Unspayed Females Accepted, Neutered Males Only
Elizabeth provided excellent care for my pup and was very attentive to her needs. She has a great understanding and love of dogs and demonstrates a lot of care. She was very accommodating for our last minute request and we are grateful for her taking care of our dog. I wouldn't hesitate to book her again!
Gray was an excellent sitter for Caliban! She went out of her way to make sure we knew how things were going. She sent us incredible pictures of our pup. She has all sorts of qualifications. Caliban came home a very happy dog! We couldn’t be more grateful.
We felt so comfortable leaving our dog in Gray’s care for a long weekend. She was communicative and receptive to our pups needs, even going out of her way to make him more comfortable when he was needing some extra care and attention. We are planning on having her back in a few weeks because we—and our dog—could not be happier.
About Elizabeth Gray
Licensed vet tech with flexibility
Animals are simply just a huge part of my life! I’ve been a lifelong lover of dogs and cats, and I have also worked in tons of different capacities with animals, from pet-sitting to being a licensed veterinary technician. I’ll get into that later, but for now, let it suffice to say that I absolutely love taking care of animals. I’m simply committed to animal welfare and providing them with all the ...
What Elizabeth Gray would like to know about your dog
Some points I try to ensure that pet owners are aware of ahead of time:
• If your pet may require special care, I may need to charge $5-10 extra per day/visit — depending on the level of necessary care — in order to accommodate your pet’s special needs. As a veterinary professional, I can ensure that your special-needs pal will be receiving top-notch care, and sometimes this does require a much more intensive experience for everyone involved, hence a reflected uptick in fees. Of course, we can discuss this at length when we meet up for the first time.
• That said, and as already mentioned, I would very much prefer to set up a meet-and-greet before the start of services to ensure that everyone seems to be a good fit for each other.
• I am a proud, active, due-paying member of several professional pet-care and veterinary organizations, which does come with its own insurances and costs that I must factor into the charges that I set. However, with these potentially higher fees comes hopefully a much greater peace of mind on your end that an insured as trained professional is keeping a watchful eye on your pet in your stead.
• For your knowledge, in the event that you would like for your dog to stay at my home, please be aware that I am currently caring for two cats (both of whom have lived with all types of dogs and are generally completely non-reactive to any dog they encounter!), and I also have pet rats, who live in cages, actually in their own special room of my home that will be closed off from any visiting pets. Please let me know if you have any concerns about your dog potentially displaying a high prey drive — while my rats are safely secured, and the cats are smart about their own safety, I do not want to cause any undue stress on any animals involved while in my home.
Some questions that I may fire away at you upon first communicating, or during a meet-and-greet:
• What’s your preferred method of communication while away? Would you like regular updates while your pet is in my care?
• Does your pet have any health or behavioral issues that need to be tended to? For instance, these may include dietary restrictions, medical needs and/or associated medical conditions, or behaviorial triggers?
• Do you have a vet nearby that you trust? Will I have the consent necessary to seek veterinary care in an emergency?
• Is your dog spayed/neutered?
• Does your pet seem to stick to a given schedule, like regular walks in the morning and evening?
• What kinds of people and animals would be best for your pet to be around? If any, what types of people or environments does your pet tend to avoid (some common examples: people in hats, children who may not have learned how to give proper space to animals, certain city sounds such as construction, etc.), and what kinds of routes should I take differently, should your dog be reactive to other dogs or people while on-leash, etc.?
• What’s the best way to spoil your pet?
• If I am asked to house-sit or perform drop-in visits for you, what is the parking situation like in your area?