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Elyse P.

14 Reviews
7 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 20 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
All Ages OK
List of Pets OK for House Sitting
Dogs, Cats, Fish, Rabbits, gerbils, hamsters, or pet rodents, Caged birds, Reptiles

About Elyse

3 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
Hey pup owners! My name is Elyse and I am a professional zookeeper at Riverbanks Zoo! I am 29 years old and have over 16 years experience working with exotic and domestic animals! I have been a full-time keeper for over six years working with a variety of species and have been pet-sitting animals of all kinds (cats, rodents,reptiles, amphibians, and birds) ever since I was 12! I also worked at a kennel for 5 years caring for boarded and rescued dogs of all breeds when I was in high school/college.

My overall 16 years of experience provides you with a dependable and compassionate option for your pet-sitting needs!

Please feel free to set up a meet and greet!

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Can administer oral medicine
Can administer injected medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Separation anxiety
  • Aggressive behavior
  • Leash Pulling
  • Not yet house-trained
  • Advanced senior issues

Elyse P.

14 Reviews
7 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 20 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:


  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated February 12, 2017


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Services & Rates

House Sitting Overnight At Your Home
$25 /night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for more than 4 hours/day
  • Willing to travel 20 miles
Dog Walking
$10 /half-hour
$20 /hour
  • Willing to travel 20 miles
$20 /visit
  • Willing to travel 20 miles
$15 /bath
$10 each way
  • Willing to travel 20 miles
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14 Reviews
Elyse did a great job. Sent pictures of her visit with our pups to let us know they were doing well.
Elyse was a wonderful sitter for our cat! He was in great hands and would highly recommend her. She even sent us a photo so we could say "hi".
I've used Elyse a few times now and she's fantastic with my dogs! As a fellow dogsitter myself, I have high expectations and Elyse goes above and beyond. I highly recommend her to care for your furbabies!
We are very thankful for Elyse!!! Our plans for our dogs fell through at the last minute and she made herself available to us on very short notice. This was our first time using DogVacay and, as a crazy dog mom, I was concerned about using someone I didn't know. it is hard for me to trust someone to take care of my two big pups. Elyse made time to come over to meet me and the dogs within days of our trip and as soon as you meet her you can tell she LOVES animals. Elyse not only took on our last minute reservation, but she exceeded our expectations. We came home to very happy pups, a clean house, and a great report on the weekend! We received nightly texts and photos and we could not be more thankful for her kind, gentle spirit! I would highly recommend her to any animal lover who only wants the best for their animals in their absence. THANK YOU ELYSE!!!!
Elyse was great! Super helpful and communicative while we were away. I'll definitely use her again, My pet was in great hands!
Elyse was great! Highly recommend her and will be using her services again!!
Elyse, Thank you for taking such good care and tending to the special needs of my geriatric, furry child. It is so nice to have a well qualified and trusted person in my home.
Elyse was wonderful. She played with and walked our dogs, took special care of our older dog who needed specially prepared meals, slow walks, and other assistance, and was respectful of our home. The photos and comments she sent every day were very reassuring. We returned home to healthy, happy dogs and a house in as good condition as it was left. She did a great job, and I would certainly trust her again with our furry children and our home.
Elyse took wonderful care of our pets. She sent us pictures daily with updates on how they were doing. She kept our house very tidy and our kept pets loved and healthy. She was super easy to schedule a home visit with and we would definitely book with her again!
Very good dog sitter! Both my dogs were happy and healthy when I got home. She gave one medicine everyday. She also kept my house clean when she spent the night! I would recommend her to anyone!
Elyse was great with our pups! She sent us updates, pictures, and even a video! She came by the house to meet them a few days before I left and seemed to instinctively know how to handle each of them. They loved her. It was a great experience and I highly recommend Elyse!
Fantastic :) My dog and cats loved her. She was very accommodating with my requests, and sent me pictures daily as asked. Definitely will be going back to her for future needs!
Elyse was an awesome petsitter for our three dogs! She clearly has tons of experience with a wide variety of animals and I could tell that my dogs were completely comfortable with her. From the pictures that she sent it was obvious that they were relaxed and enjoying themselves!!
We will definitely be booking Elyse again in the future!
Elyse was so wonderful, she was very accommodating and so sweet. She cared very much for my doggy. She is very professional and loves taking care of animals.
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