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Erica J.

39 Reviews
22 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 50 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
All Ages OK
List of Pets OK for House Sitting
Dogs, Cats, Fish, Rabbits, gerbils, hamsters, or pet rodents, Caged birds, Reptiles

Erica's House

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

About Erica

10 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
Hi pet owners,
My name is Erica, and I'm a dog lover. I have a passion for the well being of our furry friends. My home is comfortable, cozy, & cute enough for your pet to feel at ease. No scary stairs. I know some breeds can be petrified of stairs, but no worries about that here. I have 4 doggie friendly parks available in my neighborhood to choose from that your sweet baby will love & will meet other sweet friends. So a sunny day of running & fetch would be on the to do list on our daily walks. Rainy days, I have a yard with a car port, so we can still hang outside and have potty breaks. Your pet will get all the hugs, love, cuddles, and baby talk they desire. My services are A1 because of the love I have for our furry friends. After the loss of my dog, I seek doggie companionship to fill my doggie void. So please don't get jealous when I love your dog as my own. LOL
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Can administer oral medicine
Can administer injected medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Separation anxiety
  • Advanced senior issues

Erica J.

39 Reviews
22 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 50 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:


  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated November 24, 2016


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Course 101 Graduate
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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Erica's Home
$30 /night
  • Watches up to 4 dogs/night
  • Dogs will never be left unattended
  • Dogs will have full access outside for potty breaks
  • 3+ walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
House Sitting Overnight At Your Home
$40 /night
  • Dogs will never be left unattended
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
Daycare At Erica's Home
$25 /day
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/day
Home Visits
$20 /visit
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
$40 /min
$60 /max
$15 /bath
$10 each way
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
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39 Reviews
Erica was very accommodating and kept us up to date while we were gone. This was our first time leaving the dogs with someone we didn't know but they were in very capable hands!
Erica was great! She sent lots of photo updates to let us know how our dogs were doing. There was another dog there over the weekend that one of our pooches didn't get along with and she knew what to do in that situation to avoid any issues. She is knowledgeable about dog so you can feel confident that your dog is safe and having fun while you are away. If I ever visit New Orleans again I would definitely contact Erica again.
Erica was an awesome doggie sitter for our Yorkie. She was easy to reach and kept me updated throughout Rosie's stay with photos and messages!
BEST Dog sitter EVER!! Thanks Erica!
Erica was the best pet sitter ever! She's got a great way with dogs and rapport. Ours took to her instantly and they aren't always the easiest to persuade. She was willing to accommodate some last minute time issues with us - she picked up and dropped off the dogs and we got adorable pics of their visit. We couldn't be happier! We will
Be using her again soon!
Erica has the kindest spirit. When we got back, Bones and Beans were so happy and calm. She came to feed them and they were so relaxed when we got back. She was very patient with me. I am a bit of worrier. I highly recommend her!
Our pit puppy Beau had a great week long stay with Erica! She was wonderful and sent several picture updates to show us how much fun he was having at the dog park and with other playmates at her place.
Erica was the extremely accommodating when we needed to pick up Beau late in the evening after a late flight. We are already planning Beau's next stay with her!
Erica was awesome! We actually ended up in NOLA after a mandatory evacuation of coastal communities in Jacksonville, FL due to Hurricane Matthew. We found a pet-friendly hotel but our boy gets anxiety when left alone in new places so we really wanted him to have company during the day while we got out, ate, etc. We kept him with her for several hours 2 days in a row before we could return home to Jacksonville. He was tuckered out at the end of each day and happy. She was a lifesaver to help make this situation easier on our whole family!
I traveled from Florida to New Orleans with my Aussie for a small vacation, and I wanted him in the area in case of an emergency. I was a little nervous dropping him off with a stranger, but Erica's reviews were through the roof. So I took a chance, and it was a great decision. She sent pictures everyday of my Aussies' progress, and daily activities with the other dogs. On the day I picked my Aussie up to go home, he slept through the 10hr drive back home. He was exhausted. He also was happy when leaving. When he realized we were leaving to car, my dog turned back to tell Erica bye. He will be returning in November for a full week to spend with Erica and the dog pact. I wish she lived in Florida, so my dog could participate in the doggie daycare daily. Take advantage of her services because she's the best!
Starbug and little Boy had a terrific long stay with Erica. We were in the middle of selling our home
and lots of travel, so decided to have them away vs having our regular sitter staying with them. This is the first time they've been away from home and we were so worried. Erica obviously loves dogs and it was a fun doggy summer camp experience for Starbug and Boy...lots of new friends and daily exploration around the neighborhood. We looked forward to getting her picture updates on a regular basis.
Erica took great care of our pup and she came home healthy and happy!
Our two little dogs spent the weekend with Erica and I think they had a blast. Erica sent lots of cute photos, and was very responsive. We would highly recommend Erica!
Very friendly and positive! Also, my dog was prescribed medicine just a day or two before the reservation began, and she administered it as carefully as I would have. Very grateful for that.
She was patient and pleasant dealing with this neurotic mommy lol. I was nervous to leave him because he hadn't been eating,plus, he hadn't experienced any type of boarding for years . But all the pictures she sent me he looked so happy he was so comfortable as soon as he got there. And when we picked him up he looked just as happy! He was able to socialize and he started eating again. I will definitely be using Erica next time I visit New Orleans!
Little Oliver had a terrific stay with Erica while I was passing through Nola! I had no worries leaving him for two nights while visiting friends. Great photos and even a wonderful playtime video sent - great communication, nothing but good things to say about his stay. Thanks, Erica, for everything!
Erica took great care of Marie and made me feel totally at ease while I was away. She uploaded a bunch of photos and sent me messages during my dog's stay. My dog can be timid around strangers but I know after 3 days with Erica J she became totally comfortable. Would highly recommend Erica and will be using her again!
Charly loves Erica!
It was great getting all the picture updates while away. Jax seemed very happy while I was away and that was a great relief.
Erica was excellent! I highly recommend. I was nervous to leave my dog with someone unfamiliar but she did an awesome job.
Erica was amazing with my 2 fur babies! My family and I were going through town and at the last minute decided to stay the day so we needed a dog sitter quick and Erica came through even with it being last minute. I would definitely recommend her!

Thanks Erica!!!
Erica took great care of my dog pumpkin who can be a bit of work. She seemed to take good care of her and was worried about her.
Erica was wonderful with my girls (2 great danes)! We were so worried about leaving them with someone while going out of town but they seemed at home with her. She sent regular videos and pictures daily that I loved. She also was quick to reply and let me know how they were doing. I know my girls can be a handful so we were blessed to find Erica. :)
I booked my next Vacay before my current one was even complete. That's just how good Erica J is. She sends great pictures, very intelligent & is just overall amazing! My furry baby is still worn out. I am one happy handler!
Erica was a great host for Mr. Rex. I needed to drop him off early and pick him up late and both needs were totally accommodated. And the pictures were so sweet and thoughtful.
Erica was amazing with our Chipotle ! Chipotle was so happy to meet Erica for her second daycare !! Erica sent us pictures and videos of our dog. If you're looking for someone to care your pet in New Orleans, no hesitation, ask Erica !!
I was unable to take my dog to Erica,and she was most understanding. She communicates very quickly and makes connecting with her easy I will definitely use her in the future.
My Loretta did very well with Erica. Loretta liked her from the first and didn't fuss when I left. Erica sent a photo and a video each day of Loretta. It made me so glad I used vacay instead of leaving her in a hotel room most of the day. It was much better for Loretta and it allowed me to be out of the room most of the day and evening guilt free.
Thanks Erica.
Erica was great. Fast responses and plenty of photo and video updates!
Erica did a wonderful job with my pup! She was 100 times better then choosing to board at a animal hospital or Pet Paradise. Erica was very easy to get in touch with and responded to any question I had immediately. Definitely reccomed her and would use her again!
Erica is genuinely an animal lover! I'm a flight attendant and my bf and I split up and at the very last min I needed to find a place for my "son" Prince so that I could go to work. I am NOT a fan of traditional Kennels/Boarding of animals in cages all the day long, so when I came across the DogVacay website I was ecstatic! I scrolled down 2 pages and when I came across Americas profile I swear to you I felt a calming spirit from God letting me know she was the one!!!' I've never left Orince with anyone before so of course I was nervous but once we net for our meet and greet all worry subsided! Without having to ask, Erica sent me multiple videos and pictures for my daily updates! She really spoiled my son with attention and affection. She has a dog and was watching another and she told me how well Prince was able to adjust to other animals. She was also home with our pets. It's not like she was gone all day and just left them in the house. She really entertained Prince took him to the parks, played with him, and just really made me feel good know that Prince was being loved and cared for just as I would love and care for him!!! Erica is amazing! Very nice personality and understanding! I don't need to use anyone else UNLESS she is unavailable, other than that, Prince will be going to her FOREVER !!!
This is the second time my dog Benny stayed with Erica. When I went to drop him off, he was so excited he could barely even say goodbye to me. By the time he left, he'd already snuggled up and gotten comfortable. Benny loves staying with Erica and seeing any other dogs that she's watching at the time.
I was nervous about anyone being able to handle my two high energy, sometimes challenging but very lovable dogs... Erica was so attentive and patient! I received great updates the entire stay, and my dogs clearly had LOADS of fun on walks and going to the park. I highly recommend her!
Erica is great! Roux really enjoys going to see her, and her sister. He really loves the covered patio, and the walks to the dog park. Roux will definitely stay with her again.
My pups seemed to have a great time at Erica's - they came back tired and happy.
Erica was so easy to work with and took great care of our pup. She sent AWESOME picture updates of their adventures and we were so happy our dog was in great hands!
Erica was great with my Sparky, no doubt she treated him as her own. She sent updates and pictures, cute ones, too & it's hard to get a good picture of him. Only issue is it was hard to get to her house, lots of turns and stuff but I got there with my phone directing me. Sparky must have enjoyed her or he would have hidden during his whole stay.
Erica is my savior.
Erica was a life saver. She did such a great job with Titan and sending updates with pics, she very flexible and dedicated. Thank you :)
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