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pet pamperer extraordinaire
Having traveled a lot for research and writing assignments, I know what it's like to worry about your pets and home while out of town. Luckily, I was always able to find someone trustworthy, allowing me to travel with peace of mind. I want to be that person for you.
I am an avid animal lover who's owned and raised numerous dogs, cats and horses. Over time, I became the go-to person for various neighbors when they traveled and wanted to know that their house and pets would be well cared for while they were away.
I am a writer based in southern California who often works remotely and loves visiting new areas, especially when starting a new project. Now that my own pets have passed on, (after very long and pampered lives), I really enjoy the opportunity to bond with a whole range of animals that I might not otherwise have met.
I have already completed multiple house/pet sitting assignments through this site and am always interested in exploring new situations. I am very kind, attentive and responsive to the needs of your pet residents... and very neat, clean and responsible towards your home. I've owned and/or rented several beautiful houses over the years and will treat yours with the same respect that I treated my own. I am low-key and quiet and other than some local hiking or exploration, will most likely be reading or writing... in essence, I'm a homebody very happy to play fetch with your dog, exercise your horse or stroke your purring cat's ears. As to exotic animals? Tell me what you've got and I'm probably up for the challenge. In fact, please get in touch and let me know your specific needs and any questions you might have for me. (*I have excellent reference letters & contact numbers in addition to any endorsements listed here... as well as a police background check).
We were so fortunate to find such a wonderful pet sitter! Laurie cared for our elderly cat as if he were her own. We could tell from the photos she sent that he was happy and relaxed during our absence. And when we arrived home (early due to the pandemic), it was very evident that they had bonded! We highly recommend Laurie as a pet sitter extraordinaire, and would welcome her back to our home in the future!
CHERI & JERRY (Corvallis Oregon, Mar 2020)
Laurie has been extremely conscientious and loving in her care and protection of our pets - 2 energetic dogs and 1 domineering cat. Our house has been well maintained and she communicates well. In the time we have spent together before or after the housesit, we have thoroughly enjoyed each others' company.
JEANNIE ( California, Oct 2018)
Laurie was our house sitter for 3 weeks in May of 2018.
She took wonderful care of our pets and home. Our two dogs, although loving and usually calm, can sometimes be anxious and perhaps not the easiest to care for, but Laurie had a loving, gentle approach and provided excellent care and exercise. Both our dogs and our cat were at ease and a sincere bond of friendship with Laurie developed easily. Laurie sent some pictures and gave us some updates which was nice. If she had questions they were ... MORELaurie was our house sitter for 3 weeks in May of 2018.
She took wonderful care of our pets and home. Our two dogs, although loving and usually calm, can sometimes be anxious and perhaps not the easiest to care for, but Laurie had a loving, gentle approach and provided excellent care and exercise. Both our dogs and our cat were at ease and a sincere bond of friendship with Laurie developed easily. Laurie sent some pictures and gave us some updates which was nice. If she had questions they were resolved easily through text or a phone call. In addition, our home was very well kept and VERY clean when we returned.
We recommend Laurie to anyone seeking someone that will provide excellent care to your loving pets as well as respectfully care for your home. If you have any questions do not hesitate to contact us through the website.
Mark and Jennifer
Two retired teachers
Central Coast of California
MARK AND JENNIFER ( California, May 2018 - 2 weeks 3 days)
Laurie is an amazing women so thoughtful and caring .
We could not ask for a better human being to take care of our pets and our home.
Since we have meet we have become good friends .
FAITH ( California, Aug 2015 - 2 weeks 5 days)
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