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Mike W.

55 Reviews
30 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 40 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
All Ages OK
Must Be Vaccinated

Mike's Resident Pets

Golden Retriever
1 yr 1 mo old
Golden Retriever
2 yr 1 mo old
Other Pets & Animals: Cats

Mike'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 Mike

60 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
I have over 60 years experience raising, training, breeding, and showing Golden Retrievers.

Rest assured that while your "fur baby" is here, he will be treated like one of my own.

A portion of all revenues is donated to various animal rescue groups.

PS: Don't be surprised if your dog comes home a bit more spoiled than he was when he arrived......

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Can administer oral medicine
Can administer injected medicine

Mike W.

55 Reviews
30 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 40 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:


  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated November 15, 2016


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
This Host has provided DogVacay access to their Facebook information.
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.
Pay through DogVacay for:
Premium Pet Insurance, 24/7 Customer Support and Daily Photo Updates!

Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Mike's Home
$20 /night
  • Watches up to 5+ dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 1 - 2 hours/day
  • 3-4 potty breaks/day
  • 3+ walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
Daycare At Mike's Home
$20 /day
  • Watches up to 4 dogs/day
$35 /hour
$50 /min
$100 /max
$35 /bath
$10 each way
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
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55 Reviews
Mr. Mike was really awesome! He treated & cared for Jack like he was his own. It was the first time in the 10 years I've had Jack & had to board him that I felt completely relaxed & confident that he was getting the attention & care he needs.
What a night & day difference from my typical boarding experience's.
We 'lost' our long standing dog sitter that we loved and were a bit anxious about the process of finding a new one. We all went to meet Mike first and were impressed to see how he handled our 2 dogs. We were gone for a week out of the country, and were confident that they were in good hands. It is a relief to have found a replacement so quick! I have no problem recommending him!
Jessie loved his stay with Mike. I really appreciated being able to place him so quickly. Mike was recommended by a neighbor and we can't thank her enough.
Jessie went in without any hesitation the first day the second day he jumped out and pulled me to the door. Jessie is a bit over weight and Mike gave us some pointers on what to feed him and how much to get him to his ideal weight. Thanks Mike for such a great experience. It gives us peace of mind to know when we take our next vacation we can go without worry knowing Jessie will be happy and well cared for.
Anne and Doug Womack
Maia had a wonderful time at Mike's. She made friends and learned to play frisbee. He responded to all queries that we made about her while we were away, with photos! I would definitely board with him again - highly recommended.
We had never been away from our little Simone for more than an overnighter! Leaving her for four nights was traumatic - for us! Mike made us feel comfortable from the moment we dropped Simone off - she trotted away without a backward glance! Four days later (and some reassuring photos via messaging) and we picked up a happy pooch. Thank you so much Mike and we would definitely recommend him for your treasured fur baby.
Mike was wonderful. He was very easy to work with and took wonderful care of my June Bug. I will definitely come to Mike again for any boarding needs. Thank you.
My dog had a great time and was safe with Mike and Rita -- thanks for taking great care of Kia.
Mr. Mike is very mindful of the dogs in his care.
I would not hesitate in leaving my Dog with Mr. Mike again. He was very happy when we picked him up and even a bit relax.Was so nice not to have to worry about my dog while on vacation. Made our time away even better.
Thanks again Mr. Mike
Mr. Mike was fantastic! He was willing to take in our dog with little notice and was very flexible about drop off and pick up times. Our trip home was delayed, and he was very accommodating and understanding. I would definitely call on him to dog sit for us again.
Very knowledgeable and extremely friendly! definitely will be using Mike again!
Everything was great. I will use again. Thanks Mike.
Mr. Mike was a lifesaver! My request was very last minute, but he was not hesitant to accept. I even threw some antibiotics in the mix even more last minute, but once again he wasn't hesitant to keep my 12 week old pup with a UTI. He answered all my questions and concerns , and was very responsive to messages throughout my trip. He said that my pup made very good friends with his dog Stormy! Mr. Mike will be my go o next time I have to leave my fur baby.
I recently boarded my two dogs with Mike while I went on a week vacation. The whole experience was great. Mike was very responsive and so friendly. He's clearly a dog person and I had no reservations about leaving my pups for the week. When I picked them up they were both calm, happy, and clean. I would definitely recommend Mike.
Mike was a pleasure to deal with. Did a wonderful jobs keeping puppies. Highly recommend.
Pups told me they were very happy here.
Mike was wonderful! I will book with him every time from now on! It was my first experience with Dogvacay and he was so helpful and kind.
Dogs were well cared for!
Mr. Mike was very good and our girls were well cared for.
Mike treats our dogs like one of his own. You can tell when you pick them up that they were well cared for and had a good time. Thanks Mike for taking such good care of these members of our family.
Mike, thank you very much for taking such good care of Hamish & Dougal. They were very well taken care of at your home.
Mike is wonderful! We were able to enjoy our family vacation knowing that Parish was in such great hands. Mike gave us updates and sent pics . Professional, caring dog care:)
Sugar thoroughly enjoyed her stay with Mike! Throughout the week Mike sent us pictures and videos of Sugar! She was always happy and my kids enjoyed seeing photos and getting updates:). I will definitely use Mike again when we need a place for Sugar. I know she was well cared!!
As always Mike gave our two terriers the best of care. They even got to watch TV on Mikes lap just like at home. Mikes care for our pets was exceptional helped by his years of experience with show dogs and his obvious love of dogs.

Thanks Mike
Tom & Fanny
My baby girl enjoyed her stay! She was so spolled by Mike. He really is wonderful with dogs. She came back healthy and haooy, unlike the times when I have had to board her. I will never leave her at the vet again! Thank you for caring for my baby Mike!
This was my first time to use DogVacay and the first time I've ever boarded Slate. I was more than weary at first, but after looking at Mike's history on here, and then meeting him at his house; I felt more than comfortable leaving Slate with him for the weekend. The wall of awards Mike has was quite impressive and eased any concerns I had. Sitting down and getting to know him really made me feel comfortable leaving Slate there. I came back after a couple of days, and Slate seemed as good as he ever was. Maybe even a bit better. Mike is a great guy and definitely a great choice to watch your companion.
Mack had a great time. He was well cared for and came home tired from his doggy vacay. Thanks for taking good care of him!
More than you could ever hope for, for your puppies!!!! No one will care for them like Mike! I have never been so pleasantly surprised by someone, like I have been by Mike and his affection and passion for animals!
Mike was very knowledgeable and it was apparent that he loves dogs. He sent us pictures and videos each day that we were gone (nearly a week). I felt comfortable leaving our dog with him and didn't have to worry about whether or not she was ok. She even seemed a little sad on the drive home, so I think she enjoyed her stay!
Mike did an awesome job of taking care of our dog. The dog loved it so much at Mr. Mike's home, I don't think she wanted to leave.
Great host! Very knowledgeable about Goldens with lots of connections! We will definitely be bringing Oliver back!
All 4 of our Yorkies had a great time with Mike. We enjoyed our mini vacation knowing they were well cared for. Thanks Mike. Loved the daily pics too!
This was my second time boarding my golden Buddy with Mr. Mike. As always, I have always admired his service and commitment. Mr. Mike would update me with my dog's photo via email and text while I was away on a business trip, which made my day. He also gave me extremely good suggestions about the things that can help Buddy be a better dog, for example, things to do so that he doesn't pull his leash, etc. I have always liked Mr. Mike for his professionalism and would certainly recommend him to any dog owner who is willing to board their dog with him.
I would definitely recommend Mike to anyone. I was very nervous about having to leave my shelties and English bulldog, but Mike put me at ease right away. He answered all of my questions, and asked me questions about the dogs. He took the time to listen. I also appreciated the daily pictures and updates. It ended up being a nice vacation for my dogs as well as myself! Thanks!!
Mike, I can't thank you enough for coming to my rescue this past weekend and allowing me to make last minute reservations to leave Molly with you. Being able to just drop her off at a moment's notice and leave town knowing that I don't have to worry about her is without a doubt the most comforting feeling in the world. You are the best and I truly appreciate you being there and accepting my last minute reservation and your taking such wonderful care of my fur-baby. Thank you again!!!
Mike was wonderful and really put us at ease! He sent pictures and video and was flexible when our fight home got cancelled and we had to pick our two pups up later in the day. Highly recommend him!
Mike was awesome with our Bentley! He sent us multiple pictures each day and made sure to let us know how he was doing. I usually hate to board Bentley, but after meeting Mike and seeing his home, I knew our fur baby would be in great hands! When I picked Bentley up at the end of his stay, you could tell he had become attached to Mike! We will definitely be using him next time we go out of town!
Koa loved her stay! We were updated with photos and notes. I would recommend Mike to anyone!
Mike W is absolutely wonderful! He provided pictures of my dog every day while we were away. Mike is a real dog lover and I felt as though I were leaving my dog with a friend. I plan to use Mike again whenever we will need to leave our dog behind. So happy to have found such a perfect place for my pup!
Unfortunately, I was not able to give Mike more than a few days' notice that I was going out of town and needed him to keep Molly for me. But, as usual, he was very accommodating and very happy to keep her, even on such short notice. I am always very pleased with the way he takes care of Molly and how excited she gets when I tell her she's going to see Katie, Roo and Mike, which is evident by her wiggly butt and wagging tale at just the mention of their names. Mike also sends me lots of pictures with her playing and having the time of her life. I never have to worry that she's sitting in the corner somewhere missing me and staring at the door for me to come back because that's never gonna happen when she's with Mike. I would recommend Mike to anyone who is looking for someone that will take excellent care of their furry baby and treat him/her like he/she's is his own. You're the best Mike and, by the way, she loves her new toy and yes it comes to bed with us every night ... thank you so much!!!
Mr. Mike was WONDERFUL with Bruce our Bulldog and Presley our Boxer! They stayed with him for 10 Days! He seemed to have at least as much hair as I left him with so he is a patient man. He took great care to let us know how the boys were during our trip with frequent pictures and videos of them in "Action." Our girls were very happy to get them each evening.

We would not hesitate a second to book with Mike again, and likely will again soon!

Mike, Jo, Emma, and Ella
Paco and Senor were so happy to be back with Mr. Mike! This "vacay" was for 7 days, the longest I've been away from them but rest assured that they were in the best care I could ever ask for! As always I received pictures daily and I looked forward to that. Thanks again Mike and I'm sure we will see you soon!
Mike was fabulous!

We were away for ten days on a teacher training and a lot of the times we couldn't get to our phones until really late at night. Every night we got to our room we had pictures and videos of the babies, it seriously made our night every single time. We couldn't be happier and more at ease with how our dogs were taken care of. Very grateful to have found someone that gives my dogs (children!) love, attention and treats them like family. I will definitely recommend him to all doggie owners in town!
A friend recommended Mike to me and I couldn't be more happier with him! In fact, they will be back with Mike in a couple of weeks. He sent me pictures daily which I appreciated so much. Thanks again Mike and we will see you soon!
Mike is wonderful, with all the years of experience in Golden Retrievers, we couldn't ask for better pet sitter for Monty. He accommodated all our needs. Monty had a great time during our stay in Lafayette the daily pictures we had proven it. Mike accommodated his schedule to ours from the day of our arrival to the day of our departure. I will definitely recommend Mike’s services and I will use them again. Monty looks so happy and he loves his orange ball… Thank you Mike.
The stay at Mikes was fantastic. Ben and Beaux enjoyed their stay. Mike kept us updated with pictures. They looked like they were really enjoying themselves.

We were so pleased that we asked Mike if they were going to be able to come back sometime. He said of course. They had a great time.

It was raining when we went to get them, he opened the garage door so we could drive in to pick them up. That was quite special.

Thanks Mike.
Tom and Fanny
As always, Mike exceeded expectations.
Mike loves my dogs as if they were his own. They get plenty of play and exercise time and you will be receiving lots of pictures so you can see how your fur babies are doing. Mike is a truly pet lover that will take great care of your dog.
I think Mr. Mike is the best person in town who can take care of your loved one(s) while you are gone. I had left my golden retriever, Buddy, at Mr. Mike's place for a month. Cannot appreciate Mr. Mike enough for taking care of him and sending me his photos and videos on a daily basis. He took care of Buddy as I would have done. Moreover, Buddy made friends with the two goldens Katie and Roo. I am so glad that I left Buddy at Bruwin Kennel. Highly recommended..
I should have done this months ago. Mr. Mike was a wonderful host for Samson, and I will definitely use him again. I also recommend him to anyone who needs a good place for their dog.
Mike is a dog lover. He is very knowledgeable about dogs, as he has raised show dogs for over 50 years. Mike did a great job of reassuring us during the process. He also kept us updated with texts, pictures and videos. Mike's house is amazing and the dogs looked very comfortable. They had a nice big backyard to play in. He was very accommodating and we would definitely use him again.
Mike is a truly dog lover and will take great care of your dog and will send pics to keep you up to date. Communication is excellent!! Will definitely use his services again.
Mike was really great with my baby, he send me a lot of pictures everyday, and maintained me inform about him. He changed his planes to help me with the boarding, and i really appreciate this gesture. Also he taught him some walking techniques for free...
I would never leave my baby again on a pet's hotel...
We were very well pleased with the care that our dog, Buster, received. We appreciated the daily updates of pictures and messages. We would highly recommend Mike.
My dog loved it at Mike's house! He sent me pictures throughout the days and a video of her having fun. She loved having a backyard to run around and a lot of people (and dog friends to play with) giving her love and attention. I think she wanted to stay cause she looked so comfortable there she wasn't even eager to leave. I will be using his services again in the future.
As a relatively new dog owner and as a first-time DogVacay customer, I had lots of questions and concerns. However, Mike quickly put my mind at ease and welcomed all of my email questions and answered them fully and completely; and that was before I even met him. I scheduled a meet-n-greet and found Mike to be very professional, respectful, neat, clean and orderly with an obvious love for dogs. He was very easy to talk to and didn't mind giving me advice when I asked for it. I felt confident that my 2-year old boxer-terrier mix, Molly, would be well cared for and loved and I was not at all disappointed. I was able to go on vacation without worrying about Molly and without feeling guilty for having boarded her in a traditional kennel where she would have been locked up the entire time and only taken out to do her business. Mike welcomed Molly into his home with his two dogs, Katie and Roo, and showed her the same love, care and attention as if she were his own. He spent lots of time playing and interacting with her and he sent me lots of pictures and videos of her playing and having the time of her life with Katie and Roo. When I returned from vacation and picked Molly up, I found her to be at ease, at home and very happy, not at all stressed out the way she'd been whenever I've boarded her in a traditional kennel facility. I was very impressed with Mike and the whole DogVacay experience. I would definitely recommend Mike to anyone looking to board their fur-baby and will always allow him to keep Molly whenever I need to board her. I will never again board her with a traditional kennel facility.

I feel blessed to have found Mike and DogVacay!
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