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Erin W.

15 Reviews
6 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 3 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:

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
Akita, Alaskan Malamute, Pit Bull - American Staffordshire Terrier, Australian Shepherd, Beagle, Border Collie, Chinese Crested, Chow Chow, Dachshund, Doberman Pinscher, German Shepherd Dog, Giant Schnauzer, Irish Setter, Perro de Presa Canario, Rottweiler, Siberian Husky, Pit Bull - Staffordshire Bull Terrier, Pit Bull - American Pit Bull Terrier

Erin's Resident Pets

Old English Sheepdog
1 yr 10 mo old

Erin's Apartment

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Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside

About Erin

1 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
Hello and thanks for checking out my page! I am a huge dog lover who grew up with dogs and love having happy smiles and wagging tails greet me when I walk through the door.

I’ve been the go-to dog sitter for friends and relatives both here in Chicago and back in LA (where I’m from), and have watched a variety of breeds both small and large. I know how hard it is to leave your beloved four-legged family member behind when you have to go out of town, and that it can be stressful to think about the kind of experience they might have if you board them. I also understand that each dog is unique, so I’m completely open to your dog’s personality needs.

Above all, I’m committed to giving your precious pup the loving, personal attention you would give them while they stay with me— and with plenty of belly rubs, snuggles, long walks and playtime at the park, they’ll have a very enjoyable experience! And you can be sure that I’ll send photos and keep you posted on how your pup is doing.

I own my condo in River North, which is a sunny one bedroom at Erie on the Park—across from the river and just one block from the Larrabee Dog Park and 2 blocks from the Ohio Street Dog Park! While my unit is modest in size, the building is very dog friendly and we’ll go for regular walks.

I look forward to hopefully meeting you and your dog! If interested, please feel free to contact me to schedule an in-person meet & greet to make sure it’s a good fit for all!

A few restrictions: Due to building rules, dogs cannot exceed 65 lbs (so sad!) and please see the list of breeds I cannot watch. Weekends are best, but depending on your dog, weekdays would be a possibility.
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Erin W.

15 Reviews
6 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 3 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:


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  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated February 6, 2017


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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Erin's Home
$35 /night
  • Watches up to 1 dog /night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 2 - 4 hours/day
  • 3-4 potty breaks/day
  • 3+ walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
$20 each way
  • Willing to travel 9 miles
15 Reviews
Erin responded quickly, answered all my questions (this was our first time trying a dog sitter and our dog had never been boarded or stayed with anyone other than family), and she was very flexible on drop-off/pick-up time. She sent updates and tons of pictures showing Snickers hanging out with her and her dog, putting us at ease he was in good hands. The true test came the next day when we walked to the park near her home and Snickers pulled us right to her building, wanting to go visit her again!
We had a really difficult schedule on the day that Erin took care of Riley and she worked with us to make things go really smoothly. She sent us photos during his stay and when we got home, Riley looked super happy and relaxed.
Once again, Erin was fantastic. Iggy has such a good time with her and always comes home exhausted from all the activities. Her new little pup is precious, as well!
Erin was super nice. She sent updates on how my dog was doing. When we picked her up she gave us an update on how my dog did. I'm very happy I went with Erin. Will def use her again.
Erin was absolutely AMAZING! I cannot express enough gratitude and shower her with enough compliments. She was very attentive and personable. My dog Zoe loves her very much and I can tell Zoe was well taken care of. Erin sent me lots of pictures and updates about how Zoe was doing, which made me feel even more comfortable. I will recommend Erin and I am looking forward to using her again.
Erin was wonderful!! Her pictures and updates each day were precious and made me feel very comfortable while away. Iggy was so exhausted from all the walks and playtime he had with Erin, he slept for a whole day when he got home! I will definitely reach out to Erin again in the future.
I am so glad to find such a great host for my 2 yr old shih tzu, Kona! Erin was amazing with Kona.

She was very accommodating to my schedule and meet-and-greet request. I was getting nervous to try this option because this was the very first time Kona was about to be with someone she didn't already know. So I requested Erin to come to my place for me to see how they interact. Even before Erin walked into my apartment door, Kona instantly loved her.

Erin was knowledgeable about dogs. When I sent initial inquiry, she asked me more questions that I didn't even think of.. I felt Kona will be with a good hand.

Erin sent in daily photo updates during Kona's stay. She obviously knew how to entertain and keep Kona active. I picked Kona up late night after my trip. Kona was very happy and I could tell she had great vacation with Erin. :)

I can't thank her enough and I would definitely recommend her with 100% confidence!
Erin was a fantastic host for our dog Riley! We really couldn't have asked for a better experience. Erin was prompt in communication (both email and text/phone), easy to schedule drop-off and pick-up, and then took great care of our dog. We received photos and messages every day documenting their adventures (and non-adventures like taking naps). Riley came home happy as a clam, and she can't wait to go back. And we were very happy to know that she was in such great care while we were gone.
Erin did a fantastic job hosting our boston terrier. She took him on plenty of long walks and even sent us photo updates. When we picked him up from Erin's house he was refreshed and excited as ever. Thank you, Erin.
Erin's awesome. Second time booking with her, and wouldn't think twice about booking with her again. Great communication, lots of pics, and my boy just seems to love her. Highest recommendations.
It was my first time leaving my dog with someone he didn't know before and was not sure how he would act. He is a difficult dog to watch and Erin was patient and sweet with him. She sent lots of updates and fun pictures and gave him the perfect home for him while I was away. Couldn't have found a better sitter!
Erin was a pleasure throughout the course of the DogVacay experience. She eased my nerves by participating in a meet and greet, providing me with references, and with multiple updates and pictures regarding my pet's stay while I was away. As much as I wish to hoard my good fortune in finding her, I would definitely recommend Erin.
I wouldn't hesitate to leave Alfred with Erin again. He's a very shy and skittish dog with unfamiliar humans, but he seemed to warm up to her instantly. She posted several pictures each day and he was definitely getting the royal treatment. Long walks, friendly people, and tons of love. Erin's a very sweet caretaker and she made everything extremely easy...and on short notice too. I strongly recommend choosing her the next time you need someone to watch your best friend while you're away.
Erin did a great job with our little guys! We have two miniature dogs that can be a handful! She even sent adorable pictures of our babies while we were away! I would happily vacay with Erin again :-)
Erin was great and our pups had a fantastic time with her. Looking forward to being a repeat customer and would highly recommend Erin!
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