The Golden Getaway!
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Lauren and Jay S.
Arlington, VA 22205
26 Reviews
12 Repeat Guests
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Pet Requirements

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

Lauren and Jay's Resident Pets

Golden Retriever
3 old
Other Pets & Animals: Cats

Lauren and Jay's House

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Outdoor area

About Lauren and Jay

This is a true puppy retreat! We live right in Arlington, in Ballston, and we are here to make sure your pup always feels at home!

We have a beautiful fenced in back yard, with plenty of toys and tennis balls to go around. We have the W&OD trail in our back yard as well, perfect for walks, runs and trips to Shirlington Dog Park for a swim if your pup desires! Not to mention, our 2 year old Golden Retriever, Bentley-- it's a built in best friend for all dogs big and small! Whether you want to walk into Clarendon and grab a bite to eat, snuggle up on the couch and watch a movie, or play in the back yard, we are hear to make your puppy's stay a true dog-getaway! Not to mention, we have flexible work schedules, so your pups are never left along for long, and we accomodate to their schedules! And if your pup were to come down with a cold, we live right next door to Ballston Animal Hospital, just in case!

Miss your dog? Don't worry, we will send pictures and videos (email or text) throughout his/her stay to keep you up to date on all the fun we are having!

Have more than one pup? No worries here- the more the merrier! We will create a custom quote for you, as there is a discount for the second dog! Also, we are an EOD establishment, Equal Opportunity Dogs! We accept pets of all shapes and sizes!

We are flexible, fun, and love all dogs- so come enjoy a special vacation here with us!

** If you can't pick up your pup before 12 noon on the last day of their vacation, a day care fee will be added at the rate of $20. (discount if more than 1 dog is staying with us)
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Lauren and Jay S.
Arlington, VA 22205
26 Reviews
12 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Cancellation Policy:


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  • Last updated August 19, 2013


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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Lauren and Jay's Home
$39 /night
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/night
Daycare At Lauren and Jay's Home
$20 /day
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/day
Dog Walking
$10 /half-hour
$20 /hour
  • Willing to travel 2 miles
$13 /bath
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26 Reviews
As usual, Lauren and Jay took excellent care of our golden retriever. They updated us with pictures throughout the weekend and he came home nice and tired!
Always awesome! They take such great care of Samson and send adorable notes and pics. We travel back to Arlington when they are available. :)
Lauren, Jay and Bentley took amazing care of Pilot, as always.Thank you!
Lauren and Jay took excellent care of Pilot while we were on vacation and treated him as one of their own. Thanks!
Lauren and Jay are actually a "10" star--Pawesome! Simply the best. Deal of the Century!

They have a lovely home with their dog Bentley and cat Miles that both embraced my dog Cooper immediately. They have a meticulously maintained home and yard that makes it a pleasure for me to bring my pup there.

Lauren and Jay were both accommodating and flexible during a stressful time with the death of an immediate family member that made my schedule unpredictable. They really set my mind at ease knowing that Cooper would well taken care of. In fact, it's so good at their house I think Cooper likes it better there than at his own house! And who can blame him? He runs up their front door because he can't wait to get there. Thank you Lauren and Jay. Look forward to more stays in the future.
Pickles had such a wonderful time during her stay with Lauren, Jay, and probably most with their sweet dog, Bentley. Daily notes/pictures made our day and our little sweetheart is definitely tired after a week of having another dog to play with and a backyard.
As always, my puppy had an amazing dog vacay with Lauren and Jay!
Our dog had an absolutely great time with Lauren and Jay. It was so reassuring knowing that Honey was in good hands. It felt like she was staying with someone who cared about her as much as we do. I know that Honey felt SHE was the one on vacation and not us!
Amazing, as always! Thank you!
Jay and Lauren took excellent care of our puppy! We loved the photos they sent and were so relieved they had our little guys when our flight home was cancelled due to weather. They were wonderful about being flexible and keeping him a couple extra days. Highly recommend them and will certainly use them the next time we need dog watching services. I think our guys came home and was missing his playmate in Bentley!
As always, Pilot had a wonderful time with Lauren and Jay!
As always, Lauren and Jay took terrific care of our puppy, Pilot! He didn't want to leave because he was having such a great time with the two of them and their Golden, Bentley. Thanks for another great dog vacay!
Pilot had such an awesome time!! Thanks Lauren and Jay!
Our puppy, Pilot, had a blast! He loves his sleepovers with Lauren, Jay and Bentley!
Lauren and Jay are awesome! We left our 3 month old Golden puppy with them for a week and our pup had a blast! The entire experience was first class.....I would highly recommend Lauren and Jay!
Our puppy had such a fantastic time with Lauren, Jay and Bentley! They sent tons of pictures and videos throughout the stay to keep us from missing him too much. He can't wait for another stay! Thank you, Lauren and Jay!
Lauren and Jay are the best dogsitters in the world! My cockapoo, Woody, has the greatest time at their home and loves their golden, Bentley. I am never concerned about the love and care he gets while staying with them. Thanks for all the pictures while we are gone, too!
Jay and Lauren took great care of Daisy! I loved getting the photo updates of her weekend, and she seemed to spend the whole time playing outside and lounging on the couch with them =) her favorite things! I would absolutely reccomend!
wonderful as always! samson has the best time at golden getaways :)
Lilah always has a great time with Lauren and Jay. I love how they send us pictures of her throughout her stay. It's like her home away from home. Thanks for being so great!!!
Lilah is always so excited to see Lauren and Jay. It's her home away from home. Thanks for taking such great care of our little girl.
We love working with Lauren and Jay. They take fabulous care of Samson, keep us up to date with texts and pics, and are flexible and responsive. Plus Bentley is sweet and a great playmate! Thanks again! We'll be back!
What a fabulous experience - so flexible, knowledgeable, loveable! We loved receiving the pictures and getting status updates. Thank you!
Our first experience with DogVacay was perfect!! Thanks to Jay, Lauren and their golden Bentley, our dog Woody had a fabulous weekend! They were so great to send lots of pictures and keep us updated on their activities all weekend long! Woody is still tired from playing so hard with Bentley! I know he was cared for as well as he is at our home! Thanks Lauren, Jay and Bentley!!!
My dog had a great time at Lauren and Jay's house. Their great backyard was perfect for the dog to get some exercise and he enjoyed playing with their dog Bentley. They sent tons of photos and updates too! We will definitely use them again.
Lauren and Jay were great! This was our first time using Dog Vacay and we were a little nervous about leaving our 2 dogs. As soon as went met Lauren, Jay and their dog Bentley we were so relieved to find such a great family to leave our pups with. Lauren sent lots of picture updates throughout the weekend which helped me to see how much fun they were having. Lauren also went above and beyond with a questionnaire she developed to learn more about each of our dogs to make their stay most comfortable. When we picked them up they were so tired from all of the playtime and walks. The dogs were in great hands and had a wonderful stay at the Golden Getaway. I highly recommend.
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