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LORI O.

87 Reviews
54 Repeat Guests
$32/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 20 minutes
  • 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

LORI's Resident Pets

RUFUS
Mixed
Male
5 yr 11 mo old
Gus
Chihuahua
Male
3 yr 5 mo old

LORI's House

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Children at home (13-18 years old)
Large Yard
100% fenced
Smoke-free home
Air-conditioned inside
Great for senior pets
Dog door access

About LORI

36 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
We have a huge fenced back yard and pool in which we spend time with guests to prevent accidents inside. ***Please let me know if your pet can't swim or doesn't like water AND/OR if he/she will dig or shimmy under a fence to escape so I can be on ultimate alert.

No size or breed refused as long as they are compatible with other dogs/animals. I have cared for Stella the Great Dane to Jax the miniature/teacup Chihuahua. I have owned various types of animals, so if you have a unique animal, ask, I might be willing as long as dogvacay.com approves, as I am HAPPILY contracted through them! ***PLEASE NOTE that dogvacay.com can book up to 3 boarders as well as 3 daycare guests (6 total) at a time with me. Additionally, as part of their contract, 20 percent of my fees goes to them. Fees are per animal, per night.

***We only ask that everyone is housebroken, up to date on vaccinations, flea free and have no destructive behavior - No exceptions - Thank you for your understanding.***

Boarders have free roam but if a crate is utilized in your home, please provide one for the times I have to go out if that will serve as potty prevention. I do have to get out from time to time for errands, family events, and typical appointments.

Sleeping arrangements are implemented as needed, details upon request. Rufus is our happy, go lucky, mixed breed that we adopted from the South Brevard Animal Shelter in 2012. He is excellent with everyone, including children and other animals, as well as cats. Our 14-year old son is his best friend, and his "character references" will be provided upon request. Gus was adopted from Craig's List. He is mild mannered, sweet, playful, affectionate and also outstanding with other guests.

We have safe routes for walks and will love your babes and do our best to make them comfortable while you are away so you can rest easy.
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Can administer oral medicine

LORI O.

87 Reviews
54 Repeat Guests
$32/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 20 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated November 13, 2016

Credentials

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.
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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At LORI's Home
$32 /night
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 2 - 4 hours/day
  • 5+ potty breaks/day
  • 1 walk/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
Daycare At LORI's Home
$25 /day
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/day
87 Reviews
Lori was a wonderful host for our big lab Harley as she was kind, communicative and trustworthy! We had no worries for our sweet dog as we left him with her for the weekend. We will definitely keep Lori on as a caregiver, and recommend her to anyone who needs a safe, and engaging place for their pet!
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It was a great experience!
Lori is the absolute best! She treated out little doxie like one of her own dogs. I felt very comfortable knowing our dog was with her while we were out of town. Thanks Lori! Eric & Pam
Our dog Sadie has vacationed with Lori numerous times now and we are never disappointed and neither is Sadie! We received lots of videos and pictures of Sadie enjoying herself. It is such a comfort to know she is enjoying herself and is well taken care of.
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Lori was one of the best doggy sitters I've ever come across! I was able to find her last minute through this app, she was very accommodating and flexible with her schedule. Her home is ready for pups to enjoy and she has a lovely backyard they can run around in. Colby seemed to have a great time while he stayed at Loris, soon after picking him up, he was out like a light! Lori kept in contact with me while he was there, sending me pictures and videos and always quick to respond to messages/texts. I only wish I lived closer to her so I could have her watch Colby more often! Thanks again Lori, hope our paths cross again!
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Lori was great with my two beagles. She has a lovely backyard for all of the dogs to play. I would not hesitate to leave my pups with her on a regular basis.
Our dog had a great time!
My dog ran towards the back yard when I dropped him off. He is always happy to stay and comes home without a problem. So glad I've met someone who cares for my dog as much as I do! Thank you Lori- see you again!!!!
Archer had a blast while she was with Lori. We knew she was well taken care of and loved while we were at the hospital having a baby, which gave us great peace of mind. We appreciated the texts and video updates on Archer! Will definitely use Lori again and highly recommend her!
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Having just moved to Florida and needing to board our girls for the first time, we were anxious about leaving them in a kennel or with strangers. We found Lori online, and within just a few minutes of meeting her, we knew they would be well cared for. Our pups came home happy, healthy and relaxed -- and so did we!
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helped overcome booking days mistake, big dog yard, dog doors, big dog friendly pool, handled crazy young lab/pointer mix no problem
Lori was great! Cookie had a blast at Lori's house in her wonderful large fenced back yard. Lori sent a video showing how much fun Cookie was having. We have already booked Lori to look after Cookie when we go on vacation next month!
At the last minute, we had to add a second day because we got tied up and couldn't make it back in time to get Mollie. Lori was super accommodating and the customer service at DogVacay to make arrangements on our behalf was very helpful - reduced stress on our part for sure! Will definitely use again!
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This was our first time using DogVacay and we were very pleased. Lori was great with our dog and had a great place for Mollie to stretch her legs and be comfortable (waaayy better than a kennel). A kennel environment is pretty stressful on our dog. She did really well even with some other dogs at the sleep over. Knowing we were rookies, Lori even sent us pics and video of Mollie enjoying herself.
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Lori is awesome! I've used her many of
Times and she never disappoints. Ollie never seems to want to leave, and when I finally do get him home, he is so pooped from his time playing and vacationing, because it really is a vacation for him. Lori treats every dog like its her own, and I couldn't ask for anything better. We love Lori!!
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Lori is such a find...patience, love, full understanding of dog behavior and did we say patience? Our meet and greet left me knowing this was the place for our finicky boarder, Simba. He came in, found Rufus' rawhide bone and sat down and ate it as we spoke...talk abt making yourself at home! Rufus is as welcoming and sweet as Lori. Our guy is already booked for a future visit. I can KNOW he is in the best hands possible.
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Lori was wonderful....warm, kind and loving towards the dogs . Her yard is incredible, my dogs had a GREAT time with her. I didn't worried about them, Lori sent pictures and videos. I highly recommend Lori and will definitely use her in the future!
Lori was wonderful with our energetic 10 month old goldendoodle who is still very much a playful puppy! She sent lots of pictures and video updates, which made it easy to see he was having a great time and being treated like a member of the family. He quickly made friends with Lori's dogs, especially Rufus! Lori was wonderful and I would recommend her to anyone!
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Could have not been any more pleased with there stay Odell told me, Bob, wants to go back. LOL
Would HIGHLY RECOMMEND LORI for all my family and friends, Will be using DogVacay very soon again.
Thank you Lori, you are an Angel,
Thank your son also for us.

The Churchill
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Have never felt so confident leaving my dachshund in Loris care. He came home happy and will re-book!!!! Thank you so very much for all the care and love you bestowed upon him!!!!!
Poochie had a wonderful time with Lori!! Lori kept us updated while we were on Vacation sending pictures Of Poochie playing and just hanging out With the Family.
My girls are my kids and are treated as such at home. Well, they're treated the same at Lori's too! And my girls just LOVE their Aunt Lori and I think they had a better vacation than we did! Usually when my husband and I get home from a trip, they're screaming and jumping all over the place because they're so happy to see us. When we went to pick them up from Lori's, however, they were kind of like, ohhhh, hey, Mom and Dad...you could totally tell they did not want for ANYTHING while we were gone! And they were exhausted - to me that is the sign of a VERY happy dog! My girls will never go to a kennel again - its only Lori's from here on out!
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Outstanding! Lori is very caring and meticulous in her treatment of Skipper. He seemed at ease and happy to interact with other pets but was extremely tired and happy to get home. I view the tiredness to be the result of all the playing and fun he had.
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Lori is simply the best. Bob even got to sleep in Cade's room and found his way to a chaise lounge for daytime naps. When we picked him up he was clean and evidently well taken care of. Of course, Bob did predictably lose some of his social privileges during his eight-day stay as he is a competitively insane food hound and can cause quite a ruckus, especially during a Thanksgiving holiday where the emphasis is primarily on the food. But we certainly do give thanks for a dog-sitter like Lori.
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What can I say...Lori is the best!!! She's so wonderful with our Roxy. She is very caring and treats our dog as if she was her own. Lori has a large fenced yard so Roxy can get plenty of safe outdoor activity. And Lori is always happy to take her on walks which Roxy really loves. Thanks Lori, I don't know what we'd do without you!
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Lori and her family welcomed our pups like one of their own family. Peat is an ACTIVE terrier/border collie mix and in my opinion felt he was at Summer camp from the pictures Lori texted of him playing with the other dogs. Kenly, our 11 year old yellow lab, is quite the lounger and Lori sent multiple photos of her taking over her son's bed and videos of her snoring (loudly). We love that Lori has a pool and Kenly did laps daily just as she does at home. Lori also said she had another lab guest and Kenly and the other lab did swims together during their stay. We have always relied on our close neighbor "dog people" friends to care for our pets while living in Maryland and have been very nervous about trusting someone we don't know with Peat and Kenly after our move to Florida. It was through reading reviews on this site, that we found Lori and felt like she would treat our dogs in a manner that we are accustomed....we are very happy with our decision. Lori's place is a dog's paradise!
Linda Dobbs
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Lizzie had a great time with Lori and the other dogs that were there. She even got to go on a ride, her favorite activity. Even though she is high maintenance, Lori didn't seem to mind. We also received pictures and videos almost daily which helped us enjoy our vacay too.
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Bob, the dog, did well on his first stay with Lori. So well, in fact, he did not want to leave when we came to pick him up. During the day Lori sent us a nice video of our handsome clown. Lori's daycare center is fabulous, and resident homebodies Gus and Rufus provide marvelous conversation and antics for Bob, which makes it especially exciting when planning for his upcoming visits to Lori's house.
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We love Lori! It's so easy to drop her off and Callie has so much fun and comes home exhausted. I love that she sends pictures so we know how our girl is doing while we are away. :)
My dog loves Lori. She runs in and is always so excited. Lori is so great to send pictures so I know how she's doing and is always so flexible about pick-up and drop off. We are so thankful we found her!
I am extremely satisfied with Lori's services! She has a lot of experience and made me feel at ease with leaving both of my babies with her. I love her dogs and they are so friendly with everyone. She followed all my instructions and my babies returned home very tired and happy! I will definitely be leaving my dogs with her again :). Thank you Lori!!
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I left Body my goldendoodle for the first time ever last weekend with Lori. I was able to enjoy my weekend knowing Brody was being well taken care of. She shared several videos and pictures with me throughout the day to let me know he was having a good time. Thank you so much for taking such good care of Brody, I will definitely leave him there next time.
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Skipper seems to have had a tremendous time visiting and playing. If he could talk to others I'm sure he would express his thanks to Lori for the good care he received. (He does tell me.)
He acted as if he was right at home and seemed to remember the fun he had the last time he was there.

Thanks Lori for giving him loving care like he gets at home.
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Elle recently spent two weeks with Lori, her family and other guest dogs. She was safe and secure and happy. Lori sent some of the cutest photos and videos that proved it! Our trip was better knowing that our dog was in such good hands. I'm pretty sure Elle can't wait for her next vacation.
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This was Aubree's first stay and she loved her time with Lori and family. She has been well cared for and came home happy and tired. Thank you so much Lori for all the pictures you sent us while we were away.
Lori is the absolute best for taking care of my Cody! I never worry a minute when Cody is in her care. I believe Cody enjoys his vacations at Lori's as much as I enjoy my vacations, and I think he gets more spoiled than me! Thank you Lori, for being the best second mom in the world to my Cody!
You will get lots of pictures and updates when your animal is with Lori, she loves them all as if they were her own.
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Lori is a wonderful host. Scout stayed with Lori's family for 5 days and came home happy, healthy and tired. Loved receiving daily photos - it helped us feel comfortable with leaving him. I will definitely let Scout stay with Lori's family again.
Daisy played her heart out with her best friends Gus and Rufus. She loves staying with Miss Lori!
Lori was awesome! I'm a nervous dog owner & hate leaving my fur babies anywhere, but Lori put me at ease & made me feel very comfortable. You can tell she loves doggies & really loved having them. She treats them like they are part of her family! Lori is great! Highly recommend! You get updates & pics throughout the visit.
Thank you Lori! Maui & Beezo will be back!
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Lori was awesome! Callie had such a blast!
AMAZING!!!
Lori provides an outstanding home environment! We highly recommend her.
Finn loved his stay with Lori! She has a huge fenced in backyard and two playful and friendly dogs. I was not worried about Finn whatsoever while I was out of town for the week. Lori was flexible about dropoff and pickup times. I definitely recommend her to anybody wanting a guilt-free time away from home.
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If there was a ten star hotel for dogs. I would give Lori and her family 15 stars. I have boarded dogs before and I will never again. For chopper it was like going home to mom's for the holiday. He felt warm and safe, and that was what I was looking for. For me it was a piece of mind sat to ease. Chopper went for a visit the week before he stayed and when I took him back he went wild to get out of the car, Iopened the door and he ran to the house. GREAT JOB TO LORI AND FAMILY.
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Great dog sitter! She's always very helpful and kind.
Lori and family provide over the top attention and care. I highly recommend Lori!
Skipper was warmly received by Lori and her pets. Very soon they were romping and playing as if they were old buddies. That was pleasing to me because Skipper in not overly sociable. He made "few" comments after we left but was tired and sleepy for a full day. A sign that he had enjoyed his stay.
Lori sent pictures of various activities so I received extremely positive impressions of how she cared for him. I'm happy to locate someone to care for Skipper when we travel.
THANKS LORI!!
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lori cares for the dogs.It was a great time at her house.I met new friends and was treated like a king. I can not wait to go back. please dad let me go back. well I was going to say how great she was with chopper but he has said it all. Great job Lori ,we will see you soon.
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My dogs stay was excellent. I was a little nervous because Shela had unexpected surgery 2 days prior to her vacation. Lori did a great job of making sure she took her meds and followed the Doctors orders. Shela is doing great. Thanks Lori!
I'm looking forward to their next stay with you.
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Duncan loves going to lori's house she is the best we can go on vactation knowing he is in good hands xoxol
We were worried about leaving our shy dog with a stranger but Lori made it easy. She worked with Beau at the meet and greet to gain his trust. She took good care of him and returned him to us happy and healthy. We couldn't ask for a better sitter.
This was Daisy's second stay with Miss Lori. Daisy had a wonderful time, and immensely enjoyed playing with Miss Lori's dogs and the other doggie guests! She had so much fun she is worn out from all the play time. Daisy loves the fenced in yard, and getting love from Miss Lori's son. Miss Lori is calm, friendly, and her doggie guests are a pack of playful harmony. Lori kept me updated with pictures throughout the day, which I deeply appreciated. I also appreciate her flexibility with drop off and pick up times. Will definitely use Miss Lori in the future!
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First time I believe Freddy would of stayed with Lori. She is a fabulous dog sitter. And I am not easy to Please with Freddy.Thank you Lori.
This is our 2nd time with Lori. The dogs come home happy, healthy, and relaxed. They don't seem anxious and stressed like when we used to use a kennel. Lori sends daily photos and videos every few days. The dogs enjoy sitting on her lap. She is a wonderful dog sitter.
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Jake looks forward to going to Lori's and its a comfort to know that while I am away.
Lori had a nice big yard for Dixie to run in. She treated Dixie like a member of her family and I will for sure use her again!!
Lori was wonderful with my 15yr old westie Sadie.
She even had Sadie sleep with her when Sadie
started to miss her mom. She acted like a young
pup playing with the other dogs. Lori sent me video
and pictures of Sadie everyday. I couldn't have found a more loving caretaker for her.

Cynthia
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Lori is fantastic! My Ziva has lots of fun with Lori and her dogs. I receive lots of pics while I'm away. I would highly recommend Lori.
This was a refreshing alternative to kenneling our dog. Lori and her family were welcoming, attentive to our needs, and ultimately created a positive experience for us. I have already shared dogvacay.com as an option to family and friends. Thank you.
Lori is awesome as well as her family , furry ones included. Jake had a good stay and he had a great time at Lori's place. I will surely use Lori for my pet sitting needs the next time.!
Lori treated my boy as if he was a member of the family.I will be using her again and I am sure Jake looks forward to it!
Daisy had a great time at Miss Lori's! She loved being able to run in the fenced in yard, and made lots of new doggie friends! She had so much fun she came home exhausted and for once went to bed willingly. Will definitely use Miss Lori in the future for our Daisy!
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Lori is awesome! I would highly recommend Lori to anyone who is looking for a dog sitter who is compassionate about dogs. She gives our Roxy the same loving care we do and Roxy loves going there. I wouldn't trust my dogs to any one else! Shelley
Riley, our spoiled Yorkie, was very happy at Lori's. We left him for 10 days which is the longest we have ever left him with anyone. Lori sent us photos while we were gone which eased our minds. Riley had a great time with Lori, her family and all his new dog friends.
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Lori was absolutely wonderful with my dog. He was obviously very well loved on at the stay. Lori is a very flexible and attentive person. It eased our concerns leaving him with her and we got to enjoy our function with peace of mind. This was the only time in his seven years with have left him and we are planning his next adventure! Thank You!!!
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She is awesome. Duncan loves going there.
Being new to the area and because I have never boarded my dogs before, I was very picky when selecting someone to watch them while we went on vacation. I thoroughly enjoyed my vacation because our dogs were in such good care. Lori took care of our dogs as if they were her own. She sent us several photos and the dogs seemed very relaxed and content. I will definitely use Lori again. I would highly recommend her services.
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Lori is wonderful. Juno loves it. It's her home away from home. She has a great time playing with her dog Ruffus. I feel happy leaving Juno, knowing she loves her as much as I do. Thank you
This was my first time using DogVacay, and I was a little nervous of leaving my shy little dog with someone new, but this was a great experience! Lori was very prompt in responding, and let me come over for a meet n greet on short notice. Kona ran around and started playing with Rufus almost immediately. I think it took her a day or so to settle in when I dropped her off two days later, but from the really cute pictures & messages each day, I knew that she was having a great time. Lori took great care of her, and I'm pretty sure Kona did not want to leave her new friends behind. Will plan to use again the next time I can't bring Kona with me on a trip. Thank you!
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Lori is wonderful. She so cares for the dogs in her care and they love her. Or dog ran to the door to see her!! She sent updates and pictures to us so that we could stay in touch. We will use her every time and have told everyone about this wonderful service!!
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Lori is Great. My dog juno loves lori and her family.
Ruffis especially. Juno has a awesome time running and playing in the large back yard. At night juno cuddles on the couch and watch tv with her 2nd family. Thank you for taking such good care of Juno
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Ginger stayed with Lori for a week while our family went on vacation. Lori was awesome with her. Getting email updates with photos really helped us feel reassured that Ginger was having a great time. I plan to use Lori again soon!
Lori took great care of my dog and I felt completely safe leaving my dog there. She is extremely nice and was willing to work around my schedule. I highly recommend her if you are looking for a host in this area.
We want to thank Lori and especially her son. Our 7 yr. old black lab had never been away from us before. The whole family was really patient with Sawyer and gave him plenty of attention until he warmed up to them. They also had to administer medicine so had extra responsibility. We could not have asked for a better experience. We will definitely ask them again.
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As always Lori is Fantastic! I can honestly say that my dog gets excited to go there as he gets lots of loving from Lori and her family. I am going way for a week next month and I am very happy that my dog will be staying with Lori in her loving home instead of a loud cold kennel.
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Lori was wonderful. She sent us several notes with photos of our 2 dogs while we were away overseas. They seemed happy, healthy, and excited as they could be and comfortable with Lori upon our return. Lori seems like a genuine dog lover and treated our 2 girls to walks and car rides and treated them as family members. Couldn't be happier and will definitely use Lori again. Eased our worries while we were away that they were really being taken care of, not just stuck in a cage. Thumbs up!
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My 5 lb. Morkie, Cora, is as cute as they come but she can be quite a handful. Lori was great and made me feel very comfortAble when we met for a meet n greet. I was very nervous about leaving my puppy anywhere as this was the first time I had to. I was getting married and didn't need anymore stress thinking about Cora not being taken care of. With Lori, I never felt stressed. Overall, a great experience and I would no hesitate to use Lori again!
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Lori is a wonderful hostess. Duncan was very happy there. Definitely recommended.
Lori is AWESOME!! From the meet-and-greet where she let us spend as much time as we wanted to ask questions and see how the boys took to this new environment, until picking them up after our 10-day trip, we felt perfectly comfortable leaving our precious boys with this lovely lady. She is clearly a “dog person” and her beautiful home is a great setting with a huge back yard and dog friendly furniture where nothing was off limits (just like home). The house dog, Rufus, is wonderful and our two little boys took to him immediately, although they are usually intimidated by larger unfamiliar dogs, but they were quickly romping around the enormous back yard and having a great time like they were old friends. Lori emailed pictures every few days letting us know the boys were doing well and having a good time and they were clearly included in family activities. She was also very accommodating with our schedule as far as dropping them off and picking them up. I wouldn’t hesitate to book with Lori again and hope to do so in the very near future!!
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Lori was fantastic and very accommodating to our hectic schedule. Marko seemed to enjoy his time with Roofus and I'm sure he would be more than happy to return fir another visit. I know we will be using Lori anytime we need to send Marko on a dogvacay!
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How lucky my Cody was to spend 6 days with Lori and get spoiled just like at home. Cody can't wait to visit again, I think he's planning my next vacation!
Lori was great, we will definite contact DogVacay and Lori the next time Cody needs a home away from home. Thank you, Lori!
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Outstanding experience! Lori goes above and beyond to make your dog's stay exceptional. Have already recommended Lori and "dogvacay" to a friend. Thanks Lori!!
Lori had the kind of facilities and demeaner we were looking for by providing a protected but homey environment and a loving atmosphere. We felt Tasha,our Golden Retriever would feel at home with Lori and she fulfilled our confidence in her.
Lori posted pictures through the week letting us see her in play and when we picked Tasha up we knew we had made a great choice.
Tasha has found a home away from home the next time we have to leave her.
Phil and Lynne Novak, Sebsatian, Fl.
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Lori is so nice! My dog max has now found his home away from home, Lori will always be my first choice when I need pet care. She treated Max like he was one of the family and provided me with daily updates and pictures which both me and my kids thoroughly enjoyed. An added bonus was the fact that max learned to get along with her dog rufus which I never thought would happen as Max never played well with others dogs but when I came to pick him up both dogs came out wagging there tails and playing which was awesome to see!
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We couldn't have asked for a better person to take care of our Jesse! Lori was prompt in her email responses and everything went super smoothly. She was very friendly and dog knowledgeable and she kept us updated with texts and videos during our trip. We would heartily recommend Lori and her family to care for your pet and we certainly will be back to use her service again!
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