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Erica H.

23 Reviews
6 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 2 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:

Pet Requirements

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

Erica's Resident Pets

Rat Terrier
13 yr 1 mo old

Erica's House

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Large Yard
100% fenced & locked
Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside
Great for senior pets

About Erica

20 Years Experience Caring For Dogs name is Erica, and I am a work-from-home freelance writer/editor. I have owned and cared for dogs for 20 years, but also grew up caring for cats the first 18 years of my life. I love all animals, and totally understand wanting your family members to be cared for in the best environment possible...your home or someone else's (not a kennel!).

I lost my 12.5-year-old lab last year, and currently have a 13-year-old rat terrier mix. She gets along with every dog we've ever had over, but I would also be happy to stay in/visit your house. Otherwise, they could have fun here. I have a large fenced-in backyard, and a covered porch with lots of toys and water. The happiness and safety of your pets is my top priority. I am also skilled at giving medicine by mouth, and have experience caring for animals post-surgery.
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Can administer oral medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Separation anxiety
  • Aggressive behavior
  • Leash Pulling
  • Not yet house-trained
  • Advanced senior issues

Erica H.

23 Reviews
6 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 2 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:


  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated February 22, 2017


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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Erica's Home
$35 /night
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for no more than 1 hour/day
  • Dogs will have full access outside for potty breaks
  • 2 walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
House Sitting Overnight At Your Home
$50 /night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for no more than 1 hour/day
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
Daycare At Erica's Home
$25 /day
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/day
Dog Walking
$20 /half-hour
$40 /hour
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
$25 /visit
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
$15 each way
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
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23 Reviews
Erica took such great care of our dog while we were away. I think he was even a little sad to come home! Communication with Erica is easy and we really appreciated the updates we got from her during our vacation. We highly recommend her services and plan on using her again when necessary!
Erica was awesome and very excited to watch cooper. She has a fenced in backyard which is a huge plus for a dog who needs a lot of exercise. We'll definitely be using Erica from here on out when we need a dog sitter.
Great communication leading up to our dogs stay, and we received pictures during their stay. Erica’s place was great and accurately represented her profile. Erica took excellent care of our dogs and we would definitely use her again. Thanks Erica.
Very good experience. Pick up and drop off went smoothly, and puppy seemed happy when we got there to get him.
Erica is clearly very experienced and comfortable with dogs. Drop off was very easy and Erica was accommodating when I was later than expected picking up Fender, due to a missed flight and traffic.

She sent photos during Fender's stay, and I could tell that he was happy and content staying with Erica. I would definitely use her services again in the future!

Thanks again, Erica!
Erica and Maggie were awesome hosts to my Rudy! Pictures came my way everyday and I knew he was well taken care of. I'm not so sure he wanted to come home after a week of snuggles with Erica!
She was great, I had requested a previous sitter and one other who both showed open for Thanksgiving, then 2 weeks after each reservation they write back and said the could not care for my babies. Erica immediately responded and wanted to set up a meeting and greet with my boys. She sent pictures of them every night.
Erica was SO great to our chocolate lab, Chance. She let him come a night early to her house to meet and get to know her sweet dog, Maggie, and to go over specifics. She showed us around her house, which has a huge fenced-in backyard (big plus for our pup). When she asked if she could spoil him (by letting him sleep in the bed, etc.), I knew we had picked the perfect person to watch him! She sent pictures every day with updates, and Chance looked like the happiest dog. Erica was beyond accommodating with our schedule, and clearly loves animals! Would absolutely recommend her, and Chance will definitely be taking a vacay again!
We'd leave our beagle with Erica any time! Fantastic host, Erica's little Maggie was a fantastic playmate for our pup and Erica's communication with us while she cared for our dog was perfect. So happy she was recommended to us!
Erica took great care of our 8 year old lab mix. She was very attentive to his care needs, particularly around play, mobility, and keeping our rules while he was staying with her. Our dog had knee surgery a few months ago, so her attentiveness to this was especially important. Erica's dog, Maggie, was very sweet and gentle. Thank you!
Erica came to my house to walk my dog every day. My dog had the best time! I know because she sent me photos every day, including of my cats who came out to say hi! It's so nice to know you have someone you can trust with your babies!
Erica did a great job with Boomer! He is only 14 months old and it was his first stay away from home. She treated him like her own, invested time with him, and showed concern for our preferences regarding what he could and could not do. Her fenced in back yard allowed him plenty of exercise as did all the time she spent playing ball with him, inside and out. Her daily text message updates including photo or video were very much appreciated. Boomer will definately stay with her again if the need arises!
Erica and Maggie were excellent hosts to my Yorkie, Amira. She was cuddled, pampered and well cared for. Amira seemed right at home!
Erica was simply AWESOME! I had never left my dog alone for longer than two days and this time I was gone 6 days. My dog has TERRIBLE separation anxiety and he doesn't do well in Kennels. Invariably the kennels he has stayed in have had to call me to tell me that Copper won't eat or that he is making his paws sore by trying to scratch his way out of his enclosure. So I decided to try Dogvacay and I am so glad I did. Erica came and lived in my apartment the 6 days I was gone and took great care of Copper. She sent me pictures every day showing me my happy and healthy dog. When I got home it was clear that Copper was glad to see me but it was also clear that Copper had obviously bonded with Erica and that she had given him plenty of love, affection, and attention. Erica even arrived at my house at 5:45am the morning I left for my vacation so she could be there with Copper when I left to catch my plane. She was SO accommodating! I can't recommend Erica enough and I will definitely be using her services again!
Godfrey enjoyed his visit, for sure!
Amazing experience from beginning to end. I felt comfortable and that my baby would be well cared for. My dog was extremely happy about the experience. I got regular updates and quick responses to my reeuesting information. I highly recommend Erica to care for my baby. Came back to me even more spoiled than I dropped him off!
Erica was easy to communicate with, sent daily updates about our dog, and he clearly had a great time. Great fit for people who want a place with another dog and fenced in back yard.
Erica did a wonderful job taking care of our dog! She accomodated scheduling issues without any trouble. Our dog was totally at ease with her. And I LOVED the daily photos of him playing she sent our way.
Erica was wonderful - kind, considerate, flexible, and communicative. I'm so grateful for her care of our old lady-dog, and will certainly have Erica watch Sadie again.
My little pups did very well at Erica's home. They received so much more attention than at a kennel and were able to be as active as they wanted to be since they weren't cooped up in a cage except when asleep (when they were in their crate as usual). I received pictures and updates from Erica as the weekend went along. I will certainly use her services again and am glad to have found someone I can rely on to take good care of my little guys.
Erica did an amazing job taking care of our 6 month old puppy for 10 days! We had never left him before and were worried. She sent updates with photos every few days and offered to send more if we wanted. Dublin came home tired and happy. He ate all his food while at Erica's which to me means he was happy and worked up an appetite. She took him for walks, played chuck it and allowed him outside in her fenced yard quite a bit to play with her dog Maggie. Erica was very kind, professional, quick to respond and truly went above and beyond what we expected. Because of this we had an amazing vacation without having to worry about our dog's safety and well being.
Erica is excellent! She treated our old fella like a king! I'm pretty sure my dog would have been happy to stay with her forever! She followed his medication and food instructions perfectly. She even brushed his long hair and took him on walks. I got updates regularly with photos! She's a genuine dog lover! I would recommend her to anyone!
Erica was so great, she accepted my reservation quickly and was easy to communicate with. I have a young puppy and feel very comfortable that he was well cared for and loved with her for each day there. I will definitely use her again, and highly recommend others do so too.
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