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Lauren K.

3 Reviews
1 Repeat Guest
$32/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 6 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
All Ages OK
List of Pets OK for House Sitting
Dogs, Cats, Fish, Rabbits, gerbils, hamsters, or pet rodents, Caged birds, Reptiles

Lauren's Resident Pets

Penny
Other
Female
2 yr 5 mo old

Lauren's Townhome

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

About Lauren

9 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
I have always been a dog lover; I grew up with dogs and considered them family members in every possible way. I learned from a young age that dogs were exceptional creatures, as my big yellow lab stayed by my side through every situation I went through. She taught me that to have a dog is to be loved, and to love a dog is to be full.
I started dog walking (with my girlfriend, Kristen) with a company in Arlington last year, but had to stop my daily walks when I started full-time work at the University of Maryland. (The schedules could not blend in any way.) I walked dozens of dogs, and enjoyed being a person they could trust would provide exercise, fresh air, and a break from the monotony while their families were away. I was also able to bring my dog along, who was not even a year old yet, and she was able to socialize with them all. This helped shape her into a calm, and incredibly friendly adult dog.
Other than that official capacity, I also worked at a 'dog daycare' for a few semesters after college. I enjoyed the experience, but learned that 14 dogs in one room is almost always going to be incredibly hectic! In this position, I learned how to handle dogs during dog fights, and how to keep bothersome behaviors under wraps.
Kristen is another human your dog would have interaction with. She has all of the same qualifications that I do, however because she is a student at the University of Maryland, she helps to provide our guests with full-time care!
We have hosted dogs at our town-home on several occasions, and our dog thoroughly enjoys the company. We like to make sure that dogs in our care are loved and having fun with each other, and us!
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Can administer oral medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Separation anxiety
  • Not yet house-trained

Lauren K.

3 Reviews
1 Repeat Guest
$32/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 6 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated October 10, 2016

Credentials

Course 101 Graduate
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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Lauren's Home
$32 /night
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 2 - 4 hours/day
  • 5+ potty breaks/day
  • 3+ walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
House Sitting Overnight At Your Home
$45 /night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 2 - 4 hours/day
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
Daycare At Lauren's Home
$20 /day
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/day
Home Visits
$20 /visit
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
Baths
$15 /bath
Pick-Up/Drop-Off
$15 each way
  • Willing to travel 15 miles
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3 Reviews
I can't begin to tell you how wonderful both Lauren and Kristen are. This was my first time using DogVacay and I was really nervous leaving my little Brooklyn with people I didn't know. So, I did a meet and greet and instantly felt how warm and loving their home was. In addition, I could see how well they took care of their own dog Penny (who is a gorgeous sweet gal). During my 4 day vacation I received updates and pictures of my little Brooklyn which was so helpful. I could tell he had a great time and that Penny is his new bestie. I will definitely use this service again and leave Brooklyn with his new two aunties Lauren and Kristen.
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Lauren, Kristen & Penny were the best. Couldn't have been more happy and comfortable to leave my pup with them.
Lauren is incredible! My pup didn't even notice when I left, which is uncanny! My pup has had so much fun playing with Lauren's dog Penny all day, they were fast friends! Lauren has been very easy to coordinate with and super accommodating with scheduling too! We think she's the best and plan to be regular customers!!
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