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Laurie P.

14 Reviews
8 Repeat Guests
$37/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Responds within 8 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
No Puppies

Laurie's Resident Pets

Shaggy
Terrier mix
Male
7yrs old
Other Pets & Animals: Caged birds or Reptiles

Laurie's House

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Outdoor area

About Laurie

My name is Laurie and my family is well experienced with dogs. I have a few years of vet tech experience, have been a nurse for 35 years, and have fostered/rescued at least 40 dogs over the last several years. Many of the adopted dogs come back for our family to dog sit while the new owners vacation. Conveniently, I live right off the expressway and very close to O'Hare airport. We love it so much we want to expand our services to others who need a temporary loving home for their dog(s). Our backyard is just the right size for a good run around and the toys in the doggie toy box are usually overflowing.
Currently working from home allows me generous time to care for each dog's needs. In most cases, I only care for one to two families pets at a time so they get that same personalized care you would have given them. I look forward to meeting you all.
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Laurie P.

14 Reviews
8 Repeat Guests
$37/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Responds within 8 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated December 3, 2016

Credentials

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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.
Course 102 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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Phone Interviewed
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Premium Pet Insurance, 24/7 Customer Support and Daily Photo Updates!

Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Laurie's Home
$37 /night
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/night
Daycare At Laurie's Home
$23 /day
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/day
Dog Walking
$20 /half-hour
$40 /hour
  • Willing to travel 5 miles
14 Reviews
Laurie watched our 6 1/2 yr old golden retriever Kody for a week in August for the first time. Previously we had boarded him at the same place since he was a puppy. The last two years did not go as well for him as they previously had. He seemed to have a hard time transitioning back home, he was anxious and got sick. We knew we had to make a change and wanted him to have more personal attention and to not be with so many dogs. Laurie was the right solution for us. She understood our anxiety about leaving him. She was calm and listened to our concerns. She only has a couple of other dogs at one time including her own, which we really liked. He got the care and attention we wanted him to have and still had some playmates. This time he came back to us just the way we left him! We would certainly use Laurie again and would highly recommend her!
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I knew our one year old Mable would be well taken care of after my "meet and greet" with Laurie. She was kind, soft spoken and an experienced dog person. We will be using Laurie again!
Laurie was so wonderful to our puppies!!! They had a great time. They can't wait to come visit again sometime soon!!!
Laurie and Mike are awesome! My dog was taken care of so well and came home happy and healthy. I liked that they cared about my routines with the dog. Oliver will be back to visit again!
Laurie was great with our senior dog, Leia. She watched her for 4 days and then my family came to pick her up to dog sit for the weekend. Laurie was so great to communicate with my mother while were out of town to arrange a pick up time. She kept us updated with pictures and texts while we were away. She also asked great questions (do's and don'ts, feeding time, sleeps alone in the bedroom or living room, time to go out in the morning, etc.) when initially meeting so she can really help with our dog's stay. We will definitely be using Laurie again.
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Laurie was terrific. Laurie knows how to read animals and is very patient with them. She is a natural with dogs. When we first met Laurie and her pup, she greeted Missy and let her get used to the new surroundings. She asked us many "do's" and "don'ts" in order to follow the same routine we have at home.
Missy was in good hands.
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Laurie and Mike have been lifesavers for my dog Brody! its a very long day and I didn't want to leave Brody home alone for so many hours. I highly recommend Laurie and Mike they are wonderful! Hedy
Rufus enjoyed himself and came home exhausted. It was a great experience. Very comfortable leaving him there.
Chanel just had her second stay at Lauries and is always happy to see her and Shaggy. The location is very convenient since it is close to the express way. The house also has a fenced backyard where the pups can play. Laurie always keeps me updated and sends me pictures.
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Laurie is awesome. She knows how to take care of dogs! We love leaving our dogs with her because we don't have to worry.
Laurie and her husband, Mike, were wonderful watching my two dogs. I felt very comfortable being gone for almost two weeks knowing they were well taken care of. Laurie was very informative on their behavior during their stay and I loved the daily pictures.
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Laurie was the perfect host for our dog, Carrie. She truly loves dogs and treated Carrie like her own. Our dog was relaxed and happy to stay with Laurie's family, including her dog, Shaggy. This was an excellent experience! Thank you!
Laurie P. was a wonderful host to our puppies! I couldn't have asked for a better person to watch my two small havanese pups for 8 days. They loved her, Mike and their dog Shaggy. When I picked my dogs up, they were clean and happy which made me and my husband happy and appreciative. I will definitely use Laurie in the future and highly recommend her to anyone seeking a no worry vacation for their dog(s). Thanks again Laurie.
Donna & Mike V.
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My family has had our rescue pup, Cass, for about 7 months now. This Christmas was the first time that we left her anywhere. We were worried that she would think we had just left her, so a kennel was completely out of the question.
That's when I found DogVacay.com and Laurie! What a relief to find such a great house for her! Laurie & Shaggy were far more than we ever expected. Laurie sent pictures and let us know that Cass was doing ok, she even bought Cass a Christmas present!
Next time we are out of town we are definitely booking Laurie. Don't try for Christmas 2015, because she's already booked!
Thank you, Laurie, Mike, & Shaggy!
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