The Sporty Dog: Professional Austin Dog Walking + Austin Pet Services


  • The Sporty Dog works very well with rescues & can handle any issues.  I was very impressed with Lauren's patience & kindness.  Highly recommend this business. Sarah Z


austin dog walking +  austin pet sitting

We LOVE having Lauren stay with our dogs when we travel. She is always so caring & dependable. M.W.

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OMG Best. Dog. Walker. Ever! Our dogs love Lauren!!!

  • The Sporty Dog is the best!! They love my dog, are reliable, and  always leave a sweet message stating how my dog was. I highly recommend them! - Michele G.​

  • I HIGHLY recommend Lauren, and The Sporty Dog. It was super easy to request using the website and Lauren was prompt in responding to my request.  My dogs love Lauren and I can tell she has a special place in her heart for animals.  It's important to me that I can trust the person looking after my dogs.   Knowing Lauren was on the job left me free of any anxiety leaving them.  Seriously, I cant recommend her enough. -LB

  • We have been working with The Sporty Dog for almost two years now, including having her house sit for a couple of weeks while we were out of the country. Our dogs love her and they are always well taken care of!  Highly recommend Lauren - she is responsible and trustworthy.  The Sporty Dog has gone above and beyond with service to our family of pets. I feel totally confident leaving my home in their charge while we are out of town. - The Belangers

  • My 12 year old dachshund, Blackie, broke her elbow the Saturday before I was scheduled to deliver my baby. Blackie would not be able to put any weight on her front leg for six weeks. She would need help with eating, drinking, and going to the bathroom.  I called The Sporty Dog  and explained the situation. They were more than happy to come and sit with Blackie, allowing my family to enjoy the special day. It was an incredible weight lifted off my shoulders, and I was able to focus on the happiest day of my life without worrying about Blackie. My family and I are eternally grateful to The Sporty Dog and I would absolutely recommend them to anyone who loves their pets as much as I love mine. - Misti N.

  • Lauren and The Sporty Dog were AMAZING! She is incredible reliable and even goes the extra mile when I'm in pinch to help. Plus my Pup, Lucy loves her! - Sam R.


The Sporty Dog has pampered our two dogs on two occasions. We were one hundred percent satisfied on both occasions and I believe the dogs were also. Having a trust worthy sitter for our pets is load off our mind when we travel. She turns on lights, stacks the mail and loves the dogs. We highly recommend The Sporty Dog. - Bill & Dolly W.

I used to worry every single time I was going to be late getting home...or if I needed to be away for a day or two. Now I know my baby will be in the best hands possible. I doubt I could ever find someone more responsible to take care of her. And my pooch loves her! The Sporty Dog, is the best of the best. - Scott

THANK YOU!! I can’t tell you enough how happy, satisfied, and thankful the Harrell Family is for your loving care!!!  Very Happy! - Amber J.

Thank You so very much for caring for Sancho & Lolita. The extra love and affection you gave them over the past three weeks was so obvious when I walked into the house. They were both at the door to greet me. With you caring for them, I don't think they missed me. The special care you gave Sancho was wonderful. He looks and feels so very much better now and is back to his old self thanks to you! - R. Reynolds​

Oliver is our "elderly" cat who believes we retired to spend more time with him. The Sporty Dog is the pet sitter of Ollie's dreams as well as ours. He is a happy little camper having them care for him. Upon returning from our last trip they stopped by a few days latter. When Oliver heard her voice he came running out of the bedroom (where he was napping) and went straight to her. Amazing. They are great with animals, took care of the newspaper, watered the plants, and brought in the mail. In short, we are totally covered. And that's very nice. - Susan and Robert

LOVE Lauren and my dogs love her too! She is very flexible with my crazy schedule and always available when I need her to walk my dogs, Skye and Marley.  Absolutely would recommend! - Mikenley H. 

You can trust Lauren with your furbabies. When we first moved to Austin two years ago, we had two senior dogs and she has always taken great care of them. When we added a scaredy-cat dachshund, he immediately took to her. Lauren takes the pups for nice long walks, gives good advice when we are having issues with them, and has always been able to dog-sit when we need to be out out of town. Highly Recommend Lauren and her Company! - Sophie, Sedona, Bubby, Tito, Melanie, & Rob P.

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