Palmer's Puppy Pals in Baton Rouge

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Laura H.

35 Reviews
22 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 3 days notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 35 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:

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

6 yr 1 mo old
3 yr 1 mo old

Laura's House

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

About Laura

15 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
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.

35 Reviews
22 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 3 days notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 35 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:


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  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated February 24, 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
$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.
35 Reviews
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.
Laura is great! She kept us updated with photos, videos, and brief texts of how our lil' Ruby was doing. Ruby had plenty of company to play with and misses her new bff's!
Very happy. My dogs enjoyed their stay and Laura sent pics everyday. She also notified me when my pup vomited so we could decide the issue. Definitely will use her again.
My dog had a great time playing with new friends and being spoiled. She was able to overcome her fear of big dog. Yay!
Wonderful experience. Really don't think my pups wanted to come home. :)) Laura was great, handling all aspects of booking and boarding professionally. Great job!
Laura is great and let's you know how your dogs are doing throughout the vacay.
She sent me pics and videos the whole week Piper spent with her. Piper was super excited when I picked her up, but she also didn't want to leave. That's a good thing to me! It means she felt at home at Laura's. I'm very happy with her services!
My dog Dakota loves to visit Laura. She has a great time with the other dogs plus Laura takes great care of her!
My favorite part was the fact that Laura sent me pictures of what the dogs were up to every day and some videos as well. Really helps you not to worry about them when you see them having so much fun!
My pup had a great time was well loved and treated like a princess. I found out a thundershirt works for her and I'm very pleased with her stay there. Plan to leave her there whenever I have to be out of town.. Thanks
LOVE that our dogs got to take a vacay at Laura's!!! Love getting daily updates including pictures and videos. Laura watched not only my two but also my parents dog while we were at a family reunion. All three of our dogs are on daily medications and this was not an issue. One of ours started a liquid antibiotic just days before his vacay and Laura did not even blink an eye when she learned this the day we dropped them off. Will be booking more vacays with Laura!!! My mother has already referred Laura to a neighbor.
Laura is awesome!! She kept us updated daily with pictures and videos! Her two boys, Palmer and Cheerio, were very welcoming to Ellie and they seemed to have had a blast together! I've never felt more comfortable leaving Ellie with someone than I did with Laura. She's seriously the best! We will definitely be a return guest! I HIGHLY recommend Laura!
Laura is awesome! She was able to keep Bella for two days on very short notice, and did a wonderful job. She also sent us pictures while we were gone, which really made us feel better knowing Bella was having a great time. I even think she was a little sad to have to leave her new friends. Would definitely recommend Laura!
Laura was an excellent dog sitter! She took on Sully with an open mind and an open heart! I would definitely recommend her to anyone in need of those things!!!
Oreo and Skittles had a great vacation with Laura. She kept me up to date on how they were doing daily with pictures/videos. She will be my go to person from now on whenever we go out of town~
Laura is awesome! She took very good care of my golden retriever! She send pics all the time to check in. We will definitely be using her again!
Laura is an exceptional, loving and dedicated sitter. Although an attorney with a full-time job, she made it a point to take holiday photos of Fran in front of the tree, playing in the house and giving me lots of sweet details that mattered to me on how Fran's day went. I no longer use her because I moved away from Baton Rouge to Gainesville. I highly recommend Laura as she is the most trustworthy sitter I could hope for.
Laura is so awesome! Our dog seems to really like going there (which is a rarity because she's normally totally freaked out by other dogs), She's also helped me out with a last-minute reservation. She's definitely our first-choice when it comes to boarding.
Great sitter
I have brought my dog Cosmo to Laura twice both times she made me feel very comfortable with leaving Cosmo with her. I really like that she sends pics. I would definitely recommend her.
Laura was a Lifesaver. I had to go out of town at the last minute and I stumbled across this site and took a chance. I was really nervous because Cosmo (my dog) had never stayed with anyone before. Laura was really sweet, she sent me of pictures everyday of him playing which put me at ease. She is now my go to sitter! I highly recommend her.
Gumbo loved staying with Laura! Not only was he well cared for but he also had other pups to play with. Would definitely book again!
We absolute loved Laura. She treated our dogs like they were her own. She sent us videos and pictures 3-4 times daily. She went over in above to put my mind at ease. I am so happy we find her and will definitely use her from now on
Laura was great. She was so flexible and she took pictures and videos of my dog at her house to show how much fun she was having while I was away . I definitely recommend Laura to other people looking for a place for their dogs while they are out of town.
As always, Lauras level of care and attention is wonderful. Thank you Laura! You will always be our goto person!!!
She was AWESOME!!!! Cane loved his vacation!! Thanks so much!
She was awesome! She sent pictures daily and he looked like he was having a good time & he got his bath! Definitely would use her again!!!
Laura was so great. She worked with me to make sure my dog would fit in at her home. I received videos and pictures everyday to insure me that my dog was happy and having a fun time. I don't live in Baton Rouge but I was visiting family and the next time I come back, I will definitely use Laura again.
Laura was like having Frances with family. She sent photos everyday. Fran felt loved and I felt so at ease and able to enjoy my vacation. She exceeded my expectations 150% Thank you
Abby had a great time with Laura! I got updates on Abby everyday. I had to add an extra day and Laur was very understanding. THANKS
Laure was very flexible in extending our time and continued with the same top notch care.
Laura is terrific! Nice house and back yard. Toys and canine playmates plus plenty of personal attention for our dog. She sent us lots of pictures and videos so we were reassured that Dozer was having a good time. Laura was very flexible about timing and extended the stay when we had to stay away longer than expected.
If you're like us, you dog is family! Kennels are not an option since we have found this service! Laura was wonderful! She treated Sochi like he was one of her own- She sent updates and pictures all weekend!! She has a couple small dogs and Sochi loved playing with truly was a vacation for him!! Laura even gave Sochi a bath and cut his nails before he came home -

I recommend Laura if you want your baby to their own vacation next time you have to leave town!!
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