Our Pack: Pet Care with a Vet Tech

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Lauren K.

$30/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within a few days
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Pet Requirements

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

Lauren's Resident Pets

Avery
Mixed
Female
6 yr 11 mo old
Rufio
Mixed
Male
6 yr 11 mo old
Other Pets & Animals: Cats, Caged birds or Reptiles

Lauren's Apartment

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Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside

About Lauren

10 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
Hello! I am a veterinary technician who has been working with animals for over 10 years. Over the years I have fostered many dogs, cats, and kittens with a variety of health issues. Needless to say, my 2 dogs are very well socialized with all the exposure to foster pets and from coming to work with me at my animal hospital. I have experience with all breeds, ages, personalities, and medical conditions unique to your pet. We would love for your pup to stay with our pack!

Currently, Our Pack includes 2 dogs, 1 cat, 2 birds and 2 snakes. All of these animals are rescues that I have acquired through my work as a vet tech (except for the cat, who was a foster failure!) Your dog will not have access to the birds/snakes as they are in cages and tanks. My cat was raised by my two dogs and mostly ignores any dogs that come to the house.

I have a very large 2 bedroom apartment in Albany Park. I have several dog crates and baby gates to create a safe environment if your pet is special needs, or just to allow your pet a slow introduction to the rest of the Pack.

Some things that we like to do include: snuggle on the couch with heated blankets, chew bones and play with toys, look out the window and bark (my dogs, not me), go for long walks in the nearby parks.

During the week I work at a Pet Insurance company. We have a dog friendly office, so your dog may be able to come to work with me and be showered with attention from all the pet lovers at my work!

The dogs that I foster or pet sit become like our family. With my medical background I am able to administer many types of medication such as oral pills, fluids or injections. I have contact with veterinarians 24/7 in case of any emergency.

I will happily send you photo updates on your dog's vacation with my pack! I cannot take any dogs who are not good with cats.
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Can administer oral medicine
Can administer injected medicine
CPR / First-Aid certified
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Separation anxiety
  • Leash Pulling
  • Advanced senior issues

Lauren K.

$30/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within a few days
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated November 28, 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.
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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Premium Pet Insurance, 24/7 Customer Support and Daily Photo Updates!

Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Lauren's Home
$30 /night
  • Watches up to 1 dog /night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for more than 4 hours/day
  • 3-4 potty breaks/day
  • 3+ walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
Home Visits
$25 /visit
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
Baths
$15 /bath
Pick-Up/Drop-Off
$15 each way
  • Willing to travel 20 miles
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Home Checked
Lauren is a true animal lover! She is a vet tech who is experienced and can take excellent care of your pup! She has two loving and adorable dogs of her own, a cat who has been raised with dogs, bird, and 2 snakes!

She has fostered various animals and they also go to work with her, so they are well-accustomed to being around other animals. Her one pup is deaf and Lauren has learned and taught her pooch sign language!

Her house is well equipped for watching dogs as she has baby gates, extra crates if needed, and dog beds throughout the house. She has a spacious apartment and lives close to a nice large park where the dogs will have walks.

It is very evident that Lauren loves her animals and will love your pup as if it were hers. She may even be able to take your pup to work with her during the day as the vet office is pet friendly!!
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