“A dog creates, transcribes, a new landscape for you.”
-Rick Bass, Colter: The True Story of the Best Dog I Ever Had
Meet this week’s travel queen and Rockstar Doggy Momma Lauren Santora. Lauren is a pharmaceutical sales representative and loves to travel for both work and play. But she does not go it alone. She has her two “furry kids” always by her side: Chloe a sensitive Yorkie and Honey a loving Westie Maltese.
Lauren rescued Chloe from the Nevada Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (NSPCA), a nonprofit organization that operates a no-kill animal shelter and strives to match each rescued animal with a forever home. When Lauren first brought Chloe home she had been neglected with many health concerns, but within 6 months under Lauren’s loving care, Chloe blossomed and her magnetic energy rubbed off on her Momma. Lauren found that Chloe filled a huge void in her life and became her family, traveling everywhere together on planes and car trips. Lauren’s become an expert at finding pet sitters all over the country!! But Lauren could not imagine her job on the road four nights a week if she did not have Chloe by her side. Thereafter, Lauren adopted Honey and the fun and love just grew exponentially.
“Dogs love to go for rides. A dog will happily get into any vehicle going anywhere.”
Lauren spends all of her time with her girls and they have become her trusted companions. They road trip it around California and visit dog friendly wineries. Nothing makes Lauren happier than a girls night at home watching movies in bed or a trip to T.J. Maxx. Yes, her babies are little fashionistas! And of course, they love sunning it at the Cosmopolitan pool in Las Vegas ;). And boy do the ladies know Lauren’s mood, especially Chloe who is very empathetic, so much so that Lauren uses her as a service dog for the elderly. In addition, the girls have encouraged Lauren to cook and be more health conscious as all three follow a preventative diet.
Lauren has created a “pretty amazing family,” where her girls are cherished and in turn they bring sunshine to Lauren’s everyday life. And Stay Tuned because Lauren plans to write a dog friendly travel blog for all you Rockstar Doggy Mommas out there!! What an incredible woman and Rockstar Doggy Momma?!!