Ellie W.

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Dog Lover in Melbourne

6 reviews
Response rate: 76%
About Ellie
For the last 25 years, I have always been around dogs and love all kinds, especially big dogs. When I was younger, I adopted my first dog from Lort Smith Animal Hospital. Initially I went in there hoping to find a loving puppy to call my own but instead, fell in love with an elderly Rottweiler called Guinevere. It didn't take me long to convince my parents that getting a giant scared rottweiler was the right decision as it was likely that she would get adopted due to the negative perception many people have because of her breed. She spent the last of her years with a loving family and was an extremely happy dog full of joy but unfortunately passed due to cancer spreading throughout her body.

When she passed, I couldn't bare going through that again so I began fostering dogs with Starting Over Dog Rescue. The rescue group would get a list of dogs from the pound that were due to be put to sleep and they would take them and send them off to foster families to look after them until they found their forever home so I met a lot of different dogs through that with all sorts of different needs. My last foster dog I had with the rescue group was a palliative care dog that people said was "a dead dog walking" because of his condition. He was given by the vet roughly 2 weeks to live so we made a bucket list and tried to achieve as much as possible in his last weeks. Little did we know that he was going to last a lot longer than the vet had suspected. We ended up having him for over a year until he passed which brings me to where I am today.

I currently don't have a dog but would happily look after your dog(s) whether it be pet sitting, minding, walking or even just visiting your dog while you're at work, I would be happy to help.
Owns pets
Pets Accepted
Small Dog
Medium Dog
Large Dog
Giant Dog
Rabbit /
Guinea Pig
Ellie's Home
Type: House
Medium backyard
Fenced backyard
Pets sleep indoors
Pets sleep outdoors
Cancellation: Moderate
A full refund will be offered to Pet Owners if they cancel up until 7 days before the booking at 12 noon. After which Pet Owners will be charged 50% of the total booking value.
Accepts last-minute bookings
Accepts long-term bookings
Reviews & Testimonials
repeat0 repeat stays
6 reviews
Helen C.
Pet Sitting - Aug 6, 2017
Ellie was fantastic. We had an update over the week-end with photos and our dogs Nala and George were very happy to see us but could tell they and been spoilt with attention. Ellie left the house spotless at the end of the stay - would definitely recommend her. Thanks Ellie from Helen, Stu, George and Nala
Tammy H.
Pet Sitting - Mar 13, 2017
Ellie looked after our two dogs and home like her own. We came home to two happy dogs and a clean house. Ellie sent plenty of photos of walks and fun with the dogs while we were away. We'd highly recommend her!
danielle h.
Pet Sitting - Jan 25, 2017
Ellie was absolutely brilliant! We would love to have her back if she will have us. We had a happy pooch on our arrival come. Thank you and I highly recommend getting Ellie in to look after your pet.
Bec J.
Pet Hosting - Dec 28, 2016
Ellie was awesome! She sent me regular photos and updates of my dog and took her to the beach for Christmas rather than leaving her on her own on a very hot Christmas Day. I would highly recommend Ellie.
Service & Rates
Overnight Pet Services
Pet Hosting
At Sitter's Home
not offered
Pet Sitting
At Pet's Home
$ 33 / night
Daytime Pet Services
Pet Day Care
not offered
House Visiting
$ 22 / visit
Dog Walking
$ 22 / walk
Dog Grooming
not offered
Dog Training
not offered
Pick Up - Drop Off
$ 5 / journey