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Ellie W.

17 Reviews
6 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Requires Meet-n-Greet to book
  • 7 days notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 10.9 hrs
  • Cancellation Policy:

Pet Requirements

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

Ellie's Resident Pets

Great Pyrenees
4 yr 2 mo old
Other Pets & Animals: Cats

Ellie's House

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Medium Yard
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside
Smoke-free home

About Ellie

3 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
Cats, dogs, fish, ferrets, rats--I have lived with and raised them all. I have also volunteered at a wildlife rehabilitation facility, and I am comfortable handling and being around all kinds of mammals, reptiles, and critters.
NOTE: Since Winnie became a dog (as she neared 3 years old) she has gotten a bit jealous around girl pups her size (60-80 lbs), so meet and greets are requires to ensure compatibility. As a livestock guardian breed, she is exceptional with puppies and smaller dogs and does well with most male dogs of all sizes.
We have two kitties (11-year-old litter mates) and a very loving Great Pyrenees pup (DOB: May 2013). They are my fur babies and your furry (or scaly) family member would receive the same love and care I give my own.

We recommend a complimentary meet and greet (approx 10-15 min) with all new clients before booking to make sure your pup(s) feel comfortable in our home. The meet-n-greet is not required and may be waived.

Note: We are unable to provide last minute sitting (i.e., sitting within 24 hours of initial request) for new clients.
"Night" rate calculated as 24-hour period cage- free* pup vacation including:
(adhering to your usual routine or dietary requests; food to be provided by client),
--administering any necessary medications,
--as many outside potty trips as needed
(usually every 3 hours, from at least 7 am to 11 pm, as well as when pup signals),
--play time
(walks, interactive games, and optional dog park visits),
--lots of snuggles,
--complimentary bath when requested/needed for all smaller dogs and large dogs if they are willing :-),
--updates/reports/photos posted to Dog Vacay throughout the day
(can also email/text photos and short videos; there is a free Dog Vacay app you can download for easier access to messages and media).

Additional services negotiable.

*If your pup is crate trained and prefers having his or her "den" available, please feel free to bring your crate and let us know, so we can maintain your routine.

We strive to have your pup(s) as our only guest(s) during your reservation time in order for them to receive exclusive attention. However, we also want to be available for urgent/ emergency requests from repeat clients, so there may be times when a past guest may also be visiting. Our goal is to discuss this possibility prior to reservation to ensure everyone is comfortable. Rest assured all guests are screened for temperament and will receive lots of love and attention during their stay.

Unfortunately, we are unable to host cats in our home at this time; however, if you have other small pets (birds, reptiles, rodents, ferrets, or other caged mammals), we are happy to care for them as well.

We have a flat front yard and a sloped backyard that has a deck overlooking it. There are trails in my subdivision providing lots of walking options. I have an SUV and can easily take pups to one of the many local dog parks or even park hiking trails. There are two dog parks (Fenway's at Moss-Wright Park and the new Bark Park in Hendersonville) within a few miles of my home.

I provide daily reports with lots photos of your furry family member(s), so you can ensure they are receiving exceptional care. I can provide references from past clients on request--just message me and I can get the information to you! Thank you!
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Can administer oral medicine
CPR / First-Aid certified
Can administer injected medicine
Post-surgical pets
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets that require medicine
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Leash Pulling

Ellie W.

17 Reviews
6 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Requires Meet-n-Greet to book
  • 7 days notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 10.9 hrs
  • Cancellation Policy:


  • Available
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  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated May 2, 2017


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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Ellie's Home
$30 /night
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 1 - 2 hours/day
  • 5+ potty breaks/day
  • 2 walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
$10 each way
  • Willing to travel 20 miles
17 Reviews
Ellie and Kevin were great! We did a meet and greet before our week long vacation and she instantly made the pups feel right at home. When we were on our trip, she sent updates and pictures daily. We knew our boys were getting the best care and it made us feel at ease. We couldn't be happier with the experience we had. Our boys came home and slept peacefully after having so much play time at Ellie and Kevin's. We would absolutely recommend them to anyone!! Your pups will definitely be spoiled and loved!!!
Ellie was wonderful. We had a meet and greet on Thursday and when we dropped Pepper off on Friday he seemed very comfortable. Ellie kept us informed the entire weekend of how Pepper was doing. It was such a relief not to have to worry about him while we were at our granddaughter's wedding. We will definitely use Ellie again when we are in Hendersonville. We would give her five stars plus if there was a star rating.
Words cannot describe the wonderful experience our puppy, Lily Mae had with Ellie and Winnie. We were so nervous to be away from our puppy who had never been away from us.

At the pre-visit I instantly was reassured that Lily Mae would be in the best of care. Ellie is a "dog whisperer" who connected with Lily Mae within seconds.

Winnie was like a big sister pup to Lily Mae.

All through her stay, we received detailed stories about Lily Mae's day accompanied by adorable photos.

Our only worry was that Lily Mae might not want to come home!

We are forever grateful to Ellie, her husband, and Winnie for taking such great care of Lily Mae!

I highly recommend Ellie as a sitter.
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