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Lori C.

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89 Reviews
49 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Requires Meet-n-Greet to book
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 10 mins
  • 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 3 mo old
3 yr 10 mo old

Lori's House

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Medium Yard
100% fenced & locked
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside
Great for senior pets
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.

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. I have a designated 'dog room' with rubber mats for flooring so accidents are easily cleaned up. The room is lined with dog beds and covered crates so my guests can choose where they'd like to snooze.

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 Drop-Off Times and pick-ups: Between 8:00 A.M. to 8:15 A.M.
Between 12:30 P.M. to 4:30 P.M.
Between 8:30 - 9:00 P.M.

**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 7 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 and evenings. I am a life-long student, loving to augment my present skill set and learn new ones.

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:, 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
  • Leash Pulling
  • Advanced senior issues

Lori C.

Online Now!
89 Reviews
49 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Requires Meet-n-Greet to book
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 10 mins
  • Cancellation Policy:


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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
$12 /bath
$10 each way
  • Willing to travel 8 miles
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4 Testimonials
Apr 2017
Lori is very good with dogs, she is very caring. We love the fact that she works in her own home, which is a good environment for the dogs. She allows them to play and interact as much as they could, with the doggy door and fenced in backyard. The dogs are protected, but at the same time able to move around freely outdoors. We highly recommend Lori!
Apr 2017
I have a 2-year-old beagle and Lori has been babysitting him since he was approximately 4 months old. She takes him to the dog park, sends me pictures and videos throughout the day (s). She takes care of my boy. When I turn onto her street, my boy starts leaping across the seat. He is always excited to go to her house. He doesn't look back once he sees her or the dogs already there. I would recommend Lori for a dog sitter anytime.
Apr 2017
Lori's calm demeanor is perfect with our energetic pup Ella! She's very thorough, sends text videos & is genuinely concerned about Ella's happiness.
Apr 2017
I found Lori a couple of years ago at an event called Bark in the Park. I could tell right away she loved animals! She had her dog Bailey with her and also a foster Beagle. I have been taking my Papillon, Perseus to her home for daycare for the past few years. Perseus is always so excited to go to her home. Lori provides the best care I have ever seen for my pet. Perseus loves the dog park she takes him to each week and will even send pictures and videos of his day! I don't trust leaving my dog with anyone else, she is the best in home pet care!
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89 Reviews
Lori clearly loves her doggie visitors. Toby was at home right away, he didn't even notice as I left he was playing happily. Lori sent photos and videos of the pack his entire stay and while he was the smallest dog there he was part of the fun! He's going back next week!
Great experience, I took my little yorkie to Mrs. lori and she took great care of her! She sent pictures and kept me informed on how my dog was doing! I Highly recomend Mrs. Lori!
My girls had a great vacay and I loved the videos and puctures!!
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