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 dog trainer and owner of EC Petcare, I will always make sure your animal is safe, give educated suggestions to help with certain behavior issues, and use my education/experience to make sure you and your fur baby are 100% satisfied.
Carrie B. (she/her)
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.
Langdon P. (he/him)
Pet Care Provider
I've always loved and been surrounded by animals. Some of my first animal memories were of my mother letting me choose my own kitten from a ready to be adopted litter; I chose an incredibly original name, Spot!
Since that time, I have had dogs, cats, rabbits, a couple of Guinea Pigs, and even a bird. I have enjoyed the uniqueness of them all, but my first love has always been dogs.
I currently have two Boston Terriers, Poppy and Riley. While I enjoy their characteristics, having an active boarding and walking business allows me to see all breeds and sizes.
Not only have I been taking care of dogs for over 10 years, both dog sitting and boarding in my home, in continuing my love for dogs and growing business, I recently achieved my Dog Training Certification from Animal Behavioral College. I am also certified for canine and feline First Aid and pet CPR.
I look forward to taking care of your pet's needs!
Kelli L. (she/her)
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.
Tessa W. (she/her)
Pet Care Provider
Since I was born, dogs have always been a part of my life. I was very attached to our Corgi, Angie, as a kid. When she passed, we adopted another Corgi who I chose to name Annie because the name sounded similar to Angie, who I deeply missed. I took Annie for lots of walks and runs to a nearby river, played hours of fetch, and chased her down the street many, many times when she found a way to sneak out. Since moving to Portland, I haven't been able to have a dog of my own, so I started walking professionally in 2018. It's been so great to get to know a variety of doggo personalities and go on fun adventures around the city. I've also done some pet sitting and have experience administering medications.
It's been my honor to ensure that the pets I care for get the love and care that they need, so I'm very excited to be working with EC Petcare. My top priority will always be to make your pet feel safe and supported when you are away.
Aria C. (she/they)
Pet Care Provider
Since moving to Oregon in 2018, I quickly went to pet sitting animals as a form of income and have been able to gain much insight, knowledge and experience with many types of dogs of all ages, sizes, and conditions. With my own dogs and other clients, I’ve been able to have first hand experience with administering different forms of medication including oral, eye drops, injections. I am a very go with the flow, calm type of personality and I definitely believe that the animals I care for can sense that. My priority is always making sure the pet is feeling safe and loved.
I currently have just one furbaby, a sassy cat named Milo. He was not the best situation for the first few months of his life, so he has anxiety a lot of times and isn’t always trusting of humans. Very quickly he was spoiled and knew he could be comfortable and happy - now he’s quite a mommas boy!
I’ve always had a close connection with animals, so much so, that I live a vegan life style and treat all animals with the upmost care and patience!
Romana S. (she/her)
Pet Care Provider
My name is Romana (pronounced as [ROW-MAWN-UH]) and my pronouns are she/her.
I am committed to providing clients with descriptive information each time we have meetings whether it be a mid-day drop in or overnights! I pride myself on running a business with solid communication that is committed to taking the best care of both of you when you are remote as well as the animals. Upon entering homes, my first step is them first and my second step is setting my own stuff down.
I have approximately 6 years of pet sitting experience with mostly dogs and have even done long term cat-care for two months in a previous home of mine. I co-parented for a few years which, unfortunately came to an end this year. For the meantime, I do not have an animal of my own in my care, which provides more dedication to those I get to take care of! I pride myself on making everyone's days easier by ensuring your animals enjoy the amount of quality time, short or long, that we spend together.
Ash S. (she/her)
Pet Care Provider
Animals were my first loves as a child, and that passion has only grown with me over time! The pooches and kitties in my life have always been my besties - I am more of a dog person than people person, no question!
I have experience working with dogs and cats in a veterinary setting, so I'm a pro at assisted walks, administering meds, special diets, and grumpy babies.
Personally, I've had three different pups in my pack throughout different points in life - all with trauma and behavioral issues that we worked through together.
Currently, it's just me and my Aya kitty at home, so I would love the opportunity to spend time playing with and loving on your fur babies! Knowing first hand how emotionally trying it can be (for everyone) to separate from our beloved furry family members, I am committed to loving, priority care for your pet while you are away.
“Ellaree has been working with my dog Jesse for close to six months now and he is a whole new dog! Ellaree is a wonderful communicator and very reliable. Also if Jesse is acting out I can call her and she has a number of suggestions. As a brand new dog owner her guidance has been very helpful. Ellaree has also dog sat for Jesse in my home and this was extremely helpful.”
“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!!”
“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.”