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Laura I.
Burbank, CA 91505
54 Reviews
37 Repeat Guests
$33/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 2 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
All Ages OK
Must Be Spayed or Neutered
List of Breeds Not Accepted
Pit Bull - American Staffordshire Terrier

Laura's Resident Pets

Charile
Pomeranian
Male
6 yr 8 mo old

Laura's House

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Children at home (5-12 years old)
Medium Yard
100% fenced & locked
Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside
Great for senior pets
Dog door access

About Laura

40 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
*****AT THIS TIME I AM NOT ACCEPTING ANY NEW GUEST RESERVATIONS****
PLEASE CONTACT ME VIA GENERAL INQUIRY IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS OR WOULD LIKE A RECOMMENDATION FOR ANOTHER HOST IN THE AREA. Repeat guest please send me a message.

Have your dog spend time in a loving home with a fun family. 3 bedroom house with hardwood floors. Secure backyard/ medium size dog door.
***I do require a meet n greet before accepting a reservation***

I'm a stay at home mom with two kids, 7 and 10. Kids love to play and cuddle with dogs. I've been with Dogvacay for over 4 yrs. I'm a Top Host and a Community Mentor. I conduct home checks and training with new host entering into the Dogvacay family.

Your Dog: Your pup(s) MUST be house-trained, obedient, vaccinated, flea medicated, and must get along with other dogs and kids.
NO disruptive or destructive behavior. Please, no Pit bulls or aggressive dogs.
Will go on 3 walks a day with Charlie. Unless due to weather or dog breed.
Stay inside while I'm away.
Allowed on couch/bed, if OK with you. I respect your rules.
Treated just as I treat Charlie, with lots of love and attention.


Dogs under 2 years of age is at a rate of $40 per day. I find that puppies/young dogs are more maintenance and cleaning. If your dog is mellow we can adjust the price.

Dogs picked up after 4PM of last day of stay will be a day charge of $20
Or if dropped off before 7AM.

Please indicate pick up and drop off times in your request so I can inform you of any additional day charges.

If calendar shows booked, please send a message to confirm. I may have an opening or can give you a referral with another Dogvacay host. Repeat guest pups, please call I might be able to fit you in.
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Can administer oral medicine
Can administer injected medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Leash Pulling
Laura I.
Burbank, CA 91505
54 Reviews
37 Repeat Guests
$33/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 2 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated September 22, 2016

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.
Community Mentor
One of DogVacay's top Hosts and a mentor to new members of our Host community.
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.
Facebook Connected
This Host has provided DogVacay access to their Facebook information.
Pack Promoter
Pack Promoters are active members of the community who promote DogVacay and hosting best practices.
Disaster Relief
This sitter has completed training for the DogVacay Disaster Relief Program and volunteered to help displaced pets in the event of a natural disaster.
Pay through DogVacay for:
Premium Pet Insurance, 24/7 Customer Support and Daily Photo Updates!

Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Laura's Home
$33 /night
  • Watches up to 4 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 2 - 4 hours/day
  • Dogs will have full access outside for potty breaks
  • 3+ walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
Daycare At Laura's Home
$23 /day
  • Watches up to 4 dogs/day
Dog Walking
$15 /half-hour
$30 /hour
  • Willing to travel 5 miles
Home Visits
$20 /visit
  • Willing to travel 7 miles
Pick-Up/Drop-Off
$15 each way
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
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54 Reviews
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Laura has been Hosting on DogVacay for over three years now! She's incredibly experienced, thoughtful, and caring. She's also a Community Mentor which means she helps DogVacay Hosts just joining the community.

Laura is a stay-at-home mom which allows her to be flexible with her schedule, and yours. Your pup will get tons of attention and multiple walks along with her lovely resident pup, Charlie.

So whether it's walks, romps in the backyard, or snuggle time on the couch, Laura is a great Host ready to provide the perfect Vacay for your pup!
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Chip had an incredible time staying with Laura and her kids. Laura was so attentive, sent me pictures. This was my first time using Dog Vacay and I will definitely continue using it and specially Laura. A pure life saver for me and Chip.
Laura kept me updated during my week trip with photos to let me know he was doing well.
Laura was a huge help with our puppy.… He must have played all day long because when we finally got him back home he was exhausted. Lol...Which is exactly what We wanted! Thanks Laura!
Laura and her family took such good care of Norman and welcomed him in their home! He came home relaxed and obviously enjoyed his time there. The communication from Laura was great, I appreciated the check ins and pics :)
Laura (and her family) are so wonderful. She took great care of our pooch, sent me photo updates, and was very accommodating to our schedule. We will definitely use her again!
If I could give more stars I would. Laura was absolutely wonderful to us and our 2 dogs. Loved how professional and upfront she was about everything. You have for sure earned a frequent customer.
Laura was great and we would totally use her again. Had a meet and greet with her 3 dogs and Charlie, Sonic, Tails and Baloo got along great. When we got back, Baloo was in great spirits and happy! She sent a couple of photos and updates on Baloo as well.
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Laura was great to our 2 dogs, she has a lot of experience. Also, she was able to administer meds which is a great help. And her kids were really sweet and gentle with them. I definitely recommend her!
Laura is very knowledgeable about dogs and she and her family obviously cared about our two furkids, which was clearly evident in the daily photos and updates. Hopefully, her home will become our pups' home away from home whenever we travel.
Laura is absolutely wonderful. She's watched our dog so many times now. He always comes home so happy. I highly recommend her!!
Laura took care of my 5.5 year-old bassethound "Happy" very well for 4 days! Every morning, Laura sent me a photo with message how she was doing. I will definitely use her service again when I need it in the future. Thank you so much!
Laura and her lovely family were very easy to book and took great care of our Daisy. We did a meet n greet to make sure Daisy was a good fit with their dog and made the reservation. Our dog needs 2 insulin shots per day for her diabetes and Laura was able to handle this with out any problem. Just a wonderful experience all around. Highly recommend.
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Dunkin had a great time with Laura and her family! They helped ease his anxiety when we had to leave for a vacation without him!
We loved how Laura took care of our doggie Coco. She kept us informed with updates and photos, which kept us at eased while we were away on our 11 day trip. She's definitely our new dog sitter whenever we are away. She even gave our little one a bath a day before we picked him up. This has been the first time that we pick him up from boarding and he's clean. We would highly recommend her to take care of your dog, he or she will be in good hands. She really cares for the animals and takes care of them as if they are her own. Also, her dog Charlie is a sweetheart!! I'm already recommending to anyone that needs dog sitters.
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Laura and her family are the best thing that has happend to our babies Tootsie&Joker, and for us the parents. Our doggies recieved so much love care and attention, tons of play time with Lauras adorable kids. We now have a perfect place for our doggies to have fun and feel loved, when we are away. Thank you Laura.
Joker&Tootsie&Matt&Gitte
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Laura and her family were the best! Loved all the photos and thoughtful updates!
Laura & her family took great care of our 2 pups! We loved the adorable photos of our fur babies with her kids. We could really tell they gave our doggies lot of love & Laura was very communicative throughout the vacay. She also was great at putting our Shih-tzu at ease and getting him to eat, which he struggles with in new places. Will def use again! Thanks!
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I cannot say enough wonderful thinks about Laura. My boys love coming to stay at her house more than they've ever loved any overpriced kennel. Her children are delightful and always good with my dogs, and the resident dog Charlie is incredibly sweet. They always have full run of the backyard and all the love and attention they could ask for. Do yourself a favor and board with Laura- a much better experience all around than 99 percent of kennels out there.
My only hesitation in writing this review was an entirely selfish one- that she'll get so busy she won't have any room left in her schedule for my two boys!
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Laura, Thank you again. She is one happy dog!
I've left Viva with Laura and her family many times for both daycare and overnight visits. They are my go-to host. The family is wonderful and flexible, and my dog loves her visits. Highly recommended!
Laura is great at responding to text messages. She's very flexible. Love booking with her.
I love Laura! Sonic and Tales love visiting!
This was Raleigh's first week in Doggie Day Care, and his experience was great. Laura had other dogs there with her dog, Charlie, and it was all a great learning environment for Raleigh. (since he's only 5 months). She took very good care of him, and was responsive when we had an unexpected timing pick up change last minute.
Having him here when we have to be at work all day makes me not worry about how he is doing.
I know he's doing great..and having a good time.
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Laura is awesome and most accommodating. In our busyness, I forgot to make arrangements for Cheyenne. The wedding we were attending was a 5 hour drive roundtrip, ergo, we would be gone the entire day. I called that morning, and was able to drop off Cheyenne two hours later. We were able to enjoy ourselves at the wedding without worry of an accident on Cheyenne's part.

Mind you, I'm quite persnickety. Our first host, Michele and Bill, were stellar. Since they moved, I've had a difficult time locating a host that was both friendly, clean and available. Though it took two years, I believe we have found that similar level of service in Laura.
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Just awesome! Again, thank you Laura and family. So glad Tazzy can have a great/enjoyable vacation while we are away.
Laura has taken care of my dog twice and she's great with Sydney. For the planning she's been very accomodating and a very good communicator. The second time was unexpected (dad in hospital) and she replied very quickly. I felt such peace of mind and relief knowing that Sydney was in a warm loving home while I was away.
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Awesome! Thank you Laura. She just loves being with you and your kids. I can't say how grateful I am in finding you. Till next time
As usual I adore and love Laura and her family. She's very accommodating. Sonic and Tales love them and look forward to seeing Charlie and the kids. Thank you for everything.
My husband and I needed a dog sitter for New Years Eve, and we found the perfect host family! Laura, her husband, two kids, and dog, became our dog's home away from home. Laura was kind, accommodating, and sent the cutest picture of our dog, Dexter, playing with her kids. Her children are very good with pets and I'm sure Dexter can't wait to go back to play. It truly is a family of dog lovers. Dexter loved the frequent walks and the doggy door to the backyard! Thanks for everything!
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My pups enjoyed their stay with Laura and her family. I have a 2 yo. and 4 mo. Boston Terrier. It was my first time leaving Gizmo with a stranger in a strange place but she made them both feel at home. She sent us updates and pictures via text which made us feel at ease while were away. She's very accommodating and will love your animals as if they are her own. I would highly recommend... she is absolutely wonderful!
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Laura was very knowledgeable about dogs and asked all the right questions to ensure a good experience.
Laura and her kids were great! They loved Cadence, and I'm sure the feeling was mutual. We will definitely be using her again in the future.
Laura and her family provided an outstanding home away from home for my two dogs this weekend. Laura is kind, friendly and responsible, and I felt secure leaving Chili and Sasha in her care. The dogs received walks, were allowed to relax inside on the couch, and came home happy and healthy! An added bonus is that she has a great backyard that the dogs can run around in. I would highly recommend Laura!
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Laura is an amazing host. It was the first time I had left our 1yr old malti-poo and she was very understanding. She would update me with pictures and messages of how she was doing. Our puppy loved the whole family and had a great time. Thank you for everything.
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Laura and her family are amazing! She updated us on how our little Mochi was doing and even sent photos. They had a huge backyard for her to play and run around. Mochi has so much energy so it was perfect for her! I highly recommend Laura :)
Laura always does a terrific job. She provides updates to how the visit is going, and their dog, Charlie, is a great bonus for the visit! Our dogs always seem happy when we pick them up. They get plenty of attention.
Myself and Tazzy, almost 13, could not be more happier with Laura and her family being her surrogate family for the last 11 days. Tazzy seems glad we're back at home and is very happy. This is unlike a kennel (jail) we stored her at a number of years ago. (I did not know Lauras existed then)
If I could read Tazzy's mind, I think she is wondering when we will go on another non dog friendly trip so she could stay/vacation with Laura again.
Laura, thank you for opening your home and giving us a worry free vacation.
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Laura and her family are great. She's taken good care of my dogs on several occasions, and she's always accommodating and communicative. Her home is loving, her dog is well-behaved, and her back yard is big. Highly recommended.
Laura and her family once again were wonderful to Lani. Lani clearly found her second home.
Laura and her family made Lani feel she was a member of the family. We will always use her as our sitter.
I used DogVacay for the first time. I choose Laura because she was close to my house and her reviews were excellent. I gotta admit I was a little nervous leaving my Yorkies somewhere different then they were use to but Laura was so awesome and comforting. She text me pictures of my Yorkies hanging out with her beautiful and helpful children. She also text me back right away when I was just wondering how the pups were doing. She is super responsible and sweet. My dogs were loving it there. I am so happy to have found Laura and her awesome family. I definitely will be booking her for our next trip. I would give her 10 stars if I could.
Thanks Laura. See you soon!
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The Best ever. The dogs listen to and are loved by Laura and her family. She is my first choice always
Thanks for the help, Laura!
Laura did a great job with our two girls. They were happy and calm when I picked them up and very well behaved. Definitely use Laura. I will again
"Camp Laura" is terrific. Laura is very sweet and Juneau had a great time chilling with Charlie and her family while I went out of town. This was our first time with Laura and DogVacay. We'll definitely be going back. If you're in the area, I highly recommend "Camp Laura." Thanks Laura...you're pawsome!
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Laura and her family were a perfect fit for my pup!

Usually when I pick Shylo up from the kennel, she can't wait to get out of there, but when I came to get her after her stay at Laura's, she seemed so happy and content that I'm not sure she actually wanted to come home.

Laura is dog-knowledgeable, understanding and trustworthy. I would definitely recommend her.
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Laura and her family are fantastic! They took wonderful care of our two dogs. It's such a relief to have a great place for them to stay when we're away.
Super great family. Scamp had a blast and we hope to leave him with Laura's family again. Regards E.
Cleo had a pawsome time with Laura and her family. Midway during my time away I received a photo of Cleo lying in the lap of Laura's daughter, both obviously delighted with each other's company. A wonderful time was had, it seems, by all.
Dragon had a great time. Always comes back happy and tired. He loves spending time with Laura and her family.
Got back to me right away, very flexible and accomodating, and Laika had a blast. Got updates about how Laika was doing and was overall very satisfied with how everything went, would definitely recommend to others.
Everything went great! Laura gave us news about Guinnesse very often and when we came back Guinnesse was looking very happy. I would recommend Laura for anyone is looking for a dogsitter. Thanks again!
Laura was very flexible with our arrangements. Due to our flight time we had to drop off our doggie early in the morning and she accommodated our needs. She asked for details about our dog so that she would make sure she felt at home while staying with her and her family. Her children also love dogs so it was great to see that they'd get along well with Basil. Basil also enjoyed playing with Laura's dog, Charlie. It seemed she was sad to leave when we picked her up, which is a good sign that she enjoyed her stay.
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Everything was perfect. Easy to contact, did everything we asked, gave great interaction with the dogs...it was a great decision choosing Laura and her family!
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