Ella was a wonderful sitter for our two dogs while we were out of the country for 10 days. She kept us up to date on how the pups were doing and sent us lots of photos!! She also put up with my anxious dog mom tendencies when I would check in multiple times throughout the day. We knew our dogs were in such good hands with her while we were gone and we will ...
Ella was great with Morty, and went the extra mile with his care when he wasn't eating. (He is an anxious pup, and sometimes doesn't eat when I'm not around.) I came back to a clean house, which is always appreciated. She communicated with me regularly and sent a bunch of pictures. Morty can be slow to warm up to people and he hadn't seen Ella since our meet and greet nearly two months ago ...
Ella was wonderful with my dog and cat while I was away for 6 nights. She sent great pics and I got updates daily. Ella left my place cleaner than she found it and my pets obviously got the best care! I will definitely call on her again for future sitting needs.
Hoping to make new furry friends!
Hi, I'm Ella! I've enjoyed living and working with doggos and kittehs for most of my life. In addition to snuggling all my particular friends (meet them in my pictures), I previously pet-sat for clients in New York City, Indianapolis, IN and Decatur, IL where I attended college (way back before the days of Rover, woof)! I have experience with extended pet and house sitting, administering meds, dog-walking, working with elder pets and more.
What Ella would like to know about your dog
Please tell me all about your friend! I have experience working with pets of many ages, sizes, breeds and temperaments, but extra details can always help me adjust to your pet's personality and routines quickly so I can earn their trust and create a caring bond. Before I stay with your pet, we'll set up a meet and greet and I'll ask you about:
* Their age, energy level and temperament towards people and other dogs
* Their feeding, sleep and potty routines
* Favorite toys or pastimes, socialization habits
* Medical history and any allergies or current medication needs
* Any discipline or training needs, potential behavioral issues
* Any sensitivities, triggers, or anxiety/fear/trauma issues I should be aware of
My preferences: I have no breed or age preferences and will work with some doggie behavioral issues as long as you tell me what I can expect up front, and offer some solutions that have worked best for you. I also have no size preference as I've worked with larger dogs before and they're usually the biggest marshmallows! However, I am on the diminutive side, so if your dog is notably large and tends to be leash reactive or aggressive, I may not be the best fit to physically care for them in some scenarios.
When I stay at your house: For longer stays with more house-sitting needs, I have some questions in an online form that I'll send you before we book! For shorter stays, my main requests are that there is a comfy place to sleep and wifi is available. I may also ask about your favorite places to walk your dog in the neighborhood, any home safety, dog-proofing or security measures I should know about, and helpful info to orient me if I'm not as familiar with your neighborhood!