Laika sounds like a lucky girl!
Check at your vet's office and see if any of the vet techs will do house/dog sitting. We've found that our fur-kids are much more comfortable in their own home and with their own routine if we have to be away. Lots less stress for them. The other advantage is that they are usually familiar with the techs and you know that if anything should go wrong you have a direct connection with your vet.
Yodels to Laika!