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I’ve grown up around dogs and want to help out responsible pet owners when at work or away. I will provide on leash walks or runs when necessary and give it a fun break during the day. The dogs I have cared for have ranged from small to large with varying energy levels. I have cared for senior dogs that require oral medications and those recovering from surgeries. I will be home full-time with a wide open schedule to help you out with pet care. Together we can give your dog it’s best life!
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I'm a recent UC Davis grad (B.S., Animal Biology) with nothing but time on my hands to help you to look after your fur babies. I’ve had a canine best friend since I was a toddler and have been fascinated with animals ever since. I am not species-bias and have experience working with / handling pigs, rodents, cats, birds, reptiles and, of course, dogs. Needless to say, I’m comfortable playing with, walking, and babysitting small and large dogs alike. The handsome man that you see in my profile pic (Cash - like Johnny Cash) is a rescue. When I first adopted him, he had separation anxiety, behavioral problems and digestive issues. I stuck by his side through all of it because I love him and made a commitment to provide him with lifelong care on the day I signed the paperwork and took him home. Rest assured that I’ll be empathetic and understanding in looking after your best friend!
Hi! For starters, I love being around dogs, always have and always will! I can't afford to have my own big slobbery fur baby right now, so this would help my puppy fever! I'm very outgoing and I love going on walks so why not make it more enjoyable with your furry friend, that way they're getting the exercise and you get the after walk snuggles! I just moved to the La Conner area but am willing to branch out towards Mount Vernon/ Burlington area.
“Nothings stronger than a bond with a dog”
I have had many years of professional and personal experience working with dogs! In my lifetime I have walked about 300 dogs and every single dog has its little quirks and I love seeing how spunky and how amazing every dog is in its own way. My dog is my world, and I treat every dog like they’re someone’s life and death, so I do everything in my power to keep them as safe and happy as I can!
Dog first aid and/or CPR, Can run with dogs, Oral medicine administration, Injected medicine administration, Senior dog care, Special needs dog care, High energy dogs, Training experience, Dogs who pull, Puppy care, Fast walker
“Love playing fetch, walking dogs, & spoiling them.”
My name is Lauren. I am a compassionate pet sitter who provides excellent care for dogs and cats in the comfort of their own home. I have a black pug named Harley who is 13. I have been taking care of dogs my whole life. I love dogs so much that I will play fetch with them and I can go on long walks. I'm always curious about finding new hiking trails and enjoy being outside. I have included pictures of some dogs I have taken care of in the past as well as my own.
Can run with dogs, Senior dog care, Fast walker
Once an active logging town, Big Lake is a quiet rural community about five miles east of the city of Mount Vernon. What Big Lake lacks in population, it makes up for with sweeping views of its namesake lake and the Cascade Mountains. Although the town of Big Lake doesn't have any veterinarians, there are 15 veterinary clinics just a short drive away in Mount Vernon should your pet need medical attention.
Big Lake has a couple of restaurants, a grocery, a resort and a nine-hole golf course. This small village is an extremely pawpular spot to enjoy a day of water sports on the lake. The Big Lake itself is a great place to kayak or canoe with your furry friend! There is a public boat ramp located on the southwest side of the lake for easy access.
If you’re looking for a fur-iendly hotel, the Best Western College Way Inn in Mount Vernon is happy to host people and their pets in their clean and updated rooms.
Also near Big Lake on the east side of Mount Vernon, you can enjoy a delicious meal at Fireweed Terrace Restaurant and Lounge at the Eaglemont Golf Course. Their menu features locally-sourced, homemade cuisine plus a dozen rotating craft beers on tap. You’ll have a great view while you enjoy a meal on their dog-friendly patio.
With gorgeous views and plenty of outdoor opportunities, Big Lake is one tiny town you and your pup are going to love.
Want to mix exercise and art? Check out Mount Vernon’s E College Way/ Riverside Dr neighborhood, about five miles from Big Lake. The Kulshan Trail runs through this neighborhood. This 2.5-mile paved trail is lined with lush vegetation and mature trees and features unique art sculptures created by local artists along the way. Walking, jogging, biking and skating are pawpular on this path. Leash your pup and explore this trail’s natural and artistic beauty. You’ll want to bring water and cleanup bags to keep the trail in pristine shape. Although there are many access points, a good place to start your walk is at the intersection of Riverside Dr and Alder Ln. Park on the east side of Riverside Dr and follow the signs for the trail to the northeast.
Just five miles from Big Lake, Mount Vernon’s City Center neighborhood is a pawsome place to take your pup. Get some exercise and see the city’s sights on the Skagit Riverwalk, west of Main Street. Easily access the .5-mile trail near the Moose Lodge on Division Street. Leash your dog and stroll on the paved path next to the beautiful Skagit River. You’ll have scenic water views on the west side of the path and see some of Mount Vernon’s quaint shops and restaurants to the east. If you work up an appetite, stop along the way at the Deli Next Door for a yummy sandwich and soup on their pet-friendly patio. There are lots of other neighborhood restaurants that welcome leashed dogs in their outdoor seating areas, including Calico Cupboard Old Town Café and Bakery, and Skagit River Brewery.
Looking for a pleasant spot to hang out with Fido? Head to the Hillcrest Park neighborhood in Mount Vernon, about five miles from Big Lake. The neighborhood’s namesake park has nearly 31-acres where you and your leashed dog can explore. While Hillcrest Park has the usual park amenities like a playground, picnic areas, restrooms and athletic fields, it also has lots of beautiful natural space with mature trees and gardens that make it a woofderful place for a walk. There are big open grassy fields and walking paths that wind through the park, too. It’s a good idea to bring water and cleanup bags.
Whether you’re a serious hiker or you’re just looking for a nice walk in the woods, you and your pup will love the Little Mountain Rd neighborhood in Mount Vernon, about five miles from Big Lake. The neighborhood’s Little Mountain Park has nearly 10 miles of trails for you and your leashed dog to explore. If you and Fido are looking for a challenge, check out the Little Mountain Park Loop. This 3.7-mile trail winds through beautiful lush forest and has amazing summit views. If you’re looking for a mellow walk, try the .2-mile Sidekick Trail that meanders next to a creek. Pack water and cleanup bags for your adventure!
If you’re looking for off-leash fun, check out Mount Vernon’s Bakerview Park neighborhood, just five miles from Big Lake. The neighborhood is home to a beautiful 39-acre park that shares the same name and has tons of fun things to do! There will be lots of tail wagging in the off-leash area, Bakerview Dog Park. This fenced-in area is flat and grassy, making it pawsome for a game of fetch. There are large and small dog zones, a picnic table, doggie water fountains in warmer months, and cleanup bags. Bakerview Park also has wide open fields and walking paths where your leashed pup is welcome. There’s lots of other fun things to do for the rest of the family at this park, including a skate park, a BMX track, a basketball court and a playground.
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