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Lauren P.

13 Reviews
8 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 1 day
  • 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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Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside
Great for senior pets
Smoke-free home

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
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets that require medicine

Lauren P.

13 Reviews
8 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 1 day
  • Cancellation Policy:


  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated May 2, 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
13 Reviews
We had a great experience with Lauren but our dog had an even better one! Reliable and caring - thank you very much
It was our first time using Dog Vacay and Lauren made the experience wonderful. She was very easy to communicate with prior to the boarding date and was very accommodating of our timings and requests. Dropping off Nema was very easy and we could tell from that moment that she would take to Lauren very well. She sent us updates and videos frequently and spent quality time with Nema during the visit. We will surely be using her again!
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.
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