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Erin M.
Afton, MN 55001
18 Reviews
11 Repeat Guests
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  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 2 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
All Ages OK

Erin 's Resident Pets

Mixed Breed
5 yr 8 mo old
Other Pets & Animals: Cats

Erin 's House

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Children at home (13-18 years old)
Large Yard
Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside
Dog door access

About Erin

30 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
We have a dog (sometimes two when my daughters are in town) and a cat, and spend a lot of time with them outdoors on walks, runs, playing.... weather permitting. My dog is a happy mixed breed (we call her a "golden snuggler") who likes to go for runs, play with other dogs, and sit with her humans. The cat is also a rescue animal; she likes to tease the dogs just a bit I think.

We sometimes take up to two DogVacay dogs at a time. So if you'd rather its just your dog and ours, please let us know.

Both my daughters were in the 4H dog program where they learned to train dogs for obedience, showmanship and agility and won several State 4H events. My daughters are grown, and sometimes help out with the dogvacay.

Please let us know if your pet is okay off leash while with us outdoors, or if you prefer 100% on leash.... which is fine, we'll still run around! We are down a private driveway, far from the road and any traffic. Big grassy area to run around, play fetch, shallow fresh water creek for drinks of water, or for cooling down in the summer.

RATE: $30/day ....
REPEAT CUSTOMERS: $25/day, and if calendar is UNAVAILABLE it may mean we just aren't sure of our schedule yet (i.e, no guarantee someone is home all day), so text us and maybe we can work something out.
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Can administer oral medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Separation anxiety
  • Leash Pulling
  • Advanced senior issues
Erin M.
Afton, MN 55001
18 Reviews
11 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 2 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:


  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated July 3, 2016


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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Erin 's Home
$30 /night
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 1 - 2 hours/day
  • 3-4 potty breaks/day
  • 3+ walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
Daycare At Erin 's Home
$25 /day
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/day
$20 each way
  • Willing to travel 25 miles
18 Reviews
Erin was fantastic to work with!
Dakota was well taken care of at Erin's house. I received regular updates and Dakota made some new friends. She came home exhausted, which is great for a young lab. She enjoyed going for regular runs and swimming in the river. Dakota will be staying with Erin again at the end of the week.
Awesome. We love sending our dog to stay with Erin and Robin, because we know that she is safe and happy the whole time. They have an amazing property that any dog would enjoy--a big lawn, woods, even a stream to play in. These ladies are our FIRST choice, every single time we need doggy care.
We left our shy dog, Buddy with Erin and Robin early in July. For us to hear from Robin that Buddy ran alongside her while she biked or played with her, that gave us peace of mind that he was doing fine. Plus the photos that we regularly received made us feel very lucky to have Erin and Robin on DogVacay. They seemed to be true dog lovers.

Thank you so much Erin and Robin for taking good care of Buddy!

I'm not sure what to think. I don't think our dog Abby wanted to come home with us. I told her to get in the car and she ran over to Robins car. I couldn't have hoped to find a place more suitable place for my dog. All the room to get the exercise that she need and the stream!!!!!!! She loves water and I think Robin has a special talent for dogs with that laid back demeanor of her's. And I think robin should quit her job and take care of our dog. Thank you Robin
P.S. Abby is a very tired dog and sleeping at the moment.
As always, Robin and Erin were phenomenal, and my pup had the greatest time vacationing. I didn't worry a second while I was gone on my own vacation! EK
Tiger had an absolutely wonderful time. Pictures were sent weekly, he was happy when we picked him up, he was well fed and taken care of. I will send Tiger to Erin any time we go on a vacation. The Dog Vacay opportunity definitely beats a kennel. Erin - thank you for the good care you took of Tiger - it is much appreciated!
Erin's place was so very amazing! For example, our spirited dog, Blue, has NEVER stayed in our yard (unfenced, in sections). She runs like the wind away from our home and teases us, by running away from all of our tender attempts to lure her back home--until Blue is too tired, hot or cold! Then Blue goes to Erin's home only a couple miles from our home! (We never would have known about this without the internet and DogVacay!) At Erin's, Blue was 'at home' after 2 days, and did not run away!!mWe were thrilled, while also wondering whether Erin could teach us how to keep Blue at our home. AND, WE also wonder whether Blue will NOW run away to Erin's! Seriously, we are so happy with Erin and her home! Thank you Erin and Dog Vacay for our peace of mind while we were on a family vacation for 9 days! Erin will always be our first choice for trips away from home--when we cannot take our dog, Blue!
Thank you!
Our dog Molly always has a great time with Robin. There is lots of room for dogs to run around off leash and even a stream to splash and play in. We love knowing that Molly will be happy, healthy and tired when we pick her up.
Robin and her crew created a fantastic stay for my basset. She was very accommodating with drop off and pick up times! I did not worry about my pup while I was away knowing she was having a great time exploring the great outdoors - which she doesn't get to experience all that often living in the city with me. My dog peacefully slept the whole next day, recouping from her adventure at Robin's.
Thanks Robin!
Another great stay with Robin and family! Maggie always comes home relaxed and happy! Thanks again!
Maggie fits right in at Robin's house! It's great to know that she's well taken care of while we're away!
Our dog, Rodi, had a perfect playmate with Maica as they ran around the spacious and isolated yard area. She was so tired when she came home that she slept most of the time. The arrangements with Robin were great! We got a ride to the airport and received a couple of pictures of Rodi while on vacation which let us know she was doing well and having a good time. We felt comfortable leaving Rodi for 9 days and would recommend this place to anyone.
Robin's was the perfect place for our high energy Boxador (Boxer-Labrador). We were called out of town for a week and were a bit worried that our dog would be too much for someone and we would be in a different time zone. Robin assured us everything would be fine. She was right!

Robin was flexible, gracious, kind, and understanding. She understood our dog well and found the right balance between spoiling and teaching bad habits. She has a great pack, with something for everyone.

Our dog, Lulu, had lots of opportunities to be active outside and calm inside. If she could speak, I would never hear the end of how much fun she had at her new best friend's house. She would beg me every day to return. Maybe it's a good thing Lulu doesn't speak English!

Lulu cannot wait to return to play with the whole gang. I cannot say enough good things about our experience with Robin.
Another great stay at Robin's!
Our dog Maci had a great time - running, playing, having fun in the snow. Beautiful setting for our dog to enjoy her first ever DogVacay. We will certainly be calling Robin and Erin again. Thanks for great Christmas VACAY!
My dog, Sky, had a great time with her, her family, and dogs. When he came back home, he was very calm. I can tell how much he enjoyed staying at Robin's during Thanksgiving holidays.
Our dog Molly had a great vacay at Robin's house. There's plenty of room for dogs to run around, a stream to cool off in and Robin's dog Maika loved playing Molly's favorite game, Chase Me! We were happy that Molly was given lots of positive things to chew on when inside the house and was allowed to cuddle in bed with these nice people at night. They spoiled her just like we do. We felt very comfortable leaving our dog with Robin and her sister who have lots of experience with dogs. Molly will be staying with them again in the future for sure!
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