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Laurie G.

126 Reviews
83 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 3 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:

Pet Requirements

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

Laurie's Resident Pets

8 yr 1 mo old
8 yr 1 mo old
12 yr 1 mo old

Laurie's House

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Children at home (5-12 years old, 13-18 years old)
Medium Yard
100% fenced & locked
Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside

About Laurie

20 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
We are crazy dog lovers with dogsitting experience and would love to have your dog come to our vacation home. We have three Greyhounds and babysit all sizes and breeds of dogs. Feel free to give us a call for further information. We have been babysitting dogs through dogvacay since the summer of 2013.

***All dogs must be on flea protection/prevention.
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Can administer oral medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Separation anxiety
  • Aggressive behavior
  • Leash Pulling
  • Not yet house-trained
  • Advanced senior issues

Laurie G.

126 Reviews
83 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 3 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:


  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated February 13, 2017


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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Laurie's Home
$18 /night
  • Watches up to 4 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for more than 4 hours/day
  • 3-4 potty breaks/day
  • 1 walk/day
  • Pets can sleep on my bed
$15 /bath
$10 each way
  • Willing to travel 20 miles
126 Reviews
Maggies stay with Laurie was a success. Laurie was wonderful with Mags, who is shy in new surroundings. Meeting Laurie is going to enable me to travel more to see my family which is a priority in my life. I knew Mags was safe, sound, and happy with Laurie and her family.
Laurie and her family took excellent care of my two senior pups for over a week. They were personable, professional and attentive to the special needs of my dogs. Laurie even took my dogs a day early with little notice so I could catch an earlier flight! When I picked my dogs up, they were happy and calm and clearly well cared for. I'll definitely book with Laurie in the future!
Thank you for taking such good care of our dog. I will definitely send Luna back when I'll need again. Would not hesitate to recommend.
Laurie was great and very accomodating. I have an extra large dog (>100lbs) that gets seperation anxiety and is very nervous around new people. Though it took some time Laurie was patient and built a relationship with my big girl. If she could find a way to take care of my girl for an extended stay I'm sure she will be able to take care of yours brilliantly.
Laurie and her husband were very accommodating to Gracie. This was her first night away from home.
100% awesome
100% amazing
I can't praise Laurie enough. We needed to find someone on a last-minute basis, and Laurie came to our rescue. She sent us a picture of a happy dog, and kept us updated as to how our dog was doing. She seemed to be having such a good time, that we "gifted" her with another night with Laurie and her family (including the dogs). Pick-up and drop-off services helped us immensely. I would definitely use her again.
Went well. Laurie gave Arwen the attention she needed to be comfortable in a new environment
Grady had a great stay with Laurie and her family. He came home happy and a little sleepy from all the fun he has there.
Laurie is always an amazing host! She's the best sitter and took such good care of our little girl!
Laurie was professional and accomadating. I added to my reservation at the last minute and she worked it out. She also answered all messages in a timely matter. I WOULD use her again.
We loved Laurie! She was so good to our Macie. We were really worried leaving Macie because she is a rescue dog and hasn't been with us for very long. No worries with Laurie and her family! They were great and I feel that they made Macie feel a part of their family. We will definitely use Laurie again and will suggest her to other dog owners. Thanks Laurie!!
This is the second time Matt stayed with Laurie. Matt developed anxiety when we are leaving without him even when he stays with our friends whom he sees regularly and who have a dog whom Matt is best friend with. With Laurie he was sad for only a day and started behaving normally soon. From the moment he walked through the door and until he left Laurie was very attentive to his needs, sent me updates about him while I was away. I would highly recommend her as a dog sitter and Matt will definitely return to her when we need it.
Laurie, thank you!
This was our first DogVacay experience and it went well. I thought our dogs would be anxious when I went to pick them up after 5 nights, but they were chill and happy. Thank you Laurie!
We left our pup with Laurie for a few days while we visited Niagra Falls on the Canada side. Everything went smoothly. Laurie generously accommodated our need for drop-off and pick-up times. We were so relieved to find a place for him in the States while we ventured across the border. Big thanks to Laurie and family for taking care of Scotty!
Our 10 month old beagle has a lot of energy, but she was very well taken care of and tired when she came home from all of the fun she had. Will stay again.
If I could give more than five stars I would!!!
Laurie and her family were awesome with my senior dog! I am a helicopter dog mom and Laurie kept me updated throughout my vacation with reports and pictures!!! I was elated and could enjoy my time away without worrying about my beloved Finnegan! I will definitely be using Laurie's outstanding pet sitting services again!
Laurie always provides a safe, caring 'home away from home' for our Phoebe! She is totally comfortable, and we are completely assured of expert provision by Laurie.
A wonderful home for our pets. Highly recommend!
I've used Laurie three times now and didn't appreciate how great she is until I had to try another dogsitter because Laurie was booked already. Laurie is very accommodating with drop off and pick up times (there are times I've been late picking him up and she's always been flexible), keeps me updated on my dog, and seems very happy to be watching my high-energy lab. My dog always seems pretty tired whenever I pick him up which is probably due to him running around in the backyard. I only wish Laurie wasn't so popular and booked otherwise I would always use her!
Kona was quickly back to her normal routine after being with Laurie for 15 days. It toke her much longer after being with other sitters.
Laurie and family are always accessible and easy to book. My dogs seem happy there, run up to the front door with tails wagging when I drop them off. I would certainly recommend her to anyone.
Laurie is great! She always welcomes Onyx with loving arms into her home!
I left my dog at the sitters house for a second time and I was not happy with the first experience. I decided to give them a second chance, confront the fact that my dog got "kennel nose" and let her know that my dog does stay in a kennel for periods of time.But for every dog, there comes a point that you need to let the dog out of the kennel and I can't confirm my suspicions because my dog can't talk but I believe that my dog was in a kennel for very long periods of time. Each time I picked up Shiloh, he was in a kennel and always seemed "anxious" to get out of the home. I was never updated with my dogs stay at the sitters home only until I was ready to pick up my dog after my trip. Which is definitely concerning for me. I'm disappointed with my experience and I would not go with this sitter again. You pay for what you definitely get.
First time for an overnight stay for my Pomeranian puppy, and using Lauries home. Cody had a great time and Laurie made me feel very relaxed that my dog would be in good hands ! Will be bringing Cody back for a longer stay next time !
This is a wonderful home for my dog to go to. He has a wonderful time and has become good friends with Laurie and the family.
Great sitter! Griffith loves it there.
Excellent will book again
We were really nervous leaing Emily with Strangers but she did fine and will definitely use this sitter again.
Laurie gets 5 stars for putting up with our hyperactive pup. He was well cared-for in her home.
Laurie and family were very nice and very accommodating. I will definitely be using their service again.
Thanks Laurie! This was my first time using Dogvacay, and it was a great experience. I can tell Dino got a lot of exercise while we were gone. Very pleased with Laurie and her family.
Thanks Laurie! you were very accommodating with drop off and pick up. Heidi and Honey were well taken care of. We appreciate having someone close by to watch our four legged girls
Our Chocolate Lab, Remy needed a brief overnight stay (5:00p.m. - 8:00a.m.) and Laurie was able to provide what he needed. Laurie has a lovely home and an obvious love for her furry guests.
As usual. Excellant experience!
This was my first time using Dogvacay/Laurie and the first having my dogs watched. My puppy is very timid and Laurie really put my mind at ease with many updates and pictures. We will use again.
Great experience
Always a great experience when I leave Sirius with Laurie and her family.
Grady had a great time at Laurie's. He always comes home happy and a little sleepy because he has so much fun. Laurie and her family take very good care of him.
We had Laurie and her family watch Baci again and all went great, as usual. We appreciated getting a couple photos of him while we were away. He seemed to have fun and although happy to see us when we returned, he always seems a little bummed out to leave her home.
As always, Reilly was happy to go to Laurie's house and the same happy guy when we picked him up. We've boarded him with others on two ocassions, and the experiences weren't good. These folks love dogs, and it shows.
I'm starting to sound like a broken record here, but Reilly, our very active lab, loves visiting Laurie's house. We know he is safe, well-treated, and happy at Laurie's place.
I'm a bit late in getting this review in, but better late than never. We've had some bad boarding experiences at other places, but Laurie and her family are always grea. Reilly is happy to go to their home, and he is always great when we pick him up. They clearly love dogs, and they take great care of our boy.
I dropped Sirius off with Laurie for 4 days. Laurie updated me with photos of Sirius while I was away and said he fit right in with the other dogs. I will definitely use her services again if needed!
Very pleased with Laurie and her family. They came through for us with very short notice. Very accommodating for my husband & I and our little puppies. She knows dogs very well and we received our puppies back very happy. Would recommend.
Always feel good leaving our dog with Laurie.
Laurie and her family were awesome! We have an anxious small dog that has a hard time in our absence and he was taken well care of! Laurie was very patience with our little guy and ended up being his best buddy (along with Laurie's son). It made our vacation better knowing that he was in good hands! It is very relieving knowing that we have somewhere special to take him when we go out of town. THANKS Laurie!
I really hate leaving my dog anywhere and she has some separation issues. Si I would say we did really we'll as in the past she dad been out of sorts after being in a kennel. So I'm thrilled with in home part of the family care that DogVacay offer.
Baci enjoyed another stay with Laurie and her family, and even met a new "girlfriend" while there. :-) Appreciated receiving a picture of Baci while we were away and hearing that all went well for him during his stay. I'm sure we will be booking again in the future.
Our dog Griffith had an extended stay while we visited family. Laurie and her family were great! Griffith came back happy and we will definitely be using them again.
Absolutely the best! Our dog is always happy, comfortable, and well cared for in this home. We are very fortunate to have found Laurie!
Our Susie LOVES going here! When we pulled up to Laurie's home she got so excited. Thank you Laurie for taking such great care of her.
Seems like Baci had another good visit. We appreciate that Laurie and Keith are always ready for us when we drop him off and have him packed up and ready to go when we pick him up. They also noticed that he gets distracted when trying to eat around the other dogs and have taken steps to have him eat separately. They clearly care about him while he's in their care.
Laurie and her family take great care of Reilly, and this time was no different. We've used other boarders when we had no choice, and he always comes home a little (or a lot) shell-shocked and sometimes even wounded. After a stay at Laurie's, he's happy and always excited when the next time comes around. We know he'll be safe, well-treated, and sometimes pampered.
It was a great way for us to get away and know that our Buddy was happy. Laurie sent pictures during our 2 weeks away and Buddy looked happy and at ease. I am so glad we connected.
Laurie provides a terrific service. She is very laid back and friendly and obviously loves her furry charges. I had no qualms about leaving our rather high-strung dog with her for four days. I would highly recommend.
We've been taking our dog, Max, to Laurie's house exclusively for three years now and we wouldn't take him anywhere else. Laurie and her family are clearly dog lovers...they send photos of Max hanging out with the family and are always pleased to see him when we drop him off. Max is a mama's boy and would rather be on my lap than anywhere else; I love that when we leave him at Laurie's, chances are he'll be on someone's lap and not locked in a kennel. Laurie is the best!
Emery enjoys his vacations with Laurie and her family! I cannot say enough about her! They are great with my boy and are great to work with! I feel completely happy and content on vacations knowing he is in their care!
Keno seemed to enjoy his stay with Laurie and her dogs. When we picked him up he was plenty tired from playing which was great for the long drive home that awaited us. Thanks Laurie!
Baci enjoyed another (quick) stay this time, and looks forward to returning again later this summer! We appreciated receiving a picture of him during his stay and Laurie's flexibility with drop off and pick up.
Great experience, drop off and pick up were easy, and my pup appeared to have had a good time. Even got a pic update during the stay. Will definitely use again.
Laurie and her wonderful family were great. I left my Yorkie, Snickers, with them for 35 days when my husband and I went away. I had never left my boy for this long with someone I didn't know and this was a last minute arrangement. Not only did Laurie accommodate such a long stay for Snickers but she agreed to do so at a short notice. I got frequent updates and pictures throughout the time Snickers was at Lauries and from the pictures Snickers seemed very happy and home. Laurie and her family treated Snickers like their own. Snickers is a 4 lb dog and I was a bit worried about him being around other bigger dogs. Laurie assured me his outmost safety and kept him in her room always close to her. Her home was welcoming and very warm. I would definitely use Laurie again in a heart beat. Snickers was very well taken care of and when I picked him up he was in great spirits. Thank you Laurie and family for providing a home away from home for my little boy. You guys were great.
Malachi had a great time.
sabre and natasha loved their stay. Laurie took good care of Sabre when he got little sick.
sabre and natasha loved their stay as always.
Had our dog stay with Laurie again and all seemed to go well. He appeared happy and has been tired since, which is usually a good sign that he was busy and had fun. Appreciate that Laurie was also able to accommodate us on fairly short notice. We'll be back!
Laurie was great. She clearly loves pups of all kinds. Our two Cavaliers were in good hands. She is very accommodating on the drop off and pick up times. She also texted a few pics so my kids could see their pals. I will be using Laurie again the next time we go away.
Laurie made dropoff/pickup easy and was readily available to answer questions as to how the dogs were doing. She also sent pictures!
can't be more thankful to have Laurie look over my husky. I felt safe and relaxed being away from my pup and would recommend any hosts that would like their pup to have a good stay at a lovely home!
Laurie and her family were very flexible when it came down to caring for my dog. Laurie was also very good at communicating and ensuring my dog was comfortable during our few days away.
our review is like all the rest--Laurie and family are dog lovers through and through...we were stressed about leaving our dog for so long with people we didn't know but a visit to their house to meet everyone plus all the reviews convinced us to try them and it was a wonderful experience for both us and our dog, Nibs; when I texted or e-mailed during the trip I had a quick response, including pictures of her lounging on the bed and playing with other dogs; I wouldn't hesitate to give Nibs a chance to stay at their place again!
Toby has stayed with Laurie and her family multiple times and he always does great.
Another paw-some stay! Thank you for taking care of Jackie during the holidays!!!
My dog seemed to have another positive experience with Laurie and her family. He must have had a lot of interaction with the other dogs while there because he's been exhausted since he came home a couple days ago! When we have initiated contact with Laurie to check in on our dog, she has responded promptly. We also appreciate her flexibility with picking up our dog at a time that was convenient for us (compared to kennels who have strict drop off/pick up times).
5 stars yet again!!!
Always 5 stars!!!!!
I couldn't believe she brushed my one dog and clipped the nails on the other! I couldn't imagine anyone else watching them!
As always, I could count on Laurie to come to the rescue and babysit my dogs :)
I have NEVER left my dogs with anyone or put them in a kennel. So, when an emergency came up, I looked at this app. I have been so lucky to find Laurie! She loves my dogs as much as I do and has taken great care of them! They seem happy to be there. :)
My dog was happy in a family environment while I was gone! That's what it is all about. Great family who really care about dogs.
As usual excellent experience. Jeter loved his stay and enjoyed seeing his friend Adrianna again. Definitely would recommend Laurie.
Laurie was fantastic! My dog was so happy when I picked him up, they took great care of him. Great environment for a dog to stay! Thanks so much again
Great stay for my 1 year old pup. Laurie even let me pick him up late night as soon as I got back so I could have him with me that night! Thank YOU!!!
Excellent. Will return
This was the second time we left Reilly with Laurie and rhe family (human and otherwise). The first time was more than a year ago when our very active lab spent a number of days in the Laurie G house. Afterwards she commented that Reilly sure had a lot of energy. No kidding! Anyway, we needed to board him quickly this summer, so we sent him to a kennel that had been recommended by my niece. He came back looking shell-shocked and took days to recover. This time I contacted Laurie G again, and I'm glad I did. The first good sign was that Reilly bolted to the front door in fill waggle. He was excited to be there. Then, when we picked him up he was his happy, sweet self- no decompression needed. And Laurie G was quick to say how much calmer he is now. Laurie, the family, and her dogs are perfect hosts for our Reilly. They love dogs, and will take good care of yours. I can't recommend them highly enough.
Dogs love visiting with Laurie!
Great as always!
This is the umpteenth time we've had our baby girl stay at Laurie's and each time, she's had a blast! Laurie and her family is always good to her (and us) -- couldn't ask for a better home away from home for our pup. THANKS LAURIE AND FAMILY!
Laurie was great. She was able to take Molly with very short notice. Molly came home happy, and it was great that she was able to play with other dogs. I will definitely have Laurie watch her again.
Laurie is very pleasant to leave our dogs with. She treats them as her own. They love visiting her.
We had a great experience with Laurie and her family. She was very accommodating, making time for a quick meet & greet at short notice and it should be mentioned that her dogs are very well behaved. Sasha was returned to us happy and much cleaner than when she arrived. We will definitely be using Laurie again in the future!
Laurie G. was great. This was our first time leaving our dog with a sitter, and I'm so glad we found Laurie and her family. They made us feel confident that Daisy was in good hands, even sending photos of her during our vacation. She was flexible and caring; I would definitely use her services again!
This is the third time and Easter loves this place :) He definitely will stay there again.
First time with dog vacay, Laurie was great! Emma & Mason were happy & healthy when we picked them up! Thanks again Laurie!
Easter is very happy and healthy. A good place to board your dog.
Rocky came back to us looking great he was Tired which meant he got lots of exercise she did an excellent job! even gave him a bath
Oscar was happy and well looked after. Thank you!
Phiz had his second doggie vacation at Laurie's. He had a great time and is looking forward to his next visit!
Laurie was awesome! When we came in the first thing she asked if Matt ate that morning. I could tell that Matt had a lot of fun while staying with Laurie. I will definitely leave Matt with Laurie again.
Phiz had a great time!!
Great again!
This in the longest time I am away from Sabre and Natasha. I am so happy to see they had great time. Both Sabre and Natasha loved their stay so much they did not even realized my arrival on the day I went to pick them up. I think they will miss Laurie and her family.

Thanks so much for take such a good care of Sabre and Natasha.
Had another very positive experience with Laurie and her family watching our dog. She responded quickly to my emails asking how he was doing while we were away and he seemed a bit reluctant to leave when we picked him up! Love that he gets to interact with other dogs while there -- he's exhausted today, so that's a good sign that he was active and had fun. I trust that he was in good care.
Laurie was very welcoming. She made the reservation process simple. When I arrived to pick up my dog she was very happy at Laurie's house. I don't know Laurie and her family personally but the love and care they gave to my dog while I was away made it feel like they are now part of my family. I am very happy that I found her.
Laurie took our dogs in on very short notice. I saw them made themselves following Laurie around and know that them were very happy with their stay.
My dogs are very happy when I pick them up. I was surprised to see them greet me at door way. Overall good experience.
Laurie and her family treated Toby like their own. She kept us posted on how he was doing and how much fun he was having. Toby enjoyed having lots of love and attention. Toby stayed with Laurie for six nights. We will definitely be using Laurie again.
This was our first time using DogVacay and Laurie helped make the process extremely easy! Our Penny enjoyed meeting some new fur-friends, and we were happy knowing she was in good hands while we were away. We look forward to booking with Laurie again!
Our three dogs had a great time with Laurie. When we pick them up, they were happy and calm. (They usually whine for a long time when we pick them up from the kennel) Laurie is very easy going and we will definitely go to her again!
Excellent host! Great home for our pup! Great experience overall.
Russy (my puppy) absolutely loved Laurie. She treated him as if he was hers and even sent pictures of him to ensure me that he was okay. Great host will definitely use her again !
We were a little nervous about leaving our puppy but he was a very happy guy when he got home. I would not hesitate to leave our pets with Laurie again. Both seemed to be cared for and loved. Laurie sent up pictures and an update on how they were doing. Will use Laurie again for sure.
My Buddy seemed very happy . Laurie sent us a photo and update while we were on vacation . I am usually worried when we are away but this time I felt completely relaxed.I am sure Laurie will have our doggies again.
Laurie was so great! Our Jackie had a lot of fun because she was there with other dogs too. She took care of our little girl and the entire time, Laurie communicated to us how Jackie was doing. She also sent us a picture of our dog while we were on vacation, which eased our minds a lot since this was our first time on Dog Vacay.
Laurie and her husband were wonderful. They took great care of my dog.I would definitely leave her there again.Its nice to have someone that you feel comfortable with to watch your pet while you are away.Thanks Laurie !!
Had a great experience with Laurie G and her family watching our dog. He was clearly well-loved and well-taken care of while we were away for the week. He seemed reluctant to leave when we picked him up! Laurie was also responsive to our request for updates via email on how he was doing, which was appreciated.
This was the first time we used to find someone to watch our dog, Max, while we went away. We normally leave Max at a kennel, but this time the kennel was booked. I'm so happy we found Laurie and her family! They took great care of Max and we could tell he was so much happier when we returned than he normally is after a visit to the kennel. We were extremely happy with Laurie and will most definitely be calling on her again the next time we go out of town.
After an extended stay, my dog returned home in a good mood. Laurie took it quite well when he peed on her face (when the dig rolls over for a tummy rub, he can get overly excited if he actually gets one), so that's a sign of a good trooper.
Laurie G was great...dogs were very happy in her home. I would recommend Laurie. We had three dogs and she and her family were very accommodating. We felt no worries at all! Marea and Daniel Leavitt
I left my dog with Laurie for 7 days. She took really good care of her. I would bring my dog back again. Thanks Laurie
laurie, Keith, the kids, and three dogs were great. Reilly spent five safe, happy days with them, and we would definitely go back. These are dog people, and we feel fortunate to have found them.Four paws up for Laurie and family!
An absolute pleasure to work with. Laurie kept us up to date on how our two little ones were doing while we were away. They returned happy and healthy and really seemed to enjoy their stay. A great person to work with and we will definitely ask Laurie the next time we need a sitter.
Laurie Has a great personality she already has three dogs so she knows what she's doing. I got my dog back in better shape than he was in when we left him with Laurie and her beautiful family. he was a little pudgy I can tell he got a lot of exercise while we were gone. She took excellent care of rocky if you leave your dog with her you are in good hands no worries, they even updated us over the three days that they had him. She probably returns text messages and keeps you posted as to how your dog is doing. He got a little dirty she even gave him a bath! Would I recommend Laurie absolutely!!!!!!!!
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