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Laura C.

23 Reviews
9 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 40 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:

Pet Requirements

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

Laura's Resident Pets

6 yr 1 mo old

Laura's House

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Children at home (Under 5 years old)
Large Yard
100% fenced
Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture

About Laura

7 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
We live in Essex Vermont, on 13.15 acres of land. Our house is hidden up in the woods and is not near any busy intersections. We are an active family that spends a lot of time outdoors and go for daily walks in the woods.

Currently we have a 4 year old female boxer who loves to play and is dog friendly to all dogs.

We believe in adapting our home to meet the needs of your dog and make sure all dogs get along well and will form a good pack. We encourage owners to bring toys/dog beds or whatever will make their pet more comfortable with their stay with us. Our philosophy is to bring your dog into our home and make them feel at home.

We request that dogs are friendly and house trained. We do require meet n greets prior to boarding, that way all can get comfortable with each-other before drop off.

Our house is well suited for dogs who are socialized and want to be in a home environment with lots of time spent outside.

Depending on location can pick up/drop off.

Please note: The response time states within a few days. This is a technically issue with dog vacay, Please be assured you will get a response in a couple hours if during day time hours and will get a response the next day if sent overnight.
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Can administer oral medicine
Can administer injected medicine
CPR / First-Aid certified
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Separation anxiety
  • Leash Pulling

Laura C.

23 Reviews
9 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 40 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:


  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated February 21, 2017


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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Laura's Home
$30 /night
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 2 - 4 hours/day
  • 5+ potty breaks/day
  • 3+ walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
Daycare At Laura's Home
$20 /day
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/day
$15 /visit
  • Willing to travel 20 miles
$10 each way
  • Willing to travel 15 miles
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23 Reviews

My little dog is pretty spoiled, has separation anxiety and hates not being with his people and has not been around a lot of dogs. Laura found a way to make Lynnard's stay an enjoyable one. He made new friends and I think he is missing Laura and pals today. I can't say enough for Lynnard's vacay!
Laura and her family were very welcoming and caring towards our dog. Laura was very accommodating, flexible, and responsivd. She sent several picture updates too.
We used Laura for daycare for our Maltese pup, Indy, for a day while we were doing some sight-seeing in Vermont. We highly recommend Laura and her family for dog sitting services. They clearly know a lot about dogs. Their home is any dog's dream - a lot of acreage in the woods. Indy got to go on walks, had a lot of playtime, and we received lots of picture updates. He came back to us happy and tired! We will use them again if we're ever up in Vermont again and need a pet sitter.
Laura and her family were great. It was the first time I left my 14 month old Dexter with anyone. They were patient and friendly at the meeting and greet. Dexter's stay was a huge success. He got the best of both worlds exercise an cuddle .
Laura is great. She is very tuned in to dogs' needs and is truly a dog lover. Our dog Max had a great time running through the woods, playing with other dogs and swimming. He was so tired when he got home! I was able to relax on vacation knowing that Max was well taken care of. We will definitely ask Laura again when we are in need of a dogsitter. Thanks Laura!
Our dog had an incredible time during her DogVacay with Laura! Laura provided updates about how Greta was doing and sent pictures of her having a blast. Laura was incredibly timely in responding to messages to get ready for our dog's visit. Highly recommend Laura!
Laura was beyond accommodating when I needed to book a last minute over-night for Chloe and she had a great time. Laura is so flexible and Chloe was all smiles when I picked her up! Highly recommend
I'm very happy with the Cate and attention they showed my dog Reggie. Will definitely be back. Thanks.
Laura's home and land are amazing!! She is very friendly, patient and obviously has tons of experience caring for dogs. Iorek loved being there and getting to run and play outside. Sadly, we also learned that he gets a little obsessed with chickens, running laps around their coop and barking, so he had to go to another boarder. Laura was so helpful finding him a new place while I was away!! I totally trusted her to find him a good situation. I hope we can work on his chicken behavior so he may be able to stay there next time!! I highly recommend!!
Great space for Lucky to run around. Very attentive with Lucky. He had a great time!!
I am very pleased to write this review on my Golden Retrievers (Pipers) stay with Laura. Piper is almost 3 years old and is my best friend. Her and I are attached at the hip and she goes everywhere with me. I planned a trip to FL to visit my niece with my sister and was very nervous about leaving Piper for that long. She has only been away from me for a few days here and there and usually with a family member watching her. When I first met Laura, during our meet and greet, I felt at ease right off the bat and Piper seemed to feel comfortable also. Her location is ideal as it is no where near major roads and great for outdoor adventures. After deciding to leave Piper with Laura for the week, although sad, just because I would miss her, I felt very comfortable. Laura sent me a text message 30 minutes after dropping Piper off, telling me Piper was fine and relaxed. Laura sent me text messages and pictures of Piper daily and I just can't say enough how much that meant to me. All and all it was a great experience for both Piper and I and I will definitely be asking Laura to watch Piper again in the near future.

Thanks so much Laura!
Lucky had a great time with a great host family. Lot's of space for him to run around with their dog Libby. Highly recommend them. They also kept us updated with how Lucky was doing with pictures. Very much a family who considers a dog part of the family and included Lucky with the family!
Laura was great - I got frequent updates (with photos!) and my pup seemed to make hiself at home there. He came home tired & happy. I'll definitely keep Laura in mind for future stays.
Cooper had a great day and is looking forward to his next visit.
Laura, Frank and family were beyond our expectations! For our first dog vacay experience, and for our first vacation away from our new pup we couldn't have asked for better hosts. They made sure that our dog would get along with their resident animal(s) and their family life was well. We received photos everyday, and even took our dog apple picking! Your pet will be in great hands if you choose to have him or her stay with Laura and Frank!
What a tremendous experience we had with Laura and her family. We recently relocated to the greater Burlington area and were so fortunate to find Laura through DogVacay. We were used to having a neighbor stay in our home when we were on vacation and this is the first time our dogs have stayed in another home - so, we weren't sure how they would settle in. About two-weeks before our trip we took "the kids" to meet Laura and her family for a "bark-n-greet" visit. She explained how things worked, we met their dog, they showed us the area and it was evident that she and her husband both love dogs very much. Their dog was great and all three got on well. When the time came for us to drop them off the night before the trip both my wife and I had full confidence that we could go and enjoy ourselves without any worries. We brought, at Laura's urging, the dog beds, bowls, food, and toys. We received regular daily photo updates, via text messages, from Laura that gave us peace of mind and made us laugh at how well they had settled in. Our dogs had a great time. Our older dog had to have daily meds administered and that went off without a hitch. They went on walks, went to the dog park, and became 50-pound "lap-dogs" during their time with Laura and her family. I wasn't sure they wanted to come back home! We highly recommend Laura and will be using her services again and again.
As Dog Vacay hosts ourselves, we know what great dog care looks like.

Laura and Frank were fantastic hosts for our three dogs. They were understanding about the stress of being away from home for the first time, made the dogs part of their family and sent us pictures of the fun our three girls were having at their house.

We will certainly be back!
Laura was great. Our highly energetic dog stayed with her for three weeks, and she kept him very busy -- walks, dog park, etc. -- and even taught him some new commands. We also loved that she sent us photos and video thoughout the stay so we could see how much he was enjoying himself. We would definitely use her services again!
Laura and Frank are amazing! They have a beautiful property with lots of woods and places to run and explore. I left my two rambunctious Goldens with them for 12 days and I could not have more at ease knowing they were so well taken care of and I am sure spoiled rotten! They went on walks everyday, went swimming and got lots of loving! I got texts and pictures every day. I had a wonderful vacation knowing my pups were happy. Their own dog is super well trained and got along great with my girls.
Thank you so much for taking such good care of them!
Laura and her husband Frank were amazing hosts to out pug, Maya. We reached out to them last minute to watch her for a week and they graciously welcomed her. They took her for long walks and exercised her daily, I think it is safe to say she wasn't ready to come home! We would recommend Laura to anyone looking for a great sitter for their pet!
They were wonderful. I'm not sure my dog wants to come home now.
Latte was exhausted after staying with Laura, so I know he had a good time! She sent great updates during his stay and she has a great house for dogs to run around and play in. I will definitely use Laura again!
Laura is a great host. Very responsive to our request and great communication throughout. She has a fantastic location for dogs and her dog is very friendly. Our first booking with DogVacay and couldn't have gone any better. Thanks Laura!
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