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Erica S.

124 Reviews
69 Repeat Guests
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  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 40 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

Erica's Resident Pets

Border Collie
7 yr 7 mo old
Italian Greyhound
7 yr 6 mo old
Bam Bam
10 yr 8 mo old
9 yr 10 mo old
Other Pets & Animals: Cats

Erica's Apartment

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

About Erica

6 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
*Please read my entire profile!*

Hi, I'm Erica!

I'm a huge animal lover. I have four dogs and one cat of my own. I'm actively involved volunteering and fostering dogs for local animal rescues. I have a full time job and I live about 7 minutes from work.

I can watch adult dogs under 40 pounds, any breed, any age, and with special needs. I can make some exceptions for dogs over 40 lbs but it is a case by case decision. Your dog must be dog/cat friendly, spayed/neutered as well as up to date on vaccinations (proof from your vet required). The number of dogs I have in my home varies 5 to 12 dogs at one time- this includes my four dogs- but typically I have 6-8 dogs at one time. If you or your dogs are not comfortable with that number I'd be happy to refer you to another host.

I am comfortable caring for dogs with medical issues (require medication, blind, deaf, etc.) as well as behavior issues (food aggression, separation anxiety, general anxiety, etc.).

My charge is $35 per night per adult dog.

I am also available to pick up and drop off your dog if needed for $10 each way with in a 4 mile radius. If you are outside of the 4 mile radius please contact me for pick up and drop off pricing. I'm happy to accommodate your needs.

Typical drop off & pick up time frames during the week are 7:00am- 8:30am and 5:30pm- 10:00pm. Weekend times vary. I typically do not allow drop off or pick up before 7:00am or after 10:00pm.

I am Pet CPR certified by PetTech. In case of emergency I can drive your dog to the vet. I live about 1 mile from the closest vet's office and about 3 miles from the emergency vet.

Your dog will feel comfortable and at ease in my two bedroom apartment which includes a private completely fenced in patio. Your pup will never be left unattended outside since I am always outside with the dogs. The patio will be used for potty breaks and for playing fetch, etc. I let the dogs out 4 to 6 times a day for potty breaks. Your pup is more than welcome lay on my couch during the day and sleep in bed with me at night. I will treat your pup as if he/she were my own!

If I am not the right fit for your dog, I'd still be happy to refer you to another DogVacay Host! Being a Dogvacay Mentor I have met many other wonderful hosts. I'm certain I can refer you to a host that is able to accommodate your needs. Just send me a message. I'd be happy to help.

I encourage you to set up a meet & greet with me and my pets!
I look forward to meeting you and your pup!

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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 S.

124 Reviews
69 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 40 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:


  • Available
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  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated January 13, 2017


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Home Checked
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Community Mentor
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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.
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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Erica's Home
$35 /night
  • Watches up to 4 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for more than 4 hours/day
  • 5+ potty breaks/day
  • 2 walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
Home Visits
$25 /visit
  • Willing to travel 4 miles
$15 /bath
$10 each way
  • Willing to travel 4 miles
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124 Reviews
Sydney had a wonderful time over at Erica's! She was greeted very friendly by Erica's other dogs as soon as we arrived. She sent pictures and videos of Sydney throughout her stay to calm my nerves as we have not done a dog vacay before. I would definitely book with Erica again and look forward to it! Thank you so much Erica for taking such good care of our girl!
Erica was wonderful! Our dog ZiZi was so happy in her home, she loved playing with the other dogs and it was great to give that social time to her. Erica sent videos and pictures and was extremely responsive. We will definitely use Wags While You're Away again!
My experience with Erica was great! Super friendly and responded to all my emails really quickly. I set up a quick meet and greet with her just to make sure my dog got along with her dogs; she showed me around her home and made me feel comfortable with leaving my dog with her. She is truly a dog lover. She sent over some cute pics of my dog while I was away, which was great. Since I was out of the country, I had a friend drop off and pick up my dog, which she was flexible and open to. She also gave me a little bag of treats for my dog, which I thought was a really nice and sweet touch. This was my first time using dogvacay and won't be my last, particularly with Erica! Definitely recommend!
I am extremely happy with Erica as my sitter. 10/10 would recommend her. She not only did she picked up and dropped off my pup, she surprised me on thanksgiving night with a festive photo shoot of my pup! It was such a sweet and thoughtful gesture!
Erica took great care of Frank! She sent pictures and Frank had a wonderful time with her. Even over the Thanksgiving holiday! I would definitely recommend Erica!!
Erica was great! Super quick to respond, very accommodating. Would definitely have my pup stay with her again next time I'm in Chicago!
Thank you Erica for watching Miley for us!
Erica is a fantastic dog-sitter! She goes above and beyond: sending us photos/videos while on vacation and sent our sweet Benji home with a bag of freshly made treats. Cannot recommend her enough!
Erica was fantastic, she helped me out on very short notice and everything went perfectly. There were five other dogs there at the time, the setup was very nice with a closed in patio that the dogs can go out to. She updated with pictures frequently and my dog seemed happy and even whined a bit out of the window of my car when we left and she saw Erica go back inside.
Erica was wonderful with my two dogs. She sent me pictures and kept me updated!
Erica did a great job making my dog feel at home! I received daily updates and videos to watch how much fun he was having. She goes the extra mile to make you and your dog comfortable. I would definitely be back and would recommend her to anyone looking for a sitter.
Erica is awesome! My Sadie had the best time! Erica was totally responsive and easy to contact. She sent me pictures and videos of Sadie running around. Her dogs were so friendly as well; Sadie was so happy and tired when I picked her up that I wish I could she could play with Erica's dogs every week! I would definitely recommend and would love to book Erica again soon! Thank you!
Erica was very easy to work with and my sweet pup took to her instantly. I felt horrible about being a late to picking up my pup, but Erica was still so kind and gracious. Thank you for the take home treat, it helped with the rest of my long drive to Jersey.
Erica was very nice and has a true love for dogs. My dog got along well with her dogs and seemed happy and relaxed when I picked him up. Erica even gave us a little goody bag, which is a thoughtful touch. My dog will be back!
Erica was an awesome host! We had an open ended stay and she was extremely flexible with setting up additional time as needed.

When the food supply we had brought ran low she made it very easy to replenish, and made it simple to get Thalia back home when her stay was over.

We were never short of pictures of an extremely happy pup, with lots of playing and romping around.

As far as we can tell, Thalia enjoyed being at Erica's way more than going to a dog daycare place, and Erica will now be our preferred option when Thalia needs a place to stay!
Erica was fantastic! She took great care of my pet and gave us timely updates on how she is doing on "vacation". This was our second stay with Erica and our dog came back very happy Would stay again
Lucy loved her stay with Erica! While i was in Europe, Erica and Lucy would send me pics and updates. We even left with home made dog treats :) Erica thinks of everything and asks all the right questions. I HIGHLY recommend Erica and will definitely reach out to her in the future when needed.
My dog slept the entire next 2 days! She definitely had fun!!
My dog, Lilo, loves staying with Erica and her pups! Erica always sends the best photo updates of her and Lilo is clearly enjoying herself.
Couldn't have found a better fit. Erica was very responsive and Pixel had a great time. I recieved daily updates with pictures and videos which put my mind at ease.

Pixel was feeling a little overwhelmed at first and Erica was considerate enough to give her some space until she gets more comfortable. And when she did, she found new friends! They all ran like a maniac. At the end of the vacay I have a tired dog and a generous amount of dog treats! 5 stars!
Erica was great. She was in frequent contact and went the extra mile when our dog's nerves got the best of him during his visit. I would highly recommend her.
Amazing as always. It's almost Hugo's second home. Thanks again Erica!
Erica is the best. She goes the extra mile for my dog Hugo. Always posting pictures while I'm away which put a smile on my face. I highly recommend her!
Erica was very responsive! She provided updates and videos throughout Cooper's stay. All of her resident dogs are very friendly! I will definitely be booking my future vacay with Erica!
Erica did an awesome job! She sent lots of pictures, and our dog seemed happy as could be with all of her new friends!
Erica was an amazing dogvacay host. She was super responsive and easy to coordinate with. She sent me pictures and videos of my dog during his stay with her. She seemed like a nice person and I could tell my dog was very happy staying with her. She also gave me a bag of treats for my dog when I picked him up. I would leave my dog with her again and would recommend her to others as well.
Erica is great with my two dogs! One of my dogs is a little difficult (health issue and a chewer). She has great patience with him and gives them both all the attention they need while away from home.
This was our first experience using this app. Erica was very easy to work with and clearly likes dogs. Our dog seemed very happy afterward. Her apartment is easily accessed.
Erica is the best! We were so lucky to find her. She is very easy to work with and my dog absolutely loves her.
It is always a little nerve wrecking leaving your dogs with someone you have just met. But, Erica made me feel at ease and sent updates and photos all the time! My dogs loved her and they made a few new doggy friends! your dog is definitely in good hands with Erica!
You can tell Erica is a true animal lover by the care and attention she pays to every dog under her care. Erica was able to accommodate our last minute changes with the greatest of ease. We will definitely utilize her for our future pet sitting needs.
Erica was a fantastic host! She was great with Gigi, was always in touch with us, and Gigi was exhausted when we picked her up! Erica has a perfect place for pups--lots of space, indoor and out, and lots of dog friends. She even gave us treats and a goodie bag at the end of the stay! We will definitely book with Erica again in the future!
Erica is the best. She takes great care of the pup and the cutest pictures!!! Highly recommend her :-)
My dog had such a fun time with Erica. She was so sweet and sent pictures and video so I could rest assured my boy was in good care. I will definitely use her again and highly recommend her!
Erica is our favorite sitter! She was very kind about picking up and administering medications when it was necessary. She's always been prompt and reliable, and you can tell she really loves dogs. My girls love staying with Erica!
Erica was MORE than we could have asked for when we were looking for a place for our little guy to crash for a few days while we were away. The steady stream of photos and videos made it easier to be away from our dog, Knuckles.

Erica is extremely responsive and very easy-going, which was much appreciated. Drop-off and pick-up couldn't have been easier and she was very generous with her time when we requested a meet and greet prior to Knuckles' stay. Not to mention that her own dogs are extremely well-behaved and provided our little guy with some much-needed doggy bonding, which he would not have had otherwise. Short answer - go with Erica!
Erica was wonderful. She is very accommodating, sweet and friendly. Our dog is going back to stay with Erica for 11 nights while we are in Europe. I highly recommend Erica.
Erica was great! I was so nice to receive picture and video updates of Roscoe having so much fun with her resident and guest pups. Will be booking with Erica again!
Erica was great!
Erica did a wonderful job of watching my pup for 8 days! She provided regular photo/video updates and was always so quick to respond. I made a last minute change to the reservation and it was so easy to communicate with her (and I was overseas). My pup came home happy. I would definitely recommend her.
Plans changed and I needed to bring my pup in a day early. Erica was able to accommodate this change with absolutely no issues. She was quick to respond and made the process so smooth and quick. She sent picture updates and my pup looked so thrilled to be there. Would definitely recommend to others!
I've never hired a dog sitter when going out of town but my situation changed and I needed to find someone to watch my 6 mo old puppy while I was in FL. I was pretty nervous given I've never dropped my dog off with anyone other than my family, but Erica sent pics and videos and I could tell my puppy was having a great time!

Erica was responsive right away and she was accommodating when I needed to add a day.

Highly recommend! I will be using Erica for my next doggie vaca for sure!
I've left my dog with Erica several times now and would hate it if I had to leave her with anyone else. Erica is the best!!
Erica is a godsend! She is professional, loving, and takes great care of my sweet Dolly. Erica always checks in with adorable pictures, so that I know my furbaby is in good hands while I'm away.
Wags While You're Away Rocks! Erica took great care of Chewie! He was sad to leave her and his buddies. Erica was great to deal with, very accommodating with drop off and pick up, sent daily pictures and responded quickly to questions. She even sent Chewie home with a goodie bag. We will see her again!
Erica is amazing! My dog can get nervous around new people/places and he absolutely loves Erica. She is very easy to work with and I am so lucky to have found her.
Super easy to work with!
Barclay and Digby had the best vacay ever with Erica! The attention to detail was second to none. We loved the photos and videos on Instagram. Digby, my puppy, had the time of his life playing with the other dogs Chez Erica! They came back tired but happy. We've already booked their next two vacays with @wagswhileyoureaway !
Erica took great care of our dog, Abe. She sent us lots of pictures and a video of him and kept us updated on how he was doing while we were away (which was awesomely, just to note).

Erica was also really accommodating and easy to work with. We had to drop Abe off basically as soon as she got home from work and pick him up at 10 pm due to weird flight times. Erica was really flexible and worked with us on our drop off/pick up times without problem.

We will send Abe to Erica again without any hesitation.
Erica is awesome! She was really great at sending updates, videos and photos of our little guy so we knew he was happy and doing well. She clearly loves animals and our puppy almost tried jumping back into her car when she dropped him off. That's a great sign that he likes her a lot!
Erica is the greatest host on dogvacay and the most trustworthy. She's a gem!
Erica is great! From answering my questions to taking excellent care of our dog, she was amazing! I was worried taking our 10 Year old dog anywhere since he's never stayed anywhere but with family before...but I didn't need to worry. He was taken care of like one of her own. The picture and video updates are nice, they let you know that your pup is enjoying their time with her and her dogs. I would recommend her to anyone that loves their dog!
Erica has done a fantastic job in accommodating Bruno for his mini vacation at her home. He was a bit scared first, but then she made him feel like home and he enjoyed his stay with her! At the end Bruno got a small gift bag with goodies for being such a good dog! She is amazing and loves dogs dearly!
A friend recommended DogVacay and I can definitely admit that I was nervous about leaving Ruby with someone we didn't know! Erica was so incredibly awesome with Ruby and responded to all of my check in texts and even sent some funny pictures and videos of her! We'll happily use Erica again when we go out of town.
Erica was amazing from pick up to drop off. We left our Westie puppy, Bob, with her for 10 days while we were out of the country and Erica sent us a ton of photos and videos of Bob playing and genuinely enjoying his time there. Erica went above and beyond the entire time, even sending him home with a Christmas bow tie and some puppy cookies. We will definitely be trusting Erica in the future with Bob while we're travelling.
Lilo loves going to Erica's! We trust Erica completely with our dog.
Once again, the dogs had a great time with Erica! Erica is very understanding and accommodating, she was able to work around my difficult schedule to help pick the dogs up. She gave constant updates so I can have a peace of mind while I was away. Most importantly, the dogs clearly had a strong bond with her, they were happy being with her which is the most important to me. Highly recommend Erica.
Totally pawsome! The pups and I are big fans of Erica - she's our favorite sitter. She's reliable and punctual, and I like that she has other dogs, so my girls have social time.
Erica is the best! I always feel so comfortable leaving my little dog with her, and I will again!
Great job! Ivy came back very happy
Our dog, Lilo, enjoys staying with Erica! Erica is very dependable and is great with all dogs!
Erica is just lovely. Not only is she responsible, she is very personal, understanding and helpful. Most importantly she genuinely and whole-heartedly love dogs!!! My dogs have extended their vacation with her, will write more when they decide to come home!
Erica is awesome! Our pups had a great time with her and her pack. She's friendly and accommodating, and I trust her with our dogs. Would happily book with her again next time we need a sitter!
Always a great experience for both Maggie and I... Thank you Erica ! See you Saturday ! (-:
Always a good experience for both Maggie and I..thank you Erica.
Sorry for the delay... moved back to Michigan and started using this site again. Erica is awesome!! Great experience with our Lilly girl.
I went home to Texas for Thanksgiving break and Erica is a fantastic dog sitter! Gatsby loves going over and playing with her dogs and her house is very convenient if you live near the loop, she is right off the highway. She sends me photos of him daily while I am away. Erica even goes above and beyond and when I picked up Gatsby had a cute xmas care package with an ornament for our Xmas tree with Gatsby picture. I would recommend her over and over!
Erica was great! Bree and Mavrick came home very happy and worn out from playtime! She also sent picture updates regularly which helped us enjoy our vacation even more.
Erica is amazing! I had to go out of town on business and Gatsby and I had just moved to Chicago and we found Erica. She took amazing care of him and even sent me photos and a video of him while I was away. When I came to pick him up he was so tired from playing with her dogs and having fun he fell right asleep when we got home. Erica even sent us home with a goody bag for him with a lot of yummy treats for Gatsby. I would highly recommend and used her again!
Erica is the best. She watched my pups over Halloween and sent me the most wonderful pictures of my pups celebrating the holiday. I felt really good about my dogs staying with Erica. You can tell she really cares and loves animals.
Erica is great with my shiba inu Jinja, who can be a bit mischievous. She always comes home happy and healthy. I've taken her to stay twice now and I can't complain. Plus, Erica leaves her with some fun treats at the end of her stay! She updates me each day with great pictures and I can always tell Jinja is having a good time.
This is the fourth time I have left Marley with Erica. As always she took great care of her ! Erica is the only person I trust to leave my dog with and I NEVER have to worry when she is in Erica's care. Thank you x a millllllion Erica !
Erica is as good as it gets Pj loves being with her and Erica always accommodates me and my schedule She is wonderful!
Great once again ! Super flexible and great with Maggie.
Erica watched my dog, pj, yet again And , as always, Erica is wonderful I am so grateful to have pj with her
Erica has watched my puppy, pj, for weeks at a time and has always been amazing with her If my dates change, Erica has always been there for me And, pj loves Erica, too She is the best!!!
Erica was an amazing host for Maggie. She communicated with me every day and sent pictures and videos. Maggie had lots of fun and received love and snuggles. I was able to relax and not worry about my pup, knowing that she was in great hands. Erica will be the first person I call when I need a sitter for Maggie...5 plus stars !
great communicator
Once again, great experience and with our puppy more than happy. Erica is the best in every aspect.
Erica is incredible! I can't say enough good things about her I leave my dog with her whenever I go away and she is terrific and my puppy is always happy
Erica is just amazing. She went out of her way to accommodate my situation, including a puppy with a minor last-minute health problem and my flight being delayed on the way back, with the best attitude. She also sent me the most adorable videos of my guy while I was away. She even got him to sit! He had so much fun playing with the other dogs at her place I was afraid he wouldn't want to come home. Thanks, Erica!
Erica is both amazing with my dog, PJ, and is an amazing person. She is as good as it gets
Erica is amazing She watches my dog pj frequently and pj lives her
This is the second time that Chloe has stayed with Erica and I am really pleased. Erica was great with communicating with me and sending pictures (she even sent an Easter picture!). Erica is really nice and Chloe was excited to see her. I will definitely use her again.I appreciate the doggie bag favors as well!
Erica was a wonderful host for Elmer and Henri. They enjoyed lots of play time and snuggles too! I enjoyed daily updates and pictures of my guys. Knowing how much fun they were having and that they were in great hands, made me able to relax and enjoy my vacation!
110%!!!! This is our second vacay with Erica and we want to come back again and again!! Erica is wonderful. She is incredibly sweet and her environment is very welcoming for dogs. I had no troubles communicating with her and she frequently sent me updates about Julie's stay. I thoroughly trusted her and will happily and hopefully bring Julie back for another stay.
Erica's dogs are lovely, very well behaved and I can see Julie's already missing her friends!

Once again thank you very much for being so special Erica. See you again soon!
Erica was great! She was very flexible and send pictures and video of Chloe. I will be using her again!
Erica is fantastic. I use her all the time and we have such a great a relationship. She is trust worthily and flexible with my crazy schedule. She is the best and truly love my little love bug!
Erica is amazing!!!!

Pj loves being with her

Erica is incredible with your dog and puts herself out, time and time again, to make certain that everything goes well

Even family and weather problems, that meant my puppy had to stay much longer, didn't phase Erica

I am thrilled that my friends recommended her and I have been using her for a long time now
Erica treated our frenchie as her own! She was super accommodating and easy to work with on coordinating details. She was also supper accessible from start to finish! She sent us updates on Stanley throughout his stay.
We are stuck out of town due to crazy Chicago weather and Erica to the rescue! Thanks for extending yeti's stay!
Erica was great, Huds and DD had such a great time, she knows and understands dogs, and knows how to take good care of them. I would definitely recommend her and will use her again in the future!
Erica was great with little Aston. He was pretty nervous at first, but after the thundershirt she put him in, he was fine. He's still sleeping off all the exercise and play time he got! When he wakes up, I'm sure he'll be ready to dive into the goody bag he came home with. Erica was also really flexible with pick up and drop off times, which was great for us since we had an extremely weird schedule while we were gone!
I left my chihuahua, Lilo, with Erica for almost a month when my family went on a long vacation. She regularly shared photos of Lilo while I was away which made me feel at ease and Lilo looked like she was having a great time in every photo. Moreover, Erica has 3 dogs so Lilo really enjoyed the company. Erica really cares about dogs and it's evident by how she interacts with them and provides updates. I highly recommend her!
erica is wonderful! always accomodating and helpful! always caring with our sweet coco! thankyou!
Thanks so much to Erica for watching Yeti when we needed a sitter for a week and kinda last minute! While we were gone Erica sent pictures and a video which we loved. She found out all the details beforehand to ensure Yeti was comfy and best-behaved. She will definitely will the first one we call next trip out of town!
Erica is amazing.
I will never use anyone except for Erica. I trust her completely for my little puppy and can't thank her enough for what she does!
Our 4-month baby Julie just returned home from what was perhaps one of her best Saturdays ever. When is about caring about dogs (and people too), Erica is a master. We noticed from the very first moment that our scottie was in very good hands. We arrived much later than expected for the boarding and despite the need of attending another appointment she gave us all attention during the process. A few hours after the boarding she was already sending videos and pictures of our puppy playing happy with other dogs and this helped us in having a perfect leisure day in the windy city. Erica, this was the third time we used dog vacay and it was by far our best experience. We loved the card and samples of treats you provided. Also Julie was smelling good! You really know how to make a difference and we admired that! We look forward seeing you soon. Thank you!
Erica is amazing on every level.
I am going through a major home rehab that is dragging on.
Erica has been wonderful about taking care if my dog, pj, extending her stay as it lingers on
And handling every issues.
She is a treasure and anyone would've lucky to have her take care if their dog.
Erica is a dream come true!
My dog , pj, lives her and I think the world of her.
I have had to leave her with Erica for acling time because of a flood in my house and the flood repaiir.
Erica has been a saint about extending and extending pj's time.
Anyone would be lucky to have Erica way their dog.
I wouldn't hesitate to recommend her.
All I know is, my pup came home so tired and happy from her Dogvacay, she still hasn’t left from under the covers in our bed. Erica is AWESOME and great with her animals. We are so thankful we met her. Scotch couldn’t be happier, either.
My husband and I (and our pup Guinness) think Erica is the bees knees! We felt totally at ease leaving our little guy with her. We loved getting the photo updates and seeing that Guinness was having a good time with his friends! Plus the bonus treats were a nice surprise! We will definitely be using her again. :)
Max has so much fun everytime he comes to Erica's. Spent the rest of the night when we got home taking a nice long nap. Nuff said! Love Erica!
We only had our pup for 6 weeks when it was time to leave for nearly 3 weeks for our wedding and honeymoon. We were so nervous/guilty for leaving her and Erica made everything okay! Iris had SO much fun playing with Erica's dogs, we got great photo updates every few days which brought us peace of mind. She took great care of our little girl and has the added bonus of being super affordable - she's a fantastic find and we will be using her again the next time we leave town!
I can not recommend Erica highly enough.

My dog, PJ, stayed with her for a long time, 11 days, and PJ could not have had a better time.
I had been worried about leaving PJ but
Erica sent videos, along with sending pictures, so I could see how happy PJ was.

The other dogs, Erica had in her house, were also on the smaller, friendly, side and that made for a happy and comfortable stay.

I am thrilled that friends recommended Erica and I will definately be using her again.

Besides being terrific wit dogs, Erica is a wonderful easy going person and made everything perfect.
Erica is so amazing that we think our dog Jordan gets slightly depressed when he leaves =) Especially because she spoils him with goodies like doggy ice cream and he has so many friends to play with!
Erica was great! Lilly was tuckered out from all the playing. She had an excellent time! We will be using DogVacay, and Erica again!
Erica is so wonderful that pj is staying with her for more days!! Her video and pictures are terrific
Erica was amazing and she took such great care of my pup. I feel like she treated him as if he was one of her own. She was very observant and realized that he was sick, was willing to research things and even took him to the vet. I am grateful for all the extra work she did for him because he was sick, but furthermore she went beyond what was asked for by providing him with yummy treats to take home, gave him a bath the day of pick-up, and offered other free services we didn't even ask for!
Erica is wonderful! she is accommodating and truly cares. this was our Coco's 2nd visit with her and Coco seemed to be much more comfortable being taken to someone familiar and with doggie friends to play with. Erica is great at updating us with fun photos of Coco and is wonderful at communicating. after the vacay, Coco whined a bit when we drove away - missing Erica and her sweet doggie family. We love her! :)
Erica is great and affordable! I would definitely use her again and highly recommend her to others. From the start she was very easy to communicate with as she responded quickly. She was very understanding about my reservations using dogvacay and someone that neither my dog nor I had every met. I scheduled a meet'n greet, which again was very easy as Erica was easy to contact and flexible. She allowed enough time for my dog to get acclimated to her home and was very patient. She also listened to my concerns. At the meet'n greet she provided "take home" treats for my baby girl. She really made my dog and I feel at ease, so I decided to ask Erica to watch my dog while I went on vacay. On the day I dropped of my dog, Erica understood that I wanted to hang for a bit until my dog felt more at ease. During my vacay Erica provided photos and videos, and bought doggy ice cream. Upon pick-up, she had my dogs things all ready to go, let me know how my dog and included a gift bag of doggy treats. So thoughtful! Erica will now be my go-to doggy sitter!
Erica is the most assertive babysitter for my little one. She provides little fun treats like puppy ice cream, and fun play dates for all the dogs at her home. She is truly terrific and I would recommended her to anyone!
Erica was great - she updated me with pictures and my dogs status. She took care of my dog like
She was one of her own for the week I was on vacation. I trust her to take care of marley again ! She was watching other dogs too and they all were happy and getting along great
This is now the fourth time I have used Erica

She is a dog lover and a wonderful sub mom for my baby boy. Even kept a special eye on him after his neuter surgery.

She is very accessible with her phone and is sure to keep you updated with pictures, videos, and news of your dog!

Thank you Erica!
I feel very lucky to have found Erica (and on short notice, too)! Her place is a perfect dog haven - with other dogs around, there's always company for your little one and a great outdoor space for them to play together. I got regular photo and status updates, which kept my mind at ease and I knew he was staying healthy, happy and in good hands. I also know he can be kindof a handful sometimes, as he's very energetic, but she took it in stride and knows that dogs will be dogs. I didn't feel like I had to worry as I might have with someone less, shall we say, understanding. He also came home bathed and with his nails clipped (which is a particularly difficult task with a half Jack Russell), so you have to know she's great at what she does. I'd recommend her to anyone & will definitely take Tucker to stay again. Thanks for everything! :)
Erica was great! She was able to take our dog Leia at the last minute, and was very accommodating and sweet. Erica sent photo updates, and sent us home with an adorable gift bag as a 'thank you.' Leia is a little high-maintenance due to having EPI, and Erica was very accommodating with giving her medication and everything. Leia came home happy and tired from playing with her new friends- I don't think she wanted to leave! We'll definitely use Erica again, and highly recommend her.
Erica was once again, an amazing babysitter for my little taco. She is fantastic with communication, as I have separation anxiety leaving my puppy She is the best of the best! Thank you Erica. Your truly amazing!
Dagne had a great time at Wags While You're Away! Erica was a very accommodating host - able to take her in on somewhat late notice and keep her an extra night when my flight coming home was cancelled.

Erica sent photo updates regularly and was very responsive when I texted her for random updates on how Dagne was getting along. All the texts and pictures indicated that Dagne was very happy, being active, and enjoying her time away.

I will definitely use Erica again in the future and would gladly recommend her services to any of my friends.
Erica is the best babysitter a new mommy of a puppy could ask for. She kept updates, sent pictures, and even gave him a puppy bag to bring home full of goodies. She is the best!
Erica was awesome! She took such great care of my dog Scout while I was away on business and even helped out on a last minute request for an additional day! Being new to Chicago, I was especially nervous about leaving my dog, but Erica was so kind and such a great resource, I will continue to use her every time I have to leave town. I highly recommend her!
Erica was extremely responsive and attentive, and my dog Max had an excellent time staying with Erica. THANKS~!!!!
affordable for our budget. sweet owner. sweet live-in pets. she was great at updating us with pix. overall awesome! thanks so much, erica!
Erica took great care of our little Yorki.We are very pleased with the care and the daily photos of Sophie that she had mailed to us .We would definitely ask her to watch our dog again.
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