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Laura Z.

78 Reviews
36 Repeat Guests
$50/night
Free Cancellation within 24 hours
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 7 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Moderate

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
All Ages OK
Must Be Vaccinated

Laura's Resident Pets

Henry
Mixed Breed
Male
5 yr 0 mo old
Nicky
Yorkshire Terrier
Male
8 yr 0 mo old

Laura's Apartment

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

About Laura

7 Years Experience Caring For Dogs

Hello. I am booked for Christmas and New Years. Only available for check ups and walks. Hope to hear from you all very soon.


I love cats and offer cat sitting as well as doggie daycare!! I’m happy to visit your kitty while you’re away. I also offer 24/7 dog boarding for your loved one. So my dedication and attention is strictly for your furry companion.

In addition to a reasonable overnight price, if you are not able to pick up by 1pm on your dogs pick up date it will be an additional $25 day care fee.

My boyfriend Peter and I live in a wonderful one bedroom apartment in Hell's Kitchen which includes a lovely enclosed private patio which is great for puppy interaction!

We have two small dogs, Nicky a toy Yorkie and Henry an all American mixed pup. Both dogs are well behaved and enjoy meeting new friends.

I have started a grooming certification program for cats and dogs. And when certified Please look for my grooming options and prices to come later in the year. I Currently offer special prices for bathing and nail trimming.

I'm conveniently located to Dewitt dog run, Hudson River Park dog run and Central Park. Your dog will have 3 - 5 walks per day and daily visits to these local parks.

In case of an emergency, I'm a 5 minute walk to Blue Pearl, a 24/7 veterinarian.


We hope we can make your vacay enjoyable while We dogvacay with your best friend.

Holiday Rate: For Thankgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and New Years Eve and New Years Day there will be a rate of $75 a night if your booking overlaps with any of these holidays. Thank you in advance.
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Can administer oral medicine
CPR / First-Aid certified
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Separation anxiety
  • Leash Pulling

Laura Z.

78 Reviews
36 Repeat Guests
$50/night
Free Cancellation within 24 hours
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 7 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Moderate

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated December 6, 2016

Credentials

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Course 101 Graduate
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Premium Pet Insurance, 24/7 Customer Support and Daily Photo Updates!

Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Laura's Home
$50 /night
  • Watches up to 5+ dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 1 - 2 hours/day
  • 5+ potty breaks/day
  • 3+ walks/day
  • Pets will sleep in their own beds
Daycare At Laura's Home
$35 /day
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/day
Dog Walking
$15 /half-hour
$25 /hour
  • Willing to travel 5 miles
Home Visits
$20 /visit
  • Willing to travel 5 miles
Baths
$15 /bath
Pick-Up/Drop-Off
$15 each way
  • Willing to travel 5 miles
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78 Reviews
Laura was great and kept me updated on how my dog was doing all day!
Laura is PAWSOME! :-) Hudson, our very energetic black lab LOVES spending time with Laura! She takes him on very long walks to fun dog parks, gives him tons of love and captures all these fun moments for his daddy (me). Every time he comes home he is very happy and it's clear he's been exercised.

Additionally, Laura is extremely easy to communicate with and quick to respond. She sends us loads of photos/videos which is great! It's so nice to see our little man having fun while we are away.

I highly recommend Laura as a dog sitter and a dog walker!
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Laura has always been so dependable when taking care of our pup, I can't say enough great things! Both me and my partner work and travel quite often and Laura is always quick to respond, gives us much needed picture updates while we are away, and makes sure our dog is having an amazing time. If you ever need someone to take care or walk your pup, Laura is the person to call. :-)
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Laura is one of the best dog walkers / sitters I've ever had! She takes such great care of our puppy (Beefcake) and consistently goes above and beyond in making sure he is having a great time. Even better, her picture updates our priceless. Highly recommended in my book!
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Laura is incredibly passionate and genuine when it comes to caring for her clients' pets. Living next door to Laura allowed us the opportunity to watch her care for dogs on a regular basis. After observing her interactions with other clients we decided to have her pet sit and walk our dog.

We're incredibly happy with our choice, and we appreciate all of the care and attention she drowns upon our spoiled dog.
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Laura did a great job, was prompt and sent mulitiple pictures of my dog after each visit. Would definitely hire her again.
Laura was very good with my boy Manny, especially because she needed to dress a small wound with ointment and she gave him oral antibiotics for the day and a half stay. Manny came home very happy.
Gatsby loved Laura and her resident pups! We were so happy to receive pictures everyday of his many of adventures (the beach included)! Laura replied quickly and gave us great feedback on how he was doing each day. He's currently sitting on my lap fast asleep - a good measure on how much fun he had. Thank you, Laura for taking care of our Little G and for all of the wonderful pictures! I know he can't wait until his next adventure with Nicky and Henry!
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Laura is an amazing host! Stella had a great time every time she stayed with her. She received great care, attention, and love and got to play with the other dogs Laura cares for.

Laura is super reliable and accommodating. She's extremely helpful, even willing to give any advice she thinks will help with training a young puppy. She keeps you updated as well via texts, photos, and videos. Cannot recommend or thank her enough. Will definitely continue to entrust Laura with Stella!
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I really can't say enough great things about Laura. She took such great care of Bernard. She sent constant video and photo updates. He looked so happy when I picked him up and even pouted outside her apartment because he didn't want to leave! It is so great to find someone who I trust to take great care of my pup when I am away. I will for sure use Laura again. Thanks so much!!!
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Laura was a great host. She had a few other dogs staying with her that weekend, so my pup had plenty of company to play with. She took him on several long walks and sent me pics of him playing and hanging outside in Laura's private patio area, which is where it seems like he spent the majority of his weekend. Laura was reliable and responsive to texts, and took great care of my dog. Would leave him with her again in a heartbeat.
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Laura was extremely reliable, sent daily photo and video updates.

Our Beagle puppy had a blast at her home, played extensively with Lauras' dogs and other guest dogs all the time.

We highly recommend Laura to take care of your dog as she is very experienced with canines.
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Laura took great care of Duke! She sent lots of pics and videos during the vacay, so we felt at ease the whole time we were away. Thanks, Laura!
Got so many cute pictures and Langston loved his stay. Thank you, Laura :)
Bailey always enjoyed her stay with Laura. She is great with keeping you updated during her stay.
Laura is great and Bailey misses her a lot!
Laura was absolutely great! She was so flexible with pick up and drop off times- allowing me to pick up and drop off completely at my convenience. I loved that she sent photo and video updates of my dog throughout the entire stay, and it was clear my dog Irving was having a blast. It's hard to find a trustworthy dog sitter in such a big city but Laura is definitely a keeper. I'll definitely be going back to Laura!! She was fabulous.
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Laura was a major help! I had a last minute need for a dog walker and she was great! Fantastic with my dog and I'll definitely be using her again.
For a first time dog boarder, Laura was everything I could ask for and more. Her dogs were great, adorable, and friendly with my little guy. I was worried about any separation anxiety Keeper may have had but he looked like he didn't miss a step which means he had so much fun. Overall, pleasant and wonderful experience, I loved the space my dog had with the yard and his walks at Intrepid park. She quickly put my mind at ease with the constant updates. It is excellent peace of mind to have Laura as someone I can trust and depend on with my Keeper. I can't recommend her enough.
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Laura responded quickly and gave me updates throughout the day with videos and pictures. She clearly likes dogs and cared about my dog's comfort level.
I never do reviews, but Laura has been watching Tank for almost three years now and he absolutely adores her! I feel the need to help get the word out because our dogs are our kids and my husband and I know Tank is in good hands with Laura. We are so lucky to have her and Pete to watch over our fur baby! Come do a meet and greet with-you won't regret it!
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Laura was simply amazing! My dogs had a great time at her pad. She sent us tons of photos everyday where they were either having crazy fun, eating or just passed out tired! I will book with her again. She was very professional, personable and clearly loves pets!

thank you Laura!
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Laura was great--very responsive and sent lots of photos and videos of my dog's stay. My dog came back happy, not sulking like when she gets boarded at a kennel. I will be using her again.
Laura was amazing!!! I went away and left my Frenchie to a dog hotel for the first time ever, once I already left I found out the pet hotel only offers one 15 min walk a day. I messaged Laura (very last minute) explaining my situation and that my dog needs atleast 2 walks an hour each and the same day she started walking him, sending me pics and videos that eased my nerves a lot! She even offered to get him a doggy coat for me because it was snowing a lot that week. I will absolutely use her the next time I leave again!
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Laura was great with Nico. He had a blast and she kept me well informed with pictures. Will use again.
Drogo spent 5 days/nights with Laura and her dogs and had an amazing time. Laura was easy to get in touch with and arrange for a meet up before I booked her services. While I was away she sent me photos and videos regularly. Drogo got to walk and play with her dogs plenty. I'm very Happy with Laura's services and am actually boarding Drogo again with Laura this weekend.
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We have used Laura on multiple occasions and my previous reviews speak to how good she is - this time was no exception. This was the longest time Henderson has spent away from us so we were nervous and in a different time zone. As ever Laura was brilliant at responding to our "worried parent" behaviour (!) sending endless videos and photos of all the fun he was having. She also sent lovely messages to let us know what he had been doing and the many new friends he had made along the way. She really is a super sitter in Hells Kitchen and we feel immensely lucky to have found her. Thanks again Laura.
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laura makes it easy.
We are so lucky to have Laura available for walks and visits/boarding! Our pup is always well taken care of, couldn't be more grateful!
Laura was wonderful! She was recommended to me by a friend who also lives close. She sent so many pictures, and I could tell she really spent some quality time with my sweet, neurotic kitty. She was also able to work with my uncertain schedule (as you often get in Manhattan, we had family coming to use our place while we were gone). We ended up canceling a day and she was super nice about it.

We have a dog too, and I will definitely use her again the next time we leave town!
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Laura was wonderful. Nico had a blast and was well taken care of. Laura took pictures of how he was doing the whole time and sent them too me. I would definitely have her watch Nico again.
Another fun stay with my friend Laura! I had great walks, fun playtime and she sent my owner (Mom and Brother) many great photos and videos of all my activities. I wouldn't want to go anywhere else to stay if I need watching while my Mom and Brother are away!

I give Laura "Two paws up"!!

Banjo
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Laura always takes great care of Bailey!
Laura was great as usual! She kept in contact with pics and videos showing that Hamish, our Yorkie, was very happy and content!
Wouldn't hesitate to use Laura again and will keep my fingers crossed that she is always available when I need someone to look after my fur baby!
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Laura is great! She kept me informed with pictures and videos and Banjo loved being there. They say animals are a good judge of character and my puppy loved her immediately:)
Laura is simply the best!
Laura is very accommodating and ensures Bailey is well taken cared of during her stay. She even takes her to the Intrepid Dog Park.
Laura was great! She sent pics and video's daily of Hamish, as well as text messages, keeping me up to date with his visit. She really seems to care about making sure both pet and owner are happy and comfortable. This was my first time using Laura but I would not hesitate recomending her and will definitely be using her again!
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Laura is always so great! My dog is so happy to see her and looks great when I pick him up. She sends several pictures and videos during the stay, so I know he is doing well. Laura also responds quickly whenever I contact her during the stay to ask any questions about how he is doing.
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Laura is always great!
Thanks again for taking care of Bailey!
Not only is Laura great with Bailey, but she is very flexible and accommodating with my schedule. When I have last minute requests or changes, she doesn't hesitate to help me out. She also sends the cutest videos of Bailey!
Laura is amazing!
She is very responsible and knowledgeable about dogs. Before, my dog had suffered from separation anxiety while I was gone and he couldn't sleep and eat. Laura helped my dog recover from that and he really enjoyed his stay. Also, Laura updated photos and videos of my dog very frequently so that I could know what my dog was doing.
Thank you, Laura!
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Laura takes such good care of our dog when we are away! We know he is in great hands. We love the pictures and videos, it shows he is very happy during his visit!
Laura is awesome. Bailey turned 7 over the weekend and she threw her a little birthday party while I was away! She is simply the best.
laura was great.
Bailey loves Laura!
Laura was amazing! Took loads of pics and was super friendly.
Laura was amazing with Gucci!!!! I will use her as my first choice going forward. I have had several sitters in the past but she is by far the BEST! she sent updates and many pictures and videos during Gucci's stay. She is very nice and has 2 cute dogs!!! you can tell they are very nice dogs like their owner. Gucci came back so happy!
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Laura is amazing as always. Bailey had to take a bunch of medication during her stay with Laura and she kept her up to date.
This was a new experience for me because I usually leave my dog with family when I go on vacation. My family members were unavailable this time so my initial reaction was to find a kennel close to home. I tried several, but everything was booked. I was desperate to find a safe caring person to take care of my Chihuahua. I looked online and thought it would be nice to have him close to me as I was staying in NYC for the weekend. I did a search and found DogVacay. I did a search by zip in the area I was going to stay and found several sitters. I began reading reviews and decided to go with Laura Z. She had the most positive reviews in the area, and after leaving my baby with her, I know why!

Laura responded quickly to my request and stated she was available for the dates needed. We discussed drop off and pick up times. We also discussed my baby’s schedule, routine, favorite toys, food, and sleeping blanket. I was nervous the day of my drop off, but she eased my nervousness quickly. She showed me around her apartment which was very clean and said she would contact me if necessary. She sent me pictures and videos daily. He seemed nervous the first day, but by day 2 he seemed much more comfortable with her. She took great care of my baby and I would absolutely use her again! I would highly recommend using Laura Z! Great Dog sitter!!

Thank you Laura Z and DogVacay!
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Bailey always has a great time with Laura!
Laura was an amazing host to our little girl, Willow! She always kept us updated, frequently sending photos and videos of Willow. Willow also had great puppy plays with Henry and Nicky. We highly recommend Laura for your next dog vacay and could not have ask for a better host! Thanks so much Laura!
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This is the second time which Henderson has had the pleasure of staying with Laura and yet again he has had a wonderful time. She does such a good job of looking after the guests - she gives them lots of variety on their outings visiting different parks / dog parks and ensuring that they have plenty of exercise in addition to love and care - we know this because she is fantastic at sending frequent videos and photos which are really nice to receive. Once again, I wholeheartedly recommend Laura. Thanks Laura.
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Laura was amazing with Bailey as always. This is the 4th time Bailey has stayed with her. I'm glad to have found such a reliable and trustworthy dog sitter.
Laura is simply the best. Bailey always has a great time with her. She sends the cutest pictures and videos while I'm away. Her rates are very reasonable for such an exceptional service.
Laura is such an amazing host! She was extremely accommodating and understanding- especially when schedule changes happened that were out of my control. My dog is always excited to see her and I feel comfortable leaving him with her.
I had to go out of town last minute, and needed someone to watch my dog Penny for a few days on just a few hours' notice. Laura responded very quickly and was incredibly accommodating. She sent frequent updates and pictures of Penny hanging out with her dogs and going on walks and I felt completely comfortable that Penny was in good hands. I will definitely ask her to watch Penny again!
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This is the second time Bailey has stayed with Laura and she was with her for 3 weeks while I was out of the country. She, as usual, sent me updates via email and let me know
almost every day how Bailey was doing. I didn't have to worry about her while I was traveling. Laura is simply the best!
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Laura took such good care while we were away. We loved the pics showing he was having a good time!
Laura is great. My dog comes back very happy and looking sharp, and her two pups are great company for him. If that's not enough, Laura is super-flexible and a great communicator. It makes the whole experience easy. Thanks!
We are so lucky to have our Ketel stay with Laura. He was extremely well cared for, and came home so happy! She sent great pics and updates to show he was in good hands. We look forward to booking with Laura as much as we can in the future!
My dog has stayed with Laura several times now, and I am always pleased. She is very detail oriented, follows all of the instructions and sends lots of pictures!
This was our first time using a sitter from DogVacay so we were quite nervous. However, from the very first contact we had with Laura she set us at ease. She was super responsive and within minutes of contacting her we'd arranged a meet and greet. At the meet and greet she was really thorough and explained her routine, asked about Henderson's routine, likes / dislikes etc. We felt really happy about leaving him there - she has 2 beautiful dogs of her own and explained that she's been hosting a variety of types / sizes of dogs for a while so she really knows what she's doing. We were away for 8 days and throughout that time Laura kept us updated with messages, videos and photos. And from the variety of locations they visited they had lots of fun - she clearly did lots of different things with Henderson rather than just the same daily walk. He even went to the Central Park Dog fair! She truly did treat him like one of her family and we can't rate or thank her enough. Highly recommended!
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Bailey had such a great time with Laura that I don't think she missed me at all! Laura had to take care of her while I was away for a work trip for over a week. She sent me a messages and pictures of Bailey every day through the app and via text to give me updates. She followed all her feeding and medication instructions. Laura is a very attentive host and I definitely recommend her!
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Laura took such good care of Marlin. He was there for 10 days and went to either Central Park or the Dog Park each one of them. He can't wait for us to go away again so that he can go for another visit.
Preston loves visiting Laura, she is an amazing host!
Laura was so loving and caring to Penelope. She was very thorough with her questions about Penelope's needs and schedule. She took lots of pictures and videos and emailed them to me so I could see that Penelope was being well taken care of. Penelope loved the long walks, the dog park and playing with Laura's 2 small dogs Nicky and Henry. I will definitely use Laura again for our next vacation and anytime we need a pet sitter.
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Laura was a fantastic dog sitter and I’d recommend her to anyone who appreciates exceptional service. She offered to meet me outside of her apartment as I was driving, which made the pick-up and drop-off exponentially easier. Her consistent updates and pictures put my mind at ease that Brody was having a great time. She took the dogs on lots of fun activities including the park and long walks along the river. Laura even provided Brody with a doggie pool which I know he appreciated in the heat. Overall, I was outstandingly pleased with this DogVacay host and would use her again in the future.
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Laura was so great with Moscato! She is very detail oriented, asking about his walking times, medication, habits, etc... 2 days before he was supposed to stay with her, he had go to the vet and was put on multiple medications. I was worried this would be a deal breaker, but Laura told me not to worry. She sent multiple pictures when I was gone and always responded to my texts when I asked how he was doing.
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Laura was an excellent dog sitter! It was the first time I have left my little pup with someone else, but I found that she connected really well with Laura. I would highly suggest using her and I will gladly use her again to dogsit. I was able to enjoy my vacation knowing she was with her. The best part is she sends lots of pics!
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Laura was wonderful and I highly recommend her! I spent about 15-20 minutes at our initial meet & greet in her backyard (plus!!!) to see if MacD had any issues with her two cute dogs. Luckily, everyone was on their best behavior. My dog isn’t the easiest to walk but Laura handled him beautifully, both around the block and at the park. I knew MacD would be in good hands, after she asked for his daily routine, eating habits, and any other quirks she should know. While I was on my trip, Laura sent daily text and photo updates. She was also great about taking care of him for a few more hours than I initially signed up for due to a flight delay. One last very BIG plus in my book - Laura went out of her way to get MacD some wet food and treats since he wasn’t eating his normal food that I had provided. She was worried he wasn’t eating enough. Overall I was very pleased and would not hesitate to leave my dog again in her care!
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Once again Laura was great!!!! She takes very good care of my Maxie,and makes sure she updates me in everything they do,etc.
Laura was terrific! I was fortunate enough to find her last minute and boy, I am glad I did! She took great care of Sophie. I was away for work and it gave me peace of mind to know Sophie was in good hands Laura sent pictures and even videos. I am pretty sure Sophie wants to go back right now :) We definitely recommend Laura and hope to see her again soon! Ana & Sophie.
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Like always Laura was GREAT!!!!!!! Thanks again Laura, see you soon. Rgds Washington G.
Laura was just the best, again! This is the 2nd time I used her, and like the first time she took good care of my little girl Maxie! I will used her again for future get aways and business trip. Thanks Laura!!!!!
Laura was super great, took very good care of my Maxie ,a boxer. I am planning to use have again, very simple Laura was the best!!! Thanks Rgds Washington
Efficient. Dependable. Easy to work with. Thank you!
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