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Erika F.

52 Reviews
23 Repeat Guests
$47/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 2 hours
  • 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
Pit Bull - American Staffordshire Terrier, Boston Terrier, Boxer, Pit Bull - Bull Terrier, Bulldog, Rottweiler
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 0 mo old

Erika's Apartment

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Small Roof Deck
Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture

About Erika

18 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
My name is Erika and I live with my husband 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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Erika F.

52 Reviews
23 Repeat Guests
$47/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 2 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Moderate

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated December 7, 2016

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Home Checked
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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
Home Visits
$20 /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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52 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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I am so thankful for finding Erika on DogVacay! She was the best! My dog Remi had some anxiety while I was away and Erika took such great care of her and made me feel at ease. She was super flexible and always sent updates.
Erika was awesome. She took such great care of our puppy while we were on vacation and she kept us in the loop with fabulous pictures and videos. Erika clearly treated her as one of her own and we look forward to going out of town again knowing that Meechie will be in great hands. Our pup had so much fun playing with Erika's dog that she was certainly bummed to leave her little playmate and come home with us!
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We are so thankful for Erika! She has watched our dog Oliver twice now. Once while in her home and once for over a week in our home. Both times could not have been better! Oliver loves Erika and we love the peace of mind we get when leaving him with her. She is great about sending updates and the cutest pictures/videos so we always know what he's up to. Loki, her lab is the sweetest and gets along perfectly with our (sometimes) overly friendly puppy:) I could not recommend her more!

It is so great knowing we have someone who we can trust with our fur baby:)
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My husband and I recently went on a weekend trip to Las Vegas and decided to have Erika watch our 8 year old Australian Sheperd. She came by a few days beforehand to meet our dog and learn her routine. Being new to the LA area, we were unsure about who to trust with our pet and apartment.
Erika quickly put our minds at ease with constant updates and snapshots of our dog throughout our trip. Our pet was definitely in good hands and we could continue enjoying our weekend getaway.
We are so pleased with the service Erika provided and already have plans to use her in the near future.
Vicky T.
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We got stranded at the airport on our way back. Erika graciously helped us extend Heidi's stay so that we didn't have to worry about her until we were able to make it back.
Erika was conscientious from the start, asking lots of questions about Heidi's needs and routines. She set up a neutral meet and greet outside her home so Heidi and her dog Loki could check each other out. During the stay, she sent lots of pictures and Heidi got tons of walks. It was like a vacation for her as well as us.
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Erika is amazing! We never feel nervous about dropping Bella off and Bella always looks like she is having fun in the photos. I would highly recommend her to anyone!
Erika is fantastic! Very serious and professional, and she provides a very warm environment/care for your dog. You also get updates/pictures, so you always know how your dog is doing. I highly highly recommend her, and Chico will definitely be back.
If you want your dog to have the best vacation and not have any worries about your fur-child, book Erika NOW.

We had to go away for a week and couldn't take our dog with us. We have a 1yr 8mo old lab that is the world to us and we are helicopter parents for sure.. so we are very picky when it comes to finding the right people, place, environment etc.

We found Erika randomly last minute and she gave our dog the best experience ever with plenty of play time, love, friends and memories. She keeps you updated with plenty of pictures/video's/texts. Hands down one of the best Dog Vacay experiences and we will undoubtedly use her again and recommend her to anyone.

Thanks Erika!
Brian N.
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We've used Erika 5 or 6 times now to take care of Keely when we travel. Keely is an older dog and needs a little extra care and Erika has always been awesome with her and always keeps us updated on how she's doing. I highly recommend her!
Always a great experience with Erika! Max loves her!
Erika was awesome! Erika,Her husband and Loki were great taking care of my dog Lordas. Thank You so much! Lordas had a very good time, was very well taken care off, plenty of updates and photos. It was like Lordas second home away from home. Next time I will need someone to watch Lordas, I already know who I am getting in touch with - Erika! Looking forward for another booking :)
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Erika communicated very well and gave Saxby a great stay. I really appreciated the frequent pictures, updates and videos and having Loki there was a definite plus!
Erika is top-notch. Very responsive, thoughtful and caring. Murray loved his stay at her house. Highly recommend.
Erika was amazing. With all the pictures she sent me, I trusted my little man was doing great. She was accommodating and simply on top of her stuff. We are definitely using her again. Oh and Loki - he's an added bonus. Such a nice friend for my dog to hang with on vacay.
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Was headed out of town, and wanted another great place for my 3 year old Pharoah hound to play and be looked after. Erika did a great job, with Siracha. She sent us at least one update everyday, which was really helpful and made us feel comfortable. Siracha always seemed happy in the pictures, and to be getting along with Loki and the other guest dog. Would gladly bring Siracha back to Erika's place anytime!
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Erika is a fantastic sitter! Our dog was relax and happy after his stay :-)
Erika was great and totally helped me out last minute! Sugar came home happy and loved and I look forward to using Erika again!!
Great Experience :) Erika and her husband were very sweet, worked with my schedule, and sent me many adorable photos and videos of my two pups at play. I will definitely go to Erika again!
Erika is great, as always. My pups love her and she's so good about sending us photos of them!
Erika was great! Super flexible with timing and openly communicated throughout Riley's stay. She sent photos and videos everyday and put his medicine in his eyes, as requested. Riley came back happy and just like himself. I'd definitely use Erika again!
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Erika and Mark exceeded our expectations! We just adopted our little girl, Maya, and were very concerned about leaving her with someone else so soon but, after reading all of Erika's glowing reviews, it was either Maya stay with her OR Maya was going to join us on our NYE trip the mountains. Needless to say, as soon as we met Erika during the Meet-N-Greet, we were instantly comfortable! She asked us all the right questions - It was obvious she strives to maintain the same day-to-day routine and standards for Guest pups. We received so many photo and video updates that we were never left wondering what Maya was up to :) We're happy and relieved that we can turn to Erika in the future for a sitter!
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It worked out well and Erika was so accommodating, as I was a last minute add on. I would definitely have my dog stay with her again. Loved getting the pictures. Worked out perfectly.
Erika was fantastic! We received multiple pictures and updates every day and our lab Wick looked so happy in all of the pics! We will definitely be booking with Erika again in the future!
Erika was simply fantastic. Right away I could tell she is very comfortable and knowledgeable of dogs. She sent nice updates and pictures of my pup frequently. I am so glad we found her and I would recommend her services again.
As always (this was our third or fourth time using Erika to dogsit) Erika was great. Very accommodating with our last minute booking, and took great care of our elderly dog, including giving her meds twice a day. Highly recommend Erika!
We had a really great experience with Erika. She gave us daily (at least!) updates and pictures, which is always nice. Best thing is, our pup was happy and got lots of love and exercise.
This is our third time boarding our dog with Erika and we couldn't be happier! She provides photo and video updates daily and was very flexible with our pickup time. Already booked for 2 more stays!
Mulligan was in great hands with Erika, which made our overnight birthday trip extra special. Thanks a million, Erika—and thank you Loki for sharing your mom with Mulligan!
Great, as always! Erika was able to help us at the last minute and even sent photos to ensure that my pups were happy. :)
Erika was GREAT! She send pictures and updates. It was nice that she had a lab for my lab to play with. Even though Max can be a puppy at times still, he did well with her and I would recommend her for anyone!
Another great experience with Erika. She comes by to walk Ernie while I'm traveling for work, and makes the entire thing painless and stress free, always sending a cute photo.
Erika is fantastic with our VERY active rescue puppy, who is fairly nervous around most strangers.

She stayed with Erika a second time and RAN into her arms at drop-off, so it's safe to say she's happy repeat customer.

Erika's lab Loki is incredibly patient and gentle with our puppy.
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Thanks for another great overnight, Erika - I know Bella was in safe hands and she loves going to your place!
This was my first experience with DogVacay and it could not have been better! Erika took such great care of Bella and sent me numerous photos and video so I knew she was having a wonderful time. My main reason for using DogVacay was so that my collie would have playmates while I was away, and she loved playing with Erika's dog. I think she will be a guest there again soon!
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Erika was super nice and very communicative. She updated me every day and sent plenty of photos of videos. My dog Ernie can be very skiddish on walks, and not everyone is up to the job! But Erika handled him amazingly. I will definitely be reaching out to her again.
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Our typically shy and timid dog was right at home with Erika! She sent tons of photo updates daily during the entire stay and took great care of our pup. We will definitely we using her again!
Erika was great and constantly sent us pics of their ventures! In the past, we usually put our lab in kennels and often she came back skinny and depressed. This time she seemed happier, well adjusted, and did not lose any weight. The fact that she also lives close to us and goes to the same parks was a bonus. We will definitely use Erika again!
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Second time that Erika dogs for us. She was terrific - sent lots of pictures which made us feel great. Our dog is old and a little fragile and Erika took good care of her.
Erika and Loki were great hosts for a puppy being boarded for the first time.
Erika has hosted my pup Nahla twice now, and has been amazing both times! She is really good about updating me throughout the days with pics and messages so I can see how much fun Nahla is having. I can always tell how much play and exercise Nahla gets at Erika's house because she is WIPED when she comes come. Erika is the best! Would recommend her to anyone!
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Erika was so great! She took great care of our little pup Calvin and was super accommodating when we needed a last minute sitter. Thanks for all the help Erika!
Erika is the perfect dogvacay host! We left Chester with her for 8 nights without a hitch. She sent us so many awesome photo updates while we were away.
When you meet Erika you can immediately tell she is very responsible, caring and a dog lover. Her dog Loki is also a great dog - friendly, fun and social. We are definitely going to book Erika again. She made us at ease when being away from our pup for over a week. Highly Recommended!!!
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Erika was great. Very communicative and took lots of photos. Thanks!
Erika gets my highest recommendation. We reached out to her on short notice before the 4th of July weekend and she was extremely accommodating. Very personable, great with the dogs, excellent communication throughout our dog's stay. We will definitely continue to work with her.
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Erika was a great host for our dog Georgie. She sent us pictures, videos, and updates daily and was incredibly accommodating for a last minute 10 day stay. We couldn't recommend her any more highly!
Erika is a great host. She is very sweet and she was so kind to work with my schedule. She took really good care of Tux. She sent updated throughout the day and she was very responsive in her communication. Thank you Erika !
Took good care of my baby!
Erika is great! She is flexible and easy to get a hold of. Sends lots of pictures and updates. Zoe was so excited to see her on the second visit!
Erika was terrific. She responded right away to a very last minute booking, and worked with us on drop off and pickup to fit our schedule. She was very sweet with our old dog, and kept us posted with pictures and updates. She clearly loves dogs and took great care of ours.
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I kept my Huxley with Erika over the past memorial day weekend and I could not be happier with the experience. Erika was very friendly and accommodating. She was able to take my last minute booking, set up a meet and greet, and sent text and photo updates regularly. Huxley is very shy, but he warmed up to both Erika and Loki very quickly! I travel frequently and will most definitely be using Erika again!
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Erika was so speedy to respond to a last minute request to watch my pups. She was great about texting me updates and photos of the girls. She went above and beyond when they both had accidents in the house by cleaning up their messes. I will definitely be using Erika again in the future!
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