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meet our team

Roo Dog is a local professional pet care business that is owned and operated solely by women

As someone once said...

"dog hair is not a choice, it is a lifestyle"

about roo dog

Officially opening our paws for business in July of 2018, Roo Dog began as a side hustle for owner and founder, Laura McSweeney. Very quickly we grew from a one person team, to a team of multiple passionate women who love to spend our days with animals, providing them with the highest quality of care and affection

We relocated our roots from Massachusetts to Rhode Island in 2019 and began to expand our pack and services. Then, March of 2020, came the COVID 19 shut down. Our business, like almost every business, closed down for a period of time. Many of our dedicated clients continued to support us through this time, and it is because of this that we were able to re-open for services again later that year. Since then, we have continued to expand both of our services and the areas we service as well

Our services are mainly directed towards those animals who are in need of care or attention while their owners are busy with work, running errands, attending appointments - basically anything that requires you to be away from your home for an extended period of time. We provide drop-in potty breaks, local neighborhood walks, adventure hikes, overnight dog care and cat care

We currently service the areas that are local to the Rhode Island/Massachusetts border


owner - laura estelle

Hello, I'm Laura and I want to become your dog's new favorite auntie!
I was born in Melbourne, Australia and relocated to the USA at a young age. I graduated from Bridgewater State University with a BFA in Graphic Design

As someone who spends every day with animals you can be sure your pets are in good hands with me or my team. I have been around animals since birth, with my family members always having a variety of animals in their homes - I was taught early on how to respect them and interact with them

I began my professional career providing care to animals in 2012 working at a high volume dog daycare and boarding facility in Boston, MA. From here, I worked my way up to Manager, and I was fortunate to make many wonderful personal and professional connections in the animal care industry, including rescues - which is how I came to meet my own GSD mix, Roo

Together, Roo and I specialize in working with dogs that need a little boost in their confidence or socialization. We have many years experience working with newly adopted or fostered dogs, fearful dogs that require slow introductions to social settings or environments, and new puppies that need help adjusting to a routine, schedule or socialization with environments, people and other dogs

References can be provided upon request. CPR & First Aid Certified, Insured & Bonded


"aunties" & handlers

Roo Dog is not your ordinary dog walking service provider. We are a team of women who strive to provide the best personal care for your pets. All of our handlers have a passion for animals and truly love what they do

Our team is small, but we are like a family. All members of our team have gone through hands on training with Laura, they have been certified for Pet First Aid and CPR, and they're covered on our Insurance through Pet Sitters Associates

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