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Lara M.

25 Reviews
11 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 2 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:

Pet Requirements

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

Lara 's Resident Pets

12 old
11 old

Lara 's House

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Outdoor area

About Lara

Hi and welcome to The Paws Mahal! I have been caring for dogs for over 25 years, I love all breeds, sizes and temperaments, As long as they can learn to hang out with my two ladies, Coco and Aspen! Our home has a fantastic backyard that is perfect for your pups to lounge in while you are on vacation. Each Vacay day for your pup includes 2 walks around our neighborhood plus unlimited indoor/outdoor playtime at home. We are also able to supervise your pups 24x7 and provide transportation to a vet in case of a emergency. We also offer: - Bathing - Additional walks - Care for elderly or disabled dogs Inquire within about these additional services! Looking to board your pup for the holidays? We are available! We can't wait to meet you and your babies!
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Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Separation anxiety
  • Leash Pulling
  • Not yet house-trained
  • Advanced senior issues

Lara M.

25 Reviews
11 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 2 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:


  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated February 14, 2017


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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Lara 's Home
$30 /night
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/night
House Sitting Overnight At Your Home
$35 /night
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
Daycare At Lara 's Home
$25 /day
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/day
Dog Walking
$20 /half-hour
$35 /hour
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
$35 /bath
$10 each way
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
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25 Reviews
Lara, and not just Lara, her entire family and environment are fantastic. We are at least as protective of our little 3 pound Maltipoo buddy as any pet owners are. We have been made to feel totally comfortable leaving our little treasure with Lara. We feel extremely lucky to have found her for our travels. We will use her to take care of our dog for the rest of his long life. She's the perfect fit if you want excellent care for your precious pet. Our little guy just stayed for 9 days and he loved every minute, that's obvious,

I don't think my dog wanted to come home! ☆☆☆☆☆
Great experience. Super super flexible, I had to add on a day the day of pickup and Lara was a life saver to be able extend the vacay! My dog Lucy had a great time at the paws mahal and I will be re-booking if I'm back in the area.
Lara and her family watched my 8 year old lab Charlie for the weekend while I rafted the westwater. Her home was very comfortable and welcoming for Charlie. This was my first time using dogvacay and I was very pleased. I enjoyed my trip while Charlie was well taken care of. I would recommend Lara to anyone looking for peace of mind while they are away from their dog. Thank you Lara !
Lara took great care of my Aussie for the day. My dog felt right at home and I appreciate her TLC!
Lara is a friend to me and my pooch. First time dropping off and he just took off for the backyard to have a look around and forgot all about me! I feel very comfortable knowing Lara and her family are watching Cosmo.
I was very happy with the way they took care of my baby. Lara was great about sending pictures of my baby girl. She was so sweet when she greeted Bella. They were so welcoming and showed us around where my pet would have to play. They have a great place.
I will happily go back when we go somewhere again.
I highly recommend her.
Tyson had a great time playing outside on the fenced back yard. It is a beautiful park like setting. She didn't want to leave her 2 new buddies and come back home with me. Lara and her family were wonderful!
Faith had a great stay. Lara was accommodating even though I was a little late picking her up. She hadn't no complaints about the extra work a St Bernard is-- drool and hair. Thanks, Lara.
As always, Annabelle loved her time with Lara and her family. We feel so lucky to have found a home away from home for her that she loves!
Lara is wonderful! We have a dog with anxiety issues and taking her to Lara made all the difference! Our dog was calm and happy when we picked her up. She is so friendly was very accommodating to our schedule. I highly recommend her!
We dropped off Onyx off with Lara for the day while we mountain biked in Fruita. Lara's home and yard are great and she was easy to work with. Onyx was very happy and playing when we picked him up - a far better experience than leaving him in a traditional kennel or crowded doggie day care!
Lara is very professional and friendly. This was our first Vacay experience and it worked out very well. Would recommend Lara highly and will use her next time we are in the area.
We have been very happy both times our dog Lucy stayed with Lara. She is kind, flexible, and accommodating. Lucy gets excited when she sees Lara, and we feel like she is in good hands while we are away.
My Bernese Mountain Dog had a great time with Lara and her family! I knew Heide had gotten on well when Lara's son and husband made a detour from their bike ride to tell her good-bye. Lara has a great place for dogs, plenty of cool tile and cozy carpet and she seems to handle dogs of all sizes and temperaments with ease. We will definitely be going back!
Aanu, my husky/retriever mix puppy walked right into the house as if he owned it. I was nervous, as this was the first time we had been separated since he was 3 months old. Lara sent me pics, and alleviated all my worries with constant communication. When I picked him up, we were heading out the door and he stopped at Lara and licked her face. He only does that with people he REALLY likes :D Her and her family are so very nice, and such a relaxed atmosphere. I am now a repeat customer. Highly recommend.
Peanut loves being with Lara and her family. We feel comfortable knowing she is well cared for.
From the moment we met the host, we felt welcome and Peanut did too. Peanut will definitely stay again.
My wife and I think that our 14 year old Shih Tzu received excellent care from Lara. We will use her again when we are in the area.
Lara was very gracious and welcoming of our high energy huskies. This was our first time using a sitter & Lara made us feel at ease with our decision to leave them over-night while we enjoyed biking in Fruita. The large grass yard, cement 6 foot fence and pool (a bonus) served as secure playground and it was a joy to see them play with Payton. We will definitely see if she is available to dog-sit on our next adventure to Fruita!
We have two very sensitive Afghan Hounds with abandonment issues, making it very difficult to leave them with a caregiver. However, they warmed up to Lara immediately, and their overnight stay was very successful. They were allowed to run free and not be caged. Lara was very gentle and nurturing to our dogs, and they appeared happy and comfortable under her care. We recommend her highly as a doggie caregiver!
We are repeats. We love Lara & her family, exspecially our dog Callie.. We can only give Lara our highest review.. 5 paws up
This is Callie's 2nd time to stay w/Lara & her family.
Lara came to pick her up & Callie was sooo excited to see her. Jumped right up in her car ready to go. Lara was great @ txting us dailey & sending us pics & letting us know how much fun she was having. We can't say enough good things about Lara & her family..We are repeat clients & will be again..Thsnk you Lara & Payton for loving our Callie & being wonderful.
Our doggie Callie, loved, loved, loved, staying w/Lara & her family..Lara was great w/Callie & took her on her dailey walks & play time..She was great to send txt's & pics of Callie's visit. Hèr son Payton buddied up w/Callie also making her feel right @ home..Lara's house is beautiful & we had no hesitation leaving Callie w/them & will definatly use Lara again & give them the highest recommendations possible..Thank you Dogvacay for all your great hosts that we have used & for leading us to Lara & her family.
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