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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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