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Loren W.

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14 Reviews
3 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 10 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:

Pet Requirements

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

Loren's Apartment

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Medium Roof Deck
100% fenced & locked
Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside
Great for senior pets

About Loren

15 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
First and foremost: I am a HUGE animal lover! I recently moved away from my family, and I miss having a dog around more than anything. I have years of experience caring for animals from growing up with dogs and cats. I also have a lot of experience with dog sitting both in my home and at other's homes.

My home: I live in an incredibly dog-friendly apartment building. There is a dog run a few floors below mine, where dogs are able to run around on or off leash and go potty. It also provides a safe atmosphere of privacy if your dog has trouble with other dogs. I am a few blocks away from a beautiful dog park, where your dog can socialize and play with other dogs. I am also a few blocks away from the lake front trail, where I often bring dogs to walk and run with me on. Inside my apartment there is plenty of space for ball throwing, tug-of-war, performing tricks for treats, snuggling and kisses!

***Specifications: I only take 1 dog at time for a few reasons: I want to be able to give each dog the attention and accommodations that they are used to and deserve. If your dog is used to being alone, they are able to. Or, if your dog loves to socialize, they are able to by being in an incredibly dog-friendly neighborhood and only a few blocks away from an awesome dog park. Unfortunately due to my building's restrictions, I am unable to board dogs over 50 lbs. I also require that your pooch to be up to date with all of their vaccinations.

I am a huge animal lover and I love being apart of DogVacay! The hardest part is having each dog leave, as I become easily attached to them. I can ensure you that I will take just as great care of your dog as I would my own. I hope you consider me for taking the greatest care of your pet, which I am certain you consider a family member!

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Can administer oral medicine
CPR / First-Aid certified
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Separation anxiety
  • Leash Pulling
  • Advanced senior issues

Loren W.

Online Now!
14 Reviews
3 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 10 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:


  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated February 13, 2017


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
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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Premium Pet Insurance, 24/7 Customer Support and Daily Photo Updates!

Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Loren's Home
$50 /night
  • Watches up to 1 dog /night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for more than 4 hours/day
  • 3-4 potty breaks/day
  • 3+ walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
House Sitting Overnight At Your Home
$75 /night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 2 - 4 hours/day
  • Willing to travel 3 miles
Daycare At Loren's Home
$40 /day
  • Watches up to 1 dog /day
Dog Walking
$25 /half-hour
$40 /hour
  • Willing to travel 2 miles
$25 /visit
  • Willing to travel 2 miles
$15 each way
  • Willing to travel 2 miles
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14 Reviews
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Loren is an excellent choice to leave your pups with! She has an adorable home for your pooches to enjoy! She has full access to a dog run in her apartment building for your dogs to run around in and get potty breaks. There are also dog parks near by that Loren will take your pups to for more exercise and fun! She only takes in 1 dog at a time so your pup is sure to be spoiled with lots of love and attention!! She has no resident pups so Loren is an excellent choice for those pups that prefer to be "only dogs". Loren is loving and excited to watch your dog!
Loren was absolutely incredible. She took care of my 10-month-old puppy for 6 nights. This was my first time leaving him for that long, and he has some health challenges, so I was nervous about the trip. Loren took all of his needs in stride (prescription food, antibiotics, vitamins). Even when he got sick at her apartment (not Loren's fault), she cleaned up after him and made sure to give him extra special attention without any complaint. She took him to the dog park and on long walks every day and was playing with him and giving him love constantly. She sent me lots of updates with photos and videos and made me feel infinitely better about being away from my puppy. I can't say enough positive things about Loren. I'm already asking her to sit for my puppy the next time I leave town.
Loren and her boyfriend were wonderful hosts for my dog, Pirate, from the very start. Pirate is an older rescue dog who comes with his own set of special needs (dog anxiety, some potty training, blindness, etc), none of which phased Loren. She approached Pirate with nothing but love and kindness, and he instantly warmed up to her! Every day I received a text update with pictures/videos, which helped keep my mind at ease while traveling. She even let Pirate snuggle with her on the couch while they watched movies/tv.

Outside of the actual pet sitting, Loren was also very helpful when it came to logistics. This was our first foray into Dog Vacay, so I wasn't exactly sure where to update things on the site, or how best to handle pickups/drop offs. Loren was SUPER flexible with my schedule and even offered to pick Pirate up from my place next time if easier - SO convenient.

I would absolutely recommend Loren to anyone looking for a calm, welcoming environment for their dog to stay in. She and her boyfriend are true dog lovers and wonderful people!
Loren was a fabulous host! It was our first time using DogVacay and it could not have been a better experience. Loren gave our puppy tons of attention including trips to the dog parks. It was comforting to know that Brodie was with someone who you could tell truly loved our puppy. Best of all I received multiple picture and texts updates a day so I know that Brodie was having a great time. I would definitely recommend Loren and use her again for our dog sitting needs.
Loren was fantastic. Her communication while scheduling and throughout the stay was prompt and thorough. She kept me up to date with pictures and messages. I plan to use Loren in the future and would highly recommend her to anyone who needs a qualified and friendly person to look after their pet.
Loren was absolutely fabulous! Tank stayed with Loren over Thanksgiving weekend and he came home happy as can be :) I would 100% recommend her for your pups next Vacay!
Loren cared for our small maltipoo over a long weekend and was fantastic. She accommodated an early morning drop off and kept Pippa happy throughout the course of the weekend. It was such a pleasure to see how much Loren genuinely enjoyed spending time with our pup - exactly what you want when you're leaving your fur baby behind.
Loren is awesome! Sweet and attentive sending lots of pictures and updates. My dog loves staying with Loren. She communicated, was in time and has an animal loving personality. She is a great sitter who spends time with your dog. We will definitely use her again! My dog was happy, ate her food and played just like at home. Thanks for a great stay Loren!
Loren was an excellent host in the South Loop. Our little Tobi must have had a wonderful time--he was smiling all the way home. We would highly recommend and use Loren in the future. Thanks again.
Loren was absolutely great! She helped me feel vet comfortable in the process as this was my first time using DogVacay. My pitbull Dandelion had so much fun with Loren and her boyfriend. Loren sent me the cutest pics and I could tell Dandy really enjoyed herself! I will definitely be working with Loren again!!
Loren was a great host for Donnie! During our meet and greet, she asked all the right questions to get to know Donnie, his schedule, and his quirks. She was flexible with drop-off and pick-up times, and sent us pictures all weekend so we knew he was doing well! After we picked him up, he slept all day - so we know he got a lot of attention and exercise when he stayed with Loren!
Loren watched our pup, Patches, for a weekend. She is warm, friendly, thoughtful, and easygoing. She was very responsive and followed up with pics and notes while we were away. Her space and location are perfect for dogs (with a nearby park, and a dog walk right in her building). Patches came home happy and calm. Yes, Loren will be hearing from us again in the future! Thanks!
Loren has watched our dog for three consecutive weekends. She has been very flexible, quick to respond, and our pooch has been very happy with her! I would highly recommend her and we would definitely use her again!
Loren was great! She took good care of my 3 year-old Boston Terrier for the weekend while I was out of town, and she was very flexible in accommodating a last-minute reservation and some unpredictable travel plans. My dog enjoyed himself so much m that he didn't want to leave when I came to get him!
Loren took great care of my pup. She made me feel very comfortable. I would recommend her highly.
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