Professional. Experienced. Austin. Dog Walking. Pet sitting

What Sets Us Apart


The Sporty Dog, Inc. is a 5-Star Premiere Austin Pet Sitting Company established in Austin, Texas in 2008. The Sporty Dog specializes in Professional In-Home Pet Services + Positive Reinforcement Dog Walking + Dog Fitness Adventures + Pet Taxi Services that are tailored to meet the needs of you and your pet(s). Our Local + Established Pet Services provide unsurpassed One-on-One Attention in familiar surroundings and are Personalized to meet your Pet's Individual Needs.  You can always count on The Sporty Dog because we introduce a High Level of Service + Expertise that will make you feel comfortable leaving your furry family member(s) in Good Hands.  We are celebrating 10 YEARS of providing Exceptional Austin Dog Walking + Austin Pet Sitting Partnerships. Trusted in Austin as a Local Business since June 2008-2018. 


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Lauren Spears, Owner + Pet Care Specialist has over 30 years of expertise caring for animals, while bringing her experiences to create a positive bond with each pet according to their specific needs.  Lauren is also an advocate for Forgotten Friends, a Mixed Breed Rescue in Austin, where she rescued two dogs of her own, Emmitt Brown and Birdie Bleu.  

Lauren grew up with Poodles, Cocker Spaniels, Jack Russell and Yorkshire Terriers and a myriad of small pets. Lauren graduated from Texas Tech University, is a Certified Elementary Special Education Teacher, and started working Professionally in the Dog Walking Industry in June 2006, training under Top Five Star Professional Pet Companies in Dallas and Los Angeles. Lauren specializes in Positive Training Reinforcement by using a gentle approach to help calm and relax each pet she works with while creating life long pet care partnerships with each pet + pet pawrent. Book your pet(s) today and join the Best Austin Dog Walking Service.

We are Local, have High Standards + Years of Experience in the Pet Industry + Five-Star Customer Service for your peace of mind for alternative In-Home Pet Care.

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It's not only beneficial to a pet's health to Hire an Austin Dog Walking Professional, who is Trained, Certified, and Experienced with a variety of Dog breeds and Animal Behavior but also prepared for ALL Emergencies. As an Austin Pet Sitter, we make it our goal to encourage each pet to reach their highest potential while under our care and become happier, less anxious, healthier dogs, as a result of positive interactions, consistency, and one-on-one care. 

The Sporty Dog is Highly Qualified + Experienced + Certified + Licensed + Bonded + Insured Pet Service through State Farm as well as an Accredited Professional Member of PSI (Pet Sitters International), the world's largest, most-trusted educational association for Professional Pet Services.