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Lauri's Pet Sitting Service

- Love all animals.

- Home pet care expert.

- Over 15 years of experience. Certified dog sitter.

- Trained in dog first-aid and CPR.

- Verified Background Check on Rover.com.

- Affordable Pet Sitting Rates

- Service Areas include Seminole Heights to S Tampa.


About Lauri's Pet Sitting Service

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I am a service that take pride in a safe, reliable and fun service. I treat your dogs as if they were our own.

We serve the Tampa Bay area with reward based dog training, creating a positive and, most importantly, effective experience for you and your dog.
I also offer a unique service where I will visit your pet at their home in order to feed, hydrate and provide attentive company during the day.

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Do you have a Vet appointment but no longer can attend? We can take care of it for you by transporting your pet back and forth to the vets.

With the approval of Stella Rosa, we welcome your pet into our home for an extended stay.
Finally, if you need to transport your pet from location A to location B – we can offer a reliable, safe and comfortable journey for your pet.

Testimonials

Lauri watched our puppy for a weekend getaway and she was great! Gave updates throughout the entire weekend with photos of my pup. She was very responsive and pretty flexible with everything. Certainly recommend her!
Lynette T.Review from Thumbtack
Ralphie had a great weekend staying at Lauri's! She was able to accommodate us at the last minute for a holiday weekend and sent me many pictures and texts throughout the weekend. Ralphie came back happy and tired from playing all weekend. We would definitely stay at Lauri's again!
Jess H.Review from Rover.com
Lauri was wonderful! She was so good to my dog Ollie. I was very pleased with how she took care of him and I would definitely recommend her to anyone who is looking for a dog sitter! I will definitely book with her again! Thank you Lauri!
Samantha F.Review from Rover.com
want to thank Lauri for taking such good care of Logan. I booked Lauri to watch my cocker spaniel for the weekend. When I dropped Logan off she told me about all the plans she had for the weekend. I know Logan had a great weekend. She took him to the dog park, farmers market and he ran and played with her dog in her great backyard! She text me pictures daily and sent updates about how Logan was doing the whole time. I will use Lauri again to watch Logan when I am out of town. She is GREAT!!! Thank you so much!
Katie R.Review from Rover.com
Lauri has dog sat for both my Doberman and Lab for many years. Stella loves big friends. She takes very good care of them and loves animals. They go on walks and play in the parks for hours. Her large back yard is just perfect. Traci
Traci C.Review from Rover.com
"Lauri was incredible with my dog who is shy and generally does not like people. She sent pictures of her to keep us updated and Rolla ended up loving her!! Best experience we've had so far in terms of someone looking after the dog while we go away, will definitely go back to Lauri for business."
Emma W.
My dog Renegade has major separation anxiety so it is hard to find someone to stay with him 24/7, Laurie watched him for an entire night last night and things went well. I received photos and updates on Renny throughout the night. Laurie was very flexible on schedule. Renny seemed to have a great time and acted like he wanted to stay over longer! I would definitely use Laurie again and recommend her as a sitter!
Randi R.
"My dogs, Ponce and Ellen, had a great time with Laurie. They loved their walks along the Hillsborough River and playing in Laurie's great backyard. Laurie kept me in the loop daily with texts and photos! Definitely plan to use Laurie again!"
Thumbtack - Karen G.
Lauri and Stella were great with Mila. Mila is still a puppy with high energy and they were awesome with her. Lauri was very sweet and we had a long meet and greet which helped me feel comfortable and knowing that Mila was in good hands. During the stay Laurin sent pictures of Mila having fun though out the day. I would highly recommend Lauri and we plan on doing sleepovers in the future.❤️
Yvette S.Review from Rover.com
Lauri has the perfect home, yard and neighborhood for a doggy vacation. She watched our field spaniel for a long holiday weekend and made everything very easy. They receive multiple walks, and lots of attention. I would visit her again.
Heather C.Review from Rover.com

HOW DO I GET STARTED WITH YOU?

The first step is to call or email with what you are looking for as far as services. Most inquiries will fall under a service listed on our webpage, but we are happy to accommodate you if you don’t see what you are looking for. Don’t be afraid to ask! Following the initial inquiry, we will set up a free consultation for us to come by, meet the family and pet(s), and learn the pet’s routine and anything else you would like us to keep up with regarding your home (closing blinds, mail, plants, etc.).  If we are providing our home boarding service we will set up a “Meet & Greet”.  We also ask that you have a key copy ready for us at this visit so we can test it and have it ready for when you need us. There will be a $10 key pick up charge for additional trips to pick up keys. You can chose to have your keys returned after your service period or to allow us to keep them on file for the next time (also convenient if anything last minute comes up or you get locked out). That way, the next time you need pet care help, all you will need to do is contact the office with your trip/travel details and we will be ready to go!


WHEN SHOULD I MAKE MY RESERVATION? WHAT KIND OF CHARGES ARE INVOLVED WITH LATE SCHEDULING/CANCELING?

Ideally, as soon as you know what you need! However, we know that things change and that things do come up last second sometimes. Last minute scheduling or changes (cancellations, added visits, etc.) are subject to additional charges sitter will be available. Visits that are canceled with less than a 7 day notice are subject to the total scheduled service fee. Quick Break visits that are canceled on the day of will be charged 50% of the service fee. If we arrive at your home and the pet is gone or are then notified that a visit is not needed, client will be charged the full amount. Last minute visits are available for when you are stuck at the office, etc. and need someone to come by and walk and/or feed your pet last minute. Charges for this service range from $25-$30 depending on the time of requested visit and how much “heads up” we have. If you return early without notifying us, you may be charged for visits for that day.


WILL I GET THE SAME SITTER EACH TIME?

We know that clients and sitters like consistency and we try our best to have the same sitter available to you whenever you need service. However, we do like to have a “back-up” sitter familiar with you and your pets in the chance that your usual sitter has an emergency or is unavailable. Booking ahead will help assure that you are already on your personal  sitter’s schedule. In the case that they are unavailable, arrangements can be made to meet with an available sitter that best meets you and your pet’s needs.


HOW ARE PAYMENTS HANDLED?

We accept cash, PayPal and checks. Clients who are leaving for vacation or traveling can leave payment for the sitter at their first visit or pay via PayPal.  If you choose to pay by check your payments can be mailed to the office or left for your sitter and checks should be made out to Lauri Berntsen.  Cash is always the preferred method of payment.


HOW DO YOU KNOW IF YOUR SITTER HAS COMPLETED THE VISIT?

It is our policy to leave a note at each visit. Notes document everything accomplished during each visit, including feedings, anything that happened on our walks, pet’s behavior, etc. in addition to anything else we may have noticed. We provide a Daily Visit Report Card for pets we see on a regular basis and clients are encouraged to write back with any comments, concerns or suggestions.


WHAT AREAS TO DO YOU PROVIDE SERVICES TO?

We provide services to all of the South Tampa area and parts of Seminole Heights. If you are in a surrounding neighborhood and wish to utilize services, let us know and we may be able to make arrangements.


Rates

Quick Break Visit/Walk: $15 for a 20-30 minute visit. Available Monday – Friday between the hours of 10 am 4 pm. Includes short walk/bathroom break, fresh water, play time and treats. This is ideal for your busy work week. Weekends reserved for boarding customers.

Regular Visit/Walk: $20 for a 45 minute visit. Ideal for when one is out of town, on vacation, etc. Includes walk/bathroom break, fresh water, any feedings, litter box cleanings, medications and any small household tasks (bringing in mail, closing blinds, watering plants, etc).* Small discounts may be provided for those needing visits for an extended period of time.

Extended Visit/Walk: $30 for extended visit 90 minute visit. Add another 45 minutes to a regular visit for only $10.

Last Minute Visit: $25-$30 for a regular visit that is scheduled within 2 hours of desired time. Ideal for when you are stuck at the office or unable to return home in time for your pet’s usual walk or meal. Cost dependent on time of call and how much “head’s up” we are given.

Vet Visit:$35 per hour. Includes pet pick up, waiting at office ( if appropriate), and drop off back at home. Will bring home any medications or instructions related to visit (can also pick up prescriptions at the pharmacy outside of vet visits!).

Dog Park Visit: $35 per hour. Extra fees for more than 2 dogs (requires extra sitter). Includes transportation to and from your home, and at least one hour at the park. Only friendly dogs with valid rabies vaccines are eligible.

Pet Bathing: $20-$25 depending on pet size. Includes washing with pet’s shampoo, drying and brushing We do not provide grooming services but would be happy to take your pet to and from Stella Rosas groomer.

“Sleep Over” options: Base packages are $70. Includes flexible arrival and departure times. Drop off and pick up times must be confirmed and the Meet and Greet. Close proximity to the airport.

Concierge Services: $25 an hour. Picking up laundry, going by the post office, etc.

Supply Pick up: $10 plus the cost of supplies. Ideal for when you need more pet food or just realized you need something from the grocery store, pharmacy, etc.

Waiting on repairman/cable guy/etc: $25 per hour. Includes short bathroom break and play time for dogs during visit.

Contact Us

Please fill out the form below to contact us via email or simply send an email to berntsen11@gmail.com. If you prefer you can give us a call at (813) 334-5318. We look forward to hearing from you.

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