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Laura H.

36 Reviews
22 Repeat Guests
$27/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Requires Meet-n-Greet to book
  • 3 days notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 35 mins
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
All Ages OK
List of Breeds Not Accepted
Doberman Pinscher, Rottweiler

Laura's Resident Pets

Palmer
Dachshund
Male
6 yr 4 mo old
Cheerio
Male
3 yr 4 mo old

Laura's House

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Small Yard
100% fenced
Pets allowed on furniture
Great for senior pets
Air-conditioned inside
Smoke-free home

About Laura

15 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
RATES:
Dogs more than 40 pounds = $32/night
Dogs less than 40 pounds = $27/night
Pickups after 7 pm = an additional $10 (Example, if you plan to pick up your dog on the last day at 9 p.m., I will request an additional $10 fee for the day since you won't be charged for the evening).

I've always had an affinity for animals - especially dogs. I grew up with dachshunds my whole life and I adopted Palmer in 2011 from Yelp!BR dog rescue and most recently adopted Cheerio in 2014 from Looking Fur Love Dog Rescue, which my sister cofounded locally.

I work close to home so I would be able to attend to your dog on my lunch breaks and before/after work. I will provide your dog with walks if your dog is used to walks - however, please note during summer months I may choose not to walk based on heat levels for safety reasons. Your dog get plenty of snuggle and play time in the evenings.

I prefer to maintain the status quo at my house so please feel free to bring anything that may help your pup ease in to the vacay - bed, blanket, toys, treats, food, etc. Your pup is likely equally as stressed with you leaving as you are leaving him/her and I like to make the pup feel as comfortable as possible at my house.

**Dogs MUST be up to date on bordetella/rabies shots and heartworm/flea medications.

**Dogs MUST be spayed/neutered.

**Dogs MUST be friendly with other dogs. No aggressive dogs, please.

**In the event your dog requires emergency care, I will request an additional $10 for transportation to/from the ER.

**I have recently redone my hardwood floors and do not allow dogs to roam free in my house or living room while I'm not home. If your dog is uncomfortable being confined behind gates in a kitchen or can escape/hop gates, then he/she will need to be crated at my house. If your dog is not comfortable being crated while I am at work or not home, then my house may not be your best option. :)

**No drop offs before 7 am, unless approved; no pick ups later than 10 pm. I prefer some advance notice for bookings. I will accept last minute bookings on some occasions, but I prefer time to prepare my household. Thanks!

**Dog Boarding and Daycare Rates increase by $5 on LSU football home games.

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Laura H.

36 Reviews
22 Repeat Guests
$27/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Requires Meet-n-Greet to book
  • 3 days notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 35 mins
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated May 15, 2017

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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Laura's Home
$27 /night
  • Watches up to 5 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for more than 4 hours/day
  • 3-4 potty breaks/day
  • 1 walk/day
  • Pets will sleep in their own beds
Pick-Up/Drop-Off
$10 each way
  • Willing to travel 20 miles
1 Testimonial
Nov 2016
Laura has taken my two mini-ish labraddodles, Henry and George and kept them numerous times while I have been away and they assimilate well into her and her lifestyle. The boys enjoy their time with Laura and any other "guest pups" that may also be with her at that time.

It's terrific to receive pics and vids of our dogs almost daily keeping them in our hearts and minds and reassuring us that they are content and enjoying their vacation. :)

On a five star scale, I would give Laura 5 bright stars, she is reliable, caring, considerate and genuinely takes pride in her work.
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36 Reviews
My wife and I met with Laura several weeks before our planned vacation. She was very accommodating and wanted to know all about our dog and about any specific likes and dislikes he had. She then introduced him to her 2 dogs to make sure they would all get along satisfactorily.

When we later went on vacation, Laura sent us plenty of pictures and even a few videos showing us how our dog was enjoying his new temporary home. She included short text messages on her numerous daily updates.

We could not have been more satisfied with the boarding experience as a whole.
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Laura was fantastic with our Lady. She sent lots of pictures and videos and checked in with us when she thought our little girl was itching more than usual. I highly recommend her.
Laura was awesome with my senior dachshund. She paid extra attention to him, making sure he stayed comfortable and well acclimated to new dog friends. He ate well, which he doesn't usually do when I'm gone, and wasn't overly attached to me once I returned. He will definitely be going back to stay with Laura, Cheerio and Palmer.
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