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Laurie F.

8 Reviews
4 Repeat Guests
$40/night
Free Cancellation within 24 hours
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 25 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Pet Requirements

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

Laurie's Resident Pets

Snoop
Miniature Pinscher
Male
11 yr 2 mo old
Katie
Bichon Frise
Female
6 yr 4 mo old

Laurie's Apartment

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Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside

About Laurie

20 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
I love dogs! I grew up with them, have been a foster mom for rescues and have two sweet fur babies of my own. I'm that lady who stops you on the street to talk to your dog (but is that really so crazy given your adorable dog?).

I love pet sitting, too, as it gives me a chance to love on new dogs, and gives my dogs new playmates.

I have a pet safe apartment, and the little guys can wander freely, or I can gate off a large kitchen and hall for doggies who may be prone to accidents or who like alone time.

I work from home all but one day a week, and take frequent play breaks to give attention and cuddles. I have dog beds in my home office, so puppies can hang out throughout the day, or they can snooze on the living room couch...usually this happens after doggie play time.

If your baby is up for it, Katie (my Bichon mix) will lead the Brooklyn 500...a looping run from the front door to the very back corner of my office. There are no flags and no proclaimed winners, but it looks like fun.

At night, I have dog beds in my room for those who like to stick close. Or they can sleep on the couch or crated, whatever is preferred . And in the mornings, we have doggie bed party time...where everyone gets on the bed for play and cuddle time with additional snuggle and snooze sessions.

Dogs go out for a minimum three walks per day and are fed twice a day with fresh water put out at each meal.

Given my background, I have experience with a variety of breeds, personality types and dogs with special needs. The only real deal breaker is aggression issues (food & toy guarding are fine as is some fearfulness in the "getting to know you" period). Otherwise, you tell me what your dog needs, and I'll make sure he/she gets it.

And while they will of course miss you, I'll do my very best to make sure they have as much fun on vacation as you do!
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Can administer oral medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Separation anxiety
  • Leash Pulling
  • Not yet house-trained

Laurie F.

8 Reviews
4 Repeat Guests
$40/night
Free Cancellation within 24 hours
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 25 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated January 16, 2017

Credentials

Background Checked
This sitter has passed a background check, which searches a variety of criminal databases.
Home Checked
This Host has successfully passed our in-person verification visit and completed our 1-on-1 training program.
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
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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Laurie's Home
$40 /night
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 2 - 4 hours/day
  • 3-4 potty breaks/day
  • 3+ walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
Baths
$25 /bath
Pick-Up/Drop-Off
$25 each way
  • Willing to travel 2 miles
8 Reviews
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Laurie is a true dog lover. She has been caring for dogs for many years, both her own as well as fostered dogs. She is very experienced with many different breeds and personalities and knows how to make new dogs comfortable at her home.

Laurie lives on a quiet street and works from home so your dog will have company and get plenty of attention throughout the day. Her two little pups, Snoop and Katie, are very comfortable having guest dogs around and will happily hang out and play with your dog!

Laurie is quick to respond and is very accommodating. She will take great care of your pup so you can travel with a peace of mind!
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Laurie was the perfect host! She took great care of my two pups over my wedding weekend, sending you plenty of updates and photos clearly showing that the girls were relaxed and having a great time.

Laurie is extremely friendly, communicative and caring and I would highly recommend her! I'm sure my pups will be staying with her again.
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daily detailed updates, knows dogs and how to care for them. My dog is from the pound and has all the little lovely characteristics of a pound dog. She never flinched, knew the deal, and did a great job with him. dogness was happy when I came for him. Highly recommended, will repeat.
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Bean had a great trip with Laurie and her two cute pups. Laurie sent us plenty of photos and videos, which kept our minds at ease. She even took Bean on a picnic in the park -- it's obvious that Laurie loves dogs and takes their care seriously.

Beanie can't wait for her next vacation!
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Laurie was amazing with our pup Charleton. She genuinely cared about him, provided consistent & thorough updates, and made sure that she, Katie & Snoop made him feel at home. Charleton doesn't like interacting with dogs that much but Katie & Snoop are as accommodating as he allowed them to be. They might have even piqued his interest in other dogs after the stay. We look forward to future stays with Laurie and the gang and won't have to feel bad about leaving Charleton behind.
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Laurie is an excellent and very professional and experience dogvacay host. She was very communicative and very accomodating. My dog Milo quickly became at home with her and her two dogs. I highly recommend Laurie for anyone looking for a host.
Laurie is so attentive, flexible and a true doggy lover that took such great care of our doggies. She gave great daily updates and sent great photos! Thanks so much Laurie! So happy to know you now.
Laurie was such an awesome host! She was so great with detailed daily updates and pictures and gave our pups the same attention and love as we give them at home. Our trip away was made easier knowing our doggies were being taken care of so well. Would definitely recommend her to friends and look forward to using her in the future:)
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Laurie was fantastic! She is warm and loving and totally spoiled my Pup. She took extra time and care to get to know Pup. She also kept me updated with photos and little notes through out his wknd away.
Her home is inviting and her 2 dogs play well with others. We are so happy we found Laurie and we will definitely be back!
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