Hi, I'm Ericka!
I'm a graduate student at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and I'm looking for a little extra money to help make ends meet.
I am fantastic with animals and have a dog myself! I absolutely love animals and spent 5 years volunteering at a veterinary assistant during high school and college. I also fostered dogs in college and have taken care of an entire range of pups, from young to old and big to small. My dog Bella is a princess in training and is 70 pounds, so if you have a large dog, I promise I can handle them. I have also put my dog through obedience training, so I am able to continue any training you have while you're away to prevent any bad habits from forming.
I can give dogs/cats oral medications, change bandages, and observe your pet after a procedure. I am very attentive to an animal in pain and will do everything possible to make them happy. I have owned or worked with all types of pets including: cats, dogs, fish, reptiles, rabbits, hamsters, and hedgehogs. Miss Bella is elderly herself and requires a lot of care and attention, and I promise your pup will be treated just like mine in your absence.
I can also do some grooming for you and your pet while you're away. I groom Bella myself, which includes: teeth brushing, ear cleaning, nail trims, brushing/de-shedding, and baths. I have my own ear cleaning solution, different brushes, nail cutters, and a dremel if you need the grooming tools to be provided.
When I pet sit for someone, or walk their pet, I make sure to follow exactly what the owner has asked for. I love to take pictures of your pet throughout the day and will send you as many updates as you'd like. I happen to think I'm great at playing tug-of-war and love to snuggle with a sleepy pet.
I live in the Upper East Side on 90th and Second Ave, which is a fantastic area for dog owners! I can take your dog to Central Park, walk along the East River, over to Randall's Island, or to the Carl Schurz dog park. If your dog is active, I have no problem taking them on jogs with me! I also have dog water bottles to keep them hydrated on long adventures.
I'm a pack leader, register through my pack here: https://dogvacay.com/pro/microericka
If you have special needs or any questions, please don't hesitate to contact me!
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