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Lora and Alden S.

126 Reviews
48 Repeat Guests
Free Cancellation within 24 hours
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Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
All Ages OK
Must Be Vaccinated

Lora and Alden's Resident Pets

Golden Retriever
8 yr 7 mo old
Cairn Terrier
7 yr 1 mo old

Lora and Alden's House

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Large Yard
100% fenced & locked
Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside

About Lora and Alden

7 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
Hello! My name is Lora, and I'm a graduate student at the University of Arkansas and am doing a lot of research from home. I grew up with dogs (I was one month older than one of our three!), and have always loved having my four legged friends around! My husband and I now have two amazing shelter dogs - a wonderfully friendly 65lb, 8.5 year old golden retriever/border collie mix named Athena and a precious 15lb, 7 year old cairn terrier mix named Clover. We have a large, fenced yard and your pups would love to stay 'fur' a while! They'll be treated just like family with plenty of playtime, couch lounging, yummy treats and lots of toys with which to play!

We have been dog-sitting on here for over three and a half years now, and have taken care of over 125 different dogs from more than 95 different families. They have ranged in age from 16 weeks up to 18 years old, and have weighed anywhere from 3lbs to 130lbs!

We do ask that you provide all of the food your dog will need (it helps prevent upset stomachs!), your dog's bed/pillow/blanket, favorite toy (if they have one that they absolutely love - we have plenty of toys here for them to choose from as well!), and any medicine they may need during their stay. They will need to wear a collar with identification while they are here, and you will need to provide proof of vaccinations at the time of drop off for their first stay.

We allow dogs to be dropped off or picked up between 8am and 9pm.

There is an extra $5 per night added for puppies, or dogs that are not spayed or neutered. The reason for this is that puppies require much more supervision and will usually have an accident (or two!) inside, and dogs that are not fixed tend to mark in the house which adds up to a lot of time, money and energy in cleaning.

For a single night stay, our rates start at $25/night, but as per DogVacay's site policy, if pick-up is more than 24 hours after drop-off, a daycare fee may apply.

**At the moment we are usually able to offer 23.5/7 care when needed, with the exception being Sunday mornings for about 2 hours. However, we cannot guarantee 23.5/7 supervision more than two weeks in advance of your reservation. Please contact me with questions about this.**

And finally, our calendar may show that we're unavailable, but it could just be that we have something going on that morning where we wouldn't be able to watch your pooch for the whole day. If you have any questions for us, including availability, please just drop us a quick note, using the links to the side of the page that say "ask host a question"!

At this time we are unable to take dogs with food, dog or toy guarding/aggressive tendencies.

Due to the high demand for dog-sitting services during the holiday season, stays that include any of the following dates will be priced at the sitter’s Holiday Rate (starting at $30/night):
• May 26th – 29th, 2017 (Memorial Day)
• July 1st – 5th, 2017 (Independence Day)
• September 1st – 5th, 2017 (Labor Day)
• November 20th – 26th, 2017 (Thanksgiving)
• December 20th, 2017– January 2nd, 2018 (Christmas and New Year’s)

We do not allow dropoffs or pickups on Thanksgiving Day, nor from 4pm on Christmas eve until 8am on December 26th.

Also, we do have clients outside of this platform, and DogVacay does not allow us to control our calendar to say "booked" unless the dogs are part of this site. Instead of marking ourselves as "unavailable" every time we have guests that are not part of this site, we have set our booking limit low, so we show "booked" even if we are not at capacity. We accept up to six dogs for overnight stays, not two. We usually have three to four overnight guests on average, but it just depends. If you have questions, please ask!
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Lora and Alden S.

126 Reviews
48 Repeat Guests
Free Cancellation within 24 hours
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 10 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:


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  • Last updated December 31, 2016


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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Lora and Alden's Home
$25 /night
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for no more than 1 hour/day
  • 5+ potty breaks/day
  • 0 walk/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
Daycare At Lora and Alden's Home
$20 /day
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/day
$20 each way
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
126 Reviews
What a piece of mind - Lora and Alden were awesome - first time for my dogs to be away from home...they are extremely thorough, conscientious, and you can tell they're pet lovers from the minute you meet them. Pictures they sent while I was away was the icing on the cake. Dogs do smile, and mine were smiling in the pics!! Thanks again, me and my fur babies look forward to seeing Lora and Alden again!! Definitely recommended.
Wonderful experience from beginning to end. Expectations in Lora and Alden were high and they followed through.
Lora & Alden were great! We would happily let them keep Alex & Mandy again!
For the second time in a row, Lora and Alden proved to be terrific hosts, doing exactly what they promised. We particularly enjoyed receiving pictures of Milton on Christmas and then later in the stay.
Charlie and Wink had such a nice time with Lora and Alden! They were so comfy and happy. The pictures Lora sent were adorable and kept us updated on what the pups were up to. We'd definitely use them again!
After moving to Arkansas from California we had to find a new dog sitter for our 10 year Chihuahua/corgi. She has had a lot of changes the last few months so I was a little concerned about leaving her for the evening and day. After our meet and greet with Lora and Alden my mind was at ease that they would be a great fit for our family. Peanut stayed two full days and one night and had no issues. She ate and slept and was wagging her tail when I arrived for pick up. Lora and Alden were great and explained everything. They have a beautiful dog friendly home. We will definitely use them again. Oh-and they surprised us with a framed Santa pic with Peanut.
Great stay for my dog as always. He is a happy repeat guest.
Great stay for my dog as always. He is a happy repeat guest.
Great stay for my dog as always. He is a happy repeat guest.
They were awesome with our pup Cooper!
Our Toby had a wonderful day with Lora and Alden and the other doggies, while we spent the day in Branson! Thank you for caring for our dog, one of our family members! We will definitely use you again when we are in the Fayetteville area!
I was very happy to find a pet sitter rather than have my girls stay in a kennel. I'm sure Lora and Alden must have played with them a lot as they were tired when they came home. Thank you for taking care of my Golden's and if you'll have them I'll call you if I need a sitter again! Thank you from me and Roux and Bridgette!
It was our first time using DogVacay and I chose Lora and Alden based on all their positive reviews. We did a meet & great before our trip and it made me feel good that Lora had studied the difference between our twin dogs and read up on greyhounds since Oliver & Piper would be their first. I loved getting pictures & updates through the app and the dogs were super happy when we picked them up. Our dogs are our babies and I will definitely be using Lora & Alden again! 5 stars!!
Lorra and Alden were awesome! They did such a great job with our Goldendoodle puppy and we will be taking him back for ever big in the future!
Welcoming, friendly and responsive pet sitters! Believe the hype.
Asher had the best time here. They sent pics and keep me updated on Asher's day. When we left he fell asleep before we left the driveway. Lora and Alden were such great people and took great care of my pup. Thank you again
I did not want to leave my dog at a kennel boarding facility. This was the first time using DogVacay as well as being away from my puppy overnight. I chose Lora and Alden's because of the great reviews and repeats on their profile. Puppy spent 2 nights with them and the whole time there was excellent communication and updates! They were very nice and it was a GREAT experience overall, puppy had so much fun that she slept most of the day after I picked her up from their place :)
I would definitely recommend Lora and Alden's as well as contact them if needed in the future!
Very pleased with the whole experience. Lora sent picture/video updates, which I looked forward to receiving. You can tell they are truly animal lovers! I was able to enjoy my vacation knowing that my Benji was in good hands. Look no further, these are the people you want looking after your fur-babies!
This was a first-time out-of-the-home experience for our dog and we were a little nervous, thinking it would be traumatic for her. But Lora and Alden S. took really good care of our dog, and we are grateful to find a trustworthy dog-sitter for the littlest member of our family!
We can't thank them enough…our dog Amul had stayed in quite a few well named dog boardings. And every time he would come home with an illness or injury that would require medical attention. We were fed up with dog boardings and started looking for pet sitters. I'm so glad I chose Lora and Alden, Amul had a blast while his stay there (evident from the picture updates that we got every day). He simply loved them, which we realized when we dropped him off at their place. I’m an anxious mom, I felt immediately at ease seeing his reaction to them. It was a vacation for him too and I won’t have it any other way. We feel Lora and Alden’s home has become a second home for Amul, and he will be back for other vacations. For all the pet parents who treat their dogs as their child and family, and won't settle for anything less, Lora and Alden’s place is what you are looking for. Thank you so much Lora and Alden for taking care of our Amul.
What an awesome experience with Lora and Alden! Our little yorkie Bogey (yes we're golfers) is a rescue and can be a little nervous when left with a sitter, however he was very comfortable with Lora. I think she must have held him in her lap for two days!! Cheri and I definitely would recommend Lora and Alden for your pet............
Summer loved her playmates. Lora and Alden are very nice people and gave Summer a very enjoyable home while we were away with our new grandson! We are happy to find a caring home for our pup while we are out of town. Summer must really have played hard with her new friends because she is a tired pup for sure! Thanks, Lora and Alden you were so accommodating with our schedule!!!
Lora and Alden are the perfect home away from home for Sarge! We were very pleased with their professionalism and care of Sarge over the Labor Day holiday! We will definitely use them again!
Lora and Alden are the perfect home away from home for Sarge! We were very pleased with their professionalism and care of Sarge over the Labor Day holiday! We will definitely use them again!
My go-to sitters. My dog loves it there every time.
My go-to sitters. My dog loves it there every time.
My go-to sitters. My dog loves it there every time.
My go-to sitters. My dog loves it there every time.
My go-to sitters. My dog loves it there every time.
Lora and Alden did a great job watching my pup! They updated me each day and took in my pup as their own! I will definitely be booking with them in the future!
Lora and Alden are terrific. If you are considering using DogVacay in Northwest Arkansas they are the place to board you dog. Emma, my coonhound, had fun playing with the other dogs and enjoyed being lazy in their comfortable beds both inside and outside. When we returned home Lora and Emma met me at the door with everything organized and ready to go. It was perfect. Thanks Lora & Alden!
Penny McGee
Lora and Alden were everything I could have hoped for! They took great care of Lewis and immediately eased any nerves I had. They also continuously shared awesome photos of all the pups playing. Thanks so much, y'all!
Lora and Alsen are wonderful. Their home is perfect for a dogvacay. Tons of space! Alden was out playing with the dogs when I got there. They watched their first kitty for me. I knew she was in safe and loving hands. Lora introduced her to the dogs but kept a safe distance. She played with her and made sure she felt comfy with this new experience. She also took the most beautiful pictures of her. They're the best ones I have.

I left my dog at home but know he would love to stay here. We will have to come back!
Awesome experience! Lora and Alden met every expectation we had for our precious boy! He is just a puppy and was our first time to leave him. He absolutely loved being with them! No behavior problems afterwards, no trauma for being left for a couple days, nothing. Could not be more pleased with our experience! Loved the pictures showing us how well he was getting along, as well as updates along the way. Answered every question I had in a timely manner! Will most definitely use their services again! Thanks so much Lora and Alden for giving Bear a home away from home!
This was our first time to leave our 6 mo old puppy and though we were nervous it turned out to be a great experience. The whole process was very easy and quick. My boys loved getting daily pictures of Max which reassured them he was having fun too. We have already recommended our sitters to others.
Lora and Alden are terrific and love having their dog pals visit. Kyra likes her play dates with Lora and Alden.
Kyra had a great time once again at Lora and Alden's home. She really looks forward to seeing them and always leaves with a smile. We highly recommend them.
Lora and Alden are the best! They will keep you updated and send pictures during your dog's stay. I would recommend them to all my family and friends!
This was our first time using DogVacay and Lora and Alden provided excellent care for our 4 pups! After just a few minutes into our meet and greet with Lora and Alden, we could tell how much they love dogs and that their home would be a perfect place for our dogs to stay. We were able to enjoy our time out of town knowing that our little furry ones were being taken care of. When we need a babysitter in the future, we will definitely call on Lora and Alden!
My Lucas always has a blast with Lora and Alden....
We took our pup Coop down for a quick overnight meet and greet with Lora and Alden. Lora and Alden were warm and reassuring to us and Cooo. Within minutes you know they love fur babies and have a strong knowledge of dogs. Being able to drop him off so we could play and he could play, made our stay in Eureka Springs so much more enjoyable! Coop had a great time and was tuckered out! There's a reason they've received 5 star reviews, I'd recommend them again to any of my family and friends. If you're in search of pet sitters you can trust near Springdale; reach out to Lora and Alden. We're super excited about Memorial Day and so is Coop! Thanks again!
Our dog Bear recently stayed for 6 nights and had a great time. We received multiple photos and updates throughout his stay. We've already signed him up for another stay next month.
Great, our little dog had so much fun playing with the other dogs & we felt very comfortable with her in your care, thank you so much
As always Lora and Alden are top notch. If you go back and see all my rave reviews over the last 3 years, you will see how much Apple and I adore them.
My Lucas had an amazing time with Lora he played and played and was still exhausted the next day... I enjoyed getting all the picture updates of all the new friends and fun he was having... I felt so at ease with leaving my Lucas with you all...
Milly has had the opportunity to stay with Lora and Alden twice now and it has been a WONDERFUL experience! Lora and alden are great with the dogs and they also are fantastic about sending pictures throughout the day. Milly is starting to recognize when it's time to go visit them and she gets quite excited. Thank you, Lora and Alden, for giving me some peace of mind when I have to be away from my baby girl.
Lora and Alden are super doggie hosts. They watched our 6 year old Golden for 9 nights while we were away. Daily pictures of Tucker were emailed to us which was extremely comforting while we were away. Their backyard is a huge fenced in yard and lots of ball retrieving play time was given to Tucker. I could never imagine leaving a family member in a caged kennel. Lora and Alden provide such loving care for dogs. I would give this a zillion star rating! When we picked up Tucker, we could see from his disposition that he was treated with a 5 star Dogvacay stay. Thank-you very much Lora and Alden!
Sincerely, Tommy L. in Fayetteville
Lora and Alden are wonderful with Sarge - he has fun playing with the other dogs and being is able to rest in their home when he is tired. Much better than us leaving him in a cage all day - truly glad I found DogVacay and Lora and Alden to help us with Sarge.
Excellent host and wonderful care.
Excellent care and always the best services I have ever had for Apple
Lora and Alden were great with Kip. They are very responsible and gentle people who take great pleasure in looking after my furry friend. They updated me every night with a picture of Kip and communicated efficiently when Kip was not at his best behavior. I know Kip had really enjoyed staying with them because the second time I took him over to Lora and Alden's, he couldn't wait to get in. Will definitely recommend Lora and Alden to anyone, and will choose them again in the future!
Cohiba just had another awesome stay at Lora and Alden' always! They are so fun and they take care of him like he is one of their own!...we couldn't ask for anything more...we appreciate them so much!!!!
Cohiba had a wonderful time at Lora and Alden's! They treated him like one of their own....even letting him sleep with him. Although we missed him while we were gone, it brought us great comfort to know that he was being cared for while we were gone...Thanks Lora and Alden!
Mitzi's recent stay with Lora and Alden went very smooth. She was able to hang with other dogs and continue to be spoiled! Lora and Alden were very accomodating to our schedule and changes due to a family emergency. Will schedule another play date the next time we are in NW Arkansas.
Great host. Would use again.
Very good with the dogs and a great atmosphere with loving care. We feel very safe with them and they are so nice. Highly recommend!
Another great vacation for our dog! No complaints ever. Best dog sitters out there!
Lora and Alden were excellent! They are extremely accommodating and sent daily pictures so we could see our puppy! We can't wait to use them again!
Henry loves staying with Lora and Alden... he always comes back having made new friends. This weekend, we think he has a new crush ;-). I love leaving my dog with this couple.. they are honest and super flexible. And they genuinely love dogs and recognize that each dog has different needs. We look forward to the next vacay!
We are repeat clients however this time we've added an 8 month puppy. Lora asked questions I would not have thought to tell her about the puppy, professionalism! Lora and Alden are very attentive to all the pets and treat them as their own. I would highly recommend them and will hire them again! I've written other reviews in the past about this wonderful couple! Hire them, you will enjoy your time away knowing they are in good hands!
Sadie had to go for daycare while movers came to my house to pack up. Lora and Alden were super flexible in letting me drop her off and picking her up since I wasn't sure how long it would take the movers etc which was so nice.
Sadie had a great time staying with Lora and Alden! I was nervous because she doesn't have a lot of experience with other dogs but getting pictures everyday of her playing and having fun eased my mind. They were very easy to communicate with, even with me being across the world. Overall, it was great!
Once again we were extremely satisfied with Lora and Alden's care. They care deeply for dogs which is evident in how well our dog Kyra likes going there. We live in PA and like knowing that when we travel to AR, we have a safe and loving home to leave Kyra for visits.
Bentley is one worn out pup. It's obvious that Alden and Lora gave him lots of attention, love and super duper playtime with the other dogs.

The daily pictures and communication got me through my first time away from my very beloved dog. They couldn't have done a better job.

Bentley whispered in my ear that he thinks Lora and Alden are really neat. He likes that they gave him lots of snuggle time, and let him nap on their dog Clover.

Lora and Alden were great as always.. thanks. :)
Lora and Aldren were great! We were looking for a place for our Bassett hound to feel like she was at home while we were away. We defiantly found that with Lora and Alden. Lora would send emails and photos to let us know how Molly was doing. They are both great people, who really do love taking care of man's best friend. I would recommend them to anyone of my friends!
Our Golden Retriever Cash had a blast while we were out of town, and we were able to relax and have a good time knowing we would get daily updates and pictures. They were more than accommodating when our flight was delayed and we had to overnight at the airport, and they kept him an extra night.
Our golden retriever Cash had a blast! He had so much fun playing and came home tired which was a plus lol!
Lora and Alden were so sweet to my puppy and gave her special attention. Lora has a very caring and easy going personality that makes animals feel at ease around her. I will definitely use them again when I need a dog sitter. They're the best!
If there were 10 stars available they would rate at a 10! Such a great couple who will love and care for your dogs just as you would. Our pups are pampered inside dogs and treated like our kids. This is the same type of loving care they get when they go visit Lora and Alden. We could not be happier to have found them and they come HIGHLY recommended by us and Rickie and Tricksie!! If you want the VERY BEST then they will be the RIGHT CHOICE for you!
I was very pleased with Henry's dog vacay stay this past weekend! Lora and Alden requested a meet and greet prior to the actual vacay and I found this to be helpful in easing the process of leaving my dog with someone else!
Henry is very high energy and can be a handful. Lora and Alden were prepared for him! Henry ended up having a blast with their dogs and another guest. They have a huge back yard that allowed for Henry to get his energy out. Lora messaged me a few hours into the vacay to let me know how things were going. She also sent a detailed update with pictures every night of the stay.
It was a really great experience and I can't wait to bring Henry back!
Sophie just loves staying with Lora and Alden. I never worry about her while we are gone because I know she is being very well taken care of. I also love getting the daily picture updates. I can't even imagine leaving her anywhere else.
I can not praise Lora and Alden enough for the wonderful care they give. My husband and I went on an extended cruise and Brinkley stayed 15 days with them. Lora and I were able to communicate several times through Facebook where she would give updates on Brinkley and send sweet pictures that would brighten my day. Our vacation was more enjoyable knowing that our fur baby was happy and content the entire time we were gone. You guys are awesome and I can never thank you enough for the peace I get knowing that my Brinkley is loved and cared for while we are gone.
Consistently wonderful! We laugh every time at how excited our "shy guy" gets the moment we pull into their driveway. Wonderful daily pictures and updates and as always very flexible and accommodating. They even made us a Valentine with our pup's paw.
This was the perfect solution for us. Lora was fantastic about sending pictures and daily overviews of how the dogs were doing. We looked forward to receiving them and it was always a huge relief to see how at home they were.
Despite our alpha female having some issues, Lora and Alden were completely professional and considerate and called right away. The situation was handled promptly and without any problems. We are so thankful to know there is a home available for Penny to vacay with in the future.
We have used Lora and Alden several times to watch Sophie when we are away. It is wonderful to have someone who cares about our baby like we do. I never have to worry whether she is doing good or not. I do look forward to getting the daily pictures! It just another added bonus for me. Sophie always has a good time with Lora and Alden.

Don't know what I would do without them.
Yet again, Lora and Alden offered a wonderful substitute home for Lula and treated her like one of their own. I am always kept up on how she is doing (with lots of cute pics) and it is very easy to arrange pick-up and drop-off times.

I am so thankful for Lula's second home here in NWA!
Love it! They were so awesome with our Golden Retriever and made him feel right at home. Highly recommend!!!
Brinkley had a wonderful time with Lora and Alden this weekend. He came home happy and tired!! We received several photo updates over the weekend which brought huge smiles to our faces. He was so content and enjoyed his stay! Thanks for the wonderful care.
Welcoming, dog-centered home. Lora & Alden sent adorable pictures throughout Lily's stay and it's very clear she had a wonderful time!
Another wonderful stay with Lora and Alden!!Brinkley has made this his second home and is so comfortable while staying with them. We will see you next weekend!!
Our dog Brinkley stays with Lora and Alden on a semi-regular basis. They are wonderful and I appreciate the peace and comfort I get when leaving him. We have some pretty long vacations coming up and look forward to knowing that our baby will be taken care of and treated like family while we are away! THEY ARE THE BEST!!!
If you read down through the reviews, you will notice that I am regular. I always leave Apple with Lora and Alden when I need a stayover for her. I am so spoiled by them, they take care of Apple like she is their family. I feel abundantly at peace knowing Apple is at their home. They are the best and I am so blessed to have them here in this area. 10 Star service Award!!! Jimmie and Apple
Pringle's stay with Lora was absolutely amazing! Lora's home was very welcoming and Pringle made himself at home very quickly. Pringle would love to go back to stay the night again or for a play date!
Brinkley had another wonderful stay!! Thank you for the wonderful care!!
Another great stay with Lora! She even allowed an additional nights stay that we had not planned. She is wonderful and Brinkley loves his visits to her house! Thanks Lora
I couldn't be happier. I felt secure knowing that my pups were in Lora's hands. I would hate to say too many more good things about Lora and Alden because they then may become just too busy to have room for my furbabies!! Many thanks, again and again.
We have always been lucky to have friends or family stay with our dogs in our home. However, this was not a possibility with our most recent trip. We did a lot of research, toured a lot of facilities, and were appalled to discover that it was normal and acceptable for our dogs to be left alone for 12+ hours at a time. This was completely unacceptable to us.

We were honestly considering canceling our entire trip, until we found the Dog Vacay site, and Lora. We made an appointment with Lora to make sure our dogs got along with hers. Lora was very knowledgeable on how to introduce our dogs. She was very patient when one of our dogs thought he needed to be the referee for the other dogs playtime. By the second day of their stay, our boys were right at home hoping up into their laps and getting all the love they needed. She kept us updated daily with emails, photos, and videos (my wife LOVED the daily updates).

We know that none of these things would have been possible had they stayed anywhere else. Only in a loving home would they receive the attention and care they deserve.

When we returned from our trip the dogs were happy, healthy, and tired (from playing nonstop)...all good things in my book. We would definitely use her services anytime we go out of town and will recommend her to anyone who needs someone to watch their dogs. Thank you Lora!!
We could not have been more pleased with Lora. Sophie had a great time and we were able to relax and enjoy our vacation knowing she was in a loving home. It was such an added surprise to receive an email with a picture of Sophie each day. I will be using Lora again when we travel and can't take Sophie with us.

Thanks again for loving on Sophie and making her vacation as enjoyable as ours.

Lora was fantastic with our furbabies! We look forward to having her care for our babies on our next visit to Razorback Stadium! Felt very safe and comfortable with her caring for our loved ones.
Lora was great! Pumpkin enjoyed her mini-vacation with her. She came back happy and exhausted!
My little Apple's stay at Lora's marked her 1 year anniversary of meeting and developing a loving relationship with Lora and her entire family. Apple has (to me) almost become one of their family. When I drop Apple off at Lora's I feel like I am leaving Apple with a beloved family member, that is how great a job this family does. I cannot imagine ever leaving Apple with anyone else. I am totally spoiled. There are not enough STARS to push to show the total care given to Apple in this home. Thank you so much for giving me this kind of peace when I travel to see my family and friends out of town.
My experience having my dog Max stay with Lora was WONDERFUL! I could not have been more pleased with everything about it. This was my 1st time to ever use Lora or Dogvacy but it will NOT be my last. Lora, her husband and 2 dogs were very gracious hosts for Max. They have such a loving attitude at all times both to me and Max! The nicest people ever. They truly care about the dogs that stay with them as they shared such kind stories and they send cute pictures so you feel connected with your dog while being away. Their home is spotless with a floor plan that is open and pleasant for their canine guests. Max loves to run and play so I was thrilled with the HUGE yard offering great outside playtime. A doggie delight! Lora is very conscientious in all her care giving. Max had a great time and will be going back the next time I go out of town for sure!

Cindy Hugg
Another wonderful stay with Lora and her sweet family! Thank you for the awesome care you provide to Brinkley!!! Looking forward to our next weekend.
Once again, Lora and her family never let us down. It is comical how excited our "shy" dog is to see her and her dogs. I couldn't be happier leaving my dog anywhere else. The photo updates are so appreciated. She is so easy to communicate with as well.
Our 3 year old Shih-poo's stay with Lora is the best away-from-home experience she has had. She was apparently much less stressed in a home situation with a small number of playmates than in a kennel with a vast number of other dogs. The freedom of outdoor time within a fenced area, careful attention to her mealtime and potty needs, lots of hands-on attention, and sympathetic night time arrangements made this a winner for the whole family.

We appreciate our hosts' dedication, will recommend them, and most certainly will repeat the experience.

Brinkley seemed to enjoy his stay at Lora's house. My dog is over 8 years old and has lots of separation anxiety. Lora and her husband were so kind to keep me updated with his stay and even administered his medication with no problems. They have such a lovely home and I feel like they truly enjoy the dogs that stay in their care! Thank you Lora- I am so relieved to find a place that Brinkley loves!! He will be staying with you again in a few weeks!!
I have now used Lora and Alden twice and the experience has been excellent. I have a 17 year old spoiled dog and they have continued on my tradition of spoiling her and keeping her happy. They make her part of the family and she never seems to be in a hurry to leave.
Lora and her family has become Apple's second home. I am so happy to have found a family that can provide me with a wonderful feeling of security and love for my Apple when I travel.

Lora and her husband + the two sweet dogs are all so good to Apple, and I can tell when I pick up Apple that she has been treated with perfection.

I would HIGHLY RECOMMEND anyone to use them for their pet's home away from home. They are above the rating in terms of attention to every detail. Thanks so much Lora. You are an Angel!
Lora and her husband were great! I wasn't sure of leaving my babies with anyone but after we met they made us feel really comfortable about our babies staying with them. I would definitely use them again without hestitation on our future vacation/trips. They sent us pic updates everyday and i enjoyed reading about their days that they weren't with us. our babies are quite happy about being able to play with their new friends!
I'm so glad to have found Lora and her husband, they take excellent care of River every time he stays with them!
Lora was a beyond a great caregiver for Lula when I was away! I could tell she genuinely enjoyed having Lula and Lula was just as happy. I am thankful to have such a good surrogate 'mom' while I am away.
As always my golden retriever had a wonderful time being with Lora and her family on her most recent visit! On this last visit, as well as on a previous visit, Lora pointed out to me how much Cru, my golden, LOVES a particular toy she gave her to play with. From the moment we get to Lora's house to the time I pick her up, this rubber toy is mostly in her mouth or very close by! Guess what I'm in the process of buying!
Lora and her husband did an outstanding job with Lambeau. They took him for walks both days, gave him special treats, had several baskets of toys for him to play with. They took fun pictures and kept me posted on his activities throughout the stay. They clearly know a lot about dogs and love dogs a lot. I would love the chance to have Lambeau return for more fun with them if we are going through town again.
Lora and her husband were EXCELLENT hosts! We loved staying with them!!
Lora was very courteous and friendly. She made us feel at ease and comfortable leaving Kyra with her. Kyra had a wonderful time with Lora, Athena, Clover and Lora's husband. Traveling from PA and not knowing anyone (except for our daughter and her boyfriend) being able to leave our precious dog with Lora and knowing she will be loved was icing on the cake.
Booked the reservation on really short notice. Lora is very accommodating and worked with us. Chopper has a blast as well!
My golden retriever just had her second sleepover with Lora and her precious family. It's more like a vacation for my dog than anything!!! Lora is the best bar none!!! Ellen C
Another awesome stay with Lora and her canine family. You could tell our dog was so attached to her by the time we picked him up, truly showing us she treats him like family during his stay. I have lots of trips planned and I am happy to say I do not have to worry about who I will be leaving my dog with!
Is there a 10 Star? What can I say that I have not said in the past. For one thing, I continue to take my dear sweet treasure back to Lora and Co. Apple is in LOVE with Lora, she has bonded with her and that makes me feel so comfortable, as Apple indeed does has separation anxiety. But, Apple is happy as a lark when she first comes in view with Lora and even upon departure, Apple goes back to say bye before getting into our car. This is the best place that I have EVER found to board any dog I have had. Wish we had more Lora's and Co out there. Thanks so much to Dogvacay for helping my find her and for you Lora and Co for being who you are. oxoxox Jimmie and Apple
Once again a fantastic experience. My super shy dog ran out of the car practically letting himself in the door he was so excited to be back. It was so refreshing to see he had such great memories there. The pictures she sends are so sweet and makes me smile :)
Lora, is truly a godsend in caring for my golden retriever! Lora, as well as her husband and their two dogs have truly captured my heart!

I felt like I had done something special for my dog when I left her with Lora and her precious family! I also enjoyed getting a picture everyday, that was fun!

The day I picked my dog up she was glad to see me, but that was short lived! She quickly went back to playing with one of many toys Lora keeps on hand for the dogs and playing with Lora! I honestly hated to take my dog away from an environment that she obviously was very much enjoying!

Ellen Camp
We always stress when we have to board our dog for out of town trips. Not anymore though....taking chopper to Lora's was like he never left home. Big back yard, dog buddies to play with and plenty of attention. He will definitely go back!
A great experience. Very accomodating and the daily pictures are a great gesture for those who really miss their best friends while being away. My dog is a very large lab and Lora has made him feel very welcome at her house. Highly recommend her.
Wonderful experience working with Lora. Finding a dog sitter was sort of a last resort for us, but she will definitely be our first choice going forward!
This is the first time we have left our dogs with anyone other than close friends. Despite our concern about doing so, it was an amazing experience.

Our dogs are both small breed rescues, and are very timid of new people and dogs. It was quite out of character how quickly they warmed up to Lora- and her dogs. You could tell they had made themselves at home with her.

She was also easy to work with on scheduling, and easy to get in touch with when I had a question.
Lora was fantastic! My wife is the one that approves all of our sitters, dogs and kids alike. She really liked Lora from day one. Lora sent great pictures of our dog daily while away and made sure she was comfy and happy in her new environment. In fact, she was so happy, she acted like she did not want to leave when we went to pick her up!
As usual Lora is FIVE STAR ++++++++ wonderful. I cannot say enough great things about her. When I contacted her she did not know for sure if she would be in town and had blocked the date I was gone off her calender, but I thought, just in case I will see. So in the end, she contacted me that her plans had been cut shorter than expected and she would indeed be able to keep my baby. So, I was thrilled! I canceled Apple's boarding reservation at the kennel and brought to Lora. Apple did great, things are so great over there, Lora told me Apple lays on the couch with her, and follows her room to room, just like she does with me, which is great, cause i know Apple has bonded well with Lora. Lora and her family take Apple in just like their own, it feel so great to know I can leave Apple when I have such caring sitters. Thanks so much! jimmie and Apple
Five star all the way! From the very first meeting Lora showed her true love and compassion for my girl Vella!
She was accommodating in every way possible and truly made a great impression from start to finish.
Her home was spotless and very inviting with a humongous back yard.
My girl even had a little accident while staying and Lora was very understanding. ( Thanks Again Lora! )
If your like me and very apprehensive of who keeps your furry friend...please take it from me...give her a call!
• I know Lora from DogVacay, she has provided petsitting for Apple on two occasions. Once on an over night trip and just recently on a 8 day trip. Both times I was more that happy with her.

I believe she is about as considerate and response for my dog as she is about her own. She has shown she has good sense of issues they may have and even followed through with numerous calls, emails daily and photos beyond my expectations. She took Apple to the vet when it was suddenly apparent that was needed. I could not ask for a more reliable and responsible person to sit for my dog. She take the bar to a whole new level.
• Lora is on top of her game when it comes to keeping a close eye on my dog. Since she is home with her dogs much of the day, she was able to see a difference in how Apple was acting, she reported this to me and consulted with me in ways I don't even think a vet would have done, and taking Apple to vet when WE decided it was needed was above and beyond her call of duty. I am more than happy to recommend Lora to anyone with a pet.
Lora and her canine family were so sweet and welcoming from the meet and greet through the entire stay. She takes the time to accommodate your needs and your dog's needs. She sent the best pics of my dog to keep me at ease that he was fitting in. I have a shy dog and he definitely claimed Lora and her family as his own by the end! Definitely using her for our next trip!
Lora is an amazing pet sitter. she treated my dogs like family. and she updated me by email at the end of each day. I would definitely recommend her to anyone needing a pet sitter! and, I would definitely let her keep my dogs again any time. :) she is wonderful.
River has stayed with Lora twice and he seems to be happy there. I feel that I don't have to worry about him with her and her family! I will continue to let River stay with her. Thanks Lora
This was the 2nd time hiring Lora to pet sit our Maui. We talked over the phone a few times to go over everything with Lora asking about Maui's daily routine again. I could tell she wanted to be sure Maui felt comfortable and use to his daily feedings. Upon arrival Lora got down with Maui and gave him a big kiss. Athena, Lora's pet, was excited to see Maui again as well, even little Clover was happy. When we left I let all the worries melt away cause I knew Lora would take great care of Maui, he was on vacation too.

Each day, Lora would send us cute photos with funny descriptions about their day. She took them to visit grandma, went walking, playing in the back yard, and lounging. My husband and I really loved the photos and seeing how much fun Maui was having during his dogcation while we were on vacation. Lora kept us informed about his eating habits and how much exercise he was getting.

Maui was a happy camper upon seeing me, but I think he didn't want to go home with me. He loves staying with Lora and her family. I'm thrilled to have found a pet sitter in Fayetteville, AR and that we have met others that love their pets as their own children, just as we do. If your researching or thinking about hiring Lora as a pet sitter, do it now! It was hard for me to contact someone I did not know through the internet to hand over my beloved pet but Lora made it very comfortable for us. Lora is very genuine, caring, and has a love for pets and I'm so glad we found her!!!
With a recent move from Florida to Arkansas, we weren't sure where to turn for pet sitting. Our boxer is our baby and we weren't too keen on having him stay in a kennel. I took my research to searching on the internet and found Lora. Although I found others in the area and on other websites, Lora's page and photos felt genuine and warm. She responded immediately with a location in public that we and our furry babies could meet up. Lora asked many questions about Maui's daily routine which was comforting to me. Upon seeing that our pets seemed to be ok with each other, Lora suggested that we drive to her home where they could run freely in her back yard, just to be sure.

Upon arriving, I found a beautiful home with a large back yard. We continued our discussions about our pets and getting to know one another while they ran, sniffed, and got to know each other. Clover, the little one, wasn't too keen on Maui but she soon warmed up to him. Lora has very friendly pets and I could tell that she loved and cared for them deeply.

We were going out of town for a few days before our week long vacation so we both agreed that Maui would have a mini vacation to see how he did. Lora sent us pics and found that he loved a particular toy. She offered information about a website that she gets toys and treats for her pets. I can't wait to get my first shipment.

Upon picking up Maui, I was thrilled to see him so happy. I knew that I had found the perfect person that Maui could stay with. Our vacation was in a few days and it was a relieve in knowing that I would not have to worry about him while we were away. I would highly recommend Lora!
I was so very happy with the way everything was handled, Lora and her entire family were top notch great. They met us at a local park for an initial meet and greet, her two dogs and mine got along famously. Lora has been wonderful to deal with. She has made every effort to make this boarding experience above board, and it was wonderful. I cannot say enough good about my experience. Also, she sent me photos each day, which was so nice to get, Apple doesn't get boarded very often, so seeing her on her "dogvacay-tion" gave me such peace of mind. I HIGHLY recommend them to anyone looking for a safe and secure boarding experience. Fun also! ;) Thanks so much! jimmie and apple
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