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Elspeth S.

20 Reviews
12 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 35 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
List of Breeds Not Accepted
Pit Bull - American Staffordshire Terrier, Mastiff

Elspeth's Resident Pets

Miniature Bull Terrier
3 yr 4 mo old

Elspeth's Townhome

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

About Elspeth

30 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
I will welcome your dogs into my home where they can run free in my
sunny private 65 x 40 foot fully fenced
backyard that is full of squirrels, bees and other critters to chase.

I am a writer who works at home so I'm home a lot.

Denise, my Miniature Bull Terrier pup, will also welcome your pup into our home.

I provide a very safe environment that includes daily walks and social visits with the warm dog-loving community of Main Street, and meaty bones from our local butcher (if you approve).

You can Skype or Facetime with your dog from anywhere in the world. Just email me and I'll set it up.

I'm limiting my home care to two dogs at a time so your little one will get lots of attention from me.

All dogs must produce current vaccination certificates, including for kennel cough.

I offer a 25% discount for a second dog from the same home.

Every pup who stays with me gets a handmade ceramic bone souvenir to take home, with his/her name on it and a gold star for being such a good dog!

References available on request.
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Can administer oral medicine

Elspeth S.

20 Reviews
12 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 35 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:


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  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated February 20, 2017


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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Elspeth's Home
$50 /night
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 2 - 4 hours/day
  • 5+ potty breaks/day
  • 1 walk/day
  • Pets will sleep in their own beds
Daycare At Elspeth's Home
$30 /day
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/day
$15 each way
  • Willing to travel 15 miles
20 Reviews
Winchester gets so excited to arrive at Elspeth's home. He is spoiled rotten during his Vacay and does not want to leave when we come to pick him up. He sleeps for a day after he comes home because he has played so hard. I love the photo updates I receive throughout the day and I know he is well cared for by a dog expert. Thank you Elspeth and see you again soon!
Elspeth definitely knows our mini bull! While not only teaching our dog to behave better around a pack environment, she loves and cares for Kobie as we would. Very comfortable leaving her with Elspeth and we don't have to worry when we are away. Highly recommended.
We would recommend Elspeth to any dog owner looking for stress free care of their dog.
Elspeth was able to take Ginger at the last minute. Her detailed updates with photos were a great source of comfort to me while I was out of the country. I would definately recommend this service and will be using it again!
Everything was great. Elspeth was fantastic with Fraser. We will definitely book again.
Elspeth has been excellent in looking after our dog.
I love the location, setup and attentive care that she provides and I would not hesitate to recommend her. Our dog is very excited to go and hang out at Elspeth's place and loves her dog Denise. Overall, a fantastic experience.
I would give Elspeth 6 out of 5 stars on the review if I could! She was truly the most amazing dog sitter for my little chihuahuas I've ever had in 12 years. Moving forward, she is the only sitter I'll call. My dogs are older and quite finicky, but Elspeth figured out a way to make them feel comfy and confident the minute they were dropped off. They usually go on a "hunger strike" when I drop them off at a sitter, but not at Elspeth's! She is like a dog whisperer...she figured out a great way to entice them to eat by adding a little hot water to their kibble. Brilliant! She proactively sent me updates and pictures throughout the entire stay. I felt at ease seeing my little ones lounge on her sofa, play in her gated backyard, and be loved by her. When they were picked up, each dog received their very own bone to take home. Elspeth is exceptional and I would HIGHLY recommend her to anyone looking for a kind, responsible, dog loving, AMAZING dog sitter to leave their dog with while they are away. Thanks for everything Elspeth!
always always the best !!! ...her yard and mostly her experience "pawsome" for all size of dogs Stephen
We were on an RV trip from California to Canada, and needed a dog sitter while we were on a cruise to Alaska. We found Elspeth on Dog Vacay and couldn't be happier with our experience. True to the reviews, Elspeth is very knowledgeable about many breeds of dogs. She also has great advice for training as well. Our little Sophie bonded with Denise, Elspeth's bull terrier, and bonded with Elspeth too! She came back to us better behaved, and now willingly sleeps in her crate at night.

Elspeth lives in a quaint neighborhood in Vancouver, and takes the dogs for walks daily. She also has a nice, secure backyard where the dogs can roam freely, and relax when the sun is shinning.

Thank you Elspeth for your loving care of Sophie. We felt able to relax on our cruise knowing she was in good hands. We also appreciated your email updates and photos, and of course the ceramic personalized bone--very nice touch! We highly recommend Elspeth and Dog Vacay when in need of a reliable dog sitter!
Cindi & Jim
Elspeth is wonderful. I know my dog is in experienced hands when he is with her. The daily photos are proof that my dog is relaxed and content.
Elspeth is a fantastic host. She a lovely yard for your dog to enjoy. My two certainly did! Elspeth is great with administering medications and it was evident my dogs were content. I will request her services again, I am sure!
Elspeth is the only person i will leave my precious dogs with! She is extremely knowledgable about dog health and behaviour and my dogs love staying with her (the best test of all). They dragged me to her door the last time i arrived. She was very dedicated to my dogs particular needs. I would highly recommend Elspeth!
We had a great experience with Elspeth as our host. Our dog has a tough time when he stays away from his home so we were happy to see him happy/healthy when we picked him up after three nights with Elspeth. As a host, she was available and helpful with the meet and greet, flexible with drop-off/pick-up times and kept in contact with us while we were away (photos and a couple texts). Her house is very dog-friendly, carpet, outdoor space and lots of cozy spots for Radek to sleep. Elspeth was very attentive to Radek's mood/health/eating habits while he stayed with her, and she also got a good run-down of his needs before we left him. We will definitely use Elspeth next time we are away from home!
My Mowgli gets the royal treatment he deserves from the moment he arrives.. playing freely in Elspeth's garden, stretching out in the afternoon sun and chillaxin on the chaise lounge watching tv.
Excellent. I feel my dog prefers being here while I'm away. I get such a great piece of mind knowing he is with someone he really has a bond with.
My little one loves running around in Elspeth's yard and then when pooped, stretching out on the patio or on the couch in the bright sun room. I have peace of mind knowing that Elspeth is providing the highest standards of care and consideration.
My dog has a BIG personality and Elspeth provides a most loving and safe setting for my little one to be himself. While I was away on vacation, I had peace of mind that my dog was very well cared for!
shes the best !! look no further .....
We have left our dog, Stewart, with Elspeth several times for daycare and we feel very comfortable leaving him there. She has been very accommodating to our crazy drop-off/pick-up times. Clearly Elspeth loves animals, and she has a great space for dogs that Stewart really loves - lots of windows to look out and a great backyard with squirrels to chase.
Wonderful dog sitter with a great space for my pet. Cooper quickly settled in and I left feeling reassured that he would be well looked after and he was. Thanks Elspeth
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