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Laurie C.
Bakersfield, CA 93306
37 Reviews
15 Repeat Guests
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Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
All Ages OK

Laurie's Resident Pets

Emily Jane
Silky Terrier
7 old

Laurie's House

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Outdoor area

About Laurie

I love dogs! Now retired, I play golf several times a week and life is good. Our dog Emily came to us from the Silky Rescue Club about 5 years ago and she is very sweet, and although slightly odd, we love her. Our home and yard are pet friendly and secure. (Only two doggies at a time, please.) Would love to have your pet come for a visit!
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Laurie C.
Bakersfield, CA 93306
37 Reviews
15 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Cancellation Policy:


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  • Last updated October 21, 2014


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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Laurie's Home
$20 /night
  • Watches up to 1 dog /night
Daycare At Laurie's Home
$15 /day
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/day
Home Visits
$15 /visit
  • Willing to travel 25 miles
$5 each way
  • Willing to travel 25 miles
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37 Reviews
LOVE Laurie and Ron. Murphy runs to the door when we drive up. He is safe and loved when he is with them so we never have a seconds worry.
It has truly eliminated any stress with leaving him, other than the normal just missing him.

Any conversaton about doggies, I tell people about DogVacay. It has been a life saver.

Thanks so much for making Murphy feel at home.
We were running a little late for drop off, and arrived early for pick up, but Laurie was very accommodating. Once again, a great experience.
It was so much fun to see Pepper jump out of the car and run to the front door to greet Laurie and Emily. She was very excited when she heard Emily barking and went running into the house to greet her special friends, Laurie and Ron. What more can I say. It is just like leaving her with family. There is such obvious love and caring for our pet. Thanks so much, Laurie and Ron. You are the best!!!
Thank you so much Laurie, Ron and Emily for sharing your home with Murphy. He loves styaing with you and we love knowing he is safe and happy. Joe and Jana
Murphy loves staying with Laurie. He is excited when we pull up in her driveway. We are able to have an enjoyable, stress free trip because we do not worry about him. OXOXOXO
Laurie is the best host and the only person we trust to take care of our dog. He even jumps out of our car and runs straight to her front door without even saying good-bye to us!
Always excellent.
One word. Excellent
Laurie was kind enough to squeeze our pup into her schedule. We appreciated this so much. As usual, our pup enjoyed himself at Laurie's resort.
It is obvious Laurie loves dogs. She took good care of BJ. Great experience! I will definitely leave BJ with Laurie again.
Another great and caring visit for my pup. Laurie is so flexible when it comes to making pick up/drop off time changes. No reservations about booking with her again.
Laurie is an awesome dogsitter!! Once again, Bella was a happy, healthy dog when I picked her up after her vacation with Laurie. Highly recommended!
Wonderful experience. Bogey loved staying with Laurie. We will use again when we are in Bakersfield.
Murphy LOVES going to Laurie's. And it takes all of the worry and stress out of leaving him. When Murphy can't go with us it is wonderful that he can go and play at Laurie and Ron's. THANKS.
Jake came home after spending the day with Laurie....a happy pooch! Thanks Laurie!
OMG I am so happy with Laurie, Scruffy was taken care of with love and care. I really appreciated the photos Laurie sent and her answering my texts (which I did text a lot) to let me know Scruff was doing good and happy. This was the first time I left Scruffy and I felt good about leaving her with Laurie and would recommend her to everyone. Thanks so much Laurie!
Laurie went out of her way to make our dog's experience a great one. Polite, courteous, and patient. Great environment. Laurie put us at ease since this was our first dog vacation with her. We will certainly use her again.
Laurie is #1!!! We needed to find a place for my dog for a few days. I was hesitant of putting him at a dog's daycare center because I feel like they keep the dogs in the cage majority of the time and I'd hate to leave my dog alone like that. After researching online for a long time, I was about to give up until I found dogvacay.com! Reviewing other dog sitters, I've decided to go to Laurie which is the best decision I've made for my dog! Although she lives a bit far (we live SouthWest of Bakersfield near Stockdale high school) but Laurie was willing to drive and meet us somewhere to make our lives a bit easier :) My mom was worried about Maxx but Laurie would update us and responds back to you quickly! After the first day, my mom was care-free and we all trusted Laurie with our dog which doesn't happen to us very often. When my parents came back to pick Maxx up, he was having so much fun over there, he didn't want to leave already! Usually when we pick him up from day cares, he'd run to us ready to go home. So we knew that Laurie took the best care of my dog. She even had him sleep in her room so he wouldn't be alone at night. Thank you SO much Laurie for taking such great care of my dog like he was your own. Laurie is someone you can trust 100%!!!!!
Laurie is Fantastic!! My guys LOVE her and they come home to me happy and healthy and like I was never gone!! Far cry from where they used to stay - they would come home exhausted, thirsty and hungry from being so depressed. They love Laurie and so do I :) Thanks Laurie for taking such awesome care of Quincy and Annie :)
This was the 2nd time my dog, Sam, stayed with Laurie. Sam definitely remembered her when I dropped her off, and was very excited to lick her! Laurie was very accomodating as usual and she's such a great person. I feel very comfortable leaving Sam with her.
We have two very good dogs that we dearly love. We hate to leave them anywhere and they hate it when they realize that we are leaving them anywhere. It would be very selfish of us not to give Laurie a very, very high rating. We would like to keep it a secret but, again, that would be selfish. She is a wonderful person and her husband is very kind and very considerate. Kris and I really liked them and intend to see them again.
Getting the messages from her everyday meant the world to us. We knew from what she told us in those messages that our dogs were comfortable being there.
There wil be no question as to who we will contact the next time we may have to leave our dogs with a sitter. Laurie C at Emily's Place through DogVacay.
We are most thankful, Laurie is the best.
Laurie provided a safe and loving place for Zoe. Zoe is so small and loving she would never do well in a cage or kennel setting. Laurie's home was a home away from home for our little dog. What a great feeling to leave her without worry and enjoy our vacation knowing Laurie was not just keeping her safe but loving her, too!
Murphy is happy to visit Laurie. He jumps out of the car and runs to the front door. We don't worry about him, because we know she loves the doggies and they get extra special care. Thanks Lauire.
We cannot thank Laurie enough for the love and care Murphy received. He was such a happy boy. Until now we haven't taken trips if he couldn't go because we do not want to leave him in a kennel. We won't worry about him again. He has a new home away from home. Murphy says thank you Aunt Laurie, can't wait to see you again. We thank you too, Jana and Joe.
Laurie was fantastic! Her and her husband are great dog sitters. They have a beautiful home and a large fenced back yard. My pup had a great time and I was completely comfortable leaving her with Laurie for the whole week.
Laurie was a great a host! I was very pleased with the service Laurie provided. My dog was very comfortable, and she made my dog feel right at home!
Excellent sitter. Bogey just loves to go and vacation for a few days.
Laurie is awesome !! She recently cared for our Bella. Bella was well taken care of and it was a great experience for her, as well as for us, not having to worry about her while we were gone. Laurie was very flexible about drop off and pick up times and very easy to work with. I highly recommend Laurie !!
We were so happy to find Laurie to care for our family dog, Pepper. I know Pepper received alot of attention and care while we were gone. Thanks, Laurie you were awesome!
Very pleased with the overall experience. Bogey loves to spend and day or a night.
She did an excellent job, Tucker is a big dog and takes a lot of attention and walking. Lorie did all of these things very well. She deserves a pat on the back.
Excellent experience. Bogey was well taken care of and enjoyed his day of play.
My Dogs absolutely LOVE Laurie ... they come home happy, healthy and you can tell they were loved just like at home!!
We boarded our 3 dogs with Laurie while passing through Bakersfield on our way to North California and we are so happy we did! She was kind enough to accommodate a late drop off for us, and our dogs were so happy and energized the next morning when we picked them up. They were clearly treated very well and had plenty of fun on that beautifully landscaped yard she has. She was a life saver for us during a long road trip!
Laurie was wonderful. What a neat lady!! She loved my babies and took very good care of them. Super clean and nice environment and made my little guys feel so welcomed. They were happy and healthy and full of energy when I picked them up. I could tell they were very happy there!! I will definitely have Laurie care for them in the future. Thanks Laurie!!
Laurie is very nice to work with and she took great care of my dog, very accommodating and flexible with drop off/ pick up times. I'm looking forward to the next opportunity to have Laurie care for my dog.
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