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Laura S.

21 Reviews
11 Repeat Guests
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Pet Requirements

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

Laura's Resident Pets

Pit Bull - American Staffordshire Terrier
5 yr 7 mo old

Laura's House

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Outdoor area

About Laura

Hi there! Our Hound Lodge is waiting for your dog to come and spend some fun time with us and our lovely dog Brownie.
We live in a town home in Kingstowne Alexandria, VA and there is plenty of space for another dog in our home. We may only have a typical town home backyard but we do have a forest right behind our house. We are working Monday through Friday, so your dog should be crate trained. Our family has a very active lifestyle so if your dog loves running and playing he will be right at home with us!
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Laura S.

21 Reviews
11 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Responds within 2 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:


  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated January 30, 2017


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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Laura's Home
$35 /night
  • Watches up to 1 dog /night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for more than 4 hours/day
  • 3-4 potty breaks/day
  • 2 walks/day
  • Pets will sleep in their own beds
Dog Walking
$13 /half-hour
$26 /hour
  • Willing to travel 5 miles
$20 /visit
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
$15 /bath
$10 each way
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
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21 Reviews
Laura and her family are fantastic hosts! Our golden retriever Dexter absolutely loved staying at your home. It is so great knowing that we have a long term spot for him where he is safe, happy and comfortable. This was our best experience yet.

Highly recommended!!
Great host family for our dog
Sadie was a happy little girl. She really enjoyed her playmate and was well taken care of.
Rolfie's stay with Laura was fantastic. She sent me a lot of pictures of Rolfie enjoying his stay. He looked like he got along well with Brownie (the resident pup) and they were taken to a neighborhood doggy play date! He got a lot of love and I got a ton of cute pictures while I was away. I would definitely recommend Laura and I will use her again :)
Again, because Laura and Michael were such great hosts, I had a late flight and needed to extend Legs' stay one night. They were extremely understanding, and allowed me to extend a night without any issue. So amazing!
This was my first experience with this site, and thankfully, I can honestly say it was an amazing one. Laura and Michael were incredible, made Legs feel right at home and were in constant contact with me which made me feel at ease. Laura was great about keeping me in the loop with pictures as we were away which was incredibly thoughtful and ensured me Legs was in the right place. I would recommend them to anyone looking to leave their dog in a safe, friendly, loving environment.
Laura took great care of Cassy! I felt so confident in leaving Cassy to stay with Laura and her husband. Laura sent daily texts and messages. I could see Cassy having fun and being herself. I will absolutely ask Laura to watch Cassy again in the future!
Laura was absolutely wonderful! And my dog, Millie, loved her dog, Brownie. She took good care of Millie and sent me pictures everyday. I would definitely use her again!
Blue had a great time playing with Brownie. Thanks Laura!
Laura was great with Nikita! I got text/photo updates daily and Nikita was sad to leave when I picked her up. Brownie (resident pup) is super sweet and tolerated Nikita's alpha dog ways - what a saint!

I highly recommend Laura and will definitely use her again. :)
Laura and Michael were amazing! We knew our dogs were in good hands the moment we met them. Penny and Winter took to them immediately. Laura was very responsive to our queries, she was extremely accommodating to our needs and schedule, and sent daily picture updates to boot! It was great seeing our dogs so well taken care of and playing with their dog, Brownie, who was such a sweet dog. We almost wondered if our dogs wanted to come back with us. I would highly recommend Laura and Michael and would definitely book with them again.
Laura, Michael and Brownie were amazing hosts! This was my dog Jolene's first stay with them and I have nothing but amazing things to say about them. Laura was great about sending updates and photos and it was abundantly clear that they made Jolene a part of their family while she was there. She has come exhausted and I think a little bummed that she had to leave her new friends. I will definitely be using them again for future trips!
Great stay for my dogs, as always! Laura is great--the dogs get long walks and lots of love, and I get frequent updates complete with pictures and videos.
Incredible people! Kind, active, and treated our pet as tgeur own. I felt more than comfortable leaving my pet with these folks. You would be wrong if you were not uaing their services....for quite simply....there are none better. Gary & Holly
Laura is great! She was flexible, listened to our needs, and took great care of my high energy and playful pup. She sent me plenty of pics and videos while I was away. And she has the sweetest dog. My pup absolutely loves her dog! I definitely trust her with my little girl!
Laura was great! She sent pictures throughout the weekend and kept me updated the whole time. My dog was dead tired the next day when she got home, so I know that she got lots of good walks and had a great time playing with Laura's dog. I highly recommend Laura and will definitely contact her again the next time I need a dog sitter!
Laura and her husband were wonderful! Our dog, Zoe, stayed with them for 9 days and had such a great time. They were very accommodating to Zoe's habits and always took her on walks. Their dog was very sweet to Zoe. Laura sent us a picture everyday so we always knew Zoe was safe and happy. Zoe was happy to see us but I think sad to leave them and their dog Brownie. We will definitely use them in the future.
Laura and Michael took care of my Bichon at their house for 9 days and came over to my house once a day to feed, water, and clean my cat's litter box during the same time frame. They did a wonderful job and both of my pets seemed to like them a lot and my dog really got along well with their dog, Brownie. I got updates with pictures throughout my trip letting me know how things were going and any communication with them was answered promptly. I wouldn't hesitate for a second to use them again and I would recommend them to anyone that needs a great sitter for their pets.
Laura and Michael did an awesome job! Our pets came home happy and well cared for. Laura sent us updates every day that we were gone, including pictures and videos. It was great to be able to go on vacation and not feel guilty at all about leaving our dogs--they had more fun with Laura and Michael than they do at home! :) We will definitely be booking with them again.
Laura and Michael were excellent hosts. My pup had a wonderful time and Laura was sure to send me pictures of the adventures each morning. I highly recommend Laura and Michael.
Outstanding, outstanding, outstanding!!! I cannot say enough about this team. This was my first time using DogVacay. They made me feel comfortable from beginning of contact all the way through to then end of the Saki's stay. I went on travel to receive training. So being able to focus in the training and not worry about Saki was very important to me. While boarding, Laura was sending pictures and updates. But the pictures were not just of Saki's face or her tail or something like that.....haaaa. They were pictures that had purpose and represented the authentic fun and relaxation Saki was experiencing while at the home. The pictures helped me to not only feel at ease but allowed me to get a sense of the journey Saki was going through. This team is providing a truly balanced service in their approach. They are friendly and calm with both humans and dogs. Yet, their active lifestyle allowed Saki to vent her physical energy. Saki left as a better dog. I left with a whole lot less worries. This balance translates fully and consistently throughout the service they provide. I will DEFINITELY be reserving again.
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