Dog Gone to the Beach House!

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Laura F.

37 Reviews
10 Repeat Guests
$35/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 50 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
All Ages OK
Must Be Spayed or Neutered
Must Be Vaccinated

Laura's Townhome

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Outdoor area
Smoke-free home
Air-conditioned inside

About Laura

34 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
Welcome to Dog Gone's Beach House! A sunny beach adventure for your furry friend while you enjoy your vacation!
*Note: my HOA allows for one large (over 40 lbs) or two small (under 40 lbs) pets so I am unable to accommodate folks who have two dogs unless they are small breeds.
A typical day with me will start with a nice walk to the country club in the morning. Depending on your pup's needs we may take another walk or a bike ride in the evening; a well-exercised dog is a happy dog:) I live in a newly remodeled townhouse on the golf course in a quiet neighborhood. Your pup MUST be house-trained! I have raised and trained dogs (mostly Shepherds) for over 30 years and cared for lots of different breeds, both big and small. My best friend, Roxy, has passed away and I miss the company of a canine companion:) I work from home and have no other pets so your pal will be "top dog" here as I only take one booking at a time (there may be occasional exceptions if bookings overlap). I only ask that your best friend come to me clean and free of fleas, ticks, and other critters, be good with people, completely housebroken, and up-to-date with their vet care. This is my home, not a kennel, and I will love them and care for them as if they are my own.
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Laura F.

37 Reviews
10 Repeat Guests
$35/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 50 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated December 5, 2016

Credentials

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.
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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 2 - 4 hours/day
  • 5+ potty breaks/day
  • 2 walks/day
  • Pets will sleep in their own beds
Daycare At Laura's Home
$25 /day
  • Watches up to 1 dog /day
37 Reviews
On a five star scale, I would give Laura 5 bright stars! It was a wonderful experience and Laura was exceptional. Laura is a wonderful, caring woman who spent some time really getting to know Kelsey and our routine before we left for the Thanksgiving holidays. That immediately raised my comfort level. She was easy to reach, very quick to respond to all messages, extremely compassionate and very organized. Our dog is very spoiled, and Laura treated her exactly as we do! She was so thoughtful, she even offered picking up any last minute supplies from the grocery store so I could focus on packing my family for our upcoming vacation. I must also mention, she is also the “food master! Kelsey, our 12 year old Italian Greyhound, usually doesn’t eat for a day or two after we leave her in a new environment, and Laura texted me the first night we were gone indicating Kelsey ate all her food! Laura truly enjoys exercise and actually walked my dog 5+ times a day. She was not like others who have just let my dog go in and out of the doggie door to “go potty”. Laura’s was 100% professional, thorough and thoughtful. I got tons of daily pictures and videos of Kelsey walking all over Cocoa Beach. It was quite refreshing to get “active” pictures of my pup and not just pictures of her sleeping/laying on the couch. Those daily messages truly kept Kelsey in my heart and mind and reassured me she was content and enjoying her Vacay. Laura’s house is the perfect place for your dog to be at home away from home! Laura treated Kelsey with as much love as possible and that was vital for me to know when I already felt so guilty for leaving her. Laura will exceed your expectations for hosting. I will not have any hesitations contacting Laura for future Dog Vaycay requests. I previously have had terrible experiences leaving Kelsey at boarding facilities only for her to come home with illnesses or depression. Kelsey came home from Laura’s happy and tired. I have no doubt she had more fun on her Vaycay then I did! If you want your dog to be safe and well taken care of the way you would do for your dog, I highly recommend Laura to take care of your fur baby when you go on your next vacation!
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Very pleased with Laura, our eleven year old Luke had never stayed with anyone but family before so where just a tad worried. We should not have been, everything went well. The daily videos and pictures are great. Without a doubt will use Laura again in future.
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We found Laura when searching for a place to board our dog Henry while we were on a cruise vacation. We liked Laura's profile and thought she would be a great fit for our dog. We were right. Laura was excellent with Henry and our family. She was completely accommodating with our drop off and pick up needs. She kept us updated with text messages and pictures throughout his entire stay. She treated our dog like family and returned him to us healthy and happy. We could not have asked for a better experience. We highly recommend Laura.
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Jake enjoyed a 2 Nite Stay with Laura. Jake said he left his Yellow Squeaky ball and hopes another guest will enjoy. If we have a need for Jake in the future we will not hesitate to call. Thank You Laura
Laura was awesome - very responsive and very flexible with timing & scheduling.
What a great first experience away from home for our big puppy. We felt completely confident and would leave her again with Laura anytime. She gave our dog plenty of exercise and kept us posted on all the fun she was having. Thanks Laura!
Laura is amazing. I spend the winter here and she has taken care of my dog Amber three different times when I travel for business. She will only have one dog at a time and is able focus on your dog. Amber does not like to leave me and the second time I brought her to the house she walked right in to Laura's home, tail wagging and didn't even look back when I left. I knew she was well cared for and loved. I did not believe Laura could be any better but she continued to exceed my expectations. This last visit Amber had a medical problem, I was in Boston and felt helpless. Laura recognized their was an issue very early on, helped me find an excellent vet and had her seen within a few hours. She kept me informed every step of the way. Luckily a high dose of antibiotics took care of her issue and when I arrived home I had a happy dog on her way to good health. Thank you Laura.
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We were just looking for somebody to watch our dog, very last minute, for a few hours in the afternoon while we did some kayaking. Laura not only stepped up to the plate, but she gave us a lot of useful information about the area and took great care of our little dog Nico. She also put my mind at ease as she sent a picture and video in just the short time she was taking care of Nico. Thanks again for a great experience!
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Laura has watched our dog Maggie twice. She takes excellent care of her and sends us updates on how she is doing. We would highly recommend Laura.
Laura is awesome and Max loves her. What more is there to say?
Laura took wonderful care of our very timid chihuahua, Lola. Lola was at first reluctant to rest and relax because of her missing home. Laura keep us informed about her progress, allowed Lola time to come around. By the third day Lola was in her lap wanting her ears rubbed. We were so happy our little dog received such great attention.
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Duke felt right at home at Laura's house, since he is over 15, she took really good care of him. He was happy and in a great environment and I believe that a home setting is far better than any kennel. This is the first time that my dog stayed somewhere else other than a family members home and he did very well. I think Laura is a true friend to any and all pets and I would definitely use her services again. Thank you again Laura.
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Laura was wonderful with Lacie. She updated us with photos that helped us see that Lacie was happy and comfortable. When we picked Lacie up, we found a relaxed, happy dog. I strongly recommend Laura!
Laura was wonderful and took excellent care of Barnum while we were in Cocoa Beach on vacation. She provided pictures and updates daily. Barnum is a picky eater and will not eat in a new environment. She went above and beyond by adding in a little canned sweet potato to his food so he would eat. He was very comfortable in her home. I think he had a better time on vacation than we did! Thanks so much Laura!
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Laura was great with my dogs. I felt extremely comfortable leaving them with her for four nights. She was also very easy to communicate with.
Laura was wonderful! Her home is lovely, very clean and organized and she has a great screened in porch and a fenced in back yard - all factors which are very very important to me. She sent me really cute pictures and even video's of Domino's time with her. She kept him on his normal schedule and I love the fact that she only keeps one dog at a time. He did have the occasion to play with other dogs (which was great) but for the majority of his stay he was the only dog in her care. I had updates everyday and she even spoon fed him when he wasn't eating all of his food!! That is what I call going above and beyond in customer service and being the ultimate dog sitter. I will definitely use her services again in the future. Laura is awesome!

Marilyn Simon
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We love Laura. She went above and beyond to help out our family by taking care of our Max while we dealt with travel emergencies. She even got his medications refilled for us when we were delayed. Truly a superior host !
Laura is absolutely fabulous. Max could not have had a better experience. We will be repeat customers.
Laura was perfect for our needs! We are so happy we found her so that we could enjoy our 3-week vacation without worrying about Zin. We needed a home with no other dogs, someone willing to give her lots of exercise and a fenced yard. Laura seemed to enjoy having Zin and only had positive things to say. If Zin could talk I'm sure she'd say she had a good time! Thank you, Laura!
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Simba had a great time as always!
Laura was great! She sent phone texts and pictures. Georgia came home happy and relaxed.
Laura took great care of my 13 year old, quirky dog, Astro. He got lots of walks and treats and she fed him by hand when he was being stubborn!
Laura took great care of our dog, Ozzy. Gave him lots of love and walks. She kept in touch with daily updates and pictures. She also had no problem feeding him his raw food diet. Laura is a kind and caring person and we were more than comfortable leaving Ozzy with her. We will be using her services again in the future.
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Laura took care of Casey very well. I knew when I dropped him off that he was going to be cared for while we were gone with the attention my spoiled Golden requires sometimes.
A great experience with Laura, she took care of Lucy with the utmost care. Sent message during our travel with updates. Hope I can use her service again.
Laura was great with Buddy and made sure that he was safe in spite of his tendency to bolt at every opportunity. She stayed in touch with us and kept us updated on Buddy's antics.
Laura was fantastic! Vito had the most fun - he finally got to walk on the beach! Laura sends lots of updates and photos which was great because we missed him so much. Would definitely use again!!
Laura seemed to enjoy Melvin's visit as much as he enjoyed staying there! He was very comfortable there and settled in very nicely wherever he wanted. We received some text updates with pictures while we were away so we knew he was fine. He was well cared for and we would not hesitate to leave him with Laura again.
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Laura was very sweet with our dog and he had an excellent stay. I was able to go out-of-town and not worry a bit. We will absolutely book another stay with her.
Velvet and Jameson loved hanging out at Laura's. She updated me with photos and kept them busy every day. Will definitely be sending my dogs there again!
Gosh, I was sure I had left a review after Buddy's visit with Laura. I'll sum it up in one word : TERRIFIC!

Laura was accommodating and we left for our outing knowing Buddy was in very good, caring hands. Laura accepted Buddy as one of her own pets. We will contact her again when we are in the area.

Thank you, thank you, thank you!
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Laura is friendly and knowledgeable. She took good care of my dog, Solomon, for two weeks. I received pictures and notes about him while away. She responded quickly to inquiries. I'm not sure who had the better time: the dog or her! Solomon came home happy and tired. Thanks for watching him.
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Laura was great with our little man! We had gone out of the country so she was not able to keep in touch with us. However, she sent a lot of pictures before we left letting us know how he is doing and even had sent some pictures of him when we were away that I had gotten once I got back to the states! She is really great with animals and I would recommend her to anyone! Great job Laura and we will be sure to book with you every time we need to!
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Very happy we found Laura.
I was so relieved from the first time I met Laura when I dropped Baby off. She made fast friends w/Baby and led her into her home, with Baby not even looking back at me. Nearly every day Laura updated me and sent pic. on my phone so I could see my girl. I was 100% satisfied.

Ruth.
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We contacted Laura for a last minute trip to see our family. She responded to us very promptly and took our dog on a very short notice. She did an outstanding job taking care of our dog to include walking and taking him to the beach. Throughout the day she kept in contact to give us updates on how he was doing and even sent pictures. Best care giver I've had. If you want your dog to have the time of their life bring them to Laura... she's awesome!!! Thanks again Laura!
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Emma had a great time at Laura's place! Emma loves to be outside and Laura took her on a lot of walks and also let her hang out in her backyard. I felt very comfortable leaving Emma at Laura's; Laura sent text and picture updates and Emma always looked very happy! It was so nice to not have to worry about Emma while I was away.
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