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Sandra T.

159 Reviews
108 Repeat Guests
$50/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 3 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Pet Requirements

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

Sandra's Resident Pets

Ashley
American Foxhound
Female
15 yr 11 mo old
Ben
Labrador Retriever
Male
13 yr 11 mo old
Saby
Mixed Breed
Male
8 yr 11 mo old
Lil Duke
Mixed Breed
Male
7 yr 11 mo old

Sandra's House

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Large Yard
100% fenced & locked
Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside
Great for senior pets
Dog door access

About Sandra

15 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
Thank you so very much for considering Laughing Dog Pet Sitters for your dog’s fun filled retreat! We are located on 25 acres in the Santa Cruz Mountains among soaring Redwood trees and old logging roads to hike on. Your dog will have free run of our ¼ acre fenced yard (and growing) where she will find a kiddie pool to cool off in after playing, mulberry bushes to hide under, mulched sunny areas to sun herself, and a wraparound porch for shade and beds to watch deer go by. Of course there are the daring squirrels to tempt and bring out the hunter in every dog.

Our enclosure is separated into three areas, so if it is necessary to separate rambunctious players from older or shy dogs we have the room to accommodate. However, we strongly believe in the power of the pack and make every effort to involve every boarder in group play and pack walks.

Laughing Dog Pet Sitters is my private residence, so dogs have access to the indoors as well as the outdoors. At no time will your dog ever be crated or kenneled unless requested to do so by you. Unlike larger facilities your dog is never left unattended even at night - in fact she’ll sleep on a dog bed in our bedroom! Safety is our number one concern, this is why I have a certification for Pet First Aid from the Santa Cruz Chapter of the American Red Cross.

I grew up with a pack of eight dogs. My father trained German Shepherd Dogs and although I learned an enormous amount from him, I learned even more from observing the pack interact with each other and our family. I have been caring for dogs most of my life and have been doing so professionally for 15 years. Currently my pack consists of four dogs and they are invaluable to me in providing my client’s dogs with proper socialization, sane pack mentality and a calming environment.

I attend dog behavioral seminars, study programs and read material that allow me to become familiar with canine behavior patterns and what causes them to react to different stimuli. I then make it my goal to eliminate timid or aggressive behavior and support a balanced mental state. I strive to provide safety, balance and fun for your dog and peace of mind for you.
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Can administer oral medicine
Can administer injected medicine
CPR / First-Aid certified
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Separation anxiety
  • Leash Pulling

Sandra T.

159 Reviews
108 Repeat Guests
$50/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 3 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated December 3, 2016

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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Sandra's Home
$50 /night
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/night
  • Dogs will never be left unattended
  • Dogs will have full access outside for potty breaks
  • 1 walk/day
  • Pets will sleep in their own beds
Daycare At Sandra's Home
$25 /day
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/day
Pick-Up/Drop-Off
$5 each way
  • Willing to travel 25 miles
159 Reviews
Great experience as always!
I am so impressed with Sandra. She is reasonably priced and provides my puppy with socialisation and affection while I am at work. Sandra clearly has genuine affection and concern for my puppy's well being. Now I can confidently go to work rather than worrying all day about how my puppy is doing without me.
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Sandra is great. I feel completely comfortable leaving my dogs with her.
Sandra is a down to earth dog whisperer. Her calm presence and understanding of the pack creates an amazing experience for the dogs in her care. Her home is so welcoming to people and their dogs, and she takes the time to introduce new dogs to her boarders. We will definitely return if we need a sitter in the future.
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Sandra and Ray have a wonderful set-up and we felt totally confident leaving Ruby for her first overnight stay. When we picked her up she was happy and relaxed. She's now booked in for a longer vacation and I'm happy in the knowledge she's going to have a fun-packed few days and probably won't miss us at all!
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My dog Gryphon comes home happy as a clam and absolutely exhausted every day he spends with Sandra and her pack. She is extremely friendly, kind and easy to talk to. She and her staff are a true pleasure to be around!

Sandra and her staff have exceptional pack leadership skills. She can read dog body language and knows when to step in to prevent any mishaps. Her techniques are very gentle and quickly redirects the dogs attention. She is truly gifted!

I would highly recommend anyone to have their dog stay with Sandra for the day. Her yard is a great size and there is plenty of space to run around, lots of shade and opportunities to bark at the deer. Dogs are also welcome in her home and can walk in and out freely.

Not to mention, she is extremely reasonable in price. Sandra recognizes that dog care needs to be affordable to be consistent.

Over all, I am extremely impressed with Sandra, her facility. A++++ !!!
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Kona came home exhausted but happy. He's looking forward to visiting again.
Wonderful experience. My little Hannah was in very good hands. I am so happy you were able to accommodate her...your associate, Susan, was perfectly suited to watch over my precious baby, with her special needs and all. Thanks so much, again.
I appreciate having a place where I can leave Casey where I know she will be cared for in very capable hands, and where she can have the space to go out and be a dog! I do not worry at all when I leave Casey with Sandra! Thank you Sandra!
Sandra is fabulous. Cannot say more than that.
Our family knew the moment we drove up to Sandra's that Berkeley would be loved and well cared for. Sandra and Ray are wonderful people, and Berkeley had a great time with all of the dogs on their beautiful property! We would highly recommend Laughing Dog Pet Sitters!
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Sandra is the absolute best! I give her the highest recommendation possible! She's a lifesaver!
Lily had another awesome vacation with Sandra and Ray! Thanks again.
Pretzel came back so happy, content and exhausted!!! Keeping Pretzel with Sandra is a great way to keep him happy since I returned to work. Sandra is perfect for my boy
I am so pleased to have found Laughing Dog and I couldn't be happier with my dog's stay there. I knew when I dropped her off that she was in good hands and I could relax and enjoy my trip. This is a very professionally operated, yet extremely warm and nurturing environment that feels like a home away from home, only better. Sandra and her staff are highly attentive to the dogs' interactions and provide them with frequent verbal feedback regarding their behavior. I plan to take my dog back to Laughing Dog in the future, not because I am planning any more trips, but just to give my dog an opportunity to play with other dogs in an enjoyable and supervised setting. I would highly recommend Laughing Dog. This environment is equipped with different areas that makes it possible to separate dogs if it is needed for any reason, which I think is a real plus. If Laughing Dog is convenient for you, I would recommend visiting - it is a beautiful place for dogs and people.
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Leaving Zeus for 3 weeks to travel half way around the world was hard, but I absolutely felt comfortable with it knowing he would have as much fun at Sandra's as we were having on vacation.

She dropped him off the day we came home and I could tell he had been well taken care of and super happy on his own doggie vacay, playing with all the other dogs. He was happy to see us and settled right back into our home routine with no sign of stress at all.

I am so lucky to have Sandra as Zeus's second mom - that is exactly how I feel; that she cares for him as much as I do and her place is even better than home because he gets to play all day with the pack!

We are already booking his next doggie vacay with her!
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awesome, mollie love it at Sandras!
We love Laughing Dog. Our dog adores Sandra. Fantastic all around.
Sandra is so kind and took care of our dog! He had a blast! Came back so tired!
Sandra and her team were a perfect DayCare situation for Loba. Sandra let Loba make friends with the other dogs at her own pace, not minding Loba's tendency to follow Sandra around closely the first day or two. We also appreciate that Sandra picked Loba up every day and dropped her off each night into the house--so the mornings were not made more hectic than usual, and my husband did not have to rush home to get Loba at a certain time. What a relief to know the dog was well taken care of while I was on business travel and my husband went to work everyday.
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Sandra and Ray are the best. Cleo gets so excited when she knows that she gets to see them for daycare. I actually have to spell Sandra's name out if I am talking about her because Cleo knows it and gets very excited when she hears it! She will run to the door and look at me like "Can we go there now?" It makes me feel good knowing that she is so loved and well cared for when she is away from home.
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I cannot say enough positive things about bringing my dog to Sandra! Not only is she very kind, she is knowledgable and flexible. I feel very comfortable leaving my dog with her, as he has so much room to play, socialize, and relax. She is constantly monitoring the dogs and ensuring they are fully immersed in the pack. I would recommend her in a heartbeat!
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Thank you Sandra for taking such good care of Tucker. He had a great time playing with other dogs and was a happy boy when we picked him up.
Once again Sandra and Ray made our dogs stay amazing! They have a true gift. Lisa J
Moose had a great time! Sandra has the best home ever for dogs to play. He will be back. Oh yes, he will be back
As always, Lily had a great time with Sandra and clan! Thanks
Love Sandra!!!!
Sandra kept our two dogs, Lola (2) and Viv (6 mths), this weekend. They came back happy and tired out! We love Laughing Dog and are repeat customers. I never worry when leaving our girls with Sandra. ;)
I continue to be amazed at the level of excellence that Sandra brings to her work. Friendly, supportive, reliable, genuine. Dogs love her, they jump out of my car into hers without hesitation.
This was our third experience with Sandra. As usual, our dog had a wonderful time! Sandra sends photos and updates, she is caring, friendly and treats our dog like her own. We know our dog is in good hands with Sandra!
We love Sandra and trust her 100% with our sweet pup. We know that our girl will be happy, taken care of, and loved when she's with Sandra and the rest of the pups. It's like a little vacation for our girl when she goes to Sandra's place.
Beautiful property for Marli to enjoy. She has been tired ever since coming home! That tells it all. Thank you for your care for Marli. Her 3rd stay at Laughing Dogs.
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Every time my dogs spend time with Sandra they come home happy and tired. I have complete confidence that they are being well cared for and loved while I am away. Sandra is such a calm influence on them, I swear they get more mellow from being around her. Absolutely the best.
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great!
Sandra won my confidence with the Meet and Greet and the care she took in introducing Balou to the other dogs, one by one. The best compliment I can give her and Laughing Dog Pet Sitters is that Balou comes home from them happy, playful and in good health. Before finding Sandra and LDPS, he would come home from other places thin and listless and it would sometimes take a week for his personality to come back. Now, with Sandra, he returns as the same happy boy he was when we dropped him off. That is my highest praise!
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Love Sandra! Always top-notch care for our 2 year pup, Boomer! Boomer loves all the open space provided at their home and enjoys playing with the other dogs. Sandra, always attentive to the love and attention needed by dogs, provides a great home environment while we're away. We can tell how much Boomer loves it there as he is always quick to get in the car and go and nearly rockets into Sandra's car to be whisked away to doggie fun! Thanks Sandra for taking such great care of our dog!
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My two girls always enjoy going to Sandra's house for a vacation. Our family is so happy to be able to have a safe place to take our girls.
Sandra takes great care of my elderly dog.
Love her, love her, lover her! I can only say Sandra is the best doggie sitter ever! You won't find a better person watching your beloved dog. Our 2 year Boomer is so excited to see her when we go away he leaps into Sandra's truck and sits there ready to go! Thanks Sandra for making travel so easy knowing our dog is in the best care available!

Carolyn
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You couldn't find a more dedicated, loving and professional daycare than this. Sandra loves every dog she cares for and the dogs get to be dogs! They are loved for in her home and all the dogs play in her fantastic backyard where they get to chase each other and have lots of fun. They go for long walks in the woods and get to crash out together inside their lovely house for the night. You're dog will return home with a smile on h*r face (and probably be nice and tired!).
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(I thought I had submitted a review) Marli has had two stays at Laughing Dogs. They took very good care of her and sent us updates with pictures. She loves LD! We're booking again soon. Pam and Dan
Sandra at Laughing Dog is wonderful! She does a great job with introducing the dogs to one another upon meeting and allowing them to acclimate to being in a new place. The facilities are perfect. There are several fenced outdoor areas, large covered porch, and access to the house which gives the doggies room to run, a place to be alone if needed, and beds to curl up in. I fully trust that my dog will be safe at Laughing Dog, and he always comes home tired and happy.
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Sandra is just absolutely great! She have taken care of my beagle Bucci for several times and I can not be more thankful. When I go out of country for long trips I always hope she is available because it is a retrieve for my beagle. Thanks Sandra!
Sandra is an amazing host! I'm very far from her but it is always worth it!! My beagle, Bucci always get lots of exercises and love. She is always keeping up updated with pictures and notes.She knows all about taking care of dogs and have a complete set up that allows all of the dogs to be comfortable and enjoy the stay with her!
Five stars are not enough to express how much I am pleased with Sandra care and services, definitely 10 stars!

Thank you Sandra for always being so amazing!!!
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best dog boarding place i have ever found period wonderful people Sandra and Ray , love animals and really care for mine when they are there highly recommend them aisha
Bobby came back in great shape! I think he would have rather stayed with Sandra and the gang ;-)
Once again Sandra has performed miracles with our dogs. She took on our new, over-active 6 month old, and four year old lab. They came home happy, and more well behaved than when we dropped them off. Thank you Sandra! You and your husband are a treasure in the mountains!
Toby and Buddy thank you too!
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Fantastic! We were gone for two weeks and we received regular updates, including pictures. It made us feel very secure in our decision. Dropping her off and picking up at a nearby location worked perfectly. She (and her husband) were there on the return and truly showed us that they enjoyed her company. Our dog loved the socializing and all the room to run around. We've already made another appointment.
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My boys had another great stay with Sandra! Loved the photo updates to see how much fun they're having. They came home happy and tired once again. Thanks Sandra! :)
Sandra took great care of our golden doodle. I told him he was going to camp in the redwoods, and that is what it was like....he played and ran around in their spacious yard in Boulder Creek. The location is remote but Sandra met me in downtown Saratoga for pickup and dropoff-- very convenient. All in all a great experience for all of us. Thank you Sandra.
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Gracie has such a blast at Sandra's home while we were away. We received photo updates and Gracie came home tired and happy.
Prez had a great day with Sandra and her human and canine pack, as always. We really appreciate the service she provides. Val
Hi Sandra! Thanks for taking care of me while my owners were out of town. I had a blast playing with my friends at your place! And my owners had a relaxing restful vacation knowing I was in such good hands. See you next time! Woof-Lily
This was our second experience with Laughing Dog and again it was fantastic! Our dog came back happy and missing her new doggy friends!

Sandra updated us throughout and provided pictures. All in all, this is a fantastic place for your dog when you are away and 5 stars!
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After a week plus my dogs were tired, so I know they had a great time at Laughing dog. As always they were glad to go to the "resort" and see old friends. I know they were spoiled just as if they were at home.
My dogs had a wonderful time and came home tired and happy! This was my first time boarding my dogs and I toured a couple different facilities. Sandra was the best and within moments of meeting her I just knew. She's just amazing with dogs. I have a lab and a terrier and they are very different personality types. She's fabulous with both of them. The peace of mind I felt in leaving them with her allowed me to relax and truly enjoy my vacation. They had a blast too! I would recommend her to everyone! Thank you Sandra & Ray! :) Chewy and Nacho will see you in July!
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Our dog Gracie had such a great time playing with Sandra's pack she's really looking forward to her upcoming stay. Thanks Again!
Sandra's amazing. My dog came home happy and exhausted from playing with the pack all afternoon. Happy Customer!
Quincy had a wonderful time with Sandra and several other younger dogs that stayed with her! He came home tired and happy! Thank you,Sandra!
Our dog enjoyed the time with Sandra and came back tired and happy. Sandra was very responsive and accommodating to our needs. We did visit her first and also tried a day care stay to make sure our dog would be acquainted with them.
Sandra is wonderful! My black lab, George, just had another great stay with her. He loves her and loves playing with the other dogs. She sends me a few photos and a quick update each time and I never worry about him at all when he is there. She is also very responsive, easy to communicate with, and on time if she is ever meeting us anywhere.
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As always. Lily had an awesome visit at "camp" this week! Thanks Sandra and Ray!!!
Sandra is so great. We always feel confident our dog is well taken care of and loved like one of their own! I would highly recommend and feel very lucky we found her!
Sandra does a great job taking care of our senior dog. With twice-daily medications and other concerns, our dog requires a caretaker who's responsible and compassionate. That's Laughing Dog to a T!
Our black lab, George, had a great time at Sandra's. She was very easy to communicate and schedule with and was on time for drop off and pick up. Her place is like dog heaven, toys, beds, lots of dogs, treats... I did not worry about George at all and I will leave him with her again!
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Our 18 month old Spoodle just came home from a five day stay at "Camp Laughing Dog", where he is a regular day camper. He didn't want to get in the car to come home. Our only complaint is that he now loves Sandra more than he loves us!
Maureen & Peter
Cupertino, CA
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We had a great experience leaving our dog, Zoe, overnight with Sandra. We were impressed by the awesome outdoor setup for the dogs, completely fenced in and separate areas for the dogs to meet or be split up, if needed. Pups are also welcome in the house and on the wrap around porch. Sandra took the time to see how Zoe interacted with her dogs and the others she was watching. We could tell instantly that she cares a great deal for the pups and creating a healthy and safe environment for them! Zoe had a great time and came back to us exhausted from all the fun. Sandra really goes the extra mile - she was flexible in our pick up/drop off locations/time, send pics to let us know she was settling in, and even provided some training tips. We highly recommend Laughing Dog!
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This overnight was a first for Zeus. Of course his people were nervous. We arranged some prior day care visits with Sandra to help him adjust and when we dropped him off for the overnight he was so happy to see Sandra and jumped right into her truck ready to go! : O)

A couple of updates, complete with photos, really helped us relax too. Even the next day was great because Zeus was still chill from such a full play day!

Next up, his week long dog vacay while we our off to Hawaii! It is a win-win!

Thanks Sandra!!
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As always, my dogs came home happy, clean, well taken care of. I'm not sure they even missed me! Sandra is so calm and confident. Absolutely the best experience.
Sandra and Ray are great. They have opened their home for our 4-legged kids. The kids are socialized with the pack, exercised and taken good care of while we are gone.
Laughing Dog is a fantastic place to leave your pup for the day to romp and play. It is a safe and fun doggie wonderland!
We are so impressed with Laughing Dog. The location is absolutely beautiful with so many places for dogs to run and play. Also, Sandra is amazing with the dogs and she knows all about the pack. She was so thorough in our first meeting and I knew my dog would be in great hands. During my dog's 8 night stay, she sent numerous photos on a couple occasions and updates. We will definitely use Laughing Dog again when we go away and would highly recommend them. They are reliable, friendly and most importantly, great with dogs (big and small).
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I would just like to echo all the wonderful things everyone has already said about Sandra and her beautiful property. She is truly a great pack leader. Our dog can be high maintenance and has some problems with insecurity. Sandra has been willing to work with her, and she has really benefited from just being in her presence and among the well-socialized dogs in her pack. Sandra is so knowledgeable and caring -- we feel fortunate to have found her. She is 100% reliable, always on time, always very responsive, and always spot-on when it comes to her recommendations for how to fix some unwanted behaviors. My husband and I have been better able to communicate with our dog since we have taken Sandra's advice. Sandra is really someone very special. It was obvious the first time we met her, and is constantly reinforced with every visit. Thanks so much, Sandra!
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Susie and Tucker enjoyed 11 full days with Sandra and Ray last year and we couldn’t be happier. Every step of the reservation experience was made with ease and promptness. Sandra and Ray have put their heart and soul in to providing a safe, loving and tranquil environment. We hope to be back soon!
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Zeus loved playing all day with the other doggies! Sandra was very accommodating! We are so grateful to have found a place where we feel good leaving Zeus and where he has so much fun.
Rush couldn't wait to leave in the morning and was happy and exhausted when he got home. I couldn't all for more.
Our pup was thrilled to go play and exhausted when he came back. He was up early and waiting at the door this morning, completely confused why he wasn't getting to go play with his friends at Laughing Dog this morning. "Next week" isn't a phrase in Rush's vocabulary. I couldn't be happier with Sandra's service. She clearly loves dogs and they love her. It's good to know that I have a safe and caring place for Rush when I need it or when he needs a play day.
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As always, Tula had an awesome time at Sandra's! Sandra takes such good care of Tula and has such an amazing space for the dogs to run and play. We're so grateful for her availability even during the holidays! We highly recommend her and are always 100% at ease when our fur-baby is in her care.
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After a meet and greet with Sandra, I knew that leaving my dogs with her would be a great choice. Sandra herself is very sweet and welcoming. Her property is pretty much dog heaven and you can tell that Sandra really loves the dogs. While I was away I received pictures of Lily and updates on how she's doing. This was the first time I'd been away from Lily so these updates were extra welcome. While away and missing my puppy, I was happy to know that Lily was spending her days running around playing with other dogs and getting plenty of cuddles and treats.
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Sandra was amazing. She assessed Jackson's temperament before boarding him, which I appreciated. That means other guests were, too, so the pack is a sociable one. The location is breathtaking. Sandra's commitment to the dogs is remarkable. Her own dogs, sweet as they are, are proof that she knows how to handle dogs with care and love. I hope to book with her in the future.
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Sandra is the best. After meeting her and taking a look at the environment, I trusted my dog her without hesitation and I would do so again.
Sandra is absolutely wonderful. She is very knowledgeable when it comes to dogs. She was careful and patient about introducing our GSD to her flock of dogs. The dogs have a great wraparound porch at her house to run around on and easy access to outside fenced areas. In addition, they are welcome into her house if they want to. Sandra accommodated us at the last minute because were in the Santa Cruz area for a dog nose work trial and needed daycare for a day so my husband and I could go bike riding. Can't say enough nice things. Wish we lived here to take advantage of this daycare/overnight.
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Our puppy loves going to Laughing Day. She gets to play outside all day with other dogs & comes home exhausted. My wife & I always feel like we never get Lana enough exercise when she is at home. That's never a problem at Laughing Day.

Sandra is super helpful & willing to add our dog even if the site says she is full, assuming she has the room. I can't recommend Laughing Day enough!
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Sandra is knowledgeable, kind and her home and property is dedicated to her obvious passion, Dogs. Our Puppy (5 1/2 months) was with her for almost 2 weeks while we were out of the country. He received great care & was returned to us healthy, happy and with better manners (with people & other dogs). I think our dog benefited tremendously from the socialization opportunities her day care program provides. I will recommend Sandra highly to friends & family.
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Ginger had a great time at her doggie resort in the mountains over the Thanksgiving Holiday. She came home tired after 7 days of play with the younger dogs. I never worry. Thanks, Sandra!
Lily came home exhausted and happy! It being our first stay with her, Sandra was very prompt answer my inquiries as to how our pup was doing. I even received a picture of a happy, playing Lily.
I appreciated the initial visit as well. Sandra made sure that her dogs and mine got along well before agreeing to board Lily. I wish I could keep Sandra a secret but won't because she does such a good job! Lily will be visiting again.
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Awesome, my 3 always come back calm, well cared for, and happy. Great knowledge, professionalism, and genuine love of dogs...
Our little dog Prez loves Laughing Dog. He fit right in, according to Sandra. She picked him up and delivered him home right on time. We had driven up to Laughing Dog for a preliminary visit and found it ideal: clean, safe, organized and focused on everything you/we would want for a home away from home. Planning two more visits for Prez in 2015.
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This was my dogs first overnight boarding situation and of course I was worried! He is only 6 months old and I had never been away from him for that long. He had a great time and Sandra sent me updates and photos the entire time, which I loved. Sandra did a great job of watching over him and made sure that he did not get too rambuncious with the older dogs. I will definitely recommend Laughing Dogs to my friends! It is a wonderful service providing great care, respect and love for all the dogs.
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Sandra is amazing! She is great with our dog. We love the photos she posts with captions to let us know how he is doing. She is very flexible with pick up and drop off arrangements. She is so kind and our dog is always happy when he sees her and is exhausted when he comes home. We just know he had lots of fun! We feel completely safe leaving our four legged friend with her. Her home setting is made for dogs.
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What an amazing treasure finding Sandra! She truly knows and loves dogs. She updates me while my pups are with her which is always reassuring along with photos which brings peace of mind. When we pick up our pups they are always happy, calm, and well cared for. You just can't ask for anything more. Thank you Sandra and Ray for all you do!

Toni, Brian, Taft, Dolly, and Harlie
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This was my dog's first visit to Laughing Dog. She seemed very relaxed with the hosts and came back happy.
Same great care as always, Sandra has been slaving Ray and they now have a new lower play area below the house with plans for agility equipment etc. Just keeps getting better each time my pups are there
As usual, Tonka loved his time at Laughing Dogs with blurry tail-wagging photos to prove it! While he's always the biggest dog in the bunch with the goofiest attitude , Sandra and Ray are constantly on-hand to keep a close eye to make sure things are safe and happy at the ranch. And, Tonka even found a BFF in Badger who appreciates hearty dog-play too! Knowing my big boy is having fun and is playing safely means I can rest easy while I'm away on business. Tonka always comes home tired, happy and completely fulfilled - We are big fans of Sandra's family and Laughing Dogs is the only local place I trust with my precious dogs while I'm traveling.
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My girls are not use to being away from home. Sandra is very helpful and understanding. She is helping my girls adjust to being away from home. I would recommend Sandra in an instant. My girls think the world of her and he pack.
My 2 labs had the best time at Laughing Dog Pet Sitters! They were able to play with other dogs and roam around in a beautiful setting. They also got to lounge on the couch together at night! We loved receiving pictures and updated while we were gone!
Their pick up and drop off location is also very convenient!
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Quincy had a wonderful morning and slept for the rest of the afternoon!! I am so glad that he had a chance to be with other dogs and play. Sandra's taxi service was much appreciated! See you again soon. Thanks, Karen
It is a good feeling to know that Sandra takes good care of him.
This was the first time we needed to board our 2 year old lab, Merlin, and what a great experience! Sandra's facility is perfect for those who want a real "home" experience for their dogs - I truly felt like Merlin received lots of love, care, and (also important!), play:) We will definitely try and reserve a spot for Merlin again when the need arises and will recommend her to friends and family looking for a wonderful vacation for their dogs. Thanks so much!
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Great place, great people, daily reports and pictures! Recommended!
My two girls had never stayed away from home before. Sandra made the experience so positive for them. That was the reason I chose her to take care of my girls. And she did not disappoint. It is great to have someone you can leave your dogs with and know you do not have to worry about them. Thank you Sandra for being so caring.
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This was our fourth or fifth time leaving the dogs with Sandra and as always they came back tired and happy!!! They get so excited when we drop them off that we know they will be well looked after. Sandra has also been extremely flexible with arrangements.
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Sandra and her husband are wonderful. They are not only very competent and familiar caring for dogs, but also seem to really enjoy the dogs. In one overnight visit, they figured out our sweet & quirky GSP's personality! Our dog came home pooped out from playing in their fenced in property.
Thank you Sandra!
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Sandra T is the sweetest, most wonderful person one can have to trust a family dog with. Our dog just came back from his first 2-day stay with Sandra squeaky clean, fresh from a bath she gave him. He seemed to have loved his stay as he wasn't even eager to come back to us as he usually is after being away for a short while.
Sandra is very reliable and flexible. She accommodated our needs for last minute changes willingly and promptly. We are so very grateful to both dogvacay and her for offering outstanding services!
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Once again very relaxed happy Huskys when I picked them up. Only difference this time was Sandra was in area Sunday and came by to pick them up for me
The entire Laughing Dog experience is the best boarding I have ever used, both for my dogs and for me as well.
Thanks again Sandra and Ray
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I can't say enough positive things about my dog's experience at Sandra's Laughin Dogs. It is truly dog heaven - they have indoor/outdoor access in a lovely natural setting with tons of positive interaction with other dogs and with Sandra and Ray. Physical and emotional safety and comfort are taken very seriously. My dog is anxious and skittish, given his early experiences before going to a shelter, and Sandra has shown great skill, patience and care in helping him become more comfortable with other dogs and with himself. He has changed a lot due to his experiences there and always loves to go!
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sandra took care of my dogs for 3 weeks while i went to NEW ZEALAND the dogs had a safe great place to stay and sandra is an awesome dog sitter there are other dogs to play with , protected areas to roam , and comfortable places to sleep . They came back very relaxed . She will pick up the dogs from new leaf market so i won't have to drive the steep hill to her house and bring them to my door when i return . i highly recommend her and she is taking the dogs for a week this summer and i feel totally assured for their comfort and safety . She is totally professional and very knowledgeable about dogs She is great!
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Our 7 month old puppy, Lola just spent a week with Sandra at Laughing Dog.. She came home happy, exhausted from playong and looking great!

Sandra sent us pictures and video of Lola throughout the week. We were able to enjoy our vacation knowing Lola was being well taken care of.
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My "kids" had the best time and care when they had the opportunity to go on their doggy vacation. I received mail photos of Nando and Izzy having a very fun time with all their new friends. I need to go on another vacation just so my "kids" can stay there again!
Thank You so much Sandra and Ray,
Mary Sinclair, Nando and Izzy
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Sandra is amazing! She is someone who knows dogs and excels at what she does. My pups come home very well taken care of and tired, relaxed, and happy. Thank you Sandra for all you do!
I was very happy to leave my two small dogs, Lily and Scarlett, with Laughing Dog Pet Sitters. I loved the Facebook pictures and videos - the next best thing to being there, and that made me feel comfortable while out of town. I also feel good that my dogs were able to run around in the yard with other dogs, unlike traditional boarding. Sandra and Ray are the best - I recommend them for anbody looking for quality, loving pet care.
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Sandra is outstanding!
The other day when she took my two crazy dogs out for a walk one of the old neighbors saw her and mentioned to me later on how well behaved the 2 were pleasantly walking by her side.
I'll tell you - I was amazed.
Thanks Sandra.
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We have been using LD for several weeks as daily daycare in preparation for our week away. It was wonderful to know our girl was happy and secure with Sandra and her pack. We loved the pictures and looked forward to the nightly updates. Ava enjoyed her doggy vacation as much as we enjoyed ours. Thank you for your love and care !
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Many thanks for taking care of Ginger over Spring Break. Ginger had lots of fun with the other "guests" at her "doggie resort" in the mountains. We opted that she have a bath before she came home; so she came home happy, tired, and clean!
Great as always! Gives me such piece of mind to leave my girls with Sandra and Ray. Thanks!
Sandra met us to pick up our two dogs and she was right on time (in fact she was waiting when we arrived), she was friendly, professional, and smiling early on a Saturday morning. When we met at the end of the day to pick our two pups up....they were calm and happy. Sandra shared their adventures throughout the day, who they played with, who they cuddled up with for afternoon naps, and how much they ate. While we were standing talking the dogs went to her for good-bye pats. She knows dogs! I have already booked several additional stays with Sandra. I know my dogs will have fun in a safe environment with a very experienced dog professional.
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Sandra is one of the best doggie people I know. Kind, knowledgable, experienced -- and her passion for dogs shines brightly through in everything she does.

Sandra has been walking my large breed dogs weekly for over 2 years and she's been a true Godsend! Both of my dogs love Aunt Sandra so much that they can both literally hear her car coming a mile away and start to get excited at the door! She knows both of their personalities so well and always leaves me a cute note about what they did during their visit. I get to come home to happy, calm dogs every day she visits.

Only recently did I have an opportunity for my 95 lb Shepherd to have overnight slumber party at the beautiful Laughing Dog Ranch in Boulder Creek. We went up for a meet-n-greet on a Saturday where Sandra introduced the resident dogs one by one and it went perfectly. My dog even found a couple of new best friends that matched his high-energy style of play and he was off and running! He had a fabulous time during his 2 night stay - and I've already booked his next overnight stay.

I've never had a more trusted caretaker than Sandra and her husband. While I'd love to keep Laughing Dogs my little Santa Cruz Mountains secret, I'd recommend the Tjaders a thousand times over. Thanks Sandra & Ray!
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The first time ever I did not feel the need to call and see how my kids were doing. My Dogs love it there, and I have complete confidence in Sandra and Ray. My only fear now is my dogs, may at some point, not want to come home with me
sandra is an awesome host she is a dog whisperer, my dogs spent 3 weeks with her at her magical home in the boulder creek mountains and came back calm and happy and healthy , i know that they were well taken care of ,i loved the updates and photos that she emailed me every few days . She is very accomodating with pickups and drop offs and giving them their meds. she is a real gem and i highly recommend her
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Sandra is great!! I am a new mom and I come with the new mom worries and fussiness and Sandra was great at answering all of my questions and concerns. I had a long list of things she needed to know about my pup and I kept adding things and she was great. My pup comes home happy and tired. I feel calm knowing my pup is well taken care of and in a safe place with Sandra. I highly recommend bringing you dogs to Laughing Dog no matter where you live in the Santa Cruz area :)

She has tons of experience and lots of doggies to play and socialize your Dog.

Thank you for a great experience!!!!
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Sandra and her husband are very sweet and what a great place they have for the dogs! Our pups came home tired and happy, just the way we did from our vacation. Can't ask for more.
Another pawesome daycare experience. Leo was much more friendly with strangers when he was dropped off today. He's becoming more socialized each time. Sandra and husband are always right on time with pick ups and drop offs. I LOVE that they provide this service for a minimal extra fee!

Thanks again!
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Sandra and her husband are sweet, positive, pleasant people. They go the extra mile (literally too!) and spend time chatting and addressing concerns. My very skittish dog comes out of his shell for them and their dog pack. He has so much fun and a tired dog is a good dog!

Totally pawsome!
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Sandra and her pack are amazing. I met them last Friday and she spent an hour with my pup and me. She answered every question, Stephanie and Ray were also present and wonderful. The following Monday she came to get Ava and I saw pictures that day showing what a great time she is having. I am very impressed with the professional, caring and warmth of the The Laughing Dog pack. Ava's vet recommended them, can't get much more of a better reference than that !
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Short notice,1day, 1 of my Huskies had to be given medicine at 1 pm.

My work schedule and location made this impossible for me to meet the 1 pm requirement.

Sandra had no problem what so ever fitting me in, in my time of need.

A always Sandra THANKS SO MUCH!!!
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Sandra is a very knowledgeable and caring person to take care of your dog. I started using her a few weeks ago for day care twice a week for my insecure dog, Hunter.
She takes him into town with her and introduces him to other dogs on walks. He's beginning to change now, I noticed. He's not so tense and disruptive as he used to be.
Sandra has done wonders with him.
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Pawsome! If you are looking for a pet daycare or a place to leave your loved one for a while, Sandra is the one. The Laughing Dog is like a 5 star resort for dogs who likes to play, sniff around and have a lot to explore. I can not thank Sandra and Ray enough for taking care of Bucci. She kept us updated on how and what he was doing. The place is so beautiful and the backyard is completely fenced in. Sandra is amazing with dogs and truly a wonderful person. If you have been looking for a place, this is the one.
Thank you Sandra and Ray.
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Camille and Orlando seemed to enjoy their vacation with Sandra and her crew. Thanks for taking such good care of my little ones. It is a relief knowing that there is someone great out there willing to treat my pups like one of their own.
This was our first time leaving our two girls anywhere, so we were a little nervous. Let's just say we won't be nervous next time! They were so happy and relaxed when we picked them up that we know they had a great time and were well taken care of. Thanks so much to Sandra and Ray for giving us the peace of mind to trust our dogs to someone!
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My greatest concern about leaving my dog was that he never would want to come home again. Seriously, it was freaking me out when I was away recently on a 8-day business trip on the East Coast. My fear was that King would have such a fantastic time with Sandra and her husband Ray that he would never want to come home!!

When I first spoke to Sandra via DogVacay, I was hesitant because she lives close to an hour drive from where I live. So instead, I boarded my dog (for the first time) at a traditional kennel near my house, which although clean and safe, felt leaving my dog in a prison cell. But even with getting premium treatment (play periods and walks) my dog seemed very disoriented when I picked him up, so I knew that I needed to find a better option.

My issues about boarding are confounded by the fact that my dog is a large German Shepherd, is quite old and is not neutered which means that most boarding facilities will not allow him to mingle with other dogs. (BTW, King is not neutered because he is a senior rescue and the vet said its too risky to put him under anesthesia).

So, I bit the bullet last month and did drive the hour to do a Meet and Greet and the minute I met Sandra and her husband Ray, and saw their fantastic property, I knew that King would be happy there. From the way they introduced King to the other dogs to Sandra and Ray's demeanor with my dog, I knew that this was just what I wanted. And in the end, it turns out that drop off and pick up was only 20 minutes via 280 (off peak commuting hours) from my house because Sandra will meet you in Saratoga at a gas station so you dont have to drive to her house which is remote. So I only had to drive to Boulder Creek once for the Meet and Greet, but that in itself was a wonderful experience as they live on 30 acres, of which about 1/4 acre is fenced off where the dogs can go.

My last comment is this: I am a human and I would be happy to stay here. Do your dog a favor and check it out.
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Once again, a perfect experience at Laughing dog for my kids, and this time Ray even brushed both dogs. An absolutely amazing experience for not only my dogs but for me as well. Hank Gehring
Sandra is awesome. While my dog is great with people and loves dogs one on one, she had anxiety about dogs in a pack. This has made it very difficult to leave her in dog boarding situation. I was even turned down by another highly-rated dog boarder in Santa Cruz and accused of not socializing my dog. (Which is so far from the truth its not even funny.)

Sandra didn't even bat an eye. We had a meet n greet day where she could see how my dog reacted to her pack, and after careful observation to make sure my dog wasn't aggressive.. she now takes my dog for daycare once a week. Just to expose her and work her with her issues. Other dog day care places would take my money and ignore my dog. But Sandra devises "pack games" so my dog can ease her way into the group and become more confident. It won't be fixed overnight... but how grateful am I that sandra is completely willing to work with her?

The drive to her place is a out of the way and the road is a little curvy.. but once you get here you can completely trust that your fur baby is in great hands.
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Straight up, I'm a fan of Sandra's Laughing Dog Sitter's ranch forever. =)
Highly recommend Laughing Dog. Sandra is a true professional. She sent us great updates and pictures on what was up with our dog. I could tell from the notes and photos that our dog was getting some great attention.

The setting of Laughing Dog is doggie heaven. The great outdoors combined with a house that has a huge covered overhang so that dogs can still run around if the weather is inclement, or if they so desire, they can come inside through the doggie door. My husband and I were worried that our dog would feel let down when she came back home!
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As usual, it was a FUNtastic experience for my dog.
Sandra and Ray are the best! Our one year old golden retriever, Biscuit, stayed for ten days in October while we were on vacation. We felt very comfortable leaving her with Sandra and Ray since we had a successful meet and greet and two separate doggie day care sessions before the big trip. Sandra knew that we were going to miss Biscuit. She emailed pictures and a short report on how Biscuit was doing every other day. It truly was a dog vacay for Biscuit. She played all day long with the other boarders and followed Ray around while all of the other dogs napped. Their property is PERFECT for boarding. There is plenty of room for the dogs to play outdoors within the fenced yard. I highly recommend Sandra and Ray. Don't take your dogs to a depressing kennel. Let them play in a homey environment like at Laughing Dog. Their personal touch cannot be matched. They even included a picture of Biscuit in a thank you card after her stay. Book with them. You won't regret it!
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Sandra provides a fantastic doggy environment. The level of attention and interaction our dogs receive with Sandra is top notch.
We were so nervous about leaving our dog with someone new, but Sandra was awesome. She sent us tons of updates and photos, and Badger looked like he was having a great time! I definitely hope to use her services again.
Sandra at Laughing Dog is top rate! Sandra is flexible and a great communicator for all the necessary details making you feel at ease right away in leaving your precious pup with her. I boarded my 7 month old dog Boomer with Sandra and Ray and he had the best time romping around their yard and playing with the many dogs Sandra hosts each week! Sandra and Ray are loving and caring ensuring your dog will be completely entertained the entire visit with them. They have an awesome homestead with plenty of room and lots of outdoor space to play. They are constantly with the dogs all day providing the dogs with fun and amusement with toys and the great outdoors to peak their interest! At night it is the perfect family home with all of them in the cabin together. The best is the great personal email of photos and the write-up Sandra provides each day while your dog is with them. It makes you feel as if you are right their with your dog the entire time you are away! I could not wait to hear from Sandra's emails each day to see what my pup was up to all day! It was the perfect place for young Boomer while we were away! My dog is completely pooped from an abundant amount of fun and love all week long! I am so thankful for having found such a warm and wonderful couple! I highly recommend Laughing Dog as the perfect pet vacation while you travel! Thank you Sandra for everything!
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Laughing Dogs Pet Sitters are the best dog sitters and property I have ever seen. Sandra and her husband are wonderful with dogs and so caring and loving. Their property is amazing and was so much fun for my energetic pointers that they didn't want to come home. They made so many new friends and watched and chased birds and the deer on the other side of the fence all day. Sandra sent me pictures of my dogs playing, sleeping, and just having a good time while I was away which really put me at ease. I love knowing that my pups are on vacation too when I have to go away. Their entire yard and house is specifically designed for dogs. My dogs sleep with me at home but Sandra and Ray have so many dog beds and dog friendly furniture that they didn't even miss sleeping on my bed. I also live an hour and 1/2 away and it is so worth the drive. I couldn't be happier that I found Laughing Dogs and trust me, you will be too!
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We couldn't have asked for better hosts to take care of our little furbaby, Tula, while we were away for a couple of weeks out of the country. We did a few meet-n-greets with some other hosts and Sandra (along with her husband Ray) stood out above the rest for us. Here's why:

Her home is like doggie heaven - a beautiful porch for Tula to lounge on, a big yard to run around and explore, other dogs to play with, and a cozy indoor setting to call home. Tula was allowed on the furniture and slept in their bedroom at night.

Sandra is very knowledgeable about dogs. She did an amazing job of introducing Tula to the other dogs there. She also had no problem giving Tula oral medication and following our detailed food regiment.

Sandra was extremely responsive, friendly, professional, and flexible. She always responded promptly to any and all messages we sent. She also provided us with a packet that included information on the vet she would take Tula to if needed (unless we requested her to take Tula to our vet) along with some other pamphlets and info.

Tula got a lot of love, care and attention. Sandra and her husband are retired and spend a lot of time with the dogs. Plus, the dogs have a blast playing with each other. We really liked that Tula would not be left alone and would have the company of both humans and dogs.

Sandra and her husband are in this business for the love of dogs. At the meet-n-greet they assured us that they would not take in any other dogs during the time Tula was there that they felt wouldn't be suitable for her. They made good on this promise - while Tula was there she got along great with the other dogs and even made a good friend.

Sandra also provided us with frequent updates (pictures, videos, emails) of how Tula was doing while we were away. We loved getting these updates and looked forward to them while we were gone.

The cherry on top was that Sandra went above and beyond and washed Tula's bedding and blanket as well as gave Tula a bath before we picked her up.

In sum, Tula (a tiny 5lb Pomeranian with a big attitude) had a great time at Sandra's. She was so busy, loved, and well-cared for that she didn't miss us at all. She had a blast and we will definitely be taking Tula to Sandra's again for our next vacation. I can't recommend her highly enough and don't hesitate to take your little (or big) dog there, too!
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Sandra and her household were wonderful!! Brownie had a great time. Sandra is so knowledgeable and wise about the dogs. And what a beautiful location! Thank you, Sandra!!! -Sarah A
Jackson, our rescue coonhound, had a delightful time with Sandra, Ray and all the dogs. He is still asleep from all the activity and attention. Sandra and Ray are warm and welcoming to their amazing mountain property. Both humans and dogs feel like they are being greeted and treated by cherished friends. Thank you for such a wonderful time.
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If you worry about your "kids" as I do then please try Sandra and Ray.
I knew within 30 minutes at our meet and greet that this is where and who I will be leaving my dogs with anytime they cant come with me. They are simply DOG people.
At our meet and greet the only concern I had was the height of their fence as I have two "Houdini" escape Huskys. Upon completing our meet and greet I determined that the fence height would be adequate and OK.
14 days later I received an email with pictures of the raised fence!
I did not ask for them to do anything, they did it because of their concern for my dogs.
I have never left my dogs anywhere without worrying about them while I was gone, until I left them with Sandra.
The afternoon of the day they arrived at Sandra's I received photos and comments about their activities
They had the same access to house and outside as they have at home and were completely unstressed at the change of staying without me at our home.
At other boarding places they typically did not eat for the first day due to stress, not at Sandra's
I would pay any amount for the peace of mind I had while my dogs were with Sandra.
As long as Sandra will take my dogs that is where they will be when they can't be with me
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Sandra and Ray were great! We were looking for doggie day care at the beginning of the week for the weekend. Sandra was in contact with me within an hour and invited us for a meet and greet before the weekend. They have a nice, spacious property with plenty of room for the dogs to play, chase each other and get dirty... every dogs dream. The resident dogs were very friendly. Biscuit was like part of the family. This team has become our top choice for quick weekends away and the occasional vacation. 5 paws for their pawsomeness!!!
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Once again, Toby came home soOOO happy! Sandra's pick-up and drop-off service is also extremely helpful, and worth every penny! Thanks again Sandra!
I have been using Sandra's Laughing Dog Pet sitters for over a year and have been exceptionally impressed with the care she give. I've used several different dog daycare centers over the years, but this is the only one that my lil girl enjoys and I have a hard time getting her back in the car after her stay. All the others she was afraid to get out of the car and could not get into the car fast enough when I picked her up.
The accommodations are great and I feel completely at ease leaving Shobai with Sandra
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Sandra is simply amazing! We couldn't have been happier with her and will definitely call her in the future to watch our dog. Such a relief to know our pup has a great place to go when/if we travel out of town.
Wow! BowWow! Toby, our black lab, had a fantastic visit with Sandra and her pack! He was made to feel welcome right away; plenty of space to run and play, and several indoor dog options for places to sleep. Toby was treated as part of the family, and was cared for 24/7. Sandra was kind, caring, and responded promptly to our emails, as well as guided us through the DogVacay process. We will definitely use this Dogvay location again! Of course, now that the secret is out, space will most likely fill up! Thank you Sandra et all! The Jacobs-
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This was the first time we have ever had our dogs boarded. Sandra was wonderful, we got daily updates with pictures. She met us for easy pickup and drop off. Ours boys had a wonderful time and we will use her again.
I had a last minute memorial day weekend/work trip to NYC and had to find a place for my 6 month pup Rodney. This was my first time leaving him at a new home for an extended stay (6 nights) and I'm so happy I found Sandra and Ray here on DogVacay. They have a beautiful home and property, with a pack of very well trained pups. Sandra was an expert at on boarding Rodney, introducing each dog separately and familiarizing him with their home. Leaving little Rodney was tough but I knew he'd likely have more fun than me on my vacation. This was confirmed with the pictures and videos Sandra shared with me daily. While it was raining in new york I continuously checked her FB page for updates and watched each video obsessively. Knowing your dog is rolling with a great pack on 25 acres of beautiful redwoods is a pretty good feeling while you're traveling.
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Sandra is AMAZING!!! There is no other word for her and her ability take care of my dogs. I have 5 special needs dogs who require a lot of specialized handling and care. I NEVER have a moments worry when Sandra takes care of my dogs. MuShu my yorkie is 14 years old, blind and diabetic. She has very specific needs that need to be met in order to get her insulin. Sandra is meticulous in ensuring that all her needs are met and her medication is given correctly. This is very tedious work and Sandra has completely taken on the challenge and done an amazing job with it! With my other 4 dogs, they range from 3 legged, blind and several have heart conditions. This doesn't scare Sanddra at all and she ensures that they are given thier meds with lots and lots of hugs and petting and kisses!!!

Sandra is extremely knowledgeable about dogs of every breed. She continues to learn by attending seminars and conferences. She also has just plain good old fashion common sense. The biggest asset that Sandra has is her true love and compassion for animals. She is extremely caring, loving and dedicated to the animals that she takes care of. Sandra takes the the time to get to know each dog, ensures that all of them gets a lot of attention, petting and lots of love!! I never EVER worry about my "kids" when she takes care of them. I highly, highly recommend Sandra to anyone who is looking for someone who is knowledgeable, compassionate and dedicated to take care of thier dogs.

We love you Sandra!!! xxxooo - Mushu, Ruby, Lily, Kyle and Stella !!!!
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My Skyla had a fantastic time at the Laughing Dogs Estate. She seemed to play well with all the other dogs according to all the pictures that were frequently sent back to me. I love that they do the picture thing and go on hikes often.

When I got Skyla back, she also came back with a special gift: a little doggy blankey -- Sandra said she discovered that Skyla loved to be under the blanket and was sweet enough to give Skyla a new one for when she's at my home. :)
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Three (3!) of my co-workers had highly recommended me to Sandra, so when it came time for me to go out of town for 5 days, I decided my best bet would be to contact her.

I'm so glad I did...

Sandra consistently communicated her daily plans with my precious Skyla. The thing I loved MOST about Sandra's dog-sitting service is that every day, multiple times a day, she was emailing me lovely new photos (and even a video) of what Skyla was up to. Although I was worried a bit about Skyla, the stream of photos was comforting as it became clear to me that Skyla was having a fantastic time at Sandra's ranch. Sandra's other doggies seemed to get along with Skyla as well. Usually Skyla gets separation anxiety away from me but after the 2nd day, I could see in her pictures that Skyla was enjoying her hikes and felt completely at home.

Don't hesitate to book with Sandra if you want your dog to enjoy his/her doggy vacation as much as you will enjoy yours out of town. :)
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Please don't hesitate in trusting Sandra with your babies! Our 2 Corgis had so much fun on their large property, running and exploring all day. They came home happy and tired.
Sandra was so accommodating with all the details from the meet up, to drop-off and pick up, and sent email updates with many, many pictures of my pups happily playing. It really allowed us to enjoy our time away knowing they were being so well cared for. I know they are looking forward to going back to stay at Sandra's again in the future. =)
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