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Laurel W.
Loveland, CO 80537
121 Reviews
43 Repeat Guests
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  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 5 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
All Ages OK
List of Breeds Not Accepted
Pit Bull - American Staffordshire Terrier, German Shepherd Dog

Laurel's Resident Pets

7 yr 8 mo old
Sassy and Turner
Yorkshire Terrier
11 yr 8 mo old

Laurel's House

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

About Laurel

10 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
I am licensed by the state for dog boarding. Due to a new work schedule I am unable to take any new guests at this time. Times marked unavailable are due to travel schedule. All drops and pick ups M-F must be before 8 and after 5. I am not home all day but do check on guests and they have full run of house and secure yard. If you are an established client and don't see a day available you need, call or email me.Your stay is all inclusive, includes walks.

We Speak fluent dog. We (being the furry kids and myself) foster puppy mill survivors and take in the special survivors.Those who have been abused and hurt in the mills, so patience is a must. Our house is all dog, no carpet, pet friendly and dog door. All exits have gates that are closed if door is open. Back yard gates are locked and no digging as there is concrete all around base of fencing. All fencing is 6 ft. white vinyl privacy. Only dog friendly plants and grass. Furniture is all dog friendly. We are inspected and licensed by the state. There are dog stairs for those who need a little assistance and 2 "bat caves" for those who want privacy. While at first glance it seems like chaos it is really a well controlled puppy camp. After all it is all about the dogs.

We are licensed for small to medium dogs only and are not set up for large dogs.

We lost Dezi this year, a puppy mill survivor himself, his poor old body just gave out on him. Too much overbreeding and time in the mill. His facebook page lives one to promote the evils of puppy mills.

Sassy and Turner have stepped up and taken over the host duties and are doing a smashing job.
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Can administer oral medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Not yet house-trained
  • Advanced senior issues
Laurel W.
Loveland, CO 80537
121 Reviews
43 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 5 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:


  • Available
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  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated July 13, 2016


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By completing courses at DogVacay University, hosts learn about best practices to help them provide the highest quality care for your dog.
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Disaster Relief
This sitter has completed training for the DogVacay Disaster Relief Program and volunteered to help displaced pets in the event of a natural disaster.
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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Laurel's Home
$22 /night
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 2 - 4 hours/day
  • Dogs will have full access outside for potty breaks
  • 2 walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
121 Reviews
Laurel is great with our dogs. We always feel comfortable leaving them while we are away.
Laurel is wounderful!!!!! She has boarded our pups many times and we trust her completly. The dogs are almost rested up. She even found a new food for my finicky eater!
Laurel is very accommodating to Juan and me. Juan loves to visit his friends and even has a special playmate there. I never worry about him.
Excellent care . Juan always loves to go see his friends at Laurel's. She is very flexible, especially when my plane is late.
Anytime we have to take Jackie to doggie daycare we feel comfortable leaving her with Laurel. Very convenient that we live in the same town.
The dogs love their stay with Laurel and her puppy family.
Dixie and Marty love going to Laurel's. They get excited blocks from her house when I take them over. The photos and videos of them while we are on vacation are a treat.
Laurel always takes such good care of our dog Roxy. You can tell she loves dogs and she has the perfect setup at her house. When we pull in her driveway Roxy starts getting excited and when we pick her up she sleeps for the rest of the night so we know she played a lot :) Often we will just leave her with Laurel for the day so she can play and have some puppy time : ) We are so happy we found Laurel!
Thank you Laurel for the extra snuggles for our pup and returning her happy and tired :-).
I am so happy that I have a safe place to take my Baxter while I'm out of town. He really likes it there and I feel he is treated with all the love and care he gets at home ??
Laurel was able to accommodate us for this last minute Christmas stay. As always, they were welcomed and lovingly cared for.
I was very hay with Laurel, my little Baxter seemed to love it there. I was so happy he was comfortable and got along with the othe pups.
I think his first night home he seemed sad, but I really think he missed his friends he made at Laurels. I will definitely use her again. And highly recommend her to my friends. ❤️
Thank you Laurel
Debra Leal and Baxter
Great again, always a positive experience!
As always, our pup had a great time with Laurel and playing with other furry friends. Thanks for the cute pics and keeping us connected with our little gal while we were away! Laurel is Pawsome!!!
Vanna and Taffy love Laurel -- in fact Taffy runs to Laurel's door when we bring them for their stay. We are so pleased to have found such a perfect place to leave our precious pups and we are confident they are happy and well cared for while we are away. A big thank you to Laurel!
Laurel is amazing. Our dogs come home very happy. I think when we take vacation, the dogs have their vacation with Laurel--it's good for all of us. I highly recommend Laurel.
Laurel loves dogs (she rescues small dogs from puppy mills)and my dog loves visiting at her house. Her home is truly dog - friendly, with a fenced in backyard and a doggie-door so the dogs can go in and out whenever they want. Laurel sends pictures which are always fun to see. I recommend this as a great solution if you must leave your dog while you are away.
Shelby loves to go play at Laurel's house. Great visit, as always.
I am very pleased we can count on Laurel to take super good care of Vanna and Taffy when we have to be away from home. Laurel's facility is such a welcoming place for little dogs and I'm sure my two enjoy their visits. Laurel had to give Vanna 3 prescription pills each day during this stay and she found a way to make sure Vanna swallowed her pills (at times quite a task) which worked very well! It's obvious Laurel truly cares for their well-being and honestly appears to enjoy each and every one of her charges, all I'm sure with their diverse personalities. We thank her so much, our two girls are very precious to us.
Duke is a regular and loves staying with all his friends at Laurel's. He runs out of the car when we arrive and is anxious to say hi. Fortunately, he runs back to us when we return!
Laurel's home is so doggy welcoming. She kept us posted with pics and videos throughout their stay. We will definitely use her services again. Thanks for making it a fun stay for Jackson and Lucy.
Thank you Laurel for taking good care of my little
Amazing! Laurel is great and when we met her in person she was so understanding of our kiddos needs. You can tell she has experience and a great heart! They definitely had a ton a fun since it has been awhile hanging with other pups!
Thanks again for the special care you give our kids!
Picked them up this afternoon, and they were healthy and happy as usual. Photos and videos she sent while we were on vacation were a treat. We're so thankful that we we heard of DogVacay and found Laurel. We can enjoy our travels know that Dixie and Marty are safe and happy.
Thank you for being so accommodating! The kids love visiting you, Don't know what we would do without you!!!!
Needed a trustworthy dog lover to watch over our sweet Bernie while we travelled, and that's just what we got! Laurel is so loving and fun, Bernie came home exhausted from all of his play time. We have peace of mind knowing he has a safe place to stay and play, I am excited to have her to watch Bernie for us next time.
Laurel is awesome. She sent several pictures of our 4-legged kids during the long 12 days we were gone. We had never been away from them that long. They were in great hands.
Lauren was amazing and put me right at ease, this was our first time leaving our precious Odie. She has a great home where the dogs can just be free to be themselves with an amazing backyard where the dogs can play.
As always, our furry kid had a pawsome time! Thank you, Laurel! You're the best! :-)
I always feel good with our kids in Laurel's care. She is very accommodating.
Always appreciate the e-mailed photos and personal attention the dogs get. We've already made reservations for our next Vacay!
She makes leaving your dog so easy!
The kids had a great time, slept for hours after they came home. Ha!
I know Vanna and Taffy received so much TLC I was afraid they wouldn't want to come home with us. Laurel has the perfect facility and we were confident they would be safe and happy in their surroundings. We loved the photos and the video of them playing and knew they were having a good time. We are so pleased to have experienced Laurel's Wags and Woof care and leaving them in such good hands takes the guilt of parting with them away. Thank you, Laurel!
Great, as always. I'm so lucky to have found a pet sitter like Laurel. She's so good to my Shelby and she sends me awesome pictures while I'm away.
Our babies love staying with Laurel!!!
As always Laurel is an awesome person to put up with my strange little dog. Nieve always has a good time. I wouldn't leave her with anyone else. She's the best.
We LOVE Laurel!!! Our experiences with Laurel have been above and beyond our expectations. From first contact she was extremely attentive to all of our concerns and quickly put our minds (and hearts) at ease. We have a Jack Russel escape artist and Laurel has always taken special care to make sure that he is safe and secure. She keeps him by her side taking him on errands and giving him one on one attention. She sends us plenty of fantastic photo updates and our doggies always come home happy and healthy. We never worry for a second about our dog's while we're vacationing because we know they are being cared for in a safe and loving environment. It's important to find someone you can trust with your "furry" family members and we have been very lucky to have found such a wonderful caretaker.
Laurel is always so happy and delightful to work with. My dog can't wait to get inside. Thanks, Laurel!
Very accommodating! Thank you Laurel
Great, as always!!
Our kids love going to see Laurel!
We have such high regards for Laurel and can't say enough for how much we appreciate her and what she does for us and our dogs, Eliott & Oliver!! Oliver has special needs and has allergies, yet Laurel doesn't hesitate to keep up with him. He loves to go visit her and play with all the others in her expert care. Elliott is slightly more shy but also loves to stay with Laurel. They run to her when we get to her house! She goes out of her way to accommodate us and is kind and professional always.
My dogs' last Vacay stay with Laurel was as perfect as it always is! We never go anywhere else but her house! Bonnie
Laurel was great, as always! She had to administer medicine this time and even give a special diet. What a gal!
As always, Laurel is pawsome! Our hairy child loves staying with her, and Laurel always goes the extra mile to send us a cute pic while we're away. She even gave our pup ear medicine when needed. Thanks again!!!
I drive 40 minutes to take my two mini dachshunds to vacation at Laurel's. She is such a conscientious loving host that I wouldn't use anyone else! Plus, she's very easy to make arrangements with, accommodating my needs and timing perfectly. She also sends texts and photos to keep me confident that my pups are content and relaxed while I am away. We love Laurel!
As always, we were pleased with the experience of having Laurel care for our doggies. The e-mailed photos, (and a short video this time), gave us a chuckle. It feels good to know that they are having a good time, (not in cages).
As always, our doggie comes home happy and tired (best possible combo!). When we came to pick her up, our pooch was snuggled up with Laurel and the pack watching TV. It was hilarious to see them all engrossed in the show and looking very content! Thank you, Laurel!
great as usual. . . .
Always good ...
I'm glad I left my dog with Laurel when we went out of town. At first, I was hesitant about leaving him with anybody, but I had a meet and great with Laurel and saw that her house is better suited for a dog than my house. Laurel is a wonderful person who went the extra mile to make sure that my dog was well taken care of and she even accommodated a late pick up when my plane was late. I wouldn't have found her if it wasn't for the website DogVacay since I live in a neighboring state and 70 miles away.
Everything about Laurel is fantastic! She takes great care, texts photos, informs you, and genuinely gets excited to see our dog. Didn't worry about our dog which tells you a lot!
As always, our hairy kid came home happy and exhausted (which makes for happy pup parents too!). We appreciated the pawsome care! Laurel is a sweetie!
Laurel is just great. My dogs love her. She has a great setup for small dogs and takes the time to make sure they get the care and attention they need. You can't do better!
Laurel always makes it easy and pleasant. Good job!
Laurel was great, as always. Love getting the pictures! Shelby is starting to think of her as her second mom.
Laurel is AWESOME!! I was so uneasy about leaving my dog for the first time.Laurel made me feel at ease and took care of our little sweetie as if she were her own. She kept me updated with messages and cute little pictures of our doggie having the time of her life! I would recommend her to anyone, she's the best!!
Laurel is wonderful with all her dogs and Duke. He's right at home, even though he's an "only dog" at our house. Thanks Laurel!
Great visit, as usual. Love getting the pictures. Shelby is scheduled to go back in November. No reason to use anyone else!
My dog always runs to Laurel's door when we arrive-that says a lot, though too, Laurel is always pleasant and easy to work with. Always a pleasure. T.
Our pup is always a bit anxious when we first leave her, but Laurel managed to encouraged her to relax and have some fun with the rest of the pack. Our hairy kid came home happy and exhausted from playing all day! Thank you!!!
Great....dogs are well taken care of...
They were exhausted and slept a long time!
Laurel is great. We feel extremely comfortable with her care and consideration of our dogs.
Great stay, as usual. Shelby loves to visit Laurel and her many little furry friends.
Hector and Lacie were exhausted when they got home. I will definitely trust her with our babies again! Thank you Laurel!
It's great to know that our family member is safe and being very well taken care of!
Laurel's home is definitely "for the dogs." She is always so delightful to deal with and I always feel good about leaving my dog in her care. TS
We were very happy with the care we received for our two dogs last month. Laurel was very caring yet keeps control over the situation. We would definitely use her services again. One of our dogs is very small and Laurel made sure she was comfortable the whole time.
Fabulous experience ! I had to leave my babies for ten days and Lauren was a perfect mom. She was flexible, easy to make arrangements with. I plan to use her services from now on!
they came home healthy and happy. Laurel was able to get a small sore healed up on Marty's leg. The e-mail photos are always appreciated.
Always awesome, Thanks
A great home away from home for our K-9 family member. If you want peace of mind knowing that your pet is being very well taken care of you have just found it! One word: Awesome!
This is our second leaving our Babe and Buster with Laurel time—Babe has a ton of meds. We were leaving for a very long road trip and we dropped Buster & Babe off pretty early. Laurel was great she took the dogs and we were on our way quickly. Enjoyed the pictures and the dogs are snoozing so they must have been busy during the stay. I am sure we will be back.
Laurel is great. Shelby loves all the playmates at Laurel's house and I love getting pictures and updates while I'm away. Will definitely use again.
Dogs acted like they had a great time!
Laurel is a great stand-in dog mom!
My kids can't speak human, but they appeared happy, healthy, and showing no signs that they were under stress...and that was not the case at the last boarding kennel...thanks so much....
Once again, the guys came home happy, healthy and worn out. Liked the pictures Laurel posted even though we picked up the dogs before we could see the e-mail. We've already scheduled their next visit.
Our little dog Mingo had another great stay with Laurel. It is such a good feeling to know our little dog is safe and happy when we can't take him along.
Laurel is great.
Laurel was great. Shelby seemed to have a great time playing with the other pets in the house and I loved getting the pictures while I was away. It's nice to know she's being cared for as part of the family rather than sitting in a cage when she's not being exercised. Thanks, Laurel!
Our 9 month old 9 pound puppy boy Mingo loved staying with Laurel and her dogs at her home. Mingo made friends, ate well, and learned to use the doggie door, and played with his dog pals. Laurel has set her home up to work great for the dogs. The photo & updates helped me feel at ease about leaving Mingo for the 1st time. I was afraid our little guy would not want to leave this little dog paradise. We are looking forward to using Laurel's Dog Vacay Home again soon.
Laurel was great—the arrangements were easy and she helped us navigate the process (our first time to use Dog Vacay. Babe takes a ton of meds and Laurel did a great job with her complicated schedule. The Dogs are pooped so I guess they had a good time with her crew.
Laurel kept up a stream of pictures and we enjoyed seeing the pups.
All in all this made our trip more enjoyable—thanks Laurel.
Duke loves to go to Laurel's house. We get picture updates, and he doesn't come home with no voice because he's been barking all the time. Laurel is great with your dog!
Although Laurel has quite a few small dogs that she "saves" and rehabilitates, our dog seems happy enough and seems to get enough attention when we board him at Laurel's house. Her house is very dog-friendly, as you might imagine, which is nice. Even with all the dogs, her house is kept clean and the yard is picked up daily. Laurel sends us a photo of our dog each day we are away, with a short comment. We are happy with this option when we have to leave our dog when we out of town...and our dog would agree.
great as usual, snow day, they got lots of rest.
Since we've moved here, it is nice to know that we have a place we feel secure about when we need to leave the dogs. Laurel always comes through, and of course the pictures always give us a chuckle.
great as always. thanks
Laurel is wonderful! She has been so good to us and our boys (Eliott & Oliver)! She goes above and beyond every time!
Duke thoroughly enjoys staying with Laurel and the gang. (He is sleeping right now though!) Very caring and watchful dog sitter!
Really enjoyed the photos, (even though we didn't get to see them until we got home). We were gone 15 days this time, and It look's like the dogs had a great vacation too!
My experience with Laurel was great! She made me feel comfortable from the very beginning, and I know that Olly had a great time in her home. She sent several text updates, photos, & videos of Olly looking very comfortable and happy! He came home pooped which made me very happy to know that his vacay was spent playing and not sleeping in a kennel. It's very obvious that Laurel and her partner love dogs and enjoy what they do!
Laurel is absolutely Pawsome! I would highly recommend her. She loves all dogs and makes room for your dog to be a part of her home. Thanks Laurel!
We left our 5 month old pup in Laurel's care during thanksgiving and it was a great decision! Laurel was patient with my poor communication, and even more fabulous with our dog! Our pup came home SO happy (and SO tired!). It was obvious she had had the time of her life. Laurel was accommodating and flexible with drop off and pick up times,which was a huge blessing. We couldn't have asked for a better first dog vacay experience- Wags and Woof is an excellent host for our furry family members!
My dog has stayed with Laurel several times now, and when I let Flo out of my car she's so anxious to get inside I can hardly hold her back. It's nice to know she's with someone so caring and fun.
Thank God there are special humans like Laurel. She opens her door and heart to Houston. Updating me with pictures of Huey brings a smile to my face and reminds me how lucky I am that I found her. She.is.amazing.
Laurel was great!! Very professional and kind, Laurel is a true dog lover.
We left Dixie and Marty for ten days this time and all was well. Occasional updates with pictures were much appreciated. Laurel was very helpful in finding a way to fit them into their schedule, and I think they enjoyed having them there. John
Laurel was the best. She made sure to brush his ears and tail daily even though we did not ask her to do so. In each photo she sent, Oreo looked like he was having a great time there, socializing with some new friends. It was great to know he had the run of the place and was not confined to a kennel. We would definitely use Laurel again. It was clear she dearly loves animals.
Laurel was a fantastic surrogate mommy. Our baby-girl Tulla loved her stay. I was so very happy we chose Laurel she was phenomenal! Our Tulla was not doggy-socialized because of 3 traumatic experiences with other dogs. She feared all dogs, so I was concerned. With Laurels loving help Tulla calmly integrated with the other dogs and Tulla began to play. Actually, Tulla has been a happier dog since, not fearing all other dogs. I wish we lived closer so we could drop her off a couple times a week to play. Laurel was great. She sent us pix daily to show us how happy Tulla was and how well she was playing with the others. She took super special care of all the babies in her care and I loved that. Thank you Laurel for making our stay out there so very special. Laurel is a very special person with a very special gift. If any one wants to contact me I invite their e-mail or call. I loved Laurel and the care she took of Tulla.
houston LOVES Laurel. She is so welcoming and warm to him. It's a relief to have someone I know will take great care of him. She is PAWSOME!!!
The daily pictures, addressing our concerns were wonderful. Got a full report when we got back, and the dogs seemed to fit right into the group. She clearly LOVES dogs, and takes good care of them.
Laurel loves dogs and provided a warm and friendly place for our dog while we were away. She communicated with us regularly and sent pictures to show us how our dog was adjusting to living at her house. Even though Laurel has a large "family" of dogs of her own, we felt our dog got plenty of attention and care, which was important to us since this was our first time leaving our dog in a setting like this. We will do it again, as we feel it worked out well.
Laurel was amazing. Both dogs did great there, and it's so reassuring to have somewhere to take them that you know they'll be loved and cared for like they are at home. Laurel is very accommodating! So happy with service, and so very happy to have a pet sitter we trust and don't feel guilty leaving our family pets with!!
I have taken my dog to Laurel twice and will use her whenever possible. She is a real dog person, and my dog, who can be high strung, is very relaxed at Laurel's.
Waylon is always a happier dog when he leaves his hosts house! and oooo so tired from all the fun! Getting ready to book again with Laurel!
Our Dog Cheech had a wonderful time with Laurel and her husband and Cheech made some new friends there and we will be using them again :) They are great people !!!! :)
Just picked them up, healthy and happy!
We couldn't have been more pleased with Laurel and Patrick. We loved the pictures they sent us and all the special attention our Kokopelli got while she was with them. When we arrived Laurel even got out little floor rugs since Koko hadn't yet adjusted to the (slippery) wood floors. You can tell that these people are both totally dedicated to all sorts of dogs and their welfare. We will definitely leave our dog with them again. We also appreciated their flexibility with our travel arrangements.
The dogs couldn't wait to get in when we got there. and the e-mail photos while we were gone were fun and much appreciated. John
Dixie was a little snippy with some of the other dogs and we were worried. After we left they told us she was fine and ran around just like the others, a little protective or jealous around me. Laurel and Patrick are friendly and caring people who were more than willing to work with our schedule. They told us we could bring them back anytime. Next we'll try a 3 day, 2 night visit.
Juan's stay with Laurel was excellent. He always has a great time and has made some buddies at her house. We look forward to our next visit.
This is our second time boarding and it was just wonderful. I love that Juan gets to play with so many dogs and I know he loves to visit Laurel. I will never go back to putting Juan in a kennel for any overnight stays. It is also very close to my house and so convenient to just drop him off.
This was a great experience for me and for Juan. Laurel was so friendly and nice and of course loves dogs. I loved meeting all her special ones. This was a perfect place for Juan with all the wonderful doggie friends. I knew he would have a super great time. I would definitely recommend Laurel to anyone.
Laurel and her partner were great. We showed up to 10 loving dogs in their home. I had warned her that my dog had been abused and may be afraid of men. My dog ran in excited and immediately went up to her husband with love. They had many previously abused and neglected dogs and responded to my dog with open arms.
She sent me pictures of my happy dog throughout the day. He even slept with them in their bed (as he does with me).

When i picked him up he had great confidence and was soooo tired.

I will be bringing my dog back to her in the future and will recommend her to anyone with small dogs that need boarding in the future. They were great!!!!
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