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Laurie M.

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19 Reviews
7 Repeat Guests
$25/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 15 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Pet Requirements

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

Laurie's Resident Pets

carlitos
Beagle
Male
11 yr 2 mo old
Other Pets & Animals: Rabbits, gerbils, hamsters, or pet rodents

Laurie's House

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

About Laurie

23 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
Our cozy home is warm and loving and has always had a furry friend . We lost one of our Beagles in April of 2015, and I have a 12-year old Beagle named Carlitos who gets along wonderfully with others and is enjoying the company of our furry guests .

I have a 5 1/2 year old little girl, Salma, who acts 13, who adores all animals and is very sweet and loving.

I am a court reporter, a mother, and would love to make extra money for all of the fun things that go along with having a little girl who loves pink and loves to have fun!

I have always enjoyed animals and thought this would be a good way to make extra money and be able to spend time with my daughter while doing it. She's a great helper and enjoys our furry guests!


Thanks for your consideration - Laurie
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Can administer oral medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Separation anxiety

Laurie M.

Online Now!
19 Reviews
7 Repeat Guests
$25/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 15 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated November 28, 2016
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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Laurie's Home
$25 /night
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 1 - 2 hours/day
  • 5+ potty breaks/day
  • 2 walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
Dog Walking
$15 /half-hour
$25 /hour
  • Willing to travel 5 miles
Home Visits
$15 /visit
  • Willing to travel 5 miles
Pick-Up/Drop-Off
$10 each way
  • Willing to travel 5 miles
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19 Reviews
Skyler and Dakota really enjoyed their Dogvacay with Laurie. Because they are huskies - I was very nervous about leaving them, since huskies are know to be runners and escape artists. Laurie assured me that she would be outside with them to keep that watchful eye on them since I wouldn't be able to. I enjoyed the picture updates and felt great that they were in a home and not in a cage. Sklyer loves children, so Laurie's daughter Salma was a bonus for us. Pictures showed both of our girls bonding with Salma. I will definitely be returning if we ever need overnight care for our girls. I have already recommended Laurie to friends.
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Laurie and Salma are the best! I've used her service multiple times, both drop in visits and boarding at her home. I trust her with both of my little babies and in our home. She is always reliable and I would highly recommend her to care for you pup!
Can not thank you enough for taking such great care of Zhanna! You can tell she was well cared for, loved, and was paid attention to. Thank you for such sweet pictures as well. What a wonderful home away from home for any pet!
EXCELLENT !!!!!!
Laurie always does such a great job taking care of our Rex. We used to use a kennel, which was great, but lacks the kind or personal touch Laurie provides. He's such a people dog that being in a kennel didn't fit with his personality. Thanks to Laurie for always treating him like part of her family and making sure he's so well taken care of.
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Kelsey had a wonderful time! Laurie truly looked out for her happiness and welfare and went out of her way to keep me informed. Highly recommended!
I was going to Europe for two weeks and was very nervous about leaving Lola for that long. I had a meet and greet which made me feel very comfortable with selecting Laurie. I'm so glad I did, she was a great sitter. She always sent me text messages and pic updates on how Lola was. I never wondered if she was okay, because I knew she was in great hands and enjoying her time with Laurie, her daughter and Carlitos. I would definitely recommend Laurie.
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I would highly recommend booking your dog's stay with Laurie. She was easy to communicate with and was sensitive to my dog's needs. I got frequent updates including pictures which I loved.
Laurie and little Salma took care of my dog. They came twice to check Mildred a mix of bully and pointer, she plays rough and is very strong ,they managed everything pretty good and sent me wonderful pictures daily. Definitely I'll recommend Laurie M.
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Very accommodating. The dogs enjoyed their stay.
Laurie and Salma are absolutely great with Fredo! I was a bit nervous considering we just rescued him 6 months ago and he's been through a lot and tends to be a bit timid and shy, but he fell in love with Salma at the meet and greet and I knew he would be in good hands. We had Laurie do a few drop in visits for us while we were away and she was very professional and took great care of Fredo. She fed him, let him out, took him for a walk, and he even got to run around in the backyard with little Salma to burn off some of that energy. I really enjoyed receiving all the pictures of Fredo, it was reassuring to know he was in good hands. I would highly recommend Laurie, she is passionate about animals and little Salma is so gentle and sweet. She's like a little dog whisperer! Salma and Laurie will love your pup like their own and I plan to use their services again in the near future.
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My 9 year old Collies had never stayed outside our home before and never with strangers. Laurie sent pictures every day and I saw them bonding with her little girl. I know they were treated like part of the family and I have already booked them for another visit.
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Laurie took care of my 2 rescue dogs. 1 a older, timid puppy mill survivor and the other a goofy energetic lap dog. They did well. Laurie has a nice home and yard and is a great communicator. My guys will be staying with her again!
Laurie was wonderful! From the minute we walked in the door, she projected warmth, and I felt very comfortable leaving Benjamin in her care for a week while we were out of the country. Laurie's updates and photos were regular and demonstrated that Ben was doing well, and made us feel that he was taken care of. We will definitely use Laurie again, and I highly recommend her to others in the area.
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We had just rescued a puppy (8mnths) from a shelter and were leaving on vacation soon after, we were weary about leaving him in a kennel or any other place that would not feel like "home" for him. My brother recommended that I check out dogvacay - and so we did! We Immediatey were given a list of local options with pictures of their home and a brief bio. Since we have three small children and our dog Cody had grown very fond of them, and in additon he loves other dogs. So, we knew that we wanted a home with children & possibly a dog. That's when we came across Laurie and didn't give it a second thought, she has a little girl and a dog. We requested a meet and greet, and received a vey quick response accepting our request. The meet and greet went great, Cody was very comfortable and we knew that we wanted Cody to be taken care of by Laurie, it was just like home to him. Cody spend one week with Laurie, her little girl and their doggy Carlitos - we received daily updates on him and pictures, he was so happy. We loved to see him happy and especially liked that Laurie would reply to all of our emails promptly and helped make our first time using dogvacay a great and wonderful experience and answered any questions that we had and our whole transaction was seamless.
We are happy to say that we were so satisfied with Laurie that we have booked her again for our following vacation in a few weeks and we will book her AGAIN for our end of year vacation.
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Our shitzu seemed to have a great time with Laurie and her dog. Laurie was very flexible working with us on pick-up and drop off times. She also worked with our dog's gps tracking collar (which he wears because he wants to run away), Laurie's yard was secure and she kept our dog safe. I would recommend her to my friends.
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Laurie was a great host responded promptly was flexible about time for both drop off and pick up for my days away for business. I could tell Daisy had fun and was very comfortable with having another doggie (Carlos) to play with. I would recommend Laurie if you have to be away and know that your fur baby is taken care. Than you!!
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A special thank you to Laurie for taking such great care of Rex. She treated him as if he was her own dog. The regular updates and pictures were great and the kids really enjoyed them. In the past, we had always put our dog in a kennel, but he's such a people lover that every time we returned, he was not himself for a long time. We decided to give Dog Vacay a try to see if he would do better in a home and we were not disappointed. He really seemed to enjoy the company and hasn't missed a beat since we've been back. Thanks again for taking such wonderful care of our Rex! We will definitely be returning customers.
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Our dog had a great time with Laurie! It was great knowing she was in responsible, loving hands. Our dog also loved Laurie's little girl too:)
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