Laura's Little Italy Dog Boarding

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Laura D.

2 Testimonials
$25/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 3 days notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 40 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Pet Requirements

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

Laura's Apartment

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Small Roof Deck
Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside

About Laura

1 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
I am a pet lover but with my lack of income and future goals of long-term travelling I am not able to support my own pet at this point in my life. However, I have gotten the most joy this past year through dog-sitting for my parents when they leave town for a weekend or staying at my sister's house when she's gone to look after her cats.
This past summer I went with my mom and our two puppies - black labs - to their puppy training school. I am not a professional trainer but I learned a lot over the course of the month and a half about how to teach young dogs to sit, wait, lay down, and walk properly on a leash. This particular trainer emphasized positive reinforcement and reward training. We never used explicit vocal rebukes during the training process and our puppies responded well to this.
I live in a fairly small apartment so it is best suited for smaller, indoor trained dogs. However, I am open to large dogs too because I love going for walks especially if I get to do it with a furry companion. Additionally, I have two room mates who are also pet lovers that would love to join us on our walks and play time. I love to play with dogs, cuddle with them, and spoil them with their preferred form of petting - tummy rubs or behind the ear scratches. Any dog that stays with me is more than welcome to sleep on my bed or on the couch that I have in my room if they look to be closer to their human companions. They are also welcome to use the couches or window nook in our living room.
I adore spending time with other animals as well - cat cuddles and play time suit me just as well as dogs! A previous room mate of mine had a hamster and we had pet fish so I have experience in those areas as well - cleaning their tanks or cages and feeding them. I don't have much experience yet with gerbils, rabbits, or reptiles but I am more than willing to learn and take care of them, too. I have had some experience administering oral medication. I have not administered needles to pets before, but I would be capable of doing so if I saw it demonstrated first.
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Can administer oral medicine
CPR / First-Aid certified
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Leash Pulling

Laura D.

2 Testimonials
$25/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 3 days notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 40 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Availability

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

Credentials

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Course 101 Graduate
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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Laura's Home
$25 /night
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 1 - 2 hours/day
  • 5+ potty breaks/day
  • 3+ walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
House Sitting Overnight At Your Home
$30 /night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 1 - 2 hours/day
  • Willing to travel 5 miles
Daycare At Laura's Home
$20 /day
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/day
Dog Walking
$10 /half-hour
$18 /hour
  • Willing to travel 2 miles
Home Visits
$20 /visit
  • Willing to travel 3 miles
Baths
$10 /bath
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2 Testimonials
Nov 2016
We are the owners of a one year old Bernese mountain/Pyrenees dog. Laura has looked after our dog on several occasions. Laura is very competent with animals - she has a heart for them and is gentle with them but always maintains control and authority in undisciplined situations. We are very confident that Laura is a great fit for this position.
Andrew & Irene Dykstra
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Nov 2016
Laura is a very dedicated and responsible pet sitter, having taken care of both mind and my parents pets when we are away, and our pets are always happy and healthy when we return. She thoroughly enjoys spending time with the dogs and is passionate about their well-being and the puppies' development.
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