The Sporty Dog Austin
Lauren Spears

Pet Sitter/Dog Walker

The Sporty Dog is a Professional Certified Pet Care Company established in Austin, Texas in 2008, providing the very best Pet Care you need 365 days a year, whether day or night, weekend or holiday. We LOVE dedicating our life to spending time with your Pets and making it a positive experience!

When you choose The Sporty Dog, you will get a Highly Qualified Pet Professional who will customize the care for each pet(s) individual needs on a personal level. Ultimately giving you the Peace of Mind knowing your "littlest or biggest" family member is given the very Best personal attention that we would give to our own pets, in your own home, where sights and smells are most familiar and your dog's routine is not interrupted by going elsewhere. Home is where the Dog is! Read more

13 recommendations

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    Warren N.

    Added by The Sporty Dog Austin

    The Sporty Dog ATX is a wonderful service. All of the walkers are very professional and obviously care a lot about animals. They can accommodate a variety of dogs and cats too. Your animals will be getting the best care possible. The prices are super reasonable too!

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    Alyssa A.

    Added by The Sporty Dog Austin

    Lauren came via a glowing recommendation from a friend and she truly lived up to it! She was able to visit the house before we scheduled anything so could meet our dogs and we could talk to her about each dog's personality and special needs. Upon first visit the dogs really took to her and it was obvious she cared a lot about animals. I have really high expectations when it comes to communication and Lauren's communication is exceptional. She's so responsive to questions and requests, and when she visits the dogs, I get a full report on who pottied, peed, drank, ate. She sends lots of pics and it makes me feel so good knowing my pups are getting some extra love while I'm out. She's truly a wonderful, professional dog sitter!

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    This company is honest, I have had an unintentional business dealing:) and found this company to have integrity and honesty.
    Dr. Cynthia S.

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    Dr. Cynthia S.

    Added by The Sporty Dog Austin

    This company is honest, I have had an unintentional business dealing :) and found this company to have integrity and honesty.

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    Kacey B.

    Added by The Sporty Dog Austin

    We LOVE Lauren! She is so responsive and sends updates and pictures. She takes wonderful care of our border collie, KD, and pays careful attention of her special needs. I can tell KD has had plenty of exercise and felt lots of love when we return home. I highly recommend Lauren and The Sporty Dog.

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    Suzanne S.

    Added by The Sporty Dog Austin

    I am so thrilled to have found Lauren to take care of my 2 doodles! Every day she walks them and sends cute photos and texts recapping the visit. I highly recommend Lauren if you want professional and loving care for your pups!!

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    Brandon G.

    Lauren is responsive, reliable, and does an overall fantastic job. I always return to a happy and well taken care of dog. Highly recommend the Sporty Dog!

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    Melanie P.

    Shared on web.facebook.com

    Lauren has been a godsend and a lifesaver since we moved to Austin. She takes great care of our pups and has always been able to accommodate our last-minute travel requests. She is great with my old (13 yo) dog and with my dachshund who has stranger danger.

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    Mary B.

    Shared on yelp.com

    We are so lucky to have met Lauren! She always takes excellent care of our Dachshunds, Abby and Simon, while we are traveling. Lauren is dependable and trustworthy. Additionally, it was comforting to know our little ones were in good hands with Lauren. I can they have a special bond and love their time with her. I highly recommend The Sporty Dog! Thank you so much, Lauren!!!

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    Sam V.

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    Although she typically does dogs, Lauren has taken fantastic care of my cat when I am traveling. She always texts me updates with photos, and when I come home my cat is noticeably happier and more relaxed than if I leave him alone for even a day. Can't recommend her highly enough. Keep up the great work and THANK YOU!

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    Katy B.

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    I'm so grateful for The Sporty Dog! I've had trouble finding someone to handle my spunky pitbulll, Bear. He's a handful sometimes, but these daily walks have saved me! Lauren is extremely kind & helpful with working around my work schedule. She's always on time, and she's even helped me with last minuet requests when I needed it the most. Definitely referring her to my other doggie-parents! Thank you Lauren!!

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    Brandi P.

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    Lauren is THE BEST... hands down, no question. My pets LOVE her. I can always tell how they were treated by how they act when I come home, and with Lauren taking care of them, they are always calm and happy when I return. She sends pictures and I know the genuine look of happy on their face. HIGHYL recommend her and The Sporty Dog... to anyone!

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    Shannon G

    Added by The Sporty Dog Austin

    The Sporty Dog has been a life saver! I work 10 hour shifts, and knew that keeping my dog cooped up for that long wasn’t ideal. I‘m so glad I happened upon Lauren and her team. They are truly professionals who care for your pets as their own! Every day I get a detailed report about how my pup did on the walk with a checklist and photos. I have peace of mind, and know that my dog is in great hands while I’m at work. I highly recommend The Sporty Dog’s services- you won’t be disappointed!