San Diego’s only certified dog trainer owned and operated ‘small-dog’ pet specialist 

DogLove San Diego is exclusively for small dogs under 35 lbs. I offer an alternative to traditional boarding and daycare services, with an emphasis on small groups. There are never more than six dogs at one time. My training is tailored towards busy individuals and families who have hectic lives and are seeking help to make progress more quickly.

Has your small dog had a negative experience in a large kennel environment? Has it been challenging for you to find a reliable, trusted pet sitter? How would you feel if you could go on vacation and know that your dog was safe and would also be trained? We love our dogs like family and when it comes to their care DogLove offers you endless possibilities and freedom.

My goal is simple. To keep you and your dog coming back day after day, week after week, year after year!


Small-dog only environment

Personalized Boarding, Daycare and Training

Insured by KennelPro

Your dog's loving paws are in loving hands.


While most people choose daycare for their dog for exercise and socialization, I provide much more! Whether you have plans for a day trip, a busy work day, or if you just want to teach your dog some social skills, DogLove San Diego has you covered.


Heading out of town and can’t take your dog with you?


Let them stay with me! Peace of mind for you and a “home away from home” for them - a place where your dog can feel safe, learn valuable skills, and also have fun!  



I offer day training programs which allow me to work one on one with your dog to produce faster results. Board and Train programs also available.

Erica is that rare combination of very responsible, professional, and thorough, blended with warmth and enthusiasm. Her boarding service is peerless, and her positive reinforcement training is a huge asset. Oh, and her canine partner - Sampson - makes every visiting dog feel welcome.
— Nicholas N.
My dog, Indy, is a rescue with a history of separation anxiety. On the day-to-day, he tags along with me almost everywhere I go. So when I finally decided to go on a trip I couldn’t take him on, I wanted to find someone who understood his needs and who could make him feel at home while I was away. I couldn’t imagine a better person for the job than Erica. She seems extremely experienced when it comes to caring for dogs and made sure that she was the right fit for Indy before I left him overnight. Her home is also very dog friendly, complete with a sunny backyard. I’m almost definitely sure that leaving Indy was much harder for me than it was for him, but Erica handled it with grace and addressed all of my concerns. Over the course of my trip, I received several photos, videos, and status updates from Erica every day, which really helped to ease my mind. Indy ended up having a wonderful time with Erica and Sampson and I was able to enjoy my vacation knowing my pup was happy. I fully recommend Erica and plan to book more reservations with her in the future!
— Jenny B.
I can’t say enough good things about Erica and her pug Sampson. She is a true professional and dog lover and the whole experience from accommodating my schedule, setting up the Meet and Greet and trial daycare was absolutely fantastic. After five minutes of meeting with her, I knew that she was the person for the job!
— Jess F.