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Lauren K.

67 Reviews
48 Repeat Guests
$25/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 22 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

Lauren's Resident Pets

Bruce
Australian Cattle Dog
Male
8 yr 8 mo old
Tony
American Eskimo Dog
Male
5 yr 2 mo old
Other Pets & Animals: Cats, Rabbits, gerbils, hamsters, or pet rodents, Caged birds or Reptiles

Lauren's Townhome

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Large Yard
100% fenced
Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside
Great for senior pets

About Lauren

7 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
With holidays fast approaching, please reserve your spot now. Last year there were many people who waited until one or two weeks before their big trips to find a dog sitter...and we were all booked! So, get your dog's spot secured now and take the stress out of travel planning.
Counting all customers, neighbor dogs that sneak out of their home yard and the infrequent visitor (stray), our current home has welcomed, fed, cared for, reunited and hosted over 200 stays. Some are repeat and loved customers, some were wandering the road at midnight and we brought them in to find their family or a rescue host. In one instance, an old Golden Lab kept getting out of his home and kept on coming back to our house to see my son :) If you are a K9, you have ticket to my house, warm blankets, treats and privacy to enjoy a chewie, plus every now and then some soft-baked chicken...boneless! Just tell your mom and/or dad to contact me. Owners, Moms/Dads, my home supports both socialization and independent space for pets based on how the dog seems to behave in my home with others. If the guest pet wants to lay low and be in a quiet area they generally hang out with my son upstairs. Downstairs has more action...the front door, windows to watch out of, the patio to keep tabs on the back courtyard, plus the yard to run around, sniff, play and meet others. I am home most of the time and I do offer 24/7 supervision during holidays, weekends, and school breaks. The longest period of time your dog would be at my home with only my dog as company would be four hours.
If you have read this far, you might have a moment to know...I have the same birthday as Cesar Milan and Mother Teresa, August 27th. Google it! This combination is probably why I am known in these parts as "The Fairy Dog Mother". All the boys who bring home stray dogs are told by their parents, "Don't bring that dog in here...take it over to Lauren's house!"
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Can administer oral medicine
Can administer injected medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Separation anxiety
  • Aggressive behavior
  • Leash Pulling
  • Not yet house-trained
  • Advanced senior issues

Lauren K.

67 Reviews
48 Repeat Guests
$25/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 22 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated November 23, 2016

Credentials

Background Checked
This sitter has passed a background check, which searches a variety of criminal databases.
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.
Course 102 Graduate
By completing courses at DogVacay University, hosts learn about best practices to help them provide the highest quality care for your dog.
Pack Promoter
Pack Promoters are active members of the community who promote DogVacay and hosting best practices.
Disaster Relief
This sitter has completed training for the DogVacay Disaster Relief Program and volunteered to help displaced pets in the event of a natural disaster.
Pay through DogVacay for:
Premium Pet Insurance, 24/7 Customer Support and Daily Photo Updates!

Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Lauren's Home
$25 /night
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 2 - 4 hours/day
  • 3-4 potty breaks/day
  • 1 walk/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
Home Visits
$20 /visit
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
Training
$20 /hour
Pick-Up/Drop-Off
$10 each way
  • Willing to travel 5 miles
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67 Reviews
Lauren is so amazing to take us with a last minute notice. She love our dogs and took care of them very well. Highly recommended!
My Korra stayed with Lauren and her pack over a long holiday weekend. Lauren provides great communication, I was never worried about the care Korra was receiving. I highly recommend Lauren!
Laura saved the day by watching our pup, would recommend to a friend
As always, Lauren was great accommodating our pickup and drop off times. Both our dogs always enjoy their time there and Lauren always keep us up to date with pictures. Thank you!
Snickers is used to having someone around all day because I work from home. When I had to go out of town we decided to try daycare without an overnight stay while my husband was at work Thursday and Friday. I misunderstood her bio and thought that the longest Snickers would be unsupervised was 15 minutes, but it turned out it would be 4 hours. Also there were already 6 dogs at this woman's apartment who were all barking when Snickers was dropped off. This caused him to get nervous and tremble. After about two hours my husband decided that it wasn't worth it and left work to come back and get Snickers. Poor Snickers was still trembling. Even though we had reserved and paid for two days, we did not bring him back the second day and my husband brought Snickers to his office instead.
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Lauren was great with our girls. Will definitely use again.
Lauren did a great job! This was our first time using DogVacay and she made us feel so much better especially with the photo updates! We would recommend Lauren to anyone!
Lauren's home is my dog (Raven)'s second home now. It is been 2 years that Raven stayed with Lauren, when I needed to leave town. Zero worry for him, Thanks, Lauren..
Great job of making our dogs feel welcome and loved.
Our dog, AJ, just spent a week and a half with Lauren while we were away on vacation. We will definitely be booking with Lauren again! AJ was made to feel right at home and received a lot of love and cuddles (his favorite thing!). We received several texts from Lauren with pictures and updates on how AJ was doing. Thanks Lauren for taking great care of our little guy!
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Lauren is flexible and caring. My dog always enjoys it. He enjoys playing with the other dogs and the safe environment.
Lauren was prompt, kind and took great care of my 7 month old puppy for 2 weeks. She understands dogs and what they need.
Small condo, difficult to find, Lauren was lovely & Bryce was well cared for (spoiled with specially prepared chicken).
Never any problems when we bring Gemma over. Love this service and love the fact that it is affordable and easy to use. Thank you again for helping us make Jessica's birthday party a good time.
Lauren is a great communicator and definitely love dogs! My westie, Luna, had a great time playing with Lauren and her dogs. Will book again in the future.
She is a good dog sitter who took well care of my dog. She also responds quickly to your questions. I might find her again if necessary.
Lauren was a great sitter! Our puppy loved staying with her!
No complaints! I think Winston had a great time
Lauren took very good care of our puppy Phoebe! She sent us plenty of pictures through out her stay and made sure our puppy was comfortable and happy! We would be more than happy to have Lauren sit for us again! :)
This was a short notice trip to help a family member. She responded fairly quickly to our request.
Lauren was gracious to accept our request to extend our dog's stay for a day.
As always, Lauren did a excellent job with SJ. I am not saying I Have a difficult dog but lab puppies can be a handful. Lauren has been able to show patience with my buddy and he never seems to mind going there. I would recommend Lauren to anyone.
Lauren has been a godsend. My mother was unexpectedly hospitalized, and I needed a good housing situation for her Lhasa Apso, Theo, quickly. Lauren has taken him in and been wonderful for him and for us, sending pictures and updates. She has been flexible and caring about our situation and has boarded him for far longer than any of us had hoped to need. It is a huge weight off my shoulders to know that Theo is in good hands with Lauren and his new best friend Teddy :-)
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Lauren was great! She is accommodating and loved her text updates on our dogs.
Easy to work with for pick up and drop off.
Lauren is such an AWESOME pet sitter. She goes above and beyond what anyone could ever expect. It is obvious that she has a heart not only for the dogs, but also for their owners. Thank you so much for the care and kindness you give!!!!
Maki had a great time! She came home exhausted from all the playtime. Lauren treated her like her own giving lots of love and attention. We plan to book Maki' s next stay with Lauren.
Lauren was absolutely amazing with my shy and attention needing pup through her 4 night stay. Lauren sent me super sweet updates throughout the stay and was very flexible with drop off and pick up dates.We'll definitely be returning to Lauren's again in the future.
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Lauren was very nice and accommodating for our schedule after needing to book in short notice for a funeral. She sent pictures of both dogs chill'n with her son. Both dogs seemed happy when we picked them up and we will definitely consider using her again in the future.

Thank you Lauren and son!
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Lauren was great as always and our dog Clifford loved his time there.
Gemma always comes home happy and tired.
Lauren was amazing! My puppy is finicky around other dogs and strangers. It takes him some time to acclimate to a new environment. Lauren knew just how take care of him and it seems that he was starting to get more social right before I picked him up. I left him with her for one day as a trial period and I'm very happy with the results! Will definitely use her services again! We've found our sitter!
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Lauren is very accommodating and also sends me updates. She seems to enjoy watching my dog, so she's a keeper;)
Lauren and her son were very nice but I was under the assumption that they would be home with my dog because her profile says 24/7 supervision. She lives in a townhouse with a common area for the dogs and they both work full time and leave the dogs alone. Not what I was expecting.
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Lauren was great, she was very nice to accomodate my dog in a very short notice. Thanks Lauren for taking care of my little dog :)
Lauren took good care of our Wheaten Terrier pup. He was only four months old but fit in well with them. Lauren was flexible on our stay times which was great. She sent updates to us while we were on vacation which was nice for our kids. We feel great about leaving our dog there.
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Lauren took great care of my 15 year old dog, Hammy! He'd never been away from me in 14 years, takes daily meds, & doesn't visit other dogs. But he did there for several days, played & made friends. She sent me pictures & notes during my trip too. I was so relieved. She's awesome!
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Lauren is super flexible with drop off and pick up times, which is very helpful. Rocky came home tired and happy!
I really appreciate that Lauren was so kind to fit in our first Meet & Greet & agree to board my two pups for four days. It was so nice they had a small mix of people and doggies to learn socializing tips from!! And having a large lawn - plus walks - was great!! Fun to get Lauren's emails w/photos & msgs. When I picked my pups up, one pulled to return to Lauren's - so know they'll be happy to return in the future!! (Lauren also so kindly gave a two-doggie disc't.) It's a convenient distance from us, too, which is a major plus. Thanks much, Lauren, for the loving care they received!!
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Gemma stayed overnight and had a wonderful time. She had no problems making herself right at home. When I picked her up the next day she came home tired. Mind you she had just turned 5 months old ... so she has A LOT of energy. I even stopped at the dog park on the way home since it was a beautiful day and she was wore out for even that - though she still explored. I would definiatly let Gemma stay again. I appreciated the picture messages I got during her visit.
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Didi had a great time and came home completely exhausted which was a bonus! :)
Lauren took care of our mini-daschund, Petey, for 3 weeks. We were concerned that our dog might have anxiety since Petey is so very attached to my husband. But our worries were soon removed by the constant emails and photos. It was very clear that Petey soon positioned himself as the primary focal to be nurtured and spoiled in the same manner as we provide! Although, I'm certain all Lauren's doggy guests believe they are the most important! Thank you Lauren and your son Derek, for your warmth, attention -- and in indulging our little guy who happens to think he is a Great Dane - (He "thinks" he's all that, even if he isn't.) And thank you for giving us the peace of mind to not worry about him! With your help we had a super vacation!
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Lauren is great and very flexible with our schedule which makes it really easy to schedule with her. And she always manages to wash Zoey's bed!
Lauren took great care of Zoey, and even bought her some Christmas presents.
Lauren came through in a pinch and was flexible with drop-off and pick-up times. I really appreciated her texting each night with pictures. I know Marley enjoyed some time away from the cat and getting to hang out with other dogs for a change.
Lauren was wonderful! Our doggie came home so happy! Thank you!
I left Cady with Lauren for 2 weeks! It was a difficult thing to do. I did a shorter, few day stay as a trial to see how Cady would manage. What got me to bring Cady back for the 2 weeks was that Cady was happy when I came to pick her up. Yes, she wanted in the car as soon as possible, but her level of energy, waging tail and doggy smile told me that she was comfortable staying with Lauren. I plan to call Lauren in the future.
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Wonderful as always!
Can't say enough nice things about Lauren! It was my first time ever boarding Daisy. She took such good care of her. You can tell how much she truly loves dogs. It was great how she sent pictures of her to my phone to keep me updated. I will bring Daisy back for sure, next time I go on vacation!
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This was a weekend trial for Cady's more extended stay in the near future. We were very happy with Cady's stay at Lauren's Home. Lauren kept us updated by texting pictures. She was very accommodating when we were caught in traffic and were later than anticipated. Cady was happy to see us but also content after her weekend visit. We are planning to use Lauren's Dog Vacay for a 2 week stay in the near future
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excellent
Lauren was great! My pups felt right at home. She even sent us a couple of pictures of the dogs lounging around on top of people, of course! I will certainly use her in the future.
Kaylee's stay with Lauren was exceptional as always.
Lauren was great and I will definitely bring Daisy back next time we travel. She sent us a picture update which my daughter loved! Her rate is reasonable even though we picked Daisy up later in the evening. Thanks Lauren!!
My dog Deuce stayed with Lauren for the second time and, as with his first stay, had a great time. Lauren is everything you want in a host--responsive, accommodating, and you can tell she loves dogs. I'd recommend her and will definitely continue checking her availability whenever I need a host for Deuce.
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Lauren was great. I could tell when we picked him up that he had a good time. He even got a new toy to take home with him. She sent us pictures of Gunner playing and having a good time that made us feel that much better about the experience.
Patches loved her stay and Lauren would send picture updates throughout her stay.
I have a timid dog. Lauren and her son surely, accommodate him. I like the fact that my dog rocky was able to socialize with other dogs and not isolated in a kennel. The text message of picture was a nice touch too.
Lauren took wonderful care of Kaylee. We especially like getting text and pics about Kaylee while we are away.
Lauren is a wonderful host and took very good care of my dog, Deuce. Deuce came home very happy. Lauren herself was great to work with -- accommodating my schedule for drop off and pick up, replying quickly to messages, and sending updates as to how Deuce was doing. Bottom line: I'd definitely recommend Lauren to anyone looking for someone to host their dog, and wouldn't hesitate to leave Deuce with her again in the future.
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Lauren is very flexible and easy to work with. I was hugely apprehensive leaving my dog with anyone but Lauren put my mind at ease and Daisy was clearly very well cared for and loved whilst in Laurens care.
Very good host, will consider again.
Lauren was a great sitter and sent updates on our pups while we were gone. She has a great open are for the pups to play in. We would definitely use her again.
I really liked how flexible Lauren was when it came to the meet and greet and the pick up time. My regular dog sitter had to cancel just a few days before my wife and I were going out of town. We only had a short time to research and to ask for a meet and greet and she had no problem with a late evening meet. We really appreciated her flexibility to do this as well as to make sure the pick up went as smoothly. Our dog Ohana found a new friend in Bruce( Lauren's dog) as well as my 4 year old daughter Celis. Lauren had taken time to take pictures of Ohana and email them. She let me know that we were welcome to come back anytime, and we will definitely keep her contact information.
Thanks again Lauren,
The Robersons
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We are very satisfied with having Lauren care for our dog, Bella. After staying with Lauren twice now, Bella seems comfortable there.
We were pleased with the care our dog, Bella, received. This host will be our first choice when we need to go away again.
Oscar has been twice - he has a grand time, in that he comes home relaxed. Other places, he gets stressed, but not here. Like that!
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