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Elena L.

51 Reviews
24 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 25 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
All Ages OK

Elena's Resident Pets

Other Pets & Animals: Cats

Elena's House

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Outdoor area
100% fenced & locked
Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside
Great for senior pets

About Elena

15 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
Little Dogs' Heaven!
My husband Dennis & I adore pets and have 3 kitties of our own. We have owned dogs in the past & also watched our friends'/bosses' dogs in the past 15 years and enjoy doing that tremendously.
We live in a beautiful & spacious house, very close to a nice big park. We have a nice fenced backyard (no pool).
We love taking dogs for a walk in the park or simply play at home or in the backyard as well as watching them interacting with our kitties.
My husband works out of home and I work only part time, so the dogs we watch are supervised 24/7.
We love sending picture updates to the dog owners on a daily basis.
We normally watch small & medium size dogs to ensure a safe environment for everyone. House trained dogs only please! We can also watch cats.
Please check out our pictures and reviews and let's schedule meet-n-greet!
Every dog/cat we watched felt loved and at home here!
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Can administer oral medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Separation anxiety
  • Leash Pulling

Elena L.

51 Reviews
24 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 25 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:


  • Available
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  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated February 16, 2017


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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Elena's Home
$39 /night
  • Watches up to 5 dogs/night
  • Dogs will never be left unattended
  • 5+ potty breaks/day
  • 2 walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
Daycare At Elena's Home
$29 /day
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/day
$20 /bath
$10 each way
  • Willing to travel 15 miles
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51 Reviews
We appreciated hearing how Jinx was doing while we were away. When he returned home he was clean and seemed well cared for. We had a better time away knowing he was in nice surroundings and cared for the way he was accustomed.
We could not be happier with our doggy's stay with Elena. She sent us daily updates and photos. We have every confidence that she treated our dog like a member of her own family. This was our first experience with Dogvacay and we feel like we hit the jackpot.
Elena and Dennis are absolutely fabulous. Maggie and Maxwell are so comfortable at their home. They always check in with us while we're gone, they send plenty of photos. I cannot say enough about these 2 wonderful people. I'm so glad we found them on DogVacay. It really makes our vacation time worry free. Thanks Dennis and Elena for taking such good care of M&M.
This was Willie's second stay with Elena and her husband and he loves going to their house. I'm not sure he even misses us when he's over there! Just makes himself at home and gets all the love and attention he can stand. And the house and backyard are set up wonderfully for a small dog. We never worry at all when Elena is taking care of him and can't recommend her highly enough.
We felt very good about leaving our dog Koda with Elena and Dennis. Koda was happy after a day of pampering. We enjoyed picture updates and we could tell Koda was well cared for.
Elena did a fantastic with our little Emma, updating us everyday about what they have been doing together with Emma...very detailed and with pictures! Emma was absolutely spoiled and very loved! I would for sure take her back to Elena, great people!

I visited different homes and Elena's was the best. I liked that there was no pool to worry about and no pet door since little dogs need constant watching in Arizona. I took my chihuahua to visit and she liked Elena and Dennis right away. Their home is clean and pet friendly. They allow the dogs on their furniture. We sent our own blankets.

We were sent pictures and information every morning. We could tell our baby was happy! Elena only takes small and medium dogs and not more than 4 in a time I believe. Our baby met a new friend there too.

We have two more trips coming up and of course they will go to Elena and Dennis' home!
Elena and Dennis are magnificent. Our dog does not want to leave and is so excited when he is going there. Our dog is truly on his own vacation!
Elena and Dennis took outstanding care of our dog, Benny. The daily pictures and text messages were appreciated. We will definitely use Elena and Dennis again.
Ramona has stayed with Elena and Dennis so many times now I've lost count!! Every single time, without fail, it's a great experience for all of us. Ramona is happy and taken care of and I never worry for one minute (which is new for me!). Now, every time we start to plan a trip or even a staycation, before we book tickets or reserve a room I make sure Elena is available to take Ramona! They are reliable, kind, happy, loving people and I'm so grateful we found them!!
Our Roxy stayed with Elena for 4 days. We received photos and an update of her activities every day and when we picked her up, she was very well adjusted to Elena and her home. We highly recommend Elena.
Elena and her husband are two of the nicest people I have ever met. They took care of our Sophie, loved her, and sent pics on how she was doing. I would recommend leaving your pet with Elena to anyone with an animal they cherish.
Once again Elena and Dennis are the knights in shining armor. If you ever need a great temporary home for your precious pet do not hesitate to give them a try.
Our little princess (Dotty) went to visit Elena for another extended stay. During our vacation Elena kept us updated with cute pictures along with what Dotty was doing and apparently Dotty gets along well with her kitties. When we picked her up Dotty was freshly bathed and looked great. We can't thank Elena and Dennis for the second home they provide our little girl.
My experience with Elena was outstanding! Zoe loved her backyard and her kitties. Elena always communicated with me via texts and pictures. I knew Zoe was getting the best care, and that Dennis and Elena truly care about their house guests!
As always Jaxson had a great time and looking forward to coming back next week. He especially loves all of his play time. Elena and Dennis are terrific.
Elena and Dennis provided a wonderful home for Makena in my absence. They were great about communicating and keeping me updated on how Makena was adjusting and getting along. Very grateful for their help.
It's a no-brainer now, to leave Ramona with Elena and Dennis. We haven't thought twice about it since the first time we left her!! They are wonderful and it cracks me up how excited Ramona gets when we pull up to their house to drop her off. It's definitely her second home!! I drop her off and don't ever have to worry if she's being taken care of, and we get updates with photos while we're gone! Highly recommended, repeatedly. :)
Excellent! Elena and Dennis took extra effort to accomodate us when we had an unexpected death in the family. Our dogs were well cared for, which took away all the worry about leaving them for several days during an already stressful time. We appreciate them so much!!! Both of our furkids like their vacay with Elena and Dennis.
Always very pleased with Elena and Dennis. It is obvious that they love our dogs and take excellent care of them while we are gone. They get lots of walks too.
Elena and Dennis are the best!
Dotty loves visiting Elena and Dennis and we are so please they welcome her in their home as part of the family.
We have used Elena's service many times now and Dotty is totally at home with them. When I picked her up this time she was sleeping on the sofa with Dennis.
Another great stay with Elena and Dennis. Dotty loves her time with them and comes home properly pampered.
We are so glad that we found Elena, she boarded our dog several times, also for a 10 day period. Toto was as happy as we where, thanks to Elena and Dennis who pay a great amount of attention and dedication and love dogs. Toto was happy to come back to Elena and Dennis every time and we can tell from her acting how happy she was to stay there. We strongly recommend Elena and Dennis, especially when your dog is used to a lot of individual attention and care. You made our holidays in AZ perfect, thank you so much.
Toto, Hans and Patricia
Another great stay-over for Dotty. Elena and Dennis are the best we have ever experienced and we totally trust them with our best friend.

thanks again Dennis and Elena. I am sure we will have a few more occasions to bring Dotty over in the future.

Kathy & Roy
We were again very pleased with the care Sammy received while staying with Elena and Dennis. He came home happy. We always appreciate the photos and updates during his stay. Thank you so much!!
Elena and Dennis offered the perfect alternate home for our ShiTzu (Dotty) and I think they spoiled her more than we do. She came home well cared for and very happy. We are so lucky we found Elena and Dennis and appreciate what they do.
Elena and Dennis were amazing, as always!! I can't tell you what a relief it is to know that whether we're gone one night or over a week, I don't have to worry about Ramona. She's always happy and taken care of. Now, whenever we need a sitter, I check with Elena before we even make reservations for our trip - just to make sure they're around!! You're a lifesaver!!!
wonderful as usual! We feel very comfortable leaving our dog with Elena and Dennis.
Elena, once again Jaxson came home a happy puppy. Thank you for making our travel seamless and worry free. See you in the New Year.
Sammy enjoyed his stay with Elena and Dennis very much. I loved the halloween photos that Elena emailed me while we were gone. Would highly recommend to others if you want to have no worries about your little furbaby.
Elena took such good care of my Sweety. She sent me updates and Sweety was so happy when I picked her up I know she had a great time. I was able to relax knowing he was being treated just a she is at home. Thank you Elena you are amazing!
Elena kept my Shih Tzu in her home while I traveled out of the country - - After meeting her in her lovely home, I just knew that Mackie would be comfortable and well cared for. Elena kept me updated with photos of Mackie (as well as her new best friend, Buttons the cat). I really felt at ease knowing that she was in good hands and receiving the love that she is accustomed to.
I'm thrilled to have Elena and her husband as "sitters" for my baby - I will definately be booking future stays, I couldn't be happier!!
Amazing experience again! Even though it was just one night, it was so nice to not have to worry about Ramona so we could concentrate on our mini-staycation with the family!! I can't wait to drop her off again - not because I don't love her but because she LOVES it with them!! :) Thank you guys again - see you soon!!
Wonderful experience. Our dog loved his stay and I know we will be using her services again. Thank you thank you for providing us with a worry free travel.
Elena and her family were amazing - we'll definitely use them again! We first met for a relaxed meet and greet and they answered all my questions. I have never done this before, yet somehow I didn't worry for a minute while we were gone. So thankful to have found Elena and Dennis and am relieved to know where Ramona is going next time we're gone!! :) Very happy.
Elena is great. I felt very comfortable with the house and her care of my neurotic but lovable dog! She and her husband were very patient.
Ginger and China had a great time with Elena and her husband! They were well taken care of and all special instructions and dietary restrictions were followed. Elena eased my mind, about leaving them, by sending pictures and a text soon after we dropped them off. I was not sure how they would adjust to sleeping in the living room instead of the bedroom, but they did just fine. We found out our doggies are more flexible than we thought, which was good for us to discover:) Elena stayed in close contact through texts, emails and pictures, which helped us not worry about them and enjoy our trip. They played with them, gave them lots of rubs and attention and included them in their activities. Elena and her husband treated our doggies like they were their own. That was very obvious when we watched Elena say goodbye to them. Our doggies were happy when we picked them up and it was clear they had been treated extremely well. I thought Elena’s cats might cause one of my doggies stress but she actually appeared to have a little fun once in a while by chasing them:)The cats are all declawed and friendly and posed no issue to our dogs. We would not hesitate to use Elena again!!! Ginger and China thank you too for the wonderful DogVacay they had at your house!!!
We have been very happy with Elena and Dennis caring for Sammy. He seems to enjoy staying with them and loves his daily walks. Their cats are dog friendly. So happy to have found a place close by that we have no qualms about leaving our furry little boy.
My Sophie loves to go to Elena's house!! We went to Cabo San Lucas for a week and Elena texted me every day with an update on Sophie. Elena is so caring and Sophie just loves her and her husband. Thanks Elena, Jackie Keene
Great place for our old girl to spend the day. We truly appreciate Elena's genuine interest in and kindness to Zoe. Thank you. Would highly recommend.
Elena was really nice and the dogs really liked her!! She took them on walks which our dogs love!! We would defiantly go back:)
Elena and Dennis were wonderful pet parents to our Molly and we appreciate it so much! They made sure we were kept update on what was happening with her, sending us pictures and updates. She was a happy pup when we picked her up, and we hope they will be available to take care of her for us again soon. Thanks so much!
What a great vacation our little Sophie had with Elena. She was awesome and Sophie loved her (I could just tell). I had such peace of mind after we met her and her lovely home!! Jackie Keene
Elena was extremely accommodating and welcomed my two large Labrador Retrievers into her home over the Thanksgiving Holiday! She and her husband were so nice and have a park nearby where they walked my dogs twice a day! Definitely a vacation for my dogs!
Elena was wonderful. It was our first time leaving Ryder, he is just a puppy. Elena kept in touch with us our entire trip and sent photos. We were able to enjoy our vacation with no worries.
Excellent experience! I would highly recommend Elena to anyone and I plan to ask her to watch Gracie next time.
Elena is fantastic! Our two boys had an enjoyable time with her, and her husband. They both provided that love and attention that we had hoped for while away, and kept us updated with daily messages, and pictures of our boys Shammy, and Dillon. This was our first time leaving them with sitters, and we made the right choice when we decided on Elena. We can now leave to go out of town knowing that our boys will be well cared for. When looking for a sitter please don't hesitate to call Elena she's absolutely awesome. We plan to call her often in the future. Thanks again from the boys.
She is a lovely and sweet person, I am very happy with the choice I made. My pomeranian, Petisa, was in love with the entire family! I would definitely recommend her to every body! Elena made me feel like family from the very beginning, thanks Elena!!!
My puppies had a wonderful time with Elena and her husband and 3 kitties. They came home happy and tired from so much playing. I would recommend Elena for anyone looking for a safe, happy home for your pets while traveling.
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