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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

Jacqueline Y. (she/her)
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Pet Care Provider 

Former veterinary assistant and life long guardian angel of animal friends.

 

Animal caretaking has been a natural instinct of mine since early childhood. I’ve been a mama to rabbits, birds, frogs, dogs, and more recently, cats! As a kid I always answered “what do you want to be when you grow up?” with “a veterinarian!” Going down that road as an adult, I quickly discovered while working at an animal hospital that my emotions run high for all animals, not just my own, and the love bond between them and their human(s) is not something I could bear to see lost or in jeopardy on a daily basis. And so I’ve found a way to provide my caring nature in other ways, such as drop-in visits, walking, and/or overnight sitting for friends & clients, as I reroute my career path towards dental hygiene. 

 

I have an ability to form both instant and earned connections with animals of all breeds, with gentle and idle hands. I’m especially fond of and confident with pets with special needs. Delighted to be a part of the EC Petcare team, and can’t wait to meet and help care for your loved ones!

 

Certifications:

Pet CPR

Kelli L. (she/her)
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Pet Care Provider 

I grew up in a family full of kids and pets. I’m a born nurturer, I took care of my siblings and all our animals. I no longer have all those kids and animals (one daughter and one dog now) so I’ve found dog walking and pet drop in visits fill my need to care for other beings. I’ve taken care of a tiny Chihuahua who’s afraid of his own shadow to a gigantic Great Dane who thinks he’s a lap dog. I recently had the pleasure of caring for a pig, so much fun and a real learning experience.

 

It is my great pleasure to spend my day making sure client’s pets get the exercise and love they need. Their well being is always my top priority.

 

When I’m away from work I love to travel with my family, watch my daughter play volleyball and take my 10 year old pretty pittie, Chloe for walks.

 

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

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

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

Caroline P (she/her)
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Pet Care Provider

My whole world is my two dogs, Sir Elmer Roth Pahl (right) and Sir Dante Marcelle Pahl (left), who we both rescued about nine years ago from Lexi Dog and Oregon Dog Rescue. I grew up with our first dog Sir Maxwell Pahl, who was adopted before I was born in Atlanta and stole my parents heart- so much so my dad wasn't even sure if he could love me as much as he loved Maxwell. That gene definitely got passed down to me, and I am a crazy dog mama who pampers and spoils my dog, and any other pets I can get my hands on.

Next year I am going to be completing my studies at Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, Florida as an Animal Studies major. Although leaving my dogs across the country is very difficult, I am learning so much and loving my time at my small, unique school. I also have a double minor in Women and Gender Studies and Sociology, which along with my Animal Studies major are my two main passions and interests. I would love to combine those in my volunteer or work, and I am also looking to animal (specifically dog) rescue and rehab, as well as animal assisted interventions for possible future careers.

I have been on the other side of hiring a dog sitter many times, so now I get to provide the care at the level that I would want to receive it. My dogs are reactive, escape-artists, particular about humans, and will rummage through anything to find a hint of food; I advocate for their needs and strive to make them as comfortable, happy, and enriched as possible. I am definitely used to dealing with special, individual needs and will take any direction of how your animal needs to be cared for.

 

I have also volunteered walking dogs at dog shelters for many years (Oregon Dog Rescue and Oregon Humane Society). I volunteered at the Tampa Bay SPCA for multiple months at their orphaned wildlife department caring for a variety of baby animals and their needs. During the summer of 2021, I was an intern at Wildhearts Rescue PDX (a full foster dog rescue) and held many responsibilities. I worked over 130 hours with dogs rescued from South Korea. I made complete foster packages, ran errands to purchase supplies and transfer items, coordinated with foster parents, walked and trained specific dogs, assisted with picking up new dogs from SeaTac Airport I am currently interested in animal rescue and animal-assisted interventions.

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

Rebecca L . (she/her)
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Pet Care Provider

Animals are my passion, ever since I was a little kid, I used to take pictures of all the cats and dogs in my neighborhood.  Even raccoons and other wildlife at a distance, whose essence should best be enjoyed in photos.

As I grew older, I started putting my focus in pet care, primarily dogs and cats.  I had the opportunity, when I lived in San Francisco, to work for a doggy daycare and take daily walks for clients. I am very enthusiastic in the animal care field, every new challenge that is presented becomes an opportunity to hone my skill set. 

Throughout my career I provided care for cats, birds, fish and other species. My specialty is dog walking and day/overnight care.  I have worked with dogs of all sizes, including some over 120lbs. I have experience with hyper and eccentric pups and to those that do not engage well with strangers or require isolation from other dogs.

Food, fresh air , exercise and attention are some of the most important essentials a pet should have in their care regimen. I will also happily administer medication to an animal in pill and injection forms if that is a required duty during the time of care.

At home there is my beloved dog, Bear.  He is a Border Collie mixed with Great Dane. He was not socialized with other dogs at a young age, so he was in foster care for his 4th year with no destination until I came along.  I moved to Portland to create a home for him.

He has no mean bone in his body; he loves everyone. He’s a little nervous around people, but as expected, he gets better over time and shows his love.  Bear is truly one of a kind and I’m glad I was able to adopt him. He inspired me to pursue animal care full-time and never do anything else but that.

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.