Dog Boarding

in the sitter's home
per night
Response Rate
Response Time
Under half an hour

Hosting Preferences

Additional Preferences
  • Unspayed Females Accepted, Neutered Males Only
  • No Females in Heat


  • Available
  • Unavailable
Ellen can host up to 4 dogs per night.
Dog Boarding Cancellation Policy:


repeat clients
123 Reviews

Sarah S.
Sarah S.
Oct 13, 2018
Verified Stay

Ellen was extremely sensitive and loving towards my dog. She took time in advance to learn about her so that she was ready to meet her needs and help her stay be as comfortable and fun as possible. It is clear Ellen loves dogs and sees the specialness of each dog she cares for.

Ellen K.
Ellen K.
Aug 19, 2018
Verified Stay

Bella's stay was cut short because we returned from our vacation early but she was well cared for although happy to see us not overly anxious to leave Ellen. We feel very good about having someone like Ellen care for our precious furry family member.

Ellen K.
Ellen K.
Leah N.
Leah N.
Aug 10, 2018
Verified Stay

We’ve since moved out of state, but we miss Ellen every time we need a petsitter. She was truly the best! She loved our pup as her own- was flexible, caring, knows shy/fearful dogs well, and most importantly, our dog was comfortable and happy staying with her.

Ellen K.
Ellen K.

About Ellen

years of experience
  • Verified Background Check
  • Rover 101

Dog lovers will love yours as ours!

We are avid dog lovers and I am a member of several rescue organizations in NE and NY. I currently have 3 rescued small dogs, 2 of which were badly treated as breeder females in a puppy mill in upstate New York. My friends saved them from a bullet to the head and brought them to me to love them back to life. We adore being surrounded by wet noses and slurpy kisses.

I will ...

What Ellen would like to know about your dog

- Is the dog neutered
- Sex and age
- Any history of biting
- Any fears such as thunder, loud noises, door bells, etc.
- Ability to get along with other dogs and new people
- Up to date vaccinations and no fleas or ticks
None of these things exempt your pup from being a guest in our home. I just need to know how best to take care of them with the exception of biting (not puppy or playing nipping... that's just fine) and a recent and/or current flea/tic infestation. Your dog would have to be treated and clean before his/her visit in order to keep my pups safe and not to infect other visitors from getting them from our home. Please be honest. I can help you to find experts that can help with these issues and to help your dog to feel better and be happier.

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

About Ellen's Home

Lives in a House
Non-Smoking Household
No Children Present
Has a Fenced Yard
Has 3 Dogs, No Other Pets
Ellen's Pets


Shih Tzu
10 years, 6 mo. old, 13 lbs.

Zoe Zoe

Lhasa Apso
16 years, 4 mo. old, 15 lbs.

Lily "B"

Shih Tzu
11 years, 6 mo. old, 10 lbs.

When Ellen watches your pet

Here's where we'll take our walks
In the neighborhood that has mostly one way streets with sidewalks and down to the beach where they can play during times allowed by the town. The roads have hilly and flat areas with lots of trees and plenty of other dogs with their folks on their own walks.

Your dog's sleeping arrangement
Your dog can sleep where he/she is the most comfortable such as in the kitchen or in the family room on the couch or on their bed with 2 of my dogs (the 2 babies rescued from the puppy mill are afraid to go up stairs even if we carry them up, they run right back down) or in our room on the floor in his/her bed or even in our bed if that is what they want and can fit :)

Time I'll spend with your dog
I will be with your dog almost full time unless I have a quick errand. I work from home and am in the same room with the dogs all day except when they are in the back yard to play (no more than 10 minutes alone). I also will play and walk with them for an hour or two a day.

In Ellen's Home

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

Ellen's Neighborhood

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