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Elka O.

8 Reviews
5 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 45 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:

Pet Requirements

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

Elka's Resident Pets

14 yr 1 mo old
8 yr 1 mo old
2 yr 1 mo old

Elka's House

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Children at home (13-18 years old)
Large Yard
100% fenced
Smoke-free home
Air-conditioned inside
Great for senior pets

About Elka

40 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
Hi there - I'm Elka and my 15 year old daughter and I are the proud owners of 3 incredible show collies.

We host pets all the time when our friends are out of town so we are very used to a house full of dogs! We have a huge awesome home and a fenced in yard where everyone gets to hang and play. Indoor dogs can hang indoors and outdoor loving dogs can do that too. I train dogs (ours are very well trained) but just for fun - I'm not a licensed trainer. I would be happy to work on a some training while you are away!

Your dog will need to be housebroken and well behaved and of course get along with other dogs.

We can handle shy dogs because we have room enough for everyone to have their own space.

We would LOVE to share our home and our love for dogs with your dog!

Please Note: check out time is by noon. A day-care charge will be added for pick ups after noon.
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Can administer oral medicine
Can administer injected medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Separation anxiety
  • Leash Pulling
  • Advanced senior issues

Elka O.

8 Reviews
5 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 45 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:


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


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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Elka's Home
$60 /night
  • Watches up to 4 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 2 - 4 hours/day
  • 5+ potty breaks/day
  • 3+ walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
Daycare At Elka's Home
$25 /day
  • Watches up to 4 dogs/day
Dog Walking
$15 /half-hour
$30 /hour
  • Willing to travel 4 miles
$20 /visit
  • Willing to travel 4 miles
$25 /bath
$25 each way
  • Willing to travel 20 miles
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8 Reviews
Elka is AMAZING. My 11-month old puppy has elbow and hip problems and was scheduled for surgery the week following his stay with Elka, so he needed to take some pain medication and also take it easy during his stay. Elka took extra special care of him and made sure he didn't run around too much. She sent me regular updates about how he was doing and sent pictures too. I felt completely comfortable leaving him with Elka. Also, her dogs are so sweet and I could tell my puppy really enjoyed being a part of their family for a few days. Once he is recovered from surgery, my puppy will be visiting again - thank you Elka!
I highly recommend Elka. My dog Rosie has separation anxiety issues, but Elka was able to make her feel comfortable, and Rosie appears to even have had a good time! I will definitely want Elka to take care of my dog when I go away again.
Great stay. This was our second visit for Jessie, our very shy rescue dog. We were able to enjoy our few days away knowing that she was in caring and very capable hands (and paws). This is not like a job for Elka; she loves her guests. Happy to have found her.
Elka and her adorable dogs were fantastic and got along great with my Lilly. They seemed to have a great time over the weekend and she came home happy and relaxed. Elka took the reservation on such short notice, which was a real godsend. I will definitely be reaching out to Elka again for our next vacay.
Our boy Toki a 11yrs old Ridgeback is a blessing to our life. Elka and her family is the guardian angel. I never experience such tender loving and care for a sitter before... She is simply the most wonderful and sincere person whom spend so much time and dedication to our aging puppy.

We had to go for a 10 days trip for our grandmother memorial service in Japan and Elka was there for us. She took care of toki like her own family, meanwhile toki was not feeling well. Chicken soup, group hugs with 3 of her amazing dogs and sleeping next to toki for for the duration of our absence, gave great comfort to our boy and to our mind. Aside of texting and skyping us his well being daily.

She is the best there is. We will recommend her with all our hearts and trust to anyone whom love their dogs like their own child.

Tim, Mie & Toki
Our Mumbo loved his stay at Elka's! She kept us updated on how he was doing the whole time. We are always nervous about leaving our gentle giant behind when we go away, but Elka made it so easy and enjoyable. Mumbo will definitely be staying with Elka again!
Elka is wonderful!

My husband and I highly recommend her and are thrilled to have found her.

We were recently called away at the last minute for work and Elka took amazing care of our Rhodesian Ridgeback puppy for several days. When my grandmother passed away, although she was not able to keep our puppy, she offered to help us find someone who could. Her gesture was so thoughtful and speaks to her kindness.

We will always keep her in mind when future travel plans prevent us from taking our puppy with us on the road.
Hi, I am the parent of a five-year-old male Boxer, and needed to board him for a week. Anyone that is familiar with Boxers, know that they are high energy and have sensitive stomachs. So we wanted a host that would be able to play with him and could handle his energy level. We also had a a concern about his water and food intake. We needed to make sure that he only drank and ate out of his water/food bowls and that no other animals were able to drink out of his bowls and he didn't drink out of theirs.

This was also the first time in over four years he had been boarded for for more than a day or two and we wanted to find a host that would care for him like their own. We of course also wanted pictures of him sent to us. My husband and I met with about five hosts and decided on Elka. I must say it was a great decision.

She and her dogs were great! Elka sent me daily updates and pictures. If there was any issues or questions, i.e.: he didn't eat his breakfast, we worked together to solve them. I was very happy with how Elka cared for him and treated him. I would totally recommend her and I would use her services again!

Thanks Elka, you did a great job!

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