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Lori M.

1 Review
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  • Same day bookings are OK
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Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
No Puppies
Must Be Spayed or Neutered
Must Be Vaccinated

Lori's Resident Pets

Pit Bull - American Staffordshire Terrier
3 yr 1 mo old
Other Pets & Animals: Cats

Lori's Townhome

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Large Yard
100% fenced & locked
Pets allowed on furniture
Smoke-free home

About Lori

20 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
I love dogs! I worked in the pet industry for close to a decade, managing Community, and writing for the world's leading website for dogs (and cats). I've fostered and adopted dogs and have volunteered with several animal welfare organizations in the Bay Area. I'm currently working from home, and am available to board your dog (all ages and sizes) in my home. I have a big, securely fenced, backyard, and live right next to Golden Gate Park, so there will be plenty of park exploring . Your dog can sleep wherever they want and I love snugglers! I'm comfortable administering medication, if necessary, and have also worked with special needs and senior dogs.

I live with Hank, my 2 year-old American Staffordshire Terrier (Pit Bull type).
I rescued Hank just a little over a year ago when she was about 10 months old. Hank was only a puppy when she was found wandering the streets of Vallejo. She was basically feral, afraid of most people, and not socialized. I have worked really hard with a trainer over the last year, mostly to help her feel safe and comfortable around people and on impulse control. Hank LOVES other dogs, so yours must too. When she first meets other dogs, she gets really excited. For some dogs, her size and excitement can be intimidating, however, once they spend time with her and realize she is harmless, they relax and become her friend. Hank has spent time with dogs of all sizes and ages, and I have never had an issue with Hank and any of the dogs that have stayed here. Hank is still not entirely comfortable around people she's just met. So when new visitors come to the house, I just advise them to ignore her and let her come to them. Once she's comfortable, she almost always brings them a toy and tries to initiate a game of tug. Hank is a solid 60 lbs, with a huge head, big mouth, and a short, stocky body but she is a sweetie and wants nothing more in life that to snuggle. I adore her.

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Can administer oral medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets that require medicine
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Leash Pulling

Lori M.

1 Review
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Requires Meet-n-Greet to book
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 1 day
  • Cancellation Policy:


  • Available
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  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated January 9, 2017


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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Lori's Home
$40 /night
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 2 - 4 hours/day
  • 5+ potty breaks/day
  • 2 walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
1 Testimonial
Sep 2016
When looking for a caregiver for your four-legged companion, you want someone who can relate to them and become that extra family member. Lori is one of those people. Your dog is treated like family - with care, compassion, and a keen awareness to your dog's personality. She is very inclusive, and goes the extra yard to make your dog feel at home. Having used Lori as our dog's "home away from home" for many years, the testament of care is when our buddy sees her front door - it's tail wag city! When your away from your best friend, knowing they are cared for and loved gives peace of mind.
1 Review
Lori was awesome! She took my sometimes cranky pit/lab for a long vacation and was completely confident about her ability to make my dog Beja comfortable for a long stretch. Her pup Hank was a gracious host and the two pits were sharing the bed after the first day. Lori is well-trained in dog behavior and the calm-assertive training style I love. She treated my pup as her own and Beja came back happy and loved.
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