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Keren S.
Watsonville, CA 95076
18 Reviews
8 Repeat Guests
$50/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 2 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
All Ages OK
Must Be Spayed or Neutered
Must Be Vaccinated
List of Breeds Not Accepted
Pit Bull - Bull Terrier, Chow Chow

Keren's Resident Pets

Zancoo
Male
7 years old old
Other Pets & Animals: Cats, Caged birds or Reptiles

Keren's House

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About Keren

We are an active and outdoors family of five living in the Santa Cruz area. My husband Joel and I have three children: Selah (13), Nathan (10) and Isaac (3). Our dog, Zancoo, is like our fourth child and we round out the family with a cat, fish, and bird. We live in the beautiful Santa Cruz area where we have access to a wide variety of beaches, slough and forest trails which keeps our family and our guests very active. Before I had children I obtained my teaching credential and MA in Education and spent my days with humans. Now that I have three of my own I have traded the classroom for life as a stay-at-home mother. So your babies hang out with me and mine all day long! Our back yard if fully fenced and the door leading in and out of the yard is kept open all day (weather providing) for our guests to have full access to the inside and outside of the home. The biggest challenge we have is which child gets to have the guest in their room for the night! We look forward to having our family take care of yours!
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Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Leash Pulling
Keren S.
Watsonville, CA 95076
18 Reviews
8 Repeat Guests
$50/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 2 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated September 26, 2016

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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Keren's Home
$50 /night
  • Watches up to 4 dogs/night
Daycare At Keren's Home
$35 /day
  • Watches up to 4 dogs/day
Dog Walking
$25 /half-hour
$50 /hour
  • Willing to travel 20 miles
Pick-Up/Drop-Off
$25 each way
  • Willing to travel 25 miles
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18 Reviews
We needed daycare for our 8-year old Bichons who were unused to being left with anyone other than family. While making the arrangements, we had several questions and concerns at various times, and Keren always responded immediately and was able to be flexible when our timing changed. She was very supportive and positive and helped us feel that our pups would be fine....and they were! From the moment of our arrival, Keren made them feel right at home and made us feel that they would be very well cared for. We were able to feel good about leaving them, and that was reinforced when we picked them up several hours later and they were as happy as always. It was a lovely, homey environment for them, and we are very grateful and happy that it went so well. Thank you, Keren!
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I loved the family environment, Keren took my dog out for walks and sent videos. My dog was happy in the videos and seemed not stressed. I will definitely take my dog to vacay with Keren again!
I give 5 start to Keren and I would give another 5 stars if that were possible. This experience was amazingly good for my dog and for me. I found the DogVacay opportunity while I was looking for a place for my young lab, Nikki, to stay while we were away at Thanksgiving. Because she has some separation anxiety issues I really wanted a home environment for her, if possible. Not only was it possible but it was great. Keren is a very experienced dog handler and she was able to supervise my young dog as she learned how to interact and play with other dogs. Karen also took all the dogs to a dog park, the beach, or a long walk each and every day. To top it off she and all of her family members made Nikki feel like one of the family. Nikki fell in love with everyone but especially Keren's son Nathan. There is something really special when I dog finds someone they really love. If I had left Nikki in a kennel it would have been a major set back to her self confidence but by having Keren take her in to her home my dog is actually better off for having all of the opportunities and experiences that a loving home can provide. I highly recommend DogVacay and Keren especially.
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Keren was great! She has watched my three dogs for both daycare and overnight stays and they seem to have a great time. My dogs are always tired out by the time they get home and I get cute pictures and even videos of their stay. She has been very accommodating when I needed a last minute sitter as well. My dogs were excited to go back the second time. Thanks Keren!
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It was Pita's first time for an over night stay so all I could tell Keren is "we'll see" how she does. She had a ball, the family welcomed her into their home and took the best care of her. I appreciated that whole experience. Keren took pictures and videos so I have them to show to my friends!
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Keren was great with our dogs. they had a wonderful time going to the dog park and the beach. We were able to relax and truly enjoy some time away from them because we knew that were in good hands.

Keren is highly competent with all sizes of dogs and a kind substitute when we were not available. The dogs didn't have to stay in a hot car or all alone in an rv while we went out to play.
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Would not take my pups anywhere else!! The pictures I get while I'm gone are proof my pups love being with Keren and her family!!!
Once again I cannot express how fabulous Keren is!!! We went to San Francisco for one night and then decided to stay an additional night last minute. She had already dropped our dogs off at home and was nice enough to go back that night and pick them up again. Complete life saver! My pups always come back happy from their time in her home!!!! Keren is very flexible and accommodating especially with the last minute change in plans. LOVE LOVE LOVE her!!!
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AMAZING!!!!! Not sure I can express how wonderful Keren was to my pups!!! It is the first time in all the times that we have traveled that I have slept in and have not even once worried about the pups. From the first time I met Keren and her wonderful family I knew this was the place for my dogs. I had no doubt that they would be hugged, loved and treated like one of the family. She was also very accommodating when our flight was delayed and dropped them off at our home for us. She sent pictures and notes on how and what they were doing the entire time we were gone. I actually think my dogs were sad when we came home because they couldn't be with Keren anymore!!! There is no other person or place I would trust more with my fur children!
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Bumpy’s second stay was wonderful! This time he was with Keren and her family for a whole week. This was the first time I had been away from him for such a long period but everything went fine. I got regular updates and pictures. I could tell he had been well cared for by his greeting when I returned. He was very happy to see me, overjoyed, but once he got a treat and one of his favorite chewy chicken rawhides, he was calm, going about his regular antics. The transition from Keren home to mine was seamless. Keren I thank you and Bumpy thanks you for a wonderful vacation!
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Keren and family were absolutely wonderful! Keren responded within just a few hours to my request to watch my dog Eva and was very willing and flexible in doing a meet and greet. At the meet and greet I felt instantly at ease about Keren and her family looking after Eva. Everyone in the famly was very welcoming of Eva and me, and Keren was generous in offering her time to learn about Eva. As well, Keren is very tuned in with dogs and sensitive to their needs. Eva is a rescue dog and very wary with new people. Keren immediately sensed this with her, sat down on the floor, and made a connection with Eva. I was very appreciative and impressed by this. Zancoo, their pug is also a delight and was very easy for Eva to get along with. While I was away, Keren sent pictures of Eva, who was warmly brought into their family and had lots of time at the beach. When I arrived to pick up Eva, she was relaxed and happy. I highly recommend Keren and her family. Wonderful dog caregivers!
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Bumpy’s first stay with Keren was perfect. He was so excited to see he was going back to her home when we drove up. Bumpy and I had done a meet and greet with Keren and another family, the other family was nice and I could tell they love dogs but Bump didn’t seem to be very comfortable. During our visit he stayed close to me and didn’t do much exploring. He had such a different reaction to Keren and her family, from the minute we walked in her door he was gone, sniffing, exploring, meeting the dog of the house. To see such a marked difference in his reaction made my chose easy, he was letting me know which family he preferred. So to pick him up at the end of his first stay with Keren and find him happy and tired after a trip to the beach and a walk was wonderful. I could tell he had bonded with Keren and I will not hesitate scheduling another visit.
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Keren and her family were great! Our puppy had a great time spending the week with her and her kids. She made him feel like he was home. She also sent pictures a few times while we were gone as well to show us how much fun they were having.
Keren and family were such great hosts for our boy Biz. This was our first time using DogVacay and Keren eased any worries we might have had by keeping us updated with notes and pictures. They took him to the beach and on lots of great outings - he was a relaxed and tired boy when he got home! Keren was even able to drop him off at our house on the last day, making it really convenient for us after getting home from a trip. It was a great experience, both for us and for Bismarck and we hope to see Keren again soon!
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Keren and her family do an amazing job taking care of our girl. I do not worry at all when she is with them and am able to relax and enjoy my vacation knowing that her and her kiddos are literally competing over who gets to have her in their room that night. :) It is obvious that they pay a lot of attention to the dogs in their care and that they truly love doing what they do. I plan on taking my dog to her anytime we go out of town.
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Keren was amazing with our dog. We were out of the country, so I needed to find someone I could trust - and Keren provided a family atmosphere like what our Cammie is used to - kids and all. Keren let us bring our crate because that's what Cammie is used to sleeping in at night, and I think that helped Cammie feel at home in her new temporary home. We interviewed 2 other prospective places to house Cammie (not from dogvacay) but it wasn't until the meet and greet with Keren that I knew that her family would be the absolutely best place for our dog. Keren is organized, an excellent communicator, and fantastic with the dogs. She provided frequent photo updates so we could see that Cammie was having fun at the beach and at home. Keren doesn't take anything more than she can handle (numbers-wise); there were only a couple of other dogs with her during Cammie's stay. Her kids help with doggie care as well. When her son was throwing the frisbee for Cammie to fetch during our meet and greet I knew it was the right place! When we picked up Cammie to bring her home today, it was like picking up a kid from a (calm) playdate with a couple of her friends - she was part of the gang :) I give my highest recommendation for Keren. I plan to be a regular with Keren, and already have her booked for our next getaway!
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Keren and her family took great care of Wally while I was away. He obviously enjoyed his stay with their family and I would not hesitate to have him stay with them again.
Great family! Never worried once-they even posted an update with pictures on our profile for us. Our dog fell in love with this family and it was a little hard to get her to leave them :) If you love your dog like family-this is the place you want them to be when they can't be with you!
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