BEHIND THE LEASH
Hi, I'm Lauren, the animal lover behind the leash! From a young age, I've been surrounded by and passionate about animals of any and all kinds. I grew up with two Weimaraners, a Golden Retriever, a rabbit, a cockatiel, and an alligator (yes, really, an alligator)! In high school, I began to delve into the world of animal welfare when I started dog walking as a volunteer at the humane society in Green Bay. From there, my passion continued to grow rapidly.
I always knew animals would play a large role in my life in one way or another. I've fostered dogs through multiple organizations in addition to volunteering in the Milwaukee community. Along with my volunteer experience, I've pet sat/walked over the past 10 years through various platforms and also have professional experience in the animal world. I previously worked at an emergency & specialty veterinary clinic in customer service and most recently, a local humane society in marketing and outreach.
Fast forward to now; I live in Bay View with my fiance, Kurtis, and our three dogs - Alfie, Bama, and Cannoli. I began to understand how nerve-wracking it was to find a sitter who understood each one my dogs' unique personalities and habits. I had an especially hard time trusting anyone with Bama, our dog reactive three-year-old rescue who also happens to be very sensitive and have many challenging, yet charming, quirks.
I want to provide the care to you and your pet(s) that I have always searched for when it comes to my own pets. Pets truly are family, and there is no one who understands that better than me.
SERVICES & RATES
*** Three levels of walks available
LEVEL A: 15 minute “potty & play” = $15 (plus $5 additional dog) 15 minute "potty & play" includes your pooch getting leashed up to go potty/quick stroll but not a full "walk". Includes playtime and additional services such as feeding, medications, fresh water, enrichment, etc.
LEVEL B: 30 minute walk = $20 (plus $5 additional dog) 30 minute walk for the pup who needs to stretch their legs & get some good sniffs! Includes playtime & additional services such as feeding, medications, fresh water, enrichment, etc.
LEVEL C: 60 minute walk = $30 (plus $5 additional dog) 60 minute walk for the pooch who needs to burn some energy - both mental and physical! Includes playtime & additional services such as feeding, medications, fresh water, enrichment, etc.
* 10% discount on 10 walk package
* 15% discount on 20 walk package
*** available for all walk levels
In-Home Pet Sitting
For the comfort of your own pet, I only offer pet sitting in your home. This allows for your pet to maintain their normal routine while receiving high quality care and attention.
Paw-jama Party: $60/night
In-home pet sitting in the comfort of your pets's own home! This includes one 30 minute drop-in visit during the day. Additional drop-in visits and walks available for added fee. This allows for your pets to remain in their normal environment and routine. Typical overnights are a block of 10 hours (ex: 9pm - 7am) but are flexible depending upon your pet's needs!
*Pricing covers 2 dogs and any cats/fish/small critters. Additional $10/night per additional dog (beyond two dogs)
*Receive a 10% discount on bookings of 5 nights or longer
Don’t see a specific service you’re looking for? Please reach out and I’d be happy to chat about your specific needs!
DROP-IN VISIT: 30 minute visit = $15 (plus $5 additional dog) — this covers in-home visits for all pets! Dogs, cats, rabbits, guinea pigs, birds, etc.) Includes playtime and additional services such as feeding, medications, fresh water, enrichment, etc.
***45 minute visit available for $22 (plus $5/additional dog)
***1 hour visit available for $28 (plus $5 additional dog)
DOG’S DAY OUT: Starting at $40; Is your dog an adventurer & wants to go for a longer hike (60mins+) in a scenic county park? Having visitors over & need your pet out of the house for a few hours? Inquire for pricing, dependent upon specific needs.
TRANPSORTATION & MORE: Starting at $10; Not able to bring your pet to the vet? Do you want your pooch to be a part of your wedding day? Need to be dropped off somewhere special? Inquire for pricing, dependent upon specific needs.
Deals for Paws
Refer a friend & receive $5 off your next TWO services booked & they’ll receive $5 off their first TWO services booked!
Have you recently adopted from a local organization? Receive $5 off your first service for your new family member!
Are you currently fostering a pet through a local organization? First of all, thank you for fostering! Please reach out to discuss a discounted rate for your foster pet!
Lauren has been my go-to pet sitter for the past 4 years. As an older dog with some health issues, sometimes needing medication, my mom is extra cautious when it comes to finding the perfect pet sitter. Whenever I stay with Lauren, my mom knows I’m in great hands, and can enjoy a vacation with peace of mind, knowing I’m safe and having fun!
Marge & Emily
Our dog Brandi was mistreated in her early years and it can be difficult for us to find a dog sitter with whom she feels comfortable. That has never been a problem with Lauren. Lauren has taken care of Brandi for over three years when we require a dog sitter. There is no person better for Brandi than Lauren. Lauren goes above and beyond expectations and we never worry about Brandi when she is with Lauren. We would recommend Lauren for all of your dog care needs. She is awesome!
Paul, Lori & Brandi
I recommend Lauren to everyone! My two kitties are my world and I know when she watches them, they will be treated as if they were her own! Ernie is a shy little guy and he came out for snuggles and play time when Lauren was over. From then on, I knew it was a purrfect fit.
Henley, Ernie & Sophie
QUESTIONS & ANSWERS
How does the process work?
Thank you for your interest in pet services through Cream City Pet Crew! What's next?
1. Send me the services/dates you and your pet are interested in!
2. We'll schedule a good time to meet to discuss further details.
3. I'll meet with you and your pet and learn all about your pet's likes, dislikes, their routine, how to gain entry into your home, etc.
4. If we're a good match, I'll send you a client contract. At this time, a deposit is required for overnight services. A deposit is not required for other services.
5. Once a contract is received you will officially be secured on my schedule!
6. I will inform you via text once I begin service and will send you a report upon completion! (Did your pet potty? eat? explore a new place? etc.) Remainder of payment is due at this time.
Why Cream City Pet Crew?
With my extensive experience in the animal welfare industry and 10+ years of pet sitting, I am confident in my ability and desire to provide you and your pet(s) with the most trustworthy, reliable, and caring experience. I have a wide variety of experience within the pet/animal welfare industry! For this reason, I am knowledgable when it comes to reading behavior, medical needs, and best practices in pet services.
My experience includes:
- 10+ years of pet sitting
- Client services at an emergency & specialty veterinary clinic
- Fostering through various local organizations
- Volunteer dog walking at two humane societies
- Local community outreach volunteer work in the animal welfare industry
- Marketing & outreach at a local humane society
- Experience with dog-reactive & leash-reactive dogs
- Experience with submissive, nervous dogs
- Medication administration for dogs, cats & rabbits (including administering insulin)
Are you insured?
Yes! I am insured through Pet Sitters Associates. This ensures that I receive insurance coverage for the pets in my care, so you, as a pet parent, and I have peace of mind!
How do you gain access to my home?
At the time of our meet and greet, we will discuss details such as the best way to gain entry to your home (extra key, door code, garage code, etc.) All information is kept confidential and safely stored.
Does CCPC provide supplies?
Yes, I come with my own supplies for every walk! This includes poop bags, water, portable water dish and leash. The only thing I will need from you is to provide your dog's preferred harness/walk gear.
What about weather?
It is Wisconsin, after all! I am more than happy to continue services, rain or shine, sleet or snow! If your pet is comfortable and conditions are safe, we will carry on. If not, the service time can be used for indoor playtime or abbreviated walks. During hot summer days and extreme cold, I will use my judgement to determine the best way to proceed. Due to my background, I am confident in my ability to do so. Your pet's comfort and safety ALWAYS comes first.
SCHEDULE YOUR COMPLIMENTARY MEET & GREET
Please get in touch to schedule your complimentary meet and greet! Please include type of pet, city you're located in, dates you're interested in booking, and general days/times that work for you to meet.
COVID-19 Update: Virtual Meet & Greets available as well!
Please fill out the form below or call/text 920-562-4727 to schedule today!