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Lauren R.

7 Reviews
3 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 15 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
All Ages OK
Must Be Vaccinated
List of Breeds Not Accepted
Akita, Alaskan Malamute, Pit Bull - American Staffordshire Terrier, Pit Bull - Bull Terrier, Chow Chow, Doberman Pinscher, German Shepherd Dog, Perro de Presa Canario, Rottweiler, Siberian Husky, Pit Bull - American Pit Bull Terrier
List of Pets OK for House Sitting
Dogs, Cats, Fish, Rabbits, gerbils, hamsters, or pet rodents, Caged birds, Reptiles

Lauren's Apartment

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Outdoor area
Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside

About Lauren

20 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
Hello Pet Lovers!
My name is Lauren Ruff and I'm ready to take care of your fur babies :) Little critters are welcomed too! (i.e. hamsters, guinea pigs, turtles)

I've been around animals since birth and grew up with Boston Terriers, a cat, hamsters, turtles, and fish. Pets need a vacation too and why not give them one at a beautiful, pet friendly home? I live in a lovely two bedroom apartment in a large complex consisting of 20+ buildings with lots of space to run around. There is a fenced in doggie park onsite with nearby neighborhoods and local parks located behind the complex. Your fur babies will get plenty of love, attention, and playtime during their vacay. :)

I do have a mandatory crate policy for my home. I am not home 24/7 and the crate will ONLY be used when I am away for a few hours. This is for the protection of my property and of course the safety of the dog as some like to explore and get into things. I do have a medium size crate, but feel free to provide your own. From my experience, most doggies love to rest/sleep in their crates believing that's their "safety box" especially in an unfamiliar home. If you are aware that your pooch sometimes displays signs of separation anxiety, please disclose this information during the Meet N Greet.

CHECK-IN TIME: All pets must be dropped off by 8PM the first day of vacay.
CHECK-OUT TIME: Pets must be picked up BEFORE 5PM the last day of vacay. If for any reason you are unable to retrieve your pet by 5PM, an extra day will be charged for 'late check-out'. Please verify your flight schedules or drive-time with me during the Meet N Greet.

Lastly, I unfortunately have some breed restrictions I CANNOT budge on. This is the leasing office policy, not mine (I don't discriminate). I have them listed in my profile. If this sounds like a good fit please don't hesitate and send me a message. I look forward to meeting you!!
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Can administer oral medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Separation anxiety
  • Leash Pulling

Lauren R.

7 Reviews
3 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 15 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:


  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated February 20, 2017


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Course 101 Graduate
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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Lauren's Home
$25 /night
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for more than 4 hours/day
  • 3-4 potty breaks/day
  • 2 walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
House Sitting Overnight At Your Home
$30 /night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for more than 4 hours/day
  • Willing to travel 15 miles
Daycare At Lauren's Home
$25 /day
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/day
Dog Walking
$15 /half-hour
$20 /hour
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
$30 /visit
  • Willing to travel 15 miles
$13 /bath
$10 each way
  • Willing to travel 15 miles
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3 Testimonials
Sep 2016
Lauren Ruff has always been an animal lover. She has had hamsters, turtles, a cat named Ms. Kitty, and four Boston Terriers in her lifetime. She grew up with Bostons-Fiesty who lived to be seventeen years old, Rowdy, Ruby, and Rosie. She had taken care of all of them, including dog walking, grooming, healthcare, and exuding great love and kindness as she nurtures them! She can be relied on to be not only responsible, but caring and loving with her handling of any pet. I would trust her to take care and take responsibility at all times. Her interest in this position is right down her alley and I know that she will be an asset to your company as well as your clients. Please consider her for the position-you won't be disappointed. She is always checking out our pets whenever she is around them to let me know they need their nails clipped, they need more exercise, and so on and so-she pays attention and shows concern always. She is an asset to the world of pets/animals!
Sep 2016
Lauren is my sister and we grew up with a dog in our house at all times, with our family Boston Terrier living until 18 years old. Our whole family loves dogs and everyone has at least one (but mostly two)! Lauren loves animals so much that she's had dogs, hamsters, turtles, and fish as personal pets and loves to send exchange cute photos of dogs with me. She is very in tune with our pets' needs and has a sense when something is wrong. She's a calm soul with a witty personality and would not panic in a stressful situation. Please consider hiring her for any job that involves giving a pet love, care and attention...they'll be spoiled and the pet parents will be grateful. Please call with any questions -- 210-414-7506.
Sep 2016
I've known Lauren for over three years and nothing makes her happier than seeing happy little animals. She has privately assisted friends and family as a pet sitter during that time with dogs, cats, fish, etc. Lauren takes maintaining the well-being of animals very seriously and has rescued lost/abandoned dogs from traffic on multiple occasions. Your pet will find a new loving friend with Ms. Lauren Ruff.
7 Reviews
Lauren took tremendous care of my and my wife's dog, Porterhouse. She wrote attentive notes about Porterhouse and reached out to us with pictures during his stay. We would totally seek out Lauren to watch Porterhouse again!
Lauren was great-helpful and positive. I had issues finding her apt. but she was patient and helpful. Snoopy was happy and well-adjusted when I returned. I would book with her again!
Lauren is the best! Rock and I went to meet Lauren before booking his stay. Next thing you know, we'd been chatting for almost an hour and Rock was lounging on the floor next to us!
As we were traveling during the holidays, changes in our travel plans changed quickly and not for the better. Lauren accommodated our needs readily and seemed to do it with a smile- nothing like extending the stay and affix a six am pickup for the following morning. Lauren was a holiday saver!
Lauren did an awesome job with our dog! We were new in town and knew no one so we were a little nervous leaving our dog with someone we didn't know. When we went for our meet and greet the week before we had to go out of town, Lauren immediately put our fears at ease. She was attentive and friendly and seemed very organized and had a really nice apartment. She posted pictures of her with little captions letting us know how she was doing while we were gone and my kids loved seeing their pet! Our dog loves being with her and even when we came to pick her up, she sat by Lauren because she even loved her:). I will not hesitate to call her in the future. She has been a real gem and we were lucky to find her. Lisa and family
Great! Normi sermed to enjoy his stay. Thanks for the photo updates.
My Red Heeler, Bindi, took an immediate liking to Lauren the first time they met. It's obvious that Lauren loves dogs, and Bindi loves her. When the doorbell rings and Bindi sees Lauren Bindi goes nuts and is so happy to see her. I have absolutely no reservation in recommending Lauren to anyone who wants a true dog lover looking after their pet.
Lauren did a great job with Adele today. She was a great host and kept us very informed how Adele was doing. Took her on multiple walks and was able to help us a lot for first time users! Thanks Lauren.
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