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Michael A.

3 Reviews
1 Repeat Guest
$65/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 20 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
All Ages OK
List of Pets OK for House Sitting
Dogs

Michael's Apartment

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Small Yard
100% fenced
Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside

About Michael

6 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
Mike & Lisa: We are huge dog lovers, hard-working young professionals who are extremely excited to play with and care for your dog while you are away!

We have been living in the Graduate Hospital neighborhood for 2+ years now and am only a few blocks away from Rittenhouse Square. We would love to house-sit your puppy/pet! I have over 5 years of fostering experience through a reputable local dog rescue which would provide an excellent reference upon request. Our home is in The Condominiums at Grays Court which is a beautiful gated community that offers ample amount of playing & roaming space for your dog/puppy, and we live within walking distance of multiple parks. My girlfriend and I are huge dog fanatics and would love nothing more to provide a safe, loving, and fun environment for your beloved dog to stay with for a few nights while you are away! Our passion for helping others and love for dogs will create a wonderful relationship to assist in pet-sitting! We truly look forward to hearing back from you!

Some of my earliest memories were of my parents training dogs for Guiding Eyes for the Blind, we would never have a shortage of puppies when I grew up. When our beautiful Golden Retriever Joel, did not pass the Guiding Eyes test, he became a part of our family for 12 years until April 2011. He was not just a pet, but an amazing companion, who is still missed dearly. Since moving to Philadelphia, I became a volunteer foster for Wet Nose Rescue, as I am not ready to fully commit to owning a dog...just yet! I enjoy the fostering aspect because it gives puppies a chance from inhumane shelters/puppy mills a fresh start. As difficult as it is to give a foster puppy away to its new adoptive parents, it is extremely rewarding knowing that they are in a position to be loved forever. It is only inevitable that I will become a 'failed foster' and adopt a little guy myself! In the meantime, I would love to help others by sitting through Rover. Dogs will always be a part of our lives, whether it is my own pet, or giving someone else's beloved pet a safe, comfortable, loving, and fun home to share for a few nights while mom/dad are out of town.

Our passion for helping others and love for dogs will create a wonderful relationship to assist in pet-sitting! We look forward to hearing from you!
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Can administer oral medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Separation anxiety
  • Aggressive behavior
  • Leash Pulling
  • Not yet house-trained
  • Advanced senior issues

Michael A.

3 Reviews
1 Repeat Guest
$65/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 20 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated August 26, 2016

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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Michael's Home
$65 /night
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 2 - 4 hours/day
  • Dogs will have full access outside for potty breaks
  • 3+ walks/day
  • Pets will sleep in their own beds
House Sitting Overnight At Your Home
$99 /night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 2 - 4 hours/day
  • Willing to travel 5 miles
Daycare At Michael's Home
$55 /day
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/day
Dog Walking
$35 /half-hour
$65 /hour
  • Willing to travel 2 miles
Home Visits
$55 /visit
  • Willing to travel 2 miles
Baths
$15 /bath
Pick-Up/Drop-Off
$30 each way
  • Willing to travel 5 miles
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3 Reviews
Hugh had a great stay! You guys took really amazing care of him and made him feel at home. I was really worried about dropping him off since this was my first time ever doing it but I felt completely at ease after talking to Lisa and Mike. Hugh was lucky to find you guys! I will definitely be bringing him back. Thank you so much!
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Mike is a great host! Scrappy always feels at home when he stays with Mike. Even when Scrappy needed some dermal medication applied, Mike happily and dutifully made sure that Scrappy was well cared for. Its a relief knowing that your host is putting the needs of your four-legged friend first and we will definitely take advantage of Mike's wonderful services in the future.
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Awesome! My 2 chihuahuas were lucky enough to spend the day with Mike and Allyse. When we arrived in the morning for drop off both dogs were very comfortable with them right away and did not bark and shake like they usually do around strangers. They just walked around and sniffed until it was time for me to leave . I received text updates with pictures of the dogs doing just fine. Mike and Allyse were very flexable in setting up a pick up time since I wasn't quite sure what time I could get back. When I came to pick the dogs up I could tell they had had a good day, they didn't act freaked out at all, just happy to see family. I will definitely ask mike and Allyse to watch my dogs again next time I'm in Philly. Its easy to see they are true dog lovers.
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