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Serena S.

2 Reviews
1 Repeat Guest
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Cancellation Policy:

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 Pets OK for House Sitting
Dogs, Cats, Fish, Rabbits, gerbils, hamsters, or pet rodents, Caged birds, Reptiles

Serena's Resident Pets

Labrador Retriever
2 yr 5 mo old
Other Pets & Animals: Cats, Rabbits, gerbils, hamsters, or pet rodents

Serena's Apartment

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Children at home (Under 5 years old)
Air-conditioned inside
Smoke-free home

About Serena

2 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
Don't like the idea of a cage or kennel for days on end?

Want your pet to have 100% attention whilst you're away?

Of course! Me too!

When I go away, I want to know that my precious pets are being cared for and not left alone for hours on end, while people work. Nor do I want my babies in a foreign environment, or cages/kennels for days on end. It's not what they are used to and I know they would hate it.

That's why as a stay at home mom to my daughter, I am able to give your pet my full attention, company and care. Exactly what I would expect from a pet sitter.

I have a labrador retriever so if your pet stays with us for the day or overnight we will have SO much fun. Your pet will be stimulated, have company from both humans and our canine baby and forget all about missing home. I will also not leave your pet unattended at all and can take them for walks and bathroom breaks that suit their needs (a few short walks or one long walk).

If you prefer your pet to remain in their own environment, I can come to you. I don't need to run out to work, so again, your pet will get my full attention for the duration of my stay. Perfect peace of mind!

A little about me:
I live in Brooklyn with husband (Also work from home), our one year old daughter, our labrador retriever Blake, our two cats and two guinea pigs. So a full house. I moved from the UK to the USA two years ago and have had pets my entire life. I walked dogs in the UK and have had a range of pets growing up from goats and chickens to rabbits, cats and now dogs.

I have an academic interest in animals too with a degree in Zoology (focussing on animal behavior), a Masters in Integrative Bioscience (more animal behavior, conservation) and a PhD in Microbiology.

Come and give us a try. We offer a warm, loving home for your pet while you are away that you can trust and will want to recommend!. And because we know how scary it is to place that trust in people with something so precious, we send daily picture and text/email updates for peace of mind.
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Can administer oral medicine
Post-surgical pets

Serena S.

2 Reviews
1 Repeat Guest
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Cancellation Policy:


  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated January 23, 2017


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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.
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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Serena's Home
$45 /night
  • Watches up to 1 dog /night
  • Dogs will never be left unattended
  • 3-4 potty breaks/day
  • 2 walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
House Sitting Overnight At Your Home
$55 /night
  • Dogs will never be left unattended
  • Willing to travel 7 miles
Daycare At Serena's Home
$30 /day
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/day
Dog Walking
$15 /half-hour
$25 /hour
  • Willing to travel 7 miles
$30 /visit
  • Willing to travel 7 miles
$15 /bath
$10 each way
  • Willing to travel 7 miles
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1 Testimonial
Oct 2016
The very first thing I noticed when I first met Serena was her desire to care for animals and be a steward of all living things. At the time, she owned 4 cats and 2 guinea pigs, and I could tell she loved them deeply.

When I learned she was also a Zoology major in college, volunteered at local zoos, and has been an animal lover her entire life, I knew she had a truly nurturing personality that thrives on caring for animals, and others.

In addition to her care for animals, I was amazed at the first time I stepped into her house. It was tidy, clean, and free of all animal smells. No small feat with two rodents and four felines in one tiny British home. Not only does she care and love all animals deeply, but her cleanliness and attention to their hygiene is like nothing I had seen before.

Not surprisingly, these are among the many reasons I chose to marry Serena, and have her care for my children. Her nurturing and caring personality and deep respect for animals and stewardship has made her a fantastic mother, as well as a fantastic caretaker of our 2 cats, dog and 2 guinea pigs.

2 Reviews
Serena was wonderful with my best friend peppi- a 14 year old sheep dog who I love more than anything. She has a beautiful family that were very caring with my dog. I appreciated the pictures she sent me each day and how reassuring she was to this nervous, anxious dog lover. On a side note I highly recconrnd dog vacay over the other service (rover) they do a better, more thorough job of vetting their dog-sitters. All in all a positive experience.
i wish i can give serena salvata 10stars she was very nice and my 13yr old bichon that never was away from me over nite was very comfortable with her and she sent pics to me .if i need this service again serena is the one i will use dayvacy is a great idea as i didnt want frosty cage she had the freedom of serena apt and her family to give her the attention she is use too thanks again serena
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