Doggies Dreamland
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Michal (Michelle) E.
Moorpark, CA 93021
46 Reviews
14 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
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Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
All Ages OK
List of Breeds Not Accepted
Akita, Pit Bull - American Staffordshire Terrier, Pit Bull - Bull Terrier, Bulldog, Bullmastiff, Cane Corso, Dogo Argentino, Dogue de Bordeaux, Mastiff, Miniature Bull Terrier, Neapolitan Mastiff, Perro de Presa Canario, Rottweiler, Pit Bull - Staffordshire Bull Terrier, Tibetan Mastiff, Pit Bull - American Pit Bull Terrier

Michal (Michelle)'s Resident Pets

Norfolk Terrier
7 old
Dandie Dinmont Terrier
5 old
4 old
Other Pets & Animals: Caged birds or Reptiles

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About Michal (Michelle)

Note: at this time, I only offer sitting for dogs; I don’t currently accept cats. Thank you!

I am a stay home "doggy mom" and with my husband working from home, your dog will never be lonely. I have 30+ years of experience caring for dogs.

As a long-term volunteer at the Agoura Animal Shelter and a member of the shelter's foster team, I understand the needs of our furry family members, especially when they are away from the ones they love. As a foster, I have acquired vast experience in home care for wounded dogs, after surgery care, special needs dogs, pregnancy and after delivery care for the mom and her litter of puppies.

When you go on vacation, your puppy deserves one too and our specialized boarding haven is the perfect vacation spot for your pooch. Doggies Dreamland will become your pet's Ultimate Home Away From Home with around the clock love, attention and a great time. Your dog will feel right at home in our house and become a part of the family - roaming and playing freely anywhere in our house. Doggy beds are placed in every room and pups are allowed to hang out wherever we are at any given moment. Your baby is walked twice daily (unless otherwise specified).

While at Doggies Dreamland, your pup will spend supervised time in our fenced and fully secured large grassy backyard for playtime, sunbathing and relaxation.

Offering the owner(s) full peace of mind, you will receive regular updates with photos of your dog/s via email.
I also post additional pictures and videos of the vacationing pup on my Doggies Dreamland Facebook page:
You will enjoy lots of adorable pictures so you can relax knowing your fur baby is safe, loved and well cared for.
"A picture is worth a thousand words" and seeing that your pooch is loving and enjoying his time with us will alleviate any stress, doubts or guilt feelings you had over leaving him behind and let you enjoy your vacation or relax on your business trip.

Overnight Rates Vary:
* Regular Rate: $60
* During Holiday Periods: $80
* Puppy Rate: $60 - $70
* Special Care Rate: $60 - $75
* Last Minute Bookings: $65

*Puppy = under 12 months of age

*Holiday Periods 2014/15:
Jan 1 - 7, Jan 17 - 21, Feb 14 - 18,
Apr 18 - 21, May 9 - 12, May 23 - 27, June 13 - 16, July 3 - 7, Aug 29 - Sept 2, Nov 21 - Dec 1, Dec 15 - Dec 31,
Jan 1 - 6, Feb 13 - 17, Apr 3 - 6,
May 8 - 11, May 22 - 26, June 19 - 22

Please contact me for a meet-n-greet and/or your custom quote!

Services Include:
* 24/7 Supervision
* Private Walks
* One-on-One Attention
* Play/Exercise Sessions
* Daily Brushing
* Daily Teeth Brushing (if dog is accustomed to it)

Other Pet Services: (Max Distance apply to services that require my travel to client's home)
* Daycare for Boarding Customers Only with a need for early drop-off (prior to 4:00 PM) and/or late pick-up (after 12:00 PM)
Pick-up after 7:00 PM is priced differently than the regular daycare rate.
* Early morning or late night drop-off and pick-up are available.
* Day Boarding without overnight stay is available on weekends, holidays, during most school recess periods and school summer break for the overnight rate.
* Taxi Service: for boarders that need Pick Up and/or Drop Off
* Bathing available with: Boarding/Overnight Dog Sitting/Daily Checkups and Visits
* Dog Walking: 30 or 60 minutes walk sessions available
* Overnight Dog Sitting in Your Home
* Daily Checkups and Visits

Special Offers/Discounts:
* Multi-Dog Family Discount
* Long Term Boarding Discount for 14+ days (the long term discount starts on the 15th night)

*** Special Offers change periodically and are not applied when:
* Boarding falls on Major/Legal Holidays
* Care of puppies i.e. dogs under the age of 12 months
* Care of special needs dogs

Major/Legal Holidays include: Day before Thanksgiving, Thanksgiving, Day after Thanksgiving, Day before Christmas Eve, Christmas Eve, Christmas, Day after Christmas, Day before New Years Eve, New Years Eve, New Years Day, Day after New Years Day, Martin Luther King Day weekend, President's Day weekend, Easter weekend starting on Good Friday, Mother's Day Weekend, Memorial Day weekend, Father's Day Weekend, 4th of July/Independence Day (if falls on a Friday, a weekend day or a Monday then all weekend), Labor Day weekend.

Drop-Off and Pick-Up Schedule:
Regular Drop-Off time: 4:00 - 6:00 PM
Regular Pick-Up time: AM - Noon
Early drop-off and/or late pick-up incur daycare charges.

Request a Custom Quote when "Special Offers/Discounts" apply and/or when interested in "Other Pet Services"

To get a Custom Quote:
click “Ask Host a Question” on the top right corner under the "Make Reservation" button, describe your needs, inquire about any of our "Other Pet Services" or our "Special Offers/Discounts" and ASK FOR A CUSTOM QUOTE!
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Michal (Michelle) E.
Moorpark, CA 93021
46 Reviews
14 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Michal (Michelle)'s Home
$60 /night
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/night
House Sitting Overnight At Your Home
$100 /night
  • Willing to travel 15 miles
Daycare At Michal (Michelle)'s Home
$45 /day
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/day
Dog Walking
$25 /half-hour
$45 /hour
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
Home Visits
$35 /visit
  • Willing to travel 15 miles
$30 /bath
$30 each way
  • Willing to travel 20 miles
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46 Reviews
Our two pups, Chloe and Rocky, were back for seconds at Michal's over the weekend, and they had a great time! I was a little apprehensive because Michal told me that there was going to be a golden retriever staying with her at the same time. About 2 1/2 years ago, Rocky was attacked not once but twice by a golden retriever. The attacks were about a month apart, and the second one injured him pretty badly. Ever since, both of our dogs have had a "knee jerk" reaction to any large dog: They hate them. I told Michal about this, and she was very reassuring. The golden that was staying with her was super mellow, and she was confident that the introduction would go well. I trusted her judgement, and am so glad that I did. She sent me some pics and videos of them later in the day, and Chloe was fast asleep next to Mack (the golden) in one pic. In the video, Rocky and Mack played tag - until Mack finally got tired. Dogs don't sleep or play if they are feeling anxious or threatened, and it was obvious that everyone was feeling very comfortable with each other. I'm so grateful to Michal, because this experience helped my two realize that not all big dogs are dangerous. Thank you so much Michal - what a great gift you gave Rocky and Chloe!
Michal is absolutely wonderful! She is extremely knowledgeable of dog behavior and uses that knowledge to ensure safe meetings between her own "pack" and the visitors. She takes amazing care of all her creatures and makes the visiting dogs feel right at home. While we were gone Michal sent us pics and videos, along with a report of the day's activities every evening. When we picked our two pups up, they were happy to see us, but not stressed or unhappy. It felt so good to know that they were safe and happy while we were away. They both made friends with Michal's dogs and several visitors, and came home mellow and content. Could not ask for better - thank you Michal!!!
This was our first time ever using a service to take care of our dog for a weekend and we have to say that we had a wonderful experience. Michal sent us pictures, video, left us voice messages on how our dog was doing. We will very happy with the service, the texts and email updates, but most importantly the care our dog received from her throughout the weekend. We would definitely do this again.
Always a great time for my Yorkie!! Very caring sitter.
Once again...Bailey was so well taken care of! And she had a blast! Michal constantly updates us with pictures, videos and e-mails so we know how happy and well our doggie is! There is simply no other place we would rather her be when we are away!
Riley was taken care of so well by Michal. She was so attentive to him and his routine. I am sure he had more attention and love than he gets at home! If you are looking for the home-like setting when you board your animal, Michal will be a great match for you.
Michal was amazing once again! I am completely at ease leaving my dog with her because I know she will be well cared for and most importantly HAPPY!
I can not say enough about Doggie dreamland - it is just that a Doggie Dreamland!

I work from home and my dog Jake is with me 24/7. I have never left him alone.

Something came up and I was forced to find some place or him to spend the night. Boy did I luck out in finding Michal! She is the most loving, caring, person. She gave Jake constant attention, took him for walks, played with him, even let him sleep on her bed. She kept updated constantly with photos and videos - I wasn't sure Jake would want to come home! Her personal dogs were equally wonderful - Jake had a blast playing with them as well.

Now I have the piece of mind I can leave Jake with her without a care in the world - I know without a doubt he is in good hands, safe and having his own doggie dreamland!!
Nothing but the best from Michal. Mack has been here too many times to count, and I think he dreams about returning to Michal's. I have two children as well, who would like to stay at her house. Everytime we go to get Mack, they go running into the house and then I convince three of them to come home instead of just Mack. Huge thanks to MIchal, she is exceptional.
This was our third visit using DogVacay and specifically Michal. I can say our two dogs seemed happy to be with Michal, there was no barking or fighting when she came out to greet us at from the car. In fact they seemed excited to go inside her home. Michal is really terrific and you can feel the love and caring she has for not only her own dogs but also our two dogs.

My wife and I can now travel at ease knowing they are safe and happy. Michal is great to post daily photos and maybe a video as well as an email recapping the day’s events. It's a fun way to stay connected and to actually "see" them playing or relaxing.

My wife and I can honestly recommend using Michal and…!
Once again, I was worry free knowing that my 2 babies were getting lots of love and attention while I was traveling. Michal is completely devoted to making their stay great - -for them and for me! Thank you Michal!

Also, I had a last minute schedule change due to work and Michal and DogVacay accomodated the change without penalizing me. I really appreciate that flexibility because in my work I do not always control what is going to happen in the schedule!
Michal was absolutely amazing! I felt so happy that our "baby" was happy! Our dog adapted so well to that environment. Michal is extremely organized, professional, and a true dog-lover. She sent updates and photos daily so that we knew our dog was doing well and having fun! She paid attention to every detail about what our dog needed. I highly recommend Michal as a wonderful doggie sitter!!
Niki (our Westie) had a great Christmas present by visiting her pal, Michal and her brood. She ae a great Christmas dinner! Niki loves it there! Thanks Michal, you are awesome ..Jim
Sadie's stay with Michal was her first stay away from home, and she is anxious in new surroundings or without her "parents," but Michal went far out of her way to be sure that Sadie's stay with her was a success. We received updates and lots of pictures, and it is clear that Sadie received the very best treatment and was very happy and comfortable. We are so grateful to have found Michal and her family to be Sadie's new friends. We could not have asked for more.
Lulu and Rafa's last visit was amazing. We were gone for just over 2 weeks out of the country and knowing they were at Doggies Dreamland with Michal made our trip! I didn't have to worry about a thing with my precious furbabies.

The daily emails and pictures giving me an update kept me not only laughing but also gave me peace of mind. And being able to go on Facebook and see videos and additional photos were such a treat.

Having a blind pup and a partially sighted pup is a lot for anyone to take on, but not for Michal. She loves them and treats them like they are family. They were walked, brushed, had their teeth cleaned and ears watched (my one has a predisposition for ear infections) better than I do myself.

Most importantly they got what all dogs need-- love and attention rom a woman who does it like no other. Michal and Doggies Dreamland is the only place if you want your pups to be happy and well loved (and taken care)- without exception!

In my opinion this sums it all up: When it was time to go, after the excitement of mommy and daddy returning had died down, Lulu walked over to Michal (who had bent down to her). Lulu out both paws on Michal's knees and gave her a dozen kisses as if to thank her herself for such a wonderful time!
all was great...
This time we had a last minute event come up and Michal was eagerly available. She always comes through. Niki knows when we are driving there too and when we park, drags me to the front door. We know Niki enjoys being there.
Michal gives her doggie guests 5 star service! My dog Lucy has been having food allergies and Michal really understands and has given me some great tips. Lucy loves staying at Michal's home. I feel she gets such wonderful care. Lucy is very timid and has always been stressed out when we have left in the past. She is happy and stress free when we pick her up from Michal.
Fantastic as always. Never a worry leaving our dog with Michal. Thanks Michal..!! p.s. Love the pictures....
If you want to leave your pet and know that they will be taken care of better than you could ever imagine, Michal is your person. You will receive photos, emails, and facebook video updates on the daily activities of your pet. Your pet is welcomed into her home with open arms and is treated like royalty. I highly recommend her service to everyone, including the most particular individuals.
Once again my babies were given such great attention, long walks and lots of cuddles and kisses. I can rest easy when I am away with Michal caring for my pups! Thanks Michal!
My experience with Michal was wonderful. My dog is 14 yrs.old, can barely see, and has anxiety issues when I am not with him. Michal not only gave him more loving attention than anyone could possibly expect from a dog sitter, but also phoned me with updates of how he was doing while I was away from him. She is an absolutely lovely woman and great animal care giver. She gave so many hours of loving attention and care to Cody, staying up with him through the night until he settled down. I don't think I will ever meet another person like Michal, she exceeded my expectations when it came to taking care and watching out for my dog for the weekend she spent with him in her home. I highly recommend her services to anyone else out there who is looking for great care and loving companionship for your animal while you are away.
I was beyond pleased with the care our 10 month old puppy recieved from Michal. I was so worried about leaving her for the first time with someone other than my parents that I was ready to call off our vacation. I had looked at a few kennels and decided that was definitely not going to work for us. Then we came across DogVacay and saw the other good reviews on Michal and decided to give it a try. We couldn't have been happier. Michal obviously loves dogs and is extremely knowledgeable. Our puppy is a picky eater, so I was worried, but Michal went out of her way to not only get our dog to eat, but to keep us updated daily on this issue. We came home with new knowledge on this and she is even eating better at home now! Michal let us know everyday how our puppy was doing and we got to see so many pictures of her on email and Facebook. She walked her, brushed her, and even bathed her when she got into some mud. I know our puppy got so much individual love and attention while we were gone and I didn't stress for a moment. Thanks Michal, we will definitely use you in the future!
Andrea and Ryan Wells
My dog Lucy is a 12 year old lab. Michal was so wonderful with her. She has some signs of aging and Michal was so attentive in the care of Lucy.
She came home happy, clean and rested.
I would highly recommend Michal for anytime you need someone who truly cares about your pet.
She is knowledgeable, kind and thorough.
There is no need to worry one minute while your pet is in her care.

Shelly Jones
My dogs had a wonderful week while we were on vacation. The best part was we didn't have to worry about anything while we were away. Michal took such wonderful care of them and communicated with us through email and facebook. She provided us with daily updates and photos and videos! Most important the dogs were so well taken care of. She tries to make the time with her no different than when they are home with us. They are walked, fed, brushed on a similiar schedule. She catered to their every whim. This experience was just so much better than having them be locked up in a cage for a week. Our pups have stayed in luxury dog kennels/hotels and their stay with Michal was so much better. They came home happy and healthy. We wouldn't think of using anyone else. I can't say enough good things about this experience!!
My dogs had a wonderful week while we were on vacation. The best part was we didn't have to worry about anything while we were away. Michal took such wonderful care of them and communicated with us through email and facebook. She provided us with daily updates and photos and videos! Most important the dogs were so well taken care of. She tries to make the time with her no different than when they are home with us. They are walked, fed, brushed on a similiar schedule. She catered to their every whim. This experience was just so much better than having them be locked up in a cage for a week. Our pups have stayed in luxury dog kennels/hotels and their stay with Michal was so much better. They came home happy and healthy. We wouldn't think of using anyone else. I can't say enough good things about this experience!!
As usual, Michal did an excellent job taking care of Mack. The outstanding care she provides allows you to go on vacation without worrying that Mack is being loved. He runs into her house now when we arrive with excitement. I am very thankful for her help.
Michal took incredible care of our dog, Wesley. She is great with animals and very knowlegable about dogs She was so patient with Wesley as he is not used to staying away from us for so long. She took such good care of him and put my mind at ease with her daily updates (emails) and photos of Wesley. When I picked him up he looked great and better than he ever had when I have left him in the past. He really adjusted well and enjoyed his stay. I will definitely call Michal in the future.
My dog Lucy had a wonderful time staying with Michal and her sweet dogs. Michal clearly loves dogs and is absolutely wonderful with them. This was the first time that I felt completely comfortable leaving Lucy. She is very timid and loves to be around people. Michal gave her so much attention, I think Lucy loved her vacation and I enjoyed mine!
Wonderful to have found a loving home for my dog. Michal truly is detail oriented and supersedes all expectations in the care of your dog while in her care.
Michal is a wonderful caring sitter. Michal went above and beyond to make my little yorkie comfortable and happy. She held two meet and greets, posted picture's to my email and daily updates on how my little yorkie was handling the transition.

I felt very relaxed that he was in loving caring hands.

Thank you,
Todd and Copper loved their vacation with Michal and especially enjoyed sitting for pictures to send to their doggiemommy! Michal gives such special care and attention to each vacationer and keeps in touch so there is never a worry!

Thank you Michal - -from Debra, Copper and Toddy-boy
Another incredible stay with Michal!!! Stella had the time of her life. I love the photos, videos and twice daily updates. I feel so secure knowing Stella is as well cared for with Michal as she is with me. Once again, run and make a reservation here, but leave a space for Stella!!!
My dogs(mine and my daughters) had the time of their lives here. The daily,or more, updates and videos are so wonderful! Michal treated the dogs as if they were her own. When mine was not eating, she pulled out all the options she could to get her to de-stress and eat. It was amazing! I cannot recommend Michal enough..we are booked for August already!!
There's no place like home but when Rafa and Lulu can't be there, they want to be with Michal at Doggie Dreamland. There last visit was as wonderful as the last two and even with upset tummies! Michal took such loving care of them, made sure they were happy and healthy! She's a Godsend and Doggie Dreamland's name says it all - truly a dreamland - for humans and canines?
Michal is such a great dog-sitter. She worked extremely hard to make my pup comfortable in her house and did her best to maintain the daily routine we have established. I never had to worry about whether or not Cookie was being well taken care of.
Rafa and Lulu had a equally exceptional stay at Doggie Dreamland. They are so loved, so well cared for and so tired after playing all day -- they are already asking when they get to go back!
Lulu and Rafa had a great time at Doggie Dreamland. It was the first time they had been away from home, they are 7 month old puppies, Rafa is blind and Lulu is partially blind and they were so well taken care of and loved – it was the best, most positive experience in the world. We could not have asked for a better experience for them or us. They played, took walks, we’re loved by Michal, slept, and had an all-around good time while being 100% safe. You can’t ask for more than that!
Thank you once again Michal! Mack was treated like royalty.
Thank you Michal, for taking exceptional care of Mack. We asked Michal to take care of our golden during our holiday travels. She kept us updated on a daily basis of his activities through an email with photos and video. Her messages clearly display the care and effort she puts forth, ensuring your dog is treated better than possible imagined. I highly recommend Michal and if I could read a dog's mind, he can't wait to go back.
Thank you to Michal and her family for watching Tucker on short notice and giving him a chance after a rocky first few hours!!

We had an initial meet and greet with our very energetic dog Tucker. As he is a bird dog we wanted to be sure he would not upset her parrot. After him being a wild man, he finally settled into a routine. Michal was very patient and thorough on all aspects of Tucker's stay. We enjoyed receiving the photos of him at play and rest!!

Michal is very pleasant to work with!! We would be happy to use her services in the future.
Michal continues to provide the best service. Our dog loves her time there and we are confident that she is treated well and will be taken care of. Never a worry with Michal!
Once again, our experience with Michal and DogVacay was top-notch. She followed up with us when we made the reservation (which was at least a month in advance), and she called me again the day before the actual reservation date to confirm time, etc. She remembered the little details about our dogs from their previous "vacation", and just wanted to make sure nothing had changed. She also suggested that we add name tags and contact information to our dogs' collars (which we did). We appreciate that Michal always pays attention to the little details. Once again, she sent numerous pictures and videos of our dogs playing throughout the day - always appreciated, because we know our dogs are being well taken care of, and pampered to the max! Michal walks the dogs every day, and gives them lots of play time and toys to make sure they are continually stimulated. She walked them just prior to our getting back, to try to minimize the "over excitement" they would otherwise have exhibited. Our little ones were very happy to be home after their little vacation (as were we after ours), but clearly enjoyed their time with Michal. We will definitely continue to use Michal and DogVacay for our future needs. (Lola, Gunther and Dieter insist on it!)
We used Michal E. to sit for our small dog, Niki, recently. In summary, I am extremely happy with our experience.

Michal has two dogs of her own and Niki got along with them great. Prior to the sitting day, we did a meet and greet. Michal was very patient getting Niki comfortable with her and her two dogs. Then we all went for a walk to further familiarize all of us.

On the sitting day, our schedule kept changing, both the start time and the expected end time. Michal was so gracious on each (last minute) change I put on her. No problem at all. She took pictures of Niki and sent them to me as well. Nice to see Niki so happy and not pouting in a corner.

Michal is very knowledgeable about dogs and, most importantly, loves dogs. She will love yours too.

I am very happy and will definitely use her again.
I can't begin to do justice to the tremendous job Michal did when taking care of our three dogs, Lola, a German Shepherd, Gunther, a miniature pincher, and Dieter, a chihuahua. Michal has two dogs of her own, and takes the time at the beginning of the visit to "introduce" each of the dogs to each other, so that they are comfortable with each other. She also took a lot of time to understand each of our dogs idiosyncrasies - and made sure that every detail was attended to so that our dogs would feel at the point that she placed their beds in the same order as they have at home, covered in ub the same way and in such a way that the could see each other, etc. She even asked when we normally walked Lola (we said about 6:30am) and Michal made sure that Lola got walked at the same time! I couldn't believe that. She walked our other dogs as well. Our dogs' routines were not changed one iota! Michal paid continual attention to our dogs, kept them busy and played with them, and let them play with each other and with her dogs. We have many pictures and videos - sent during their stay to my mobile phone - to document their vacation. This all occurred during our daughter's wedding, and gave us one less thing to worry about. Michal also responded to us very quickly on our initial reservation, and was very flexible on the time to leave and pick up our dogs. She gave us incredible peace of mind, and we no longer have to feel reluctant to leave our loved ones, because we know they will get an amazing amount of care and attention while we are gone. Michal will certainly be our first (if not only) choice when we have to leave our three dogs on a vacation and, based on the dogs' responses, will be their first choice as well.

Michal is top notch - and it's not even close!
Michal is the most wonderful dog host. She is very knowledgeable and experienced in dog behavior. Her home and backyard is perfect for hosting dogs. Being at her place is superior than any high end kennel due to her personnel attention. Her backyard has a nice grassy yard and her patio provides shade. In addition, it is double fenced with a smaller chain link fenced to prevent dog escapes. In one day, Michal not only sent 19 pictures of Milo's stay but she also sent us a Youtube video of Milo's antics. Milo was very happy there playing with her dogs. When my husband picked him up he was happy and tired, a good combination. You can rest assure your dog would be in good hands staying with Michal. She's the best!!!
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