Dog Boarding

in the sitter's home
per night

Drop-In Visits

30-minute check-ins
per visit
Response Rate
Response Time
A few minutes

Hosting Preferences

Additional Preferences
  • Spayed and Neutered Dogs
  • No Females in Heat

Traveling Preferences



  • Available
  • Unavailable
Elena can host up to 4 dogs per night.
Dog Boarding Cancellation Policy:
Drop-In Visits Cancellation Policy:


repeat clients
454 Reviews

Holly K.
Holly K.
Nov 8, 2018
Verified Stay

Got pictures showing that Abby settled in well, but she must have played a lot, because she slept most of the day after she got home! So nice to be able to board her right in my neighborhood.

Elena D.
Elena D.
Kelvin P.
Kelvin P.
Nov 6, 2018
Verified Stay

Luke is pampered and always comes back happy. Elena keeps you informed through photos each day of the stay.

Elena D.
Elena D.
Hali O.
Hali O.
Nov 5, 2018
Verified Stay

Our dog has gone on vacation here for the last 5 years and we couldn't be happier with Jan and Elena. They make each of our trips a little easier with a piece of mind that our dog is in good hands and having lots of fun! They treat her like one of their own.

Elena D.
Elena D.

About Elena

years of experience
  • Verified Background Check
  • Rover 101
  • Mostly Mutts Animal Rescue
  • Love Dog Adventures

Loving, gentle, experienced...

I love dogs! I have always lived with at least one plus cats, birds, reptiles, fish and other small creatures. I have also worked with a variety of rescues, helping walk and train dogs as well as fostering in my own home.

I live in a large, two-story house in a quiet neighborhood. I have a dog door and a large, fully fenced yard. Your dog will have a great time hanging out and playing ...

What Elena would like to know about your dog

I'd just like to know the basic things. Are they up to date on shots and fixed? Are they on any medication? Do they have any health problems (including worms, ticks or fleas)? Is there any special needs? Has the pup had any training etc... Anything you'd like to tell me would be great too.

For stays inside my home:
Males over 6 months MUST be neutered/females over 9 months MUST be spayed. I cannot accept any dogs in heat. If a female comes into heat during a stay there will be an additional fee of $10 per day.

To keep the house as peaceful as possible we can't accept any dogs that are dog/people aggressive (food aggressive dogs are fine. They can be fed alone), excessive barkers, fence jumpers, runners (bolting for/out the door), diggers, or that are high energy.

Max weight I normally accept is 45lbs. and/or 20" at the withers/shoulders. On the rare occasion we do take a dog in larger than 45lbs. and/or 20" withers, there will be a fee increase. Please ask for fees.

There is a slight fee increase for:
• Special needs dogs
• Medication
• Larger than 45lbs. and/or 20" withers/shoulders.

• Daily dog day care also available for a reduced fee. No age limit.

***Sorry, but I can't take in Chows, German Shepherds, Akitas, Siberian Huskies or Shiba -Inus.

Additional Skills
Oral Medication Administration
Senior Dog Experience
Can provide daily exercise
Injected Medication Administration
Special Needs Dog Experience

About Elena's Home

Lives in a House
Non-Smoking Household
No Children Present
Has a Fenced Yard
Has 2 Dogs, No Other Pets
Elena's Pets


Cocker Spaniel, Pekingese, Poodle, and Pug
6 years old, 15 lbs.


Chihuahua and Miniature Pinscher
1 year, 11 mo. old, 6 lbs.

When Elena watches your pet

Here's where we'll take our walks
Since I have a huge fenced yard which allows the dogs to get plenty of exercise I do not take them for walks. I don't want to risk anything happening out of my home.

Your dog's sleeping arrangement
I like to keep dogs in as much of their normal routine as possible. They can usually sleep wherever they would at your house whether that's in the room with me (on or off the bed) or in a kennel.

Time I'll spend with your dog
As much time a they want. My roommate Jan F. is also a 5-star Rover sitter. One of us is almost always here. My little dog Trip loves to play with all dogs and never tires out.

Time I'll spend with your dog
I normally come by 3 times per day for 30-40 minutes each. I am very flexible and happy to adjust my schedule to meet your needs.

Extra house-sitting services
I am happy to bring in your mail and water a few plants. Additional services available for additional fees including feeding/watering of small animals (birds, mice, rabbits...) and reptiles. Feel free to inquire about other needs.

In Elena's Home

Dogs Allowed On Bed
Potty Breaks Every 0-2 Hours
Dogs Allowed On Furniture

Elena's Neighborhood

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