Pet Carer Ellie gives us the low-down on her services and talks about what it’s like to be a sitter...
Hello! I’m Ellie; crazy dog lady, part time artist and full time pet sitter 👋🏼
I set up Woodland Walkies Pet Sitting because I wanted to offer 24hr pet care in your own home. What makes this service so special, you ask? Well, it’s a great alternative to kennels because your dogs are spending the entirety of their holiday with a full-time sitter in an environment that’s stress-free, familiar and safe. No loud noises, threatening barks, or dirty kennels.
I have over 3 years experience of being an overnight pet sitter, and I‘ve dealt with dogs of all different shapes, sizes and personalities!
What makes Woodland Walkies unique is that unlike many pet carers, I spend all my time with your dogs during the day. I am solely a sitter, meaning I don’t leave the house to walk other people’s dogs, instead I choose to cover one client at a time. I like to explain my services as sort of “temporarily moving in”...I stay with your pets 24/7 and they receive all of my fuss, love and affection!
My favourite kind of sits have been the ones where I get to care for very timid, anxious dogs who aren’t used to being away from their owners... I’m quite a chilled out individual so I think the dogs pick up on this, and by the end of the stay it’s truly beautiful to have gained their trust enough to see them truly come out of their shell. 🐾
As both a qualified and self-taught artist, I am currently in the process of adding pet portraits to my services, so keep an eye out!
I love my job. It’s not always easy, but it’s very therapeutic and can be so rewarding. If you are interested in hiring me as a pet sitter, do not hesitate to get in touch. I look forward to meeting your furry friends.