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LAURA F.

50 Reviews
22 Repeat Guests
$38/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 3 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Pet Requirements

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

LAURA's Resident Pets

Ana
Doberman Pinscher
Female
3 yr 1 mo old

LAURA's House

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Large Yard
100% fenced & locked
Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture
Great for senior pets

About LAURA

14 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
Worried about going away? Concerned if your 'chum' will adapt to living in a kennel environment during your absence? Take the element of stress out altogether by dropping your pup with us - let us integrate our lives with your pal. Designated as a Top Host in Vermont by DogVacay, your pup will enjoy unlimited play, ear scratches, and free roam of the house. We are surrounded by a country setting, with possibilities abound to sniff all sorts of great smells. One fantastic acre of fenced in playing, Wet Noses is truly a pup's paradise!

Our family is very sensitive to special needs that some dogs have. Medication, dietary requirements, etc. Rest assured that your pup will get the best possible care while staying with us. $38.00 a day includes bountiful exercises sessions outdoors, unlimited playtime, and administering of all meds & dietary requirements. Your pup will have human companionship day in and out, overnight pajama parties gives your pal full access to someone who will attend to any need at any hour. Please reserve in advance, availability is limited so we can personalize the experience for your pal. Wet Noses requires that all pups must be current on vaccinations and on a maintenance schedule for tick prevention. Prior to boarding, owners must show paperwork documenting a negative fecal test done in the past 6 months. Bordetella vaccination is not required. Meet and greets are highly recommended for your peace of mind and your pal's. We find that pups adjust better when left in an environment where they have visited before.

Photos and a vacation diary is included with each stay, if we're lucky enough to catch a great moment on video, we'll upload it to youtube and send you the link. We strive to personalize this experience as much for your pet as we do for you.

Wet Noses will be closed mid-February thru mid-April. Inquiries for future bookings will be promptly responded to and scheduled during this time. Thank you in advance for your patience!
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Can administer oral medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Separation anxiety

LAURA F.

50 Reviews
22 Repeat Guests
$38/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 3 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated February 6, 2017

Credentials

Background Checked
This sitter has passed a background check, which searches a variety of criminal databases.
Course 101 Graduate
By completing courses at DogVacay University, hosts learn about best practices to help them provide the highest quality care for your dog.
Course 102 Graduate
By completing courses at DogVacay University, hosts learn about best practices to help them provide the highest quality care for your dog.
Pack Promoter
Pack Promoters are active members of the community who promote DogVacay and hosting best practices.
Phone Interviewed
Serious hosts take the time to talk to us over the phone, get their questions asked and introduce themselves personally.
References Checked
Our team reaches out to each of our host's references to provide an extra level of confidence and verification.
Pay through DogVacay for:
Premium Pet Insurance, 24/7 Customer Support and Daily Photo Updates!

Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At LAURA's Home
$38 /night
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/night
  • Dogs will never be left unattended
  • Dogs will have full access outside for potty breaks
  • 3+ walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
Daycare At LAURA's Home
$28 /day
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/day
50 Reviews
If you are reading this review, you are obviously looking for the best care for your precious pet. I did the same and am so THANKFUL to have found Laura. Laura is the MOST loving, caring, and one of a kind host that you will find. We had a wonderful meet and greet where Laura couldn't have been more thorough to get to know Paisley in preparation for her stay. Between the dates of our meet and greet and our first reservation, we had an unexpected emergency and I called Laura for help. There was absolutely no hesitation Laura was so helpful , caring, reassuring, and concerned. She was our angel! When we picked up Paisley you could just feel and see the love that Paisley received in Laura's care! And the contact, pictures, and messages during her stay were so appreciated and comforting ! So, honestly , look no further. You have found the BEST!! We love you, Laura and Ana!
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Laura is simply phenomenal and I have very high standards for my dog care! She is meticulous and organized about her care yet she provides a fun filled and relaxed environment for the dogs. We are so grateful that we found Laura and her sweet dog Ana.
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Laura was absolutely amazing with my puppy. Scarlett has been there during the day and overnight, and had wonderful experiences both times. I got frequent updates, including pictures, and she came home a happy, exhausted puppy! Laura gave Scarlett all the love we do at home!
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My dogs were soooo happy with Laura and her dog Ana! They loved everything about their stay ... and so did I!
Laura is so flexible that she didn't bat an eyelash when we had to drop Brooky and Callie and run (literally) since we had to make a plane- but all was calm.
Her home is perfect for them especially since they could run around in a huge, safe yard right out the house door.
When I picked them up Brooky looked elegant having been groomed by Laura, something that B. rarely allows ME to do!
This will be my forever DogVacay go-to destination.
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I am a repeat Guest, so please read my other comments. Laura is Amazing!!! I now feel comfortable and secure with taking trips. Brandi, my goldendoodle is taken care of (probably better than at home, and I did not think that was possible) plus she is loved. I am made aware of her day, activities and her quirks. All very helpful to my peace of mind. Brandi comes home relaxed and happy. 100% I would recommend Laura & Ana.
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Second visit with Laura. She is absolutely wonderful. My girls are spoiled rotten and can be a pain to handle all their quirks. Laura never batted an eye, but handled them with great care. She went above and beyond the call of duty to make sure my girls were happy. She sent wonderful pics multiple times a day and gave great details about what was going on throughout the day. My girls came home happy healthy and exhausted because they had such a good time. I have a tiny list of people I trust to watch my dogs, Laura is definitely # 1 on my list... Thank you!
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Our dog had an absolutely fantastic time with Laura, Ana, and the other dog guests and residents of the house. She lived the dog dream of lots of active outdoor play in an enormous and safe fenced in yard coupled with plenty of pats and snuggles. Laura was super kind and fun and handled our dog's quirks well. We felt completely comfortable leaving her with Laura and knowing that it would make for a far homier and better experience than a kennel. Sofia cannot wait to go back to see her new friends!
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Laura is the best! Our retired greyhounds require a bit of extra special attention and Laura's home is the next best thing to them being home with us. After a stay with Laura, they come home happy and tired. She gives them plenty of love and as much play time as they can handle, which isn't much. :) We are so glad we found her, you would be hard pressed to find someone better. Thanks Laura!
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Our Phélix had a wonderful time at Laura's house. Laura is so caring and wonderfully detail oriented. She had no problem administering medication and we already recommended her to our friends! Her fur person Ana is super gentle and sweet and we received daily updates and photos.Thank you Laura that we did not worry about our little man!
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Laura was wonderful! We're so grateful for the experience she provided our two pups. It was also great to get updates and photos from her while we were away. Gave us peace of mind they were being very well cared for. Would highly recommend.
EXCELLENT!!! I am a repeat client. After a few daycare visits with Laura, Brandi (our golden doodle) had an overnight. We have boarded Brandi prior’s to Laura (Wet Noses) at other places and we knew Brandi was safe and well taken care of – but – Laura goes that extra step. Staying at Laura’s means joining her family. I enjoyed my vacation knowing Brandi was enjoying her time at Laura’s.. and having her dog Ana is like visiting with benefits. When Laura messages you, you know she is talking about your dog – not generic lines. Read the other reviews – all true. Nice home, great fenced in area. We have already reserved our next stay.
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Laura was incredible. She loved Charlie without reservation and treated him as if he was her own. While I was very concerned about his separation anxiety, Laura's daily pics were not only beautifully done, but also displayed for me that he was getting along just fine and really could not have been happier.

Laura is truly great at what she does and cares very deeply for the pups. Charlie made close friends for life in both her and Ana. We hope to see them again soon, and I would reserve with her in a heartbeat.
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Our dog had a wonderful stay with Laura and Ana. Her lovely home is very dog-friendly; a huge fenced yard with plenty of room to chase tennis balls (very important to our active retriever!) and lots of comfy spots to snooze inside after all the outdoor activity. We really appreciated all the great photos and videos she sent us so we could see what he was up to while we were away. She is obviously passionate about her pups! Have already made 2 more reservations for future travel. Laura is awesome!
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Very, very happy with Laura's care of our one year old Coton de Tulear, Brady! Brady is only 12 lbs, but certainly had a blast playing with Laura's full grown Doberman, Ana, which was confirmed by daily pictures and videos!! Brady was definitely spoiled while staying with Laura for his eight day vacation! :-) I would not hesitate to recommend Laura to care for anyone's fur baby! Ours is certainly high maintenance and requires and demands a LOT of attention, which he definitely received! He's a happy pup and we are happy parents!!
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Laura is the BEST! (and her sweet pup Ana is such a sweetheart to share Laura, her home, her toys and herself)
First I like to say that my golden-doodle Brandi is part human – and treated as such. She is so much a part of the family that we have a hard time not taking her everywhere. So I have searched for a place like Laura’s but did not believe it could exist. My Brandi has been to daycare and overnights but I never felt quite like I was leaving her in a loving environment. Yes, she was always safe, fed and exercised – but loved?
So that is where Laura (wetnoses) comes in. She starts with a meet and greet, and for Brandi it was a meet and sniff. As Brandi was making herself at home, Laura was giving us a tour of where Brandi would be. The first floor would be Brandi’s home – no crating, welded or caged sleeping quarters. Laura answers all your questions, prior to the meet, during the meet, after the meet. Right away we knew we wanted to do a daycare although our goal is to have Brandi there for an other-night in a few weeks.
The day went great. Laura blew up my phone with comments and pictures. And I will say, the comments were as she knew Brandi for a long time. I was loving it and I felt at ease.
Brandi was glad to see us at pickup – but we can tell she was happy and exhausted!!!!
Read the other reviews – that is what attracted me to Laura. They are all true. Great yard, great home and lots of love. We shall be back!
Brandi's Family
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What an incredible experience for both our "kids" and for Jeen and I! Laura had our dogs over to her house for what I lovingly call a "Greet and Sniff" prior to their stay. It was immediately apparent that she absolutely adores dogs. Our pups assimilated exceptionally well with her dog and felt right at home.

The property is very well-suited with a large fenced in area, is sparkling clean and inviting. Laura extends herself to meet the needs of the dogs she is tending to. Our dogs LOVED her!

One of our dogs, Lucy, is a rescue dog and is always a bit apprehensive around and in new situations. She and Laura bonded instantly. Our other dog, Doc, is a field trial dog whose sole purpose in life is to enjoy running. the environment Laura has created met both of our dog's needs.

We received regular daily emails and pictures of the pups and it was obvious they were enjoying themselves. The updates brought us great peace of mind and allowed us to enjoy our time away. I highly recommend Laura and we will definitely be using her again. A+ Caregiver...
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Laura is the best! I've left my golden retriever with her 3 or 4 times now. This time, we were dropping off on Christmas day and forgot his food. No problem! When my dog wouldn't eat the food she had, Laura made a special trip to get him a different kind. She also surprised us with an L.L Bean bag monogrammed with my dog's name!
I can't say enough about her. She is always super friendly. Plus, I started my own dog vacay business and Laura has been so willing to answer questions, check in with me and even send clients my way when she is all booked.
You will be so happy to have booked with Laura! Plus, her dog, Ana, is the sweetest. I've had her for a stay at my house and she is gentle, playful and lovable. My dog loves her!
Thank you again Laura!!!
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Best care my pup has ever received!! Laura is such a caring, loving person. We received daily e-mails and photos. We have an elderly dog who received the best care ever. Laura is the best!!
Laura (and her sweet dog, Ana) took care of our 5 month old Labradoodle, Hayden, for an overnight while we attended a family wedding. We were 100% comfortable and ecstatic to have such a wonderful home for our fur baby. We loved the many photos she shared with us and knowing he was safe and secure and having a ball! With our guy so young it was very valuable to us that he would be right by her side all night so he could have a bathroom break when needed. Laura also makes sure that the dogs she has at one time will all play well together. I have recommended Laura to all of our friends and cannot say enough fabulous things about her. She is 45 minutes away from our home but the extra drive time is absolutely worth it. We will be seeing Laura again in the future.
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This is the third time Bette has stayed with Laura and, as previously, she had an amazing time! She's always happy to see me, but not excited to leave, which is the best possible outcome a "mom" could hope for. Laura and her wonderful Doberman, Ana are the best. Ana is silly, affectionate, and playful without an aggressive bone in her body. She is happy to share her house, her yard, and Laura!
Laura LOVES the pups that stay with her and it shows. There's a large fenced in yard, a wonderful house, and lots of playtime, rest time, fun time. 5 happy stars!!!!
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Laura was a wonderful host to my Irish Setter, Maggie. She is very accommodating. When she ran out of Maggie's prescription food (my mistake) she called me and got more food from a local vet. I was very relieved since Maggie can only eat certain foods. Laura keeps me updated via emails and videos as to Maggie's antics which is always fun to receive when we are away. She plays with her and lets her run in her gorgeous fenced in yard. I highly recommend Laura for dog care.
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Laura has the most outgoing personality. Our dog Zeke took to her immediately. She is a very caring person who loves dogs and loves having them around. I do not worry about Zeke knowing he is in such great hands.
I don't know how we got so lucky to find Laura, she was the perfect match for our sweet girl. She took amazing care of her, she is happy and tired on our way home. I will not hesitate to schedule another vacation if I know Miya will be with someone as wonderful as Laura.
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Laura is WONDERFUL! We were nervous to leave our 11 week old puppy for the first time and the second we dropped our dog off we knew that he was in excellent hands. She was incredibly accommodating of our young puppy's needs and went as far as to learn all of our training commands to keep Barley's training consistent. Over the course of a 2 night stay, we received multiple email updates and many beautiful pictures. Her dog Ana was so kind and gentle with our little Barley, we couldn't have asked for a more positive experience.
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Another great stay with Laura! We left our golden retriever with Laura for 3 weeks while away on a road trip. Laura stayed in touch daily with photos, videos and written updates. We knew he was doing great!
Laura even took him to be groomed before we returned!
Laura is so sweet and accommodating. Her house is beautiful and clean. She has a great backyard.
My dog is going to miss her and her dog, Ana!
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Thank you so much to Laura!!!!! She was GREAT with Stitch! Stitch also seemed to have lots of fun with Laura ( he's down for the count.....hasn't moved since we've been home ).Usually stitch is a very nervous dog but not with Laura. She new just how to handle him. She's great call her today you won't regret it!!!! I'm glad we've found such a wonderfully, caring friend!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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My vacation was perfect because I knew Bette (my greyhound) was in the best place to be outside of her own home. In researching where to place her for the week, I looked at several boarding kennels. I was reluctant to place her in that kind of facility - not because there was anything wrong with them, but as a rescue race dog who spent most her her life in a cage, I felt that would be highly stressful. I stumbled upon Dog Vacay on the internet where I found Laura. We arranged a meet & greet and it turned out that neither Bette nor I wanted to leave! She is a happy, warm, and friendly woman whose love for dogs is obvious. Bette instantly felt comfortable with both Laura and her sweet, adorable doberman, Ana. They happily ran around the fenced in yard - Ana is extremely generous in allowing these strangers to come into her home, play with her toys, steal her pillow, run around her yard, and be affectionate with Laura. In addition, Laura sent daily updates and photographs which I really appreciated. If anything, my family wondered if Bette would want to go home with me! Thankfully, she did, but not without lingering for additional pats from Laura! I'm already booking another weekend with her!
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Laura is a fabulous host. She loves my Irish Setter and is very accomodating regarding drop off and pick up. She has a fenced in yard which is wonderful for dog play and exercising. I highly recommend her home environment and her hospitality!
I am so happy that we found Laura through DogVacay! In the past we have boarded our dog when we have gone away and he has come back with cuts and scratches, is anxious, and overall not himself and we knew we needed to find another solution. Well, we've found it! Murray just spent a week with Laura and we couldn't be happier with the experience. While we were away Laura kept us in the loop with frequent emails, pictures and videos. We got to see Murray playing fetch with the chuck-it, fetching golf balls that were chipped to him, playing with Laura's sweet dog, Ana, and relaxing in the sun. It was such a relief to know that he was having a good time. It's obvious that Laura loves what she does and genuinely cares about the dogs that she is taking care of. I've already given her contact information out to a few people! We will definitely be reaching out to Laura the next time that we travel.
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We just picked up our golden retriever after he spent 10 days with Laura while we were on vacation. Laura took wonderful care of our dog-I think he misses Laura and her dog, Ana already! I received daily updates about Gus and Laura often told us a funny story about something that happened which made us all laugh. She also sent tons of pictures and also videos.
He'll be staying with her again for 3 weeks in June/July and I know he'll be very excited to see Laura and Ana again. We couldn't be happier!
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Laura is a fantastic host. She is so positive and up beat. She takes great care of Maggie, our Irish Setter and is very compassionate. Laura is very careful to feed and care for her needs properly. Maggie adores Laura and is always excited to stay with her.
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We were really nervous about leaving our dog for the first time. Laura, put us completely at ease. Our dog had an absolute blast playing with Laura's dog, Anna! He came home content and exhausted! We are so glad that dogvacay.com helped us find someone that we can feel 100% comfortable leaving our dog with.
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Woof! My mommy told me for Christmas she was giving me a whole day at Auntie Laura's Doggie Spa. I love it there! Auntie Laura brushed my fur so much it was like getting a massage and I got a whole big marrow bone all for myself. My friend Ana and me were running and playing in the yard and having so much fun. Ana is fun to play with! We played until we got the sleepiness, and then we came inside for naps. Auntie Laura rubbed my ears so I could have a nice dream, and I did. It was the best Doggie Spa Day ever. I love Auntie Laura's house and I love my friend Ana!
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Woof! My name is Bella. Before I found my mommy, some bad people were mean to me. I'm really scared of new people because it's hard to tell who's bad until they hurt you. But I'll tell you who's good! She's almost as good as my mommy! Her name is Laura and she's really, really nice! She scratches my ears and brushes my fur just the way I like. I love her house. A nice girl dog named Ana lives there, and she's the only dog I know who can run as fast as I do. Laura takes us outside to run and play with each other all we want. Then we come inside to drink fresh, clean water and have our sleepy time. Laura scratches my head and gives me pets and kisses when I'm sleepy and I has happy dreams. I'm so glad my mommy takes me to Laura's house to play with Ana and get loves all day instead of making me ride in the car for her stupid air ends. What are "air ends" anyway?
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Laura is absolutely wonderful with dogs. My dog has a strongly introverted personality, completely energetic and devoted to me but very shy and reserved with strangers. I was nervous because Laura's dog, Ana, is an energetic, playful girl and Bella needs time to make friends with other dogs. Laura was awesome, alternating between giving them time together and time apart so Bella could adjust at her own pace. Also, her house has a fabulous set up. Indoor area that's safe for playing and a full acre of fenced-in space for outdoor playtime and exercise. I can always tell what kind of day Bella had without me if I leave her with someone. A good day? She's sound asleep. A bad day? She follows me around nervously making sure I'm not leaving again. Bella is presently asleep on the bed behind me, hogging the electric blanket. She had a great day and we will definitely use Laura's services again.
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Laura is an excellent host! Lovely home and large fenced yard, with a beautiful, playful yet gentle, happy-hearted Doberman. Thanks!
Laura was wonderful. My pup came home healthy, happy, and tired. Any questions I asked her she was prompt to respond with more than enough information to answer my question. I was skittish to leave my baby for the first time but Laura made it easier and took wonderful care of my pup. I really enjoyed all the photos she sent and all the diary entries were full of details of the days activities and helped me relax knowing my pup was having a good time. Thanks Laura!
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We left our two small dogs (20lbs each) with Laura and her dog, Ana, for a week in early September. She kept us updated daily with news and photos and put us at complete ease while we were away from them at a dog unfriendly resort in Stowe. They were happy and enthusiastic when we collected them at the end of our separation. Laura was a great hostess for our two and we do not hesitate to recommend her. The property has a big fenced-in yard so we were not worried that our two boys might get lost or otherwise be as risk. It was a great choice for a DogVacay experience.
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Laura is wonderful with dogs. She enjoys their company and they love her. Her home has a large fenced in yard that allows dogs to run and play. Her Doberman puppy loves company and is a joy. Laura was extremely accommodating regarding the administration of medications and regarding drop off and pick up times. I particularly enjoyed her enthusiasm and her love of animals. I would definitely recommend Wet Noses. My Irish Setter, Maggie, thanks her for her love and belly rubs!
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Laura was fantastic! She was extremely welcoming and attentive and we are so glad to have found her! Our pup came back so happy from a great day away :)
We needed to leave our 18-month old black lab for the first time while visiting Canada. We were so lucky to find Laura! She was so kind and caring and has the perfect property for running and playing with her sweet pup Ana. I felt so much better about leaving our Winston, knowing he was not locked up in a kennel all day. He ran and played and slept in his own bed in the house. He had a great time, and so we were able to as well. I would absolutely recommend Laura and would board Winston with her again in a heartbeat!
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Zippy was so happy! He had friends and playtime... We were ecstatic to find Laura!
Laura was the best care provider we have ever had for our dog. She truly enjoyed spending time with him and she gave him an unbelievable amount of attention. I am very, very picky when it comes to finding a place for my dog while I'm away. I think it would be impossible to find a better care giver. She sent daily email updates, including pictures and even a video.

Five stars for Laura!
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Yet another fantastic, happy experience with LAURA F !
Laura was absolutely amazing with our puppy Hershey. The best attention a puppy could want. He was so lucky to be able to have fun while we had fun. We will definitely be using her in the future when we head back up to VT. Love the photo and email updates. Put my wife and I at ease while we where out doing our thing. Such a nice place and so cozy for our little guy.
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Yet another fabulous experience for Mr. Chips at Laura's! You can tell when a dog is eager to exit the car, run to the house, greet the caregiver, that they are very comfortable in the setting. Our dog adores Laura Frey! She gives him such loving care, and sends us photos to share his adventures. Can not recommend her highly enough!
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Again, LAURA has provided our pup with a loving, fun and well-supervised vacation. Our dog is so very happy to arrive at her house! We could not be happier with her services and highly recommend her.
Our dogs had a wonderful time with Laura! They passed out the moment we got home and haven't raised their heads in the last couple of hours!

Laura was great, sending us updates, photos, and videos of the dogs over the weekend. They got to go on hikes and play in their amazing backyard with some new dog friends, and we never once worried about how they were doing. Laura and her husband were incredibly kind and accommodating, and we will certainly look them up the next time we go out of town! Thank you so much for a wonderful stay!!
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Laura provided us with what every dog owner would wish for when needing to be away - a caring, positive and affectionate place to be a home away from home for their pet. From the minute we left our golden with her, we had complete peace of mind. The care, attention and activities provided for our lad were nothing short of amazing. We will certainly be having Zeke take his own "vacation" again whenever we travel away from home. This is a dog lover who will give a quality experience for your pet.
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It was difficult for us to contemplate leaving our puppy for ten nights, but LauraF was absolutely awesome! She made sure he had plenty of romping, interaction and attention. Her daily updates let us enjoy OUR vacation, knowing that our dog was having the time of his life!
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