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Michael and Cathy F.

36 Reviews
16 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 4 hours
  • 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 Breeds Not Accepted
Pit Bull - Bull Terrier, Pit Bull - American Pit Bull Terrier

Michael and Cathy's Resident Pets

2 yr 11 mo old

Michael and Cathy's House

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Large Yard
100% fenced
Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside
Great for senior pets

About Michael and Cathy

35 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
Dogs are our BEST FRIENDS and they deserve to be treated the best. We give them the best care possible and provide them with a loving, compassionate home away from home while they have to be away from their families. We do everything to make sure they feel right at home. We go for walks, have lots of playtime and just relax and chill too. Whatever your pet normally does at home we can do here too. We walk to a nearby park with walking paths, we play in the yard and we play inside too. We have a large home with a lot of room to play or just relax if your dog is older and just likes a quiet place to rest.
We are home most of the time so your dog will not be unattended. We have been doing this for a very long time, and really enjoy the dogs. You can trust we will take the best care of your pet with lots of attention and care while they have to be away from you. We give you daily updates with photos of what your pet is up to sent to your phone. And you are welcome to check in anytime you feel the need to.

Prices start at $35.00 for small dogs. Large dogs and puppies are more.
Thank you and we look forward to meeting you and your dog.
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Can administer oral medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery

Michael and Cathy F.

36 Reviews
16 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 4 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:


  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated February 22, 2017


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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.
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Disaster Relief
This sitter has completed training for the DogVacay Disaster Relief Program and volunteered to help displaced pets in the event of a natural disaster.
Phone Interviewed
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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Michael and Cathy's Home
$35 /night
  • Watches up to 4 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for no more than 1 hour/day
  • 5+ potty breaks/day
  • 2 walks/day
  • Pets will sleep in their own beds
Dog Walking
$25 /half-hour
$40 /hour
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
$25 /visit
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
$15 /bath
$15 each way
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
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36 Reviews
We have two Mini Goldendoodles, Lola and Abigail. Lola has stayed with Michael and Cathy before, but this was Abigail's first time. Abigail is a little skittish but she did great. Cathy was awesome with her! Both loved playing with their dog Max. Cathy sent pictures and kept me updated on their stay. They will be staying with them again in March! We would definitely recommend Michael and Cathy.
Cathy and Michael were wonderful with my Maggie. Everything went smooth and they were very flexible on pick up times too.
We could not be happier that Oakley stayed with Michael and Cathy over Christmas! From the accounts and pictures, it was clear she was treated like part of their family and she loved every minute of it. We were a little surprised we were able to get her to come home with us!

Cathy was incredibly helpful and accommodating when I realized I had mistakenly booked the vacay one day shorter than necessary. She very quickly and easily created a new vacay for the extra day and we were able to finish our own vacation without having to worry about our pooch!
Michael and Cathy were very responsive for a last minute urgent request. Ziggy had a great 2 nights stay. We will definitely use their services again
Our two Cairn Terriers, Erin and Maggie, enjoyed their stay with Cathy and family. Maggie, our one year old had a great time with Max, Cathy’s dog. Erin our fifteen year old senior was content to watch Max and Maggie play. Both dogs came home unstressed after their weeklong stay. We were kept informed of how they were doing through photos and messages from Cathy. She couldn’t have been friendlier or more accommodating, Erin and Maggie were well taken care of, and we will definitely have Cathy watch them during our future trips. We highly recommend Cathy and her family as caring hosts for your dogs.
Our dog Sofie had a great time on her vacation! Cathy took excellent care of her and we will definitely use Cathy the next time we are out of town.
It was great to get daily updates and pictures of our dogs! Another nice thing was they never booked more than 3 dogs at a time!
Our dog is only 8 months and first time away from our family. Cathy sent pictures of his stay and I'm certain he had a fantastic time. And when our return home was forced into an extra day, they were extremely accommodating and understanding.
Couldn't have been happier with Cathy and Michael! I received updates with pictures. Bella and Jack must have had a lot fun because they came home very tired! Very pleased and would book again with them!
Michael and Cathy were great. Cathy sent updated pictures and notes on how my pups were doing as well as how they were spending their day. I felt very comfortable knowing that they were in good hands and were having a fun and normal time at their house. Thanks again..
Lola had another great stay with Max, Cathy, Michael and their family. They take such good care of her. We would definitely recommend them if you are looking for someone to watch your dog. .
This was our second time leaving our puppy with Cathy and Michael and I can't say enough about them they are AWESOME !! !Lola loves being there and has such a great time playing with their dog Max. I would recommend them to anyone and already booked Lola's next stay. .
This is the second time we left Mollie with Cathy and Michael. They are very accommodating to Mollie and us. We had to extend her stay one day and it was fine with them. Mollie is very happy there and when she comes home it is as if she was never away. She gets all the love and attention she wants and her routine is the same as at home. Thank you Cathy and Mike we are so glad you can take Mollie.
Cathy and her family are fantastic with our dog Mollie. When we went for the initial meet and greet I explained my concerns that Mollie is older and just needs a quiet place and Cathy assured me that is what she will get. Mollie really likes Cathy and when we leave her there is no turning back to see where we are going. She just goes right with Cathy into her house and I don't think she even misses us! it is so nice to know our dog is so well taken care of.
We will continue to ask Cathy and Michael to care for Mollie when we are gone.
We were leaving our 5 month old puppy for the first time and I looked at a number of different host family's and found Michael and Cathy. When the day came to leave her I was a wreck. Within a half hour Cathy sent me my first picture of their dog Max and Lola, with a text message letting me know Lola was just fine. Max and Lola were playing together and becoming friends. I continued to received pictures and text messages throughout her stay. Lola looked like she was having so much fun, I was afraid she wouldn't want to come back home. Lola definitely loved Max, their family and was very happy. I would recommend Michael and Cathy to anyone and have already booked her next stay.
We were very appreciative that Cathy was willing to take our pups last minute when the previous sitter that we had interviewed and booked to care for them cancelled on us the day that we had scheduled to leave for vacation.
I cannot explain how amazing Cathy is with our dogs. We have booked several times with her and every time we do our dogs have a blast with her and her family. She treats them like family and they get plenty of exercise while we are away. The longest time we booked with Cathy was almost 2 weeks for our wedding and honeymoon.

Look no further and book with her because it is a wonderful treat to have peace of mind knowing that they are having a blast while we are away.

Thanks again!
My dog Gracie has stayed with Cathy 2 times now and we are thrilled to have found a home away from home for her when we travel. Gracie is very eager to go with Cathy when we drop her off and comes back to us happy and well cared for. Their experience raising and training dogs is very apparent and makes us feel all the more confident.
Kathy and her sons were fantastic sitters for our two dogs Bailey and Jake! This was the first time we left them with a sitter other than family, but it didn't matter because they treated our pooches like family! Kathy was very thorough during our meet and greet and we had updates to let us know that they were happy and enjoying their time together! I would recommend Kathy and her sons to anyone that is unsure of leaving your dog for the first time!
Cathy was extremely friendly and professional. She responded to my message regarding the last-minute boarding of my puppy within an hour and was easy to reach via text messages prior to the drop-off as well as during Pickles' stay with her. Cathy made me feel comfortable with leaving my puppy in her and her family's care (first time I had to leave her with any one besides family!). She also sent pictures via text to my phone letting me know how Pickles was doing. I would definitely recommend this family as a second home to anyone's dog!
They watched our two pitbull mixes over our wedding. They made it so easy for us to leave them and I never worried! They'll be watching them for 10 days while we go on our honeymoon and I know it'll go just as smoothly! Thanks! Venessa & Dan
Once again, my dog Comet had a great time with Michael, Travis and Cathy! Cathy sends me photos of Comet being one of their family and it really makes me feel so good about my decision to use them as Comet ' s family while we are out of town. He learns new tricks and has improved so much walking on a leash, that I no longer use a harness to walk him.
Responds quickly to reservation requests and accepted a reservation on a short notice. Took good care of my pet with temporary limitations. Thanks.
Cathy & her family were amazing with my pups! I have two pit bull mixes (one is only 6 months old), & they had no trouble accommodating their needs, they even provided us with training tips for both of them! This is the 1st time we have used a service like this and they more than exceeded our expectations. They will be watching them for us over our wedding and honeymoon and I'm sure we'll come back to 2 very happy dogs :) I would highly recommend them to anyone else looking for a sitter!
Carmel stayed with Michael and Cathy in 2013 and again in 2014. She was well kept, health, and happy when we picked her-up. They were prompt in responding to our vacation requests. This year they took Carmel on short notice. Very nice people, nice quiet neighborhood. We felt great knowing she was staying with a nice family during our absence.
My dog, Comet, had a wonderful vacation with Cathy and Michael, and their son, Travis. I had such peace of mind knowing that he was with a family who was ready to care for him and make him feel at home. This is so much better than having Comet stay at a kennel. It's like having a family friend watch your furry loved one. I will definitely use them again. Thank you!
Coco had a fabulous time and we did not worry at all. She gave me daily updates and it made us all feel at ease.
Easton had such a great stay! Cathy was fantastic to work with in planning Easton's doggy vacay and he came back home just as happy as when he left. Easton will be back for our next trip!
Very nice family and very accommodating! Gabby was happy and relaxed on drop off and pick up. Their experience shows.
Second time we've had Michael and Cathy watch our dog, we feel comfortable leaving her with them and thank them for taking such good care of our Cali!
I am so happy with my decision to have my dog Major stay with Michael and Cathy while my family and I went on vacation. They took such wonderful care of Major, and we really looked forward to the updates that we received. It was so nice to know that Major was so well taken care of. I can't thank Michael and Cathy enough for being such wonderful hosts to major. I would definitely leave my dog with them again.
Michael and Cathy were great! Considering we had a last minute booking for the holiday weekend, they were very accommodating. We left our dog with them Friday-Monday on Labor Day weekend, they were very kind, and sent us photos and a text every day to let us know what Cali was up to. They played with her and took her for walks just like they would with their own dog. I would use this family and service again and recommend Michael and Cathy to anyone!
What a loving home! Cathy and her family could not have been nicer to "the boys". They were VERY WELL taken care of! Thank you so very much.!!! I would highly recommend this home for your dogs vacation.
We are extremely pleased that we chose Mike and Cathy as a host to have all of our three dogs with them. They took care of them as if they were their own dogs. All dogs were accommodated the way we keep them at our house. They took them out for a walk on regular basis as well as spending play time with them. One of the dogs needed more attention than other two and needless to say that they excelled our expectations. Dogs accommodation was in a large house which was very neat and clean. Dogs had ample room to play in the house. We were receiving daily email from Cathy explaining our dogs daily activities. Seeing dogs picture along with email was extremely enjoyable and pleasing. I could not think that any one would have done a better job than Mike and Cathy to take care of our dogs. When a need arise in future, I would not think twice to choose them as a host again for our dogs. I would definitely recommend Mike and Cathy as a host for your dog accommodations.
What a wonderful family! We sing praises to Michael and Cathy for taking such wonderful care of our dog Chief while we went on vacation. We will definitely call again and highly recommend them to all! This is our first time using DogVacay and we were very nervous as we had an unfortunate experience at a kennel. I could tell instantly at the meet and greet that they were a perfect fit! They asked great questions and I could tell that they were not only a caring family, but also had a lot of experience with dogs. They were very nurturing and loving toward Chief. They are true dog lovers. They even took the time to teach Chief a few new tricks during his week long stay and gave him a birthday treat. Our children really enjoyed receiving daily pictures of Chief via text. Michael and Cathy went above and beyond! I wish they lived closer, but it is well worth the 30 minute drive. I would drive even farther for the amazing care this family provides. They are top notch!
All I can say is "wow!". Michael was great! We had a happy puppy who got tons of play time and love!

Michael also kept us up to date with pictures throughout the weekend and a nice collage to take home. We were very, very fortunate to have him and will definitely use him again!

Indy says "Thank you!!!!"
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