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Lauren O.

4 Reviews
$36/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 35 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Moderate

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
All Ages OK
Must Be Vaccinated
List of Pets OK for House Sitting
Dogs, Cats, Fish, Rabbits, gerbils, hamsters, or pet rodents, Caged birds, Reptiles

Lauren's Resident Pets

Diamond
Golden Retriever
Female
1 yr 9 mo old
Other Pets & Animals: Horses or other large farm animals

About Lauren

10 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
I'm a fun-loving gal who believes that dogs and cats are some of God's greatest gifts to mankind. Simply, they are family members! My Golden Retriever is my furry best friend, so naturally, she has a lot of say so in my life. She is the one who convinced me that I'd make an awesome sitter/walker/etc. She said, "Mom, you take such great care of me, and you need to make some funds to buy me more toys and treats, so why not tell everyone about your skills and experience so that I can have tons of fun meeting new friends!?" I figured she had a point.

Growing up as an animal-lover, I chose jobs, such as pet-sitting and working at a boarding kennel for dogs, cats, birds, and other critters and even volunteered my time to animal shelters as much as I could. Working at the boarding kennel was a high school job of mine. I enjoyed it so much that I went back to work there after college. Oftentimes the kennel owner would travel and leave the entire kennel business in my care. On average, I took care of 40-50 dogs and cats by myself, sometimes nearly 70 on holidays....Yes, I have started out my Christmas morning by feeding, playing with, and cleaning up after that many pets, whew! I catered to each of their special feeding instructions, medications, bathing, and unique qualities/personalities (escape artists, separation anxiety, fear of storms, aggression, etc). I did quite a bit of pet-sitting for family, friends, and even my school teachers (yep, I was always the "teacher's pet"). I've owned dogs, cats, birds, hamsters, rabbits, lizards, and fish.

Currently, I'm available for overnight stays at your home. Drop-in visits and dog walking are options if you live near the Oak Park area. Diamond would love to have a playdate, if your dog would enjoy spending time with a furry friend.
Feel free to contact me with absolutely any questions that you may have, and let's schedule a meet-and-greet. Looking forward to meeting your furry family members soon! :)
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Can administer oral medicine
Can administer injected medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Separation anxiety
  • Leash Pulling
  • Advanced senior issues

Lauren O.

4 Reviews
$36/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 35 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Moderate

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated November 26, 2016

Credentials

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Course 101 Graduate
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Services & Rates

House Sitting Overnight At Your Home
$36 /night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for no more than 1 hour/day
  • Willing to travel 6 miles
Dog Walking
$20 /half-hour
$28 /hour
  • Willing to travel 4 miles
Home Visits
$20 /visit
  • Willing to travel 4 miles
Baths
$16 /bath
Pick-Up/Drop-Off
$10 each way
  • Willing to travel 6 miles
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4 Reviews
Lauren was fantastic! We thoroughly enjoyed the meet and greet and communication was so easy after that. We felt at ease leaving our two greyhounds in her care and truly felt they were in great hands. We came home to two comfy and happy pups and could not be more thankful! We 100% recommend her and will definitely book future vacays. Thank you!!
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Lauren and her husband were great! Our lab Frank had a lot of fun. Lauren took him to the dog beach and dog park, and he got to play with other dogs. Needless to say, he was very tired out when he got home!
My beagle boarded overnight with Lauren for 6 evenings while we were out of the country. We had a meet and greet with Lauren prior to our departure. She also had me fill out a questionnaire with all the necessary information pertaining to my dog's habits. She sent wonderful detailed updates and videos of my doggie while we were gone. You can't beat peace of mind! Thanks Lauren for a wonderful experience.
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Lauren is fantastic! We had a meet and greet to ensure her dog would mesh well with mine before confirming my reservation. Lauren sent me video and DogVacay updates throughout the long weekend so I could see how my dog was doing. Will absolutely board with Lauren again.
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