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Reina V.

11 Reviews
5 Repeat Guests
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Pet Requirements

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

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About Reina

Half-Marathoner who only takes one dog at a time for the most loving, safest and personalized experience in the West Village!

A dog-lover since birth, I grew up in California surrounded by many dog brothers and sisters! Now in Manhattan, and without a buddy of my own, I'd love the opportunity to shower your little gal/guy with attention, fun walks/jaunts along the beautiful Hudson River Park, and, if they are not familiar with it already, a healthy dose of salsa music and dancing in the living room!

I'm comfortable with small and large dogs alike having grown up with Rotweillers, Pit Bull mixes, German Shepherds, Labradors, Terriers etc. so your baby is safe with me!

We only take one dog at a time (or dog siblings and friends that already know each other) and we have no live-in pets so you can be assured that your buddy will be safe and receive personalized care and tons of attention!

We do require that pups be fully house-broken, and although we would want to take all dogs, given that our super lives right above us, unfortunately we cannot take on dogs that have severe separation anxiety.

Our lovely, cozy abode: I work from home most days (my partner-in-love works outside home during the day), so can be available to dog sit during the day and of course overnight stays. Your doggie would be staying in a 1 bedroom apartment with couch privileges so he/she can feel perfectly comfortable and at ease. The apartment is a short skip and jump to Washington Square Park, Hudson River Valley Park/West Side Highway, and dog runs so you can be sure they will get the exercise and fresh air they need to feel their best during their vacation!

If you choose me, I'm very meticulous, and would ask you all the needed questions to ensure that I get the inside scoop on what your baby prefers, any quirks, and most importantly, any health/medicinal needs your doggie requires.

I also am a newly-minted half-marathoner (very un-impressive to full marathoners, but I digress). This means that if your dog likes to go for runs then he/she may just be my ideal running coach!

I have created a thorough online questionnaire so as to capture all of your pup's important deets so they'll always have a "file" with us. :)

Additionally, we live in a shoe-free zone, so after every walk, I wipe down your dog's paws and ensure that he/she is clean, and well-taken care of at all times. The entire apt. is puppy-proofed and since we do not have dogs of our own (we wish we did!), please rest assured that they will get tons of love, affection, and playtime.

Throw in a healthy dose of pictures and video-taking, I will be in contact with you as often as you would like me to. :)

I'm easy-going and fun-loving and if you have any special requests please do not hesitate to ask/reach out.

Looking forward to welcoming your pup into my home!


Tia Morena

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Reina V.

11 Reviews
5 Repeat Guests
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  • Last updated August 20, 2014


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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Reina's Home
$50 /night
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/night
House Sitting Overnight At Your Home
$70 /night
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
Daycare At Reina's Home
$45 /day
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/day
Dog Walking
$20 /half-hour
$38 /hour
  • Willing to travel 2 miles
$25 /visit
  • Willing to travel 5 miles
$30 /bath
$20 each way
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
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11 Reviews
AWESOME! Candy got the grand tour of NYC whilst I was in conference. Candy loved her!
We just brought Waffles home from her 2nd stay with Aunt Reina. We were sad to leave her since she recently slipped a disc in her back, but we wouldn't have trusted her to anyone else in her delicate condition. We are so blessed that Waffles has such a great sitter! Our flight got delayed a few hours and Reina was able to keep our little girl an extra day at a moments notice, and sent plenty of great pictures for us to swoon over while we were away!
This was Lady's 2nd time with Reina and it was just as good as the first. Lady came home happy and excited and tired! Reina sent me photo updates and texts "from lady" that just made my day. Thanks again Reina and we will see you soon I am sure!
Morena was a really great host. I travel regularly for work, and it is very stressful for me when I feel like my dog isnt in the best possible care being taken care of. Morena was amazing and really made it possible for me to completely take my mind off of if Lady was ok. Her text updates and pictures were great and so cute! It really was nice to be able to see her and know that she was happy. Lady came home as if she had spent a week at summer camp: worn out with a big smile. And, Morena even gave her a bath and sent Lady home smelling great. When I missed my flight, Morena was really great about keeping Lady another day, and, even went and got Lady her very specific dog food. I will definitely use this service again. Thanks Morena!
she texted me pics, Tootsie clearly loved being there! Highly recommend
Reina was the most amazing host! She kept my dog Rudy while I was a way for over a week and could not have done a better job! She was in constant contact with me while I was away and sent me pictures and videos on a daily basis. She took Rudy to the dog park and played fetch with him for hours at a time. She is so friendly and helpful, I could tell Rudy loved staying with her! It was a huge comfort for me to know that Rudy was in her care while I was away, and I would recommend her services to anyone and everyone!
Reina was an amazing host! She was so friendly and accommodating. I could tell she really loved dogs. My dog always cries when he leaves me, and I don't think he even noticed til later that I was gone!

She took him to the park for long walks both days, which is great for him, and texted me pictures and what they'd done for the day for the two days I was gone. I would definitely love to have Dexter stay with her again.
Reina was fantastic. Long time dog owners, we have worked with a dog walker and doggie daycare- this was our first experience with DogVacay and we loved it (and loved Reina specifically!). A few highlights:

Communication! Clear, specific with pictures and updates about the things I really wanted to know.

Caring! Reina has a special place in her heart for dogs and it shows. Her empathy and love for those she cares for shines through.

Careful! I am a worrier. It's my nature. I felt very confident that Reina was attending to the details that meant Maggie would be safe with her inside and out of the apartment.

Highly recommend!
This was Zucker's second overnight with Reina. This time, she was watching another young pup so Zucker had a dog to play with. The next day, they went out to a gated handball court and played fetch which both dogs (and Reina!) loved. Reina is the best. Warm, loving, caring, attentive and goes the extra mile. I highly recommend her to anyone with a small to medium dog.
Reina is the best!!! Effusive, enthusiastic, caring, generous. She asked lots of questions and wanted to make sure that she understood exactly what to do. She seems to have gone out of her way to entertain Zucker and to make sure he was part of her daily routine. My pup was happy when I picked him up and looked happy in the photos she emailed me. Thank you, Reina.
Our pup Waffles just got home from her stay with Reina and she looks like she had a great time. We received constant updates and adorable photos of Waffles throughout her stay. Reina is great and so sweet, she cared for our girl like she was her own which is just what we were hoping for. Waffles has definitely found her new dog sitter and I'm sure she can't wait to go back for a visit!
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