Nora started with Houndbound when she was very little and i can honestly say it has been the best thing for her, she's the happiest little dog going and she loves Lauren to bits. I can rely on Lauren whole heartedly and its such a relief to know when im at work Nora is having the best time with her and her doggie friends at Houndbound. Its been great for her confidence and socialisation while she has been growing as she adores all other dogs. I am so lucky to have found someone who cares so much about the dogs and is also so efficient and reliable. Thankyou Lauren! 

Emma Frampton , Nora Miniature longhaired Dachshund





Ozzie is our first family dog and our third child! He is a  gorgeous tricolor cocker spanial and we love him very much! So leaving him is very hard! But it didn't take long for Ozzie (or us) to totally fall in love with Lauren!

She's is so passionate about dogs and just all round lovely. She is also very professional and has set up a fabulous business that is really tailored to the dogs needs. I would highly recommend her to any dog owner.

Tara and Adam Gretton, Ozzie the  English Cocker Spaniel  

As any sausage dog owner will tell you, it's not easy leaving them alone. They are such loving little creatures and are extremely loyal. They like who they like and they don't who they don't which makes finding somebody to love them when you're not there a bit of a challenge.

My boys are my world and finding Lauren has literally been a joy. Last summer, my precious dachshund Alfred gained a little brother Bear and so the thought of leaving two of them became twice as hard. We were recommended Lauren by a lovely dachshund owner friend and I was swayed by her many pictures of a very fussy Ned (Alfred's buddy) snuggling up next to Tonga (Lauren's beloved Boxer)! So we bit the bullet and went for an intro session where my boys met Lauren's daycare dogs in a really safe, low stress environment. Despite my fears I think it took all of an hour for both my dogs to fall completely in love with her (there were treats involved!). 

Since then Lauren's love and care has been faultless. I genuinely feel that my boys have become part of her pack. The boys instinctively know when she is coming to collect them and wait excitedly by my front door. When she arrives, Bear is literally beside himself to see her and doesn't even give me a second look - and Alfred is always appreciative of the seat warmer she puts on for him in the car!

I feel our family has gained a real friend in Lauren and I know that the boys are in the very safest pair of hands when they are with her - if truth be told, I think the fickle beasts like her more than me!

Thank you Lauren for all your love, you are the best!

Amy Cottington, Alfred and Bear, Miniature Dachshunds


Lauren looked after my 2 sausages last year for the first time and ever since then I would never let anyone else have them. Lauren is kind, caring and has such love for dogs, she treats them exactly as any owner would want their babies looked after whist they're away!! I now have another dog, Daisy who stayed there for the first time a few weeks ago and she absolutely loves it too! Every time I pick my dogs up, after a day/ weekend or a longer stay they always seem so relaxed and happy, they don't even seem to miss me too much which is such a positive and reassuring thing to know.

They are spoilt with walks, treats and cuddles. Lauren will do what ever the dogs are used to so they feel 100% at home with her and her doggies at all times.When ever I used to go away I always used to worry about leaving them or unsure whether they would be ok without me, but now I feel completely at ease and know they will be enjoying their own little holiday each time!I couldn't recommend hound bound enough & my doggies can't wait for their next stay very soon!

Katie Hornby, Remmy, Otto and Daisey, miniature Dachshunds and miniature Schnauzer


Lauren provided my two pampered pouches, Henry and Teddy with the perfect home from home for the first time in April.  Nothing was too much for Lauren in catering for their individual needs which included giving medication to one of them.  I know she gave Henry and Teddy lots of cuddles and attention while I was away because they both came back home just as well and happy as they were before they went.  I tend to worry a lot about leaving my boys when I go on holiday but not any longer.  I have no hesitation in recommending Lauren and Houndbound to others dog owners looking for a dog sitter.

Diane Warren, Henry and Teddy, Miniature Yorkshire terriers


The best recommendation I can give for this lovely girl is that my dachshund Ned adores her. I know that when he goes out for walks, or to stay the night, he is well cared for and spoilt too!
Lauren is great at keeping me up to date with how he is when I'm away and for me it's a home from home for my boy.
Lauren's very successful Sausage Dog Club is a great time for Ned to mix with his own kind and he loves meeting the other dachshunds.
I'm very happy we found Lauren and knowing that when I'm not around Ned is in safe and loving hands.


Emma Bond, Ned Miniature Dachshund


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I first contacted Lauren because I wanted to send my puppy to a daycare that I felt was trustworthy, small and friendly rather than an impersonal kennel environment. As Pepper is my first puppy, I’m very protective and really wanted to find someone that enjoyed her as much as I do. Sending Pepper off to daycare with Lauren puts my mind at ease and I can feel completely relaxed that Pepper is in the hands of someone that I trust and she’ll be having a great time whilst she’s there.
Lauren is fantastic with Pepper and she’s so excited every time she gets picked up for doggy daycare, which makes me feel able to go to work feeling as though she’s being taken care of in the best way possible.
I would recommend Lauren to anyone looking for daycare services as she’s very professional, clearly loves what she does and it feels like the pup is off to stay with a friend for the day which is really lovely

Amy Manger, Pepper, Miniature smooth haired Dachshund

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I would highly recommend HoundBound's brilliant services, our dog Otis absolutely adores Lauryn (and the feeling is mutual!) Even though he's only a pup at the moment, I always feel so confident and secure leaving him in her care as she really treats him like one of the family.

Lauryn truly LOVES dogs and it shows in everything about her business, from her super friendly manner and easy way with any dog to the special treats she always sends home with Otis at the end of a visit. Having a puppy is a bit like a full time job, so its made all the difference to be able to leave Otis with Lauryn knowing he has a huge secure garden at her house to play in and being well looked after. 

Lucy Howel, Otis German short haired pointer x Sprocker