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Erica B.

17 Reviews
10 Repeat Guests
$35/night
Free Cancellation within 24 hours
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 3 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
All Ages OK

Erica's Resident Pets

Other Pets & Animals: Cats, Rabbits, gerbils, hamsters, or pet rodents

Erica's House

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

About Erica

I have been working in veterinary medicine since 2006, animal rescue since 2004, and offer a very specialized service. I'm able to watch small, low-key dogs at my 3 bedroom/2 bathroom home. I consider this service to be a hobby that I've been fortunate enough to monetize, rather than a business venture. As such, I see each dog as a temporary family member and generally only watch one at a time.

I have a collection of dwarf hamsters, mice, and cats, all of whom prefer to keep to themselves, though one is a former alley cat and he prefers to live on the front porch. The cats are all more than 10 years old and tend to just ignore the dogs. The house is partitioned so that everyone can have their own space if needed. My rodents are high enough so that the cats and dogs can't bother them.

I work graveyard shift at an emergency animal hospital and I usually bring the dog with me. They have free access to the kennel half of the hospital, so long as they get along with the very easy going, 3 year old cat that lives there. I don't allow the dog to go to the medical side by use of a baby gate, so I can monitor them even when emergencies come in. If I have free time, I sit in the kennel area and let other small dogs (only ones who board frequently enough that I know their personality) out of the kennels to socialize.
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Can administer oral medicine
Can administer injected medicine
CPR / First-Aid certified
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Separation anxiety
  • Aggressive behavior
  • Leash Pulling
  • Not yet house-trained
  • Advanced senior issues

Erica B.

17 Reviews
10 Repeat Guests
$35/night
Free Cancellation within 24 hours
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 3 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated January 9, 2017

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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Erica's Home
$35 /night
  • Watches up to 1 dog /night
  • Dogs will never be left unattended
  • 5+ potty breaks/day
  • 2 walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
Daycare At Erica's Home
$25 /day
  • Watches up to 1 dog /day
17 Reviews
Erica cared for my Louie as family! She carefully attended to his needs. He is an elderly dog (14yrs and 9 mo) and I can tell that the care was outstanding because he was relaxed and happy when I went to pick him up. She is a wonderful addition to my family! As long as she is available, she will always be my choice for Louie if I have to leave town. Thank you Erica for being so kind and loving to my old man Louie. You are the best.
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I'm overdue reviewing Erica for the last few times she has watched our dog, Judy. Judy is always very well-taken care of during her stay at Erica's lovely home. I really appreciate the extra attention she and her family give Judy!
Superb! My dog will definitely return to Erica for next vacation! Perfect stay.
I needed someone to take care of my cat for the weekend in emergency, and Erica was perfect. She was a responsible person who handled a new pet in the house with great care. She sent me update pictures every day and I love it. The house looks very cozy for pets and I'm sure my cat had a great time there. Thank you!
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Wonderful stay, she was very well treated
Erica is truly the best! She's flexible with pick up and drop off times and I always feel safe leaving my puppy with her. My dog seems sad to leave each time!
Great experience. She was great with my 17 year old dog. Responsive to her special needs and put me at ease leaving Hannah with her. I already have plans to use Erica again.
Bubba loves Erica and her family. We get the added benefit of her veterinary experience and her years of working w/ animals. So happy to have her in Bubba's life :)
Erica was great with our shy and anxious dog, Judy. They bonded well and I can tell Judy was well taken care of. Looking forward to using her again soon!
Very professional, Passoca is having fun. Also as a Vet shows interest about the dog history/ I recommend.
Digby had a fabulous time! Erica and family were gracious hosts and even bought him toys. We'll be back soon for sure.
I feel very fortunate to have found Erica. Our previous host moved. We have a long trip coming up - I was panicked! But I found Erica, and after an overnight, she's willing to take our feisty little girl again. It's such a relief knowing that Evie will be with someone affectionate and caring.
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Erica treats Jeremy like her own dog & it's clear he loves her. I never worry or feel guilty about leaving him because I can see how comfortable he is his home away from home.
I'm very happy with Erica's care. My dachshund seemed relaxed and comfortable in her home when I picked him up after two days. He didn't seem all that excited to see me! Having a dog lover who works in a vet clinic care to care for Jeremy-- it's ideal.
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My dachshund Jeremy seemed relaxed and content when I picked him up. Erica is a loving and knowledgeable caretaker for him. I feel very fortunate to have found her.
Erica provided a pleasant family environment for my dachshund. My dog seemed very comfortable and relaxed with her. I plan to leave my dog with her regularly. With her work experience and connection with animals, she's the perfect care provider.
Erica was great. I needed to find someone to watch Bella last minute, she accepted my request at midnight and I dropped Bella off the next morning at 7:30 a.m. She was very responsive and even offered advice on flea medicine. I absolutely recommend Erica to others.
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