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Sarita M.

16 Reviews
8 Repeat Guests
$25/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 2 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Strict

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 - American Staffordshire Terrier, Pit Bull - Bull Terrier, Dachshund, Pit Bull - Staffordshire Bull Terrier, Pit Bull - American Pit Bull Terrier

Sarita's Resident Pets

Caramelo
Lhasa Apso
Male
3 yr 5 mo old

Sarita's Apartment

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Children at home (13-18 years old)
Large Roof Deck
100% fenced & locked
Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside
Great for senior pets

About Sarita

5 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
Looking for personalized attention, cuddles, fun, park&beach trips, exercise and a safe-healthy life style for your pup? Here in Laguna Doggy Retreat we make it happen!

We love life filed with doggies and the happiness they bring into our lives. Working from home allows us to do what we love…. Enjoy being with our furry buddies, and providing the care they need.

We make sure they feel at home by playing, interacting and providing to their needs. Integrating them into our daily activities as members of our family, taking them on park, coffee or beach trips.

Caramelo, our 4 years old doggy, Lhasa apso, is always excited to have friend over. He is a great playmate who also knows how to provide space when a doggy needs it.

We are German-Peruvian couple: German quality with all the love and tenderness of the Peruvian culture. “Meet & Greet” is available, as a courtesy and opportunity to meet our future guest.

Please, let us know if you have questions.

Sarita & Christopher
Laguna Doggy Retreat





How do we guarantee what we promise ?...
- max. of 3 doggies as visitors.
- only small to medium size doggies.
- regular play and interaction
- offer 3 walks per day each of at least 15 min long: morning, mid-day & night
- daily visit to park or outdoor family activity (weather permitting)
- feed them 3 times a day, or as needed
- offer a welcoming doggy proof home


How do we make sure we offer a Safe and Healthy home for our visitors?
-Deep cleaning , every day of the main areas shared with our pups.


- GOLDEN RULE (for the benefit of all visitors) :
1) Record of current vaccinations (Rabis, Bordetella & D2PPL), or excuse from vet.
2) Flea treated doggy or flea free.
3) Potty trained pup.
4) Well-behaved, non-destructive & non-aggressive dog.




BOARDING

*Boarding fees : 24 hr of service.
*Any additional time is considered daycare fee.

For SMALL size dog:
$28* (boarding fee per night, for the first two night, boarding more than 5 days)
Thereafter $33 per night.

For MEDIUM size dog:
$35* (boarding fee per night, for the first two night, boarding more than 5 days)
Thereafter $40 per night.

HOLIDAY RATES
Valentines, Easter, Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas, & New Year season.
Small size dog: $40 & Medium size dog: $47

*Please be aware that holiday season book quickly. We confirm reservations on a first-come-first-serve policy.



DAY CARE :

full day 10hr 100% rate / half day 5hr 50% rate

For SMALL size dog:
$28 (discount daycare rate, for the first 2 days as introductory rate)
Thereafter $30 per day.

For MEDIUM size dog:
$30 (discount daycare rate, for the first 2 days as introductory rate)
Thereafter $35 per day.








WHO IS SARITA & CHRISTOPHER? DO THEY HAVE EXPERIENCE?

We volunteered more than 2 years in L.A. for Dogs Without Borders, a non-profit rescue organization (http://dogswithoutborders.org/) by fostering many different pups that were in the transitions between rescue and adoption. It was a season in our life that we enjoyed tremendously knowing that we were providing a loving-caring home to those special souls when was most needed. This is how we eventually met our Caramelo.
Previous to that, we both grew up with dogs cherishing the special connection that can only be created between humans and dogs.







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Frequently Asked Questions:



How does overnight booking work?

Our overnight booking starts on the first date that you select and ends on the last date you select. Our overnight booking rate will pay for 24hrs of care (per night booked). This means that if you book for one night and drop off your pup at 8AM, your overnight charge will pay up to 8AM the following day. If you need to pick up later than the 24hr time period, this will need to be arranged before hand and will be charged an additional day care rate.

How does daycare booking work?

Our daycare rate pays for up to 10 hours of care. If you need longer than 10 hours of daycare, we will charge an additional $5. Drop off and pick up times will be set before the booking is accepted.

How do you communicate?

We like to communicate via DogVacay. This way everything stays on the record and we are all able to easily keep track of our conversations. We do use the DogVacay app so we are able to send photos and respond to your message quickly. If you do not have the ability to download the DogVacay app (or wish to), you will receive all our correspondence via email from DogVacay.

What do I need to bring for the booking?

Your pup will need his/her food and his/her bed (blanket, crate, or whatever he/she sleeps in). If your pup has separation anxiety, you may also want to bring one of your worn t-shirts (not washed) that has your scent on it so your pup can cuddle with it when he/she misses you.

My dog is leash aggressive but is perfectly friendly off leash. Is this fine?

Unfortunately, we are not able to accept dogs that are leash aggressive. We define leash aggression as barking, growling, or lunging at people or dogs while on a leash. We live in an apartment community and have to keep all dogs on leash while we are going outside or even out to the rooftop dog park. While your pup is on a leash, it is very probable that we will come in contact with other people and pups in the hallways. For this reason, we cannot accept a dog that could cause harm or even make someone else fear that they will be harmed.

What happens if we found fleas on your pup during her/his stay?
We notify the owners about the finding & proceed to take the pup for a flea bath which will be charged for reimbursement to owner. Usually, for a small size pup this service starts at $35 according to grooming salon (Receipt is presented).

What time is the latest that I can pick up my pup?
It is 9pm. Later than that is considered an additional boarding night.

What time is the latest that I can drop off my pup?
It is 5pm. It is important to transition slowly into the night to avoid anxiety on the part of the pup. The additional hours of the day provide time for the pup to ease into the night, away from family owners.


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Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Leash Pulling

Sarita M.

16 Reviews
8 Repeat Guests
$25/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 2 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Strict

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated December 9, 2016

Credentials

Background Checked
This sitter has passed a background check, which searches a variety of criminal databases.
Home Checked
This Host has successfully passed our in-person verification visit and completed our 1-on-1 training program.
Course 101 Graduate
By completing courses at DogVacay University, hosts learn about best practices to help them provide the highest quality care for your dog.
Course 102 Graduate
By completing courses at DogVacay University, hosts learn about best practices to help them provide the highest quality care for your dog.
Facebook Connected
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Pack Promoter
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Web Training Complete
This sitter has completed an online presentation meant to provide an overview of sitting responsibilities.
Phone Interviewed
Serious hosts take the time to talk to us over the phone, get their questions asked and introduce themselves personally.
Pay through DogVacay for:
Premium Pet Insurance, 24/7 Customer Support and Daily Photo Updates!

Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Sarita's Home
$25 /night
  • Watches up to 4 dogs/night
  • Dogs will never be left unattended
  • 3-4 potty breaks/day
  • 3+ walks/day
  • Pets will sleep in their own beds
Daycare At Sarita's Home
$28 /day
  • Watches up to 4 dogs/day
Dog Walking
$20 /half-hour
$40 /hour
  • Willing to travel 8 miles
Home Visits
$20 /visit
  • Willing to travel 8 miles
Baths
$15 /bath
Pick-Up/Drop-Off
$10 each way
  • Willing to travel 7 miles
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16 Reviews
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Sarita is wonderful and very knowledgable about dogs. She has fostered dogs in the past and is now looking for friends for her adorable pup, Caramelo.

She has two children who are ready and excited to welcome new furry friends into their home. They are a team and are looking forward to work together to provide exceptional care and love to your pup.

Their home is spacious and will have plenty of room for your pup to stretch his/her legs. Sarita walks pups three times a day, giving your pup plenty of exercise and fresh air as they explore this beautiful neighborhood!
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My puppy came home very happy and Sarita was very accomodating. Her kids were very sweet, I trust my puppy was well taken care of. Would definitely recommend.
Sarita was very nice and accomodating! She also has an adorable dog that was very accepting of our pup. Would recommend any time!
Very responsive and sent wonderful photos of Maggie's vacay! Great host for a little dog! Thank you.
My dog Lolita loved her and her family. Lolita came back super happy and in shape.
Sarita is such a loving, caring person and was great with my Aspen! Sarita hand fed Aspen when Aspen didn't eat the first day. Her children enjoy the dogs also. Aspen will be back again soon! I highly recommend Sarita!
Sarita is amazing!! I've never left my 16 year old yorkie with ANYONE, especially a doggie sitter. My fur baby was soooo happy and relaxed and perfect when I picked him up. Sarita was amazin, understanding, flexible and very detailed about our needs and what she would provide. She sent me picutures thru out my absence and it made me feel very comfortable. I will definitely be using her in the future!!
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Sarita was amazing to my dog, Mr. Chow. Its was great that she sent pictures of him throughout his stay. I highly recommend her as a doggy host. She definitely makes you feel at ease and comfortable with her care. Thank you Sarita, Mr. Chow will be coming back to play soon!
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Jimmy really enjoyed his stay!
Sarita was an exceptional sitter for my dog Guenther! Her home is very easy to find, inviting, clean and spacious for the dogs to play. I received numerous photos of my pup playing at the park with the other dogs she hosted. She was always available if I had questions or concerns. Not to mention her caring and loving spirit for animals and people. I highly recommend her services!
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Sarita was amazing, she was accommodating and took the time to send photos of my pup enjoying herself. I never felt stressed or worried about leaving Taranis with Sarita, would definitely rebook with Sarita.
Was in town and needed a sitter for our dog while we attended a concert in the area. We were having trouble finding a dog sitter on such short notice, since everywhere else was booked. But Sarita was available and responded within 15 minutes after we requested a booking. This was our first time using dogvacay, so we were a little unsure at first. But everything went smoothly, we were even sent pictures (via dogvacay) of our dog's day at the park. She even let us pick our dog up at 11 pm, so we didn't have to board him overnight. And their resident dog is such a cutie, and got along great with our dog. Would book them again if we are ever back in town!
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Riley had a great time!! I received lots of pictures from Sarita of Riley playing and taking walks over the week I was away. I am happy with the care that Riley received and would recommend her. I would also use Sarita again for Riley's care!! Thank you!!
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In a bind while on vacation, we had to stay an extra day. Sarita was so understanding and accommodated our request to keep our dog an extra day! Highly recommended!
Sarita and family are excellent pet boarders that give special attention to your pet as well as yourself. Having used Sarita and family to host our GoldenDoodle for the first time, we were ecstatic with the results. Daily communication and pics were provided giving us a sense of comfort. I highly recommend Sarita!
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I'm very happy with the service Sarita has provided
We left our 8 year old Bassett Dolce with Sarita for 8 days. She was very kind and in touch with me with pictures and videos so I could relax. She changed her food when she was too stubborn to eat. We were happy to leave Dolce with her and would do it again !!!
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