Furry Friends Retreat

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Michelle W.

20 Reviews
8 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 3 days notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 6 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
No Puppies

Michelle's Townhome

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

About Michelle

23 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
I have been around animals my entire life and understand that pets are like children. I will treat your pet with the same love and respect as I have my own. My goal is to give them lots of love, fun and attention as well as care for their every day needs. Based on your pet's favorite activities, we will map out a daily adventure to keep them occupied while you are away! :)

I have experience caring for both dogs and cats. Will administer medication with clear instructions, subject to additional fee per day.

Every vacay at the Furry Friends Retreat includes a minimum of 3-4 walks/ day, playtime, belly rubs, and lots of snuggles!

Looking for an extra VIP experience for your pup?

Add a bonus package to any vacay for just $15. Choose from the following:


Includes road trip to local Pet Smart where your pup will choose a special new toy or treat to take home at the end of their vacay.

The Pretty Puppy

Treat your pup to a VIP spa day on the final day of his/her vacay. Includes relaxing bubble bath complete with fresh-from-the-dryer towel dry and brush treatment.

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Can administer oral medicine
Can administer injected medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Leash Pulling

Michelle W.

20 Reviews
8 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 3 days notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 6 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:


  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated February 16, 2017


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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
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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Premium Pet Insurance, 24/7 Customer Support and Daily Photo Updates!

Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Michelle's Home
$60 /night
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/night
  • Dogs will never be left unattended
  • 5+ potty breaks/day
  • 3+ walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
Daycare At Michelle's Home
$45 /day
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/day
Dog Walking
$20 /half-hour
$35 /hour
  • Willing to travel 20 miles
$25 /visit
  • Willing to travel 20 miles
$20 /bath
$30 each way
  • Willing to travel 20 miles
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20 Reviews
Michelle treated our two dogs with so much care and affection I think they were sad to leave her after our week-long vacation. It was great getting her daily photos and updates. It's clear she really loves dogs and knows how to connect with them. We were worried about how our one dog Trofast, who has separation anxiety would do, but video evidence showing Trofast asleep in her arms and snoring like bear proved we had nothing to be concerned about.
Michelle was an amazing choice to "dogsit" our Gracie over the Christmas holiday. Our normal boarder was full, so we were scrambling at the last minute to find a replacement. I scoured the local DogVacay listings, and made an appt for a meet and greet with Michelle. She was so very open and friendly, and it was very clear she LOVED dogs. When we dropped off Gracie on our way to the airport, we received our first pictures of her before we even got out of her neighborhood! I was so very impressed with her continuous updating every day we were gone showing our girl having fun playing with toys, going on neighborhood walks and sitting perch at the window watching the world go by. Michelle even went so far as to make a pallet on her living room for for the two of them to sleep the first night! She was worried our short legged pup may not be able to make it up into her bed. We also LOVED the hilarious memes and end of week video she sent of their hijinks. Gracie was happy and pooped out when we finally picked her up. I couldn't have asked for anyone better to keep our girl and I won't hesitate to use her again!
Michelle is like a 2nd Mom to our Olive.
Michelle is #1 for keeping our Olive when we have to leave her!
As always, our Olive loves staying with Michelle. It's her home away from home. I don't worry about her as I know she will be having fun!
As always, Mac had a terrific stay with Michelle. I never worry about him (the pictures she sends tells it all) and he comes home happy. I would recommend Michelle to anyone.
My maltipoo Bear stayed with Michelle for a day and had a fabulous time. Even though he didn't stay overnight, she sent me numerous photos throughout the day. My favorite photo was of Bear lounging lazily on the couch, which is his favorite thing to do at home. This tells me that he was comfortable and happy with Michelle. We don't leave town very often, but it's so nice to know that we can leave Bear with someone as fantastic as Michelle. :)
Mac is a senior dog and no longer handles the noise of kennels. During our meet and greet with Michelle, he was clearly at ease which made me feel at ease. She was warm and affectionate with him and he had a great and most importantly, relaxed stay. I recommend Michelle as the perfect home away from home for your four-footed family member. Thanks, Michelle!
As always, Diesel's stay with Michelle was fabulous. Diesel was happy and his usual silly self when I picked him up. Michelle is great with sending updates and pictures! We highly reccomend her to anyone who is looking for a safe fun place to board their dog.
Beau just came home from a Vacay with Michelle. He was very happy to see us but ran right back in her spotless pup-friendly home inviting us to follow him into his five -star Vacay home and join the fun!Though her numerous updates during Beau's stay gave us complete peace of mind.it was this action that said it all: Michelle is the BEST! From the first moment contacting her through DogVacay up to the last picking him up she was professional, caring and responsive. We very much appreciate the great care you provided and all the updates, photos and the video you and Beau made for us. Michelle deserves the Vacay Oscar!!!!
Michelle is by far Georgie's favorite sitter, and mine! She is highly organized, attentive, and enthusiastic. I received photos and videos of my pup while we were away, which I absolutely loved! She was excellent when it came to consistently upholding the rules and guidelines that my pup follows at our own home. When I picked up Georgie, I could see how much she adored and trusted Michelle, and as a "crazy puppy momma", I couldn't possibly imagine anyone better for her to vacay with!
Michelle was so warm and friendly towards Toby. It was obvious he felt comfortable with her right away at our initial visit, which gave me peace of mind. She was very accommodating to our / his schedule and I could tell he received lots of one-on-one time with her. She provided us with regular updates and pictures, which was helpful. I really appreciated that she did not confine Toby to one area of her home and also took him for frequent outdoor time. I won't hesitate to turn to her in the future or recommend her to others.
Michelle, is the best. In our rush, we ran off and left all our dog food and treats at home. Michelle went out and bought the food for Olive. Olive always enjoys all the walks she gets while with Michelle. I can rest easier knowing my Olive is good hands.

This was my first time away from Olive and I was like a nervous Mother. Michelle took excellent care of Olive and kept me updated. I was almost afraid Olive would not want to come home with me! Looking forward to our next Vacay in a couple weeks with Michelle.
I can not say enough about Michelle and how wonderful she is!! Diesel had a fantastic visit with Michelle. She sent daily pictures and videos of our dog. She is truly a pet owner's dream come true! I will not hesitate leaving Diesel with her again. Because of Michelle I will never worry about going on vacation and leaving our little DD. Thank you Michelle!!!
We would highly recommend Michelle. She has a heart of gold and understands the needs of the dogs, as well as puppy parents. She kept us apprised of our dog's stay, including by sending notes and pictures, with complete honesty about his good and bad behavior. She treated our dog as if he was her own and clearly won his heart. By the time we picked him up, he had clearly developed a fondness for her...no easy task for a 115 pound rescue dog! Thank you for your kindness and patience, Michelle.
My husband and I have never left our Stella bear with anyone other than family, so moving out to a new state, traveling home for the holidays and not knowing any one was extremely nerve wracking! After countless hours reviewing people and locations, I came upon Michelle's warm smile in her profile pic, great reviews and not far from home.

Overall, the whole experience was better than what we could have hoped for! Stella and Michelle hit it off right away at our meet & greet and her house was immaculate-a big task for someone who regularly hosts dogs and obviously loves doing so! Michelle adhered to any requests that we had, sent daily pictures/updates, had endless amounts of toys for Stella to play with ( and chew up lol) and even sent us a special video.

There is no question that Michelle knows dogs and how to properly care for them, and there is no question that we have found our permanent go-to person when needed! Thank you Michelle!
2 paws up ;)
Michelle was awesome!! She took fabulous care of Shangri-La and was great about updating us and keeping us informed of her stay!
Michelle was the best! I have never felt better leaving my Sluggo with anyone! Worth every penny I paid!
This was our first time leaving our pup with anyone other than family.. with her being a diabetic and blind we haven't wanted to put her in a kennel and were nervous about leaving her with anyone. Michelle was wonderful and calmed all anxiety that we may have been feeling. We received several pictures, text messages and emails regarding her stay. We never felt in the dark and felt completely confident in our decision to let our pup stay. We will most definitely use Michelle again.
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