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Laura R.

17 Reviews
12 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 2 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
All Ages OK

Laura's House

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Large Yard
100% fenced
Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture

About Laura

30 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
Why should you consider trusting your precious pup to my care? These 7 reasons may be important to you:
- Your dog(s) will have 100% of my care and attention! I only host one client's dog(s) at a time.
- I am a totally devoted dog lover. Dogs come first in my book. Caring, paying attention to their needs, ensuring they are happy puppies... makes me happy!
- I'm comfortable with very large dogs, and also have experience with dogs who experience separation anxiety issues.
- I follow your directions! Your wish is my command regarding meals, walks, verbal commands to use, toys, and any other special instructions.
- I am a mature, dependable adult; have raised children; own my own home; no smoking, no drugs! You can trust me to make responsible decisions in an emergency.
- I have a big yard that outdoorsy dogs really enjoy; and it's also fine for your pup(s) to stay indoors with me.
- I have a quiet home (kids grown, beloved pets long gone) where I spend most days doing internet research and writing; lots of time for hanging out with your pet(s) and squirrel watching. I'm also within a short walk of the dog park and hiking trails, if that's appropriate to your pet's disposition.
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Can administer oral medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery

Laura R.

17 Reviews
12 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 2 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:


  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated January 25, 2017


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.
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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.
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Premium Pet Insurance, 24/7 Customer Support and Daily Photo Updates!

Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Laura's Home
$60 /night
  • Watches up to 2 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
$40 /day
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/day
Dog Walking
$30 /half-hour
$30 /hour
  • Willing to travel 5 miles
$10 each way
  • Willing to travel 15 miles
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17 Reviews
Laura took great care of our labradoodle. When we booked, Laura scheduled a call and asked many questions about our dog schedule and preferred activities. While our dog was with her, we received daily reports, including pictures and a list of activities. Our dog was clearly "at home" at Laura's place. I highly recommend Laura for dog sitting.
Fabulous experience. Laura is a true dog lover. My little guys had a great time and look forward to coming back :)
We had a fantastic time with Laura! She took great care of our pup Rusty; he had such a good time that I don't think he wanted to come home! Laura gave him lots of exercise and attention as well as plenty of outdoor access, and she sent multiple updates to me each day while we were away. I felt completely at ease leaving Rusty in her care and will definitely use her again for our next vacation. Thanks Laura!
Laura was so wonderful to take care of our two Norwegian Elkhounds at her home on the day of our move. Just knowing that they were comfortable and well cared for by a fellow dog lover in a nice environment was so important to us. She was responsive, took really good care of them, and kept us informed. We will definitely reach out to Laura again if our dogs need daycare or boarding.
Laura was great match with and for Keyser who can some times be a little shy and likes the quiet more than crazy. Laura continuously sent us pictures of what they were up to which was great to see he was enjoying himself. I would recommend highly recommend Laura!
My husband and I tied the knot this weekend (March 2016) in the Bay Area, and much as we love our dogs and wished they could have been at our party, a 200+ person wedding is a little overwhelming even for the best behaved of dogs.

We wanted to make sure that they would be in good care, and we are so happy Laura was able to help us out! We were impressed by how comfortable our dogs were with her and how prepared she was from our first meet and greet. We appreciated her being able to accommodate our need to change her start time once we realized how much the weather that weekend was going to affect our wedding (a very wet and windy weekend!).

We will be happy to work with Laura in the future!
I always feel comfortable leaving my dog in Laura's hands. She is caring, and my dog loves her. Enough said.
Laura was fantastic! Our puppy was so happy with her. I was worried Piper wouldn't want to come home with us. We got photos and stories of Piper's adventures everyday. Piper came back to us as happy and healthy as when we dropped her off. Laura welcomed Piper as if she was her own dog.
Mac loves his time with Laura, he is so happy to go and then tired and content when I pick him up! We are so very happy we found her!
Laura is great! Our boy Kimo had knee surgery last month and is 1/2 way through his critical recovery period. Laura's personalized service was exactly what the doctor ordered, allowing us to get a bit of break for an afternoon!

Wonderful woman and she and Kimo hit it off right away - highly recommended!

We've been looking for a responsible, mature individual to care for our dog while we travel abroad. Laura is a perfect person. She is caring, responsible and trustworthy. I cannot ask for a better dog sitter.
Second time my dog stayed with her, he got so excited to arrive at her house and to see her! That was just an added reassurance to me!
Laura was great about working with our dog with separation anxiety. She was very attentive to his needs and extremely understanding, flexible, and communicative. Laura really went above and beyond expectations, and we are extremely grateful to her. We would recommend her to anyone.
So happy with Laura. My dogs got all her attention and care. She loves to walk and so do they. We couldn't be happier. Sherry
Laura has a calming presence that I really appreciate. My doggie came home happy and I got the sense he got the perfect balance of attention and exercise. Laura seemed to be very intuitive when comes to what your pup needs.
Laura was a great host for our dog Crouton. He has some separation anxiety but she made him feel right at home. Before our first booking, Laura asked great questions and took extensive notes about Crouton's habits, behavior and preferences. During his stay she sent several pictures and updates to let us know how he was doing, and it looked like he was having a great time! We will definitely book with Laura again.
My dog Colt stayed with Laura for a couple of nights and I had complete confidence that he was in good hands. She is responsible, calm and gentle and he immediately felt at home in her house. She asked questions and took notes about his care and gave me regular updates. Best of all she doesn't have a dog in her house and so I felt my dog would get all her attention which was very important to me because he's an older dog with a special diet and medications. He went on long walks and totally enjoyed his stay. I would definitely recommend Laura and book her again the next time I need a sitter.
Laura was fantastic. My dog is good with people but he can get territorial with other dogs - especially if he or another dog are on a leash. Laura was so good with him. He was sleeping on the way home from the exercise he received. She was also flexible with drop off and pick up. Finally, I feel ok going on a trip....what a relief.
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