The Sporty Dog, Inc. is a 5-Star Pet Sitting Company established in Austin Texas in 2008 and is Highly Qualified + Experienced + Certified + Licensed + Bonded + Insured through St. Farm Ins. and a proud member of PSI, the world's largest, most-trusted educational association for professional pet sitters + dog walkers. Founded in 1994, PSI is dedicated to educating professional pet sitters and promoting, supporting and recognizing excellence in hiring a Local Pet Sitter + Dog Walker. Support your Local Pet Business and Hire us Today!
Lauren Spears has over 30 years of expertise caring for animals, 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. Lauren also is an advocate for Forgotten Friends, a Mixed Breed Rescue where she rescued two dogs of her own + one adopted cat.
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It's not only beneficial to a pet's health to Hire a Professional, who is Trained, Certified, and Experienced with a variety of Dog breeds and Animal Behavior but also prepared for ALL Emergencies. 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.