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Michelle F.

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28 Reviews
16 Repeat Guests
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  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 10 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
No Puppies
List of Breeds Not Accepted
Pit Bull - Bull Terrier, Chow Chow, Doberman Pinscher

Michelle's Resident Pets

2 yr 0 mo old

Michelle's House

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Children at home (Under 5 years old, 5-12 years old)
Large Yard
100% fenced
Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside

About Michelle

20 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
Hi, I'm Michelle, and I have a house full of animal lovers! I have had dogs all of my adult life, and have been a dog sitter for friends' dogs for years. I find that having kids and dogs around is endlessly entertaining, enriching and fun! My children are 9, 5 & 3 and we are all ready to shower your dogs with affection. We have plenty of space inside and out for him/her to run around. The pups can go outside and play in the fenced in yard whenever they want. We have about 1/3 acre open grassy yard enclosed by a 44" fence. Our dog is an unknown mix (she looks like a huge Jack Russell), is 2 years old, about 50 lbs, fixed, energetic and friendly after a brief bout of barking at a new dog. Every dog will get a walk in the morning. This is an ideal home away from home for your pet, but if you have any doubts on your dog being around kids, please choose another host. My kids are very affectionate, and will want to hug and love on any guests,
As a Stay-at-home-mom of 3 young kids, I am home much of the day, but I do have to leave the house for 1-2 hours at times. Our dog is crated when we aren't home. If a crate is not provided, and there are any risks of accidents, I will confine your dog(s) to the laundry room with toys and a water bowl for no more than 2 hours. He/she can go in the backyard anytime I'm home and will be invited outside at least every 2 hours.
Thanks for considering Foster Family Fostering! Questions, concerns, special requests or needs? Send me a message!
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Can administer oral medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Separation anxiety
  • Leash Pulling

Michelle F.

Online Now!
28 Reviews
16 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 10 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:


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


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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Michelle's Home
$25 /night
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 1 - 2 hours/day
  • 5+ potty breaks/day
  • 1 walk/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
Daycare At Michelle's Home
$20 /day
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/day
Dog Walking
$15 /half-hour
$25 /hour
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
$16 /visit
  • Willing to travel 15 miles
$15 /bath
$10 each way
  • Willing to travel 15 miles
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28 Reviews
Cody had a great stay with Michelle! Our boy is a little quirky, doesn't like to eat his food (Wants what you are having), and likes to get his nose into things. However right from the start, we knew he would be well taken care of. Within hours, Michelle texted us a picture of Cody settling in (takin gover the lounger) and every day sent us a picture and an update. We will use MIchelle again - and you should too!
We have never left our 20 lb. Cavachon 2 yr old 'Charlie' who is so spoiled and not used to other dogs and very timid with new people. Staying with Michelle and family was the BEST EXPERIENCE ever! He took to Michelle immediately and loved the kids. Michelle kept me at ease by sending lots of pictures and updates. So cute to see him interact with the other dogs (Harley is now his buddy for life) and snuggling with the kids. I highly recommend Michelle and know that my baby was loved, cuddled, and happy!
Michelle was amazing!

Her environment (fenced yard and furniture available) was great for my Samwise, and her family gave him plenty of attention.

Michelle even sent me near-daily text messages (!) with cute photos of Samwise snuggling with one of her kids or eagerly and happily awaiting his food. These kept me feeling connected to Samwise, even though I was in a different time zone.

Michelle happens to be on the other side of town from me, but she will be the first person I look to when I need to travel and can't take Samwise with me.
Tucker had a great time with Michelle and her family. A perfect home from home for him which definitely provided a loving homely, and much less stressful environment than kennel boarding.
Our family loved receiving the photo and text updates. It was so great to see Tucker had settled in well and was having so much fun.
Will definitely board Tucker in the future with Michelle. Excellent service! Thank you!
Bernie must have had a great time at Michelle's. When I picked him up he was exhausted with all the fun he must have had between the kids & the other pets that were there. He had a good night sleep that night. Would do it again in a heartbeat. Thanks Michelle......This would be rated awesome stay!!!!
Michelle was great!! I was a little nervous about leaving my fur baby in a unknown environment at first but she did a great job keeping me updated on how he was doing. She was very welcoming when I dropped him off and he seemed to have had a great time! I would definitely want to use her again!!
Michelle is an awesome host. Harley loved his stay, playing with the children and host dog .
We will continue to use Michelle every time we need someone to love and care for our baby.
Michelle sent many awesome photos of Harley and kept me updated with his activity.
I am so thrilled to have someone I feel comfortable with to take care of Harley .
Highly recommend Michelle and family to make your pet feel loved and well cared for.
Thanks Michelle, Everything went so smoothly! Sending all those pictures really helped with missing Farrah & Sidney. I know that if we are in need of your services, we can book them with you! Julie & Mike
My pugs love playing with the kids and the other dogs. Michelle was kind enough to watch them for me on late notice!
Our Maltese seemed to enjoy his stay very much. He had the freedom to play outside in their big fenced in yard and also seemed very relaxed inside lying on their couch and was allowed to sleep in their bed ( like he does at home). Michelle was great on updating us with pictures. We will definitely use Michelle again!!!!
Michelle was AMAZING! She kept us updated on our little guy throughout his entire stay. They also have a huge backyard for him to play in. We will definitely continue to use Michelle whenever he leave town.
This was the first time we had ever used a dog sitter for our dog. Michelle was wonderful with our dog Sparky! He lived the high life at her house while we were gone on vacation. He got walked everyday and played with other dogs. Michelle sent me photos and updates everyday, and let us pick him up late when we got back from the airport. We will definitely have her watch our dog again in the future. We are so happy to have found her!
Michelle was wonderful and I couldn't be more comfortable leaving Cody! Previously, I used a boarder, and it provides such peace of mind knowing Cody is in a welcoming home rather than a kennel! Will use over and over!
We had a great experience with Michelle. My dog and I both liked her right away. I got updates and pictures to let me know how the visit was going, and it certainly looked like my pup enjoyed herself! Michelle was also very flexible with our pick-up time, which was great. We will definitely be checking back for our next vacation!
What a wonderful experience! Sula had such a great time with Michelle and her wonderful family. Michelle kept in contact with pictures and videos of Sula and she looked very relaxed and enjoying herself. She was wore out when we picked her up after her 9 day stay. Sula will definitely return to stay with Michelle. Thank you so much!
Michelle was great! She invited me into her house, she showed me around, because I told her that I get very nervous to leave my dog. She would send me pictures and texts on how my dog was doing. After we picked up Bella she was tired, but happy!! Thank you!
Truman had great time, we will send him again.
This was my first stay with dogvacay and I was very happy. I found a family close to my home to give my two dogs love and affection while we were away. Michelle was very flexible with our drop off and pick up times which I most appreciated. I loved that Michelle checked in daily with a quick update and picture of my fur babies. Thank you.
Akira spend a great time at Michelle's home she came home happy and tired, I received pictures every day! Thank you Michelle for the awesome vacay!
Michelle is very nice and our dog had a great stay! Love getting the pictures and video of him while we were away. :)
We are so happy with the care our doggies received by Michelle and her family. We received daily pictures and updates. They looked like they were right at home! So glad we found them!
Michelle and her family were great! Trixie was spoiled rotten and had a great time with the other dogs. She kept us up to date with photos and messages about her adventures, which our kids got a kick out of. We're glad to find someone like her, thanks again Michelle!
Michelle sent regular updates and pictures and I felt that the dogs were well taken care of. I think my dogs were a bit overwhelmed with the 3 young kids as well as an unexpected 4th dog. They are used to a calmer environment at home. I'm sure they enjoyed the people interactions, but I wasn't really pleased that she added a 4th dog at the last minute. The dogs were fine though one of the dogs began scratching herself raw though she has never experienced separation anxiety before, ever. I think she was overwhelmed by too much going on.
Michelle did a great job with our 70 lb mixed breed puppy, Lucy. She seemed to really enjoy watching her and sent us pictures of Lucy while we were on vacation. It was nice to know we chose the right person to watch our dog.
I was in a tight spot when my initial reservation with another host got cancelled last minute and Michelle was a life saver! She was so friendly and welcoming and so were her kids! Luna only stayed one night but I got updates of her with her new friends and snuggles from Michelle's daughter. I would just again if I ever need a sitter! Kind and accommodating!
I booked one day to see how Sophie did with Michelle before an extended stay scheduled for later in the year. She did good and Michelle was really great with her. I feel better leaving her with someone at their home rather than a kennel and I feel she was very well cared for. I had no concerns booking for a longer stay in October.

First time trying DogVacay - great experience! So happy to have a kennel alternative for those times I have to leave my fur baby!
Friendly fun accommodations! I love that Lucy was able to sleep wherever she wanted. The host's kids were very affectionate and I received photo updates of Lucy being loved on. The resident dog is young and full of energy, and I was a bit concerned at first when she met my much calmer 6 year old Pomeranian, but soon they were exploring the ample backyard together happily. Thanks! I'll be back!
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