Four Paws Retreat

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Matthew W.

2 Reviews
2 Repeat Guests
$40/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
All Ages OK

Matthew's Resident Pets

Taro
Pit Bull - American Staffordshire Terrier
Male
1 yr. 2 mo. old
Other Pets & Animals: Cats, Rabbits, gerbils, hamsters, or pet rodents

Matthew's House

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

About Matthew

15 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
Welcome to the Four Paws Retreat. I live in Haslett, MI across the street from Lake Lansing and a quick walk from Lake Lansing Park North. I grew up with dogs, cats, rabbits, ferrets, hamsters and more. However I must say that a wagging tail and slobbery kiss have always been my favorite. For the past year I have been doing home visits for dog walking and I am looking to bring that experience back into my own home.

I live with a one year old Staffordshire Terrier named Taro and two cats. Taro is very friendly to every dog, cat, and rodent he has ever met. He is a goofy dog who loves to sass you back. His best friends, Goober and Thumper, just moved to Ann Arbor and Taro is looking for some playmates!!!

We wake up bright and early at 7am, have breakfast, watch the news together, and practice some commands. Soon after we go for our daily 45 min walk and then play fetch in our fenced in backyard. Once the dogs are tired we head inside for some rest and relaxation. After lunch we head outside to play some more and in the summer I will hook up the sprinkler on hot days or put on my snowsuit to play in the winter. Once inside the dogs are welcome to free roam and lay on couches and chairs. There is an abundance of toys scattered across the floor from ropes to teddy bears to nylabones for hard chewers there is something for everyone. Then towards the evening we snuggle up on the couch to watch a movie and of course take one last romp through the yard before bed. I promise that your dog will not get bored and will love to come here again and again.

I take each dog for a 45 min walk in the morning and then let them out 5+ times a day into my fenced in backyard. I do not leave except to go to the grocery store and pet store on occasion as this is my full time job. Your dog can either sleep on my couch, my king size bed with Taro and me or if your dog does better in a cage then I have several cages available in different sizes.

I request a meet-n-greet before new dogs come stay with us. During this first meeting there will be a few forms to fill out: emergency contacts, food and medication instruction etc... And remember to bring your dog's food, medicine, collar and leash, as well as a blanket or toy.
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Can administer oral medicine
Can administer injected medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Separation anxiety
  • Leash Pulling
  • Advanced senior issues

Matthew W.

2 Reviews
2 Repeat Guests
$40/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated July 7, 2016

Credentials

Course 101 Graduate
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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Matthew's Home
$40 /night
  • Watches up to 4 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 2 - 4 hours/day
  • 5+ potty breaks/day
  • 1 walk/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
Daycare At Matthew's Home
$30 /day
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/day
Baths
$15 /bath
2 Reviews
Matthew was amazing. He took care of our two boxer puppies for 5 days. They were sad to leave Matthew and his dog Taro!! They came home and slept all day. I can tell they had a great time. We did a meet and greet with Matthew and Taro before hand which put us at ease knowing that our puppies would be happy in his home while we were away. He sent pictures and was very accommodating as our plans changed and we came back a day early. We will definitely use Matthew's services again.
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Matt did a fine job with our dog