The Sporty Dog, Inc.© is a 5-Star Premiere Austin Pet Sitting Company established in Austin, Texas in 2008. 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. 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.
Lauren Spears, Austin Dog Walking Owner + Pet Care Specialist has over 30 years of expertise caring for animals, has spent most of her life outdoors, walking dogs, swimming, a camp counselor, lifeguard and teacher 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. Before that Lauren was a proud Yorkie mom for 16 years dedicating her life to Chewie and Mimi, who passed away peacefully in 2016. 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.
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 along with Gluten/Grain Free (GF) Dog Treats. We are proud to be an official Gluten Free Business.