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Erica and Felipe V.

39 Reviews
23 Repeat Guests
$75/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within a few days
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Pet Requirements

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

Erica and Felipe's Resident Pets

Julie
Scottish Terrier
Female
3 yr 7 mo old

Erica and Felipe'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

About Erica and Felipe

20 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
The Airbnb for dogs arrived in Lake Geneva and we are proud to have served 60+ dogs in just under a year. We are doing that with a clear purpose in mind that is to give you and your dog the best experience possible. We used DogVacay many times and had excellent and not so good experiences. That means we are able to offer the best of what an in-home dog boarding has to offer. When you leave your dog with us he/she will become part of our family and will receive genuine love and affection.

Our prices are slightly above average but we are flexible so don't be a strange and ask for special deals. Rescue dogs ALWAYS pay half on weekdays and get special discounts on weekends and high-season. Free lunchtime walks are offered for rescue dogs as well. This is only possible due to donations we receive via a fundraising we created for our Shelter Project.

We have a fenced in yard and an entire area of the house designed to attend all the needs of our best friends! Visit our facebook page (DogVacay Lake Geneva Home Dog Boarding) to follow the news.



About US

We are Erica, Phil (Felipe) and Julie (The Scottie) and will care for your dog in our dog friendly, Smoke free and comfortable home located 1.5 miles from the beautiful Downtown Lake Geneva and just steps from Big Foot State Park.


We are both certified in dog classes (Basic and Intermediary puppy and agility classes). Phil is an environmental scientist and a volunteer dog walker at local shelters. He has recently acquired the certification of Pet CPR & First Aid from PetTech Chicago and is taking Sirius Dog Training Class for a certification.

Our offers include:

- Free walks within Lake Geneva area.

- Free pick ups and drop offs with our equipped minivan within Lake Geneva area.

- Daily photo and video updates.

- Schedule of feeding, exercises and sleeping time are adjusted according to the dog's needs.

- House is cleaned every two-days with environmentally friendly and pet-safe (chemical-free) products to maintain it clean and free of airborne-diseases.

- Safety: This is our first priority and we offer an emergency plan! Dogs are under our supervision 24/7 and exceptions are discussed in advance. We only walk them in safe areas in small packs and when driving is needed a seatbelt harness is provided. **ALL DOGS UNDER OUR CARE ARE PROVIDED WITH A GPS DEVICE DO DOUBLE THEIR SAFETY**

- Freedom: All rooms and furnitures are acessible to all dogs (unless otherwise indicated by the owner).


Price list:

- Boarding at our home: Starting as low as $25 for a half-day care - Free Walks / Activities included!

- Walking: Starting as low as $14 per walk on our monthly package(Free pick-up/drop-off in Lake Geneva!)

- Bathing: Starting as low as $20 (Small dogs)

- Pick-up and Drop-off (i.e for Vet visits)

- Sitting at your own home - Please get in touch for pricing


We can't wait to hear from you and take care of your furry friend!

Connect with us on Facebook and get fresh news about our doggy World at facebook/dogvacaylakegeneva
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Contact Erica and Felipe
Can administer oral medicine
Can administer injected medicine
CPR / First-Aid certified
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Separation anxiety
  • Aggressive behavior
  • Leash Pulling
  • Not yet house-trained
  • Advanced senior issues

Erica and Felipe V.

39 Reviews
23 Repeat Guests
$75/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within a few days
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated November 28, 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.
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Premium Pet Insurance, 24/7 Customer Support and Daily Photo Updates!

Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Erica and Felipe's Home
$75 /night
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/night
  • Dogs will never be left unattended
  • 5+ potty breaks/day
  • 2 walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
Daycare At Erica and Felipe's Home
$38 /day
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/day
Dog Walking
$25 /half-hour
$35 /hour
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
Home Visits
$25 /visit
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
Training
$85 /hour
Grooming
$30 /min
$50 /max
Baths
$25 /bath
Pick-Up/Drop-Off
$10 each way
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
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39 Reviews
Erica and Felipe are truly a blessing! You can see and feel the love, care, and passion they have. This was our first time bringing Miley to daycare. And she's almost 9! So it was not easy..
Felipe was waiting outside with his helper Pearl. Right away Felipe was playing with Miley putting her at ease. He explained how the day would go and put us at ease!! We were sent a picture and video during the day. Felipe drove Miley home and made a beautiful gift bag with a toy, treats, picture, and a card!! Exceeded my expectations! I highly recommend!!! Out of 10, I give a thousand star rating
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Felipe and Erica did an amazing job taking care of our 4 1/2 month old furry kids, Thor and Zeus! They kept in touch with me with text messages, pics and videos on a daily basis. And Thor and Zeus obviously had a great time--they came home happy and tired! We plan to use them again soon when we go on vacation! We would highly recommend them to anyone who is looking for daycare or overnight care for their dog! They're the best!!
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Excellent care and attention to Hank!
Can I give them 10 stars?! I could not have asked for a better place for 2 days of labradoodle day care! So clean! So helpful and understanding! Auggie had so much fun & was so excited to go back the second day. I may make up reasons he gets to go back to visit.
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Erica and Felipe took excellent care of my 15 year old poodle despite his poor eyesight and hearing. I think he felt very at home!
I was so pleased to find Erica and Phil on DogVacay. They are quick to respond and have a variety of options to meet everyone's needs. My dog requires a very well-trained person as he is large and has social issues with other dogs. Phil put me at ease. Him and my dog hit it off right away! I chose to use the home visit option and it worked out very well for all of us! I would not hesitate to use any of their services as they are very responsible, well-trained, and genuinely love our furry family members.
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What a pleasure to recommend Phil and Erica. They welcomed our dog for the day on short notice and were everything we could have hoped for: very warm and personable, and obviously experienced and knowledgeable about dog behavior and training. We were entirely reassured by their professionalism and competence in every aspect of our dealings with them. Add to that a lovely, comfortable home and a thoughtfully designed outdoor area; we immediately felt that we were in good hands. Because our dog tends to be cautious and a bit anxious, we have avoided many chances to travel or take day trips out of reluctance to leave her with strangers or a boarding facility. Now, after meeting Phil and Erica, we are making plans to get out more!
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Great. Erika and Phil are very kind and responsible. I have confidence in them and their care of my dog. I love that they send pix of my dog out on long walks, which he needs for his health and well-being.
I have to say that Phil and Erica were perfect in my eyes. Having visited their home, which was so clean, and seeing the areas that Taz would be playing in made me feel my choice to board Taz this way was the right way to go. I loved getting the pictures and texts so I could see how much fun he was having and meet all of his new friends, including his girlfriend, Kiti. I couldn't have asked for a better experience for him and definitely will take him there again. Thank you, Phil and Erica for being so good to Taz and his mom. You bet I will tell everyone about this wonderful experience.
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I am overwhelmed by how far and beyond they go to make you and your furry child as comfortable as possible!!!! I rescued Bentley from the shelter and was very nervous about leaving him when I had to go back to Chicago for work. I can't praise them enough for all the updates and photos!!!! They made my dog feel right at home and gave him the opportunity to make new friends!!!! I would recommend them to everyone 100%!!!!!!
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Phil and Erica are truly passionate about what they do. This is the third time we have had our dog stay with them, and I have to tell you, we will never board at a kennel again. They treat our dog like their own and constantly go above and beyond for our family. You will not regret having your pet at their home.
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As always Phil & Erica were amazing with our two dogs. They always give many updates and are soo compassionate for their job. Our puppies come home healthy and happy every time we are lucky enough to send them back to Phil & Erica's!!
Once again Phil and Erica did a superb job caring for our Bandit during our week-long vacation. We are so confident leaving our precious senior, diabetic, almost-blind pup with them that we were truly able to vacation with peace of mind knowing he was receiving the VERY best of care. Phil even contacted us during the week regarding Bandit's unusual behavioral tendencies to include increased urination and thirst, which alerted us to the need to increase his insulin dosage while we were away. Phil is so dedicated, knowledgeable, and in tune with all breeds that we continue to wholeheartedly recommend Lake Geneva Dog Vacay to anyone who needs to be separated from their precious pups. Phil and Erica are truly the best of the best and we are so privileged to have found them!
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Our dogs are always very excited to see Phil and he does a wonderful job with them.
Erica and Phil exceed expectations in every way! They are shining examples of people who put their all into everything they do. We are so thankful to have found them!!
Always the best!
Erica and Phil have a peaceful and calm "vibe," as does their home, which is clean, uncluttered, and soothing. Their home is very easy to find, and the securely fenced side and back yard are wonderful. There is a forested park very nearby with walkways, which is a perfect place for dogs to be exercised and stimulated by nature. They are very kind and attentive, and our dog acted like he hadn't even been away from home (awesome!). Their dog Julie is very sweet, serving as a perfect ambassador to their gracious home and loving care for dogs. I have a very good "gut-feeling" about them.
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My dog, Willow, leaves with a smile on her face and has a lot of fun while she's away from us. This gives our family great peace of mind. Knowing she's happy allows us to enjoy our vacation even more.
Phil and Erica were awesome. Lacy enjoyed her visit. This is the first time I've had Lacy at someone's house. All of my dogs have been boarded at either the vet or a dog kennel. So this is a great experience. We enjoyed seeing pictures of Lacy daily. I'm so glad Karen told me about Phil. I knew Lacy would do good as she gets along with other dogs and cats as well.
Can't say enough good things about Phil and Erica.
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Phil is great to work with! He is prompt responding to text messages and he is so patient with our puppy who is an excited piddler. I feel better about leaving the girls at home knowing Phil will be checking on them during the day.
We are very fortunate to have Erika and Phil! We had our one year old puppy board with them for a week while we traveled. Phil is excellent with care for daily medication administration and he also brought my boy to the veterinarian for his flu vaccine booster that was due while we were away. Frequent daily text messages and photos kept us in touch with our puppy and eased our minds upon seeing how happy he was, playing with other dogs that were boarding and at daycare with Phil and Erika and their dog Julie. Big testimony is our dogs relaxed and easy composure upon his return home, he obviously had a very relaxed and secure experience boarding with Erika and Phil:)
We already have future dates reserved for our dog to board with Phil and Erika again! Thank you !
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Erica and Phil are absolutely wonderful! Luke was treated like a king in their care. He was given such great care and much love. We appreciated the updates while we were away, it was great to see the photos. We cannot say enough about their kindness, dedication and love for dogs. They gave Luke the extra help in getting through the first few nights, making sure he felt apart of their family. Luke made such great friends and looked so good when we returned to pick him up. Bathed and well fed, he was a very happy dog! Thanks again Erica & Phil!!
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I've booked through DVK at least a half a dozen times and have always been satisfied. After the past stay with Erica and Phil, I will only use them for future bookings.

They have an innate understanding of canines and their behavior and taylor the stay based upon your dog's personality.

There is plenty of activity; including swims in the lake and when I picked up my fella from his star with Phil and Erica, he slept for hours from days of play.

This was a 110% experience for us!
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Erica and Phil are the best!!! Bailey loves her vacations there. We will be back soon. :-)
Words cannot describe just how blown away we are by Erica and Phil's absolute love and care they have shown our dog over the last 5 days. Phil has gone above and beyond by providing the utmost care, fun and activities to our dog! He updated us a few times a day, including pictures, which just put such smiles on our faces! We will NEVER use a kennel again to board our dog. We cannot speak more highly of these two. They are true animal lovers, who will do anything to make your pet comfortable and have just as great of a vacation as you! We were surprised that our dog even wanted to come back home with us, as they gave him such a great time and memories! We also got a personalized letter describing his week, which was so wonderful and just a prime example of how they went to great lengths to ensure our pet's safety and fun! We love you two, THANK YOU SO MUCH!
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Our dogs and our grown children's dogs all spent the day with Phil while we hosted a party. It is not every day that a person can handle all seven of our collective dogs, but he was fantastic. We are real "dog people" and so are Erica an Phil. He was so kind to send us photos during the day which we shared with our guests at the party. All thirty seven of us at the party agreed that Erica and Phil are the best! Thank you! We love our dogs as a part of our family so high praise does not come easily, but they really deserve it!
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What a wonderful couple! So glad they r on the dogvacay team and looking forward to seeing them again. Thank you so much and Lily thanks you, too!
Cannot even begin to express our gratitude for how well Erica and Phil cared for our dogs. We have a very shy Sheltie and a very outgoing, friendly one and they were so good with both of them. So many walks and play time for the dogs and so many great updates, pictures and videos for us while we were away. Our dogs made lots of new friends and I was so comfortable knowing they were being so well taken care of. Erica and Phil have a true gift and passion for what they do. Truly wonderful, genuine people who care so much for all the dogs they care for. We would not hesitate an instant to use them again in the future. Our boys had a great time while there!
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Erica and Phil provided EXCEPTIONAL service!! We had just moved into town and were in need of care for our 8 month old puppy, Jackson. We were so fortunate to have moved into a wonderful neighborhood full of great people who told us about Phil and Erica.
Phil answered our call late Sunday night and made all of the arrangements to insure Jackson had care the following day.
The level of service and care that was provided to both us and Jackson is unsurpassed. The pick-up and drop-off service, outstanding communication and texted photos of our little guy having fun are all part of the reasons that we will use Phil and Erica everytime we have a need for our dog. Jackson came home at the end of the day very tired and happy. He even cried when Phil dropped him off and drove away!
MANY, MANY THANKS to Phil and Erica!

Mark, Sherry and Jackson
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Erica and Phil are awesome! Their little terrier Julie is adorable and very kind to my puppy, even when he steals her bones ! This family takes excellent care of my 10 month old puppy. They are extremely caring, nurturing and patient with our rambunctious guy. My dog cannot get outside fast enough when Phil is here to pick him up. My puppy is extremely attached to me but there is no looking back when Phil shows up to take him for a play date. Erica and Phil are also extremely accommodating picking my dog up at home or meeting me downtown if I need them to. And Phil is very flexible with his schedule goes the extra mile to help me out even when he's very busy with other clients. Erica and Phil are recommended to me by a few of my neighbors who are also very happy with the care they give to their dogs. We are really lucky to have found Erica, Phil and Julie !
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I am not sure who had a better time on vacation, me or my puppy!! Phil and Erica provided all the love and tender care I could have ever asked for while away. They were were professional, loving, attentive and caring from the moment of pick-up, to the final goodbye, upon our return. I was able to completely relax on vacation knowing that my puppy was in great hands. He even took the time to try and address some feeding issues we were having. She looks forward to many more happy visits.
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Erica and Phil are truly wonderful people who have an incredible passion for taking care of animals. We really appreciated all of the attention to details, and the note and goodies left for us when we returned home from work. During the walk, we received 2 pictures, a video which was so nice to know that our dog was so well cared for by someone that truly cares about him. I would highly recommend their service. Paws up for sure!
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Phil did a great job taking our dogs for a walk and communicating with us so we felt at ease. Our dogs were happy to see him. We will definitely use Phil and Erica again to take care of our dogs.
The thought of leaving our "senior", insulin-requiring dog for 10 days with strangers was a scary thought; that is, until we did our meet and greet with Phil, Erica, and Julie. We immediately felt connected to this caring, dog-loving couple who welcomed our Bandit into their home and loved him as their own. We received texts, pictures, and video updates each day of his walks, playtime, and cuddle time to reassure us he was having a wonderful vacation. He was extremely well cared for and pampered the entire time, and even bathed and brushed before our arrival back home. We would highly recommend Dogvacay Lake Geneva and truly appreciate their outstanding service. Thanks so much to Phil and Erica for this wonderful experience!
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Phil was great he took great care of my dog and cat when I was in Mexico he kept me updated twice Aday with video and pictures my Saint Bernard had a blast
I was nervous about leaving my fur baby with a total stranger! All of that changed the moment I met Erica and Phil. They definitely have a passion for what they do. I feel so blessed to have found them. They treated my dog like it was their own. I truly believe we found a new dog family with them. I had NO hesitation about leaving my dog there! I was given daily videos and photos. While my dog was happy to see me come home, I think she secretly wishes I'd leave again soon! Just so she can go see her new family and Julie (Phil & Erica's dog). It honestly was such a relief to know she was being loved and cared for as I would. I didn't worry about her once while I was on vacation!
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It has been soo nice to find another family to watch our loved fur baby Lulu as if she is their own! They give us regular updates & you can really see how much they love dogs & love caring for them. We will definitely recommend Phil & Erica to anyone needing to leave their dog. Thank you so much for making our vacation worry free!!
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Gosh, if I could give Erica and Phil more than 5 stars I would! This is Quincy's 3rd stay in someone's home, but her first time with Erica and Phil. This was by far her best stay ever! I received numerous updates about my dog, but more importantly, I really appreciated their attentiveness to my dog and her needs. I take a lot of pride in choosing who she stays with and I hit the jackpot with Erica and Phil. I will definitely use them again and again!
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I couldn't have asked for a more compassionate and trustworthy person to watch my dog than Phil. He exceeded my expectations. Phil and Erica's home is very welcoming, my husky felt right at home. This couple is a complete blessing to me and Peyton (my dog). Thank you again Phil and Erica for having such passion caring for my dog.
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