Hello fellow pet lovers, I am Lauren and a 32 year old animal lover.
Update: I have just recently started a full time Mon-Fri job so my pet services availability has had to decrease.
I am available for Pet Hosting to look after your pets at my house, for Pet Sitting to look after your pets at your house or I can conduct early AM or late afternoon/nightly PM house visits to check up on, feed and play with your pets.
I offer dog walking when included with Pet Hosting, Pet Sitting or House Visits but unfortunately are not offering regular Dog Walking as a seperate service.
As I will be away from home approx 715am to 445pm Mon-Fri, I can only Pet Host or Pet Sit animals that are used to having their owner away from home during the day.
I am the type of person who wants to pat all the dogs. I love spending time with animals and treat all pets with the same level of love that I give my own pets.
I have a 11 year old long haired domestic cat named Sir Socks. I adopted Sir Socks from the Cat Haven in 2014. He’s super independent and likes doing his own thing but then other times he’s super affectionate and wants to be on my lap. He’s okay with other animals but mostly keeps his distance but has a watchful eye over them. I can only Pet Host dogs that are either cat friendly, cat curious in a playful way or scared of cats so they just completely avoid Sir Socks.
I have a 5 year old German Shepherd named Filip who I share ownership with my brother (majority of the time at my brothers). When at my brothers house, Filip lives with a Pug named Molly, a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel named Louie, a cat named Martha, some ducks and chickens which they all co-exist together. He is super social, affectionate and has the most beautiful nature with animals big and small. I don’t usually have Filip when I’m pet hosting other dogs but if your dog enjoys the company of other dogs then I can have him at my house.
I have a reliable car (Hyundai ix35) which suits all dogs. I have a secured backyard with grass and an undercover area. I’m happy to have dogs inside as I feel that animals are a part of the family.
I would love to spend some time with your pets as I will provide them with a safe and loving environment. I always complete a free meet and greet prior to booking approval of first time clients for all services.
If you are interested you can follow me on Instagram at madpaws_lauren and/or Facebook at Pet Services By Lauren.
NOTES: For dog walking it is $16 for 30mins, $20 for 45mins and $24 for 1hr. It is $5 for an additional dog. Dog walking is included free with Pet Hosting and Pet Sitting, and is 50% off when booked with a House Visit.
For house visits located more than 20km from my house in Secret Harbour, a $2 surcharge per session will be added to the booking price, at time of booking approval.
When pickup or drop off is added to a booking, the fee of $5 is charged for up to 19.9km from Secret Harbour. A distance of 20km to 39.9km from Secret Harbour will be $10. A distance of 40km to 59.9km from Secret Harbour will be $15. Anything over 60km from Secret Harbour will be $20. This fee will be added to your booking at time of booking approval.
A slight surcharge is applied for 2021 public holidays....
Children at home
Pets sleep indoors
Pets sleep outdoors
A full refund will be offered to Pet Owners if they cancel up until 7 days before the booking at 12 noon. After which Pet Owners will be charged 50% of the total booking value.
Accepts last-minute bookings
Accepts long-term bookings
Reviews & Testimonials
House Visiting - Feb 19, 2021
As always Hank had a fabulous time with Lauren ! Thank you so much Lauren. It’s so good to know Hank is in the best care with you. …
Lauren was fantastic. She is very reliable yet flexible, which is just what we need. She sent through adorable pictures of her time with Henry and it looked like he was very happy with the company and well looked after! I highly recommend Lauren and will definitely be using her whenever I need a sitter 🙂…