Response Rate: 100%
Response Time: Under half an hour

Services

Dog Boarding

$30
in the sitter's home
per night
Cat care, pick-up & drop-off, bathing / grooming

Hosting Preferences

0-15
lbs
16-40
lbs
41-100
lbs
101+
lbs
Additional Preferences
  • No Females in Heat

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
Laura can host up to 4 dogs per night.
Dog Boarding Cancellation Policy:

Laura's Photos

30%
of clients received photo updates

Reviews

9
repeat clients
35 Reviews

Natalya M.
Natalya M.
Jul 18, 2019
Verified Stay

We had an amazing experience with Laura. This was her first time sitting with a Beagle, and she did an amazing job. Constant update, a lot of pictures. It looked like Mikayla had a lot of fun hanging out with other dogs and being under the guidance of a professional. My dog has a pretty bad separation anxiety, and Laura made her feel very calm and happy. Thank you so much for taking care of ...

Laura M.
Ida M.
Ida M.
Nov 26, 2018
Verified Stay

Yoshi had a good stay!! Thanks for taking excellent care of our girl Laura!

Laura M.
Allen S.
Allen S.
Sep 5, 2018
Verified Stay

Laura was prompt to respond to all questions and dents lots of pics. My dog was so tired from all the play time she had :) would highly recommend.

Laura M.

About Laura

33
years of experience
  • Verified Background Check
  • Rover 101

PEACE OF MIND While You're Away :)

Please dont request until you've read my profile and policies.

TWO NIGHT MINIMUM. Please, no puppies under 8 months old.

***$30 - $40 a night PER DOG. Varies according to dog size/age/behavior/and special needs. I sometimes discount multiple dogs. Depends on the breeds and activity level, and whether its a high demand holiday. Please ask.

Please check availability by putting your dates in the system, not messaging me first to see if I'm available.

If ...

What Laura would like to know about your dog

REQUIREMENTS for the safety of all :)

No contagious skin or other contagious health issue.

No history of aggression. Is he food aggressive only? That can be dealt with, but I need to know.

Must be fairly socialized.

Owner must know before requesting service that their dog is good (not aggressive) with other playful dogs. I do not take chances with this.

No puppies under 8 months unless you assure me he/she is great in the house... potty trained and not destructive.

Must be housetrained and not a known marker. I totally understand accidents happen! Of course they do when dogs are in a new environment, but im talking about them being housetrained at your home or you can share the dogs routine with me.

Dogs over 15 lbs must be ok with stairs. I have two half flights. One downstairs to the back yard. They are wood with carpet treads. Had a few large older dogs that refused the stairs during meet and greet so we couldn't book

No new rescues or dogs new to the owner, mainly because theres no track record of behavior in this scenario. We can discuss this if you think it wont be a problem.

No known inappropriate chewers... cords, etc.

Please tell me if your dog tries to escape through the door, or fence jumping/digging, although im fanatically careful with all dogs when opening doors.

No dominant unneutered males. No overly dominant dogs in general, especially "alpha" males. My young male Jack Russell doesn't respond well to dominant dogs. Fighting is likely.

Unless older or mellow, my dog doesnt do well with energetic Huskies or male German Shepherds .

No females in heat or that may come in heat while in my care.

Crate trained preferred but not mandatory. We can talk about it if you dont feel its necessary at night.

Owner must understand and agree that fleas can happen, mainly late spring thru first freeze. They can be outside. They can get on your dog. It doesnt mean my house or pets are flea infested. I recommend using Frontline or another vet purchased product. My dogs are on Frontline, but i dont require you use a flea product. Just understand its ¨possible¨ theres a flea around.

That being said, PLEASE deflea your dog before the stay ,if you book, if you know he/she has them. If I find an infestation on the 1st day I will have to deflea the dog for a fee. So far that hasnt happened!

Please dont bring a filthy, smelly dog! It happened once and I would like to avoid that.

And last, Owner must understand BEFORE REQUESTING SERVICE that their dog will probably not be the only guest, yet there are times when it might be.. Its a revolving door sometimes... there may be 4 one day and 2 the next and 5 on the weekend. It varies widely. If you ask how many dogs iĺl have, i wont know exactly. But rest assured, I screen the dogs very carefully (as you see by these requirements) before agreeing to board. I ONLY take nice, friendly and healthy dogs, and never more than i can responsibly handle. This is my home that I love and I have my own dogs... no way I would take any chances. :) I have an excellent system that works very smoothly with multiple dogs in my home using multiple rooms/baby gates/ separated yard and indoor time. It all works out!

These requirements are for the health and safety of all involved!

THANK YOU!!!

Additional Skills
Oral Medication Administration
Senior Dog Experience
Can provide daily exercise
Injected Medication Administration
Special Needs Dog Experience

About Laura's Home

Lives in a House
Non-Smoking Household
No Children Present
Has a Fenced Yard
Has 2 Dogs, No Other Pets
Laura's Pets

Shooter

Jack Russell Terrier
3 years, 7 months old, 15 lbs.

Moxie

Toy Fox Terrier
11 months old, 6 lbs.

When Laura watches your pet

I am conservative when caring for client dogs. They are priceless. Safety is more important than unbridled "fun".

SAFETY IS #1 PRIORITY. Your dogs (or mine!) are never left in the yard while I'm not home. While home, they enjoy in/out access through a large doggie door. Dont worry, your dog doesnt have to be familiar with the dog door. :)

We play ball, fetch and tug and have a doggie (baby) pool. They get PLENTY of exercise running in and out of the dog door and following me around the house, and romping with their new friends! :) I can walk them around my safe neighborhood as well.

Some dogs usually tend to sleep peacefully in their own bed/blanket in my bedroom (or whereever they settle down). Many dogs do much better crated at night..

Each situation is different and I tailor each stay according to YOUR dog's needs! Small or toy breeds get a lot of lap time!

Although I do work, I'm a home body in the afternoons/weekends. When I have boarding clients , I try to schedule just a 6 hour day at my grooming shop . We hang out, lounge around and play together. or I sit out and observe/supervise.

Most of all, I truly love all animals and can't wait for the opportunity to love YOURS! Dogs LOVE staying with me for their own "vacation!" They are in good hands. :)

In Laura's Home

Dogs Allowed On Bed
Potty Breaks Every 4-8 Hours
Dogs Allowed On Furniture

Laura's Neighborhood

Laura's Neighborhood
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