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Laurie K.

39 Reviews
16 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 4 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
All Ages OK
Must Be Spayed or Neutered
Must Be Vaccinated

Laurie's Resident Pets

10 yr 1 mo old

Laurie's House

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

About Laurie

25 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
We began opening our home to our friends and family's dogs after we had to say goodbye to our dog Daisy. We needed time to mourn her loss but we still wanted dogs in our home.

I realized that as a pet owner it is so hard to find a dog sitter who would truly love having my dog in their home. This prompted me to provide pet sitting to my friends and family. Having their pets stay with us helped us during our grief period.

After 2 years we adopted Fonzie (foster fail) but always felt bad about leaving him behind when we traveled. When we drove to the Florida area we took Fonzie with us. We had the opportunity to use Dog Vacay twice (once for a 5 day period). We had such a great experience knowing that Fonzie, with all his quirks, was welcomed and loved while we were away. This inspired us to offer the same to you who will be traveling to Winnipeg or locals who would like to go on vacation and not worry about their beloved pets they leave behind.

We have been doing this for 2 years now and I cannot believe the joy that these furry guests have brought to our home. We love them as our own and it is so wonderful to see their personalities emerge throughout their stay.

We are looking forward to hearing from you.

Sorry puppies under 1 yr are not a good fit with our Fonzie. Puppies between 1 - 2 yrs $5.00 extra per day or night.

Please enquire about dogs who exceed our weight limit. We may be able to accommodate you.

We also offer occasional daycare. Please enquire as we aim to please you.
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Can administer oral medicine
Can administer injected medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery

Laurie K.

39 Reviews
16 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 4 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:


  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated January 21, 2017


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Course 101 Graduate
By completing courses at DogVacay University, hosts learn about best practices to help them provide the highest quality care for your dog.
Course 102 Graduate
By completing courses at DogVacay University, hosts learn about best practices to help them provide the highest quality care for your dog.
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Disaster Relief
This sitter has completed training for the DogVacay Disaster Relief Program and volunteered to help displaced pets in the event of a natural disaster.
Phone Interviewed
Serious hosts take the time to talk to us over the phone, get their questions asked and introduce themselves personally.
Pay through DogVacay for:
Premium Pet Insurance, 24/7 Customer Support and Daily Photo Updates!

Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Laurie's Home
$30 /night
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for no more than 1 hour/day
  • Dogs will have full access outside for potty breaks
  • 2 walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
Daycare At Laurie's Home
$25 /day
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/day
$20 /visit
  • Willing to travel 3 miles
$15 /bath
$10 each way
  • Willing to travel 3 miles
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1 Testimonial
Nov 2016
I’ve known Laurie for many years & know her to be a true dog lover.  She welcomes dogs into her home with open arms & gives them all her love & attention as if they were her own.
Laurie is compassionate & supports many local dog rescue groups.  Even on vacation herself in different cities or even countries, she will volunteer at dog pounds or rescue facilities.
If you’re looking for someone to care for your pet while you’re away,  rest assured that they will be well cared for with Laurie K.
39 Reviews
The whole process from start to finish was just A one. We knew right away that we had met the right people to look after our pets while we were away! Daily messages and pictures were sent to us that we in turn shared with most of the people that travelled with us. It was so comforting to know that all was OK. Lady and Yoshi both also knew immediately that Laurie was someone special and were at ease in her home. This made our vacation so much more enjoyable, knowing that they and Fonzi were having fun! There could not have been anywhere better for them to have their vacation.
Laurie is great. Right from the start Talula and I both felt comfortable with her. She was so kind and gentle with Talula and loved her right away. I didn't worry at all while I was away and came back to a happy dog who had made new friends.
Wow from our first meeting right through our whole holiday we were completely at easy. The only concern I had was my precious Yorkie would not want to come home. When we did get home you could tell she was very well looked after and you. Could tell she missed you guys!
I would not hesitate to leave her with Laurie again!
I know Spec would be happy to go again!

Sharon & Jim
Words are inadequate to convey our gratitude and enthusiasm regarding Laurie and Herb's care for our little dog. We suspect Griffin might have had a an even better vacation than we did thanks to their incredibly intelligent, perceptive, and sweet-natured hospitality. The same can must be emphatically said about the way they treat their two-legged clients as well. These are simply lovely people to deal with in every respect. They are are also skillful, scrupulous, and painstaking - from the initial meet-and-greet encounter to retrieval of contented canine - about the fine details of medications, coordination, and (canine) eccentricity. We would unreservedly recommend them to anyone who really loves their dog. Thanks again, Laurie and Herb!
Laurie is very warm & friendly. She is clearly very good with the animals she cares for. I feel very comfortable leaving my dog with her. She provides a caring and safe environment.
Laurie and Herb were kind-hearted, accommodating and generous.

At the meet-and-greet, their genuine interest in getting to know Maggie and her routines put my mind at ease. I was able to leave feeling confident that Maggie was in great hands and sure enough when I returned, it was clear that she had had a fantastic time!

Thanks Laurie and Herb for providing such phenomenal care and for sending all those great photo updates. It looked like Maggie was on cloud nine in every one of them!
We had our dogs Laci and Copper at Lauries and both her and her husband were such nice kind hearted people. Our dogs felt right at home and we were able to be away from them with the feeling that they were getting tons of love. I would 100 percent recommend Laurie to anyone wanting to have their little ones looked after with lots of love and safety. I will be going back to her for sure!
My 3-year old dachshund, Bennett, had a great time at Laurie's for 4 days while I was travelling for work. I loved receiving photos of him playing and sleeping. It really put my mind at ease. A big thank you to Laurie and Herb for taking such great care of my baby!
Laurie and Herb are so friendly, genuine and kind - they took amazing care of my two dogs for 7 nights, and gave me peace of mind beyond what I could ever have hoped for. They made my dogs a part of their family home while I was away, along with their adorable and easy going dog Fonzie. It is clear how much Laurie and Herb love and care for animals - I received updates and photos regularly while I was on vacation. I highly recommend them!
Laurie & Herb are amazing with our puppies. I know they will be well taken care of when we are away. So nice to enjoy a vacation and not have to worry about my puppies. Chevy and Rollo get spoiled rotten when they are with Laurie!! Highly recommended place to leave your puppies!!
Thanks again to Laurie, Herb and Fonzie, our little Mica had a great time with them!,
Laurie is a great host for the dogs. I love the fact that it's not a kennel but a warm loving home. Laurie and her husband are always excited to see our furry family member when we drop him off. I have recommended Laurie to friends and relatives and would do so to anyone.
My meet and greet with Laurie and Herb was so amazing. Their love of dogs is evident. Their home is warm and inviting. . When they found out that my dog Pedro has a kiddie pool in our back yard they want and bought one for when Pedro came to stay!!

I would highly recommend them to care for your dog.

Pedro can't wait for his next sleepover ☺☺
My dog received excellent care. She was very happy and i was very comfortable while away.
Laurie took great care of our dog while we were on vacation, and went above and beyond to make sure he had everything he needed.
excellent service. our dog was well loved. will be a return user
This was a fantastic experience for our pup, and a great feeling of security for us knowing that Sassy was in such good hands!
It would be impossible to find better and more loving parents than Laurie and her husband. When I checked their information online they preferred small or medium dogs, yet upon meeting my rather plump medium sized dog they said, "yes." We had only left Radar once in a kennel and I was loathe to leave him there again. We were both so grateful to find Laurie because we had to travel far and leave Radar for two weeks. He was happy as a clam there, and seemed to miss his new friends when he got home. Laurie was both organized and caring. We would leave him there again without a worry.
We had a great experience leaving Gizmo with Laurie and Herb. They were very accommodating with pick up and drop off times and right off the bat they seemed really excited to have him as a furry little house guest.

They sent us lots of updates with pictures which we really appreciated, and Gizmo looked absolutely at home in all of them. They made him a temporary family member which is more than we could have asked for. He can be a bit of a diva but he took to them really well and had himself a great little vacay.

We are very pleased with the whole experience and we would happily use their services again as well as recommend them to others. Thanks guys!
Laurie was wonderful. Sofia loves their home and she had a good time. We highly recommended them.
Laurie is Amazing! This was the 3rd time that we had Lacey stay with Laurie and we will definitely bring Lacey again and again. Laurie is kind, easy to to talk to, knowledgeable, trustworthy, flexible and I love the fact that she will keep in contact with texts or emails. She will even send you pictures. It's very obvious that she truly loves having the dogs at her home. We feel very fortunate to have found Laurie and I know that Lacey would agree!!
Thanks for making Dougie a part of your family! He gets along well with everyone big or small and makes himself at home as soon as we walk in your door!
Abbey stayed with Herb and Laurie for her 2nd visit and again she settled in very well with them. It is obvious that they love dogs and dogs know when they have a good thing!
I was so happy to find Laurie, Herb and Fonzie right in my neighbourhood too! Dougie was welcomed into their family and I know he was comfortable, having seen some photo's, he looked like he settled in. He shows stress by shedding but there was none of that when I brought him home. We have all made new friends!
Remi loves it with Laurie and Herb. They take great care of him and treat him like one of their family.
Recently left our little Yorkie with Herb and Laurie for a week. She sent us pictures each day and keep us informed of how she was doing. It really helped us to enjoy our trip knowing she was being loved and so well taken care of. We would highly recommend them to anyone and will certainly be return customers in the future.

John & Janet Curwin
Our 2 fury kids had a great time! We were so happy to find our hosts Laurie, Herb and Fonzie! It ment allot to us knowing that our kids were in the wouderful care of these nice friends and we will be back for sure! Thanks Laurie, Herb and Fonzie!
Remi was well looked after and had a great time with Laurie. He was such a good dog they welcome him back anytime. So looking forward to that. Thank you Laurie.
Laurie, Herb and Fonzie (Bugsy's 4 legged buddy), met with us prior to our trip on the east coast and answered all of our questions and concerns. Laurie was really good at sending e-mails with pictures daily to re-assure me, the overly protective dog dad, that Bugsy was doing fine.
We are planning another trip at the end of August and have already booked Bugsy with Laurie again.

Believe it, coming from me,that says it all.

Laurie was great when we left our furry friend with her for almost a week. She sent daily updates and went above and beyond. I recommended Laurie to anybody looking to have their pet taken care of.
PJ had a great experience with this dog loving family and we would definitely feel comfortable with him returning for another visit. Laurie was very helpful right from the start as our dog had only stayed away from home one other time. They were happy to know all of his little quirks and when we were away, sent us photos and reassuring texts. They are caring, accommodating and have great communication when making arrangements. I could really go on listing many more positive things! I think the highest praise is saying that we would send PJ there again.
The kids loved them and they were treated fantastic. Thank you
Leaving a beloved pet with a family who loves dogs and treats them as one of their own is such a more pleasurable experience then kenneling! It was an awesome experience and was a great solution to our needs. If I ever need someone to watch our pet again, I would definitely love to use this wonderful family again!!!
Laurie was very thoughtful, caring, respectful and professional in caring for our Lucky. It was Lucky's first time away from us. We will bring Lucky to Laurie again on our next vacation.
Laurie is a dog-lover extraordinaire. She has taken care of my dogs on many occasions, and always exudes patience, love, affection and a watchful eye for any problems or issues. Laurie's commitment to providing a safe environment comes from the best kind of intentions - it just makes her happy to provide a warm & home-like environment for our canine companions. And Tundra loves it when she gets to play with Fonzie!
Excellent experience. I felt very comfortable leaving Gizmo there, I could tell right away that they were animal lovers. Laurie was very excited to meet Gizmo & went above & beyond to make my senior dog comfortable. I left feeling relaxed knowing that he was in very good hands.
I would not hesitate to use Laurie again & will definately recommend her to anyone requiring dog sitting.
I can't say enough about Laurie and her service. She was very accommodating, adjusting her schedule for our "meet and greet" meeting. She was super nice, friendly, and most importantly great with our dog . She spent time to get to know her, know her needs. She was very knowledgeable and spent extra time to really make sure everyone was happy and comfortable. Overall, it was a great experience and I would highly recommend Laurie to anyone needing someone to watch their furry family members.
If you need a place for your little member of the family to stay and you want peace of mind to go along with it, then Laurie provides the perfect atmosphere for your little one. She treats our dog as if he were her own and her dog Fonzie is just wonderful. Lot's of play, love and attention.
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