Elliott's Pet Care, Ryan Elliott
Elliott's Pet Care, Ryan Elliott

Elliott's Pet Care, Ryan Elliott

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Introduction: I don't have a pet of my own, so I like being able to help others take care of their pets while they are on a week long (or more) vacation or a weekend get a way. People appreciate my service because they get to leave their pet at home while they are away. Often times pets go thru emotional anxiety because their owners aren't there, but at least they get to stay in their home under my care. **Please note the published prices are based under one dog. An extra charge of $5 applies for an additional dog for walks and pet sitting.

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Hired 22 times

Serves Deerfield, IL

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2 employees

21 years in business

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Apple Pay, Cash, Check, Venmo, Zelle

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This pro indicated that they reviewed CDC safety guidelines for COVID-19 and pledged to do the following:

Maintain 6 feet of distance from customers

Wear masks during the job

Wear gloves during the job

Disinfect surfaces touched during the job

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Customers rated this pro highly for professionalism, responsiveness, and work quality.

Exceptional 5.0

11 reviews


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Rob C.

Pet Sitting

Ryan Elliott did a superior job for me and my cats. He sent me daily photos to show me everyone were doing just fine. And I could tell from the pictures that my cats liked and approached him too. He will be my go to guy for pet sitting from now on. Thanks, Ryan, for your excellent care.
Sep 15, 2021
Sari B.

Pet Sitting

Ryan is very professional! I wanted to leave my dogs in their own home, which I was able to do. I have two dogs, one is 16 yrs. old, knowing he was in his own home allowed me to leave without worry. I would recommend Elliots Pet Service if you ever need pet care.
Elliott's Pet Care, Ryan Elliott's reply
Thank you for the wonderful review, Sari! I appreciate it very much and I’m pleased you’re happy with the service we provided!
Aug 20, 2021
Pam K.

Pet Sitting

Ryan Elliott of Elliott’s Pet Care was fantastic! I could only choose three of the five items so I picked the first three; however, value and punctuality would apply, as well. Our pets mean the world to us, and he was wonderful with them. Texted photos (per our request) and gave us updates. Highly recommend Elliott’s Pet Care and will definitely use Ryan Elliott again!
Elliott's Pet Care, Ryan Elliott's reply
Thank you for the great review, Pam! I really appreciate it!!
Jun 27, 2021
Kris B.

Pet Sitting

We had a great experience with Ryan from start to finish and will definitely be using him again! He is caring, responsive, responsible and I felt extremely comfortable leaving my dogs in his care! He gave us daily updates and left our house clean and our dogs happy! I can’t say enough great things!
Sep 21, 2021
Ann P.

Pet Sitting

Ryan cared for my 2 cats & he did such an outstanding job that I have him booked for several future times. One of the cats needs special care & meals every 4 hours. The cat has IBS & Ryan followed directions & the cat had no episodes on his watch! Ryan fed the cats, played with them & kept us updated every time he visited ( 4 times a day) with pictures. And I know the litter boxes were taken care of frequently - we really appreciate that Ryan even swept the bathrooms - one cat is a mess maker - Ryan is responsible, dependable, caring, & the cats took to Ryan immediately. You mind will certainly be at ease with Ryan in charge!
Elliott's Pet Care, Ryan Elliott's reply
Thank you for the wonderful review, Ann! I really appreciate it and look forward to watching the cats again!!
Jun 29, 2021
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Ryan Elliott


  • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

    I have a New Client Information Sheet which gives me all information needed to take care of your pet(s) while under our care which will be emailed to you. It also lists any terms and conditions that we have. I also like to schedule what I call a "Meet & Greet," which includes a meeting with your pet(s), yourself, an associate on my team, and myself to make sure we're all comfortable with each other.

  • How did you get started doing this type of work?

    I've been in the pet care industry for over 20-years. I started when I was 20-years-old, and started 'house/dog sitting' for a friend of my mother's. Eventually, my client base grew between 10-15 clients. Last year (2020), I saw an acquaintance of mine was selling her pet care business. I was in the real estate field for over 20-years, and was let go from my position in October of 2019, because my boss found out that I was interviewing with other companies. After 4 months of sending out resumes, getting no responses until after the New Year, receiving lousy job offers, etc, I decided to jump off the driving board (so to speak), and start my own pet care business full-time!

  • What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?

    Always schedule a Meet & Greet to make sure everyone is happy! You want to be able to see how your pet sitter, dog walker, etc interact with your furry friend.

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