Lauren C. - We Love Them When You Have to Leave Them

South Of Market, San Francisco, CA

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Lauren C. provides

Home Sitting

from $48 per night
Return Clients Only
83% response rate Sitter responds to most requests within 24 hours
Within a few hours Sitter responds within a few hours
100% of stays Sitter sends photos through Rover on every stay
Lauren C.'s Skills
  • First Aid/CPR
Lauren C.'s Home
  • Apartment
  • Non-Smoking Household
  • Has 1 Dog, No Other Pets
  • No Children
  • Dogs Allowed On Bed
  • Dogs Allowed On Furniture
About Lauren:

Reduce your worries while you’re away. Your dog will enjoy a fun and relaxing vacation and you’ll get photo updates.

I am a marketing professional in the pet industry living with my boyfriend, Mike. We have two dogs, Brando a mutt, and Squish, a french bulldog. We only take in one dog at a time so that your dog gets the one-on-one attention they deserve.

Both Mike and I work very close to home. I work only one block away. If you book during a week day the dogs will spend no more than 6 hours home alone. On weekends we try to plan things that include the dogs, including hikes and long walks.

Located in SOMA, your dog will make our home their home while you are away. We have a 1000+ sq ft apartment with two balconies and access to a Porch Potty. Our apartment community has a private dog park and plenty of courtyard space for walks. Feel good knowing you've left your best friend with a fun and caring family. We have a smoke free home.

I will keep in communication with you while you are away to let you know how your pooch is enjoying his/her stay. I send at least one picture update a day because I know it can be tough to leave your best friend behind.

Feel free to message me and ask me questions. We can even schedule a meet and greet at a nearby dog park to get acquainted. I am flexible with pick up and drop off times and want to make your dog's transition easy and your trip planning (at least when it comes to dog sitting) effortless.

Looking for a sitter to come to your home to watch your dog(s)? Give Shannon a try (/members/shannon-k-experienced-doghouse-sitter-for-hire/) she watches our guys when we go out of town.

About this sitter:
Mom to Mutt and Frenchie. Moved to San Francisco from Seattle. Originally from Phoenix.

Why I love dog sitting
I'm still trying to understand people who don't love dogs. I didn't have dogs when a was younger but as soon as I was able to have one of my own I took in an elderly Husky. I've since had a Boxer, a Great Dane, and now live with a French Bulldog and a mutt.

About my yard
We have a private balcony with dog door to a Porch Potty.

My experience administering medication
Pills in peanut butter is fun for all!

What Lauren needs to know about your dog

Is your dog good with other dogs, both big and small? What is your dog's normal schedule (peeing, pooping, eating and sleeping)? Does your dog know basic commands like sit/stay? Does she/he come when called? Does your dog need to be crated if we leave the house? Where is he/she used to sleeping? Is your dog good in the car? Are they up-to-date on vaccinations? Allergies?

When your dog stays in Lauren's home

Here's where we'll take our walks
During the week your dog will get a walking tour of SOMA. On the weekends we will partner those walks with a trip to a nearby dog park, if they are good at dog parks, of course.

Have an iPhone? Be sure to download the app for easy communication during your dog's stay.


Your dog's sleeping arrangement
Your dog can sleep wherever he feels most comfortable. That can be in a dog bed (we have many), on the couch or even in our bed!

Time I'll spend with your dog
I work at a dog-friendly office and if they are good with other dogs they can come with me. I will play with your dog until they are too tired to play anymore. Then they can snuggle with me and my pups!

This sitter accepts:

Maximum of 1 dog

  • Small (0 - 15lbs)
  • Medium (16 - 40lbs)
  • Large (41 - 100lbs)
  • Giant (101lbs and above)
  • Accepts puppies
  • Dogs who can wait at least 4-8 hours between potty breaks
Cancellation Policy: Moderate

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Age: 3 years, 5 mo. old
Weight: 23 lbs.
Breed: French Bulldog

Squish is our active French Bulldog. He loves to meet new people and cuddle up with his brother Brando. Squish is very sociable. He enjoys playing solo or with friends.

50 Reviews

Sara A.

January 20

Eleanor loves hanging with Lauren, Mike and Squish! I love all of the photos Lauren sends and I never worry about leaving her when she's with them :)

Aurélie L.

December 31

Hawaii is always spending amazing vacations with them :)

Britta S.

November 13

Thanks so much for another great stay!

Our dog is in vacations at Lauren's and Mike's. Nothing to add :). Just great!

Britta S.

March 11

Another great stay, and Elsa was super sad to leave Squish & the gang! We feel so lucky to have Lauren and Mike so close by and can't ever thank them enough for all the care they've given Elsa.

Britta S.

February 20

Thanks guys! Elsa came back happy and tired.

Alex S.

January 29

Roxy had another great stay with Lauren C. and her crew. Lauren was wonderful and sent pictures every day with updates on how Roxy was doing. Roxy came home happy, healthy and relaxed! Thanks for another awesome stay.

Britta S.

December 8

Thanks again for another great stay guys! Elsa loves staying with you and we love all the great photos and knowing how happy she is while we're away :)

Stephanie P.

October 26

Brandyn L.

October 22

My 5 month old pug, Henry, had a great time with Lauren and her pups (especially Squish). Henry stayed 6 nights with Lauren while my partner and I were out of town. She sent daily updates, pics, and videos. From the pics, it was clear Henry was having too much fun. I plan to book Lauren in the future and I give her my highest recommendation!


Amber C.

August 21
Lauren is awesome with dogs. She has so much love towards pets and will treat your loved one like they are a member of her family. My little dog loves to spend time with her Frenchie Squish and always comes home tired!

Denise Y.

September 24
Lauren and Mike are loving and attentive pet sitters. They are kind, reliable and truly love dogs. Dogs in their care always have fun and are made to feel like they are right at home.

Elaine S.

September 29
Lauren and Mike would be excellent sitters for your dog! They could not be in better hands. You can be sure your dog will be well-taken care of and will have lots of fun with their dogs, Brando and Squish.

Marie C.

October 16
Lauren and Mike are responsible, professional, experienced and loving dog sitters. They kept me updated throughout my time away and sent me tons of pictures. Lauren and Mike were very accommodating to my dog's special needs (diet and medicine) and made me feel comfortable knowing they would keep a close eye on him at all times. I would recommend them to anyone!

Sayumi I.

December 4
Lauren is wonderful - she is professional, kind, and easy going. She also sent me nice pictures while I was away. I already requested to Lauren again to take care of my 9 month puppy this month! I highly recommend her.