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Lori J.

7 Reviews
3 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 10 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
No Puppies
Must Be Vaccinated
List of Breeds Not Accepted
Doberman Pinscher, Rottweiler, Pit Bull - Staffordshire Bull Terrier

Lori's Resident Pets

Bella (Isabel)
4 yr 11 mo old

Lori's House

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Medium Yard
100% fenced & locked
Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside
Great for senior pets
Dog door access

About Lori

40 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
Is your dog a bit of a loner? Preferring individual attention and cuddling instead of playmates? Then Grampaw's House is the place for you.
Or, if your puppy pal would like to romp with a playful Whippet, our Grand-Dog Bella, will be right over for a play date. The choice is yours!
We offer casual surroundings; where dogs are allowed on our furniture or bed. Overnighters may sleep with us, if they're used to snuggling.
There's a doggie-door for small to midsize puppy-people, a secure 6 ft fenced yard divided into two fenced play areas, with ample shade.
Grampaw is an experienced dog-walker, who will take your guy on sniffing/peeing adventures around our quaint Burbank neighborhood. Grammaw has been known to deliver a relaxing puppy-massage on request. Our Grand-Dog Bella loves 'em!
We have over forty years experience loving dogs, and look forward to spoiling your baby as only Grandparents can :)
We offer multi-dog, multi-day and office-hour day care at discounted rates. Ask us.
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Can administer oral medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Separation anxiety

Lori J.

7 Reviews
3 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 10 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:


  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated February 2, 2017


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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Lori's Home
$39 /night
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for no more than 1 hour/day
  • Dogs will have full access outside for potty breaks
  • 3+ walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
Daycare At Lori's Home
$25 /day
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/day
4 Testimonials
Sep 2016
Lori is the warmest and most loving person. She has made me fall in love with her grandpup Bella through all of her wonderful stories and pictures of the little whippet, and I'm more of a cat person. No one is more fitting to share their home and love of dogs. You can best believe that the ones she cares for will receive the best possible love, care and attention throughout their stay with Lori. She is also generous with people which will make her interaction with the dogs' persons a pleasant and stress free experience. I'm glad to hear that Lori is taking this step to provide a fun, safe and loving environment for other peoples dogs as well as Bella. They will surely be better off for knowing her.
Sep 2016
Lori is a person that I would consider to be a true animal lover. I have known Lori over 50 years and seen her with her many dogs over the years. Her dogs are her babies and she lavishes love and attention on them. She feeds them to meet each of their nutritional needs. Several years ago Lori had a puppy, Apollo, with some severe deformities. She cared for him with such love and tenderness that it truly touched my heart. You will be very lucky to have her join your team.
Sep 2016
Hi There DogVacay Friends:

I've known Lori for fifty years. She has bred and raised several litters of puppies over the years (whippets her specialty) and has "IT" - just a knack for knowing what's best for the dog she has at that moment. She is knowledgeable, caring, and intuitive about all animals - which all boils down to just one thing: she loves them - and they love her back.

All dogs you send to Lori (and Colin too) will be in VERY good hands.

Keep up the great work,

Hank Jones
Sep 2016
Lori has watched my dog since she was a puppy, four years ago. She's incredibly loving, and her husband Colin spoils my Isabel rotten! They make her fresh cooked chicken for dinner and play ball with her until she passes out. They are both wonderful dog-lovers!
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7 Reviews
I couldn't be more pleased with the care given to my dog, Whiskey, for an 8 night stay over the holidays. She was very well taken care of, received lots of attention and walks ... and full access to the couch! Lori sent me photo updates frequently so I was able to relax on my trip and know that my dog was happy and comfortable while I was gone. I highly recommend Lori!
Just amazing!!! Best sitter you'll ever find for your dog! Such a lovely people. They love dogs and they take care of them like they thier own, they walk him three times, they play with him, they love him, they make sure they feel home, they will let them sit wherever they want on the sofa, carpet, and they will make it comfortable for them. My dog had a blast and he doesn't like to stay anywhere! But he was looking forward to visit Lori again.they are kind generous, Dog lovers.. just amazing! Highly recommend!! I wouldn't leave my dog anywhere else !
I had not boarded my 2 dogs for quite some time so I was a bit anxious. I went to the meet and greet and knew I could relax. Lori and Colin went above and beyond and I can't say enough. My 2 Jack Russell's spent 6 days over the Thanksgiving holiday with Lori and Colin. I will use them again. I loved receiving the daily pictures and updates. If Chuck and Holly could have it their way they'd be visiting Lori and Colin daily!
Lori and Colin couldn't have been more welcoming to my 3 year old Italian Greyhound into their home while I was away on a weeks vacation. He was offered free reign of their home and yard, as he is accustomed to in his own home. Lori very nicely sent pictures of him at rest and play while I was cruising the Caribbean.

They were fantastic hosts and accepted my dog for the week as if he were their own. Their home is located in a great neighborhood with a nice yard for outdoor play and a dog door so my little buddy was able to go out and soak up the California sun as he is used to at our own home.
I left my mini dachshund with Lori and Colin for 2 weeks. We had never been apart! From my pre-visit to picking her up it was clear, Grandpaws House was a safe loving home and they have a great closed in yard. When I picked Mina up she was predictably happy to see me but also comfortable with them so I know they treated her well. Also they gave her her meds and bathed her. High praise.
We had high expectations as Lori had come highly recommended as a puppy-sitter, and our experience exceeded them! We have two one-year old rescue pups - one, Lulu, loves everyone and makes herself at home anywhere she goes, the other, Phoenix, though he's come along way, is still fearful of men and takes time to adjust to new people. We took them for a meet and greet to make sure Phoenix would be comfortable, and knew right away he'd be fine. Lori and her husband know dog behavior and how to make sure he didn't feel threatened. Within minutes they had Phoenix playing fetch in the back yard. I felt totally comfortable leaving the pups when we went on our trip, and we got text updates all weekend showing them playing fetch, snuggled up with Lori, and all tired out after a long day, which I really appreciated! Lori and her husband not only gave them a safe and comfortable place to stay, they did everything they could to make sure our pups were happy and entertained. Lulu got very attached, and though she was excited to see us when we returned, I could see she was a bit sad to leave her new friends! I would recommend their services to anyone, and most certainly plan on asking them to watch our pups in the future!!
Over the last 3-4 years, I've used over a dozen different hosts in two different cities, and I can say that Lori and Colin were the best hosts I've ever used! They sent tons of adorable pictures, and spoiled my lil guy rotten. My dog was super excited to see me when I came to pick him up after spending the week with them. But then quickly jumped right back into Colin's lap. He loved it so much there, he didn't want to leave! I'll definitely book with them the next time I go out of town.
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