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Ericka K.

6 Reviews
2 Repeat Guests
$48/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 14 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
All Ages OK
List of Pets OK for House Sitting
Dogs, Cats, Fish, Rabbits, gerbils, hamsters, or pet rodents, Caged birds, Reptiles

Ericka's Resident Pets

Bella
Boxer
Female
8 yr 0 mo old

Ericka's Apartment

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Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside
Great for senior pets

About Ericka

7 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
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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Can administer oral medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Separation anxiety
  • Aggressive behavior
  • Leash Pulling
  • Not yet house-trained
  • Advanced senior issues

Ericka K.

6 Reviews
2 Repeat Guests
$48/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 14 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated October 18, 2016

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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Ericka's Home
$48 /night
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 1 - 2 hours/day
  • 3-4 potty breaks/day
  • 3+ walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
House Sitting Overnight At Your Home
$48 /night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for more than 4 hours/day
  • Willing to travel 3 miles
Dog Walking
$30 /half-hour
$40 /hour
  • Willing to travel 2 miles
Home Visits
$30 /visit
  • Willing to travel 2 miles
Baths
$15 /bath
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6 Reviews
My little Roxy is what you'd call behaviorally challenged. The amazing thing about Erika is that she knew just how to handle a dog that has fear and anxiety issues such as my Rox. She showed no fear, always came to Roxy with a treat in hand, and spent extra time above and beyond what was required in order to help Roxy get more comfortable with her. The outcome was wonderful... she walked Roxy and gave the needed meds like a pro. Next time I'm going to take it a step further and board Roxy with Erika. I know I can trust her with my baby after seeing her excellent dog interaction skills while taking Roxy on daily walks. Thank Ericka! I can't wait to use your superior dog care skills again in the near future.
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Ericka was really great with Amund - I got all the updates I could possibly want. She went out of her way to entertain him, including taking him to the dog park multiple times. Her dog Bella is incredibly sweet - she was patient with my boisterous and energetic dog!
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Ericka was excellent. We were passing through NYC and staying at our friend's dog-unfriendly apartment. Ericka was just a few blocks away and provided great care for our pup overnight. This was our first time using DocVacay, but Ericka clearly knows what she's doing. She put our minds at ease and texted some pics along the way. Thanks Ericka!
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Ericka was awesome! Was terrified to leave Remy in a new city for the day, but Ericka was great with her, and she ended up getting way more attention than if she'd been home with me! Awesome to have your dog cared for and not stuck in a cage. Ericka even sent pics of their adventures!
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Ericka took amazing care of my two dogs for a weekend! She sent pictures throughout the day, and it was obvious that they were both happy and content. I would definitely recommend her.
Ericka was wonderful!! My dog was happy as could be and she sent me regular updates and photo's! I will absolutely use her again!
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