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Erika F.

56 Reviews
24 Repeat Guests
$47/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Requires Meet-n-Greet to book
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 41 mins
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Moderate

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
Boston Terrier, Rottweiler, Pit Bull - American Staffordshire Terrier, Boxer, Pit Bull - Bull Terrier, Bulldog
List of Pets OK for House Sitting
Dogs, Cats, Fish, Rabbits, gerbils, hamsters, or pet rodents, Caged birds

Erika's Resident Pets

Loki
Labrador Retriever
Male
7 yr 4 mo old

Erika's Apartment

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Small Roof Deck
Pets allowed on furniture
Smoke-free home

About Erika

18 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
My name is Erika and I live with my husband Mark and our lab Loki. Loki is our baby and he goes with us most places most of the time. He loves a playmate though and we have so much fun when there's more than one dog around! We are so excited to meet your pup!
I have always had a dog in my life. I wouldn't know true happiness in life if it weren't for my dogs! I grew up with an Australian Shepherd, followed by a Rhodesian Ridgeback mix and a 110 lb Lab/Shepherd mix. Along with the cats, bunnies, guinea pigs, birds, mice, turtles and a tarantula that made up our childhood menagerie! Now, I'm lucky I've got Loki and we are always happy to have a four-legged friend or two to join in our adventures!
We are happy to board your best pal overnight or for daycare. We go for a minimum of four potty walks a day, with at least one of them being 30-60 minutes. I'm also happy to come walk your dog during the day while you're at work or on vacation or if you just need to work late. We walk at your dog's pace, for exercise or just to stop and smell the roses.
We love to hike, so if that's something your dog likes, we'll bring him/her along! For overnight boarding, your dog will be home alone no more than 4-5 hours at a time (we can come home from work during the day) and we would always be home for dinner time, walk and bedtime. In some cases, if you have a happy, socialized dog who just loves to be around people, I can also take him/her to work with me.
Most days consist of snuggling in the morning, a potty walk, breakfast, play, lunchtime potty walk, afternoon play, long walk, dinner and more play, rest, final potty walk then bed! On days off, we add a hike and/or longer walk. We have a couple of parks/dog parks nearby. Just ask for details...we're happy to go where your dog will be most comfortable.
We have a patio for the dogs to get some sun and fresh air and I am always with them if they want to be out there.
Your pup can sleep on the sofa, the bed, the floor or a bed you provide. Or if they aren't allowed on the furniture at home, we won't let them either! We want your canine kids to be as happy and comfortable as if they were at home with you!
Just let me know your needs and we will work with you! I always prefer a meet and greet whenever possible to make sure the dogs will be best buddies!
Please feel free to contact me with any questions you may have!

**please note, boarding is on a 24 hour window, so there's no charge for pick up within the 24 hours after drop off time. After 24 hours, day care charges will apply, at the rate of $20 (1/2 day care) and $37 for a full day care.
***please note, increased rates apply for holidays and holiday weekends (President's day, Easter, Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's) and for puppies that aren't yet housebroken!
****we cannot board un-neutered males at any time or non-spayed females while in heat.
*****we cannot board any aggressive dogs.

We look forward to meeting you!
Erika
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Can administer oral medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets that require medicine

Erika F.

56 Reviews
24 Repeat Guests
$47/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Requires Meet-n-Greet to book
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 41 mins
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Moderate

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated April 21, 2017

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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Erika's Home
$47 /night
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 2 - 4 hours/day
  • 5+ potty breaks/day
  • 2 walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
House Sitting Overnight At Your Home
$75 /night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 2 - 4 hours/day
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
Daycare At Erika's Home
$37 /day
  • Watches up to 1 dog /day
Dog Walking
$23 /half-hour
$40 /hour
  • Willing to travel 5 miles
Check-ins
$23 /visit
  • Willing to travel 5 miles
Baths
$15 /bath
Pick-Up/Drop-Off
$20 each way
  • Willing to travel 5 miles
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56 Reviews
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Erika is an animal expert! After growing up with many different kinds of pets including a few different dog breeds, she knows what it takes to handle a few at once. Erika, her husband, and their lab, Loki would love some added four legged friends to keep Loki happy and entertained.

They have an outdoor patio where the dogs can relax while supervised as well as a great park nearby for some extra exercise. If your pup is calm, but just loves to be around people they might even be lucky enough to accompany Erika to work too!

Your pup will have full access to their entire place and be welcomed to jump right into their active lifestyle. Set up a meet and greet today to get to know Loki and his humans.
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As usual, Erika was there for us when we needed someone to watch Heidi. She is always great about carefully introducing Heidi to any other dogs who she may have co-boarding, and communicating to make sure I'm comfortable with any other pets that might be boarding. She sends tons of pictures and videos, from which I can see that Heidi is 100% at home with Erika.

On this most recent trip, Erika skillfully administered medication to a Heidi, who has a tendency to spit pills out of any treat we wedge them into. I am so thankful for the time and attention she's able to give Heidi.
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Erika is a godsend for our family. Before our first booking, we met up with Erika and her resident pup Loki. Erika met us outside her place to introduce the dogs. She was clearly very knowledgeable about dog behavior, and ensured that the two were safe and comfortable before moving forward.

After a successful meeting, we dropped Heidi off. Erika took a lot of care to learn about Heidi's needs and preferences. She sent us lots of pictures and videos (a huge plus for us) and was easy to contact with changes in our itinerary.

Most important to us, Erika has the patience and willingness to let our Mastiff heidi sit on the couch and sleep in her bed. That takes some serious dedication, and it makes me happy to see Heidi feel completely at home.
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Erika, her husband and their dog Loki are amazing hosts for our very energetic 2 year old rescue. Erika is super responsible and takes hosting seriously, which lets us relax when out of town. Constant photo updates, and recaps of our dog's stay are always appreciated. Once our finicky pup stayed with Erika a couple of times, we've never used another host. Erika is always very flexible with pick-up and drop-off schedules, and we know our dog has a great time, since she always excitedly greets Erika and doesn't look back!
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