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Laura H.

28 Reviews
18 Repeat Guests
$40/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 2 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
All Ages OK
List of Pets OK for House Sitting
Dogs, Cats, Fish, Rabbits, gerbils, hamsters, or pet rodents, Caged birds, Reptiles

Laura's Resident Pets

Gretchen
Female
11 old
George
Male
9 old
Gianna
Female
2 yr 4 mo old
Other Pets & Animals: Caged birds or Reptiles

Laura's House

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About Laura

Hi there, I am so excited you are interested in Home Away From Home to watch your four legged fur baby. We live on acre lot with the backyard completely fenced in. The house is 3000 square feet with the dogs living here as part of the family. They come with their food, leash, bed or kennel if they have one. Some even sleep in our bed. My 17 year old son loves to play ball with them in the backyard and they get lots of love and kisses from the rest of us. I feel so blessed to be a foster mom to your dog in your absence. My repeat guests tell me that their dog gets excited when they pull into our neighborhood and run up to our front door. That makes me happy!
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Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Separation anxiety
  • Leash Pulling
  • Not yet house-trained
  • Advanced senior issues

Laura H.

28 Reviews
18 Repeat Guests
$40/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 2 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated December 5, 2016

Credentials

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Course 101 Graduate
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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 Laura's Home
$40 /night
  • Watches up to 4 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 1 - 2 hours/day
  • 5+ potty breaks/day
  • 0 walk/day
  • Pets will sleep in their own beds
House Sitting Overnight At Your Home
$50 /night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for more than 4 hours/day
  • Willing to travel 8 miles
Daycare At Laura's Home
$35 /day
  • Watches up to 4 dogs/day
Dog Walking
$18 /half-hour
$30 /hour
  • Willing to travel 5 miles
Home Visits
$25 /visit
  • Willing to travel 15 miles
Training
$40 /hour
Grooming
$30 /min
$65 /max
Baths
$25 /bath
Pick-Up/Drop-Off
$10 each way
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
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28 Reviews
Laura had lots of friendly dogs for Stormy to play with and socialize with. She had lots of space for all the dogs to play and my puppy was so tired when I picked her up so I know she had a good time!
Rocky was well taken care of and him having companionship was very important to us. Would definitely recommend Laura!
Piper loved her time at Laura's house!
We were very apprehensive about leaving Piper anywhere for 10 days, but she had a great time while she was with Laura and the other dogs. She quickly became Laura's shadow and clearly felt very comfortable there. I was also nervous as Piper is a small dog but she fit in just fine with the other visitors and had a great time playing with dogs of all sizes.
We would absolutely use Laura again and would suggest her to others who are looking for their pet's home away from home!
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I requested my 9 year old English Sheppard Rocco to stay with Laura last minute and with no hesitation said no problem, he will love it there, which I'm certain he did. She has a beautiful, huge backyard for the dogs to run all day and with a different mix of dog guests I'm sure Rocco made some new friends. We are bringing him back there next week for a full week stay while we're gone on vacation. Thanks Laura!
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Our two big yellow labs always love staying with Laura, and they have a lot of fun in her huge back yard. She even provides a kiddie pool for them to splash around in (or in the case of our lazier pooch, lay around in). Highly recommended!
Laura was great with Bella. She loves it there!
We needed Daycare to attend a family wedding.
We are very thankful for all Laura did to take care of our new puppy, Rigley. He is just 6 weeks old and a handful. Laura was very sweet, caring and thoughtful. She gave us a "Boarding Report Card" letting us know about how he ate, played, his behavior, personality, sleeping and potty time. Also, Laura created a take home bag with Rigley's name on it. We received pictures while we were away letting us know he was doing well. I'm very glad we found Laura and Home Away from Home.
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Laura is great! Fantastic communication, and I felt that my pup was in great hands the whole time!
We had a wonderful experience with Laura and her family. They really have a love for dogs and it shows. This was the first time we have left our dog in the care of someone else and Laura made us feel at ease. She responded to our texts right away regarding updates and even sent pictures while we were on vacation. We will definately use her again. Thanks for taking such great care of our baby Laura!
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This was my first experience with Dog Vacay and it was a good one! Laura was very responsive and accommodating for our travel needs. She took wonderful care of our puppy Sadie :)
We used Laura for Boomer's first daycare & overnight outside of family. We felt confident dropping him off & picked up a happy, tired puppy! She gave us a progress report & a cute goodie bag for Boomer's things. You can tell Laura & her family really love caring for all the dogs in their home.
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Another amazing stay with Laura! We left Maya there for just over 2 weeks - such a long time. I was so relieved when Laura said that she could take her because we know what a great set up Laura has and how much Maya likes it there. We picked up a happy, healthy, beautifully groomed dog at the end of it. From the photos Laura posts and the way that Maya whines when we pull up, I know that a stay at Laura's is always reliable, fun and playful. We just adore Laura!!
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My two labs had such a great time at daycare with Laura that they didn't want to come home! They loved playing in her huge backyard. Laura has a way with dogs, and I highly recommend her service. I felt immediately comfortable after meeting her, and knew that my boys would be in good hands.
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Laura truly loves dogs! We will use her again and I will recommend her to all my dog friends. My dog, Penny, was exhausted when she got home (she's 1yr and drives us crazy with her energy). It was like a 6 day sleepover. Laura was so easy to work with, she returned my email immediately and was able to set a time for a meet /greet with the dog the following day. Thanks Laura.
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Laura was great! Her backyard is like a mini dog park. :) Laura was quick to respond to questions/texts and easy-going about our requests. We also had Laura groom Maya before we picked her up and she looked fabulous! Laura was even understanding when our flight was delayed and worked with us on a new pick up time. I definitely would recommend her.
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Laura is a dog lover! The dogs in her care seem well behaved and safe during their stay.
Brittney was sad to leave Laura. She loves to visit. She is always happy, healthy & well groomed when I pick her up.
Another great dog vacay with Laura :) Brittney loves to stay with her. It really has become her home away from home.
Another great stay with Laura. Brittney couldn't wait to get in the house when we arrived at Laura's.
Laura did a wonderful job with our little guy. She has a large home and a HUGE yard for the dogs to run around in. She provides lots of fun things for the dogs to do to keep them busy too.
Thank you Laura for the great time our dog Matis had in your home. The yard is huge, so dogs have plenty of space to run and play! Galina
Another great stay with Laura :) Brittney is always happy to visit with Laura & her family. She has lots of fun running & playing in the big fenced back yard during the day & snuggling on the sofa in the evening. It is the next best thing to being at home.
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Brittney loves staying with Laura! It is so nice for her to stay in such a caring family home with lots of love and attention.
Her backyard is like a dog park. Your dog(s) will be so happy playing there. Her house is also "dog" friendly. She is very sweet and you feel like your dog(s) are her own. Would definately use again.
Laura has a great house and yard for dogs. My personal feeling, though, is that she watches too many dogs at once. She often has 10 or more dogs she is watching, plus her own two dogs. It seemed very chaotic and she was not even home when I dropped off my dog, so I had to leave the dog there with her teenagers and a bunch of strange dogs, which made me uncomfortable. When I picked up my dog, it took over a week for her to find our leash (after asking me several times if I was sure that it was the color I said it was) - I eventually got the least back, but it left a bad taste in my mouth that I had to repeatedly reassure her that no, I was not the one to lose the leash. I think it's just too chaotic there to keep track of belongings.

I also felt like we had to haggle over pricing - this is a business outside of DogVacay, and she does billing differently than DogVacay, so you may end up paying extra or having to fudge your dates on the DogVacay site. It would be easier if she just adapted to the same billing style as DogVacay.
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We knew right away that Laura's home was the right one for our Airedale puppy! Her house was geared toward hosting dogs while including them in the everyday going's on in her home. From the HUGE fenced in backyard, to the casual way her family interacted with the other dogs there, and finally, through the scrapbook that Laura keeps of all of "her dogs," it was obvious that boarding dogs was not just an income source, but a labor of love. Maya (our dog), who is usually very hesitant, had no problems fitting in and actually seemed a little sad when she came back to our "one dog" home! She lost a little weight, but what can you expect from two weeks of hard playing! She also came back with better manners, something we didn't anticipate, but truly appreciate! We will definitely allow Maya to stay at Laura's anytime!!
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Our boarding experience with Laura was great! It was our first time leaving our pup for an extended stay, and it went wonderfully. She shared pictures of Duke, our 2 year old labrador, playing with other dogs in her HUGE yard. He looked like he was having the time of his life! We will definitely board with her again in the future.
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Laura's home, family, and yard were perfect for our two Golden's who hardly missed us due to how much fun they had during their stay. I would highly recommend this sitter for both short and long term stays.
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