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Mike C.

16 Reviews
7 Repeat Guests
$35/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 40 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
No Puppies
Must Be Vaccinated
List of Breeds Not Accepted
Pug
List of Pets OK for House Sitting
Dogs, Cats, Fish

Mike's Resident Pets

Pip
Poodle
Male
11 yr 11 mo old

Mike's House

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Children at home (5-12 years old)
Large Yard
100% fenced
Smoke-free home
Air-conditioned inside

About Mike

15 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
I'm Mike. My family and I would love to host your dog next time you go out of town or are in town visiting!

About Us
We are nearly almost always home - which translates to great care for your furry friend. While I work M-F during the day, my wife stays at home and homeschools our children. We are dog lovers, have a great house with huge fenced backyard. There is also a dog park just behind our house for those who would like to play/socialize. In short, my family and I will play with your pooch as much or as little as they would like. We will send you pics/texts to update you on activities and give you the sense of security that your dog is enjoying his/her stay.

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Mike C.

16 Reviews
7 Repeat Guests
$35/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 40 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated November 15, 2016

Credentials

Background Checked
This sitter has passed a background check, which searches a variety of criminal databases.
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
By completing courses at DogVacay University, hosts learn about best practices to help them provide the highest quality care for your dog.
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Pay through DogVacay for:
Premium Pet Insurance, 24/7 Customer Support and Daily Photo Updates!

Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Mike's Home
$35 /night
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 1 - 2 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
$45 /night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 1 - 2 hours/day
  • Willing to travel 5 miles
Daycare At Mike's Home
$25 /day
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/day
Dog Walking
$30 /half-hour
$45 /hour
  • Willing to travel 5 miles
Home Visits
$20 /visit
  • Willing to travel 5 miles
Pick-Up/Drop-Off
$15 each way
  • Willing to travel 5 miles
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16 Reviews
Mike and family were excellent hosts for Furbs! He came back happy and clean (Mike gave him a washing) and tired from playing. Pip seemed to be a very patient and chill roommate and I'm sure Furbs enjoyed the yard and the walks in that neighborhood. Mike was very responsive and flexible and we appreciate the help in taking care of Furbs!
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Mike and his family took wonderful care of Poppy. They sent me photos of their walks every day. I am so glad I found this wonderful family to take care of our precious pup.
We felt very comfortable leaving our 1 year old dog with Mike. He was very response and sent us daily photos!
Mike and the family continued to be awesome hosts for Sophie even when I had to extend my stay longer than anticipated. Sophie came home happy and healthy - who could ask for more! Thanks, Mike, Edina, and kids!
Mike and his family were wonderful hosts for my small dog, Sophie. Photo updates came almost every day, along with texts telling me how she was doing (great, by the way!). I know Sophie enjoyed playing with the kids during the stay, and she sure seemed to keep them entertained as well! Mike was extremely accommodating even when requesting a reservation on an emergency basis. Looking forward to our next stay!
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We booked Mike 2 months prior to our 2 week Europe vacation. During the trip, Mike contacted us via email after a week and a half and abruptly indicated alternate arrangements would need to be made for our dog due to his "unexpected trip out of town." Since we are new to East Coast, we had no one that could help us with less than 2 days notice, though we tried to get someone despite the challenges of a 6 hour time difference and costly international calls. We were forced leave early, buy new tickets to go home and abandon our remaining hotels/flights.

The good: We believe Mike and family took care of dog well during his stay. Our dog appears healthy and in great spirits after we picked him up.

The bad: We lost thousands of dollars due to an unspecified emergency that Mike refused to explain despite several requests. Had we been informed of the details, we could have used it to help us get new tickets from Expedia at no charge since we purchased the insurance. Mike could have remedied the situation by helping us with some of the costs, but he declined despite our requests.

The Ugly: The whole point of the DogVacay hosting service is to have somebody take care of your dog while you are away on your vacation for the agreed length of stay. This experience was the exact opposite of that. We will not use Mike on any future DogVacay bookings.
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Our dog Poppy was well looked after and we loved the photos from Mike to see what she was getting up to. Would definitely use Mike and his lovely family again.
Rudy didn’t seem to want to leave when I came to pick him up! Mike and his family took care of our rambunctious new puppy for four nights. They could not have been nicer or more accommodating with our schedule to pin times for drop off and pick-up. They have a nice backyard adjacent to a park they took Rudy to play in. Each day they sent me an update and a photo of how Rudy was doing. My husband and I took great comfort knowing that Rudy was getting lots of exercise and was so well cared for. We would happily recommend Mike to anyone looking for an alternative to dog boarding.
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Our pups had a great time staying with Mike and family for a long weekend! We got several pictures of them out enjoying walks through the park. Mike was very responsive to my questions and the next time we need a sitter for the pups, we will definitely look to use them again!
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Mike watched our dog for the weekend and he had an excellent time. We received photos of his fun hike/walk. When we picked Bow Wow up, you could tell he was having too much fun to leave. After bringing him home, he passed out. The proof is in the sleep! Thanks Mike.
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Milo spent five nights with Mike and family and was very well taken of. It helps that the family has a dog of their own. I am totally satisfied with the arrangements I had with them and I would hire them again in a heartbeat!
Our dog Snoopy had a wonderful time at Mike's house him and his family. They kept Snoopy busy and entertained and we did not worry at all about leaving him for the week. Thank you again for being an awesome host!
Thank you Mike and family for doing such a wonderful job watching after Daisy! I know she loved all the attention she got! You guys were very accommodating and your home was the perfect set up for her! Thank you again!
When we came to pick up Buddy and Leia wecould tell that they enjoyed their stay with Mike and his lovely family. You see Buddy was a dog that we had eescued and he is very shy and timid around new people but he seemed to comfortable and at ease when we came to picked him up. His tail was up and perky. We received pictures of our iggies several times while we were away. They went on lots of walks and had lots of attention from the family while we were out of town. We will definitely like for Buddy and Leia to stay with this wonderful family during our next trip :)
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Our dog Miho had a great time with Mike and his family. Mike was also very easy to work with and we felt very confident leaving Miho in his care. We would definitely use him again.
Mike and his family were very welcoming and friendly. Mike was also quick to respond to any questions I had and sent a picture to update me on Bear's weekend stay. Bear enjoyed his visit.
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