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Lauren P.

11 Reviews
7 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 2 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
All Ages OK

Lauren's Apartment

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Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside
Great for senior pets

About Lauren

20 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
Your furry family members deserve a vacation too!

Let them enjoy a stay in my dog-friendly, quiet one bedroom apartment in a 24hr doorman building near Madison Square Park! My rates are lower than most, because the true reward for me is getting to spend time with your pup, since I currently have no dog of my own. In addition, I will donate 10% of the total proceeds I earn from the services you select to an animal shelter or rescue organization.

All overnight stays include:
-Daily pictures
-Pre-checkout spa day, complete with bath and paw massage
-At least 3 walks per day
-Trips to the dog park on weekends
-Lots of playtime and belly rubs!

I've loved dogs my entire life and was fortunate enough to care for the same 4-legged family member from kindergarten through college, so I understand what an integral part of your family your furry friends are and will care for them as if they were my own! I only host one dog at a time, in order to ensure your pup receives the utmost personal attention and care. The only exception is if you have multiple dogs, or if you specifically request I host another friend or family member's dog at the same time.

I have experience with all age ranges, from puppies to elderly dogs, and administered oral medication to my family dog for over 6 years. I am willing to accommodate any specific dietary requirements your pup may have (for example, in his later years, I cooked my dog homemade chicken and rice for every meal, as recommended by his vet). My apartment is also located directly above a veterinarian office.

More about Me:
I graduated from the University of Michigan (Go Blue!) and work for a large Technology company. I'm fortunate enough to work 2 blocks from my apartment, so I can check-in on and walk your pup during lunch, should their stay include weekdays. I also work from home on Fridays. I've been an animal lover since birth (my 3rd word was dog!), and even became a vegetarian at the young age of age 11 because of my love for animals! I've never met a dog I didn't instantly click with and dream of opening an animal shelter in retirement :) I live in a true one bedroom apartment in a lovely pre-war doorman building and do not have any roommates, so your pup will be able to relax and enjoy his or her stay without the stress of multiple new faces constantly coming and going.

Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions you may have, or to schedule a phone interview or in-person meet-up. I look forward to hosting your 4-legged friend soon!


-Unfortunately, I am not able to provide care for dogs over 30lbs, due to my building's restrictions
-I only watch dogs that live in the city, as I have found the combination of being away from his/her owner and the over stimulation that comes with the city (cars, people, animals, and loud noises everywhere) can cause a high level of anxiety in dogs who are unfamiliar.
-Please note that I am not able to provide 24/7 supervision. If your dog has special physical or emotional needs that require 24/7 support, I recommend seeking a full-time professional, keeping your furry family member's best interests in mind.
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Can administer oral medicine

Lauren P.

11 Reviews
7 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 2 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:


  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated February 16, 2017


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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Lauren's Home
$42 /night
  • Watches up to 1 dog /night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 2 - 4 hours/day
  • 3-4 potty breaks/day
  • 3+ walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
11 Reviews
Finding Lauren was a godsend. I had never left joey with anyone but family before but Lauren put me right at ease and answered all of my questions. Joey takes a pill in the morning and that was not a problem at all, not only that but she gave her a groomers quality bath before I picked her up. Lauren was incredibly flexible with scheduling and I really couldn't have had a better expierence. I can't recommend her enough and will definitely have her sit for joey again.
Lauren was great. We couldn't have asked for a more caring sitter for our Lila.
I've used DogVacay a number of times before and Lauren has thus far been the best host to my little Nash! She took great care of him from start to finish. While I was traveling overseas, she sent me photos updating me on how he/they were doing. She was also very responsible and flexible in terms of pick up/drop off times. Lastly, she gave him a bath just before I picked him up! Really a fantastic host that any doggy parent would be lucky to have!
Paddy just had another wonderful stay with Lauren who was more than accommodating with our schedules and even gave him a bath on his last day so he was all clean when we picked him up! When Paddy lost his favorite toy in the lobby, Lauren made sure to let us know so we could swing by and pick it up. Will definitely be using again really soon!
Our 10-week old puppy, Paddy, had a great first weekend away with Lauren! She was very professional about dog-sitting and had an obvious passion for dogs. She sent multiple photo updates throughout the weekend which helped to assure us that Paddy was having a great time on his dog vacay! We will definitely use Lauren again in the future! :)
We were lucky to find Lauren when we needed a host last minute for our pup Pete. She even made time for a last minute meet and greet to make sure Pete would be comfortable with her for the long weekend. Lauren was very flexible with pick up and drop off times. She sent several pictures, and Pete seems to have had a great vacation!
Lauren was great!! She was very welcoming to Bobby. I received daily pictures and she replied to texts very quickly. When I returned to collect him I received a clean and happy dog who didn't want to leave!! I shall definitely be using Lauren again and I highly reccommend her!
Lauren is so dedicated to ensuring your dog has a great stay. We are so lucky to have found her!
Jinx came back happy, well fed and seemed quite satisfied with her visit. Transfer was easy and Lauren was very nice and flexible with the timing which was very helpful.
We are so happy to have found Lauren to take care of Sadie, our 7 year old cockapoo. As soon as we met her we knew Sadie was in good hands. Lauren took the time to meet Sadie before her vacay and asked us to share all the details of her daily routine. She also sent us pictures of Sadie's adventures while we were away. It is so nice to know that we have a safe, fun place for Sadie to stay. We highly recommend Lauren. Thanks, Lauren!
For those of you looking for a host that will make your dog feel at home and loved while you're away, Lauren P is the answer to your prayers. She goes above and beyond by sending the cutest videos and daily photos of your pet. I've never felt more comfortable leaving my baby Lai-chi with anyone. So glad this website help me find such a great host for my dog. Thanks a million Lauren!
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