ellie

Pet first aid certified, experienced animal caretaker.

North Vancouver
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Dog walking
Min. 30-minute walks
5 CAD for each additional pet
35 CAD
/walk
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About ellie

My name is Ellie.

Animals have always been apart of my life. I grew up on farm caring for multiple animals and species at a time, in university I worked with animal welfare organizations to create educational content for people who care for animals. I have also worked as a lead pet care specialist at a boarding and daycare facility responsible for 80+ dogs and cats at a time.

I am also trained and comfortable administering medications (injections, pills, syringes etc.) to multiple species. I have regularly had to safely handle, groom, treat, and perform first aid and basic husbandry for a variety of species. And have both my pet first aid certification, and a certification in Animal Behaviour and Welfare from the University of Edinburgh, and Dog Emotion and Cognition from Duke U. I have my Veterinary Assistant Certification / Animal Care Aid from North Island College.

I am currently working as a dog walker and pet sitter on the north shore while also doing photography work. My photography work benefits you, as you'll receive plenty of pictures of your pet while in my care! I also post a lot of my pets / walks and stuff on my instagram @yourdogdigsme

Experience caring for: dogs, cats, rodents, fish, livestock and more.

I treat every pet as if they were my own, and before any action ask myself what would I want done for me?

I absolutely adore all animals and are dedicated to providing the best care possible to all animals.

If booking a house sitting, please sure to notify your vet of the dates in which I'll be caring for your pet. Some clinics require you fill out a paper to ensure your pet gets care if a sitter brings them in.

Open to dog walking, pet sitting, and bathroom breaks. I am also happy to water plants, check the mail and other basic tasks while you're away. Sadly I am unable to host pets at my home, but open to other possibilities, feel free to ask.

walks / drop ins / breaks between 7am and 4pm. I am also open to daycare services at the pets home.

Fall and winter times to be posted

Want to know more about me? Feel free to ask!

I currently have a pet free home meaning I can give your pet 100% if my attention.

ellie's services

At your home

Dog Walking
An experienced dog walker will pick up your dog from your home for a 30 min walk
5 CAD for each additional pet
35 CAD
/walk
One home visit a day
Book a pet sitter to stop by your home to feed and play with your pet
25 CAD
/day
House Sitting
A sitter stays overnight in your home and cares for your pet
100 CAD
/night
Two home visits a day
Two drop-in visits for your pet
35 CAD
/day

ellie also offers

Pick up / drop off

Cancellation policy: Moderate

Full refund if canceled before 12:00 p.m. 7 days before the booking, 50% refund afterward.

No refund is payable if the booking is canceled on or after the start date.

Note: All times are based on the sitter’s time zone

Doggy day care and Dog walks always have a flexible cancellation policy:

Full refund if canceled before 12:00 p.m. one day before the booking, 50% refund afterward.

No refund is payable if the booking is canceled on or after the start date.

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House Sitting
Maddy, 2024-05-16

Ellie is a fantastic sitter and dogwalker! My dogs love her.

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House Sitting
Maddy, 2024-04-12

Ellie was so amazing with my two dogs! She sent great pictures and the dogs were very relaxed when I got home. One of my dogs requires a lot of special care and she was fantastic with him. Highly recommend Ellie for all your pet needs!

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Specific Skills

I speak English
+5 years of experience
Familiar with dog training techniques
I have worked in animal welfare in a variety of capacities throughout my life. I have walked been a pet sitter and walker for over year for a dog walking company. On top of walks I most recently I was in charge of caring for 80+ pets of various sizes, backgrounds, breeds, needs and reactivity levels. I also have a strong understanding of animal behaviour, breed characteristics and positive training techniques. I left due to their standards of care dropping. I am also pet first aid certified. And I am currently enrolled in North Island Colleges, Animal Care Aid program (remotely), graduating in May 2024.

Experience with

Animal welfare as a volunteer
Rescuing pets
Behavioural problems

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ellie

ellie

Pet first aid certified, experienced animal caretaker.

North Vancouver
Dog walking
Min. 30-minute walks
5 CAD for each additional pet
35 CAD
/walk
All services and rates
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Cancellation policy: Moderate

Full refund if canceled before 12:00 p.m. 7 days before the booking, 50% refund afterward.

No refund is payable if the booking is canceled on or after the start date.

Note: All times are based on the sitter’s time zone

Doggy day care and Dog walks always have a flexible cancellation policy:

Full refund if canceled before 12:00 p.m. one day before the booking, 50% refund afterward.

No refund is payable if the booking is canceled on or after the start date.

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