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Ellie W.

17 Reviews
6 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 7 days notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 7 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:

Pet Requirements

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

Ellie's Resident Pets

Great Pyrenees
3 yr 11 mo old
Other Pets & Animals: Cats

Ellie's House

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

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
Can administer injected medicine
CPR / First-Aid certified
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Leash Pulling

Ellie W.

17 Reviews
6 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 7 days notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 7 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:


  • Available
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  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated February 17, 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.
Our dog loved being with Winnie and we loved how we kept getting updates.
Second time leaving our pup for vacation for a week and another great experience! She had a blast with her friend Winnie and was showered with care and love by Ellie and her husband.
My dog, Maggie, got to stay with Ellie while we drove through Nashville on vacation. I felt totally comfortable with Ellie as soon as I met her. Maggie felt the same way! Ellie kept us updated the entire time with messages and pictures. The best part was the Maggie slept the rest of our drive home after playing so much at Ellie's house! I would absolutely use Ellie again when we drive through Nashville.
Ellie and Kevin did an absolutely amazing job taking care of my pup while my family was out of town for the weekend. They were very accommodating to her high energy, and posted frequent pupdates and photos so that I could be sure that my pup was having a blast. I couldn't be happier with the great care my doggie experienced on her doggie vacay and would recommend them to anyone! :)
Ellie provided outstanding care for out Vizsla and Great Dane. She provided us with plenty of communication on the status of our boys throughout their stay, played, exercised, and looked after them thoroughly and diligently. Having never left either of them with anyone outside the family and never having even been away from our Vizsla for more than a day, I was nervous about how well things would go, but in retrospect I needn't have thought twice about it since they were so well cared for.
I am very attached to my pup, she is my constant buddy and normally stays right next to me. She is my therapy dog. I tried boarding her a couple times before I found Ellie @ dogvacay but she refused to eat and would come home exhausted and losing her hair because of stress. I am over-joyed to have found Ellie, who (along with her hubby and her pup Winnie) took excellent care of her this past weekend. She played with her buddy "Winnie" and ate home-made doggie biscuits, met a frog, aggravated a cat and cuddled up on their bed just like she does here!! I know all this because Ellie kept me updated on everything with frequent pictures and videos:) This is the first time I have been away from my pup without a nagging worry that she wasn't happy. This time I relaxed knowing she was absolutely fine and loving her "vacay" too! I am very grateful to have met Ellie, and I will recommend her to all of my friends. Your pet couldn't be in more caring or capable hands!
Ellie is wonderful with the dogs. Keeps you updated on how your pets are doing. My babies come home happy and not stressed. Great home to bring your pets to when you need to go away.
This was my first time to use DogVacay.
I was leaving for a week, and I couldn't imagine leaving Rocky in a caged environment that long.
He is a scared rescue, who is thriving after being saved from a cage.
When I saw Ellie's profile, I knew she would be good.
Ellie was better then good. She integrated my dog into her family. He slept, ate, napped, and walked with them.
He slept next to their bed at night.
Ellie sent me daily pictures, and I could see sadness in my dogs eyes the first two days, and then he blossomed.
He even got excited when she came home from the store. He would follow her.
I won't be cage boarding Rocky again.
I always hate how boarders force the dogs to hold their urine for 13 hours at night.
This is just a superior way to have a pet watched.
It left me with much less guilt.
I highly recommend this woman.
Your dog will be safe and loved on

Digby vacationed with Ellie for 5 and a half days. I've never left him with anyone that long before. We had a meet-n-greet the week before, and as soon as I stepped into my car to leave, I knew Digby was going to be in good hands. Both Ellie and her husband kept me up to date throughout each day with stories and lots of pics. I'll be booking with them again.
Great place to leave your dog. Ellie is very attentive. Keeps you up to date daily on how your dogs are doing. They come home happy and not stressed. Felt very comfortable leaving my babies there.
If I could give 10 stars I would! This was the first time leaving our pup since adopting her and I could not be more pleased with the service we received. Ellie and Kevin (and Winnie, of course!) were WONDERFUL and treated our Eloise like she was a part of the family. They provided regular updates with adorable photos/videos and were incredibly kind and understanding with all of Eloise's needs. I was able to enjoy our vacation so much more knowing that Eloise was having such a great time and was in such good care...I'm pretty sure she is missing them all since coming home! I would absolutely use their services again and would recommend anyone else in need of a dog-sitter to do the same! You can trust your pet would be in excellent hands.
Ellie and her husband Kevin are awesome Goose had great time. They updated us everyday with pictures and stories of how Goose was doing. The kids really loved seeing Goose having fun playing. We'll being using their services again next time we leave town. Thanks again guys.
I felt very at ease with leaving my dogs with Ellie. Warm and welcoming from the start. Kept me informed of how my pups were doing. Would without hesitation bring them back to her.
We left our 7 month old puppy with Ellie and Kevin for 5 days while we went on vacation and I was amazed at the experience. They were the nicest couple with a great dog and even on our meet and greet we knew we would love them. They made us feel incredibly comfortable and sure that they would take care of our puppy on his first trip away from us. They sent updates and pictures frequently throughout the day also updates through dogvacay. They treated treble like he was a part of their family. I am beyond thrilled with the care our puppy was provided and would 100% definitely re-book with them.
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