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Marina and Denis K.

124 Reviews
60 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 5 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
No Puppies
Must Be Spayed or Neutered
Must Be Vaccinated

Marina and Denis's Resident Pets

Border Collie
14 yr 4 mo old
Other Pets & Animals: Caged birds or Reptiles

Marina and Denis'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

About Marina and Denis

30 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
We are an animal loving family with a sweet and affectionate border collie mix named Skyla. She is lovely and mellow, and gets along well with other dogs. We have had many doggie guests over the years and once they've visited / stayed with us, they never want to leave. We do not accept more than three to four well natured guests at a time, ensuring that all of our new "temporary" family member guests receive a full share of love and attention. We have a large fully fenced back yard where we love to play tag, throw the ball, play with our squeaky toys & frisbee. If your pet likes the water, that's fine with us. We have lots of swimmers, so bring a towel or two for your pets stay. Our home is near many dog friendly parks where we walk/jog our guests over to for fun and exercise, if approved by you. Our home also adjoins eight acres of personally manicured woodland trails where we walk and trot with our guests daily, (A real pup-pleaser). Our work from home schedule ensures your pet will never be alone. You will have peace of mind knowing your pet is well cared for in a loving and safe environment.
The first step in the process is the meet-and-greet, this is a scheduled visit to the Happy Dog Inn (HDI), where we see how your dog associates with Skyla, us, and our home. Please bring proof of vaccinations, and ensure your dog has it's required tags. If it all works out, the next step is a day-care or overnight trial stay,followed by HDI accepting your reservation.

Our boarding rates are $48/night for small and medium dogs, $58/night for large dogs, and $68. for huge/giant dogs. Daycare is $42, $52 and $62. respectively.

We do have a wary cat on the premises, so our guests should be peaceful with cats. She lives on my mother's side. (We have a mother/daughter home)
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Can administer oral medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Separation anxiety
  • Leash Pulling

Marina and Denis K.

124 Reviews
60 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 5 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:


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  • Booked
  • Last updated February 15, 2017


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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Marina and Denis's Home
$48 /night
  • Watches up to 4 dogs/night
  • Dogs will never be left unattended
  • 5+ potty breaks/day
  • 3+ walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
Daycare At Marina and Denis's Home
$42 /day
  • Watches up to 4 dogs/day
Dog Walking
$25 /half-hour
$35 /hour
  • Willing to travel 15 miles
$30 /visit
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
$25 /bath
$30 each way
  • Willing to travel 20 miles
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124 Reviews
Left Rosie overnight to try it out before our vacation in March. I mostly appreciated the videos and photos that were texted to me throughout her stay. I'm a worrier when it comes to my beloved Pooch. She had a great time playing and being pampered by Denis and Marina. I would highly recommend them to any dog owner.
Ryder has the best time at Denis and Marinas house. So happy to have connected with them! Plays all day and Denis is always keeping us updated.
This was my 2 1/2 year old golden doodle's trial overnight before we leave him with Denis and Marina for a week in February. It was great! They sent me texts and pictures throughout the day to keep me updated on how my dog was adjusting. He had a great time and slept for HOURS when he got home! I am happy to be comfortable with someone that I can leave him with while we are gone for so long.
At different times over the past three years we have left our dog with Denis and Marina and each time we have been very happy with how they have cared for our dog. This week we had a funeral to attend and left our dog just for the day in daycare. Again, as in the past, our dog was treated very well and had a good time playing with other dogs. Thank you.
Goliath had a great time at Happy Dog playing with other dogs and the family. He got lots of fresh air and exercise and was well taken care of. He was so tired when he got home that he didn't want to take his evening walk or eat his dinner.

It's non-stop fun for dogs at Happy Dog Inn.
Puku always has the best time at Denis and Marina's it's her home away from home! I wonder if she sometimes doesn't realy want to come back! Happy Dog Inn is surely the best place on earth for our little girl!
Our dog loves denis and marina they are the best
Marina and Denis were absolutely wonderful in taking care of my dog Harley. Denis would send and keep me updated with all of Harley's activities. Absolutely a wonderful experience.
The stay was perfect my Golden puppy had a great time. It was safe, convenient and I got back a well exercised well watered happy pup. I always worry if he drinks enough when running after the ball is a priority... They really have a love for dogs and it certainly shows. We will be back soon!!
thank so much for taking jeeter on his first overnight! I'm so sorry he didn't sleep better! I hope he doesn't bett
This was the first time we left our 4 year old goldendoodle outside our home. She had a blast. Denis sent us lots of pics and videos of her on walks playing fetch which are her favorite activities. She was happy and tired when we picked her up. I will definitely use them again!!!
Marina and Dennis were two of the nicest people and biggest dog lovers I ever met. They welcomed Harley into their lovely home and he really enjoyed his stay.
I felt extremely comfortable leaving Harley with them knowing that they were going to take great care of him.
Both Marina and Dennis made me feel so comfortable leaving my dog Mia with them. I sent her for a trial day and she came home happy and tired
This was our first time leaving our Springer Spaniel, Harry with someone. Based on all of the previous reviews and after visiting, we felt so comfortable about leaving him there. When I picked him up, I could tell that he felt right at home. What a perfect place to leave your dog. Great experience for us and Harry.
Winnie had such a great time swimming and hiking that I actually felt bad to bring her back home. Seeing daily videos and pictures of her swimming and playing with other dogs assured my wife and I that she was having a great time while we were away and helped us to totally enjoy our vacation as well
Very pleased!
Belle had a fabulous time with Denis and Marina. She played ball, went on walks, explored the trails right next to their house.

I received daily photos and videos showing Belle having a wonderful vacation of her own.

Because they were so kind and loving, I had a great deal of peace of mind knowing that Belle was well cared for.

These dog lovers know what they're doing!
The Happy Dog Inn was an amazing experience for our two bernedoodles. This was their first time staying with Marina and Denis. They loved everything about it!!! The videos and photos throughout the weekend let us relax knowing they were having so much fun!! They had doggy playmates, hikies, walks to the neighbors and lots of swims in their beautiful pool. They were treated like family and we will definitely go back.
Marina & Denis are the best!!!!! Whitney had THE BEST TIME at her stay with them!! Denis sent us pictures and videos every day, and you can tell she was so happy!!! Our poor puppy was bitten by another dog the day before we were going to leave and had to get stitches and then stapled. Marina made sure she got her medicine and they took her with no problems. I was so worried leaving her after she just got stitches...but Marina & Denis took care of her and we got to enjoy our vacation. Seeing her in the videos made us relax and realized she was in AMAZING HANDS. Thank you so much!!! We are so lucky to have found you!!!
This was Melody's 3rd stay and my 2nd review for Marina and Denis. They have been a life saver for us during a very difficult time when I have sometimes needed last minute day care so that my poor pup would not be stuck inside while I had to take care of work or family emergencies. Melody always comes back a very tired and happy dog and the pictures I receive of her playing have made me smile during some very trying times. I look forward to many more stays.
Awesome vacation for my dog! Loved the pictures that Denis sent while we were away!
Our dog, Whitney had a great time with Marina & Denis!! I am a first time pet owner and was nervous leaving her with anyone. They really put me at ease. Denis sent videos and pictures throughout the day where she went on walks, walks in the trails and played with other dogs and Whitney had a ball!! How could she not with their amazing backyard, pool and especially the trails in the back. She was so happy when I picked her up!! Thank you so much again!!!
They always take great care of my dog Felix! They are the best.
Found the perfect place for Tyson! I have never had to board a dog before but was completely at ease with Marina and Denis and knew when I left that Tyson was in good hands. The pictures and videos were an added bonus to put this first-time dog boarding mom at total ease. Tyson is a very energetic dog and came home happy to see me and a very relaxed and calm puppy. Thank you Marina and Denis for a wonderful experience!
I can't imagine a happier place than the home of Denis and Marina - I can definitely vouch for dogs and I expect it is true for the humans that live with them. It was an amazing lesson in socialization for an "only dog". Denis leads the pack and they fall in line....perfect!
I couldn't be have chosen a better place for my 4 1/2 year old English Springer Spaniel, Jake. As soon as Jake and I walked into The Happy Dog Inn, we were warmly greeted by Marine and Denis and I immediately felt at ease. I could tell immediately that Jake would be well taken care of in a wonderful home setting. He's an extremely energetic dog and Denis kept him very active during his stay, along with keeping me updated with photos and videos. I couldn't ask for a better home for overnight or daycare for my pet.
The Happy Dog Inn is by far the best host we have found. Our pups, a 3 yr old Shepard mix and a 5 yr old pit mix, have stayed with Marina and Denis multiple times now and have always been treated like queens! Every day, multiple times a day, the pups gets exercised. We'd wager more exercise than we can even give at our own home! This includes walks on the street, swims in the pool, but the best, runs through the trails behind the Happy Dog Inn!

On top of that, we receive daily pictures and videos from Marina and Denis showing us all the fun they're having! We question if our pups even want to come home with us when we get back! The pups are always happy and typically need a day of rest to recoup from their vacation, along with us!

We highly recommend the Happy Dog Inn if you're looking for a vacation spot for your pups. As always, we'll definitely be bringing our pups back for our next vacation!
Denis and Marina are the most amazing doggie hosts you can ask for! Prepare for hikes, games, swims, runs and lots of snuggles! More like summer camp than babysitting! Denis sends photos and videos so you can stay in touch with your happy pup
My black lab who is 16 months had a wonderful time with Marina and Denis. I always leave my lab with a family member but it is so nice to know that I can leave him with Marina and Denis and not worry about him. They are awesome with "Chief" and I know I have peace of mind when he is with them. I will definitely be using them in the future.
Thank you so much for taking such great care of Crosby today. I am so happy we found you and Denis. A terrific couple with the perfect loving and fun environment for our high energy Crosby. Crosby had so much fun today he is sleeping right now. A tired dog is a happy dog. I appreciate all the pictures and videos you sent. It was just so great to see him playing in your yard and taking walks with you knowing he was having the best time. Thank you for practicing the off leash walking with the treats I gave you. It reassured me to know he could practice that skill in such a safe environment. I knew from the moment I met you both that he would be in good hands. We will be seeing you soon. Cuddles and Kisses from a very happy Crosby and a very thankful doggie mommy and daddy.
Marina and Denis were excellent hosts to leave our two furbabies with! I received pictures and videos frequently throughout the day letting me know how they were doing which greatly helped calm my nerves to see the great time they were having. I would definitely recommend The Happy Dog Inn!
Maylee, our 2.5yr old chocolate lab, wants to thank Dennis and Marina for an awesome 5 day vacation.

Daily pics and videos assured us she was having the time of her life and became an instant member of their pack.

What more can you ask of someone you trust your furbaby with, than to see them running and playing with the others ..sleeping in their hosts bed and when its all over, have them come home and pass out for almost 2 days straight?

For this reason Maelee and the Acadamy Award are proud to present Dennis and Marina "Best Dogsitter 2016" !!

Team Kelly is the best - Thanks from the Wander's
Marina and Denis are great hosts. Oreo stayed with them once before , so he was right at home when we dropped him off. They have a beautiful "doggy proof" home with a large backyard area and custom trails to run through. They are experienced pet sitters, so I am able to leave him there with no worries or doubts. This gives me the freedom to enjoy my own vacation while my dog enjoys his.
Thank-you Marina and Denis!
5 stars!
This was my first time using dogvacay and Melody and I could not have had a better experience. In fact, as happy as Melody was to see me when I picked her up, she is clearly missing the wonderful care and activity that she enjoyed during her 5 day stay with Marina and Dennis. I loved all the wonderful pictures I received daily, it was a great relief to see how much fun Melody was having, Marina and Denis have cultivated a wonderfully rich environment for their canine guests, they are clearly very knowledgeable and experienced at caring for a variety of dogs, as well as caring for their varied owners. Melody and I will certainly be repeat customers.
We rescued Daisy almost 3 years ago. When we got her she was very sick. We were going away a couple of months later and I was so worried about leaving her. Denis and Marina were incredible. We are lucky enough to be neighbors and now Daisy is thriving and happy. Mostly due to Denis and Marina's efforts. She is now an off the leash dog and an amazing listener. Denis takes her on Daily runs and socializes her with tons of doggy friends. This makes for a happy dog! When we open the front door for her, she runs to Denis with such joy. When we go away, I am not sure if she has a better vacation than us. She LOVES her time there. Denis and Marina give her so much exercise and fun that she is sad to come home after her time there. Staying with them is every dog's dream come true. Daisy has stayed there probably about 8 (or more) times already and I HIGHLY recommend them. You will get daily pictures of your dog frolicking about and having the time of their lives. It's truly a home away from home and each dog (I see them all being the neighbor), gets special treatment and leaves exhausted and happy.
Thank you Denis and Marina!!!
Lake loved her stay with Denis and Marina. They really went all out with her. They took her for walks and played with her all day. I received videos and photos through the stay. We will definitely use them again.
We needed to board our Rocky last weekend and found this site by chance. Denis and Marina were very local to us and had many shining reviews so we got in contact with them to set something up.

First off: top notch communication from the word go

Denis and Marina are genuinely super friendly people and at the meet and greet , made Rocky and I feel like old friends . We were given a great tour of their home and grounds and made our plans for Rocky's stay .

When we dropped Rocky off we were once again greeted as old friends. There were a couple of other dogs there as well and Rocky got off to playing with them .

My wife and I left Rocky feeling comfortable and confident that He would be very well taken care of.

We were updated regularly with pictures and video while Rocky was in their care which was great as we were missing him

Well, we were right! Rocky had a blast! I'm shocked our boy wanted to come home with us!

I cannot recommend these wonderful people enough ! I'm sure Rocky cannot wait to run with his extended family / pack once again !
Bosco absolutely loves going to Denis and Marina's house. Sometimes I think he would rather stay there than come home with me. He gets plenty of love and exercise.
Marina and Denis are the perfect hosts! They took such wonderful care of our German Shorthair Pointer, Agnes. Agnes immediately bonded with Denis, who went above and beyond to make sure our high energy pup was exercised and socialized with other dogs. At the end of her daycare, Agnes did not want to leave! It is obvious that Marina and Denis are animal lovers who treat their four-legged guests as part of the family. We feel so fortunate to have found them!
If you are looking for a person(s) to care for your dog look no further. Denis and Marina are your go to for animal care. Your dog will not want to go home with you!
As always, we love the Happy Dog Inn! She gets socialization, love, treats and fun! She has been home for 8 hours and she has been sleeping all day. Happy Dog Inn is great!
Truly a doggy paradise. Marina and Denis live adjacent to acres of woods and take the dogs hiking several times a day. They let my spoiled pup sleep on their couch and bed and treated him as part of their family. They sent me pics and videos daily, so I could see all the fun he was having. He came back completely exhausted! They are wonderful, caring hosts, and I can't imagine a more fun place to send my dog. We will definitely send him there again in the future.
Marina and Denis are great hosts. Bosco is so excited when he goes over there. He gets plenty of exercise.
This place is like Disney for dogs, Ty knows we pull into the drive and he lights up. He can't wait to get out and go! He loves his walks and friends. We love the pics!
My dogs have stayed with Denis and Marina about 9 times since my last review. They love going to stay with Denis and Marina. My lab starts whining when we get to the street. She can't wait to get there and runs to the door as soon as we open the car door. I have a lab and a small dachshund mix. Denis treats them as part of his family. They sleep in bed with Denis and Marina. There is lots of outdoor play and activities throughout the stay. The dogs come back exhausted. We also get daily pictures of them at play and rest. Denis is our first choice when we go away even though he is more expensive then other hosts.
Hi, Bosco has been to a few sitters and has had varied experiences. Marina and Denis are wonderful hosts! Bosco is always happy to go back and he gets plenty of exercise while there. I feel confident that my pet is being well-taken care of while I am at work.
I would highly recommend The Kellys.
Carole R.
I left my two lab pups (Paddy Boy, 8, and Docker, 14 weeks!) with the Kellys last weekend as I had a wedding to attend in New Hampshire.

I was hesitant in leaving Docker as he is still a baby and has never spent a night away from home.

The Kellys were so considerate and constantly sent me pictures of my pups hiking in the woods with Denis, playing ball and other toys, and, best of all - cuddled up with Denis after a full day of exercise and play! It just made me feel so much better!

I am quite certain there is no better care for your dearly beloved pups that the Happy Dog Inn.
I can't thank Denis and Marina enough. Hunter had a fun filled energy packed weekend. He was well taken car of, and happy. He slept for days when he came home. We will see you again!! Monica & Hunter
Marina and Denis are the best! They take such good care of our dog. She gets lots of walks and love. And we get great pictures texted to us!
Once again, I have to say, my senior beagle Lucy had a wonderful time staying with Denis and Marina for two nights this week while we spent some time hiking upstate. She is a sweet dog, but it's hard to get her to move these days, but Denis has the knack of keeping her busy and active - so much so, that when she came home at 9:30 on Thurs. morning, she was so exhausted from her adventures, she slept until 4. I never worry when I leave Lucy - I know she's in good hands.
Dogs had a blast. I enjoyed receiving pics and videos with updates of their day. Looking forward to our next getaway so our pups can have their getaway as well! Thanks Denis and Marina!
Lucy had another great play day at Denis and Marina's, and came home one, but very happy, pup. She's going back soon for a couple of overnight visits, because she just can't get enough!
My dog, Ginger had a great time with Denis and Marina. It was the first time she stayed with them.
They are dog lovers and it shows in everything they do. They wanted to know all about Ginger and her needs and likes to make her as comfortable as possible while away from home. They spent a lot of time meeting us and Ginger before Ginger's stay with them. When she stayed there Denis sent videos of Ginger playing which reassured us that she was happy and in good hands.

Their house is large and the grounds are lovely. The yard is big and it's fenced. There are trails in back of the house where they go for walks with Denis in addition to playing in the yard.

Our little Ginger is tired today from her vacation at Happy Dog Inn. She had lots of exercise and fun.

Karen & Dave
This was my first experience with DogVacay and I must admit that I was very nervous about leaving my 2 year old Schipperke with anyone, let alone someone that I had just met. Honey is far from the easiest pup because of her spotty life before now. She is extremely high energy, needs a great deal of exercise and is somewhat inconsistent in the behavior department.

Marina and Denis were welcoming to Honey and understanding of my concerns. We discussed them and they followed through with everything promised, and more. Honey got the workout that I could never give her- from runs on the trails to swimming in the pool. She became part of the family and made herself quite at home. She fully enjoyed her "summer camp" stay and came home exhausted, as I requested!

One of the most comforting things that Denis and Marina did was to constantly text me pictures and movies throughout Honey's stay. It reassured me from the start and throughout her stay. Honey was completely at ease when I picked her up...in fact, although she was happy to see me, she would have been perfectly happy to stay at "camp"!

Thanks, Marina and Denis...Job well done!
Denis and marina are so professional with our dog marley. I would give them the highest recommendation for giving the highest quality in lova and attention for your dog . You need not worry marley loves them.
As always, Auggie has the time of her life there. She loves the socialization and needs the running, walking, chasing, swimming, loving that she gets at the Happy Dog Inn! Thank you again!
Our pups had a fantastic vacation at the Happy Dog Inn! Multiple daily walks, runs through the woods, and swims in the pool. All with photos and videos from Marina and Denis! Our girls exercised, played, and enjoyed their stay. They were pooped when we got home!
Our family had a great vacation in Myrtle Beach, but I think our Sonny had a better time with Denis & Marina. We received pictures every day of Sonny playing and even some videos. We picked up Sonny and he was happy to see us, but i think a little sad to leave his new friends. Denis is incredible with the dogs and we were completely satisfied. I would not even think of using anyone else. Thank you Denis for not only making our vacation more relaxing, but for showing Sonny the love and attention he deserved.
As always, our Auggie had a great time! Denis and Marina spoil her almost as much as we do. She gets excercise, yummy treats and gets to socialize with other dogs. Denis even picked her up at our home since our travel plans were a bit crazy this time. Dogvacay and the Happy Dog Inn are a way better alternative to kennels. Enjoy your vacation and know your dog is enjoying theirs at Denis and Marina's!
I think Denis is Bailey's best friend. She is so happy to visit Denis and alwasy comes back looking great and very happy.
As always, we are thrilled with the Happy Dog Inn! We were away for 9 days and Auggie had a ball. We have been back for 24 hours and she is still sleeping like a log! We are so happy with Denis and Marina and Auggie is too!
Bailey and Gracie have the best time when they visit Denis and Marina. They come home very tired.
This was our Hazel's second time staying with Dennis and Marina. When we came to pick her up, she was happy to see us but also happy to keep playing. We pretty much had to drag her out of there. And again, they kept us up to date on all of her fun and activities while we were away. We've already recommended Dennis and Marina's place to our local family and friends.
We are so lucky to have found these wonderful people to watch our dog! They are both dog lovers and their home is comfortable and welcoming to all dogs. Our Keeshond, Auggie is our baby; and I thought we spoiled her! We got pictures throughout the day of her having fun playing ball and walking the trails behind their home. Auggie is only 9 months old and experienced her first thunderstorm while there (at 5 am, btw). Auggie preferred to sleep on the tile by the front door (Your dog can sleep wherever they are comfortable, on the bed, on the couch, etc.) when Auggie barked at the thunder, Denis came downstairs and hung with her to comfort her. I think the biggest testament to Denis and Marina's hospitality, is Auggie is still there as I type this. We haven't even picked her up yet and we know that she was loved and cared for and that Denis and Marina are our dog sitters for sure!! Thank you so much!!
This was our very first time having our 1-year old stay with anyone other than family, so we were a little concerned at how she'd do.

Almost immediately, Dennis had Hazel out and running and took her on his trails and she never gave us a backward glance.

It was only an overnight stay and Dennis kept us up to date with photos and texts as to how she was doing.

I highly recommend Dennis and Marina.
Ty loved it there. I didn't think he wanted to leave. The pics we got through the day were great!
Once again, Lucie has returned home from a week spent with Denis and Marina and is now depressed because her life has returned to normal. And believe me, she gets doted on here, walked, fed, you name it! But it all pales in comparison to the attentions of Denis and Marina! She is now spending her time counting down the days until she can hopefully return for another visit! Thanks for taking such good care of her again!
Hunter is a Returning customer, and he is in doggie heaven when he is at Denis and Marina's "Happy Dog Inn." They treat him as though he is their own. They care for him with love and lots of exercise. Hunter never wants to leave.
I am so happy that I found Denis and Marina.
I was on vacation for a week.
They give you peace of mind, and your dog gets great care, lots of fun and exercise. Your dog doesn't want to come home, and that is the best sign you want to see. that means your baby is very happy!!
I forgot to mention I am a repeat customer many times.
At the Happy Dog Inn it is a Disney Land vacation for dogs !! :-)
My dog had a great time with Marina and Denis. They took her for walks, plays and send us pictures every day. They are little overpriced. Great dog-sitters.
Our 1.5 yr old Chocolate Lab Maelee is a very high energy dog .. the kind we would never think of leaving at a kennel where she might sit in a crate all day with maybe a few pee breaks.

When we visited Marina and Dennis' house for a meet and greet before her stay, I knew right away that this was no ordinary dog sitting place - this was a loving dog-friendly home with LOTS to do !! Their house was "open" for Maelee to play, hang out .. or nap just about anywhere she wanted. Their fenced back yard was huge and spacious and every dogs' dream with wooded trails behind their house if it was OK by us for her to explore under supervision ( We have hiked quite a bit with Maelee so this was fine by us - she listens and stays nearby while still being a dog and exploring)

.. but most of all I could tell Dennis and Marina would treat her like their own and give her the attention and playtime she longs for.

Maelee was their 10 hours and when she got home she slept that evening .. night .. and well into the morning so I could tell she probably didn't nap a bit while in their care and probably had them sleeping as much after caring for her for all day !!

This was the first time leaving Maelee with anyone outside my wife and I .. we didn't even feel my sister was ready for her energy level even though she has a lab mix of her own. We were hesitant, but our initial "feel" was correct and this was a great experience for us and more importantly Maelee.

If they will have us back ;) we know Maelee would love to go back to Happy Dog Inn for more stays with Marina and Dennis.
My dog Felix was taken great care of and was constantly exercised.
Denis and Marina took great care of Felix during his stay as they consistently took him for walks and updated us with photos as to how he was doing.
Let me start off by saying when I picked up my Hunter he was one very tired dog and slept all the way home in the car.
Checklist evening drop off..
1. dropped off and
met his buddies.....Check
2.spent the evening playing with his buddies and playing outside..................Check
3. Sleep................Check
4.Rise and shine, walks, playing, Hours going for walks, and special walks on the trails,went to the park to meet up with more buddies and a visit to see Daisy.....................Check
My Hunter is a very Happy Camper when he goes to Denis and Marina's
Happy dog Inn.
We will be back!!
We had such a great experience leaving CJ with Marina and Denis!!! It was the first time leaving her somewhere that wasn't family. Denis kept us so informed with videos and pictures that we thought CJ may not want to come home with us. Thank you both so very much for taking such good care of her! See you soon! Jessy and Caroline
What an amazing week! It was like Bailey, our chocolate lab, was on her own special vacation. We were a little nervous about leaving Bailey with someone but we hare now so happy with our decision. Bailey had the best time. Between going to the beach, playing in the woods, making friends, going for long walks and sleeping in bed with Dennis, she was spoiled rotten. She was treated as part of the family. We will definitely taking Baiey to stay with Denis and Marina again. Denis and Marina are so nice. They sent pictures or videos daily. Happy Dog Inn is a special place.
Denis and Marina are wonderful, caring, individuals who make your pet their priority while at their beautiful home. They have a large back yard. My dog Maggie is a lab-pit mix. She is the type of dog that is regimented and extremely attached to me and my husband and enjoys going for long walks. Denis and Marina made Maggie feel right at home. They went for long walks on a beautiful trail that is located right behind their property. They go above and beyond! I highly recommend them if you ever need a pet sitter. It truly is a dog vaca!!
We were so pleased with Marina and Denis and the entire experience, from booking the trip through picking her up. We were able to enjoy our vacation knowing that Joni was in great hands. Denis and Marina are true animal lovers and sent us pictures and videos of our pup having fun during her stay. I would recommend these hosts to everyone I know. We are so lucky to have found them!
I have left my 3 year old Coton deTulear in the amazing care of Dennis and Marina for day care and one overnight so far. Have I said amazing? If you want your pup to play, cavort, run and just be plain 'ol happy, this is the place! My little Dino comes home exhausted because of all the interaction with his new friends and all the exercise he gets throughout the day. There is love in this home and the animals they care for demonstrate that. As soon as I turn onto their street, Dino gets so excited, he can hardly wait to get out of the car! I am so happy to have found such wonderful people. Thank you Dennis and Marina!
Thank you once again Denis and Marina for taking such good care of Hunter this weekend. Hunter kept looking back when we drove away, that tells me he had a blast as usual.
I know he loved his long walks on the trail with his new buddies, playing for hours.
the Happy Dog Inn is the place to be!!
What a lovely experience leaving my Holly in the wonderful care of Denis and Marina Kelly. I get regular updates and pictures of how she is doing - she is always playing or going for walks outside and always happy to be at the Happy Dog Inn. Denis also goes out his way and bathes and brushes her for me as an extra surprise. I couldn't recommend them more - they are loving and generous people who truly adore the pets they host and treat them as their own. I should also mention that Holly is 17 years old and in poor condition -she requires much compassion and patience and she receives all from Denis and Marina. Holly rarely wants to come back home with me!
I left my pup with Marina and Dave for his first time away from home while I went abroad to Italy. They were great! It was a relief to know that he was in good hands. He had plenty of playmates. I strongly recommend them and would use them again in a heartbeat! Thank-you!
Another great time for Duke!! Thanks Denis and Marina for taking such good care of Duke. He really has grown accustom to being with you both.
I never have a worry when I am away, Duke is always happy and greatly exercised! He needs a day to just space out when he comes home.... or is he just exhausted from all the fun!
I recently left my pup Lucy with Denis and Marina again, but this time, it was for a 5 night stay while I was out of the country on vacation. This was the longest I've ever left her with them, but as always, she had a great time with the Kellys, and their dog, Skyla. I just can't say enough about how great Happy Dog Inn is - Denis sends regular photo updates by phone, and seeing those happy doggy faces and knowing Lucy was in a warm home environment and not a kennel allowed me to have a worry-free trip. I will definitely be leaving Lucy with them again soon. The only concern I have is that Happy Dog Inn is getting so popular, I'll have to book way in advance from now on!
WOW, what can I say. My Hunter had a blast yesterday at Marina and Denis doggie day care.It is a Wonderful Experience!! When I picked him up he was happy to see me, but he was still focused on his pals and Denis.
When we got home he usually runs around his back yard, but he was so tired that he slept all night. That is.......... Doggie Heaven being at Marina and Denis Doggie Day care!
, I feel so comfortable leaving Hunter with them.
We will be back again!
Our dog loves going to Denis and marina they are wonderful and are great with dogs. Our dog comes back home in great shape. Our dog cannot wait to go back. They are highly responsible and professional.
Denis and Marina were Awesome! We're from out of state and had a funeral to attend nearby. Denis accommodated our little guy, "Puck" even though it was last minute. I would have given them 6 stars if I could have!
Today was the first time I ever left my dog Hunter with anyone. I was nervous of course.
When we got there to drop him off we were greeted with big lick and wagging tails.
When I picked him up he was so happy, that it was almost as though he didn't want to come home.
Thank you Denis, we will be back!!
Rumi loves staying with Marina, Denis and Skyla. He has visited multiple times with no issues and loves their backyard as well as playing with other guests. Great hosts. Five stars!!!!
We were so thrilled with our DoggieVayCay experience! It was our first time ever leaving our furry child and I was feeling guilty. However, after picking him up, I could see there was no reason to worry at all! Dennis and Marina spoiled him with lots of love and attention. He must have played for the whole week straight, because he spent the next two days at home sleeping on the couch recovering! We would not hesitate to send him there again, and I have a feeling that our dog would love it was well!
Our dog Jacki is a rescue, and is shy and skittish around strangers. But Denis and Marina put all our anxieties to rest. They updated us everyday with photos and told us how she was doing. She played with other dogs and seemed to eat well. When we arrived to take her home she was very happy, and we could see that she was very fond of them, and the other dogs too. We plan on staying in touch with Denis and Marina, and look forward to scheduling many more overnight stays.
My little beagle Lucy just had her first overnight stay with Denis and Marina - and she is definitely a happy pup! She has had a couple of playdates in the past, but only for a few hours; so I have to admit, I was a bit worried about leaving her for an overnight stay - mostly because she suffers from separation anxiety... and to be honest, so do I - but I worried needlessly. She had a wonderful time during her stay, and is happily napping now, because she's so tired after all the fun she had! I definitely will be booking a few more dates with Denis and Marina before the summer is over - I'm so glad I found them!
Our two dogs just had their first overnight at the Happy Dog Inn and they loved it! Marina and Denis treated them with the same love and affection as us. They got tons of exercise ranging from runs to swims. By the time they got home all they could do was sleep!

This was our first try leaving our dogs with a "dog sitter", but this was much more than just dog sitting, it was their vacation! Marina and Denis were in contact multiple times throughout the stay and settled our butterflies.

We will definitely be planning another stay for our dogs and highly recommend the Happy Dog Inn!
What a great find! Dennis & Marina are wonderful host. Our Hope was well cared for and happy when we picked her up. Couldn't ask for better care in our absence.
Our dog Lola stayed with Denis and Marina for 2 weeks. Denis would send us photos and updates throughout her stay. Lola seemed to really enjoy swimming in the pool and playing with the other dogs. It was nice knowing that our dog was in good hands during her stay.
Our dog Puku had what appears to be the best holiday ever at The Happy Dog Inn. I almost want to go oh holiday there myself! She was extrememly well looked after, had tonnes of fun every day with the other dogs running and swimming and I would not hesitate to send her back again, whether we are going on vacation or not!
Sophie just returned from her first stay with Marina and Denis. She is one happy pooch! We got daily updates and pictures so we knew she was having as good of a time as we were on our vacation. Of course, we would have rather had Sophie with us but if we can't take her with us, this is where she will be. I wouldn't be surprised if she learned how to talk just to ask to go for a visit : ) Thank you both so much for taking such good care of our girl Sophie!
We had rescued our dog just one year ago. When we got her, we were so nervous to leave her since she had been abused. We made a reservation with Marina and Denis. They immediately put our fears to rest by sending us updates and texting pics of our dog playing and having the time of her life without us! Since then, we have left her in the care of Denis and Marina countless times. She has so much fun that she is literally sad to leave them!

No matter what your dogs needs are, they are wonderful at taking the very best care of your canine companion. I am so lucky to have found them and recommend them above any one else!!! They make sure the dogs are out and playing and having their own vacation.
Well another wonderful time for Duke at the Happy Dog Inn. Let me tell you, when you have a hard time getting your dog to leave their house and into your car, you know that pet had a super wonderful time. Denis and Marina are gems, and I recommend them 150%!! Today Duke just slept most of the day, can't tell whether he missed them, or just plain exhausted. Denis keeps him in shape with running for hours everyday, and I have the pics to prove it. Thanks Denis and Marina!!
My dog Jake recently stayed with Denis and Marina for the first time. Previously, he has stayed at the Pets Hotel. He had a wonderful time and came home exhausted. Jake is a big lazy dog, but Denis really got him moving. I'm embarrassed to say that he received more attention from Denis than he gets from me. Denis sent me multiple texts with pictures which were very reassuring. Jake was taken for many walks and excursions to the woods.
They board other dogs, so your pet needs be OK around other dogs.
Overall, I am extremely happy with the whole experience with DogVacay and Denis and Marina. I will definitely use them again.
I just brought my little beagle home from her first stay with Marina and Denis, and I have to say, she is one happy pup! She actually was relaxed and calm on the car ride home, and promptly fell asleep when we got in the house. I had been quite concerned about leaving her with anyone, as she tends to have a lot of separation anxiety, so I decided to start with a four-hour "daycare" to see how she would handle things. Well, I worried for no reason, because Marina and Denis, as well as their lovely, well-mannered border collie, made Lucy feel right at home. I could tell when I went back to pick her up that she had not had any anxiety about being left with them, and it was clear she had made herself right at home. I plan to book another stay for Lucy with Denis and Marina in a few weeks. :)
Return visit and our dog had a great time.
Well Duke just had another fabulous, fun filled, exercise galore stay with Denis and Marina. I think Duke had a better Vacay, then we did!!
I cannot say enough about how happy we are with leaving our Duke with Denis and Marina. What a dog loving family and household. Only downside is, believe it or not, Duke misses them so much that the first day home he actually looks sad. Now if that is a downside, imagine how much Duke loves being there. Denis always makes sure Duke has playdates and long jaunts hiking and at the park, right up Duke's alley. You can be sure your pet will get the best treatment and love at the Happy Dog Inn. Oh and the daily pictures is also so reassuring that your pet is having the time of his life!
Thanks Marina and Denis....
Marina and Denis were excellent with our one year old pup. They treated her as one of their own. We will definitely be returning for another visit and we highly recommend them. Marty
My dog, Lucy enjoyed her second stay with Marina and Denis. I look forward to having her stay with them again!
I'm a constant worrier and the type whose dog comes with a list of needless instructions when I leave her in someone else's care. However, I can honestly say that after meeting Denis and Marina, I left Lucie there and did not worry once about her while I was away for 9 days! The daily pics sent showed me what a great time she was having and, in fact, I kind of felt guilty making her come home. She got tons of exercise, enjoyed the company of other fabulous dogs and had wonderful dog-loving hosts in Denis and Marina. I loved the updates and photos. Lucie was truly on vacation while staying here and loved every minute of it! Thank you so much for taking such excellent care of her, Denis and Marina!
Marina and Denis were wonderful! My dog, Lucy is already scheduled to return.
I think my dog has a better time with Marina and Dennis than at our house! They are wonderful people who took such great care of our dog. They excercised her, bathed her, loved her, and even sent us pictures! It is like a true vacation for our dog. They are amazing, highly reccomend!
Another great vacation for Duke!! As usual Denis and Marina took great care of our pet. I cannot express any other way but to say they are the best!! They treat our dog like he is theirs, come on, where else would a person that not is the owner of the pet, let the pet sleep on their bed??
The pictures Denis texts us on Duke's daily adventures is such a plus, it keeps us confident he is having a great time.
I left my Norwich terrier for a week. They Did a wonderful jib with him. They sent me updates and I had a worry free vacation. I would highly recommend leaving your dog with them. Excellent!
River had a great day at Doggy Day Camp. Denis made it easy with his pick up service so our work day wasn't spent wondering how bored she was! She came home tired and happy. :)
As always Maya had a FANTASTIC time with Marina & Denis. It's very comforting to know she's in good hands
Thanks so much for giving Sammy a true "vacay" and not just a boarding experience. Based on how tired she is, I can tell she had a great weekend. Thanks!
I would highly recommend Marina and Denis K. They have the right name for their service "Happy Dog"!! I was so worried to leave my dog for 5 nights. After meeting Marina and Denis, I was so confident we found the right sitters. They took excellent care of Duke, and even sent me pictures of him while I was away. They have a dog loving home and family, kept Duke happy and exercised!! I would not hesitate to recommend them as your choice when you are looking for a dog sitter.
Marina and Denis are terrific, from the moment we met them with our 9 month old puppy, it was obvious how well they are with dogs. We will definitely request their services in the future.
This was by far the nicest and easiest "boarding" of our dog. She was with loving people and other dogs in a setting that could not have been more pleasant. Denis and Marina live 5 minutes from us and took care of Brisco in a manner that goes unmatched. She had free run of their backyard and house and went on long walks. She must have been so stimulated because after I picked her up and brought her home, she has been sleeping for 3 hours now. Thank you Denis and Marina.
Marina and Denis are pawsome!! :) Their home is beautiful with a big backyard to run around in. We are happy to have found them!!!
Like past visits, Maya had a great time. Would definitely go back to them again
The Kellys have watched both my beloved doggies, Holly and Paddy Boy, as I travel a great deal. It is so comforting to know how well taken care of my babies are! They love the Kellys and I'm so glad for them! Their home is welcoming, warm and a true funhouse for pets - they have a big yard with woods and a trail for walking and Denis takes them for fun walks and ball throwing. Holly doesn't even want to come back home with me after visiting. I do hope you try their services and join me in my utmost satisfaction!
Maya had a GREAT time with Marina & Denis.I wonder if she had more fun with them than us! It was a non stressful experience. Booking again with them next month
Absolutely awesome experience. Our high maintenance dog was so comfortable at this house, she barely acknowledged us when we came to pick her up. Thank you Denis and Marina for providing our Cherry such wonderful experience!!!
Maya had a FANTASTIC time. As a "parent" I felt very comfortable with Marina & Dennis. It was a fun and safe environment for dog watching. I will be booking a 5 day vacation with them next month. Looking forward to Maya having another great time.
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