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Erica J.

78 Reviews
49 Repeat Guests
$35/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 20 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
All Ages OK
Must Be Vaccinated

Erica's Resident Pets

Ottis
Mixed Breed
Male
4 yr 5 mo old
Other Pets & Animals: Cats

Erica's Townhome

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Children at home (13-18 years old)
Large Yard
100% fenced & locked
Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside
Great for senior pets

About Erica

25 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
I work from home so I have been able to be a host for foster dogs over 7 years. I have had multiple breeds, multiple ages and we have fun throughout the day. Being in the downtown Dallas area allows my home to be a wonderful drop off/ pick up area for anyone commuting to work. We go for frequent walks and the dog park during the day and my townhouse community is completely gated. I have one dog and one cat, my dog is a trainer for the fosters that come into the home. He is 3 old, great dane/ black mouth kerr mix. My cat is 16 years old and deals with any pup that comes in our doors.

I have a crate for those that are used to being crate trained, those that are free to sleep on the bed, on the couch... it is up to you!
We do take trips to an exclusive dog park that is completely enclosed and has areas to swim in the galvanized tanks and those that just want to run and play. The choice is up to you and that we meet the needs of your furbaby!
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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
  • Not yet house-trained
  • Advanced senior issues

Erica J.

78 Reviews
49 Repeat Guests
$35/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 20 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated November 28, 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.
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Pack Promoter
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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 Erica's Home
$35 /night
  • Watches up to 4 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for no more than 1 hour/day
  • 5+ potty breaks/day
  • 3+ walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
Daycare At Erica's Home
$30 /day
  • Watches up to 5 dogs/day
Dog Walking
$15 /half-hour
$30 /hour
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
Home Visits
$25 /visit
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
Baths
$15 /bath
Pick-Up/Drop-Off
$20 each way
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
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78 Reviews
Erica was an excellent host. I could tell from the minute I dropped off my 8-month-old chocolate lab puppy that he was going to do just fine in Erica's home. Erica knew exactly when to be firm with a sassy dog and when to shower him with love and affection; exactly what Blue needed. I know he got plenty of attention and exercise (we had a long way to drive back home after I picked him up and he slept the whole way)! Blue really was on a vacation of his own while I was gone, and Erica was sure to send me photo updates every day to show it. Highly recommend her for any of your doggie daycare needs - Blue will be back next week for Thanksgiving. Thank you, Erica!
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Erica was awesome. She and her daughter were so wonderful with my new puppy. They worked with my schedule to help make sure the drop off wasn't rushed and to ensure we all felt comfortable. She sent photos daily, and she kept us updated about how he was doing. As a brand new dog owner, I was worried about leaving him, but Erica made me feel so comfortable. A few days after picking him up, I had a puppy question that I didn't really have anyone to turn to about, and Erica responded quickly and helped me so much. Such a good find. :) Thank you for everything!! We'll definitely come back when we need another sitter.
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Another great stay with Erica!
My dog was so calm and happy when I picked her up. She definitely had a week of fun play at her dog vacay!
We needed to board Naicha last minute and Erica saved the day! Naicha is very needy and demands lots of TLC. Erica and her daughter Brianna definitely give him all the loves he needs.

Thank you so much for taking such good care of my baby during his stay!
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Our little Snowball had a great stay with Erica and her family. Erica followed all instructions thoroughly, especially with regards to his allergy medication and his eye care. We felt at ease with our little furball being in good hands! She was great at keeping up posted on his day-to-day activities with updates via the dogvacay appt, super helpful!
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Erica is the best! My chocolate lab absolutely loves staying with Erica and her family (including Mr. Otis!). Thie last vacay she even took my girl to do her most favorite activity in the world: swim. I came home to a tuckered out and happy pup - what more can you ask for?!

Erica is super friendly and flexible when I have funky hours to work with due to a late flight - I really can't express how much I appreciate her!
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Erica was great she came over to let Phoebe out during the day and sent a pic to me. Highly recommend. You can tell her and her daughter love dogs.
Erica's been so great! She's flexible with drop off/pick up times, and sent us a ton of pictures. That was especially nice to see the first time our pup stayed over - it was reassuring to see her having so much fun and being well cared for! I would definitely recommend anyone use Erica.
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Erica was a great sitter for my boys. She sent picture updates showing them having a great time. They really enjoyed their time at her house and enjoyed playing with Otis. I will rebook again with Erica on my next trip out of town!
Erica, as always, did a great job with my Newfoundland, Lily, who requires extra careful attention in the Texas heat. I had no hesitation that Erica would be extra attentive to this and she even got a bunch of ice for Lily, who had a great time. The photos of her during my trip are always appreciated.
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Erica is very attentive towards your pets needs. My dog has digestive sensitivities and she monitored him really well. My dog comes back home very happy and not exhausted at all.
We had a wonderful experience with Erica! She was very flexible and we loved getting the updates while we were gone. Our shih tzu will definitely be back!
Erica took great care of Ace. She was very accommodating and did not mind that I needed a late night pick up when my flight returned late. She sent frequent pictures and kept me updated on how he was doing.
Erica was great. It was a last minute booking and she responded within 5 minutes confirming her availability. Her service is perfect. You can quickly tell that she loves dogs. Thanks a lot Erica!
Choo had a great time. We received loads of pics while away! Would definitely recommend Erica.
We have a Great Pryeneese and a German shepherd that can get very anxious when we leave town, so We decided to do the home visits when we were gone on vacation. When we picked up our key, the pups seemed very happy to see Erica and appeared to have had a great time while She took care of them. She kept our dogs in their normal routine, made sure they had plenty of exercise and even vacuumed my home. We were very pleased with the experience!
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Erica did a fantastic job of taking care of Penny. When I picked up Penny, her tail was wagging and she was exhausted--both signs of a great Vacay.
Thanks Erica! Appreciate you making it so fun for Jackson while he stayed there.
Erica was very sweet and she took wonderful care of my pupp. I will be a return customer on my next vacation.
Erica helped us out at the last minute when we needed someone to help with our senior dog, Lola, during showings when trying to sell our house. She was FANTASTIC! I put in a request and heard back within minutes that she was able to keep Lola! She was incredibly accommodating with whatever our needs were as well! In addition to this, Lola LOVES going to Erica's home so we always feel great she is being well cared for. We used her to take care of Lola during our move to our new home and plan to use her for whatever dog needs we have in the future!
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Erica and her family took great care of my 14 year old pug. I will definitely use them again.
Erica and her daughter were fabulous! Romie was smiling from ear to ear when we picked him up and I think he had fun paling around with Ottis. He was super spoiled and we got multiple pictures of him which was awesome! Highly recommend this stay for your fur baby's vacay. They are very organized and you can tell they love animals!
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Erica is amazing! She is so nice and accommodating! I know that when Lily, my 13 year old Collie, is with her, she is treated extremely well. Erica is one of the few on DogVacay who gives the extra time and care that is required for an older dog. I will continue to use Erica for all of my dog sitting needs and have recommended her to friends. Thank you!!
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Erica is awesome and Naicha really enjoys his stay!
All I can say is Erica is awesome!
Can't Brag about her enough. What an awesome professional and punctual lady. My puppy Luvs her and she is well taken care of and has lots of exercise. Quick response time as well. No complaints whatsoever!!!
Erica was amazing and Lily enjoyed her time! We will definitely be back
We are so grateful to have found Erica. Cooper & Luke feel right at home and they love their new extended family. Erica and her daughter are so kind and send daily updates with pictures every time we our fury boys stay with them.

We have found our dogs' home away from home with them. Our pups came home smelling clean and happy!

THANK YOU so much!
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Erica is a true gem! I'm so glad I found her through Dogvacay. She took such good care of Jazz. I would recommend her to anyone who's looking for the pet sitter. Jazz spend 12 days with Erica when I was away on a business trip, I could tell he LOVED it. Thanks Erica!! xo
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Perfect as always! Little Jax always enjoys his weekends at Ericas. Couldn't be happier.
Wonderful as always!
We love Erica, Darcy is always loved by Erica and her family. :)
Brisket had such a great time! I know she can't wait to go back and play with Ottis. I received a ton of pictures and loved how Erica loved on my sweet pup. Thank you Erica for accommodating our last minute request to let Brisket stay with you; we'll be back for more play and snuggle time.
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Erica was wonderful! She sent multiple photos of Lola throughout her stay, helped with socializing Lola, and you can tell she truly has a heart for animals. Would highly recommend.
Erica is awesome! She's super sweet with the dogs and always goes the extra mile, whether it's in her flexibility with pickup/drop off times, giving the dogs goodie bags, or even a bath. She always keeps us updated with pictures and a little tidbit of what's going on. Definitely recommend!!
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Erica was great with our Pup. Thanks so much!
Once again, Emmett went for a visit with Ms. Erica and came back filled with joy! He truly loves spending time with Erica. She takes such wonderful care of the dogs and sends pictures of them in action. She will cater to your dog's needs and take care of them as they were her own. I highly recommend using Erica as your dog sitter!
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As usual, Erica did a great job watching my Newfie, Lily. She even had special Thanksgiving treats to give her to celebrate the holiday while I was away.
Erica takes such great care of my dogs! They are happy to go to Erica's and get pampered-they even get nightly therapeutic massages! I feel so lucky to have found Erica- it has removed all that stress about leaving my dogs when I go away! Thanks!
Always a great, trustworthy pet sitter. 10/10
Thanks for taking such great care of jack. 10/10 would definitely use again!
Erica takes good care of my puppy! My puppy is always happy to see Erica when I drop her off for a vacay.
Erica and her family are exceptional. Very conscientiousness and flexible, which is hard to find and very much appreciated. She will take great care of your pup.
Knox has stayed with Erica a number of times. He has turned into a protector of her daughter, a hog of the couch, a playful puppy when the time allows. She does a great job and when I go to pick him up, he is excited to see, but a little reluctant to leave his new found duties.
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Our pup loved Erica! She sent me multiple pictures and messaged me as well, which put me at ease while I was on vacation. We will definitely be seeing Erica again :)
Erica is awesome! We have our dog stay with her every time we are out of town and she always sends the cutest pictures to keep us updated.
Erica is the best! Sam loves staying with her and we are so lucky to have someone so caring that we can trust our sweet dog with.
Erica is fantastic! She took my dog with very little notice, was extremely accommodating. Chandler had a great time and got along with Otis very well. I would recommend her to anyone!
As usual, Lily had a great time. Thanks for the pics and for being so accommodating.
Erica is a wonderful host!! She and her daughter, Brianna did such a good job of taking care of my pup over the 4th of July weekend. And their dog Otis is such a sweetheart who loves meeting the other guests!
They clearly have a passion for dogs and do a lot of little extra helpful things for the dogs like adding fish oil to the food (which is perfect if you have an older dog with creaky joints, like mine), and give only healthy, grain-free treats. She also sent plenty of updates while I was away! I could tell Buddha was super content and in no hurry to leave when I came to pick him up. I highly recommend her, your pup will be in good hands even if they need a little extra care and maintenance. I would definitely work with her again!
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As always, Erica was wonderful! Gus felt right at home when he got to her house. She sent me pictures all weekend of Gus relaxing and cuddling! I always know Gus is in good hands with Miss Erica!
Gus loves Miss Erica! He got so excited when I pulled up to her house! She clearly loves animals and is good at what she does. She sent me photos over the weekend and kept me updated on Gus. I will definitely book her again!
Lily had a great time, and was tuckered out from so much fun. Erica even got special ice for her to play in since it was so warm out.
Erica was kind and professional. She clearly loves her pets and treats others the same. No problems getting updates or asking questions. Because she lives in a gated compound, I knew my dog couldn't get out, which added peace of mind. Fezzick seemed great with the whole experience! Thanks, Erica!!
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We really appreciate Erica's ability to be flexible. She is very good with Kade and he comes home happy and relaxed. Thanks Erica!
Snoopy loved his time with Erica and her family! From the pic she took, he and Otis became good sleeping buddies. Snoop came back from his vacation, happy and tuckered out, a sure sign of a great time! Thanks again Erica, would definately reccomend!
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Erica is wonderful! This was Emmett's second visit with her. When I asked Emmett if he wanted to go see Ms. Erica, he began spinning in circles! I know he well taken care of and all of is needs are attended to. Erica is also great about sending pictures of my little guy so I can see how he is doing. I would highly recommend her to take care of your fur baby!
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Our puppy was there a few days and she seemed to really enjoy her stay. Erika made everything very easy for us, as we had to leave very early and returned late. We will be taking our dog back to Erika!
Loved getting periodic pic and text updates of Loki while in her care. She was very accommodating to us!
Erica was great - very communicative and it was easy to set up a meet and greet with her. Erica made sure my dog had a great visit.
Erika was fantastic! This the first time I used your service and am thrilled. Annie and Max loved her and she spoiled them back. Can't be happier and will use her when I need her and recommend Erika and Dog VayCay to my friends.
I can't praise Erica enough! She kept our 7 month old German Shepherd for a week. Not only did she board him but she trained him as well. She bought him a Bully horn to chew on while he was there, walked him everyday, gave him fish oil with his food so his coat was incredibly shiny and soft when we picked him up. She also sent photos of him daily. Erica and her daughter truly care about dogs and it's very obvious when you meet them. We will be taking out pooches to her EVERYTIME!
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Dropped Kai off for 2 nights with Erica. He was a very happy pup when I went to pick him up!
Sam had a great time with Erica and she made us feel very comfortable with photo updates, etc. we will definitely send Sam to stay with her again!
Great with the dog. He had a blast and was so worn out when he got home.
Erica is fantastic! She was very welcoming and accommodating to our dog Bella who felt right at home with Otis - the dog of the house. She is able to work with our early and late departure/arrival schedules which was extremely convenient. If you want your dog to go to a 'friend's' home, I highly recommend a stay with Erica.
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Both of our pups had a great DogVaycay with Erica! We know they both had a great stay because our usually non-stop energetic Pug came home and passed out for the rest of the night. Erica was very informative and flexible, and her knowledge of how to handle rescue/abused dogs put our minds at ease. We would definitely let her watch our pups again!
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Erica was wonderful! She was very accommodating for a last minute reservation and made me feel completely comfortable being away from my dog for the first time. Erica is very loving to all dogs and I would definitely recommend her. Thanks so much!!
Erica and her daughter, Brianna, are great! I felt so comfortable leaving my dog with them for 5 days, for the first time being away from him. She really understands dog's behavior, and truly loves them. I would highly recommend Erica, and will be using her in the future.
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I came back to a relaxed and happy dog. Erica sent lots of updates and contacted me right away when she thought he might not be feeling well. Erica's mom lives nearby, so between her daughter, her Mom and Erica, my dog was well supervised. I have every confidence in Erica and would unreservedly recommend her.
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Erica was wonderful with Mocha and Latte! It was a very loving home and experience and will absolutely use her again! Thank you so much Erica!!!
Erica has been soo loving to our dogs! When we pull up to her house they are jumping over each other to get out and see her. The first time they visited, I was worried my smaller dog, Jones ,might be overwhelmed or scared. Erica was so thoughtful and went out of her way to buy him some special toys and spend extra time getting him acclimated to her home. I always feel at ease when I am away knowing the pups are with Erica :)
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Erica is awesome! It is so wonderful to feel comfortable about leaving my pup with such a fantastic host.
Erica was a wonderful host for my puppy, who was happy and tired when I picked her up after a weekend... She definitely knows how to handle all types of dogs, especially those with a lot of energy!
Erica was fantastic! It was very evident that my Great Dane had an incredible time. She sent pictures of her throughout the weekend and kept me informed on how she was doing. I will definitely recommend her.
I came back from a weekend trip to find a very happy and relaxed dog. I have a 7 year old Great Dane who has some separation anxiety and Erica took fabulous care of him. He was not stressed out at all. She gave him a bath and he smelled great. If you are looking for a responsible but laid back host for your fur family, I highly recommend Erica.
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Erica did a great job with our Great Dane. We picked up a relaxed and happy dog. Kade got a bath, and his coat was clean and very soft from the conditioner. We recieved several updates over the weekend, reassuring us that he was in good hands - and he was. Thanks Erica!
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