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Lauren B.

39 Reviews
22 Repeat Guests
$40/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 3 hours
  • 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
List of Pets OK for House Sitting
Dogs, Cats, Fish, Rabbits, gerbils, hamsters, or pet rodents, Caged birds

Lauren's Resident Pets

Kona
Mixed Breed
Male
9 yr 6 mo old
Other Pets & Animals: Caged birds or Reptiles

About Lauren

25 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
I am a stay at home mom and have grown up with dogs all my life. We currently have an 9-year-old boxer lab named Kona. I will be happy to go to your house to visit with, check on, feed and walk your dog(s).

**Bookings over Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years are subject to a 15% holiday rate increase.
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Lauren B.

39 Reviews
22 Repeat Guests
$40/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 3 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated July 28, 2016

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Services & Rates

House Sitting Overnight At Your Home
$40 /night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 1 - 2 hours/day
  • Willing to travel 15 miles
Dog Walking
$20 /half-hour
$30 /hour
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
Home Visits
$25 /visit
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
Pick-Up/Drop-Off
$15 each way
  • Willing to travel 15 miles
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39 Reviews
We feel 100% comfortable leaving Felix in the care of Lauren and her family. He actually cried the entire way home this time after we picked him up. (I think he would've been fine with his new people if we never came to get him!) Thanks for another breezy DogVacay!
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What a happy time my Doxie, Bella, had with Lauren and family! Lots of cuddles and snuggles, just what she loves!
We were happy to enjoy our holidays knowing Bella did, too!
We felt so comfortable having Bella in such good hands!
Bella enjoyed her stay, as always!
This was Felix's 2nd time staying with Lauren! We got photos within an hour of dropping him off and he was obviously happy and well-taken care of! We'll be back :)
Fritz is a recent rescue and still a challenge. Lauren and family were great with him and he was energetic and happy after an extended stay. Couldn't be happier with his care.
Lauren took great care of my Rex while I was away for two weeks. He came home a very happy pup and I think he misses it at Lauren's :-) I would not hesitate to use her again in the future.
Our little Poodle/Bichon puppy, Piper, had a wonderful time with Lauren while we visited Disney Land over our kid's spring break. It was our first "separation" from Piper, but Lauren sent us pictures and responded to our texts to let us know Piper was doing well & playing with her dog, Kona. Definitely a 5 Woof stay!
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Lauren was extremely flexible during this DogVacay. I was in the hospital and stayed longer than expected. Lauren accommodated our request for two extensions on picking her up. she also is extremely diligent in handling special diet needs. Sasha has a sensitive stomach if she eats the wrong thing and the entire Balben family takes care to feed her only the treats I provide. I can leave my precious pouch with Lauren feeling confident she will be well cared for and given lots of love and attention. Thank you Lauren for the great job.
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Lauren and her loving family are the best hosts. Sasha gets to play with two boys and another dog. Not to mention the ever attentive Lauren. She loves the big back yard and has been known to commandeer the host dog's bed, a much larger breed. The entire Balben family is interactive and loving. My dog doesn't even miss me.
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My dogs always seem so happy at Lauren's place and she always updates me with pictures of the dogs so I know they are having a great time.
Lauren is awesome! Clean house, great yard for large dogs, even sent us pictures on vacation to let us know our dog was doing great!
Lauren B took great care of Sasha. She has stayed twice and was wagging her tail on the way up to the door the second time. I received a picture update. Sasha had a great vacation. I would recommend Lauren to my friends.
Lauren and her family always make my dogs feel like they are part of their family.
I love Lauren! She was awesome with my dogs, and I would definitely use her again. She sent me pictures of them throughout their stay, took them to the dog park, and made sure they got plenty of exercise. I could rest assured knowing that they were not just left in their crates their whole stay. I actually think my dogs were sad to leave her place when we picked them up! :)
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Amazing- I was put at such ease leaving our pooch w Lauren & her family. Will definitely return to her.
I don't know if I will use this host again. I didn't feel secure about the whole thing. The host was not present when I arrived to drop off Rocky. The residence was not clean. I didn't get a reassurance that Rocky was okay the way others made me feel. When I picked up Rocky, he could not wait to get out of the house and jumped right into my car which was very unusual cause we have a hard time getting him to jump in the car.

I cant really say why, if only my puppy can talk.
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Lauren was great. Their house was welcoming and the yard was perfect with lots of space and shade. Yogi (my dog) and Kona (their dog) got along and I think Yogi would go back in a heartbeat. Thanks Lauren!
Lauren and her family could not have been any nicer. They accommodated an early drop off for me and I truly appreciated that. My dog came home happy and tired from a long day of fun! :-)
Lauren was a very pleasant person to work with. She took great care of Joy and Milo and took all the worry out of leaving your pets with someone else. We would definitely have Joy and Milo stay there again.
We left our dog with Lauren for 10 days while we were on a vacation. Lauren and her husband are super friendly, and trust worthy. She's quick on replying my messages. She also sent me photos of my dog and let me know how he's doing. They are definitely a great host. Highly recommended!
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Lauren was great! We felt like Finn was in great hands and he came home happy, healthy and worn out from playing hard. We'll definitely use this family again!
I've used Lauren's dog sitting service before. This is a great place for any dog to stay.
Mavis had another wonderful stay with Lauren and her family. It's nice to know Mavis is so well taken care off while we are away.
We left our Delcie with Lauren after the trauma of suddenly loosing our other dog. It was heartbreaking to leave her, but Lauren gathered Delcie into the family. Thanks so much!
Lauren and her family are great and her dog Kona is really a sweet dog. I brought my two labs for an overnight stay and they loved their place. They have a really big back yard so the dogs had plenty of room to run around. She sent me an update photo at night showing the dogs sleeping which was great.

I'll definitely be using them again to watch my dogs.
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Lauren and her family were fantastic. From the moment we pulled up, Brawndo was excited to meet them! She responded quickly to the reservation request and I will definitely book with her again.
Lauren is my "go to" person to host my dogs when I'm away. Both she and Craig love my dogs and I have peace of mind when out of town that my dogs are being well cared for.
Lauren and her family took incredible care of Jake! He had the best time staying at their home, playing with their family and their sweet dog, Kona. Everything about his drop off and pickup went so smoothly. Lauren sent us a picture update where Jake looked so happy! He can't wait to go again : )
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Mavis had another wonderful stay with Lauren B and Family. She loves playing with Kona and going on hikes with the family.
Another fabulous stay for Ozzie and Phoebe. Lauren and Craig do a great job and my dogs always seem well-adjusted.
Lauren is my go-to family when I need a dog sitter for my Cavachon. Sasha has stayed with the Balben family several times with great success. Lauren provides a safe, comfortable and stimulating environment for my pampered pooch. The well cared for backyard is large for exploring, the house perfect for comfort and safety and the hosts are nurturing. Lauren and family are trusting, loving and responsible. We will indeed use their services again and again.
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What a treat to have our dog, Sammy, stay with Lauren and her beautiful family. I really felt he felt "at home" the minute he walked through the door. Lauren sent me pictures of Sammy playing with his new friends and he looked so happy! I felt totally at ease leaving him overnight at Lauren's and will definitely be asking her to dogsit again!
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Our dog Mavis loved her stay with Lauren B and family. She got along super well with Lauren's dog Kona. Lauren was extremely accommodating to our schedule and their home felt warm and inviting. We plan on Mavis vacationing with Lauren and family over the holidays, and we're so glad we found such a caring family to care for Mavis while we're gone.
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Thanks so much for watching our LilyPad, she came home happy and sleepy ! We would recommended Lauren and her family to all our friends...It was easy to communicate drop off and pick ups and we felt really secure leaving about lil girl with her! It was especially nice to receive pics and updates while in out vacation!! Thank you again!!!
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I needed day care for my dog during a construction project. Lauren is a complete dog person and has a warm and loving home. Her dog Bo is sweet and welcoming. They got along fabulously. I will be using Lauren any time I need to board my dog.
Lauren and Craig were really friendly and my dogs were well cared for. My Australian Shepherd really enjoyed playing with their dog in their big back yard and I expect both dogs will be catching up on their sleep today.
It is a pleasure to offer a review of Sparky's stay with Lauren. My only regret is that I can't give her 6 stars. I unreservedly recommend her as a dog host.

We shared a meaningful meet and greet before Sparky ever stayed with Lauren. As all dog owners/lovers know, who we leave our dog with, is not a trivial decision.

Sparky was unequivocally treated as a member of the family (a wonderful family I might add). The physical environment of her magnificent, dog friendly garden and home could not have been better.

Lauren provided the services that I wanted, informed by those aspects that were specific to Sparky e.g., his feeding regime, meds and expected levels of activity. These services were coupled with maintaining an excellent level of communications with me.

The "I wanna give an extra star" thought stems from the added value that I feel that Sparky and I received through Lauren's warmth, mature enthusiasm and professionalism.
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