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Loren L.

35 Reviews
24 Repeat Guests
$45/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 2 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
All Ages OK
List of Pets OK for House Sitting
Dogs, Cats, Fish, Rabbits, gerbils, hamsters, or pet rodents, Caged birds, Reptiles

Loren's Resident Pets

Somewhere
Border Collie
Male
10 yr 3 mo old

Loren's Townhome

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

About Loren

17 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
I am a fulltime writer/editor and work from home, which gives me a flexible schedule for hanging with your pooch.

Currently, due to changes in the lease at my condo, I am unable to offer overnight boarding in my own home. I am looking to move soon, and am excited to get back to having dogs over for vacay with my own mix breed buddy Somewhere! I can, however, have dogs over for daycare. So if you just need a place for your pup to hang for the day, we can arrange that!

I also offer dog sitting on a daily and/or nightly basis at the owners home, along with dog walking, hiking and trips to the park. I can pick your dog up, take them on a long hike or to the dog park, or just hang with them at your house, whether for the afternoon or overnight! I find that this scenario is a better one anyway for most dogs, as they're able to keep their routine and sense of place intact. You can tell me about their schedule and show me a little of their world on the meet and greet, and I'll stay with them while you're gone, keeping their routine.

I don't have to bring my own dog with me when I do this. Different things work better for different dogs, but usually the people who hire me to do in-home care are doing so because their pups want to stay in their own environment, exactly as they're used to. I have two awesome roommates who watch my dog when I'm away. That being said, if your pup would be happier with a friend, I obviously *can* bring Somewhere with me!

A little more about me: I moved to LA from NYC in August of 2012, where I ran a dog rescue called Badass Brooklyn. In my last year there, I helped save over 400 dogs from high kill shelters in the South and thus have tons of dog experience! I have been working in dog shelters and rescuing dogs my entire life (it's a family thing) and I now do work for several rescues in LA and spend time with pups at LA city and county shelters doing temp testing. I have personally cared for 9 dogs throughout my life and have additionally fostered over 50. I "specialize" in large dog breeds and have a soft spot for "issue" dogs and discriminated breeds but I do love all shapes and sizes. So, bring on the toy poodles too :)

I can deliver medication, make vet visits, bathe, run and cuddle your dog - whatever you need. I am fine with dogs who have certain "ticks," as long as we talk them out beforehand and work through how to handle. No breeds are off-limits and size doesn't matter. I have been through everything with my clients and adopters and while I guess I'm not quite a dog professional technically, I'm as close as you can get amongst dog lovers!

(The photos above are of dogs I have solely parented or fostered for a long time pre-adoption.)
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Can administer oral medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Aggressive behavior
  • Leash Pulling
  • Advanced senior issues

Loren L.

35 Reviews
24 Repeat Guests
$45/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 2 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated November 28, 2016

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Course 101 Graduate
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Services & Rates

House Sitting Overnight At Your Home
$45 /night
  • Dogs will never be left unattended
  • Willing to travel 25 miles
Daycare At Loren's Home
$45 /day
  • Watches up to 1 dog /day
Dog Walking
$20 /half-hour
$30 /hour
  • Willing to travel 25 miles
Home Visits
$25 /visit
  • Willing to travel 25 miles
Baths
$20 /bath
Pick-Up/Drop-Off
$10 each way
  • Willing to travel 25 miles
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35 Reviews
We were away for a week. And Loren stayed at the house with the pups. She kept us informed on how things were going. Even sent s few photos! The house was just as we left it when we came back. And the pups were very happy, which is the best feedback of all:)
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Loren was fantastic! She was extremely responsive and checked in frequently. Much appreciated and would definitely recommend her :)
Loren was great with our puppy; she updated us everyday. Also sent us pictures of her. She was great!
Loren was a great house/dog/cat sitter!
Loren was so very professional. We had a meet n greet a few weeks before I needed her and she remembered all instructions thoroughly. She sent me pics of Zena when she arrived each day with a cute little update. She is officially our new dog walker and I will highly recommend her to my friends.
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Loren was a great doggie sitter. She came out a few days before to meet my 2 month old terrier mix, Teddy. On the day of pet sitting, she arrived on time. She sent me lots of great photos of my little guy during the day and plenty of text message updates. She even brought him with her when she went out to grab lunch or dinner as she understood he has separation anxiety. I would definitely book with Loren again next time I have to go out of town!
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I can't recommend Loren enough. My dog is older and recently had surgery, but Loren gave me complete confidence that everything would be taken care of while I was gone. She communicated well, giving me updates regularly, and just did a tremendous job overall. I will certainly be using her again.
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Lauren is awesome! She stayed at our place and watch our whole herd (2 dogs, 1 cat, fish) while we were out of town, and we felt 100% comfortable the entire time. She checked in regularly and sent some cute pics letting us know all was well. She even tidied up before we got home, and I know our guys are a messy bunch! Our pets were super happy, and we will definitely call her again anytime we need a sitter. Thank you, Lo!!
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Loren was GREAT! My pets took to her instantly. Very reliable and loved the pics she sent throughout the weekend.
I cannot boast about Loren enough. She came to get the key and meet my dogs, Max and Shadow, and take them for an initial walk, as my dog Max has trust issues. She was great with him, and even though he barked at her, she was calm and really earned his trust. By the end of the stay, Max was completely comfortable with her. She was kind enough to text me pictures and updates of the doggies, and they looked like they were doing great. She even stayed with them over the 4th of July with all the fireworks, and made sure they were okay. I'm thankful I found Loren and plan to use her whenever we go out of town again!
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Loren was so awesome and we feel so lucky to have found her after relocating from the east coast! We will definitely use her many more
Times in the future! She stayed at our home and left it clean and tidy and we knew our frenchie was well cared for -she sent pics or videos daily!
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Loren is great. The dogs love her. She sends a pictures everyday- and I think they are sad to see her go!
Loren was awesome with our big goofy border collie, who tends to go to pieces whenever we're away. Not this time -- we returned to a relatively calm and collected dog who clearly is very fond of her. All was well, and we look forward to the next time she can sit. Sue Cross
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Loren was great! She watched our two Goldens and they were very happy and healthy when we came home. I received lots of texts and updates while away (but not too many) and she also kept an eye on our house. Despite some el nino rain and some work being done on our front yard, Loren took care of everything with no drama at all. We will definitely be calling her again.
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Loren took very good care of our dog. She kept in touch everyday sending us daily pictures of our dog which we appreciated. Our dog, Nemecsek isn't really comfortable walking outside all the time but Loren was confident and was able to walk him around our neighborhood with no problem. I highly recommend her!!!
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Loren's a dog-whisperer. Instantly won over and worked magic with our high-octane border collie. Our dog usually is highly anxious about any separation, but we returned home after Loren's sitting to find a dog as happy and relaxed as we've ever seen her.
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Loren is wonderful! She's stayed here before and is our first choice when we travel. We got updates and lots of pictures! The pups loved her at first sight! We do too! She's awesome!
Loren was great! She stepped in at the last minute when another sitter backed out. My pup is pretty shy, but she's good with dogs and got him to warm up to her quickly. Good communication. Will definitely use again!
Loren was attentive and easy to communicate with. Our pups were healthy and happy when we got home!
We left on a week's vacation to Mexico. Loren was great! We received updates and pics everyday so we knew our pets and our house were well taken care of while we were away. We came home to very happy doggies. Highly recommend :-)
My dogs are pretty high anxiety but I could tell they were really at ease with Loren. She's quick with communication and gave me just enough update to make me feel secure without hindering my travel.
Loren is a great fit for our dogs. She is reliable, punctual, and a total animal lover. Draco and Brees warmed up to her immediately when she came over for the meet and greet. She sends text and picture updates. When we returned, they were happy and tired. We highly recommend Loren!
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Loren is a wonderful and reliable dog host, and our Aussie looks forward to her biweekly visits with her and her pup. Loren is always incredibly quick to respond to messages, sends updates and pics each visit with Maia, and Maia comes back to us at the end of the day tired and happy! We fully trust her with the care of our furry family member and know we can count on Loren. We highly recommend her!
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Loren is a dream. She's a total dog person and my older beagle who needs daily medications and treatments was in the right hands. He loved her and she texted me the cutest pics and even an adorable video. I was able to relax on my trip knowing she was there. She even drove my little guy to his acupucture and physical therapy appointment and back. She's the best!
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Loren has been a life saver! My dogs love their walk and play time with her and are so much more mellow when I get home. She's been awesome to work with - she responded to my meet and greet request immediately, setting up a schedule was super easy, and she sends pictures to me every day. I will definitely be working with her again!
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Lola always feels great here.
Loren is great! She responds quickly to my messages, is flexible with scheduling, and most importantly she is terrific with dogs. She has watched my pit mix just once so far, but we are definitely planning to use her in the future when we are in need of someone and she is available!

We have a dog who hates being left alone - and we hate leaving her. Both my husband and I often work evenings/nights, and Loren is very accommodating with our alternate schedule and varying work hours, coming over to keep our baby company for a few hours and walk her while both of us are at work. It really breaks up the time for our dog Sophia, leaving her happier and less anxious (us too).
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Loren did a great job taking care of our three dogs. She sent pics every day...this was the first time we used dog vacay. We feel soooo lucky to have chosen Loren. The pups loved her at the meet and greet as did we...without a doubt, we would hope she is available the next time we have to travel. We are going to tell everyone we know who has a pet about Loren!
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Second time with Loren. Loved that she sent cute pics of my pup while I was away. Scheduling drop off and pick up was easy. I know my dog has a great time at her home.
Loren is wonderful! She took great care of my little guy, Pansón. He came home happy (and tired) after spending the day playing with Somewhere. I'm sure Pansón is already looking forward to his next stay. Thanks so much!
Loren is a sweetheart. You can tell she loves taking care of the doggies. My dog is only 10lbs and he seemed to get along great with her medium sized dog. I'm sure he liked having a friend.
Loren was great. I gave her fairly little notice of needing a sitter and she was able to accommodate.


She had Zoey tired out by the time I came to pick her up, which is always a blessing! She kept me updated with pictures and was quick to respond. I would definitely use her again.
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Loren is always so amazing - she provides a loving home for my pet, sends me pics and texts with updates and works around my schedule. I can tell that she and her roommate and their wonderful dog make him feel like a member of the family.
Loren was great. She watched my pup for a week and kept me updated with photos. I felt at ease the whole time. I would use her again in a heart beat.
My dog has special needs and Lo was very sensitive to them and an extremely attentive caretaker. One of the things that I love about her is that she volunteers for rescue organizations and is a true dog lover. I just felt safe leaving my pup with her and her sweet dog, "Somewhere." She also sent lots of pics of him lounging around the house. I'll definitely be coming back!
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