Erica's Pet Haven

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Erica S.

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16 Reviews
7 Repeat Guests
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  • 3 days notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 5 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:

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

Erica's Resident Pets

6 yr 1 mo old
4 yr 3 mo old
2 yr 1 mo old
Other Pets & Animals: Cats

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

15 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
My husband and I started DogVacy together because we were looking for a better solution for our own pets when traveling. The thought of leaving our pups at a kennel was terrible, and sometimes it felt like a burden asking our friends/family to house sit. I know the treatment I want to provide for my companions, and aim to provide the same level of excellence for yours.

**A note about services I provide: In addition to boarding your pup in my home I offer check-ins and house sitting in the Anchorage and Wasilla areas. I also offer pick up and drop off services for your pup between Anchorage and Wasilla (and anywhere in between).**

I grew up working at a sanctuary rescuing abused and neglected animals. It was my primary responsibility to rehabilitate a variety of animals so that they were both physically healthy as well as patiently working to restore their trust. I lead numerous 4-H groups teaching children the importance of proper care and nutrition for animals. I am professionally trained to look for behavioral warning signs, provide emergency care, and provide a nurturing, safe, and happy environment for all animals in my charge.

Our home sits on 3/4 acre of land. The main living area is on the 1st floor, and it is 2 small steps down to the backyard (perfect for some of the more senior dogs). The backyard is fully fenced. There is no limit to outdoor playtime or potty breaks. We also have 2 cats who have a good temperament with dogs. If your dog does not get along with cats, or has never been around cats, please let me know. In most cases the cats will separate themselves to different levels of the home.

What I provide: A safe and clean home, stress free environment, feedings as scheduled, adequate play time, walks, exercise in a safe environment, administer medicine if needed, timely communication, photo updates, and always adhere to DogVacay terms and conditions

**I do provide services for puppies, however, they will need to be potty trained**

In order to provide you with the best service possible below are the tools I will need your help with:
*Food & feeding schedule
*Kennel - A kennel is a must. We DO NOT lock your pets in a kennel. Your pup is free to roam our home as if it were yours. A kennel is place they can recognize from home, and a space they can go to feel safe if they feel any anxiety in a new situation.
*What are your dog's Do's and Do NOT's? Are they food aggressive, do they love belly rubs, are they aggressive towards female/male dogs?
*Does your dog have allergies or need medicine?
*I will need to see a copy of current shot records

Please contact me ahead of time with any questions and for scheduling. I try to always keep my DogVacay calendar up to date, but it's best to confirm with me first. Also, please remember to leave time in advance to schedule a meet & great before your dog's stay if this is your first visit with us. I look forward to providing your family with excellent care!
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Can administer oral medicine
Can administer injected medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Separation anxiety
  • Aggressive behavior
  • Leash Pulling

Erica S.

Online Now!
16 Reviews
7 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 3 days notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 5 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:


  • Available
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  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated February 14, 2017


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Course 101 Graduate
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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Erica's Home
$25 /night
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 2 - 4 hours/day
  • Dogs will have full access outside for potty breaks
  • 3+ walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
House Sitting Overnight At Your Home
$35 /night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for more than 4 hours/day
  • Willing to travel 25 miles
Daycare At Erica's Home
$20 /day
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/day
$15 /visit
  • Willing to travel 25 miles
$20 /min
$50 /max
$15 /bath
$10 each way
  • Willing to travel 25 miles
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16 Reviews
Erica did a wonderful job taking care of my dog. She went above and beyond what was asked of her. I would highly recommend her to take care of your pet.
Erica was amazing. Our dogs felt comfortable immediately upon arrival and Erica was very accommodating to us. She sent us updates and pictures and we felt totally comfortable with her. We would highly recommend Erica and look forward to working with her again!
Oh my gosh this was a wonderful experience. Erica was very quick with communication and answered all the questions we had both before and during the stay.

We were able to be at ease on our mini vacation knowing our dogs were being looked after and even being spoiled. We even got a few pictures of the boys each day!

Our departure time was a bit early in the morning and Erica was able to accommodate us. Great experience!
Erica did a wonderful job with my older beagle. He was happy and clean and in great shape when I picked him up. I love that they limit how many dogs that they take. Their place is beautiful and very clean. I have already booked them again
Our dog Mojo had the most wonderful time while staying with Erica. She is so kind and it was nice to know he was having a good time while we were. She sent updates and pictures and was very flexible. She treats your dog like they are one of her own. I highly recommend using her for pet sitting services.
Erica was terrific with my pups. They had a great time with her dogs. I received a daily update and some pictures. My lab takes meds each day and that was not a problem either. I got home late and my dogs were all tucked in, sleeping and waiting for our return at our home. I will definitely book again.
Erica was super nice and took great care of my Olive. There was no issues or problems which put my mind completely at easy. I shall be going back to her again next time I am out of town or a work event comes up.
Our experience with Erica was awesome from start to finish. She communicated quickly and our dog, Remi, had a great stay. We will definitely go with Erica again.
- We were glad Erica took Sam at a short notice.
- She made the pick up and drop off convenient for us.
- We get updates about Sam which is awesome.
- We can tell that Sam had a great time when we picked him up.

Overall we are very satisfied with the service and we will recommend her to friends and family.
Wonderful experience must use!!! I just got stationed here and I was so worried about finding a place for my dog to stay while we went on a mini-vacay. My Sasha is a rescue dog and has very bad separation anxiety, so I just cannot put her in a typical boarding environment with cages and kennels. She had a bad experience before where she was attacked by another dog at the last place we brought her in Ohio, so I was nervous. However, Erica and her husband were very reassuring and told us they only board one dog at a time (along with their 3 dogs and a cat!) Long story short, I got updates and pictures of Sasha while we were gone and she looked great when we picked her up. Erica and her husband are a kind, dog-loving, couple and I highly recommend them!!! I will absolutely use them again when we go away on vacations.
I was so relieved to find Erica to watch our pups while we went on vacation. Her and her husband were awesome hosts; so much so that our pups have been a little down these last few days since we've picked them up. I'm sure they miss their new pup friends! I received a picture update every day while away and things flowed so smoothly. Traveling and finding a place for our pups to stay is no longer an issue. I will definetely be using Ericas Pet Haven again!
Erica took care of my elderly dog. She set out floor mats so she could walk on the laminate floor without losing her balance and provided her with a comfy bed. Corky loved napping in her big, fenced backyard. She ate well, so I know she was at ease.
Since moving to Alaska I have struggled to find a place to board my dog that is both affordable and provides the standards I expect. My experience with Erica exceeded my expectations. She and her husband are both extremely friendly, obviously love their dogs, and treated me dog like one of their own.
Absolutely wonderful! My little Lilly had a great time. I heard from Erica almost every day on how Lilly was doing. Erica even came and picked Lilly up and dropped her back off. I would highly recommend Erica!
Honey and Lainey loved staying with Erica her husband and their 3 dogs. They came home exhausted from playing! Erica even sent me a picture of honey which was much appreciated because it was our first time leaving her overnight. I will definitely contact Erica again when we need to be away.
Erica and her husband were so wonderful to my pup! It was clear from the moment we met them, they loved animals. Erica keep me updated on how my dog was during his stay by sending photos and messages. I could tell my dog loved his vacation at Erica's! It was so nice knowing my pup was in great hands! I would highly recommend Erica!
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