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Lauren C.

42 Reviews
26 Repeat Guests
$30/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 30 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
All Ages OK

Lauren's Resident Pets

Simba
Mixed
Male
8 yr 1 mo old
Martini (Tini)
Chihuahua
Female
4 yr 1 mo old
Kilo
Rottweiler
Male
3 yr 1 mo old

Lauren's House

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Large Yard
100% fenced & locked
Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside

About Lauren

5 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
I am canine behavioral specialist, and I absolutely love working with other peoples animals. I have 3 dogs, two large and one small. All are up to date all on shots and medications and are super pet friendly to those dogs that like company.

I also am an active foster and will have 1-2 foster dogs at a time. They are always healthy, happy and friendly!

To those who are dog friendly, I have a special place for them. I am very active and enjoy long evening walks with them as well as cuddling up on the couch watching tv. I can promise that your pooch will feel at home when you get to vacation. If you have an active dog who loves getting outside I would love to do that and if you have a laid back, some call them lazy dogs, I would love to kick back and relax with them. I live in an animal friendly neighborhood in a large house on five acres that is fenced! So plenty of room to play!
I am with them pretty much all the time so they will always have 24 hour round the clock care! At my home your dog/s will have their own bedroom set up just like one would be in any home to make them feel as comfortable as possible to enjoy the short time they are alone at night.

For dogs that are dog aggressive, I am able to watch as well. They will have their own 'bedroom' during the day and at night. I check on them throughout the day, give them individual play time and take them outside often.

We require proof of rabies and boosters, also make sure your dog is on flea preventative! We are a flea free home and will always keep it that way!!

This and training are my full time jobs, in order to make sure I make time for my family, my pets and visitors and all of my training sessions I can do meet and greets Monday through Friday from 8 am to 6 pm or Saturdays between 9am and 12pm. I try to work with drop off and pick ups but like to keep them between 8 and 6 as well.

My rates vary and I can always send a custom quote for you, it is $30 per night for the first dog and an additional $20 for each additional dog. If you stay 10 nights or more I do give a discount. I don't mind extended stays!!)

Past clients, I will honor my previous rates , just ask to remind me to change it in our reservation. Thanks!
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Can administer oral medicine
CPR / First-Aid certified
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Separation anxiety
  • Aggressive behavior
  • Leash Pulling
  • Not yet house-trained
  • Advanced senior issues

Lauren C.

42 Reviews
26 Repeat Guests
$30/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 30 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Availability

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

Credentials

Background Checked
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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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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.
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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Lauren's Home
$30 /night
  • Watches up to 5+ dogs/night
  • Dogs will never be left unattended
  • 5+ potty breaks/day
  • 3+ walks/day
  • Pets will sleep in their own beds
Daycare At Lauren's Home
$20 /day
  • Watches up to 5+ dogs/day
Training
$70 /hour
Baths
$20 /bath
Pick-Up/Drop-Off
$15 each way
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
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42 Reviews
Our dogs had a great time, will use Lauren again.
We had a great experience boarding our dogs with Lauren. She explained everything and made us feel welcome. She had a great space for the dogs to run and roam. She took the time to getting to know our dogs and behaviors. They came home happy campers, and it was a relief to know that they were in good hands while we were gone.
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Lauren watched our dog during an emergency and she did a fantastic job. Reilly comes home happy and exhausted. This was our third time using Lauren and we will be back!! Thanks Lauren
Vi, has been staying with Lauren over the last year and her house is her second home. She is very accommodating and communicates very promptly.
She knows all of Vi's habits,eating, walking, playing and even her skin rash issues.
Vi gets very excited when we drop her off. We are very fortunate to have peace of mind when we are away because Vi is treated like (doggy) family.
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Thanks Lauren!
Lauren was very accommodating with drop off and pick up times and showed a real interest in our pets. She has a large fenced property that our big dogs loved. I would recommend her and will use her in the future.
my golden retriever, vanity, had a very positive experience with Lauren, as did I, a very overprotective mom. My texts were answered immediately and pictures of vanity sent. I booked her in for an overnight "trial" and she did great. I was so pleased that I have now booked her in for a 4 night stay when I go away. If you use Lauren you will not be disappointed. She has a friend, Caitlin, who helps out, and she is wonderful. A very nice property for the dogs to have some free space, both inside and out.
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Motley just adores Lauren, her home, and her three puppies! I'm a first time fur-parent and was extremely comfortable leaving my 8mo pit mix with her. He had so much fun and our trip was stress-free because of it. Thanks Lauren :)
My pup loves Lauren! I feel so comfortable leaving him with her and her team and am so happy we found her!
First time user..... will return! All went well with our 2 dogs. Drop off and pick-up were easy and very convenient. When picked up after 10 days both dogs seemed happy and in good spirits. They clearly had no problems being with Lauren, and we will return when we need dog sitting services again.
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Lauren and her helpers took great care of Joshua.
Tony LOVED going to Miss Lauren's while we were out of town! He always came home happy and exhausted. Lauren's property has lots of land for the dogs to run around and burn some energy! If we hadn't just recently moved from Florida to Texas, we would still be using Miss Lauren as our dog sitter! 5 out of 5 stars!
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Lauren is great! It's a relief knowing while we are away that Roscoe will be well taken care of. She is easy to get in contact with and very accommodating with drop off and pick up times.
Thank you Lauren for taking care of my two dogs. I could not have asked for a better sitter. Your property is very well suited for my highly energetic Buddy and your calm demeanor was perfect for my shy Lola. Thanks again and I'll absolutely be using your services again.
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Lauren was great with our dog even when he was a handful! She quickly adapted to our dog and his separation anxiety and was able to be a great puppy sitter! My husband and I could both tell how much she knows about dogs and their behaviors and can say that we felt very comfortable with our dog in her care!
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Lauren and her help were great as usual. Our collie isn't rough and tumble but he made another doggie friend and they hung out.
Lauren was great with our little pug. We left our little one for a long weekend and had no worries. When we came back our dog was very happy and playful. Definitely will ask for Lauren's help again when we travel:) Thank you Lauren! Diana
After picking up our dog and taking it home we noticed the dog was sick. It had diarrhea and was shaking. We took it to the vet and was told the dog was dehydrated and suffering from some sort of parasite. The vet put the dog on an IV and prescribed medication. It's only been a day and the dog is still very sick. The dog was at the caretakers home for 1 week. The bed that we provided to the caretaker had traces of diarrhea in it, so the dog was obviously sick while in the care of the DogVacay representative. When we picked up the dog it was wet and we were told it had just had a bath. Not sure what really happened to the poor little dog.
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Great experience leaving our dog with Lauren! She was able to meet with us beforehand and meet our dog as well. Our dog was well taken care of and got a lot of exercise which we know he loved. Would definitely recommend her again and intend to use her for our future dog boarding needs.
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Once again, another successful dog sitting experience with Lauren! Lola is so tired from all the fun she had playing with Lauren's dogs. Lauren is so flexible with drop off and pick up times, and took our reservation last min. She is a great host!
Lauren and Caitlin always take special care of
our sweet Australian Shepherd mix. She loves
doggy camp and we are able to travel with peace
of mind that our dog is hanging in their house with
their company and has the opportunity to play with other dogs. It is apparent that they love dogs and are in touch with our dogs needs. Past experience
(not at Lauren's) our allergic dog would come home with a rash, this has been Vi's third visit
and she never comes home itching. Thanks for
caring for our sweet Vi.
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Another great visit thanks!!
Lauren and her team are awesome and take great care of Bo each time we go out of town. I love knowing that I don't have to worry about my dog when I am on vacation! It takes a lot of anxiety out of the experience. I would definitely recommend Lauren to any dog owner looking for a safe and fun place for their pup to stay.
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Lauren was very responsive with communication, and very accommodating. When we picked up our dog, he was playing and having a good time with the other dogs that Lauren has. He had a great time. We will be sure to use you again. Thanks
My pup, Scrubs, seems to have had a vacation himself! What I loved most about Lauren is the property where Scrubs got to hang out. He was not boarded or kept in a kennel all day. He had room to roam and several playmates. It was a home away from home for Scrubs. He's a hound so he isn't found of being cooped up. He is usually excited to leave when picked up but he was very calm and relaxed when I went to get him so that tells me he had a wonderful time at Ms Lauren's.
The only reason I didn't give 5/5 stars was because I didn't get to personally meet Ms Lauren or talk to her much during Scrub's stay with her. I also didn't get to see the home inside or pet area first hand. However, Ms Lauren had staff at the property caring for the animals at all times. I felt very secure leaving my pup at Ms Lauren's. I was allowed to bring my own food, Scrub's medication which Lauren gave without complication or extra charge, and he was frequently walked. I think Lauren and myself had a very busy week during Scrub's stay and I look forward to meeting her on his next visit.
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Another great stay! We'll see you again soon!
I was very nervous leaving our little doxie. She is very shy and does not do well around strangers. Lauren was so kind and gentle and our little doxie seemed to do quite well. I am certain after a couple of more stays she will become as comfortable with Lauren as she is with people she already knows. Thanks for a great doggie daycare experience.
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Lauren was great! Plenty of room and activities for the dogs I will definitely use again in the future. Jim
Lauren is knowledgable and professional. Everything was very simple, she always responded quickly to emails, texts, calls. I felt confident that our dog would be in capable and caring hands. At our meet & greet, Josie (our 4 year old lab) was comfortable with her right away.
Lauren offers the ideal combination of a friendly home atmosphere combined with professional dog knowledge/ training, not to mention, plenty of space to play, sniff & run!
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I had never left my12 year old doxie before and had to go out of town and could not bring her with me. Putting her in a kennel just wasn't an option. I contacted DogVacay for a sitter in my area and after reviewing several , I , decided to have a meet and greet with Lauren C. I went to her home to meet Lauren and I , knew , instinctively Lauren was the perfect choice to care for my little lady while I was away. I, told , Lauren how nervous I was about leaving my beloved pet behind and she suggested that we set up a couple play dates , before , I left on my trip , so , that we would all know what to expect . Lauren , really put me at ease and I felt so comfortable leaving my baby with her! Everything went really well and I knew that I had left my dog in very capable and loving hands! I cannot imagine leaving her with anyone else! There are not enough words to express my sincere and heartfelt gratitude to Lauren for making this entire process so enjoyable! I , will most definitely , be choosing Lauren to care for my dog the next time I have to leave town!
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Lauren was great with my pups - they were well taken care of and happy when we picked them up. Would recommend her!
Absolutely wonderful, as always. Lauren takes such good care of our old Weimaraner.
I recently traveled out of the country and was so happy I found Lauren to take care of my pup. It truly was a vacation for him too! He got to run and play with the other doggies all day in her huge yard. He was cared for with lots of love and Lauren sent me pictures and updates along the way. He really had the best time and made new furry friends too!
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I didn't want to board my dog at kennel because she was recently adopted from a shelter where she spent 6 months. The thought of having her confined for even a few short days at a kennel concerned me. When I found Dog Vacay on line I thought I would look into it a little more. I set up an appointment with Lauren and after the visit I decided this would be a good place for our little Lady.
Our dog has allergies and Lauren was able to accommodate her needs. Thank you Lauren for putting us at ease.
Thank you for being available for texts and calls. I'm glad that Lady is welcome back any time.
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Lauren was fantastic with our dog Lola who needed a lot room to burn her energy. She has very friendly dogs on property and Lola returned home dead tired. We were very pleased with her services and will definitely use her again in the future.
My dog Bo stayed with Lauren for the weekend when I went out of town, and she was wonderful! I'm always hesitant to leave Bo with sitters because he's such a handful. He's young and hyper and never runs out of energy, so he's just too much to handle for a lot of run-of-the-mill kennels. As soon as I met Lauren, I was confident she would be a great sitter for Bo. She has a big piece of property for dogs to run and play, and two large dogs of her own, as well as experience fostering dogs of all different sizes. She gave me updates throughout the weekend and promptly answered calls and texts about pick up/drop off. Bo came home happy and exhausted from a weekend of playing!
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Lauren is great with Emma! This is our second time leaving Emma with her and I'm so glad we have found someone who we can trust. Since she also trains dogs she is very knowledgable about their behavior and demeanor to other dogs. Emma loves playing there with everyone there!
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Great place to take your dog and not have to worry about them while you're away.
I have found Lauren to be very informative.knowledgeabe and patient with my dog. I felt very comfortable leaving my dog with her and she was very helpful. I have every conference in her devotion to our pets.
This is the first time I have boarded Moxie who is a Boxer/Pit Bull female mix anywhere but my vet's boarding facility. I switched because while safe, it was no fun for her. Lauren's place is so great that I wish I could board myself there. It is a huge spread in the country, just west of 441, well fenced and secure. More important even than that is the love with which my dog was greeted and the professional manner with which each other dog there was brought out individually to meet Moxie so that they could check each other out and be comfortable - from large (Mastiff) to small (Chihuahua) and others in between. Moxie walked off to check things out and then Lauren took her inside so that I could leave without any anxiety (mine or Moxie's) and there was none! When I returned, Moxie was right in the middle of the pack, happy as can be. The house is large, immaculate, tile floor, dog beds around, and dogs on couch, etc. Like a children's book - 'How many dogs?' 'Look, there is one more.' Plenty of room to run outdoors and play. All love, excellent care, and fun! So much space for everyone. I asked she be bathed and she was. I asked she be ready at a certain time and then changed it - no problem. Everything was so easy and peaceful. The dogs reflected the peacefulness that Lauren shows. This will, for certain, become Moxie's second home when I need to travel. Thank you Lauren. And for anyone in this immediate area or even a bit further out, trust me, this is the best choice you can make for your dog and for yourself and your peace of mind when needing to head out and leave your dog back home.
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We were very appreciative that Lauren agreed to watch our two little puppies on very short notice, after another service let us down. What was most important for us was that Lauren was very flexible and willing to work with us on drop off and pick up times. The other thing that was also critical for us was that she provides continuous human companionship/supervision except at night when everybody is sleeping. Overall, our two little 'boys' had a great time and were not sure they wanted to leave all their new friends behind when we came to pick them up.
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Lauren provided very good care for Bella while we had to go out of town at the last minute. She has five acres of fences yard so Bella had lots of room to explore and run with Lauren's two other dogs. She did a "pawsome" job.
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