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Owner

Dog Trainer     

Ellaree C. (she/her)

 

My life has always revolved around loving and taking care of animals. When I was a little girl, I grew up on a farm outside of Amity, OR. My mother would constantly catch me playing under the barn with the family dogs, getting filthy playing with the pigs (I, of course, named every single one), or laying in the field with the cows. When we had to move into the city, I joined a 4 H group for Cavies (guinea pigs) and have had numerous cute little squeaky furballs be a part of my life. Since we did live in a small town, the neighbors all saw my passion for animals and would have me take care of their fur kids when they went on vacation(s). I never imaged at 8 years old that I would have a career around something I was so passionate about.

In 2011, I started volunteering at the Willamette Humane Society walking dogs. Throughout the year I was there, I also helped with charitable events and was able to raise around $1,000 for their nonprofit organization. During this time I also created a profile via various pet sitting websites and started pet sitting/dog walking as an independent contractor. As my clientele grew, seeing how suitable I was for the job, I desired more education.

In 2015 I began my dog training certification at Animal Behavior College (ABC). ABC is approved by the Bureau for Private Post-secondary and Vocational Education and is an internationally recognized school. My year long commitment to this program has provided me with a formal education in canine obedience training and understanding behavior and its motives. My certification, education and experience provide me the skills required to effectively and humanely train your dog while keeping alive the spark that makes your dog so special to you. During my training I became Pet CPR Certified, had over 20+ hours under the guidance of a mentor trainer, and I also got the joy of volunteering at the Pixie Project clicker training dogs to become more adoptable.

As a certified force free dog trainer who chooses to continue her education in the canine world and owner of EC Petcare, I promise I will always make sure your animal is safe, give educated suggestions to help with behavior issues, and use my education/experience to make sure you and your fur baby are 100% satisfied.

Certifications:

Dog Training

PPG Member

PPG - Just Want to Play

Pet CPR

Carrie B. (she/her)
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Pet Care Provider  

I am a native Oregonian, born and raised in Ashland. I inherited the gene for bonding with animals from my Dad and Grandpa. I got my first pony when I was 4 years old and it just carried throughout my life, being around animals and loving every minute of it. I grew up on a farm with horses, cows, sheep, pygmy goats and a border collie. Equestrian was my sport growing up. I entered horse shows doing Dressage and Show Jumping. Horses were my life. 

 

While at college, I volunteered at Equine Rescue & Sanctuary in New York, helping the owner take care of rescued horses. There I faced one of the most difficult jobs – handling horses, donkeys and mules that suffered from animal cruelty – abuse, neglect and abandonment. I loved the position there very much because I was able to be around animals that really needed positive human attention. 

 

I have continued doing animal care, on and off, since college. My calming energy seems to be a hit with many pets. I volunteered at an Animal Shelter to walk dogs. And I have always been available to do pet sitting for many friends and for those referred by friends. In 2012, I became an independent contractor and started working for another pet sitting/dog walking company here in Portland. I am excited to add EC Petcare to my family. 

 

I have two purr boys at home, Lazar and Xerxes. They are Siberian cats, with dog-like personalities. Lazar turns my STUBBORN dog-lover friends (who swear they hate cats) into cat-lovers.

 

Certifications:

Pet CPR

Larissa M. (she/her)
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Pet Care Provider 

I was born and raised an animal lover in Oregon and was surrounded by many dogs of all sizes as long as I can remember.  I trained and raised puppies alongside my dad from the age of 10.  I was always the friend other’s looked to for dog, cat, ferret, rat or snake sitting.  Recently, I moved back from New York after the loss of my pit/boxer whom I cared for from 6 weeks to 16 1/2 years through her loss of mobility and dementia.  I have a huge skill set for senior dogs, big dogs and special needs doggos and I know how hard finding competent care is!


I am currently without a furry companion for the first time ever.  Helping and caring for animals is the best therapy I have found and I love that I have found a way to keep them in my life during this time.
As an live performance artist in the time of Covid, I found my days fairly free and for the last year I have been boarding and walking pups full time.  My work as a creative artist makes my schedule quite flexible and I am looking to fill my days with as many cute critters as I can.  My greatest joy is earning trust and learning the communication styles of each new animal friend.  Can’t wait to meet you!

 

Certifications:

Pet CPR

Austin S. (he/him)
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Pet Care Provider 

My name is Austin Sevigny, I am originally from Melbourne, Florida. I have had the opportunity teaching math to a diverse population of students in Palm Beach, FL, Salt Lake City, Utah, Arcata, California and here in Portland, Oregon over the last 9 years.  I currently still tutor math but my true passion is hiking and backpacking with dogs.  My evolution to loving pets didn't start until my late 20s when I discovered hiking having moved from Florida to Utah in 2010, it was there that I volunteered at a massive shelter for various animals including birds, cats, and dogs, called Best Friends Animals Sanctuary.  I started to volunteer pet sit for any friend or family member who needed help and absolutely fell in love with the possibility of caring for others' pets as a job.  I genuinely care so much for all animals and adventuring with them has given me and the animals such authentic joy and I can't wait to meet and care for yours.

 

Certifications:

Pet CPR

Aspen K.
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Pet Care Provider 

Dog Trainer In Training

I grew up in Eugene, Oregon with a menagerie of pets and have been living in Portland for the past twelve years. I’ve spent the better part of the last decade working with animals, and the last several years with dogs specifically.

 

Currently I work part time as an assistant at a dog training school and part time dog walking, pet sitting and adventuring. Finding positive reinforcement dog training has changed my life and career path, and I’m pursuing a CPDT (Certified Professional Dog Trainer) certification and hoping to sit for the exam in the next year or two. I know I’ll be learning and growing alongside dogs and other animals for a very long time.

 

I share my life with my senior cat Silver and a two year old cattle dog mix named Shade. I’m so excited to meet and hear stories about your pets. Helping others love and care for their animals is an honor I’ll never take for granted.

Certifications:

Pet CPR

Ashley S. (she/her)
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Pet Care Provider 

Hi! I'm Ashley, wildlife resource technician and animal lover. I've been pet sitting since I moved to Portland in 2011. Dogs and cats have been a huge source of joy, humor, and connection for me throughout my life. As an avid hiker, I have successfully adventured with many dog friends, protecting them while facilitating memorable experiences. I have many years of experience pet sitting, so I'm no stranger to pets of all shapes and sizes. I have extensive experience with special medication needs, diets, as well as various physical restrictions. I will treat your loved one as if they were my own and shower them with love and attention.


You can expect that I'll go the extra mile for your pet: you want me to rub coconut oil on their gums and paws? You got it. You want me to give them a massage? Done. You just let me know and I'll be more than happy to do it.

Certifications:

Pet CPR

Nick K. (he/him)
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Pet Care Provider

Dog Trainer

I am a native Oregonian. I grew up with dogs and cats all around me. My love for animals carried on from my childhood to interning at the Oregon zoo for almost five years. I had the opportunity to work with and care for all types of animals. Working at the Oregon zoo at a young age really fueled my passion for caring for animals and gathering knowledge about animal care and development. After the zoo, I started volunteering in animal sanctuaries. 

 

I have a few pets of my own, a dog, a cat, and two lizards. However, I have had many different pets over the years like snakes, hedgehogs, rabbits, and other lizard types. I have been working with dogs for the last ten years, I have been a dog daycare attendant, I have managed dog daycares, and have been a trainer at dog daycares, and I have worked at a vet clinic as a trainer. I am currently attending CATCH dog training academy and am acquiring my CPDT (Certified Professional Dog Trainer) this year. 

 

I have worked with animals for over 15 years, and my passion and patience for them never diminishes. I am currently studying Biology hoping to increase my knowledge of animals and grow my skills. 

Certifications:

Pet CPR

Rojer (he/him)
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Pet Care Provider 

I have adored animals since the moment baby me came home and met the family dog! Some of my earliest memories are being licked by dogs and meeting the neighbor's cats. I originally grew up with dogs and was particularly obsessed with rats as a kid but eventually became a huge fan of cats and ferrets, the latter two animals being my current pets. I'm quite certain there has not been a day in my life that I didn’t think about animals!

 

On my sixth birthday, my parents brought home a dog as a birthday present, a terrier named Maddie. They quickly realized they may have made a grave mistake when Maddie came with an assortment of behavioral issues and wouldn't hesitate to bite if her boundaries were crossed. When my parents considered rehoming her, six-year-old me overheard their conversation and I pleaded with them not to. So, Maddie stayed with our family for the rest of her long life, and growing up alongside her gave me early experience with an aggressive, reactive, and leash-aggressive dog. She was all-in-one! 

 

As soon as I was old enough to, I attended several training classes with Maddie and put in years of hard work needed to build a connection with her. Maddie truly broadened my understanding of animal behavior like no other animal has since and I now have a soft spot for animals with behavioral issues. Had I immediately resented my dog the first time she attacked me, who knows where she might have ended up. This insight has fueled my passion for all animals, not just the friendly ones! One of my life goals is to work closely with aggressive cats in need, such as rescues or local feral populations. 

 

It is with that same sentiment that I guarantee no matter what your pet throws at me, I will return only love, patience, and acceptance. 

Certifications:

Pet CPR

Allison P. (she/her)
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Pet Care Provider

Hi everyone! When I’m not taking care of your pets, I’m working from home as a visual artist, graphic designer, and spiritual reader. I’m also working on a certification in animal communication. I grew up in California with two cats and currently have one feline familiar, plus a number of dogs and cats in my extended family that I look after regularly - giving meds, baths, brushing teeth/fur, and other specific care. I absolutely love dogs and have years of experience pet sitting big & small pups. I've also had the opportunity to rescue and re-home a few cats. I will care for your pets as if they were my own and believe in building trust over time through patience, consistency, stability, and a whole lot of love. Looking forward to meeting you and your fur babies!

Certifications:

Pet CPR

Juliette B. (she/her)
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Pet Care Provider

I am originally from France, I grew up in a small village that had a lot of stray cats. As a result, I've been around cats my whole life. The most my family had at once was 9 and it was the best! I then moved to the US in 2008 (with our cats of course). Within the year we got a dog, and sure enough a few years later a second dog. I enjoyed training them and giving them all my love and attention. We adopted a few more cats along the way, one of whom lives with me now. Her name is Chiara and she is a very small, but loud Siamese cat, and she is my world! In high school, I volunteered for an animal shelter, caring mainly for puppies. I started pet sitting for my sister when went on vacation a few years ago, watching her 2 cats and 2 young golden retrievers.
 

Currently, I work from home for a tech company which gives me enough flexibility to hang out with animals in my free time! I have always loved animals and am so eager and thankful that you are entrusting you with your fur babies! I know how important they are. Can't wait to meet you!

Certifications:

Pet CPR

Olivia M. (she/her)
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Pet Care Provider

Hi! My names Olivia/Liv and I’m currently a student at Portland State University studying Biology/Psychology and Neuroscience. I have worked with animals all my life, igniting in me an immense love for all sorts of pets including but not limited to dogs, cats, goats, lizards and iguanas, snakes, mice and rats! You may even be able to find the kid (baby goat) in my profile picture alongside the beautiful Great Pyrenees pup! 

I have fostered around 40 rescue dogs throughout my upbringing, teaching me the behavioral uniqueness of every pup. I have ample experience with reactive and leash sensitive dogs as well as pups that resource guard - but every pup is different and please share with me how you meet their needs! 

More recently, I have worked as a Canine Coach at a doggy daycare center, emphasizing the value in packs for dogs in-training - often I would manage a play area of around 20 dogs at a time, keeping the peace between hyperactive dogs and the more submissive type. But, I value one-on-one interaction and training with pets above all. 

Certifications:

Pet CPR

Shelby H. (she/they)
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Pet Care Provider

Hey there, I’m Shelby, but plenty of great folks call me Ace too. I was born and raised in southern Florida around all sorts of insane wildlife from coyotes, to gators, to giant snakes and parrots. My family raised me around no less than half a dozen cats, and multiple dogs and of 

of course our beloved parrots. My lifelong love of animals started early when my poor mother would find me rescuing abandoned kittens and baby possums off the side of the road when I went out to play. I’ve never stopped being an animal lover and rescuer since those early days of playing in the front yard in the middle of wild Florida country. Coming to Oregon in early 2017, I’m still out here doing my very best to be a haven for all kinds of critters and I currently home quite a few exotic reptile rescues (the coolest being a giant tegu!) that were deemed unfit for adoption or abandoned previously. 

 

My entire career path has led me through animal wellness and a plethora of work involving pet nutrition, rescue, rehab and training. I love working with animals that plenty of others won’t give a proper chance to, because I believe in the power of patience, understanding, and learning to thrive in your environment. I take that approach with every pet I meet: respect and kindness all the way no matter how much time and effort it takes. There’s no critter I don’t want to absolutely adore so rest assured all your beloved pets from the furry to the scaly are in good hands!

Certifications:

Pet CPR

Jackie W. (she/they)
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Pet Care Provider

Greetings Friends! I'm Jackie and I’ve been working in the pet care industry since 2014 in Portland, OR and Philadelphia, PA doing dog walking/sitting/boarding and cat sitting/boarding. I have worked w/ fuzzy pals of all shapes and sizes and believe in building relationships through positive reinforcement, kindness, PATIENCE, and understanding. It’s all about positive connections! Fun fact, I am also an artist and animals are frequent subjects of my work. :) Happy to be part of the team/pack and looking forward to meeting all your fuzzy friends!  

Certifications:

Pet CPR

TESTIMONIALS

I love EC pet care and I recommend them to everyone! I was worried about trying to find a dog trainer to help my dog's anxiety because I didn't want to work with anyone who used negative reinforcement or punishments, and EC pet care was a great fit. We used treats, praise, and mental stimulation (walks, sniffs, puzzle toys, etc.), and when I started working their suggestions into our daily routine, my dog's anxiety became completely manageable. They taught me to identify triggers and how to handle them in a productive way. It's a lot of work, but it's worth it and I still use their strategies today

Brianna B

“This girl works so hard with our somewhat problematic fur babies! Ellaree has pet sat, trained, and walked my dogs for me for over a year now. I couldn't be happier, she loves them as much as we do. Thank you for all you do!!”


Delphia S.

“EC Petcare is absolutely fantastic. When we are out of town, they take care of our nearly 11 year old cat, Icarus, and it has made a huge difference for my husband and I when we travel. EC Petcare spends time playing with Icarus and giving him the attention he needs, as well as the basics with food and litter, and has proven to be 100% reliable and great to work with. Icarus doesn't take to everyone, and the fact that he loves the staff of EC Petcare should be a sign that they are great with animals. I would highly recommend them to anyone needing animal care.”


Grace S.