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Lauren B.

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25 Reviews
14 Repeat Guests
$23/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 10 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Pet Requirements

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

Lauren's Resident Pets

Stella
Yorkshire Terrier
Female
4 yr 9 mo old
Sony
Yorkshire Terrier
Female
3 yr 9 mo old
Tucker
Yorkshire Terrier
Male
8 yr 9 mo old
Graham
Yorkshire Terrier
Male
1 yr 11 mo old
Other Pets & Animals: Cats

Lauren's House

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

About Lauren

10 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
I have loved dogs ever since I was 6 years old. My parents brought my brother and I an adorable, fluffy little ball of love named Lucy. She was an 8 week old Golden Retriever, and was my buddy for 8 years. Since that time, I have had other dogs. Layla (Golden retriever), Jupiter (sharpei mix), Monty (Cocker Spaniel mix). All of my dogs have lived long and happy lives.
Now, I have four adorable Yorkies, Stella, Sony, Tucker, and Graham. They are the lights of my life! They love other dogs and we take daily trips to the park for walks and also enjoy visiting the dog park. I also have a big, fluffy, orange cat named Finnegan.
I volunteered at a local rescue cleaning cages, feeding, and watering for a brief time. I also fostered and then adopted my 8 year old sweetie named Tucker. Over the past few years I have dog sat many times for friends and family.
As a guest in my house, your dog will be treated as a member of the family. I have a good sized fenced in yard where your dog will get supervised playtime and frequent potty breaks. I will also take your furbaby on daily walks. Some of my favorite places to walk are the Benton City park, Rend lake Bike and walking trail, and Arrowhead Lake in Johnston City. We also enjoy the Herrin Dog park (if your baby enjoys them). In the evenings, your baby can cuddle up on the couch with me and watch some tv!
I have a variety of playpens to sleep in at night as well as lots of cushy bedding. I recommend bringing some favorite items so your best friend will feel more at home. Please let me know if your furkid sleeps in a crate, or with you.
When we do our meet and greet, please fill me in on your baby's likes and dislikes. Also what you feed, how much, any medications..etc. I want things to be the closest to home as possible, and I am very happy to do their favorite things with them! It is of the utmost importance to me that your pup feel comfortable with me and my furkids!
Also, if you would like your dog to receive a bath before coming home, I would be happy to do that as well. I have a large variety of Natural Shampoos and other products. I will bathe, spray with detangler, brush out, blow dry (unless specified not to), clean ears, and spray with dog perfume. Please let me know if your dog has any skin sensitivities.
Additionally, I know how hard it can be to go on a trip and not be able to see your best buddy. With me, you won't have to, because I will send you daily picture updates to see how your pet is enjoying their vacation. Some examples of my pictures are in the gallery of this listing.
I do ask that your dog be up to date on age appropriate vaccinations, both for your baby's safety and for the safety of my resident pups. I can also show proof of my own baby's vaccinations upon request.
I also request they be up to date on their flea and tick medication.
Thank you so much for taking the time to read my profile. I hope to see you and your dog very soon!
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Can administer oral medicine
Can administer injected medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Leash Pulling

Lauren B.

Online Now!
25 Reviews
14 Repeat Guests
$23/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 10 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated December 9, 2016

Credentials

Background Checked
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Course 101 Graduate
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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Lauren's Home
$23 /night
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 2 - 4 hours/day
  • 5+ potty breaks/day
  • 2 walks/day
  • Pets will sleep in a crate
Daycare At Lauren's Home
$21 /day
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/day
Dog Walking
$15 /half-hour
$25 /hour
  • Willing to travel 20 miles
Home Visits
$25 /visit
  • Willing to travel 20 miles
Baths
$15 /bath
Pick-Up/Drop-Off
$15 each way
  • Willing to travel 20 miles
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25 Reviews
She was absolutely amazing! We received multiple photos and videos everyday. We could enjoy our destination wedding knowing our baby was being well taken care of and even a little bit spoiled!
We had just rescued our pup and had to go out of town for a wedding. We were very nervous to leave her so soon after adopting her, but it was very clear that she was in good hands with Lauren. We got picture and video updates several times a day so we could check in on our pup's progress. She was clearly having such a great time that we were nervous she wouldn't want to come home. Lauren took such great care of our girl and treated her as one of her own dogs. We will certainly be using Lauren for our next dog vacay!
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Cooper had a wonderful time. Lauren kept me informed all day with photos and even some videos. I was totally put at ease. Cooper will for sure be back to play again!!!! Thank you Lauren for taking such good care of our fur baby!!!
This is the seond time my pups have stayed with Lauren. There is no one else I would rather have watch my babies! I appreciate how accessible she is, both with the frequent updates and if I contact her she is very responsive. My babies will be back!
I was so lucky to find the dogvacay site and Lauren too. She made me feel at ease when I dropped my puppy off with her. She kept in touch daily with texts and photos. My pup had a good time and was well cared for. She treated him like her own.! He is definitely going to see her again in the near future!
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Lauren was great with my baby. She sent me pictures, updates and even a video of him. I know he was loved and will definitely have him stay with her again! I highly recommend Lauren!
This is the 4th time Charlie has stayed with Lauren. Needless to say we love her! I do not trust anyone else with our dog except her. He always has the best time with her and her dogs! I never worry about him at all while I am away anymore! Highly Recommend!
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This was our 2nd time using Lauren for an over night stay. Couldn't have been happier with her services. As I dropped "Verdel" off, he was wiggling and whimpering with excitement while waiting for Lauren to open the door. Obviously, he remembered his last stay with her,and it was a fun one! Made me feel good about leaving him... He couldn't wait to stay! Thanks Lauren for treating Verdel like one of your own...he loves staying with you!
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We could not have been happier with our choice for Lucy!!! Lauren treated her like one of her own and sent updates and pictures! Wow! Great experience! We will definitely be back! Lucy gives it a paws up!!
We love our little fur baby and couldn't imagine keeping her caged up at a boarding facility!! After searching Facebook and finding Lauren's DogVacay page I contacted her immediately!! She responded to my messages within minutes!! I made a reservation that day!! We had a few minor changes with times and Lauren was so good with adapting to those changes!!! Her place was so perfect for our Zoey!! She got to run around and even get on the furniture like she does at home!!! Lauren is so compassionate and the perfect dog sitter!! She even kept us updated with photos and videos of Zoey while we were gone!!! We will definitely be making all of Zoey's stays with Lauren from here on out!!!! She is so amazing!!!!
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Lauren is fantastic! Peanut was taken care of like a prince! She treated him as her very own. I had total peace during the 5 days I was gone. She sent pictures daily of everything he was doing


. He went on walks and to the park! He received plenty of exercise and lots of personal attention. Lauren is the best sitter ever! I would recommend her 100%!
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Lauren was great! One of the things I really enjoyed was knowing that our Maltipoo, Trolley Car, was in such a loving, clean environment. Also, Lauren sent us pictures and videos throughout Trolley's stay. She even took him for 2 walk while she kept him for the day. I would definitely recommend her again!
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Lauren was absolutely fantastic! It was my first time using a service like DogVacay, so was a little apprehensive at first. I felt really comfortable with Lauren almost immediately and knew that Bridgette would be well taken care of. I was a little concerned about Bridgette warming up to the other dogs, and she did take her time doing so. But Lauren was very patient and let her work that out slowly. She then had lots of fun playing with the other dogs.

It was really satisfying getting to see Bridgette enjoying herself when Lauren sent us updates with pictures and videos. Lauren is quite the photographer, and gets the dogs to pose for her in ways that I could only imagine. It's not hard to see that Lauren is gifted with the animals and loves working with them.

I hope she will be able to keep Bridgette in the future as it was such a pleasant experience for both us and her. Lauren is very thoughtful about the needs of your pet, and any concerns that you might have. I would not hesitate to recommend her to anyone who would like a 'better than kennel' experience for their dog. Thank you Lauren!!
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Lauren was absolutely amazing with our Sassi girl! We have three small kids so it was so nice to find someone to keep out fur baby so close to home! She sent pictures thru out the day/evening & texted us to let us know exactly how she was. When we ran over Sunday driving home she was super sweet about keeping her, with kids your not alwasy on time so it was nice knowing Sassi was in good hands :) we will be booking with her again next month thank u Lauren
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Lauren was amazing with my Papillon, Miracle, when I had to go out of state over night to pick up my new papillon puppy from Mississippi. She offered to pick her up for me and drop her off as well, which was extremely nice so we didn't have to go the opposite direction to drop Miracle off to her before we left, saving ourselves about 1.5-2 hours of driving time, being our trip was already 17 hours driving time that was a HUGE plus and I was happy to pay for the pick up/drop off fee, which is very reasonable! Now, about the actual boarding: I was a little worried about how my dog would do around other adult dogs she didn't know, but Lauren made Miracle feel so comfortable and provided a great environment, introduced them gradually and Miracle fit right in to Lauren's home with her own dogs. She followed all my feeding instructions and even walked Miracle a few times a day, which she sent me a video of, and Miracle was so happy!! She also sent me a lot of pictures and updates, letting me know that my little girl was doing great! When we ran into a problem with our vehicle 3 hours before we were supposed to arrive home, Lauren was very sympathetic and understanding, as well as flexible in allowing Miracle to stay an extra night with her. She dropped Miracle off happy and so excited to see her mommy again. lol I would definitely recommend Lauren to anyone needing a sitter. She is wonderful!
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I can not say enough good things about Lauren! She provided a warm caring home for my fur baby while we went on a vacation. She provided us not only with updates but beautiful pictures! We will most definitely board with her again!!
Lauren is hands down the best caregiver our dog has ever been with! This is the first time I never worried once about the care that was given to our dog. She gave us multiple photo and video updates daily and always responded to anything I asked. Not to mention she is an amazing photographer and got our pup to do poses and pictures I could never! It was so much fun getting to see what he was doing everyday. She truly cares about animals and I would highly recommend her! I am so glad to have found her. I never was comfortable with anyone else until her. Charlie had a wonderful time too playing with her dogs as well.
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Lauren is a fantastic pet sitter! Noah just spent a week there and I couldn't be more happier that he went there! She took him on daily walks, had lots of play time! Lauren sent me daily photos of Noah and received videos of him playing which made me happy! it's nice to have someone in this area to take care of your dog while your away and treats them like family! Would highly recommend her to anyone and would use her again!
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I was so excited to find Lauren to watch my fur babies. She was so close and convenient to where I live. I loved the fact the she kept my babies in the house with hers, and not in a concrete kennel somewhere. She did a wonderful job keeping me updated on them, and took some of the most awesome pictures. I still don't know how she got them still that long but she did. We are even gonna have one printed and framed. She will always be my first choice any time we have to leave our babies again. Berda and Anna highly recommend Lauren for your puppy stays!
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Lauren was the bestest dogvacay sponsor. She sent us pictures of our "Max" within hours of out drop off and he was smiling from ear to ear. He loved it so much at Lauren's house I was afraid he would not want to come home. Lauren has a fenced back yard and "Max" just loved playing when he when he went to the potty. Max especially loved her little puppies they all got along marvelously. I will bring "Max" back again. I highly recommend Lauren to anyone thinking about leaving their fur baby with her.
Betty Pharr
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My little dog had a great time! Lauren sent pictures to me and he looked like he was having the time of his life! I was afraid he would not want to go home with me. I highly recommend Lauren! I will not hesitate to use her again! She is the best ever!
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My dog was in excellent hands with Lauren! She gave him extra attention, which he loved! Took him on walks everyday! And he got to play with her cute pups. The best part is her constant contact with pictures and videos of you dog's stay. Makes you feel secure while your away. Over all I would highly recommend Lauren as a sitter. You can tell she loves animals by her care and attention she gives to each dog! Love her! Will definitely use, and recommend her.
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Lauren was absolutely amazing with my little yorkie Grant! She was very patient & loving with him & sent me daily updates with pictures & videos of him. All of this set my mind at ease while we were gone. She was also very thorough about his daily routine & feeding schedule. He was so happy & excited to be there with her & her Yorkies. When I came to pick him up he was so comfortable & content he kept wanting to cuddle with her! She's amazing at what she does! I will definitely use her services again in the future & I recommend her to anyone!!
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Lauren was the best !! It was such a great experience for our puppy as she carefully introduced her Yorkies to my six month pup ! Pixie stayed in daycare with Lauren two days and Pixie had her tail wagging when I went back the 2nd day . Almost jumping out the window with excitement to go back . Always a good sign !She sent me amazing pictures of my dog playing , taking a nap on Lauren , sitting with her pups and playing tug aware with one pup video . I loved seeing she was having fun and it allowed me to relax and help my parents move out of their home without worrying about her. Lauren has a photographer gift ! The photos she sent me I would pay for ! If you want a place your dog is treated like family you want to go to Lauren even her husband and mother n law was enjoying the pups and everyone so friendly . Love that we found her and look forward to bringing our Pixie back on future Benton trips!!!
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My dogs definitely had fun with Lauren and her dogs while I was away. She sent me great photo updates which eased my mind and she is very easy to talk to. My babies will definitely be back!
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