Dog Boarding

in the sitter's home
per night

Doggy Day Care

in the sitter's home
per day
Cat care, pick-up & drop-off, bathing / grooming

Hosting Preferences

Additional Preferences
  • Dogs Over 1 Year Old
  • Unspayed Females Accepted, Neutered Males Only
  • No Females in Heat


  • Available
  • Unavailable
Ellen can host 1 dog per night.
Ellen can host 1 dog per day for day care.
Dog Boarding Cancellation Policy:
Doggy Day Care Cancellation Policy:

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9 Reviews

Kate F.
Kate F.
Mar 3, 2017
Verified Stay

Pepper is always in good hands with Ellen & her buddy Callie! She gets the perfect mix of exhaustion and love!

Ellen J.
Katherine P.
Katherine P.
Sep 9, 2015
Verified Stay

Ellen did a great job watching Lola. She provided us with updates and photos throughout her stay. Lola seemed to really enjoy their lovely backyard, which was a treat for her since we live in a condo building.

Ellen J.
Meghan C.
Meghan C.
Aug 2, 2015
Verified Stay

Ellen was fantastic with Luna. We loved getting pictures everyday and knowing Luna was getting lots of love and exercise. We could not have asked for a better home away from home for her. We have no hesitation recommending Ellen and will keep in touch. A dog loving home for sure!!

Ellen J.

About Ellen

years of experience
  • Verified Background Check
  • Rover 101

Portland's Most Pampered Pets

My husband, Steven, and I have both always had dogs in our lives. We lost our 14 year old chocolate lab to cancer early in 2015 and, though we missed her tremendously, we also missed having dog energy and love in the house. We've always watched our friends' dogs and have taken in several strays over the years, so we love dogs of all breeds and sizes. It seemed a natural next step, until we ...

What Ellen would like to know about your dog

We put ourselves in your shoes because your dog is family. We want to know as much as possible about your buddy so we can make him/her as comfortable as possible. Does your dog need special food or want some brain-stimulating activities as well as exercise? Does your dog have any sensitivities or other preferences? We cater to you and your pet because this is what we'd want for our own.

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

About Ellen's Home

Lives in a House
Non-Smoking Household
No Children Present
Has a Fenced Yard
Has 1 Dog, No Other Pets
Ellen's Pets

Callebaut "Callie"

Labrador Retriever
4 years, 2 months old, 75 lbs.

When Ellen watches your pet

We are very laid back yet active. During the day, we like to visit the local playground or hike the quiet streets of Alameda and Sabin. On our walks, we take breaks to grab coffee (and water for any pooches). We like to reward dogs with frequent treats and lots of contact and love. We have dog beds by our own bed, on the main floor (in a home office, so Ellen is nearby), and a bed in the finished basement. Cuddling on couches is always encouraged.

In Ellen's Home

Dogs Not Allowed On Bed
Takes Only 1 Client at a Time
Dogs Allowed On Furniture
Potty Breaks Every 0-2 Hours

Ellen's Neighborhood

Ellen's Neighborhood
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