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Erika O.

14 Reviews
7 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 40 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
No Puppies
Must Be Spayed or Neutered

Erika's Resident Pets

Labrador Retriever
11 yr 10 mo old
Other Pets & Animals: Cats, Rabbits, gerbils, hamsters, or pet rodents

Erika's House

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Large Yard
100% fenced & locked
Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside

About Erika

9 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
Hello! My husband & I live in the northwest suburbs of Chicago. We have a house with a nice fenced-in backyard in the Village area of Barrington.

PLEASE NOTE: I *do* work approximately 5-10 minutes away (depending on trains crossing!) in Barrington Monday - Thursdays. MOST days I can swing home mid-day to let dogs out in the backyard for a potty break. I do not work Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays.

**A NOTE ON ACCEPTABLE DOGS: While I welcome all breeds, I cannot accept dogs that have had past aggression issues or are not socialized with other dogs. I do not accept unaltered male dogs. Unaltered females will be accepted on a case-by-case basis; however, if your dog is in heat while on Vacay or goes into heat while with me, there will be a surcharge. I am also not able to accommodate puppies due to my work schedule.

We have 1 friendly Labrador, 2 cats in our house, and 2 gerbils. We do not have children.

I am canine (& feline) CPR & first aid certified through PetTech and am able to give both oral and injected medications. I administer Adequan (injection) to my dog on a monthly basis and I also have experience administering insulin for diabetic dogs. I also give my own dog oral supplements daily, so I am proficient at oral medication.

I am able to take your dog(s) on leash walks, to Lakewood Dog Exercise Area (with your permission only), and I am also able to run with your dog(s) up to about 4 miles (again, with your permission). Of course we also have our fenced-in yard for playing.

I take a maximum of 2 family's dog(s) at one time so your dog(s) will get lots of attention without being too overwhelmed.

As noted above, I ask that your dog be friendly with my own. The cats are able to be separated if necessary. Thank you!
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Can administer oral medicine
Can administer injected medicine
CPR / First-Aid certified
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Leash Pulling

Erika O.

14 Reviews
7 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 40 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:


  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated February 9, 2017


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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Erika's Home
$38 /night
  • Watches up to 1 dog /night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for more than 4 hours/day
  • 5+ potty breaks/day
  • 2 walks/day
  • Pets will sleep in their own beds
$15 /bath
14 Reviews
Erika is wonderful! Our dog loves going to her home. He loves that her dog is there. Erika walks him, runs him and takes him to the dog park, plus she has a big fenced in backyard to play in. He feels right at home and enjoys both the dog and human contact. Erika sends a daily photo which my family loves. We feel luck to have found Erika
Erika was fantastic! She communicated throughout our dog's stay and helped us feel at ease. This was our dog's first time, and it was a fantastic experience.
Erika was awesome! My dog came home well exercised and not stressed out. He even ate well while we were gone, which is not always the case. Erika sent update pictures and let me know all along how things were going. When we arrived at her house to pick up my dog she was out walking her dog with mine. She took great care of my pup right up to the second we picked him up. I would highly recommend her!
Our Dog had a great time!
Erika did a fantastic job with both of our girls. We have a 14 year old standard poodle and a 7 year old boxer/husky mix. We received several updates daily as to how they were adjusting being away from home. The poodle adjusted right away but the boxer/husky took her sweet time adjusting. I will say that they came home healthy and happy and that is more than I can say about my last kennel visit. Dog Vacay and Erika have exceeded my expectations. If you live in her area Erika is a must for your vacation needs.
I wish I would have noticed that my original review didn't process so I am a little late in giving this review.
Erika watched my two labs and they were extremely well cared for and had fun playing with her adorable lab, Gracie. She walked them regularly and took lots of pictures. I 100% trusted her and my pups and I 100% loved using her for overnight doggie care!
Erika was great! She took Maggie on multiple walks and to the dog park. I think Maggie was depressed coming home because she missed Erika's dog Gracie. I would definitely go back to Erika.
Erika was WONDERFUL! She provided great care for Bella and was great in sending me photos and updates on her since it was her first time caring for Bell.
My dog Ruby had a wonderful time with Erika. Erika has a very nice home and a spacious yard. Ruby was very happy with all the attention and exercise she got during her stay. I received updates and pictures frequently which really allowed me to enjoy myself. I highly recommend her and she really deserves the five star rating.
Erika was absolutely terrific!! Was concerned because one of our Bischons is up in years, and hard of hearing and has cataracts. But she looked great when she was dropped off. Would highly recommend Erika again.
Always the best! I always feel VERY comfortable leaving my little guy with Erika and her sweet and friendly lab Gracie. Grizz loves it there and always comes home a happy camper. ☺️
Erika was a wonderful host! She was very caring and patient with my two dogs, one of whom can be a bit of a handful. She sent frequent updates and photos of their walks which put me at ease. My beagle didn't even want to get off her couch when I picked them up! Would definitely recommend Erika!
Erika is so accommodating. She handled our 2 giant schnauzers beautifully. She took them on walks and runs and gave them lots of attention. She is such a great communicator and sent updates and pictures. We appreciated that so much!
Raven and Griffin were happy Giants.
It is so reassuring to know that they are being well cared for and being treated as a part of the family.

Thank you Erika ( and Nick and Gracie)
Erika was an amazing host. Grizz absolutely loved the time he spent with her. I was able to schedule a 3 night stay with her last minute, she was super flexible with my schedule and asked all of the right questions to take care of my little guy. She took him on lots of walks and to the park, I received lots of update pictures and came home to a very happy dog. I feel very comfortable leaving Grizz with Erika again. Thank you Erika for taking such great care of him!!!
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