Nurse, Teacher, Traveler, Animal Lover

Chicago Loop, IL, US
36 Reviews

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Reviews (36)

Heather & George

This was our second housesitting with Ellen. We’re incredibly grateful that she arranged her own travel schedule to make this sit work for us. As she did on

Lake Balboa, CA, US · 11 Nov - 15 Nov 2021

Ellen was an amazing housesitter. She communicated clearly with us, sent updates on the little ones, and left the house looking beautiful. She was super

Los Angeles Downtown, CA, US · 22 Oct - 01 Nov 2021

How fortunate we feel to have connected with Ellen on this site! It was a breeze setting up all the sit details with her since she's a terrific

Pasadena, CA, US · 21 Oct - 24 Oct 2021
Bobbie Jo

Aw man, where to start. I'll start at the end. First, I promised I'd write this review when i got home last night and I broke that promise. I'm sorry Ellen

Ensenada, Mexico · 04 Sep - 15 Oct 2021

We have used Ellen to look after our pets on multiple occasions now. We know when we leave them with her they will be safe, well cared for, with plenty of

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam · 19 Jun - 25 Jun 2020

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Ellen is an extremely conscientious and organized pet and house sitter. Not only would I trust her with my home and pets, I would trust her with my children

Employment reference · 04 April 2017


Hi! I'm Ellen, an active traveler in my 50s. I love kids, pets and travel. I used this site for my own home so many times while I have traveled, now it's my turn! I have a current fingerprinted FBI background check. I can provide extensive

Why I want to house sit

I use house sitting as one of the tools in my survival kit to travel the world on a budget so my reviews are very important to me, and I understand they are earned :) I can be happy anywhere for a week, a month or a year. I teach English

My experience

I am the owner of a rental property in Chicago and have had the pleasure and responsibilities of pets all my life. I understand what it is to run a household and will treat yours as tho it were my own. I can take direction and be trusted to

Pet care experience

  • Dogs
  • Cats
  • Reptiles
  • Horses
  • Fish
  • Livestock
  • Birds
  • Small pets


December 2021
January 2022
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Preferred countries

  • Albania
  • Algeria
  • Argentina
  • Armenia
  • Austria
  • Bolivia

Profile details

retired hospice nurse, retired primary headmistress