House Sitting

in your home
per night

Drop-In Visits

30-minute check-ins
per visit

Dog Walking

30-minute walks
per walk
Response Rate
Response Time
A few minutes

Traveling Preferences

Additional Preferences
  • Dogs Over 1 Year Old


  • Available
  • Unavailable
House Sitting Cancellation Policy:
Drop-In Visits Cancellation Policy:
Dog Walking Cancellation Policy:


repeat clients
5 Reviews

Julie B.
Julie B.
Jan 7, 2017
Verified Stay

Ellen was awesome! One of our dogs sustained an injury during our vacation. The concern she displayed and the care she provided was very reassuring. We knew our three dogs were in good hands.

Ellen S.
Ellen S.
Holly K.
Holly K.
Dec 27, 2016
Verified Stay

Ellen did wonderful with Rocco! He has an injured leg and was able to give meds and lots of love while I was away. It takes a lot of trust to allow a new person in your home and she was def trustworthy! Rocco and I will be using her again for sure!

Ellen S.
Ellen S.
Aug 30, 2016
Verified Stay

Thank you again so much for staying with our pups for the night. It is always nerve racking leaving them, but for once, we came back to no messes to clean up, and no sick pets! I appreciated the check ins and that we truly didn't have to worry about them while we were away.

Ellen S.
Ellen S.

About Ellen

years of experience
  • Verified Background Check

Animal Lover

Throughout my entire life, I have had multiple pets (dogs, cats, fish, birds, rabbits, and snakes). Since I can remember, my sole purpose in life was to take care of my pets as if they were my own children. I currently have a dachshund mix and a cat. Both are spoiled to death. I love all animals and enjoy providing them with the love and care that they need. I am willing to do more ...

What Ellen would like to know about your dog

The main thing I would like to know is how the dog gets along with other dogs (if I take them on westcliff, doggie park, doggie beach, etc.). Do I need to be aware of any barks that the dog makes (are growling sounds an indicator of the dog's fear or a sign of play?)

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

When Ellen watches your pet

I love taking dogs down to the doggie beach in Santa Cruz (if the dog is friendly) and walks along westcliff. I enjoy hiking, so if allowed, your dog may join me on a hike (I will be bringing lots of water!). Otherwise, around the neighborhood or anywhere the dog currently loves to go.

Ellen's Service Area

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