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Ellen P.

11 Reviews
5 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 50 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 - Bull Terrier

Ellen's Resident Pets

Bichon Frise
6 yr 1 mo old
Bichon Frise
6 yr 1 mo old

Ellen's House

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Large Yard
100% fenced
Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture
Dog door access

About Ellen

40 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
FYI- due to extra work and care, my rates have gone up to $60/per 24 hr period for puppies under 2 years and dogs 40 lbs +. Also, rates are for each 24 hour period; for example an early drop off and late pick up will add a day to my fee.

I am retired special ed teacher with plenty of time to devote to the care and exercise of pooches. My home is in a heavily wooded area with hiking trails that dogs love. Dogs have access to my spacious deck and fenced backyard below all day long. I have a super friendly bichon mix named Charlie and a new little terrier rescue named Bernie Sanders. We love to go to the park, beach or Fort Funston. I am a very attentive friend to dogs and devote a whole section of my living room to doggie toys and bones.

Recently, around the holidays, I lost my dad. When I came home I had three dogs booked for care. What a blessing it was to have those fuzzy faces kissing me each morning. I have had dogs all my life and I really enjoy taking care of guest pooches!
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Can administer oral medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Separation anxiety
  • Advanced senior issues

Ellen P.

11 Reviews
5 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 50 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:


  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated December 27, 2016


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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Ellen's Home
$50 /night
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for no more than 1 hour/day
  • Dogs will have full access outside for potty breaks
  • 3+ walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
Daycare At Ellen's Home
$50 /day
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/day
$20 each way
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
11 Reviews
Ellen was a wonderful host and Tapas was very happy staying with her! We were just visiting San Francisco and she agreed taking Tapas without a greet and meet first. She also sent us daily updates and was very responsive in general. We will definetlly stay with her again next time we're in town.
My small dog had a nice time with Ellen. Ellen provided a good space and a good time for my dog including a nice small back yard and play time with her dogs. I would book with Ellen again.
Ellen's home is ideal for a smaller or less active dog versus our
Ellen was extremely kind and very responsive to communication. She was very accommodating and you can tell she cares deeply about dogs. Although my Rita was well taken care of, I don't think this was a good fit for us style-wise. I think a bit more structure and organization would have made my experience a bit better. The reason I would give a 3 versus a 4 is mostly due to forgetting to return half of Rita's stuff (was promptly returned once made aware) and having three other dogs in the car when picking Rita up (without advanced notice). Behaviorally, having dogs meet for the first time in a small, non-neutral space, is generally not an ideal situation. Especially, when those other dogs are not entirely secured in one spot.
Ellen was a wonderful. We received frequent photos and texts telling us how our dog was getting on, and reassuring us that all was well. She really understands how difficult it is to leave a beloved animal behind and did everything to make our pet happy. She allowed us to have a great vacation.
Ellen is so warm and relaxed, which I think are two great characteristics to have when looking after dogs! She was also very responsive and accommodating when my plans changed last minute. Henry had a great time and I'll definitely use her again!
Ellen was great! Very caring and loving - we felt very comfortable leaving our boy with her for the weekend! We have never left him with someone he didn't know for an extended period of time but after our initial visit before we left, we knew he would be ok.

She sent us photos and updates daily, and we are leaving him with her again for a whole week. We now have a great dog sitter!
Ellen is incredibly responsive and easy to work with!
Our Boston Terrier, Peppers, had a wonderful time at Ellen's home. Ellen sent us daily photos, and it was clear that Peppers also enjoyed playing with her friendly Bichon, Charlie. Ellen had plenty of toys and a nice yard for the dogs to hang out in during the day.
Bravo had a great time with Ellen and her dog, Charlie, treating him like a member of the family
Chibo was totally pampered at Ellen's place. He was even allowed to sleep in her bed. Thank you very much for sharing the pictures.
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