Shaula's Playhaus, Madison

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Erika M.

19 Reviews
9 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 2 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:

Pet Requirements

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

Erika's Resident Pets

3 yr 7 mo old
Other Pets & Animals: Cats

About Erika

5 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
If you are looking for a pet caretaker with flexibility, reliability, and experience, please consider giving us a try!

I have 2 years of experience as a daycare pack leader and trainer, as well as 8 years raising and caring for my own animals. I volunteer with the Dane County Humane Society and the wildlife rehabilitation clinic. I have administered medication orally and through injection.

Shaula is my 3 year old boxer/pit bull/beagle mix who is simply full of energy and loves to play! She loves meeting new people and dogs, and if your dog is playful too, they will be tired when it's time to go back home!
My condo is large enough to provide a relaxing atmosphere for those who prefer a more laid back day. I have extra rooms, gates, and crates to help create the perfect atmosphere and adapt to any situation. After all, dogs, like people, can act differently depending on who they're around.

I also offer grooming, bathing, and running services if that sounds just right for your pup!

Give us a try and you won't be disappointed!
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Can administer oral medicine
Can administer injected medicine
CPR / First-Aid certified

Erika M.

19 Reviews
9 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 2 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:


  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated February 14, 2017


Background Checked
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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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Services & Rates

House Sitting Overnight At Your Home
$27 /night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for no more than 1 hour/day
  • Willing to travel 15 miles
Dog Walking
$15 /half-hour
$25 /hour
  • Willing to travel 5 miles
$15 /visit
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
$35 /hour
$30 /min
$50 /max
$15 /bath
$10 each way
  • Willing to travel 5 miles
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19 Reviews
Great experience!
Erika was awesome! Sent pics and updates about our herd of animals over the Thanksgiving holiday and it was much appreciated!
Erika is great! She was very prompt in replying to my inquiry and very accommodating for a day visit on Thanksgiving! Lucy took to her right away! It was welcoming to know Lucy was in good hands and was calm and relaxed when I returned. We're looking forward to having Erika come again!!
All good! Max seemed great when we returned home and it was nice that we didn't have to relocate him when we were away. Thanks Erika!
Excellent experience, daily pics were sent, the house was just I left it. I'd give 10 stars if I could!
Erika was responsive to our needs and questions and very understanding of our elderly dog Mellie (19 years old) who spent 6 years in a puppymill.
We scheduled a visit with Erika prior to our trip. She showed up ahead of schedule, listened to our concerns, explained her credentials, and interacted well with our dogs.
Erika provided daily pictures and updates of our dogs activities and replied promptly to any questions we sent her.
We will definitely utilize her services again if the need arises.
Erika was perfect and just what Bear needed...
Erika did a great job with Finchley! She sent us lots of pictures which we loved and finch came back so exhausted and happy! We were very happy with her.
Thanks for your flexibility, Erika!
Erika was a fantastic host for our older dog, Ella. We received updates, including pictures and she was flexible and worked with us to add another day when we had a late flight home We will definitely work with Erika for future pet sitting needs!.,
We had a very good experience with Erika. First she was very patient responding to my questions before making the reservation since our dog has issues with stairs. Also making the reservation, since I couldn't find my way thru the app. She was ready for us when we came to drop our dog and was very accommodating with schedules. We ended picking our dog earlier than we had anticipated and that was not an issue for her either. Paisa (our dog) said he had a good day!!!
This was my first time using DogVacay and Erika made it an easy and reassuring experience. She was professional to work with and a good communicator. Erika was great sending us photos, so I could tell that my dog had lots of fun playing with her puppy.
Erika was very easy to work with and did a great job pup sitting our three dogs in our home.
Erika did a great job taking care of my toy poodle for 3days.
Wow. I don't know how to put into words how amazing Erika has been with Sergeant. He came to her, mostly healthy and finishing antibiotics and, well, his health took a very drastic turn. Seeing the oncologist tomorrow, but we are fairly certain Sarge has prostate cancer. The worst of the symptoms came while he was in Erika's care.

Erika was very concerned with Sarge and was in contact with us during the entire trip and even took Sarge to the vet for us. She made him as comfortable as she could while he was completely incontinent. She bathed him for us multiple times because he liked to lie in his own mess.

I could go on and on, but really all that needs to be known is that Erika is an outstanding boarder and we appreciate everything that she did for us and our dog. If I could give 10 stars, I would, because she really is that incredible.
Erika was a terrific caretaker for Sarge. She took outstanding care of him, took him on daily walks, and sent us pictures to keep us updated. We definitely will return to Erika.
Erika was great - accommodating to changes in our schedule and seemed to love hanging out with our pets. We refer to her as our dog's new friend.
Perfect host! Great communication before and during my pet's stay. I had absolutely no fears or doubts putting my dog in her care, she was incredibly kind and provided an excellent environment with lots of love and play.
This was my 1st experience with dogvacay and it won't be my last. I was impressed with the ease of the reservation process along with the knowledge that Erika possessed about being a pack leader. My dog was well cared for and happy when I picked him up.
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