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Erika D.

82 Reviews
32 Repeat Guests
$30/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 50 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Pet Requirements

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

Erika's Resident Pets

Sugar
Pit Bull - Bull Terrier
Female
11 yr 6 mo old
LillyGene
Boxer
Female
4 yr 6 mo old
Ozzy
Bullmastiff
Female
3 yr 11 mo old
Buddy
Chihuahua
Male
11 yr 6 mo old
Other Pets & Animals: Caged birds or Reptiles

Erika's House

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

About Erika

30 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
I am mostly home and I am always enjoying hanging out with dogs. It is true that no dog wants to do you wrong and that they give you unconditional love. I am here to serve them and to make them as comfortable and happy as there little tails can handle. I take great care of dogs and fully interact with them. Your dogs will have free range in and out as I have a dog door. This is a dog friendly environment with a decent size back yard. Near a dog park! No dog will be bored here, highly active with ball chasing, roller blading, long walks, car rides and dog parks. Let your baby(s) stay here and they will get big hugs and a lot of love.. We don't only care for your fur baby, we get to know your fur babies personality and care for them to make them comfortable and happy.
We have a small dog section if you prefer your fur baby to be away from the bigger dogs.
Also my husband is a huge help to me caring for the pups while I'm doing errands and house calls. I do charge extra for puppies that are less than 1 yr old or dogs that are not house trained.
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Can administer oral medicine
Can administer injected medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Separation anxiety
  • Leash Pulling
  • Not yet house-trained
  • Advanced senior issues

Erika D.

82 Reviews
32 Repeat Guests
$30/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 50 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated December 2, 2016

Credentials

Background Checked
This sitter has passed a background check, which searches a variety of criminal databases.
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.
Facebook Connected
This Host has provided DogVacay access to their Facebook information.
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.
Pay through DogVacay for:
Premium Pet Insurance, 24/7 Customer Support and Daily Photo Updates!

Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Erika's Home
$30 /night
  • Watches up to 4 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 1 - 2 hours/day
  • Dogs will have full access outside for potty breaks
  • 2 walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
House Sitting Overnight At Your Home
$40 /night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for more than 4 hours/day
  • Willing to travel 15 miles
Daycare At Erika's Home
$20 /day
  • Watches up to 4 dogs/day
Dog Walking
$15 /half-hour
$25 /hour
  • Willing to travel 5 miles
Home Visits
$30 /visit
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
Baths
$15 /bath
Pick-Up/Drop-Off
$10 each way
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
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82 Reviews
Kesi was so happy and had so much fun! The multiply photos that we got daily really helped us to enjoy time away!
Erika was very professional with getting back right away with email and text messages. She kept me updated and sent lots of picture. First time using a website like this. Will definetly recommend it to friends. Thanks Erika
I love Erica! My dogs love her too. When they are with Erica , they are home away from home! They are having fun play dates. I feel good knowing they are in good hands!
Erika took great care of our Westie during a recent week long vacation. It was one of the best boarding experiences we have had. Erika was flexible and very easy to work with. She was professional, communicative, and truly cared about our pup. I highly recommend Erika and look forward to booking again with her in the future.
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Nala was well taken care of and Erika kept me posted w pics through out her stay
erika was great. sent updates and pictures so we knew moly was great.
Love Erika. Not only that she took such a good care of our furry girl, Mochi, but she kept us updated frequently throughout the entire length of Mochi's stay. We love the photos, videos, and quick blurps about how Mochi was doing. It was evident that Mochi had a great time too. Would not hesitant to have Mochi stay there again.
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Erika is an excellent sitter and is attuned to the needs of my dog. She sent me pictures of Zoe when I was in Spokane. I felt 110% comfortable leaving my dog with her and would highly recommend her. Her home is very well planned and addresses the needs of both large and small dogs.
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We had never used a service like this or anyone we didn't know to watch our 4 pups. Erika did an amazing job. She kept us updated with messages and pictures throughout our trip. We even felt comfortable enough to extend it an extra day. We will be using her again for sure.
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We had never used a service like this or anyone we didn't know to watch our 4 pups. Erika did an amazing job. She kept us updated with messages and pictures throughout our trip. We even felt comfortable enough to extend it an extra day. We will be using her again for sure.
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We had never used a service like this or anyone we didn't know to watch our 4 pups. Erika did an amazing job. She kept us updated with messages and pictures throughout our trip. We even felt comfortable enough to extend it an extra day. We will be using her again for sure.
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I will be using Erika's services again. She is very accommodating and my dogs were very comfortable there!
I'm always slightly nervous leaving my dog behind for work trips but I am 110% confident he is in great hands. Erika constantly keeps me updated with pictures and texts.
Erika loves having Dempsey around. He keeps all the other dogs very busy with all his energy. She does a great job.
Dempsey came home worn out again. He loves having other dogs to play with and Erika does a great job keeping him busy.
Erika continues to do a wonderful job with Dempsey. He comes home worn out from playing each time he stays the night.
Erika is amazing! My Colton had a blast spending 9 days playing with her dogs and other dogs who were also staying with her. I've never seen him so happy or active away from us! Erika kept us updated via frequent video messages and photos, so I knew just how his 'dog-vacay' went. And, to top it off when we went to pick him up, he didn't want to leave! Definitely will bring him back for future vacays. Thank you so much, Erika!
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Very happy, zero problems.
Erika was wonderful! She took such good care of our little Scruffy (Jack Russel Terrier). He had a great vacay, and they were wonderful about being flexible on pick-up! Totally appreciate them and they will be seeing Scruffy again :)
My girls had the best time! They got to meet new friends and were loved so much! I will definitely be leaving them with Erika again! ?????? It's so nice to know I have nothing to worry about when I have to travel .
Erika was a great host for our Rottie. She took good care and provided a clean friendly place for Triana when we were on vacation. She kept us updated with texts and pictures. I recommend Erika to other pet owners looking for a safe place for their pet.
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This was our first try at Dogvacay. Erika was great helping to put me at ease leading up to drop off, as I was really nervous about leaving my dog somewhere. She took really good care of our baby and sent us daily updates / photos / videos which helped keep us at ease during our trip. Highly recommended for anyone having to leave a pet behind.
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Erika is awesome! Leaving my pups with her felt like leaving them with family. I left my three (two small, one medium) with her for six nights. My spaniel can be a little skiddish around other male dogs, so I'm always cautious of that, especially with larger dogs around. Erika has three large dogs, and they are all super sweet and mild-tempered. Upon our meet and greet, I felt really comfortable leaving my dogs, seeing that hers are so calm and well socialized. You can tell when you meet her that she loves dogs and will treat yours as lovingly as she treats her own. Plus, she sends lots of updates and pictures, so you're never worried about your babies. I will definitely use Erika in the future if she has availability!
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Definitely 5 Star!!
She took very well care of Smiley and he had playmates to keep him busy. Would recommend.
Our doggies had a great time with Erika while we were away. Erika sent multiple pictures and updates every day.
Erika was great! Tank was very happy and she kept us updated while we were away. Will book again!
I would give Erika 10 stars if I could! She did an awesome job. I got pictures and videos of my dogs daily. You could see how much fun they were having. I don't think they wanted to come home! I would HIGHLY recommend her to anyone wanting a responsible conscientious dog sitter. I will definitely be coming back!
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Erika is a fantastic host. Dempsey always comes home worn out from getting to play with other dogs so I know he is having a great time.
I chose to use Erika as a host for my pug, Leah, after reading all of her fabulous reviews. Leah and I met with her and after speaking with her and spending a little bit of time getting to know Erika and reviewing where Leah would be staying, I felt at ease leaving Leah in her care.

While I was away, Erika kept me informed of how well Leah was doing by sending photos and videos of my precious pug. That made me feel much better and very relieved. I know that Leah was left in good hands.

This was my first time using this service and overall I am very pleased. I am sure that I will use Dog Vacay again. I am even more sure that Erika will be the host that I seek out for Leah's care.
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I never have to worry about Zoey when she stays with Erika, I know she is in good hands. Erika does an amazing job and is always keeping in contact with me, sending pictures and texts of Zoey. Zoey always has such fun when she stays with Erika. I would highly recommend Erika to anybody looking for a dog sitter because she is truly more than just a sitter.
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They never want to come home!
Erika was great with my two dogs. She sent pictures, video and messages while we were gone. I was so nice to receive these updates from her. I will definitely keep Erika in mind next time i need a pet sitter!
I had to head out of town for a couple days and yet again Erika saved the day by taking Dempsey in for me. He came home worn out and ready to sleep. I will continue to have Erika take care of Dempsey anytime I am not home.
Erika was fantastic yet again! I had to work a couple 12 hour days and I didn't want Dempsey left alone. Erika took great care of Dempsey and he came home worn out from playing with other dogs for the last couple days. I will continue to recommend Erika to anyone needing your dogs watched.
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Erika was great! I had to run out of town for the afternoon for work and she was more than happy to take Dempsey for the day. I will continue to have Erika watch Dempsey for me anytime I am away from home.
As always, our two dogs had a grand time with Erika! Her small herd of dogs kept the pups very busy, and Erika provided tons of pets and love. We just moved out of state so we are sorry to say good-bye to our favorite dog sitter!
This was the 2nd time I used Erika's services in the past year and would use her again. She not only does a great job and goes out of her way to make her dog guests feel at home, but she also makes it easier on the owners peace of mind with frequent/daily updates with photos & videos.
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My dogs always feel at home there. I can't even get them to say goodbye when I drop them off.
Erika was awesome, as always. We boarded our five dogs with her for the fourth time. She kept in constant contact, sending videos and pictures daily. Our pups had a blast, as usual. They were exhausted from their fun vacation and promptly pooped out on the floor as soon as we got home. Erika bathed all of our pooches and was extremely flexible with pick up and drop off times. We love her and will continue to take our pups to her whenever we have a boarding need!
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Erika did a fantastic job with our dogs! They came home all clean and tired out after a fun week at her house! She sent me numerous picture and video texts each day to update me on how they were doing. I highly recommend Erika!
I truly think that Ellie & Harley would rather stay at Erika's house than come home. I know they don't miss us as much as we miss them. It is like having a second home for them.
Erika is the perfect dog sitter! She loves Wyatt, sends photos, videos, and he's always wagging his tail!
Erika did a wonderful job of taking care of Harley. She keep me well informed daily with pictures and little notes about Harley. I will be letting other people know about her and the care she gave Harley.
Bella had an amazing time at Erika's. They made us feel right at home, and are so accommodating for my crazy schedule! Thank you for making my pup feel at home :)
Wyatt loves to go to Erika's! She loves on him & keeps him clean, fed, & happy! I've never had a bad Vacay with Erika!
Thanks again for taking great care of our 2 dogs, Erika! They come home happy, tired from lots of playing, and squeaky clean! This is the second time Erika has watched our dogs. We love the pictures and videos she sends throughout their stay.
Erika was incredible! She provided lots of pictures and updates all week long and made us feel very safe leaving out pups with her.
Our Golden Retriever LOVES Erika & LOVES to be able to play all day or rest when needed. He's very happy to go to Erika's & I never worry about his care. She does a great job!
Erika has been an excellent host for my 10 month old lab puppy. I can't thank her enough of the good care she took for my dog while I was away for vacation. She is very affectionate with the dogs and her home is very dog friendly. I will surely go back to her in the future when needed. Thanks Erika for all the love you showered on my pup.
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Erika is fantastic. This is our second time boarding with her and she was just as great as the first. Regular photos and videos, consistent communication and updates and very loving demeanor towards our four pups. She bathed our dogs before we picked them up and when we received them, they were worn out! It was clear they spent their whole vacation playing and having a great time. I am very happy with the service we received from Erika. She is the best and we will continue to board with her. She is very trustworthy and it is evident that she loves dogs and takes very good care while they are in her home.
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So pleased with Erika and her fantastic care of my 2 dogs! She's also very easy to reach by phone, text message, or Dog Vacay message which helped ease my mind. Both dogs developed health concerns shortly before the weekend she was to watch them for the first time. After explaining what had developed, Erika reassured me that should would take special care of my dogs. Special is right! Both dogs warmed up to her and her dogs quickly, and had a blast this past weekend! She kept us updated on them with multiple pictures and videos throughout the day. She even bathed both of them before our pickup time. They are squeaky clean, and are tired out from their vacation at Erika's house! We will be back again!
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Awesome as always. Harley has a second home.
Erika was great. I really liked the pics and videos she sent of my two dogs while they were in her care. Would definitely consider using her again for my pet care needs!
Erika is awesome! The care she gives our shih-tzu Coco is the best, and she sends pictures throughout the day, so you always know your pet is in good hands. One less worry during a business trip! I am a little afraid to write the glowing review Erika deserves because I don't want her to become so popular that she doesn't have room for Coco! Regardless, she is the best provider we have ever had, and look forward to her care for many years to come!
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Erika is just a fantastic dog sitter. She is so warm and caring both to the owners and the pups. As soon as we left, she sent us pics, videos, and told us about how the dogs were doing. She let them have full run out of the house, inside and out, and my pups loved playing with the dogs who lived there. Her house was amazingly clean, and one of my dogs, who is always a big moody grump when I leave, was playing with her pups and happily and sun bathing (the other one is just always happy). My husband and I will ask her to dog sit for us again for sure!
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Erika was a great hostess for Wyatt! This was his second time at her home & he loved it! It's so nice to go on vacation & not have to worry about your furbaby! Erika sends lots of pictures & videos of our dog & he's always happy & playing with other dogs. We will continue to book Erika every time we need a great place for our Wyatt!
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Erika did and AMAZING job taking care of my two Shiba Inus. My male, 2.5 years old, has been bit before and since then has had problems with other dogs, but Erika knew exactly how to handle him and actually got him to socialize with her dogs before the end of their 3 night stay. My female, 1 year old, has had very little socialization with dogs or people, and can be a bit aggressive and mouthy with animals, but after the stay with Erika, she was running around playing with all the other dogs with absolutely no problems.

Erika made my wife and I feel very comfortable about leaving our dogs with her, and reinforced that feeling with copious pictures and videos every day of their stay, starting less than an hour of dropping them off. I used to take my dogs to Petsmart for boarding when we would go out of town and never considered using a dog sitter, but after this last weekend, I don't think I could ever go back to Petsmart. I know that my dogs had a wonderful time, and they came home exhausted and passed out almost right when they got into the car.

I would recommend Erika to anyone in need of an experienced and fantastic dog sitter and can guarantee you will not be disappointed.
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Erika was awesome! Our dog was well cared for and she sent pictures & videos to show how well he was doing! We would highly recommend her to anyone & plan to reserve her for our next trip! It's great to be able to go somewhere & not have to worry about your fur baby! Thank you, Erika,
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Thunder and Whiskey have stayed at Erika's 3 times now and they love it! They enjoy playing with the other dogs. I travel a lot and I am glad to know my dogs will be safe and taken care of at Erika's.
I was very apprehensive at first about leaving my dog Shasta with someone I've never met before and also for the fact that she's never been in another home, or with other dogs so I wasn't sure what to expect.

I was more than thrilled with my experience. I found Erika and scheduled a meet & greet. When we arrived, Shasta said hello to the other dogs and then we went outside in the back yard where they got to know each other better and played. I knew at that point that I had made a great choice.

Throughout my whole time away, Erika updated me multiple times throughout the day with photos, videos and text letting me know how she was doing.

I felt completely at ease and was able to enjoy my trip without worrying how she was doing. The flight on the way back got bumped 1 day. Erika was flexible in taking care of her for another day. I will, without a doubt contact Erika again in the future and would highly recommend her. Very pleased.
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We are so glad we connected with Erika and family through this site. We left our dog Achilles with her for 2 nights and he had so much fun. Erika sent us lots of pictures and videos so we could see how much fun he was having. This really put at as ease, knowing all was well. Our dog even learned how to use a "doggie door" while staying with Erika, this will be our next purchase! Achilles got along great with their dog Lilly, and it appears today that he really misses her! Highly recommend!
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We boarded our 7, yes that's right SEVEN, dogs with Erika while we vacationed out of state for four days. We did a meet and greet prior to our dog's stay and found her home to be lovely and very well-equipped for dog sitting. She had a very nice sized air conditioned tile area with a foggy door leading to her backyard. The yard was very large with grass and a huge water container. Everything was clean and well-maintained. There were toys for the dogs to play with and shade for them to lounge. She allowed the dogs to lounge around the house with her during the day and provided them with their own bedroom to sleep in at night. During our vacation, Erika sent us many pictures and videos of our pooches having a great time. We arrived home from our trip and she and her husband were willing to accommodate us picking them up late at night. Our dogs were so exhausted when we got home. It was evident that they had a long day of play and fun. She even bathed our pups before we picked them up. They smelled great and were cleaner than they were when we dropped them off! I am so happy to have found Erika. She provides a great service and I will definitely be a return customer. I am thankful that my pups were able to have a vacation while we were away. 5 stars isn't enough for the service Erika provides. My pack and I give her a 10+ !!!
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This was the first time I had left my dog and the host was wonderful. She sent me at least two updates a day via text and always included pictures. I never once worried about my dog. I would definitely use her again.
This was the first time I had went on vacation without my dog and man, I was worried. I didn't know what I would do with ivory, until I found Dog Vacation! I searched profiles for hours just to make sure that ivory would be happy while I'm gone and I found Erika. She is super friendly, professional and treated my dogs like her own. Everything I could have asked for, especially because I have her to hyper Siberian husky's to watch. I received picture updates every day and two tired puppies when I got home. I certainly loved my experience with her and recommend her services to everyone!
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Erika was professional and had a wonderful dog friendly home. Her updates were perfect, I can't think of someone better to have watching a four legged member of my family!
Dog Haven was wonderful! We had been using the same dog sitter for quite some time and were nervous about having to find a new one, especially last minute. Erika was so accommodating with us. She met us beforehand so we could see how our baby would do with a new group of dogs. She really made us feel at ease that our baby would be well taken care of and also was very accommodating with our schedule. She was extremely understanding when we hit some delays while coming back home. We had to leave our baby, Chewy, for 9 nights and I couldn't have been more pleased with our choice to have him stay at Dog Haven. Erika frequently sent pictures and videos so we could see how Chewy was doing. Erika was also very great with handling Chewy's alpha male behaviors. We are so glad to have found Dog Haven and would definitely use them again. We would also recommend them to anyone. Thank you Dog Haven!
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Erika and her family were so warm and her house was ready for buddy and lucy. Erika updated us by phone messaging every 2 hours or so, and I felt the dogs were well taken care of. I would definately use Erika again and would also recommend her to others. Her prices are excellent and her care is more than I could have asked for my little babies.
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This was the LONGEST we have ever left our pup and before leaving we were quite stressed about who we were going to leave her with since we have no family or friends nearby and we would NEVER want to leave her in a kennel. We were immediately relieved when we did a meet and greet with Erika in her home before we left. We rushed home and quickly reserved our spot with her through the website.

From the MOMENT we dropped our baby off we began getting updates of how she was doing and adjusting. We got multiple pictures and video EVERY DAY. It was the most stress free time away from our pup that we ever had. We knew she was happy and in good hands.

It was truly a vacation for our dog as well... Thank you so much Erika for such an awesome and loving service. We will definitely be happy to call upon you again to take care of our furbaby that we love so much!!
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I just left my puppy only 7 months old with Erika and it was amazing. I had absolutely no worries while on vacation. The pics and videos she sent daily were too cute and definitely helped put my mind at ease. So glad I found this website by accident!! I would highly recommend using her services. Drop off and pick up were super easy as well.
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Milo had the best time staying with Erika and her family! We received so many photo updates from Erika while we were out of town and it made being away from our little guy so much easier. She gave us info about his day, how he was eating and adjusting, etc. We will absolutely be working with them again in the future :)
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Erika was just fantastic! Lakoda, my German Shepherd / Husky cross spent his entire time playing with another dog, Lily, and learned how to use a dog door, as well as how to get up and down stairs.

We received photos every day, and when my sister went and picked Lakoda up Erika had all his stuff collected and put together in his bag, and he was all set to go home, where he slept for hours!

When we dropped Lakoda off, Erika was all set up and ready to do an introduction, to be sure all the dogs got along well. She listened to my nervous babbling (I've never left my baby with anyone else before), and let my husband and I take as long as we wanted to be sure we felt safe, and had all our questions answered and felt secure with the situation.

Lakoda will definitely be a repeat guest!
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Fabulous! Harley has a second home.
Erika was great. She sent constant pictures and updates of my dog which made my business trip go much easier. Knowing he was having fun and had a great place to stay was very comforting. I will be using Erika for all Pet Vacays from here on out. Thanks again Erika!!!
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The best experience, my dogs were very well taken care of. I received many updates with pictures about my dogs each day and wasn't sure that they would want to come home after having such a good time. I think the dogs are looking forward to their next visit. I will definitely be taking my dogs back to Erika!
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I felt so comfortable with Erika. She texted updates and pics constantly. She obviously treats every dog like her own because she even let ours sleep in her bed! Lol.one of our 2 dogs has health issues and she made sure he got his meds too. We will definitely call her in the future to watch bugsy and chewy again!
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This was the first time that Harley stayed with Erika. He had a fantastic time and made new friends. Erika kept me posted on his vacation almost every day with pictures and texts. Harley will be back to stay with her again in May.
Our 15 and a half year old lab really enjoyed herself as there are 3 adorable canine residents and a large sunny back yard. The area is very well kept and Erika is very accommodating to a slight change in our schedule. We look forward to Zoe's upcoming visits and recommend Erika.
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Erika was great! She took very personalized care of our Shih-tzu, Coco, and sent us updates with pics multiple times a day. He looked happy and healthy when we returned, and it was a great relief to see that he was getting the best of care while we were away. We would definitely like to use Erika again any time we travel.

Dave and Maria
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Erika was great. We will definitely be bringing Coco to her again. She updated us with photos, and let us know how Coco was doing everyday. Very sweet & caring. Thank you!
We left our Westie named "Foster" with Erica for two and a half weeks. It was great to get the pictures of him when we were half way around the world. He looked happy and Erica's comments made us feel even better. Foster and Erica's family of pets hit it off well. We were very pleased when we picked him up this morning. Ed
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Erika was terrific. My dog had never been apart from me before and I had to leave town suddenly. Despite being a six-month-old large breed dog she took him in with no problems and he loved it. Her own puppy and him became great friends. Will definitely use her in the future.
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