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Laura J.

49 Reviews
27 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 45 minutes
  • 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

Laura's Resident Pets

Mixed Breed
2 yr 1 mo old
Shiba Inu
4 yr 1 mo old
Other Pets & Animals: Cats

Laura's House

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Children at home (5-12 years old)
Medium Yard
100% fenced
Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside

About Laura

10 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
Hi there! My Family and I are crazy animal lovers! My husband, 2 kids, 2 dogs, a cat and myself. I am a stay at home Mom and also a Foster Mom for a nearby Dog Rescue. I have been surrounded by lots of different dogs and animals my whole life and wouldn't have it any other way!! Your babies will get tons of love and cuddles here! We love playing in the yard, going for walks or just cuddling on couch! They will feel right at home with us while you are away.
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Can administer oral medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Separation anxiety
  • Leash Pulling
  • Not yet house-trained

Laura J.

49 Reviews
27 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 45 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:


  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated December 11, 2016


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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Laura's Home
$36 /night
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/night
  • Dogs will never be left unattended
  • Dogs will have full access outside for potty breaks
  • 1 walk/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
Daycare At Laura's Home
$25 /day
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/day
$15 /bath
$5 each way
  • Willing to travel 5 miles
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49 Reviews
First, let me tell you about my dog. She is high maintenance: scared of loud noises, will become destructive if left alone and unsedated when afraid.

Now let me tell you about Laura. I found her when we lived in Rolling Meadows. She was close, available and compassionate about my spaz of a dog. Even though we've moved to Addison, we still take our dog to Laura when we travel. Why? Trust.
Laura is AMAZING! She has watched Tucker 3 times now and I would recommend her to anyone! She goes out of her way to be flexible with your schedule putting you and your pup first making you feel completely comfortable about leaving your beloved pup with her and her family. Her pictures and updates throughout the day make being away a little more bearable knowing your pup is in great hands. & an added bonus, Tucker always comes back completely worn out from a day of play!! You'll be happy you chose Laura!
Laura is absolutely AMAZING! She agreed to watch Marcy at the last minute and really helped us out of a tight spot. She's great at keeping in touch during the day and sending adorable pictures of how much fun they're having. Marcy adores Laura and her family and looks forward to her visits with them! If you need someone that genuinely loves your pets and will take great care of them then look no further.
Laura's place is great she has a lot of love for animals. She was very flexible with her time. She responds quickly to requests on web site. I was in a tight bind as I had to go to the airport unexpectedly. I have used dogvacay before in IN. I am glad she jad a good time playing with other dogs instead of being cooped up in a cage. Thanks again! Definitely will use Laura's again.
Laura was very accommodating to my last minute request for help. My 8 month old labradoodle, Halo, had such a great time with Laura, her dogs and children that she fell asleep within just a few minutes after leaving. Looking forward to the next visit!
Laura is the perfect home away from home. Kids and other dogs to keep him happy.
Always a great time at Laura's! He can't wait to go back!
Laura was SO helpful and quick to respond every time I had a question. She sent us pictures of our puppy and updated us throughout the time. We felt at ease knowing he was with Laura, playing all night and day. We can't wait to book with Laura again so our puppy can have some fun! Thanks again!
Laura was friendly and accommodating! I'm guessing Buckley had a great time, because he didn't want to leave....
Laura was wonderful! We received daily updates and pictures. I would definitely use her again and would recommend her!
Absolutely wonderful! A great help on very short notice! Very nice home with lots of play space in the back yard. Will repeat soon!
Laura is awesome! Our dog always has a great time at her house and I would recommend her to anyone!
This is the first time I have had Simba at a boarder's house and Laura was amazing! Simba loved it at her house. He and her dogs got along really well. I would recommend Laura for any first-timers.
Laura was great! My dog had a wonderful time with her and her family. My kids really enjoyed pictures Laura sent to me as updates.
I have no hesitation in recommending Laura. Excellent.
My dog Tommy had a wonderful time with Laura and her family. She kept me up to date excellently and Tommy had so much fun every day. Highly recommended.
Laura was great! She was very flexible with the meet and greet and drop off times. She did a great job keeping me up to date while I was gone with pictures and texts. She is warm and friendly and truly seemed to like being with my dogs!
Laura was wonderful. Our dog had a great time with her.
Laura was great!! She was extremely helpful and accommodating with my last minute reservation and kept me updated with messages and pictures the entire weekend. My pup didn't want to leave!!
Laura was wonderful! My dog enjoyed daycare at her house! Thank you!
Laura is extremely professional. Stark, our 15 months old-high energy-mixed breed dog, was happy at Laura's place. He got along very well with Loki.
Laura is a wonderful host to our dog Buddy. She sends great updates and pics. I know Buddy will be very happy to stay with her again!
I'm so grateful that I found Laura. My mom and I needed a dog sitter last minute and Laura came through for us. Both of our dogs had a wonderful time. My golden even had a romp in the baby pool! We loved getting the updates which put us,at ease that everything was fine. We will definitely use her again.
Duncan had a great vacay with Laura, her family and all his new doggie friends. Laura sent pictures everyday of Duncan playing with his friends and updating me on how he was doing. I can tell by the pictures that he really enjoyed the time he had spent there. I will definitely will use Laura again in the future. Thank you Laura!

Angel and Duncan
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Laura and her family were wonderful hosts for our dog, Blue. Laura's children and dogs kept Blue active and happy. Laura provided us with many texts and photos of how Blue was doing. I highly recommend her and will definitely use her again.
Laura is the best. Our dogs, Jojo and Sadie, have stayed with her and her family a few times now and we will continue to work with Laura. She provides us with updates and pictures.
We are blessed to have found such wonderful people, we never worry when we are away or are scheduling trips.
Leaving Iggy with Laura and her "pack" was like having him at home with us. He loved every minute of it. Laura is professional but so warm and caring. She was great about giving us updates. I hiighly recommend her!
Ginger had a great stay with Laura while we were away. Loved the daily pics and updates. Laura was so kind and flexible with our schedule. Ginger looked great when we picked her up.
Cupcake had so much fun staying with Laura. Loved the updates and pics we received during his stay. Nice to know we have Laura to count on to watch our dog while we are on vacation. Thanks Laura!
We had an incredible experience with Laura. She was very flexible when we had to find a place for our dog to stay on short notice. While we were gone, she sent pictures and updates on our dog one to two times a day. I felt relieved to know that my dog was being loved on and cared for while we were away. We will definitely utilize her as our dog sitter next time we go away!
Laura was absolutely wonderful with my dog Bella. She would send us photos and updates everyday. I never worried once about how she was doing because I felt Laura would treat Bella as she was one of her own after having our meet and greet. I am definitely using Laura again and would highly recommend her. Thank you.
Laura was so communicative throughout the entire process. I instantly felt at ease leaving our 3 month old puppy with her - you can tell she's a pro! I wouldn't hesitate to reach out to Laura again next time we go on vacay. Thank you!!
Laura awesome
I had several meet and greets before I chose Laura to watch Zoe. This was new to me, Zoe was never left with anyone but family before so I was a little nervous. Zoe got along with both her dogs right off the bat and loved the yard and the neighboring dogs she could chase along the fence. Zoe loved the affection she received from Laura and her kids. I received many updates and will be using Laura again for sure.
Laura is great! Jesse had a great time playing with the other dogs and slept almost the whole day when he got back. My schedule kept changing due to the winter storm affecting my flight, but Laura was extremely flexible and I didn't have to adhere to a set time to pick up or drop Jesse off, and she always responded promptly. It was a great environment for my dog to stay in and I will definitely continue using her over a kennel!
Cooper had a wonderful time during his stay with Laura and her family and dogs. This was his first time staying with anyone other than family, and it went so smoothly. She was super flexible with drop-off and pick-up times and sent us daily pictures and updates. Our vacation was so much better knowing our dog was in good hands!
Laura and her family, including the fury ones are great - I knew Lambeau was in good hands and would get lots of attention. We were very pleased and will definitely have him stay with her again!
I'm glad to have Laura take care of my dog during a weekend traveling. Laura is very nice and flexible and sent me updates everyday. Thank you Laura!
Laura is fantastic. I completely trust her with my fuzzy quadruped baby girl. During my dog's last stay with Laura, thunderstorms were predicted. Laura gave my dog her prescribed sedatives and she and her family were very comforting to her. Two paws up!
Laura is great. She takes great care of my dog and is very flexible!
Laura is awesome host and very accommodating with her schedule too. Sparky enjoyed her vacay. We will definitely chooseher again in the future.
Laura took great care of our Beagle, Joby. He loved playing with her dog Loki and was completely worn out when he got home. Joby gets frightened when he hears thunder, but Laura's daughter helped calm him down during the storm. We loved her daily update texts and photos.
Laura was wonderful with my puppy. She sent lots of updates with pictures to show how things were going. Next time we travel we will definitely send Benny back to Laura's loving home.
Laura was awesome with my two poodles. Very helpful and responsive and they did great. First time they went to a dog sitter and we very happy! I would definitely recommend her!
Laura was great! She kept me updated on how my dog was doing and with her own dogs there, my dog was a happy, worn on puppy when he came home! I will definitely go to her again and highly recommend her!
Laura was great with our little pug (Richie)! She sent daily updates along with pics of his status and we loved that she was so caring. We would def trust her to take care of our baby again!
My dog had a great time staying with Laura. She came home exhausted from all the time she spent playing with Laura's family and pets over the weekend. I would definitely choose to board her with Laura again!
My handsome boy, Pringles, had a great time with Laura. I will definitely be bringing him back.
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