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Laura Y.

46 Reviews
22 Repeat Guests
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  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 25 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
All Ages OK
List of Pets OK for House Sitting
Dogs, Cats, Fish, Rabbits, gerbils, hamsters, or pet rodents, Caged birds, Reptiles

Laura's Resident Pets

10 yr 1 mo old

Laura's Apartment

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

About Laura

20 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
Your furry kids deserve a vacation too! Dog Vacay offers such a better alternative than putting your dog in the kennel.  

"Loving Care While You're Not There" is our motto! Your pup gets to live with us - sleep with us, walk with us, hang out with us and get lots of loving from us, which gives you peace of mind while your furry child gets a vacation too!  

Buffett loves company and is looking for his next friend to come and play.  A little about Mr. Buffett ... he is very structured - eats (gobbles) in the morn & eve.  We go on at least 4 walks each day and depending on the weather, we love to go outside and socialize.

A couple years ago I lost my job in the corporate world and helping people walk / sit for their furry kids became a passion of mine.   I now work out of my house and continue to love on other's dogs while you enjoy your vacation.

I've never had children, so tend to treat our pets like my kids.  I love meeting new furry friends and learning about their little personalities as well as usually being thoroughly entertained by them! 

Due to my condo rules, I am only able to care for dogs under 30 lbs. 

We live in a wonderful private neighborhood with very limited traffic.  The lawns are kept as pest free as Florida gets.  

If your doggie is at all social, they will love it here on their walks.  

Oh, last thing ... this is a smoke-free home.

If you aren't local or your pup doesn't fit into my size limits --- please use my link and check out other hosts in your zip code.\

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Can administer oral medicine

Laura Y.

46 Reviews
22 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 25 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:


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


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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
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Disaster Relief
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Premium Pet Insurance, 24/7 Customer Support and Daily Photo Updates!

Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Laura's Home
$40 /night
  • Watches up to 4 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 2 - 4 hours/day
  • 5+ potty breaks/day
  • 3+ walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
House Sitting Overnight At Your Home
$45 /night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 2 - 4 hours/day
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
Daycare At Laura's Home
$30 /day
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/day
Dog Walking
$20 /half-hour
$30 /hour
  • Willing to travel 8 miles
Home Visits
$20 /visit
  • Willing to travel 8 miles
$20 /bath
$15 each way
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
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46 Reviews
We needed a last minute dog sitter and are not from the area. We were excited to find Laura close to us. She met the dogs prior to us dropping them off for their 4 night stay. She sent us pictures on a regular basis, and responded quickly to our questions. She also accommodated our time schedule which I really appreciated. We would definitely recommend her.
Laura is an amazing person. She took very good care of my Bailey. She sent me pics and updates. Bailey is very attached to me, so I worry, but he did great and Laura took him into her home and treated him like he was her own. I am so grateful to have found her. I will DEFINATELY ask for her services again. Thank you Laura for peace of mind :)
Laura is the best sitter we have ever had. She goes above and beyond always!!!
Laura was wonderful! Quick to respond to my initial request, scheduled a meet and greet the next day. Lupe went to her immediately so I knew she felt right at home. Laura was very flexible with my pick up time, I was delayed due to traffic. I would definitely recommend! I've already scheduled my next DogVacay!
Very Nice of her to make my puppy Max feel at home, even he was with her away at her home. Even at my request she brought him home during day time, so the puppy still feels comfortable. Thanks Laura !!
I can't say enough about how wonderful Laura was to our baby. This was the first time leaving him and he is only 3 months old so we were nervous, but our fears were quickly alleviated. Laura loved our little guy as if he was her own. I could tell by all the pictures she sent that he was having a ball with her and Buffet. I highly recommend Laura and will definitely work with her again. Thanks Laura for such a wonderfully, positive experience!
Our adopted Poodle, Dylan, spent a week with Laura recently when I was in Europe. I was a bit anxious to leave him because he is very attached to me, his new adoptive mom, but Laura quickly alleviated all my worries. She is a true 'dog person' and a professional vacay host! Dylan loved his stay with Laura and little Buffet, and I got pictures and news regularly via text messages. This was a very positive experience both for Dylan and me. He will certainly return to Laura whenever I need to go out of town. Highly recommend her!
My dog was happy to see Laura and that made leaving him so much easier. She sent me pics to see him relaxing and eating so I knew he was ok. I will definitely bring him back.
Laura was great! Maui loved her stay with Buffett. We will be using Laura again in the near future!
Thank you Laura. Lulu, my teacup Yorkshire Terrier, stayed with Laura & her dog for a weekend and I was very satisfied. I would recommend Laura as I can see she loves dogs and she's very caring and was very accommodating with our needs and our schedule. Laura's dog is very friendly and cute.
Laura was patient and kind to my aging furbaby. She understands the issues our older pets have including not being able to see and hear well. She makes accommodations to help them feel safe and loved.
Finding Laura to care for my Cairn Terrier, Abby, was a Godsend! Abby is old, and has several health problems, making it difficult to walk her. Laura used her dog stroller, and took Abby out frequently. Every day she texted me about how Abby was doing, and sent several adorable pictures. Laura owns an older dog, Buffet, who proved to be a very well balanced, friendly playmate for Abby. They got along well, and my four days away from Abby was made SO much less stressful, knowing Abby was being cared for in such a loving way. I would highly recommend Laura to anyone in the area looking for an experienced, genuine and loving dog sitter for their beloved pet. Laura was truly one of the best people I met during my 2-week stay in Florida this winter. I hope to contact her again next year, should I visit her area.
Laura was so nice and accommodating! She loves dogs and you can clearly see that. Even though Wonton only stayed for one night, I received a lot of texts with pictures and videos of Wonton so I was happy to know that he was having fun and doing alright! It was a tremendous relief to see Wonton happy and in good hands. Both Wonton and I are looking forward to using Laura's services again!
Missy feels quite at home with Laura and Buffet. We are very comfortable leaving our little one in her care. We have another (3) night trip coming up in December, too. It is nice to go away for these holiday trips and not worry so much.
Laura is great! She sends pics all throughout the time that Linus is staying with her and he always seems so comfortable. And when I get home he's exhausted...sign of a great trip!
Laura was fantastic, friendly and great with dogs. She helped me schedule a meet n greet the same day after another petsitter cancelled on me and I had less than a week to spare to find someone to watch our dog. Blessing in disguise.

She said our dog (Keisha) was anxious right after I dropped her off the first day, but she had great ideas which helped her quickly feel right at home. By the next day, Keisha was already snuggling with Laura and Buffett. She kept us up to date each morning with texts and photos.

I will definitely use Laura next time we need someone to watch Keisha if she's available! Thanks again Laura!
Magnum LOVES Staying and playing with Laura and Buffet. When we arrived to drop him off he was jumping and scratching and wagging his tail and couldn't wait to get in. The updates Laura sends via text are fun and allow us to enjoy his vacation with them. I am sure Magnum is looking forward to his next vacation!!! Thanks Laura for taking such good care of Magnum❤️
Our furbaby stayed with Laura and Buffet for 17 days. We were thrilled to receive pictures and updates throughout his stay telling us just how great a time he was having during his vacay!! He clearly enjoyed his time there and we would certainly let him vacation with Laura again. Thanks to Laura for taking such great care and welcoming Magnum into her home. We so love that Magnum has such a great place to hang out when we are away
Our concerns about going out of town and leaving our Missy for more than one night, were put to rest. Laura ... to the rescue. She was fantastic: kept in touch with us, to let us know how Missy was doing: taking her meds, eating, sleeping and playing.

We were able to relax and enjoy our mini-vacation ... I think almost as much as Missy enjoyed hers. And, as an added benefit, she had fun socializing with Buffet and the other little friends she's met. We will definitely use Laura again ... again ... and, again. Thanks Laura.

P.S. Missy says Hi!
Laura is awesome! My Yorkie Linus really enjoyed his stay! Laura kept me informed by sending me messages and pics of Linus' time with her and she is so caring and loving that I felt really comfortable going away. Thank you Laura for taking such good care of my boy! We will definitely be back!
This is the second time we have let Missy spend the night with Laura. We felt even more confident in her care and attention to detail. She spoils Missy, just like we do. Missy also seems to be very comfortable in Laura's home. Buffet and Missy get along great.

We will definitely use Laura again and for possibly a longer period of time.
Laura was awesome!! She kept me updated on Biscuit and sent pictures throughout his stay. I felt very comfortable leaving him in her care and seemed to really enjoy himself. I will definitely use Laura again!
Missy is our sweet (slightly spoiled) poodle/terrier mix; she has some health issues that require a little more attention than normal.

Usually, my sister would watch Missy, but she is out of state for a few months. We have not had much luck with kennels and vet boarding; they do not provide the kind of specialized care that Missy needs. So we thought we would try DogVacay and Laura to care for her.

We could not have been more pleased with Laura's care of our little Missy. Laura was that very special /caring (responsible) person that we/Missy needed to give her medications, specific foods, treats, etc ... Laura provided that care and then some.

It was obvious to us that, Laura made her feel welcome and made her comfortable in her "overnite" home. Also, Laura's little Buffet and Missy got a long great. This was a rare opportunity for her to play and socialize with another dog.

We will definitely use Laura and DogVacay again!
Romeo had a great vacation with Laura. She's very loving and caring.
Laura continues to provide an incredibly seamless experience for the pet and pet owner. Lady Laci looks forward to spending time with Laura and Buffet.
Coco had such a great time!!! I can tell she loves u!! She didn't want to leave!??thank you sooo much!! Gwen Reece
I am just so thankful for Laura, and her taking care of my pups. I appreciate the pictures and updates that she sends while I am away, and I always know that my puppies are well taken care of while I am gone.
Laura makes everything so easy to plan and took such great care of Baxter. He loves going to see her and ran right to her door! I HIGHLY recommend her!
Laura is a true dog lover and she helps make the experience a truly seamless time for my dog and me when I'm out of town. She is trustworthy and pawsome!
Laura and her dog Buffet are great hosts! Scooter is a real people dog, and Laura made sure he got the personal attention he needed (which is constant). She also matches your dog's personality with Buffet to make sure it's a happy environment for everyone. If you want someone to care for your dog as well or better than you, then Laura's the sitter for you and your friend.
All I can say is oh my! Laura is fabulous and I will use her in the future. We even found out we had connections in common of people we both knew from where she had grown up. It was wonderful to know Baxter was so happy (he was smiling when she would send me the frequent pictures and updates!) and well taken care of and exercised. I want to highly recommend her unless I need her for Baxter!
Laura was such a fantastic host and took such good care of my silly little dog! I was apprehensive about leaving my Rocco at a kennel and I'm so glad I found Laura instead. She is super sweet and her little pup Buffett was an awesome friend for Rocco to hang with.

I got daily pics and updates and I never worried about him for a minute. Thanks again Laura for such an awesome experience. Now I can plan more vacatitons now that I know I have someone reliable to watch my boy.
Again Roxy had the best time .... Thank you so much!!!
Laura is the BEST doggie sitter we have ever had....Roxy loves staying with Laura. We don't look back after we have dropped Roxy off because we know she is in GREAT hands. After leaving your doggie you will not only have a wonderful sitter but a new friend!!
Another great visit for Roxy. She loves staying over at Laura's. Sleeps on the bed, and even though she is allowed to at home if she wants to, she never does. Roxy will be back soon.
Thanks so much for taking Roxy with such little notice.
I'm sure she had a great time with you and Buffet as she went right to bed after her dinner. We will definitely be in touch next week for another visit . It is great that we have found someone that we can leave Roxy with and not worry about her while we are away .
My pups always enjoy their visit with Laura and Buffet, and I know that they are well cared for.
I am a first time user of the service and have never boarded our dog outside the home before so I was a bit apprehensive about what I would find. I didn't want to put Laci in a kennel nor a vets office and DogVacay provided that alternative. Our host Laura was exceptional, from the initial meet and greet to picking up Laci after 6 days away. She made Laci feel at home right away and too great care of her during the trip. She sent daily updates and pictures and otherwise blended her right into her daily routine with her own dog Buffet.
It was a better experience than I had anticipated and I will now find more reasons to head out of town now that I know that Laci will be well cared for by Laura and Buffet. I would highly recommend Laura!
As a side note the website also gets good marks for a comprehensive set of features that provided me with lots of choices and information about the hosts, locations and types of facilities and services.
Charley had a wonderful visit at "the beach" while we were away. Laura was great and kept us supplied with updates and adorable pics. We felt Laura was a real Dog lover and had no qualms leaving Charley with she and Buffet. Thank you for your service.
Laura was fantastic! She sent the cutest pictures and updates that we all loved. I would definitely use her again and recommend her very highly! Thanks Laura for making our vacation go smoothly!
I wanted to start by thanking Laura for allowing Eva to stay on short notice but this was a great experience for myself and my dog. Laura is extremely nice and trustworthy and her dog is very relaxed and friendly towards my dog, I didn't worry one time on vacation about how my dog was doing. Laura was kind enough to send pictures and text updates which was very appreciated. I will 100% let Eva stay with Laura again next time my family goes on vacation! Thanks again laura!!!
I am extremely happy with my decision to leave Ella with Laura. She sent me pictures and updates daily. Laura treated Ella like her own. I would and will ask her to watch Ella again.
She always takes such good care of my pups
Laura is the BEST! If you're leaving town or need a pet sitter, you can't do any better. She gave me lots of updates on how my dog was doing while we were away on vacation. She not only gives her house guests (your pet) lots of love, she also gives them daily exercise. My pet was healthy and happy when we picked her up and Laura will be our first call when we go out of town again!
I always feel like the pups are being well taken care of when they are with Laura.
Laura is a wonderful host! My 2 1/2 year-old chihuahua Bonnie was very comfortable at her house with her and Buffett. I highly recommend her and I will be bringing my dog back to her for all of my future dogsitting needs!
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