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Lazy Brown Dog
Special needs ◆ Trusted overnight care ◆ Professional trainer's home 

Leaving your dog when vacationing can be so stressful. Oh how I feel your pain. I've been there so many times. When a dog has unique needs, having limited boarding options adds even more worry to the already-stressful travel process. 


Dogs with special needs – and their humans – deserve stress-free vacations too. That's why I offer trusted, overnight care for reactive dogs, fearful or shy dogs, anxious dogs, dogs with separation-related issues, senior dogs, and dogs with other special needs.

Your dog will be a VIP guest in my home and be treated like royalty. Although training is not part of VIP Boarding, being cared for by a professional trainer and behavior consultant can be tremendously beneficial for dogs with special needs. Cuddles are unlimited, training is not included.



Boarding Consultation

After you complete the intake form below, I'll get in touch about booking the consultation at my home (located in 60646). We will discuss your dog's unique needs in detail as your dog enjoys positive associations with me and my home. We will decide together if a stay would be a good fit, and if so, book the planned stay or a trial stay. 


Trial Stay for Some Dogs

In some cases, a trial stay ahead of your planned stay might be necessary to make sure your dog is comfortable with me and my home. We will determine at the consultation whether a trial stay is needed, and how long it should be.


Boarding Stay

Your dog will live in my home, be treated like royalty, and have fun! Each stay includes memory foam dog beds, fuzzy blankets, couches, human beds, enrichment opportunities, play and games, peaceful walks, and unlimited cuddles and smooches. I'll send photos, videos, and text updates throughout the stay.

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Boarding Consultation 

This consultation is approximately one hour


Boarding Stay

Fee is based on specific needs

Additional fees apply for holiday weeks

Reactive or anxious dogs starting from 

$150 per day


Other dogs starting from 

$125 per day

For dogs with separation anxiety or who are uncomfortable with strangers, please make sure to read the first two FAQs here.

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