Quality Care When You’re not there.
Dogwood Critter Care, formerly known as Pet Care By Eli has been serving Boone, NC and surrounding communities since 2018. Dogwood Critter Care is a labor of love owned and operated by Eli Chamberlain.
Eli and their team are passionate about individualized pet care, training, and enrichment. Boarding is often a ‘one size fits all’ solution for pet care. Each dog is unique and has different needs for comfort and safety. We aim to provide a stress free pet care experience for you and your pets, tailored to their specific needs. You can travel and know that your critters are well cared for and comfortable with Dogwood Critter Care.
Eli is a professional dog trainer, (CPDT-KA,) certified through the Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers, Inc. Eli has been caring for pets professionally for 5 years now and trains with Positive Partners Dog Training, LLC. Dogwood Critter Care is bonded and insured, as well as a member of Pet Sitters International. Eli Chamberlain is a Fear Free Certified Professional.
I moved to Boone in 2016 to attend Appalachian State and like many before me, fell in love with the area and never left. I have worked at several of the top boarding facilities in the area, before briefly dabbling in grooming, then finally jumping head first into training. During that time I began to build my pet sitting business on the side just to fill a need of co-workers and friends. From there it grew and grew, strictly by word of mouth. In 2021, I realized it had become a sustainable venture, far more than just a side gig, that there was a need for. The rest is history.
I graduated with my B.S. in Psychology from Appalachian State University, December 2022! I’m a professional dog trainer, (CPDT-KA,) certified through the Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers, Inc. I train with Positive Partners Dog Training, LLC. I currently have four dogs and three cats. I am committed to continuing my education. I believe we are all life long learners. I am passionate about pet care, training, and enrichment. I see boarding as a ‘one size fits all’ solution for pet care. Each dog is unique and has different needs for comfort and safety. I aim to provide a stress free pet care experience for you and your pets, tailored to their specific needs. You can travel and know that your critters are well cared for and comfortable with Dogwood Critter Care.
Meet the Team
Team Lead Pet Care Specialist
Jordan is an App State student graduating in December 2023 with his Bachelor’s in Sustainable Tech! He has worked in a veterinary setting for 5 years and been with us since March 2023! He has a playful kitten named Tilly. Jordan really enjoys caring for happy, well-loved, well cared for animals and values all of the love and hard work that goes into that. In his free time, he likes to play video games, collect movies/books/antiques, and loves to tinker.
Pet Care Specialist
Bruce has been working with dogs for about 5 years now, both training and care. Bruce is an essential member of the team, being both a hands on caretaker and keeping the show running behind the scenes. Bruce values making connections with your pet, understanding their unique personality, and believes connecting with them and building rapport is the key to caring for them.
This could be you!
Pet Care Professional
Ready to turn your passion for animals into a fulfilling career? Take the first step by applying for a pet care job with us today! Join our dedicated team and make a positive impact on the lives of pets and their owners. Apply now to embark on a rewarding journey of caring for and nurturing our furry friends. Click on our contact form and send us a message if interested!
Looking For A Professional?
At Dogwood Critter Care, we take pride in being the best pet sitters and dog walkers in the High Country. We are licensed, bonded, and insured. All team members are background checked and have extensive experience with animals before they join our team. From there team members go through extensive training to meet our high standards of care. Our pet care professionals know the ins and outs of dog and cat behavior as well as pet CPR and first aid.
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