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.
We are celebrating 13 YEARS of providing Exceptional Austin Dog Walking + Austin Pet Sitting Partnerships.
Trusted in Austin, Texas as a Local Business since June 2008.
The Sporty Dog, Inc. is Highly Qualified + Experienced + Certified + Licensed + Bonded + Insured + Woman Owned Pet Company through State Farm as well as a member of (APSO) Austin Pet Sitters Organization and Professional United Pet Sitters (PUPS) and won the award of Best Dog Walkers in Austin by Expertise 2019-2021.
Lauren Spears, Owner of The Sporty Dog + Austin 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 and Birdie Bleu.
Lauren is a Lubbock native, graduated from Texas Tech University, with a background in Elementary Special Education + ESL Teacher in South Korea. Lauren also 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 + The Sporty Dog Team specialize in Positive Training Reinforcement by using a gentle approach to help calm and relax each pet as well as are completely Covid-19 vaccinated in order to safely protect our clients + their pets.
It's not only beneficial to a pet's health to Hire an Austin Dog Walking Professional, who is Trained, Certified, Insured and Experienced with a variety of Dog breeds and Animal Behavior but also prepared for ALL Emergencies. As an Austin Pet Care Professional, The Sporty Dog Team 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.