Rickety Hill Farm
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Lauren H.
Ridgefield, CT 06877
31 Reviews
19 Repeat Guests
$65/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 40 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
All Ages OK
Must Be Vaccinated
List of Breeds Not Accepted
Greyhound

Lauren's Resident Pets

Zu
Australian Shepherd
Male
9 yr 8 mo old
Lucy
Yorkshire Terrier
Female
10 yr 6 mo old
Lulu
Bulldog
Female
8 yr 8 mo old
Other Pets & Animals: Cats, Rabbits, gerbils, hamsters, or pet rodents, Caged birds or Reptiles, Chicken, ducks, turkeys, or other birds, Horses or other large farm animals

Lauren's House

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

About Lauren

30 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
We have a fully fenced 3 acre farm set well off the road, with a couple horses, goats,chickens, peacocks, bunnies, and more. My husband is a veterinarian, and we have been doing boarding on and off for many years. We take care of many special needs and geriatric pets. I am an artist and work from home, so this is an ideal job! Pups can be outside all they want. And there are lots of cozy napping spots for when they need a break from playing or wandering around the farm. For the safety of all the guest dogs, we require the following vaccines: rabies, distemper, bordetella, canine influenza, lepto, and a 6 month fecal.
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Can administer oral medicine
Can administer injected medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Separation anxiety
Lauren H.
Ridgefield, CT 06877
31 Reviews
19 Repeat Guests
$65/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 40 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated September 19, 2016

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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Lauren's Home
$65 /night
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 1 - 2 hours/day
  • Dogs will have full access outside for potty breaks
  • 3+ walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
Daycare At Lauren's Home
$50 /day
  • Watches up to 4 dogs/day
31 Reviews
Lauren and her family took great care of our Havanese while we were away. She sent pictures for us to enjoy and was very responsive when we emailed to ask how he was doing. I plan to use Lauren again when we are traveling and cannot bring our dog along.
Wendy L.
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Zoey came back from "vacation" tired and happy. She loved her buddies at camp!
Lauren is a wonderfully kind and gentle lady who's first priority is the care of her guest animals. There were plenty of email updates throughout our holiday, which I found reassuring. Both my elderly doggies came home looking very content and very healthy. It was an added bonus that her partner is a practicing veterinarian. (Luckily no need of his services.) There are large, secure grounds for the dogs to explore, and we joined a very friendly pack of dogs both owned and being looked after by Lauren. It was a great experience for us & I would wholeheartedly recommend her loving home for your pets vacation.
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Left my dog for an entire week and didn't have a single problem. He was exercised regularly and treated very well. Would definitely recommend this to other owners.
Lauren is a warm and caring person who truly got to know our dog and his personality. We have great trust in her and her husband in maintaining a healthy and rich enviorment for our dog to enjoy.
Simply wonderful. We'll be back.
Fantastic! If you are crazy in love with your dog and need someone and place who will truly care for your pet, Rickety Hill Farms is the place to go! Lauren and her family took in my precious London as if she was one of their own. Every day we received pictures and updates. Our trip away from home was made better because we knew London was safe and happy and loved.
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Maaya was away from her family for the first time ever. We are so glad we had Lauren take care of maaya. Maaya came back home tired but happy. She had a blast with her doggy friends at Lauren's place. Glad that Maaya has a awesome home away from home.
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Nice place for my dog to run and play with other dogs while I'm away.
Outstanding. Fletcher had a wonderful time. We felt confident that he was safe and happy. Lauren was accommodating and professional. We really couldn't ask for more. Thank you.
Fun and fantastic. A delightful animal-friendly place.
My dogs loved it! And I knew they were in good hands.
Lauren took excellent care of Liberty. Liberty had wonderful holiday with Lauren and other dogs! She was happy healthy and well exercised when I pick her up. We are really lucky to found Lauren. Thank you very much for everything!
Rickety Hill Farm offered the perfect retreat for my dog - lots of room to run all day! Lauren (the owner) is professional and caring. She has 3 dogs of her own that intermingle with the guest dogs, apparently helping to make all of them comfortable. If you want a place for your active dog to be outside a good portion of the day, this is it.
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Our dog has never been boarded or crated, so I was very happy to find a cage free environment where he was able to run and play with other dogs.
Lauren was very flexible, we arrived home earlier than planned, called Lauren and were able to go and pick him up. Plan on using her again.
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It was so relieving to have Mr. Peanut in good hands as we were away for the weekend.
Updates were given without asking and it was a pleasure dealing with Laura and her staff.
Peanut cannot wait to go back for a doggy day vacation

Sharon and Richie Abramson
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Our dogs were well taken care of and they were great at being flexible and arranging things around our plans since it was the day of our wedding. We forgot their leashes at the farm and they were kind enough to mail them to us free of charge! Overall Lauren was great to work with and our pups were well cared for.
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Darwin is a timid dog and tends to shy away when first meeting someone new, however once he gets to know and trust you he wants to be part of the family. Lauren's farm offered him lots of family members along with a safe and free place to roam. We felt extremely comfortable leaving him with Lauren and would absolutely do it again. Thank you Lauren!
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Loved it! Very friendly and accommodating. Would recommend her place to anyone looking for boarding.
Lauren was wonderful. My sweet Frenchie Jack gets super nervous in new surroundings but she and her family took extra good care of him! I'll definitely bring him back for longer visits as I know that he's in great hands with her.
We dropped Zoey off on Christmas morning. Though Lauren was actively in the midst of preparing a brunch for her family and friends, she took the time to welcome us warmly. She immediately dropped what she was doing so that she could focus all her attention on Zoey and us. Acclimating Zoey was clearly her top priority at that busy time. We certainly felt as though we had come to the right place. When we picked Zoey up days later, she was calm and happy to see us ( unlike the state of arousal we have sometimes found her in at other boarding facilities). Lauren's home is Zoey's home away!
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The dogs had a wonderful time with Lauren! They love the farm animals and location. I felt very safe with them there. Thanks for a fabulous stay!
Lauren was great.. I was a little nervous leaving our dogs for the first time but she emailed and called to let us know how they were doing and was able to handle two high energy puppies. We recommend a stay with Lauren at the farm! Karen White
We could not be happier with Rickety Hill Farm and the care Lauren gave our 9 month lab/newfie girl.

From the minute I pulled in for our meet&greet, I knew this would be a wonderful place to leave Tinsel for the two weeks we would be gone. She was calm and happy during the visit and I knew she would love the acreage and the other animals.

My husband said that when he picked her up, she ran to him, tail wagging and that one of her dog friends tried to follow her into the car.

She is as happy as ever and has her same great manners. Lauren obviously loves dogs and we would absolutely leave Tinsel at her farm again.
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Awesome place for dogs!! Every dog there seems happy and comfortable. Pepper came back home so tired, she slept for hours. Lauren is patient and kind, and her home is just perfect. We'll be going back many many times!! :)
My dog was taken care of well; he had a wonderful time and came home happy and relaxed. It's great to be able to go on vacation and be confident that your dog is enjoying his own holiday, too!
Our 8 year old Golden retriever received the best care at the farm, it was just like being at home for him, lots of company, a warm cosy fire, a huge deck to lie on, plenty of attention in a relaxing and happy environment, he was even attended to by Dr Hubsher when his allergies flared up. He was a very happy dog when we picked him up!
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Lauren's amazing farm and home are our dog's dream vacation--complete with chickens and a peacock to 'supervise ' and best of all, other dogs to hang out with and wonderful human hosts to follow around. I know he had a great visit and was well-cared for.
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We left our four-month-old puppy with Lauren and he obviously had a great time and was well cared for. I would highly recommend Lauren to any dog lover!
Our little Aussie, Zoey, had a wonderful time at the farm with Lauren. It was like a summer camp for her and we were able to enjoy a guilt-free vacation!
Charlotte obviously loved Rickety Hill Farm, and so did we. Shortly, we will book another reservation there; this time, for 2 weeks. Lauren and her family and her beautiful setting offer the perfect mix of supervision, freedom, and, most of all, love for our precious Bichon Frise.
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