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Lawrence L.

68 Reviews
28 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 25 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
All Ages OK
Must Be Vaccinated
List of Breeds Not Accepted
Pit Bull - Bull Terrier, Doberman Pinscher, Great Dane, Greyhound, Rottweiler

Lawrence's Resident Pets

Russell Terrier
7 yr 1 mo old
10 yr 1 mo old

Lawrence's House

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Children at home (13-18 years old)
Medium Yard
100% fenced & locked
Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside
Great for senior pets
Dog door access

About Lawrence

22 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
Preface (due to high number of inquiries): We cannot generally accommodate any large breed dogs over 30 lbs. We will only make an exception based on referrals or meet-and-greet assessment, so please send us an inquiry to discuss further, but note that we will charge an additional fee on top of our regular dogcare fees depending on your dog's weight ($10 for 31-50 lbs, $20 for 51-80 lbs) and any other special needs.


We (Jack & Cali) are playful companions, who live with our owners Lawrence & Mari, who have 3 young kids of their own. Lawrence & Mari adopted us from SPCA four years ago after their amazing 14 year old Labrador/Collie mix had passed away.

We love our morning and evening 45-60 minute (and sometimes after lunch) walks around our beautiful neighborhood in the Positano community of Dublin, which is even more fun when we have a friend or two join us just like 50+ guest dogs have done over the past 3 years! And if you stay with us on Saturday or Sunday, you get to go with us on long hikes at Sunol Regional Wilderness or other trails, or to the Bray Commons Dog Park or Dougherty Hills Dog Park where we can run and chase and run and chase until we drop with other small to medium size dogs.

We have a doggie door between family room, garage, and side/backyards, so we can take care of our own business without depending on Lawrence or Mari to let us out even though Mari is almost always home. We love to sunbath on the nice backyard furniture while stalking squirrels and moles! And we love watching TV or just lounge around in the house when the rest of our family is home. So, come spend a night or two, a weekend, or more with us, and we promise that you'll have a great time or your money back!

Footnote #1: Dropoff and pickup times can be accommodated between 8:30AM and 8:30PM, so please specify your preferred times when making a reservation. If pickup time is more than 2 hours beyond dropoff time, we would appreciate a separate Daycare Reservation ($35) or appropriate cash tip ($5 for each extra hour up to $35 maximum) to cover the extra time.

Footnote #2: Use the following link to get $10-$20 off your first DogVacay whether or not it's with us: https://www.dogvacay.com/pro/JackAndCali
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Can administer oral medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Separation anxiety
  • Leash Pulling
  • Not yet house-trained

Lawrence L.

68 Reviews
28 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 25 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:


  • Available
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  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated February 20, 2017


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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Lawrence's Home
$40 /night
  • Watches up to 5+ dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 1 - 2 hours/day
  • Dogs will have full access outside for potty breaks
  • 3+ walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
Daycare At Lawrence's Home
$35 /day
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/day
$15 each way
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
68 Reviews
Lawrence is particularly good at making the introduction process easy, even for nervous and less-social dogs. I also really liked the frequent photo updates.
Lawrence was a wonderful host! He provided daily photos and updates about our puppy's stay. He took great care of our puppy and allowed us to enjoy our vacation. We will definitely use Lawrence again for our next vacation if we cannot bring Colin with us. A bonus is Colin coming home exhausted and happy.
Lawrence is a wonderful host! I was very impressed with his daily updates about our dog and felt very at ease while we were on vacation. I would recommend him to anyone! Thank you Lawrence!
I will definitely keep my dog with Lawrence, again. I was given daily updates & pics. Thank you for letting us enjoy our vacation.
This was the first time I left my two puppies (9 year old) somewhere away from home. I was very nervous but I and the puppies met Lawrence. My dogs had a great time and I was grateful for the care and the pictures and comments that were posted. I was able to enjoy my trip without having to worry about the puppies. I will recommend Lawrence and I know I will use his services in the future. A great thanks from me and the puppies for your care and hospitality.
We needed a last minute host for both of our dogs on Christmas Day and found Lawrence on Dog Vacay available. This is our first time using Dog Vacay and we were skeptical but all the great reviews that Lawrence had gave us confidence. He was very quick in responding to our request and we couldn't have been happier! He gave us timely photo and message updates of the dogs that helped us vacation in peace. The dogs looked super happy at his place and made themselves comfortable. We highly recommend Lawrence and wouldn't think twice about going back next time we need a host!
It was the first time with him. When I got back to my little one, he looks comfortable with him. He also updated pictures and messages all the time that makes me feel comfortable. Thanks a lot.
Lawrence provided a much-needed service over Christmas Eve which is a very busy time of year. And it was a last minute reservation, too! Your flexibility in accommodating slightly later drop-off and pick up times was greatly appreciated. Thank you for caring for Maggie over the holiday, which was also our first visit with you and your family.
Lawrence is a fantastic host and took great care of our dog! This was my first time using dogvacay to board Kayla, our shepherd mix. The drop off and pick-up were well communicated. We loved the photo updates he sent. His prompt replies were greatly appreciated.
First time Kenji stayed with Lawrence and he was such a great host for us! He kept me updated on how Kenji was doing during his stay with messages and pictures (which showed him having such a great time). Will definitely use Lawrence again for my future needs. Thanks again Lawrence!
Wonderful host all around. Our 9 month old had his first Vacay experience with Lawrence. We were immensely happy to return to a dog that was clearly well-taken care of and content. Quick, regular communication throughout, and no issue whatsoever. Will happily recommend to friends and family.
This was our 14-month-old Eskipoo's first Vacay and it was great from start to finish. Albie stayed nine nights and seemed to be very comfortable with Lawrence, his two resident dogs, guests and the whole family. The updates with photos were both informative and reassuring. Thanks! We recommend Lawrence highly.
Lawrence accepted my reservation on short notice and did a great job! Our pup really enjoys her time there and we are repeat customers
Lawrence did a fantastic job watching my 4 month old Maltese Shih Tzu puppy. He took my same day overnight reservation when I was in bind. This was the first time I'd left my puppy with anyone so you can imagine how apprehensive I was. Lawrence stayed in constant communication during my puppy's stay. I received email updates with photos and I could easily tell that my pup was comfortable and well taken care of. I will definitely bring my little guy back again when I need doggie care :)
Lawrence watched our two babies this weekend while we were out of town. He did an awesome job taking care of them and they were very happy spending time with him. I will definitely book again in the future.
Penny's stay with Lawrence was great! I appreciate the email updates and photos. She had a good time with the other dogs and looked happy and healthy when I picked her up.
Second time we have used Lawrence to watch our fur baby. First time was for a short visit - this time was for 10 days. Lawrence sent pictures so we could see our little guy. When we went to pick up our dog, he was very happy to see us but didn't realize we were leaving so started to follow Lawrence back into his house. This was a great sign for us as the last place we left him, he had to be carried in as he was not happy due to lack of personal attention. Also, I believe with the twice daily walks, our buddy lost a bit of weight while he was on his "dog vacation." Well definitely use Lawrence again.
I've used other sitters and when I pick up my dog, he comes home stressed out and generally not himself. That's definitely not the case when I pick up Onyx after a stay with Lawrence and his family. I used to feel guilty leaving my dog behind when I left town but not when I leave him with Lawrence. He gets along well with Lawrence's dogs and for him, a stay might just be better than staying with me at home. I couldn't ask for anything more.
Lawrence helped us watch our dog for the weekend. Our dog was very shy. His other dogs helped Nibbles feel comfortable, and Lawrence worked with my dog's shyness. Lawrence kept us up to date during our dog's stay, and sent us puctures. I would recommend Lawrence to other dog owners.
We recently boarded our two pups with Lawrence for several days and had a very positive experience. We did a meet and greet ahead of time as we have a high energy 2 year old "puppy." Our pups were very compatible with Jack and Cali and the other guest pups and had a fun time playing together and lounging around on their vacation. They also appreciated the 2-3 walks per day around their scenic neighborhood. Lawrence sent very regular updates and photos and was very engaged with their health and well being, throughout their stay, which we appreciated. We will definitely call on Lawrence for a future stay.
I can always count on Lawrence to treat my little Charlie like one of his own. Charlie comes home exhausted for all the FUN that he is having!!! I will bring him back whenever I have to leave town and cannot bring him with me! Thanks Lawrence!
My little Charlie loves staying at Lawrence's house. He has lots of fun and exercise! I have been bring him here for months and will continue to do so. Thanks so MUCH!!!
Thank you for taking care of Lucky while we were away. Lawrence kept us in the loop with Lucky's activity and how she was doing, which made us feel at ease while out of town. We know Lucky had a great time playing with the other dogs...she was exhausted when she came home! Would highly recommend Lawrence, as he cares for your pet as he would his own.
Lawrence and his family were amazing. I brought my pups before hand to meet with him and his wife and kids and they were very kind and caring. They have a schedule for eating and walking and do everything possible to ensure a smooth transition when drop off and pick up times come around. I received daily updates and photos which made me feel comfortable that my babies were in the right hands. Highly recommend!!!
This was not only our 1st experience with DogVacay but the 1st time leaving our puppy over night. Our dog is very energetic, but shy around other dogs. Lawrence made our puppy feel right at home, and our AJ assimilated into his household not that long after. Lawrence took AJ on daily walks which he enjoyed. AJ, also enjoyed playing with Jack & Cali. Lawrence sent daily pictures which we enjoyed and really appreciated. Lawrence was flexible with drop off and pick up and was very accommodating. We are so grateful to have found Lawrence. We will definitely use him in the future.
My dog always comes home after a stay with Lawrence and his family in a good mood and that wasn't always the case with other pet sitters he has stayed with. Lawrence sends plenty of updates with photos to let me know how he is doing which is comforting. I am confident in saying that Lawrence treats my dog like one of his own.
We left Neo for one night and that turned out to be really good stay for Neo. Lawrence took Neo on walk with other dogs. He also updated short notes about my dogs behavior, playtime etc. I would surely recommend anyone at Lawrence beautiful home.
Max was a puppy(3 months) when I first dropped him off at Lawrence's place. Lawrence ensured that Max was really comfortable in their place. He is pretty responsive and takes the dogs for 2-3 walks in a day. He keeps sending regular updates via email or text. Max became very active and didn't pull or resist while on walks and I should thank Lawrence for that. I definitely would recommend Lawrence to anyone who would need his services in and around the Dublin area.
Excellent host and took great care of my dog! Photo updates throughout the stay. Prompt replies as well.
Another great stay at Lawrence. Can't thank you enough for giving us peace of mind when we have to go out of town vacation without Toby. And thanks for the regular updates and pictures to let us know that Toby is having fun of his own playing with his regular and new dog friends!
I highly recommend Lawrence. This was my first time using dogvacay to board Brutus our weaton terrier. Drop off and pick-up where well communicated. Daily updates about Brutus with pics are awesome. Lawrence even took him to a 4th of July cookout at his inlaws house. Great experience, will use again for sure..
We were getting married that weekend and Lawrence was very flexible and understanding with our ever-changing drop-off times. Dogs seemed to have a good time and Lawrence kept us updated with cute doggie pics.
Lawrence sent lots of updates about Leia during the stay and I was very glad to have left Leia in good hands. Leia gets very excited to go to their place.
My wife and I were hesitant in leaving our 5 1/2 month puppy with a stranger. This is our first dog and we have no children. As you can imagine, my wife was very nervous. However, after the meet and greet we felt much better. We decided to have Cooper stay for the following day. Lawrence and his family did a great job taking care of our dog. He seemed to enjoy himself. I like that fact that Lawrence has a routine with his dogs and takes them on two daily long walks. They have a backyard the dogs can run around in.

I also appreciate three updates with pictures on how Cooper was doing. We are now planning on leaving him overnight for five days.
Very satisfied with Lawerence. He obviously is someone who likes dogs and took very food care of our dog for an afternoon and evening. Our dog, Bocce, suffers some separation anxiety but was comfortable around Lawerence and his family. When we picked up Bocce in the evening Lawerence was just coming back from a walk with Bocce.

Overall, I would use him again without reservation and would recommend him to others.
We were nervous leaving our dog as he is very attached to us. Lawrence did a great job of letting us know that he was a bit timid at first but shared pics as he started getting more comfortable. He shared pictures of our dog hanging with his dog. Lawrence is very professional and very knowledgable about different behaviors in dogs so we felt comfortable that he would know how to handle any challenges that our little guy faces. We were right. Our dog had a great time and therefore we had a great time when we were away. Will defiantly be using him again!!!
Lawrence and his home did a great job taking care of my energetic minature poodle, Sherrie. She had a great time and acclimated very quickly to Lawrence's very cute fur babies. I would definitely use Lawrence again!
Lawrence and Mary are always great and wonderful caring. Couldn't recomment them more! Hazel enjoyed stay with them and I enjoyed photos they sent me!!
We are so grateful to Lawrence. He made us feel comfortable about leaving our baby Akela and he sent a picture every day. Akela behavior is better when he come home, cause I think he learn from Lawrence's two dogs on his stay. We will rebook Lawrence again n again. I highly recommend him!
Lawrence watched my sister's fiancé's dog and my dog while we were away at their destination wedding. He was great. He sent us daily updates on how they were doing and asked any questions needed to make their stay comfortable. They were obviously very happy since when I picked them up they were so busy having fun they weren't in a hurry to go home. This speaks volumes for my dog who has severe separation anxiety. We will definitely use Lawrence again!
It was our first-time to leave Leia for overnight boarding and I felt really good about leaving her in good hands. Lawrence has been great in keeping me updated about her on a daily basis with pictures and her general status. He was very prompt in responding to any questions I had.
My little Charlie seemed to have a very nice time with Lawrence and the family. He went on long walks, slept wherever he wanted and was loved like their own. I received pictures everyday - which I loved receiving! I would love to have Charlie stay there anytime I have to go our of town.
When we approached the house to drop Bailey off for her vaca with Lawrence she got very excited, so obviously she enjoys staying there. Lawrence sent pictures every day and I could see that Bailey settled in and made herself at home almost immediately. She has stayed with Lawrence several times now and I will definitely take her there next time we go away. Thanks, Lawrence for providing a nice family atmosphere for our baby!

Sincerely, Pat
We were quite worried about what to do with our 4 months old puppy during our out of town vacation. Thanks to Lawrence, we were able enjoy our vacation with peace of mind. He sent us pictures of our puppy playing with other dogs in the house, etc - pretty awesome!
Lawrence is great. He takes great care of the dogs, has good communication with photos and updates, and is very accommodating with drop off and pick up times.
Hudson was well cared for during his 5 day stay with Lawrence and his family. I received daily updates and photos to let me know how my dog was doing. They went on multiple walks daily and I could tell that Hudson had a great time. Will be reaching out to Lawrence again the next time we are out of town!
Our puppy was so well cared for she probably didn't want to leave! Twice daily walks, playtime with hosts dogs, and what looked like plenty of love and attention. We really appreciated the photos and updates, especially as this was the first time we had left her and she is still a full-energy growing puppy! Lawrence and Mari couldn't have been nicer. We have used other boarding options with previous dogs in the past and this was by far the most comforting experience we've had.
I had not done this before but the dog seemed to enjoy himself. I have no complaints. I would leave him in their home again. It was nice that they even cleaned his paws as he is a white dog and just had a bath before his visit. Thank you,
Fabulous service! Lawrence took care of our precious doggy when we went to our son's wedding (4 days). I was apprehensive but Lawrence stayed in touch each morning and evening with a detailed status with photos. Although we missed our buddy, we felt confident he was in good hands --- had friends to play with and getting plenty of exercise during his walks with Lawrence and his family.
Great host. Sent pictures and updates of my dogs regularly.
This was Ellie's first time to stay overnight at someone's house. Lawrence's house was a wonderful place to stay. I got photos and updates a few times a day and made me feel that Ellie is in a good care. Thank you very much!
Lawrence and Mari are wonderful hosts for my dog. I really appreciate that they sent me photos of my dog, they walked daily with my dog, and also updated all information with me.
I am sure I will use them again.
I can trust them and I am sure my dog had a great time there.
Many thanks to Lawrence and Mari!!!
Muffin has stayed with Lawrence & his wonderful family for several times now and she loves it. She is always surrounded by other pups to play with and most of all love from Lawrence and family. When I bring Muffin home...she always seems so sad, but that's because she had way too much during her stay.

I can't say enough about the love and care she receives. Lawrence and Mari are wonderful! We look forward to our next booking!
When Bailey stays with Lawrence I am confident she is in good hands. Lawrence has been flexible and accommodating when our plans have changed. Thanks Lawrence for providing a home away from home for Bailey!
Lawrence and his family take good care of my dog. They always provide photos that really help me feel better about leaving him in a safe and happy environment when I'm away. I couldn't ask for anything more.
Zooey loves Lawrence and his two pups! It's wonderful being able to leave and know that she's in a loving home.
It's the 1st time I had to put our puppy with someone for boarding while on vacay. I'm so glad I picked Lawrence. He responded very quickly to all my messages and even did a last minute meet-and-greet which I appreciated. Of course we were a bit nervous leaving our puppy with someone we didn't know, but I went with the good ratings from the profile and I'm so glad it was all true. We are SO happy with the care and love they gave to our puppy. I received frequent emails with photo updates and felt very comfortable and happy knowing our puppy got along so well with their dog Jack. They provided lots of outdoor time, allowing my active puppy to roam from backyard to garage on her own and got 2x walks a day. My puppy even got a bath, which we did not expect at all but such a bonus for us! We are so glad to know that we now have someone we can trust to watch over our puppy again if we need for the future. Thank u so much Lawrence and family.
Lawrence is an incredible host -- Zooey always comes home happy and exhausted from play time! She always is so happy to see him and his pups!
Lawrence and his family provided my dog/kid (Lucky) with extra cuddles, love, and attention. I know how stressful it was for Lucky at first, but he adapted to the entire family including their dogs Jack and Cali.

Lawrence also kept me apprised of Lucky's stay through daily photos/updates. This type of consideration helped me deal with missing him, but felt more and more confident as I was able to see for myself how Lucky was doing.

I am positive Lucky will be comfortable on future stays.

Thank you Lawrence, family, Jack, and Cali.

~Raquel and Lucky
Lawrence has watched our dogs several times and it's always been a great experience!
Lawrence and his family are fantastic! This was my first time using them and the reviews from others were spot on. Lawrence provided daily updates and multiple photos of my baby, Muffin. Usually, when I take Muffin to a dog boarding place, she bolts out the door when picking her up. Not this time around. Muffin did not do a darn thing...I think she was exhausted from the fun-filled weekend (that's a first). Thank you Lawrence and family for taking such great care of her as if she were your own. I will definitely be utilizing your service again. Great communication, great rates, and overall wonderful family!
I was hesitant to keep my 12-week old English Labrador Retriever puppy named Charlie at a local doggy daycare boarding up to 20 dogs/room. I was afraid Charlie would be overwhelmed by the amount of dogs, yelping, and time away from me while I was working locally in Dublin, CA. I was also looking for a smaller doggy daycare (e.g., 2-3 dogs/setting). Knowing my hesitations, my friend told me about Dog Vacay as an alternative option for doggy daycare. I was so glad I looked into this company because I found such a great contact!

I found Lawrence through Dog Vacay 1 week prior to booking my reservation for Charlie. Lawrence was amazing from the start. He is very professional and readily answered all of my questions through emails and texts prior to my 3-day reservation. He even emailed me photos of Charlie walking to the park with his 2 dogs Jack and Cali throughout my workday. His wife and daughters also loved Charlie and looked forward to playing with Charlie every day of his stay! I felt a total peace of mind that Charlie was in good hands so I could get my work done. A huge thanks to Lawrence and his lovely family for watching Charlie for me. I am totally recommending you to all of my friends in the future!
Another great visit for my dogs! Lawrence really keeps track of how well the girls are doing while they are staying with him and we had several updates with pictures. I hate leaving my dogs, but I knew they were well taken care of while I was gone.
Lawrence (and his family) is wonderful. He is very responsible: pictures, walks, reassuring me that our puppy is good and happy. I highly recommend him
Our girls had a great time with Lawrence and his family. It was only a short stay, but we had plenty of updates including pictures. Lawrence was very conscientious of our dogs needs and made sure to keep us in the loop. We will definitely use Lawrence next time we need a pet-sitter!
Lawrence is a wonderful host. He really cares about our dog and takes great care of him while we were out during the memorial day weekend. He keep us posted on things that was going on with our pet. He is very experienced with dogs and was giving our dog a lot of attention. Our dog is a very energetic puppy and he was able to find activity to calm him. I will highly recommend Lawrence to all the dog parents.
We had peace of mind while we were away and leaving Beni in Lawrence's home. Beni also had a blast. He was refreshed after we picked him up because he got time to spend with Jack and Cali. And the pictures we got during our trip seemed to confirm it.

I would highly recommend this home for your dog while you're trying to get away from your own home. A true home away from home for your pet.
Awesome experience. Though they were not available initially, when their plans changed they reached out to us to let us know that they were available. We were initially skeptical about how our dog would react to their dogs. But Lawrence knew exactly how to introduce them to each other and this gave us the confidence that they would all get along well soon. Our dog got good walks, including trips to the dog park. We got regular photo updates with messages, which was great! We'd highly recommend them.
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