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Lauren M.

51 Reviews
30 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Cancellation Policy:

Pet Requirements

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

Lauren's Resident Pets

Miniature Pinscher
2 yr 0 mo old

Lauren's House

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

About Lauren

21 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
* Experienced caretaker and dog-lover
* Great with nervous dogs
* Basic training services available
* Frequent photo updates to cure your separation anxiety from your best friend!

Peaceful and serene neighborhood in Tarzana, and only 2 minutes off the freeway :)

My Booking Policy:
NON-SMALL DOGS: add $5+/day

(Holidays are New Year’s Day, Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr., Washington’s Birthday, Memorial Day, Independence Day (Fourth of July), Labor Day, Columbus Day, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day)

Drop off and Pick up times are completely flexible. Please dont hesitate to come as early or late as you need to!

About Me:
I have been caring for animals of friends and family for over 20 years, meaning that I have been in love with animals all my life! Dogs have always been a big part of my life specifically, and I can't imagine living without them. I am proudly owned by my rescued 1 yr. old Italian Greyhound/Dachshund mix, Nugget. He came into my life as a foster baby, but upon having him, I knew that I wanted to be his forever home and give him the best life possible. Together, we enjoy nature walks, going to the dog park, regular parks, lakes, and he tags along with me whenever possible (we are basically inseparable). We welcome you and your pet to our home where your pup will be in the utmost loving care. Expect lots and lots of affection and attention (and photos!) from me. Nugget, on the other hand, will make sure your pup always has a playmate to keep them company throughout their stay.


Your Pup's Experience:
Your dog will stay in our spacious hardwood-floored home located in a peaceful and safe suburban neighborhood with access to a large, open, securely fenced backyard. They'll enjoy PLENTY of space and fresh air. Dogs are free to roam around the house and sleep wherever they please, whether it be on the couch, doggy bed, or even in my own bed if they choose. Our house is THEIR house! They are allowed on the furniture unless you say otherwise. Potty breaks are 4-5 times a day and they will be taking walks with Nugget. They will be kept indoors when I have to step out.

Our location is tucked away in a very peaceful, quiet, and secluded suburban neighborhood - right next to Ventura Blvd. and within a couple of miles of the famous 6.5 acre Sepulveda Basin Dog Park. We are directly off the 101 freeway so you have quick and easy access. I offer around the clock care 7 days a week and will make sure your pet is relaxed, nourished, and loved plenty while you're away.


Other Services:
- Obedience basics training - Need your dog to learn to sit, lie down, stay? (More advanced techniques also available)
- Bathing
- Dropping by your house for a few minutes OR house-sitting overnight to provide your dog with walking, feeding, playtime, training, medication, or baths in the comfort of your dog's home.
- Walks, hikes, and doggy park visits.
- Transportation services to and from.
- Professional High-Def pet portrait photos

I'm here to help anyway that I can and make your pooch as happy and comfortable as possible in your absence and give them a great experience.

Have a PAWsitively wonderful day!
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Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets that require medicine
  • Separation anxiety
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Leash Pulling
  • Advanced senior issues

Lauren M.

51 Reviews
30 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Cancellation Policy:


  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated December 21, 2016


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Premium Pet Insurance, 24/7 Customer Support and Daily Photo Updates!

Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Lauren's Home
$30 /night
  • Watches up to 5+ dogs/night
  • Dogs will never be left unattended
  • 5+ potty breaks/day
  • 2 walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
House Sitting Overnight At Your Home
$45 /night
  • Dogs will never be left unattended
  • Willing to travel 15 miles
Daycare At Lauren's Home
$25 /day
  • Watches up to 5+ dogs/day
Dog Walking
$20 /half-hour
$35 /hour
  • Willing to travel 15 miles
$20 /visit
  • Willing to travel 3 miles
$75 /hour
$15 /bath
$15 each way
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
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51 Reviews
Home Checked
Lauren is a true dog lover. She recently rescued Nugget and is ready to have some puppy play dates for him! This duo seriously loves all dogs.

She lives in a nice home with a secure back yard within a great residential area. If your pup likes to go to parks, she has an amazing park within walking distance from her home!

The guest house is reserved for your pup's stay. Lauren and Nugget will keep them company and give lots of love and attention. She is able to give round-the-clock care. She also has experience in dog training, so for an extra charge you can opt to have your dog learn some good behaviors.

She has years of experience taking care of family and friend's dogs and is ready to love your doggie. I know where my Charlie will be staying on his next Dogvacay!
As per usual, she is the BEST!
Great host!
Very conscientious and caring sitter...
our Suzy was in good hands when we
met Lauren at nearby park for the drop-off
and efficient pick-up outside w/ our pet waiting
in her vehicle.

Also received status picture overnight @ her home.
Thank you for making her first vacay w/ you comfort
for us too:)
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