These days we have everything we could ever want or need right at our fingertips just with the click of a button. Apps such as Lyft, Uber, Curb, Foodler, GrubHub, PostMates, DoorDashed, etc., are so useful for our hustle and bustle and will deliver practically anything you want right to your doorstep.
Similar to all the these, the new buzz around town are apps such as Rover and Wag!. These apps allow you to find dog walkers, pet sitters, “5-star” boarding, doggy day care – everything you need right from your smartphone. This is great, right? It’s wonderful that people have taken the time to create something that is useful and beneficial to our furry loved ones but is the focus truly on our companions or the surplus of “5-star” employees who range anywhere from $15-$25 for 30 minutes? If you think about these apps and then think about what Elliot’s House and other local pet care businesses have to offer, the decision is very easy – Elliot’s House.
But why Elliot’s House? Aside from offering a variety of different services, consistent low prices, special requests, on the go text-message updates, professionalism, and fun… Elliot’s House is personal. The main focus is providing the best care possible through listening, hearing, and understanding the specific needs and wants of an owner and furry friend. Throughout the busy day, it’s easy to get caught up in racing around and forget the reason why we are here but Elliot’s House always remembers – to help all your furry companions. Elliot’s House takes the important steps of providing training for each hand selected, new hire. Allowing employees the time and tools to learn everything they need to know about each individual pet we care for is a step that many other services might not take. Also, as we all know, some of our pets have serious allergies, habits, and traits that need to be tended to and not forgotten about which happens a lot more than you would think with these types of on the go services. That’s why Elliot’s House has a process, for us to insure we provide only the best care. It’s important for us that each pet is as comfortable, happy, loved and supported as possible.
Here at Elliot’s House we depend on our individual employees professionalism, passion, and experience to make sure every walk/sit/transport/grooming service is a success. We are each reliable for every encounter, if there ever were to be a problem, it will be addressed immediately unlike Rover or Wag!, where it will just go to another inbox of complaints along with many others. There are many more factors that we can read between the lines to understand when it comes to choosing the right humans to take care of our animal babies, Elliot’s House is a knockout!
The values on which Elliot’s House was built upon is very unique because we come from a true passion that even in the midst of being a business, our love for pets never dies.
Here at Elliot’s House we love to give you tips about activities and places where you can spend time with your dog. A big part of being a dog is running around and playing without having a human on the other end of the leash. In this post, we want to tell you about some of the best dog parks in the Somerville, Cambridge, Seaport and Boston areas, where you can let your dog play freely, and socialize with other doggies.
Nunziato Field Dog Park
A fenced-in, off-leash gravel dog park enjoyed by local dogs and their owners every day. The crowd here is said to be very friendly and well behaved, so both you and your dog can enjoy some socializing here. Although water is not provided here, water bowls and toys are scattered around the field, and in case you forgot to bring your own water, we’re sure some kind dog owner will share some of his or her water with your puppy, and should you forget to bring poop bags, that is provided by the park too.
You can read more about the locals’ opinions on Nunziato Field Dog Park here: http://www.yelp.com/biz/nunziato-field-dog-park-somerville
Zero New Washington Dog Park
By far one of the largest dog parks in the area, Zero New Washington Dog Park is completely fenced in, allowing you to let your dog run around by itself without having to worry about its safety. Benches, water fountains and a gazebo are everywhere in the park, and so are toys and different kinds of obstacles like tunnels and stairs for dogs to play on. You will find free poop bags in case you have forgotten your own, just like in Nunziato Field Dog Park. Many a dog owner reports that most people there follow the park etiquette, and even if the dogs might get a little dirty from playing in the mud, it’s definitely a favorite for people who live in the area. Also, the park is located on an industrial street, so you don’t have to worry about not finding a parking spot.
To read reviews or see how to get there, click here: http://www.yelp.com/biz/zero-new-washington-street-dog-park-somerville
Danehy Dog Park
Danehy Dog Park is not only a completely fenced-in dog park where you safely can let your dog run around off-leash, it also provides drinking water and a separate area for small dogs. The dog park is located inside a bigger park, so you can choose to walk your dog outside of the fence, or let it play inside the fenced-in dog park.
For more information on Danehy Dog Park, read here: http://www.yelp.com/biz/danehy-park-cambridge
Tudor Street Dog Park
Lying right next to a soccer field, the fenced-in dog park on Tudor St is perfect for local dog owners and their dogs. Although smaller than the other parks mentioned in this post, it makes for a great place to meet new people – and of course new dogs. It is a dog park in its simplest form, but for the dogs, the most important thing is not the scenery, but rather the people and the dogs it is surrounded with.
Read more about Tudor Street Dog Park here: http://www.yelp.com/biz/tudor-street-dog-park-cambridge
Lastly, if you are a Cambridge resident, this place is a great playground for you and your dog. Fresh grass surrounds the pond, and even though park rules say you should keep your dog on a leash, most people will let their dogs run around freely. In comparison to the dog parks mentioned above, Fresh Pond has grass and trees instead of gravel, which might make for nicer surroundings for you and your dog. Parking is for Cambridge residents only, so that is something you should keep in mind.
You can see more information on Fresh Pond here: http://www.yelp.com/biz/fresh-pond-conservation-land-and-dog-park-south-dennis
Although not fenced in, this park contains grass fields that are perfect for playing fetch with your dog, or for relaxing in the lush grass. There is also a spot for children to play, so if you have children, this is a great place to let both your human and canine puppy for a walk.
Read more about Perry Park and what it has to offer here: http://www.yelp.com/biz/perry-park-somerville
Peter’s Park Dog Run
This fenced-in dog run offers plenty of shade, and a spacious area where your dog can play around. There is a separate area for small dogs, so you don’t have to worry about your smallest friends. It is very popular among the locals, who seem to think it is a clean and nice environment, as well as attracting a wide variety of dogs and friendly dog owners.
To know more about Peter’s Park, and to see pictures, please click here: http://www.yelp.com/biz/peters-park-dog-run-boston
Paul Revere Park
Filled with constructions for the dogs to play in, Paul Revere Park is a great place to bring your dog to socialize and play. It is not fenced in though, so you should keep an eye on your furry friend as he/she runs around. The park is not close to the busiest roads, however, so your dog should be safe from traffic.
Read more about Paul Revere Park here: http://www.yelp.com/biz/randolph-dog-park-randolph
Ronan Park Dog Recreation Space
Although a bit further from the other parks on this list, this great dog park is worth a visit. Located inside the beautiful Ronan Park, this enclosed area for dogs will definitely not disappoint. It is clean and spacious, and instead of dirt and grass, the ground is covered in rock pebbles. There is a water fountain so your dog can keep hydrated, as well as plenty of trashcans and some benches.
To read more, click here: http://www.yelp.com/biz/ronan-park-dog-recreation-space-boston
All of these dog parks have their pros and cons, but what they have in common is that they are great places for your dog to socialize with other dogs, and they are all located within Somerville and Cambridge, which means you won’t have to travel to the other end of the city to spend some quality play time with your dog. Have fun exploring the dog parks of Boston!
Priceless and festive pet supplies
The holidays are getting closer, and we are all getting ready to indulge in delicious holiday meals and spoiling ourselves with presents. But why should we be the only ones who get to enjoy this holiday? It is the time for giving, after all, so why not let your cats and dogs in on the fun, and surprise them with a brand new toy, some mouth-watering snacks or even a new furniture for them to enjoy? Get in the holiday spirit with these six suggestions you and your pet will love!
Now that the days are shorter, it is more important than ever to make sure your dog is fully visible to cars and other vehicles when taking walks in the dark. This visibility vest will not only look super cute on your dog, but will provide the visibility it needs to stay safe even on the darkest of evenings. We all want to make sure our dogs gets to enjoy the holiday just as much as us, so let’s make an effort to keep them happy and safe!
Get it on Amazon for $22
Vesper Cat Furniture
Not only will this modern and stylish cat tree look great in your home, it will also provide your cat with everything it needs to stay healthy and fit in a safe environment, as well as offer a cozy and quiet place to sleep or relax. Your cat will be able to enjoy climbing, jumping and playing on this smart and elegant cat furniture, and you can enjoy furniture that will make the room look even classier! The poles also work as scratching poles, so when your cat falls in love with this cat tree, it will stay clear of your precious furniture as well.
Get it on Amazon for $99.99
Greenies Dog Dental Chew
Get it on Amazon for $16.99
These tasty treats for your dog will help combat plaque and tartar, as well as treat bad breath. Your dog will adore this healthy snack! It’s made from natural, soluble ingredients that break down fast for safe digestion. Keep your dog healthy and happy during the holidays!
Greenies come in a few different versions; “teenie” for dogs of 5-15 lbs., “petite” for dogs of15-25 lbs., and “regular” for dogs of 25-50 lbs.
Reindeer Dog Sweater
This festive sweater from Blueberry Pet is exactly what your dog needs to get you both in the holiday mood. It comes in six different sizes so you can find the one that will fit your four-legged friend perfectly! It also comes in different Nordic patterns, and let’s be real – what’s cuter than a knit dog sweater with reindeers on it? You and your dog can both enjoy the holidays with his adorable, festive sweater.
Get it on Amazon for $16.99
Cat Scratching Post
If you don’t want your little cat scratching up your furniture, you should definitely invest in this minimalistic scratching post. Because you can put it against the wall, it won’t take up all your floor space, and it will also make your cat direct its attention on this great item instead of your furniture. Not only is this scratching post simple and modern looking, but also made from recycled cardboard, and is 100 % recyclable. Your cat will love it, and so will the environment!
Get it on Amazon for $28.99
Comb Brush for Dogs and Cats
We all put some extra effort into our appearance during the holidays, so why not pamper your pet friend a little extra this Christmas, and give them a proper grooming? Both cats and dogs will enjoy this vet approved comb, and because it effectively remove loose hair from the undercoat without hurting or damaging the fur. This comb is suitable for cats and dogs of all sizes, as it comes in three different sizes to cater to your pet’s size.
Get it on Amazon for $14.69
Elliot’s House in the Boston Globe
Hello to all four-legged friends and your humans! Early this December, the Boston Globe published an article about the growing market for dog walking and pet sitting, and we were of course mentioned as one of the great pet service providers in Boston, Cambridge and Somerville. What we have seen in the recent years is an increase in pet-friendly apartment buildings, and so we thought; wouldn’t it be great if these buildings included services like ours in the amenities package? It would not only benefit you as a pet owner, who can leave your pets in our care, knowing that they will be taken care of in a safe and friendly environment, but it would also greatly benefit your furry friend, who instead of sitting at home alone waiting for you to come home, can play and socialize with other animals while you’re out and about.
Our services include dog daycare where your dog can enjoy socializing and playing with other dogs and our caregivers, as well as cat sitting in your home. Cats can easily get stressed from traveling, and so this service will let your cat remain in its familiar surroundings, and at the same time we will take care of chores such as watering plants and getting your mail. Other services include our pet taxi service, should your pet need to be brought to the vet, or to for example the airport, and services such as grooming, microchipping, and of course, walking. We offer walks in your own neighborhood, and our professional dog walkers will make sure your furry friend stays healthy with a healthy exercise program.
We think it’s great that the Boston Globe chose to publish an article about the dog walking and pet sitting business, because honestly, it’s not something we see in the media too often. It’s always great to have someone shine a little light on something we are so passionate about. We get to spend every day with amazing animals who bring so much joy into our everyday life, and this is not only important to us, but of course also to our clients, who trust us with their pets. It’s like parents leaving their children in a day care. That’s why it’s so important for us to offer the best service possible, and we’re always working to improve ourselves. Adding Elliot’s House’s services to the apartment buildings offer, would create a network for pet owners and us, and make it easier for you as a pet owner to get in touch with, and make us of our services.
We are very happy the Boston Globe decided to include us in their article, and we would urge you to check out the article for yourselves: https://www.bostonglobe.com/business/2015/12/03/growth-industry-refreshes-paws/VPy6qVSpi5iuBX4rXYFEeM/story.html
Calling all Batch Yard furry friends!!!
Elliot’s house is the dog service company for you! We provide a variety of services to include: dog walking, boarding, grooming, pet sitting, and pet taxi! Our energetic, unique, and dog-loving handlers, provide exemplary service to our human and fur friends alike, primarily in the Boston, Cambridge, and Somerville areas; but thanks to Bozzuto, we have expanded to you!
All of the Bozzuto properties are amazing, but have you checked out the Batchyard?! Elliot told me he went there the other day to visit some of his fur friends and he thought it was rad! It’s the old Charleston Chew factory! He said they have doggy treats everywhere, a huge dog park with toys and a pool, and tons of Charleston Chews for his human companions! It is a beautiful luxury apartment complex that is composed of beautiful architecture, high ceilings, loft style windows, keyless fob entry, and sunny patios! The building also features a pool, a roof deck view with outdoor media, fitness center, library, and lounge! It is truly an amazing living experience just outside of Boston! It’s even commuter friendly! Check out dream living at: http://www.thebatchyard.com
If you don’t believe me or Elliot, ask some of our friends!
Jackson at The Batch Yard
Diesel at The Batch Yard
New Boarding Location
Elliot has found us a new home! With Elliot working so hard, we have had increased inquiries for boarding, and we decided it was time to expand! We have secured a new boarding location to better serve our growing number clients. It is a beautiful spot with plenty of land for all of Elliot’s fur friends to run and play! Elliot bought plenty of balls, Frisbees, and fun toys for him and all of his buddies. The location is completely secured, with a PVC/concrete safeguarded fence around the property. There is even enough space for a pool! And don’t say anything, but Elliot told me he has future plans to build one for him and his friends to swim! We are beyond excited to be able to offer this new feature to our clients and we cannot wait for our fur clients to indulge in their new vacation spot!
Elliot has already started the fun!