Lucky Dog: Dupont / 14th & U ST

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Eric M.

37 Reviews
21 Repeat Guests
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  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 30 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
No Puppies
Must Be Spayed or Neutered
Must Be Vaccinated
List of Pets OK for House Sitting

Eric's Resident Pets

Mixed Breed
5 yr 3 mo old

Eric's Townhome

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Medium Yard
100% fenced & locked
Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside

About Eric

5 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
Near 14th & U. If you want your dog to get a lot of attention, enjoy plenty of walks and even get to check out the local dog park (with your permission), then you have come to the right spot!

I am a big dog lover who will care for your dog as if it they were my own! Trust me, Hank, my "child", goes everywhere with me. He is 5 years old and I have raised him since being 10 weeks old. My sister-in-law reminds me all the time that I take better care of Hank than she does of her own kids.

I provide a safe and dog friendly home for great social interaction and playtime.

I have lived in DC for over 20 years.

We live in a two level townhouse (with a medium size backyard) on the 1400 block of Swann St. We are 2 blocks away from the S Street Dog Park and a 1/2 block from 14th street and City Paws.

There is a lot of open space, toys and the joy of being permitted on all the furniture! We have fun! I strongly believe in the cliche, a tired dog is a happy dog!

We enjoy long walks and checking what is going on in the neighborhood (Meridian Hill Park, Dupont and Logan Circle).

If you would like references, please let me know! I have taken care of many furry friends and they are always excited to come back to visit and hang out.
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Can administer oral medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Separation anxiety

Eric M.

37 Reviews
21 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 30 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:


  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated February 3, 2017


Background Checked
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Home Checked
This Host has successfully passed our in-person verification visit and completed our 1-on-1 training program.
Course 101 Graduate
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Disaster Relief
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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Eric's Home
$45 /night
  • Watches up to 1 dog /night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 1 - 2 hours/day
  • 5+ potty breaks/day
  • 3+ walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
House Sitting Overnight At Your Home
$60 /night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 1 - 2 hours/day
  • Willing to travel 5 miles
Daycare At Eric's Home
$32 /day
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/day
$20 /visit
  • Willing to travel 3 miles
$10 each way
  • Willing to travel 3 miles
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37 Reviews
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Eric and his pup Hank have a great townhouse just off of U Street and minutes from Dupont in Northwest DC. The townhouse has its own fenced-in backyard that is a perfect play space for any dog. But if thats not enough, it is also a short walk away from several dog parks in the neighborhood!

Hank is an easy going lab mix that would love to share his space with a new friend. If he's not playing in the backyard or hanging out with other dogs at the park, you can normally find him lounging on the furniture. All of which he would gladly share with a fellow canine friend!

A stay with Eric and Hank would be a guaranteed good time for any pup!
Raven had an amazing time with Eric! He took wonderful care of her and updated me daily with pictures and messages. They went to the dog park and long walks daily. Raven was truly on vacation as well. Thank you Eric!
Eric and Hank are great with Sadie! He is super flexible and really helps me out! I am a night shift nurse so Sadie get's to play all day while I sleep. Thank you!!
My dog Rainey had a great time with Eric and his dog Hank. She came back tired after a day of playing! Eric sent updates and pictures throughout the day. Will definitely work him again!
Eric was great! He sent tons of pics throughout the stay and was very responsive to texts and messages. I felt very comfortable leaving Henry with Hank and Eric. Henry came home happy and tired. Will definitely be a repeat customer!
It was the first time we left Frenchie with someone and Eric M was awesome. And the pics he sent gave us a ton of comfort, and also knowing Frenchie bonded with Hank. We will be using Eric M again, for sure!
Repeat customer - Eric did a great job, again.
We are repeat customers! Eric is great. He was extremely flexible when our plane was delayed and we were late to pick up.
Eric was friendly and kind to our dog Milo. His own dog Hank is gentle and playful and they got along very well. Milo was taken to the park every day morning and evening and loved it. We were kept informed about Milo's well being through constant photos and videos which was very much appreciated.

I definately would recommend Eric to other people who need a temporary home for their dog.
Our dog Teddy has stayed with Eric and Hank four times. Each visit/stay has been great! Our typically shy and reserved pup practically sprints to Eric's front door as soon as we get close. Eric goes out of his way to give our dog plenty of exercise, plenty of toys to play with, and plenty of affection. I rest easy anytime we are out of town because I know my dog is thrilled to be with Eric and Hank.
Our dog Teddy had the best DogVacay ever with Eric and his dog Hank. Eric was so welcoming and kind to our shy pup. He took great care of him and sent us many updates. We really feel that Eric went above and beyond to make sure our dog was happy, comfortable, and got plenty of exercise. Eric is a natural with dogs and I can see why DogVacay users love him! Thanks to Eric and Hank!
As always, Eric did a great job and our dog loved spending time with her friend Hank. Eric is very caring, attentive, and easy to work with. Our dog enjoys her time with Eric so much she loves it when she runs into him at the dog park. We highly recommend!
Eric was so amazing with my pup Lola! Took so many photos, I was completely at ease knowing she was having a great time and he was taking amazing care of her!
Such a great sitter- Lola came home happy and exhausted, I know she was well exercised and well loved!
Eric is an amazing host. He is great with dogs and our dog loved her time with him! She likes Eric so much she now follows him when he is also at the dog park. Eric is also very accommodating with drop off and pick up times. He is our go to sitter and would highly recommend.
If we could give Eric and Hank more than five stars, we absolutely would. We had used sitters for day-sitting before with fine outcomes, and this was our first overnight away from our 1-year old boxer, Mosi. The experience with Eric went way beyond our previous experiences and our expectations- Eric and Hank packed so many fun pup activities into a single weekend, they showed a ton of patience with Mosi's adjustment quirks, and they sent incredibly fun photos that made us feel close to her when we were nervous. I really can't recommend Eric highly enough- we are definitely hoping to have Mosi vacay there again!
Eric was a terrific host! Excellent and very fast communications, clean and inviting environment, and 2x daily photo updates of our dog's activities while staying with him. Surpassed expectations and we will definitely reserve with him again the next time we're in Washington.
Eric was wonderful with Geeta! We loved all of the pictures and his specialized attention.
Eric was a great sitter! He was very accommodating with my requests, took my dog on a lot of walks/outings, and gave me daily updates on how my dog was doing. I would highly recommend him and plan on using him the next time I go out of town!
Eric is amazing and has been a total life safer. He has taken such good care of Baxter and given me complete peace of mind while I've needed to be out of town. His dog Hank is adorable and seems to get along great with other dogs. I highly recommend Eric to others and will certainly come to him in the future when I'm looking for someone to watch Bax!
Eric and Hank get six stars out of five! This was our first experience with, and it couldn't have been better! Eric sent a number of photos of Betsy throughout the day that made me feel confident that she was having the time of her life. Eric communicated every detail needed, and couldn't have been any more accommodating. I'm thrilled to be introduced to both and Eric/Hank!
Eric M is fantastic!! Miko spent a long weekend in a fabulous loving and fun home!! He got plenty of exercise and attention. I got plenty of fun updates, and it was clear that Eric was interested in Miko's personality.

Many hugs to Eric and Hank!! They were the best hosts ever, even for my old funny dog!!
This was the first time we used DogVacay. Eric was fantastic. We will be a repeat customer. He met us outside his house with Hank. Our 5 month old puppy felt comfortable after a very short time playing ball in the house with Eric. Eric and Hank are great!
Chase had a wonderful time with Eric and Hank! Eric sent pictures throughout the day of their various adventures and cuddles:) We will definitely use Eric again!
This was my first time trying dogvacay and it has been a wonderful experience! My dog Plum is happy and tired at the end of the day. Eric takes her on a bunch of walks, lots of playtime and sends me tons of cute photos throughout the day. I love seeing what they're up to and knowing that Plum is safe and happy makes me feel very assured. Will definitely take Plum to Eric's (and Hank's) home again soon.
Eric is the absolute best! Our boy was very anxious this trip and I was hesitant to leave him with a sitter. As soon as we walked up to Eric's home we were greeted outside by Eric and Hank. He was so good with Boomer. Our boy was hesitant to go up the stairs or be away from us and immediately Eric took control and begin tossing the ball into the house with Boomer running after it. Throughout the day Eric was kind enough to send us multiple pictures of our boy having a great time at the doggie park, on walks and in Eric's enclosed back yard. If you are visiting DC with your dog, you can feel comfortable leaving him in Eric and Hanks good hands.
Eric was able to help out at the last minute for a few hours, which was an incredible help. His home had plenty of toys and a great playmate for Buster to romp with.

I received lots of pics and updates throughout the night.

Will definitely use again.
Eric was excellent! I was nervous about leaving my 5-month old puppy, Stella, for the first time. He calmed any concerns I had by agreeing to a "test stay" before my big trip. And during Stella's longer stay (8 nights), he treated Stella like she was his own. Which meant several visits to the dog park each day, tons of snuggles, walks and toys. Stella had such a good time, I almost had to drag her home! I will definitely be booking with Eric again.
As always, Cooper had a great time staying with Eric and his pup Hank. I never worry when I leave him with Eric as I know he is going to be taken care of and spoiled.
Eric was great, good communication and tons of photos while I was away. Will definitely work with Eric again. Thanks so much!
Tootsie had yet another wonderful stay with Eric and Hank. She came home happy and tired! Tootsie gets so excited when we walk by Eric's house, always a good sign!
Eric took great care of my Pet Shinzou while we visited the museums. Initially Shinzou was a little hesitant but Eric took him in his arms and then they became friends. Thanks Eric for taking care of Shinzou.
Eric is fantastic. Our two dogs stayed with him for four days and when we brought them home, they missed him! He took great care of them and checked in with us several times a day with notes and pictures. He has his own adorable dog and although I was worried about how that might work out, my pups got along great with him. Eric's home is the perfect setup (roomy, nice neighborhood, TONS of doggie toys) and I wasn't worried about our dogs at all because I knew they were in good hands. Eric is super nice, responsive, and totally trustworthy. We will now be planning our trips around his schedule so he can always be our dog sitter!
Thanks to Eric and Hank for another great stay, It is a nice relief to leave Tootsie in good hands for a night out. She had so much fun, I actually had to drag her home. Hehe thanks!
Eric took very good care of Jasmine and even sent me several photos from their walks. I know that she's in good hands with him.
Eric was awesome. Provided tons of photo updates and took Quincy out all the time. Quincy had a blast going to the dog park and for long walks around the area. The home was very clean with nothing for Q to get into and Hank is a wonderful companion dog. Highly recommended.
My pup had a great time staying with Eric and Hank. Even though Hank is much bigger than my little Cooper he was a perfect play mate. Cooper enjoyed the playtime with Hank either at home or at the numerous trips to the dog park. I would have Cooper stay with Eric and Hank anytime. I trust that when I drop Cooper off he is in good hands and I highly recommend them for anyone looking for a dog sitter.
My dog loves her mini vacation. Eric took her on many outings and treated her like a human in his home. I'm sure she can't wait to return.
Eric is a top-notch host that will treat your pup like royalty! He brought Tootsie to the dog park twice and spoiled her with fancy treats. Tootsie came home very happy and tired from a fun day. His dog, Hank, has a great temperament and got along with Tootsie right away. Eric truly went above and beyond with text and photo updates. He even walked Tootsie home for me (it's hard with a new baby)! I'm excited to use Eric as a day and overnight host in the future.
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