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Serena M.

32 Reviews
24 Repeat Guests
$46/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within a few days
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
All Ages OK

Serena's Resident Pets

Annie
English Springer Spaniel
Female
5 yr 1 mo old
Blue
Beagle
Male
0 yr 11 mo old
Other Pets & Animals: Caged birds or Reptiles

Serena's House

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Children at home (13-18 years old)
Large Yard
100% fenced
Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside
Great for senior pets
Dog door access

About Serena

30 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
Hello - my name is Serena and I am blessed to have the best job in the whole wide world! I get to spend my days and evenings being surrounded by dogs and spending nearly every waking hour when its above freezing with them in my large fully fenced in garden which is set on twenty acres of woodland. Our house is open plan with doggie doors providing 24-7 access to the back garden with water bowls, tennis balls and toys to be found in nearly every corner! Throughout the summer your doggies get to swim every day if they want to and they are always fully chaperoned at all times!

I pride myself on treating your dog like my own when they are staying with me and they are loved and played with and cuddled just as much as they want! Like I said - I truly believe I have the best job in the world!

I have been surrounded by dogs my whole life whilst I grew up in England and then emigrated to the USA in the mid 1990's and I feel I have a great understanding of how they think. I always offer a complimentary "visit" for a few hours to familiarize both the parents and the dog with their upcoming vacation home - the comfort of both you and your dog is my primary objective in all cases.

My other passion in life is rescuing English Springer Spaniels in association with MAESSR and my whole family take such pride and joy in rehabilitating a lost soul and sending them out to their forever families healthy, happy and ready to live their life filled with happiness and tennis balls!

Feel free to come around and meet my husband Eddy and I along with our three teenage children - we would love to meet you too!
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Can administer oral medicine
Can administer injected medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Separation anxiety
  • Aggressive behavior
  • Leash Pulling
  • Not yet house-trained
  • Advanced senior issues

Serena M.

32 Reviews
24 Repeat Guests
$46/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within a few days
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated November 28, 2016

Credentials

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Course 101 Graduate
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Course 102 Graduate
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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Serena's Home
$46 /night
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/night
  • Dogs will never be left unattended
  • Dogs will have full access outside for potty breaks
  • 3+ walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
Daycare At Serena's Home
$35 /day
  • Watches up to 1 dog /day
Baths
$15 /bath
32 Reviews
Serena and her family were great and were very flexible when my travel plans changed unexpectedly. Petey did very well on his first overnight with Serena!
Serena was a great hostess for Sunny and kept us updated with pictures while traveling out of the country for two weeks. Even though this was our first time using her, we will certainly be calling on her again.
We had a marvelous experience boarding with Serena. She was so welcoming and our dogs had the time of their lives playing with other dogs at her beautiful home/property. My dogs came home exhausted from playing and we all know that a tired dog is a happy dog! She took excellent care of them and communicated with us very well, always responding promptly to messages and sending cute photos of the dogs having fun. We couldn't have chosen a better place for the dogs to stay than Serena's! We rate our boarding experience with her as superior to any boarding arrangement we have used in the past 25 years.
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Our spoiled little English Springer Spaniel seemed to have the time of her life during a recent two-day stay with Serena! She's normally shy around other dogs but settled in and had a good frolic with the other resident and visiting canines. Serena sent lots of pictures and provided frequent updates. We'll be calling on Serena again when we're headed out of town.
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Serena is the absolute best! My Yorkie/Maltese mix Sadie Mae had an absolute ball during her visit with Serena and her family; and came home healthy and happy. The frequent pictures and updates were appreciated and helped give us peace of mind while we were away. Serena will definitely be our first choice when planning our next trip!
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Excellent hosting by a woman and family that loves dogs. Our dog didn't want to leave at the end of his stay! Added plus is a huge yard and a dog friendly house. Highly recommended.
Serena provided a loving home to our 6 month old Vizsla while we were away. Plenty of room for her to run and socialize with other dogs during her stay. She provided photo updates everyday as promised. We would not hesitate to have our dog stay with her family again.
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Serena's home is like a doggie paradise. Definitely recommend and will book her again!
Serena is one of the best pet sitters we have ever used! I felt so comfortable leaving our bulldog with her. She sent us multiple pictures and videos so we knew what is going on with our little beast for the entire time. Once we picked him up, it took us three days to wake him up as he was super exhausted after all the fun and pawsome time he had with Serena's family and all the pups over there! Love this place so much and I am pretty sure Oggy can't wait for his next vacation!
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Serena was fantastic. She accommodated our request at the last minute and made Quincy feel very welcome. Quincy had a great time. I would definitely go back and highly recommend Serena.
Marley had the time of his life. He can't wait to go back. While we were gone I was very confident that Serena and family were taking great care of him and never worried for a minute! Fabulous place to board you pet!!!
Finn loves going to Serena's home and playing with the other dogs and her son James. Always a happy pup when he leaves. Sends lots of photos and gives great updates. Thanks so much!!
Our dogs had a great time staying with Serena. We received daily updates and pictures that set our mind at ease leaving our pups for the first time. We will be using her again whenever we are out of town.
My only hesitation giving Serena a good review is that she'll become too busy to take my dogs! It was, by far, my best experience using DogVacay. She and her family are great and their love of dogs is obvious. I've already booked my dogs next stay and hope that she always has room for them. It makes traveling easier when you know your dogs are having fun and getting lots of love.
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Frida had a great time and Serena and her family were fabulous! We'll be back!
Serena was very open and great about the Meet-and-Greet with my young and energetic Doberman. She put me at ease, even when my dog can get overwhelmed with a lot of dogs at once. Serena is very easy going and had no problems with my dog who has a lot of energy. Her house is beautiful and her yard was the size of a dog park so my dog had plenty of room to sprint at high speed. My dog
had lots of fun and after staying for daycare was so tired! Serena has a great house and yard for energetic dogs, but more importantly, understands and is very knowledgable about how to deal with all breeds of dogs.
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I can't say enough positive things about Serena and her family. This was our first time using DogVacay AND our first time leaving our fur baby with "strangers." I was anxious...mostly because Riley is high-energy, spoiled rotten, and a sensitive girl who needs some extra TLC. Another thing about her: she gets easily overwhelmed / scared by other dogs and social situations.

My first impression of Serena was that she was warm, friendly, down-to-earth, and calming. She has an amazing talent in reading dogs and people...she helped put me at ease, too! Her home is a doggy-paradise. It's tucked away in the woods and she has a doggy door and HUGE backyard for the dogs to play. The only hesitation I had was wondering if all the dogs / people would be too much for Riley...but it ended up being the best thing for her.

I got updates every day (photos, videos, messages, etc.) letting me know that Riley was loving life and growing in confidence every day. I could also see an immediate difference when I picked her up. She was one of the pack and holding her own. I can't thank Serena enough for taking care of my baby while we were gone for a week...and I will DEFINITELY be using her in the future for both vacations and weekday day-trips.
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We have now used Serena twice for our dog. Both times have been great. Serena as well as her whole family obviously loves dogs and have taken GREAT care of Mocha while she has been there. She has a large fenced in yard for the dogs to play in and she also takes them on multiple long walks. She was great about sending us frequent pictures and updating us on how everything was going. Our dog has a blast there and comes home worn out from all of the running an playing. We have another booking coming up for a full week, and we are 100% comfortable and confident that she will be well taken care of and have a blast while she is there.
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very dog friendly - everybody/ everydog was happy
Misu (our coonhound) stayed with Serena for almost a week when my wife and I went to visit our kids.... and Misu had a ball. In fact she slept the better part of two days after we picked her up again. And Misu kept trying drag me to the car to get me to take her back again... I think she is missing her "pack" a great deal.
I feel lucky to have found Serena and her family. And Misu will definitely be returning on a fairly regular basis - whether the "people" are traveling or just want a play date for Misu.
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Gracie had another wonderful time with Serena!
This was Sadie's first stay with Serena and her family and it was great!! She enjoyed lots of play time with the other pups and snuggle time with the family. Thank you for taking such good care of our baby!!
This was Graycie's first stay, and she had a fabulous time! Absolutely spoiled rotten! She played, and slept, then played some more. Could not have asked for a better first time experience. Thank you, Serena, for loving on Grayce while we were away!
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We love Serena! Super experience for all! We will definitely be visiting her doggie heaven again!
Serena and her family took amazing care of Emma and kept us informed with many pictures. In fact, they perhaps did too good of a job as I think Emma was sad to leave! Highly recommend and I look forward to having them doggiesit Emma again since I know she'll have such a wonderful time.
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Serena and her family won our hearts and confidence at the meet and greet before boarding Brewster for a long weekend. Our dog, Brewster, was smiling while running and playing with her pups. A wonderful large fenced in backyard was perfect setup for playing and socializing with other dogs. You cannot find a more dedicated, loving and knowledgeable lady. Serena was honest with all Brewster’s quirks , some of which we were not aware of. We are thrilled beyond words. Thank you Serena and family!!
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Serena was very welcoming to our dog & family! Our dog is worn out and has been sleeping since she got home. I love that she had lots of exercise & playtime w other dogs.
Thanks for taking good care of Chase again.
Serena and her family (fur kids included) treated Sweetums like one of their family. The pictures and videos were cute & kept us up to date on what was going on during her time with them. They are definately "PAWSOME!" My fur baby even lost some weight due to all the playing, running around the acre of fenced property, and improved leash manners from their walks.
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Chase had a blast during his stay. He did have an upset stomach during his stay, but Serena kept me in the loop with how he was doing. She did ease my worries and made sure that it wasn't anything serious. Thanks Serena and we will see you soon.
Roscoe is not known to be the world's easiest dog so when I pick him up and realize that he has made new friends and thrived in Serena's home I am elated!!! He is well taken care of, loved and cuddled!! Thank you so much for everything!!!
This was the first time that Chase stayed over at Serena's house and I must say that it went very well. First, the meet and greet went well and Chase got along with her pups. Serena and her family were welcoming and friendly and quickly put my mind at ease. Her home and backyard are a pups dream come true, with tons of space for running around and having fun.Serena constantly sent me updates and pictures on how Chase was doing and I am thankful to know that he was well taken care of. I will gladly leave Chase with her again.

We will see you again soon Serena!

Michell
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