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Michelle P.

17 Reviews
10 Repeat Guests
$50/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 4 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
No Puppies
List of Pets OK for House Sitting
Dogs, Cats, Fish, Rabbits, gerbils, hamsters, or pet rodents

Michelle's House

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

About Michelle

22 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
As a former vet tech and dog trainer with extensive experience, I can accommodate pets with special needs, such as medication requirements and minor behavioral quirks. My flat fee includes all types of medications, raw feeding if desired, as well as basic positive reinforcement training and behavior modification. I offer extensive services for a single fee, with priceless dedication and care for your pet(s). In addition, I can take care of dogs of all sizes or multiple pets from the same household.

I will be glad to provide additional photos of my house upon request, to protect my online privacy. The remodeling is finished so the living area is very pet friendly, with easy-to-clean surfaces, few steps in and out, door directly to 5'+ solid fence yard, and other conveniences. Guests are welcome to specify their own preferences and to bring their own creature comforts. We will talk about specifics of care and supervision at length to assure the best experience for each pet(s) and owner.

My Shiloh Shepherd girls, now long gone but never forgotten, and I used to participate in search and rescue, agility, obedience, conformation shows, rally-O, and sheep herding.

Now I spend my time training and exercising rescue dogs kenneled at a nearby facility and offer my love and expertise to care for your pet(s). I am especially partial to the pitbull breed!

All of my services and limitations, if any, are negotiable. I will can possibly accommodate puppies by prior agreement. Since I work, my mother will participate in basic midday care of pets and that will be by prior arrangement. I very much prefer to meet-and-greet all my prospective clients to understand their specific needs and to make sure I am the best host for their preferences. I am typically very flexible in most areas, such as accommodating unusual pet needs, last-minute reservations and cancellations, two pets from the same household, and such. My services are not business but heartfelt expression of my abilities and appreciation for our best friends.

In addition, my mother is now at home full-time, thus someone is available all the time for feeding and breaks. :)

I offer 10% discount for rescue dogs and donate portion of proceeds to Adopt a Homeless Animal rescue.
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Can administer oral medicine
Can administer injected medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Leash Pulling

Michelle P.

17 Reviews
10 Repeat Guests
$50/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 4 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated December 5, 2016

Credentials

Background Checked
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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
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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Michelle's Home
$50 /night
  • Watches up to 1 dog /night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 1 - 2 hours/day
  • 3-4 potty breaks/day
  • 3+ walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
House Sitting Overnight At Your Home
$100 /night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 1 - 2 hours/day
  • Willing to travel 25 miles
Dog Walking
$25 /half-hour
$35 /hour
  • Willing to travel 25 miles
Home Visits
$25 /visit
  • Willing to travel 25 miles
Training
$50 /hour
Baths
$25 /bath
Pick-Up/Drop-Off
$25 each way
  • Willing to travel 25 miles
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17 Reviews
Michelle did an excellent job taking care of our overwhelming lot of 4 dogs. She communicated with us frequently leading up to our trip, shared photos with us while we were away, and was excellent to work with. We would consider using her services again.
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Michelle was great to work with and treated our two goldens at least as well as we do, which isn't easy. Made our vacation more enjoyable knowing that our dogs were being so well cared for.
My dog's stay with Michelle was wonderful. Michelle exudes competence and control with my dog, while still letting her have fun and giving her plenty of love. Her house is my city dog's dream, with a large grass filled yard that is completely enclosed with a high fence. My dog is difficult (dog aggression issues), and finding a sitter who can deal with her can be a nightmare, but I had total peace of mind leaving her in Michelle's hands. I highly recommend her.
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Michelle was wonderful with our three dogs-very flexible and easy to work with! I would have her stay with them again without reservation!
We have a geriatric dog who is turning 15 yrs old soon. She was very anxious at first, but Michelle took such good care of her and sent several pictures, so we were all at ease during our trip. Thank you so much for taking such good care of Jasi and being so patient with her special needs. We would definitely entrust Michelle with our furry family member in the future.
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Michelle was awesome! She watched my mom's dog Barkley who can be shy around people and doesn't get along with other dogs. Barkley seemed to have a blast and we felt totally comfortable with him in Michelle's care. Michelle was very attentive and communicative throughout the process. We will use her services again!
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She took good care of out dogs while holidays. She sent photos to insure us and communication was good. Best of all, she said she will miss our dogs and they're always welcome! Highly recommend!
Michelle and her mom took great care of Zoe, as always.
Michelle and her mom took great care of Zoe, as always.
Michelle and her mom took great care of Zoe, as always.
Michelle is wonderful. She loves dogs and knows how to work with them. We are always happy to trust her with Zoe's care when we're away.
Michelle is wonderful. She loves dogs and knows how to work with them. We are always happy to trust her with Zoe's care when we're away.
We have never left our beloved family pet with anyone before but due to my daughter getting married we had to find a nice place for Jake to say for the weeekend. We choose Michelle and we are so happy we did so. Jake was treated as part of her family, he was loved and very happy to be there. If we ever have a need in the future we will certainly contact Michelle again. I would completely trust your pet with Michelle, she is absolutely wonderful!
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My husband and I highly recommend Michelle for dog-care services. Our dog is an 18 month old active and anxious German Shepherd, who on multiple occasions has destroyed his crate when we travel away from home and has trouble calming down at other peoples' houses. Michelle, with her dog training experience, provided a calming environment for Kemp, he did not destroy his crate, and she sent us many pictures of him relaxing during his stay. And, when we had a death in the family while traveling, Michelle willingly kept Kemp an extra day and even purchased and made additional food for him. Michelle really put us at ease when we had struggled previously to find suitable doggie care. We're so grateful to have found her and for the first time, Kemp really enjoyed his doggie vacay!
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Alicia had an awesome time as always, and we were able to have a much needed break for a couple of days!
Michelle was awesome! Our dog had a great time and we had the peace of mind knowing that she was being well taken care of. We will definitely bring her back to Michelle again!
We have a "challenging" dog and Michelle did an awesome job caring for her like we would at home. She also gave us helpful feedback and suggestions for improving her behavior at home. We can't wait for our dog's next stay!!!
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