Nala, was a wonderful playmate for Chewie.
Elise saved the day when I was unexpected "snowed out" of Chicago and couldn't return to pick up Ollie. She and the lovable Nala made Ollie feel right at home. He was so happy when I picked him up! He had a great vacay.
Elisa was awesome with our dog Briggs! He came back happy and completely pooped from playing in the snow with her dog Nala. We will definitely be reaching back out to Elise next time we need a sitter.
Elise was great as expected. We've booked her in the past & used her for a day care booking. She's super flexible & Leroy is a happy camper! Looking forward to our next stay!
Elise L couldn't have done any better! She and her roommates treated our nervous and separation anxiety Chloe with love and attention. And email pics every day made the separated adults have a much better trip. Thanks to Elise, Hannah and Sam.
Had a great first experience! Elise and her siblings were great hosts; you could tell they loved animals, had a nice apartment, and my dog was exhausted upon pickup.
Elise and her siblings were great with Toby. Elise accepted our reservation on short notice and was very flexible with us in scheduling meet-up times as well as pickup and drop off. She sent us several photo updates of Toby having a blast on his vacay. We will definitely ask Elise to care for Toby again next time we are out of town.
Elise was absolutely wonderful & based on the pictures & email updates provided, I'm confident that Leroy was in the best hands. Leroy came back to us heathy, happy & relaxed (and I rarely call Leroy "relaxed"). I'd book with her again in a heartbeat.
Elise was sweet and wonderful and I will definitely be using her again.
Elise was great with our dog. So much so, that he didnt want to leave when I came to pick him up. She sent us pictures and was extremely accommodating with our schedule. I would highly recommend using Elise.
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