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Erika B.

51 Reviews
25 Repeat Guests
$35/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 3 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
All Ages OK
Must Be Spayed or Neutered
Must Be Vaccinated
List of Breeds Not Accepted
Pit Bull - American Staffordshire Terrier

Erika 's Apartment

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Outdoor area
Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside
Great for senior pets

About Erika

26 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
I provide a vacation for your dog when your pet cannot join you on yours. I send daily updates and photos so you'll always know how your dog is doing.

I'm a foster parent for the Humane Society of Greater Miami and a volunteer for Guardian Angels for Soldier's Pets.

I live in walking distance from work, so checking on your pet during the weekday is not a problem.

I love going to bark parks, the dog beach, Doga (yoga with dogs) and Bark at the Park (Marlins game).

I'm active in the dog community. Whenever there are events I am there with my four-legged friend.
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Can administer oral medicine
CPR / First-Aid certified
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Separation anxiety
  • Leash Pulling
  • Not yet house-trained
  • Advanced senior issues

Erika B.

51 Reviews
25 Repeat Guests
$35/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 3 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated December 1, 2016

Credentials

Course 101 Graduate
By completing courses at DogVacay University, hosts learn about best practices to help them provide the highest quality care for your dog.
Course 102 Graduate
By completing courses at DogVacay University, hosts learn about best practices to help them provide the highest quality care for your dog.
Pack Promoter
Pack Promoters are active members of the community who promote DogVacay and hosting best practices.
Disaster Relief
This sitter has completed training for the DogVacay Disaster Relief Program and volunteered to help displaced pets in the event of a natural disaster.
Phone Interviewed
Serious hosts take the time to talk to us over the phone, get their questions asked and introduce themselves personally.
References Checked
Our team reaches out to each of our host's references to provide an extra level of confidence and verification.
Pay through DogVacay for:
Premium Pet Insurance, 24/7 Customer Support and Daily Photo Updates!

Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Erika 's Home
$35 /night
  • Watches up to 4 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 2 - 4 hours/day
  • 3-4 potty breaks/day
  • 3+ walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
Daycare At Erika 's Home
$25 /day
  • Watches up to 4 dogs/day
Dog Walking
$15 /half-hour
$25 /hour
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
Baths
$15 /bath
Pick-Up/Drop-Off
$10 each way
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
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51 Reviews
Erika was the PERFECT host! We are new to DogVacay and had never entrusted our pets to anyone before, so we were very nervous about the entire process. EVERYthing about our interaction with Erika exceeded our expectations from our first meeting to the entire Vacay process. She took thoughtful care of her charges and sent photos by text each day with updates that made us feel confident we made the right choice. We are grateful for her support and will definitely return to the site and Erika next time we travel. FIVE STARS!
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Very professional and loving dog watcher. Diesel feels like he is at home every time he is with Erika! The family loves the constant updates and pictures of Diesel while we are away from him.
Our dogs love staying with Erika. She sends lots of updates with photos so we know what they are doing all the time. She's a great sitter who we will continue to use.
Erika is the best dogsitter ever! She is patient and caring. I never have to worry when my dog is with her.My dog never wants to leave when I pick her up.If you are looking for someone who is trustworthy and caring to keep your dog, Erika is person.
Mila has stayed with Erika many times now. Erika is just the greatest! She sends me pictures and updates all the time and puts my mind at ease when it comes to my little baby yorkie. Erika is very kind and accomodating, she is truly a great host, I would recommend her 100% !! I am a loyal and repeat client!
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Erika is awesome!
Erika has been super flexible, kind and took very good care of our big puppy. She came back home super happy. Erika sent us picture, messages to keep us informed on her fist night at her place. Erika might become a second family for Coogee ??
Erika walked my dog for me during the day and everything was perfect. She is a very dog friendly person and she makes sure to communicate with you in a timely manner. Thanks!
I left my English bulldog at her place for 12 days and she always kept me updated with text and pictures . She was very sweet and reliable, Ricotta def enjoyed the time with her.
Erika was awesome! She kept me posted with pics and messages while i was away of my kitty. She was very pleasant, kind and i was so comfortable to leave her with Ana. I would recommend her to everyone and plan to book her for my futures travels! 5 stars all the way!!!!
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Gunnar had a wonderful time with Erika this past weekend. He enjoyed going to the dog park, beach and attending the Blessing of the Animals Service on Sunday. Gunnar's favorite part was cruising around in her car and sleeping in the middle of the bed at night! Gunnar is counting down the days until his next Doggy Vacay with Erika later this month!
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Erika was great, once again! Our dogs love staying with her and we're able to enjoy our trips without having to worry about how the dogs are doing - we know they are having a blast!
You can tell Erika genuinely cares for her "clients" and I felt peaceful leaving my pup with her for a weekend.
For the past twelve years, we have never left our little silky terrier alone. This time we could not avoid it. We were definitely blessed to have found Erika! We read her reviews and they were excellent. We can only add on to them since our experience was wonderful! While we were out of town, she would send us daily updates with photos and we enjoyed them very much! Our dog came home happy. Erika is an awesome dog sitter!
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I was nervous to leave Coco for the first time but Erika was fantastic. Great communication with me. She kept Coco busy having fun and I was able to completely enjoy my vacation. I highly recommend her.
Amazing. Erika is awesome. She took great care of Vanilla. He loves her. She sent us updates and photos all the time she is very responsive. We will use her always!!!
Erika was wonderful. She worked with us at a last minute sitting. She was very flexible in her hours and was very accommodating to our dog Snow. She sent us pictures of her and our pet at the dog park and relaxing afterwords. I was a little nervous to leave our dog with a stranger but Erika's reviews and experience calmed that for us. Snow had a wonderful time and I would definitely bring my dog back to her.
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Our dog thoroughly enjoys his stays with Erika. He gets plenty of exercise and has selected his favorite rest spots in her home. She's the closest thing a dog can have to a grandma who is always happy to see him, very accommodating and full of great energy.
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Erika was great! She sent us pictures multiple times a day during her time with our pups which made us start and end our day knowing they were taken care of so we could enjoy our trip to the max. She also sent detailed updates which we greatly appreciated. She genuinely loves animals and is exactly the kind of person you'd want to leave your pets with!
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Erika is so great with our dogs! They don't trust people easily but Erika has worked with them over the last few weeks to get to know them better. Yesterday the dogs readily went with Erika and we came home to wagging tails. We can confidently go on our trip and know the dogs are happy and in good hands!
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Erika is amazing with dogs. She understood my dog's needs, sent me updates everyday with photos and kept me informed. I felt confident that my puppy was in good hands. Thanks Erika!!!
Went great! Erika came to take the dogs while we were home to continue to get to know them better. We really appreciate her taking the time to work with them so they are comfortable with her for the big trip!
Amazing with a capital A! Kimbo's a very energetic rescue dog and Erika had zero problems handling his boundless enthusiasm. Will book again!
My little Penny adores Erika! She does such an amazing job making Penny comfortable. Erika is super accommodating. Penny is always relaxed when I pick her up. She gets lots of exercise & playtime. Penny loves hanging out with Erika & exploring the city while taking selfies:) The pictures she sends me throughout the day are absolutely fabulous!) I swear she should be a doggy photographer. We highly recommend Erika. She's the best!
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Erika was kind and generous with her time, taking the time to meet us and get to know our dogs before taking them on their first solo walk. She sent great photos right after their walk so we didn't have to worry if she showed up or not, and she gave us a very detailed report of how the walk went which we appreciated. A big plus was that she was friendly with our neighbors! We'd definitely recommend her!
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I can't say enough great things about Erika. Erika was very accommodating. When Penny first met Erika it was as if she'd known Penny her whole life (4 months LOL). Penny took to Erika immediately. Erika was super friendly and I could tell that she had a genuine love for dogs. I felt super comfortable leaving Penny with Erika. She took the time to get all the specifics about Penny's normal routine, and kept me updated with lots of cute pictures of Penny throughout the day. I could tell that Penny was having a great time. We will certainly use Erika as a host again. I will recommend Dogvacay.com to all of my family & friends because of Erika. Thank you Erika for making our first Dogvacay.com experience absolutely pawsome!
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Erika is my #1 person for Buddy to hang out with. She is the best!
Erika is absolutely amazing! Buddy loves to stay with her, and he is so well taken care of.
Erika took great care of my Peanut. From the moment I met her, I could tell that she was caring and gentle and loved dogs. I met a couple of Peanut's playmates when I dropped him off; she was great at handling multiple "strange" dogs. Kudos to Erika...thanks for caring for my boy!
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Erika was the perfect host! She was easy to communicate with, and friendly throughout the entire booking process. Not only did she send frequent updates, and adorable photos of our pup throughout the weekend - she even took Harper on a "Walk, Waggle, Stroll Dog Walk" in Midtown.

We couldn't be happier about our weekend, and would highly recommend Erika to anyone looking for a dog sitter. She is the best.

Thanks Erika!
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Erika is a very friendly,genuine person who took great care of Riley..hope to have her take care of riley in the future.
Erika is the perfect host! She truly cares about the dogs she hosts and ensures they are well taken care of and have a great time. As the dog owner, I don't worry about or miss my dog when he is with Erika since I know he is having a great time and I get consistent updates from Erika. He is always excited to stay with her.
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Erika was amazing. She went above and beyond to make my dogs experience and mine great. The next time I am in Miami, I wouldn't think about going to anybody else. She was kind, warm, and professional.
Erika was very nice, carrying and knowledgeable about dog's needs. Our little one got a bit sick to his stomach the day before we had to leave him and Erika gave him his medicine and had extra care with the special food they gave us at the vet.
Also she sent us updates and pictures frequently. She was very flexible when scheduling drop off and pick up time. Overall a great first experience in dogvacay and definitely will be booking Erika next time we need a petsitter. Thank you Erika!!!!
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Our dog enjoyed an active and interactive time with host Erika and fellow canine companions. He got great exercise and felt right at home. The updates were fantastic and we appreciated Erika's kindness and flexibility.
Erika was a fantastic dog sitter!!! We were so lucky to have found her.

She eased our minds while we were gone by sending us updates about our puppies well being and the fun experiences she provided him with. She even sent pictures!

Erika was also helpful in that she picked our dog up in the morning to save us time with our travels. I most definitely recommend her and I too would utilize her services again in the future.
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Erika is AMAZING! We are always happy to leave our dog with her and look forward to the great pics she sends to us each day. Our dog seems almost happier staying with her than with us! He loves the daily walks and excursions she takes him on. I highly recommend Erika.
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Erika is truly truly amazing, she keeps you updated with emails and pictures and detailing the day my dog was having. Keeping my dog made his experience wonderful. He really enjoyed her and his stay while being away from his family/home for the very first time.
Thank you Erika!!!!
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She was AMAZING!!
Erika watched my two dogs for a weekend while I was out of the state for a wedding and she was the best! She was willing to pick them up from my apartment since I didn't have time to drop them off before my flight. Throughout the weekend Erika sent pictures of both my pups which made me feel so comfortable. After picking them up I knew she took amazing care of them including taking them to the dog park frequently. I will continue to use Erika whenever I go out of town. I would highly recommend her! Thanks Erika!!
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OMG there are not enough words to express just how amazing my dog was cared for with Erika! She kept me in the loop constantly with pictures and emails and I never even requested them but it was so nice of her to do so. She was SUPER flexible with my schedule and willing to go above and beyond to make sure Mimi and I were happy with the arrangements. She kept great notes of how she was during our time apart, as well as, when we met prior to being taken care of just to get a feel of her. I will most certainly book with her again and I know for a fact Mimi just can't wait!
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Erika was a great host for my pup while I was on business travel. She sent pictures and was always available when I called for questions or status.
Erika was awesome! Very nice and my dog LOVED her! I dont think he wanted to come back home! LOL
This is our 2nd time using Erika and this time we used her for over a week. She was exceptional and we can tell our dog had an amazing time! Erika is great at giving dogs lots of exercise and attention. We also appreciate her frequent pictures she sends putting our mind at ease. As a result of her excellent care for our dog, we were able to enjoy our vacation and relax knowing he was in great hands. We have used other dog sitters who live closer to us in the past but prefer to travel further just so we can use Erika and we will certainly continue to use her in the future as she is our top choice for a dog sitter!
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Erika is so delightful! Buddy had an amazing Christmas week with her. I really enjoyed seeing the photos she sent me throughout the week. I would definitely recommend her as an amazing sitter.
Erika is a wonderful host for our dog Oscar! She put our mind at complete ease that Oscar would be well cared for by taking notes, demonstrating her love for dogs, and keeping us in the loop with lots of pics every day. Oscar was very happy receiving many walks and activities. We will be using her every time we need someone to watch our dog.
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Erika is the sweetest person. It is very obvious right away she really enjoys dogs. She was very attentive with my two chihuahuas. She makes a point to know the dogs regular schedule and stick with it to make the dogs as comfortable as possible. I am extremely happy I found her. I feel comfortable leaving my dogs with her now everytime I travel. I know they will be well cared for and get home to me safe and happy. Erika is the best!
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Erika is a great pet host. Have left my dog with her twice already. Very flexible with scheduling, sends pictures all the time with updates, does fun activities with my pet and my dog loves her. Highly recommended.
Erika was a fantastic host for my dog, Shelby! I needed Shelby to be taken care of while I was out of town getting married. She was very accommodating with drop off and pick up and sent me photos throughout Shelby's stay. She took Shelby to all kinds of doggy events and to the dog park regularly. My mind was at ease knowing Shelby was in such great hands, and that helped make my wedding so much easier. I highly recommend Erika.
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Erica is pleasant, helpful, and my dogs go with her now without even looking over their shoulders. They get to play and go places!
She's an enthusiastic, loving hostess who provided entertainment as well as care. She even took pictures to share with me. Even though my dogs can't talk I know they had a wonderful time.
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