Lori's Pawzitive FX

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Lori C.

85 Reviews
43 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Requires Meet-n-Greet to book
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 50 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
List of Breeds Not Accepted
Doberman Pinscher, Pit Bull - Staffordshire Bull Terrier, Rottweiler, Pit Bull - American Staffordshire Terrier, Pit Bull - American Pit Bull Terrier, German Shepherd Dog, Siberian Husky, Pit Bull - Bull Terrier

Lori's Resident Pets

10 yr 1 mo old
3 yr 8 mo old

Lori's House

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Medium Yard
100% fenced & locked
Pets allowed on furniture
Great for senior pets
Air-conditioned inside
Smoke-free home
Dog door access

About Lori

25 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
I invite you to experience the 'Pawzitive Fx' of my personalized TLC for your SMALL and MEDIUM dogs at a safe and interactive doggie daycare or boarding in my home. along with my beagles.

I've been providing pet care service for over 25 years and I delight in providing a safe, fun, social, healthy and pawzitive home environment for your dog in your absence.

For dogs kept in my home, they daily receive 6 – 8 supervised yard playtimes/potty breaks, plenty of in-house or lanai relaxation as well as tummy scratches, massages & TLC. There are plenty of opportunities for each guest to play with other dogs or myself.

Trips to the nearby dog park (4 mi) may possibly take place, however for an additional fee, you may add this event as part of your dog's daily activity and/or book an exclusive walk with me.

Dogs sleep in their own beds in my bedroom or curled up on the ottoman or armchair when that better suits them. If your dog is more comfortable sleeping in a crate, then please bring it with you. I call them 'dog caves' and partially cover them with a blanket. If your dogs sleeps with you and will not accept any alternate arrangement, then my home set up is not the place for your dog.

My owned smoke-free and child-free home is located in a subdivision in SW Winter Haven on a picturesque pond and the medium-sized yard with a 4' fence, faces the pond. The lanai has a dog door for small and medium dogs, providing easy access to the yard.
Inside, my home is open, spacious and comfortable, where dogs can relax or play at their leisure.

I have gates to separate rooms where compatible dogs can congregate together. This is especially important to me when I have energetic pups and more senior guests boarding at the same time. Every guest's wellness and safety, as well as my own K9's is my utmost concern and priority.

Bailey Beagle is my 10 yr old friendly-host who greets and welcomes each guest with gusto! I also am a foster home for SouthEast Beagle Rescue so I frequently have an additional beagle here. My present foster is Dale, a 3 yr old sweetie who is growing in confidence with himself and people. He is still shy and tries to hide from that which intimidates him.

I do not accommodate in my home the following breeds/mixes: German Shepherd, Rottweiler, Doberman, Bully Breeds or Huskies of any age or size nor ANY dogs over 40 lbs.

Unless you are from out of town or state, I like to schedule a meet & greet with you so I can observe how your dogs interact with me and my beagles in my home and for you to assess me to determine if I am the best fit. I also may require your dog to stay for a half-day, full day or overnight to assess their suitability. All regular service fees apply.

If your dog has special needs or you desire specialized care (ie: more pampering, exclusive walks, dog park visits, exclusive boarding etc), then I will assess each dog and it's needs individually and provide you a custom price quote.

Puppies: after a meet & greet consultation, I will provide you a custom quote.

All dogs are required to be clean, groomed, on a parasite, heartworm and flea prevention regimen, have mandatory (by Law) vaccination(s).

If your dog is incontinent, has anxiety or submission urination or marks (males), you must provide the necessary diapers/belly wraps. If your dog is not potty trained, she/he will be gated in the kitchen during the day, as there is carpet throughout the rest of the home.

If your dog requires medication or injections, they must be accustomed to receiving it and be cooperative while it is being administered.

All dogs must be comfortable with, friendly-to and non-aggressive with other dogs. If your dog(s) suffers from separation anxiety or will not settle down to sleep at night, whines, howls or barks for extended periods of time, alternate boarding arrangements may have to be made. Please make us aware of any fears, phobias or behaviors during our meet & greet.

*If your dog is raw fed or eats homemade meals, that is a specialty of mine* :)

I live half-way between Orlando and Tampa and 7 miles from LEGOLAND Florida , so I am in an ideal location for your small or medium dogs' day or overnight needs. If you are nearby, you are welcome to visit during the day or take your dog out for a while.

**SUNDAY DAYCARE: Drop Off by 8:00 A.M. or between 12:00-1:00 P.M.
**SUNDAY PICKUP: 12:00 P.M. - 1:00 PM or 7:00 PM
**HOLIDAY FEE: There is an additional $25/dog/fee for boarding.and $15/dog for daycare.

*30% discount on 2nd dog and 3rd dog [small & medium size]

For out-of-town guests who cannot come for a Meet & Greet, Daycare Fee is $25 and Boarding is $35 on regular days.

A bit about me: I am a "Canuck" having lived on both the East & West Coasts of Canada and have lived in Winter Haven for 6 years. I am a nature-loving, active-outdoorsy, adventurous & curious individual. I enjoy amateur photography, internet marketing, blogging, reading, encouraging, volunteering and attend/serve at a local church on Sunday mornings.

Besides being a Pet Care Provider, I am also a Nordic Pole Walking Coach.
I am a volunteer with:
-Cornerstone Hospice in their 'Pet Peace of Mind' Program
-SouthEast Beagle Rescue, as a foster home, promotional events, transportation.

When you tell your friends/family about me:be sure to share with them to register with and book with my URL: http://dogvacay.com/pro/pawzitivefx, to receive a $10 savings off their first reservation.

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Can administer oral medicine
Can administer injected medicine
Post-surgical pets
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets that require medicine
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Advanced senior issues
  • Not yet house-trained
  • Leash Pulling

Lori C.

85 Reviews
43 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Requires Meet-n-Greet to book
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 50 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:


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  • Last updated March 16, 2017


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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Lori's Home
$28 /night
  • Watches up to 5+ dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 1 - 2 hours/day
  • 5+ potty breaks/day
  • 1 walk/day
  • Pets will sleep in their own beds
Daycare At Lori's Home
$18 /day
  • Watches up to 4 dogs/day
$15 /bath
$10 each way
  • Willing to travel 8 miles
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85 Reviews
Lori was absolutely great. She treated my little dog the same gentle way that I do and I could not have asked for better care for my pet.
Lori was great! She watched our puppy while we went on a week vacation. She took him to the dog park and he always looked so happy. I would recommend her to anyone who wants their dog to have a home away from home while they can't be there!!
Lori was very accommodating, My dog Annie and I went for a visit and Lori was comfortable with Annie staying. Lori sent me pictures each day and let me know how Annie was doing. This was especially important to me because this was the first time me know how Annie was doing. This was especially important to me because this was the first time Annie stayed with Lori.
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