About Me and 24/7 Pet Care
Full-Time Pet Sitter and Dog Walker
Hello! My name is Elizabeth Hoag, I'm 28 years old and I have lived with and cared for dogs, cats, and a rainbow of other animals since I was a child. The last 15 years I've devoted a good deal of time to learning dog training methods, specifically positive and balanced training. In December 2017 I graduated from University of Illinois with my BA in psychology. I focused on experimental and behavioral courses, giving me a formal education in the foundations of animal behavior to add to years of hands-on learning.
My husband and I share our home with an Australian Shepherd (Atlas), two cats (Loki and Thor), several angora rabbits (Kumo, Peach, and Felix), a canary (Nikko), and a corn snake (Tiny). I also maintain a 75 gallon freshwater aquarium stocked with rainbow fish, and a 5 gallon freshwater shrimp aquarium. While I don't own any currently, I have past experience caring for lizards, horses, ferrets and small animals such as mice and gerbils.
I am more than happy to look after almost any animal companion - if I don't have prior experience caring for the type of animal you have I will gladly spend the time necessary to learn how to!
While 24/7 Pet Care is primarily a one person business, as of November 2018 I have brought on my husband, Derwood, to act as an alternate sitter in case of emergency or if I have multiple requests with one or two overlapping times. My husband is covered by my insurance and bonding, and has a clear background check on file which I bring with me to meet & greets. My husband always shadows at least one visit with me for any client he provides care for, and as always, I do my very best not to overbook clients so your pets can receive the individual attention and care they deserve.
I started out pet sitting in Springfield November 2017 through Rover.com, and established 24/7 Pet Care in May 2018. While I no longer provide services through Rover's platform, you can still find my old profile there (https://www.rover.com/sit/ehoag90)! Feel free to pop over and read some reviews from past clients!
Yearly Background Check
Most recent: 8/7/2018
Pet First Aid Certified
Privately Insured through Pet Sitters Associates
BBB Accredited Business
Peace of mind for you, coverage for your pet and your home.
Documentation brought to every new client meet & greet.