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Michele & Bill M.

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  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
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Michele & Bill's Resident Pets

5 yr 8 mo old

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About Michele & Bill


We are returning hosts with DogVacay. We miss the dogs so much we just can't stay away. Our current situation is quite different than when we previously hosted with DogVacay. We don't live in Sierra Madre anymore. The first 8 photos are our new home. All the rest of the pictures are from our home in Sierra Madre. We want you to see the pictures so you can get an idea and a feel of how we loved and treated all the pups we have hosted. That hasn't changed one bit. We love dogs and we are really looking forward to hosting your pup.

We now live in a 5th wheel at East Shore RV Park in San Dimas. We will be hosting only one dog at a time and since our space is small we will only host small breads. There are some exceptions to this. If you have a mellow medium size dog we might consider hosting them. Our beautiful new 5th Wheel and is situated in an amazing spot with a park right outside our front door. We will walk the dogs several times a day. Just as before all your furry family will sleep inside with us and be part of our family. There is hiking literally right outside our front door. We will post more pictures so you can see what our place looks like. We hope to meet new furry friends and welcome any of our previous friends as long as they are small breed.

We still have our little Bailey Boo. She loves all dogs and will be thrilled to meet your dog.

We look forward to hosting with DogVacay and can't wait to meet you!!

Bill, Michele and Austin
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Michele & Bill M.

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45 Repeat Guests
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Boarding Overnight At Michele & Bill's Home
$35 /night
  • Watches up to 1 dog /night
Daycare At Michele & Bill's Home
$25 /day
  • Watches up to 1 dog /day
Dog Walking
$15 /half-hour
$20 /hour
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
$15 /bath
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80 Reviews
If my coworker ever reads this, she might trying killing me....I am currently puppy sitting and last week on Thursday I couldn't have her (puppy) in my office so I got on my phone and searched for a dog sitting app. I came across dogvacay, downloaded app, searched near work and found Michele and Bill with GREAT reviews from previous customers. I immediately got a good vibe and booked a day. Michele was WONDERFUL with the puppy. Michele kept me updated with pictures throughout the day, she is amazing! I would recommend Michele and Bill to everyone in the area and also not in the area. They were great and once I get my own puppy in the near future, I will definitely look for them for boarding. THANK YOU SO MUCH!!
I was nervous at first seeing as I have never left my dog with other people. I found Michele and Bill and decided to give them a try. Michele was very sweet and took very good care of my baby. She sent me photos and made sure to let me know how she was doing. I will be sure to use them again on my next trip.
Oh my! Such a beautiful place and people! Michelle hand fed (!!!) my picky eater - talk about spoiling the kids. My boy had so much fun with Bailey, who is such a gracious hostess, that Jasper had a hard time leaving. If our friend had not volunteered to keep Jasper this time, I would not have any problems leaving Jasper with Michelle and Bill.
Our dog was welcomed with open arms into Michele and Bill's home and came back happy and healthy. We couldn't have been more pleased with his stay.
We are very happy with Michele & Bill. Our Nikki is sweet but she is over 14 and can be demanding. Nikki cannot climb or jump so she needs to be lifted and carried. We left a "princess" but picked up an "EMPRESS". I can tell that Nikki had a very good time, she doesn't speak but has told us that she wants to live with Michele & Bill. Look forward to her next stay.
absolutely wonderful. Nikki had a very good time visiting. Look forward to her next weekend stay before Thanksgiving.
Michelle and Bill are loving and great with dogs. They cared for my 2 pups twice; once for 3 wks and for a long weekend. Both times they did a great job. Would highly recommend.
My Nikki was totally exhausted from her new adventure and wonderful surroundings. We all look forward to her next weekend stay. Nikki really liked the extra people constantly caring for her.
Moxie had a fabulous time with Michelle and Bill. They are so welcoming and loving, Moxie just slipped right in! Michelle sent me the most darling photo of Moxie taking a cat nap with her son. Definitely a keeper! I have a feeling this is the beginning of a wonderful relationship!
Thanks a million for making our time away so care free!
They were great.
They were great.
I left Ozzy with Michele and Bill for 9 days and they were great. I am new to the area and my little cairn is my baby...was confident he would be in good hands. Wonderful people and Ozzy had a blast.
Michelle took very good care of my dog! He played with the other dogs all weekend and really enjoys being in her care. She has a huge backyard for all the dogs to play in so that's a huge plus!
We boarded our 1year old for a week and he had a blast. He came home tired and did not look distressed at all. We visited the home and it had a huge back yard and our dog was immediately playing. We will book with them again. I would have loved to see a little more updates/pictures but that is me being overly attached.
Thanks for a great stay!
Another great weekend for Bongo. It was a hot weekend so Michelle set up a doggy pool for Bongo and the other pups. We were sent a cute photo of him having fun with the dog pool. On our way to pick him up we were stuck in a ton of traffic making us 3 hours late. Michelle was so understanding when she didn't have to be. A dog day care would have just shut the doors for the night. We feel so lucky to have our dog stay with her.
Kirby had a wonderful time with Michele and came back all wiggles and smiles! Their lovely home has a huge backyard that is a doggie dream come true for day play! Pups sleep inside at night.

Thank you Michele for the peace of mind :)
~ Farah and Michael
Rex Manning loved his stay with Michele & Bill, just like he always does!
I know Andy feels safe and comfortable while he is with Bill and Michele. Thank you so much!
Bill & Michelle are wonderful. I know Andy is well taken care of. Thank you!
This is the second time our dog has stayed with Michele and it was just as great as the first time. She sent photos about once every 3 days which we love. He played in the backyard and there were other dogs and young kids to keep him busy. He came back happy, rested and looking great. We feel so lucky to have found Michele.
Michele and Bill have taken care of our dog several times. Our dog seems to like it on par with going to a fancy day spa for dogs. It's a vacation for him!
As usual, Rex Manning is always happy with Michele & Bill!!!
Daisy was well taken care of and had a blast! Michelle is sweet and amazing! Highly recommended!
As always, it was a great experience.
Michelle and Bill took very good care of my little Nana. It's so comforting to know that I can leave my babies with a loving family that will extend their love to their canine guests. I received numerous texts with photos of Nana safe and comfortable. I highly recommend Michelle and Bill.
Thanks for sending pics. I know Andy loved his stay.
As always, Bill and Michelle were so kind to Andy and he loved his temporary home.
We are so happy to have found dogvacay and Michele and Bill. Our dog was well taken care of and came home happy and tired. My husband dropped off and picked up our dog so I didn't get to meet them myself. He said Michele is a very nice, loving person with a lovely home and large yard for the dogs. We could not be happier and will definitely be using them again.
I don't know what I would do without Michele. Shecky gets all tail-waggy the moment we pull up to her home. I almost don't like giving her constant five star reviews because I'm afraid she'll become so popular (like the best restaurant in town) that I won't be able to book her anymore!
Absolutely love Michelle, Bill and their family! From the start we could tell they had warm hearts and a love for Dogs! Winston (our two year old Bassett hound) immediately took a liking to them and his environment. He loves to hang outside sunbathing and they have the perfect back yard! The yard is spacious with lots of grass. Indoors they have a comfortable family room with furniture equipped to accommodate plenty of dog napping (just like home). I feel very comfortable leaving my baby in their care and know he's in the best of hands!
Wow... Where do I begin? After having a very unfortunate experience with a pet sitter, we were thrilled to find Michelle and Bill. Before our trip, we took our cocker spaniel, Moxie, over for a play date and a few days later, a sleep over. Both times, she came home happy and exhausted. Michelle and Bill have a friendly dog of their own who got along very well with Moxie, playing in their huge backyard or with their 2 boys in their very dog friendly home. We had an unusual requirement and that was for the sitter to offer 24 hour supervision. Moxie has a problem with separation anxiety... OK, maybe it's me... but for a pet who brings so much love to our home... It's the least we can offer her while we are away from home. Our last sitter offered 24 hour supervision, but that wasn't exactly true. We didn't find that out until we were traveling on the other side of the world. Needless to say, you can imagine our frustration.

Michelle instilled confidence the moment we met her. She took plenty of time to talk with us while Moxie played with her dog and a couple of visiting pups. She assured us that there would always be someone home with Moxie. Her being left alone would never happen. Moxie would be treated as one of the family... With plenty of love and affection.

Feeling very confident that we found the perfect sitters for Moxie, off we went on our 2 week trip. Michelle sent us daily updates via text messages along with plenty of photos. It was obvious that Moxie's tail was wagging in every photo. My only fear was that she was having so much fun, she wouldn't want to come home!

Even though we would be getting back into town long after the usual pick up time, Michelle understood how anxious we would be after 2 weeks away. So she said to come on by whenever our plane got in. Even though our flight got in later than expected, she said to come on by. It was so great to see our Moxie again looking happy and well cared for. Michelle had even given her a bath! We never expected that!

We can't say enough good things about the care Michelle and Bill and their family gave a very special member of our family. You can rest assure that your dog would receive the same loving and affectionate care. Michelle and Bill... World's best dog sitters!!!

Thanks soooooo much Michelle and Bill... You're the best!!!
We left our 5-year old min pin with Michele & Bill for the day so he would become used to them before his week long stay next week. Michele and her family were so nice to our little needy dog. I'm very comfortable leaving him there anytime. The best part is the pictures she sends me thoughout the day so that I'm rest assured he's okay :)
As always, it was a great stay for Chloe! Thanks!!!
Michele is wonderful. She loves watching dogs and seems to really enjoy it. They have an awesome backyard for the dogs to play in and she only sits a few dogs at a time so they all get enough attention. She is around most of the day so they gets lots of supervision and at night they stay in the house with her and her family. I couldn't be happier with our dog's vacay with her and look forward to having him stay with her in the future.
Michele and Bill were so sweet and welcoming towards Max and Gus. I needed last minute daycare for my two kids and Michele and bill extended their home for them. Their yard is very spacious and they had a couple of friendly dogs for Max and Gus to play with. They must of played all day long, cause my two little guys came home exhausted and slept all night long!!!! I defintely recommend Michele and Bill. They are so sweet and will accomodate your regular routine! Thanks again Michele and Bill!
Moxie had a blast! Michelle even texted us a photo to prove it! She was so exhausted from playing, she skipped dinner and slipped right into a coma! This was Moxie's first play date with Michelle after meeting for the first time this past Sunday. Michelle made us feel very comfortable immediately. She really instilled a sense of confidence that makes us feel like we've made the right decision in having her keep Moxie while we are out of town. A home filled with fun people to offer plenty of TLC, fun dogs to play with and a huge backyard to play fetch... What more could a dog want?! Many thanks to Michelle for putting this "Nervous Nellie's" mind at ease!
Michele and Bill are wonderful hosts to our three dogs!!! We had to contact them at the last minute to keep our "kids" overnight and they welcomed them into their home very graciously. Thank you, Michele and Bill
Michele and Bill are awesome. When we arrived, Andy knew where he was and jumped right out of the car and ran up like he was "home". It really is like a home away from home when he is with them.

Thanks so much for taking care of our little guy!

We recommend you to all of our freinds with dogs!
We were very happy with the care and "parenting" Michele and Bill gave our animals! They fit right into the family and got acclaimated to the home environment very quickly. We were espcecially happy to receive the vacay pictures to let us see how they were doing while we were away from them.

Thanks, Michele and Bill!
We were very satisfied with the service provided by Michelle and Bill, and we anticipate leaving our dog, Sheila, with them in the future.
I instantly trusted the family when we met and knew that they truly cared for all animals. Our little pooch had a great time and got a good work out. She took a big nap when we got home, so I know she had lots of activity and fun. We have found the perfect home away from home for our dog when we can't bring her with us. Thanks Michelle and Bill!!!
After a recent first stay of 5 days with Michelle and Bill, we are asking them to care for our dog for 2 weeks in May - I think that is an indication of how impressed we are with their care of Sheila.
As always, we are so thankful for Michele and Bill. They provide such a loving and caring home away from home for our dog. Thanks again!
Our puppy Oban had a great time at Michele and Bill's ! They let us know how Oban was doing throughout the two night stay with pictures and texts. This was our first time with DogVacay and we're very pleased - their customer service was very helpful. Oban will certainly be staying with Michele and Bill the next time we're out of town.
Michele and Bill are great! I know that when I leave my dogs with them they are in good hands. I really appreciate the pics while I'm away.
As always, they were excellent hosts to Chloe! Thanks so much!
We love Michele and Bill. They are great home away from home canine parents.
We couldn't feel more comfortable leaving our dog with Bill and Michele. It is a great relief to trust that he is in good hands while we are away, making getaways much more relaxing. With plenty of play time with other dogs in their large backyard and the occasional hike, our dog always returns tired and happy.
I can't say enough nice things about Michele and her family. Michele has taken my dog to the vet when she's been injured and taken amazing care of her. She always updates me with adorable pictures. She is super responsive if I have any questions. I have total peace of mind when I board my dog there. Truly a 5-star Dog Vacay find!
Michelle was great! She really took the time to let my dogs warm up to the other dogs that were staying there. She even sent a video & picture to keep us updated. I would highly recommend her!
Max is a frequent tenant at Michele and Bill's home and he always has a great time. He absolutely loves going there! It is so relieving to know that whenever we are out of town that our dog (son) is being taken care of. Not sure what we would do with Michele and Bill.
Michele was great with Andy. He had a great time. He even got to go for a hike while he was with her which is one of his all time favorite activities. You will not be disappointed.
Tank had a good day with Michelle & Bill. It is obvious they are dog lovers and he was well taken care of. He was pooped out when he came home. A tired dog is a happy dog! We will be back. :)
We left our 4 year old male min pin "Dexter" with Michele and Bill over MLK weekend. He had only been boarded once at a kennel and had a rough time adjusting so we decided to try a private home this time. The first day at Michele and Bill's he had separation anxiety and didn't trust his human caregivers. Michele really took the time to work with Dexter and the next day, he came around. He was sitting on laps and slept with Michele and Bill at night. Michele took him on a long walk and sent pictures throughout the weekend - which really eased my own anxiety! I really would like to thank Michele and her family for the very personalized care they gave Dexter. I would highly recommend them and their home.
This was our first experience using DogVacay so we were initially pretty nervous about the whole experience. We set up a meet and greet with Michelle at her home the weekend before and got the opportunity to talk to her and check out her home. Our pup is a rescue and typically very nervous and shy around new people and new dogs but she took no time at all to warm up to Michelle and Bailey! Feeling totally at ease leaving our baby in Michelle's care, we dropped her off the next weekend. We picked her up in a few days and as soon as she hit the back seat she passed out! Michelle told us how she was did and I was really touched that they took the extra effort to hand feed our pup because she wasn't eating on her own. We have since booked Michelle for a few other weekends and every time the experience is great and our pup is extremely happy! We are convinced that having our pup stay with Michelle is helping her become more calm and more relaxed around strangers - we try and get her to Michelle's once a month! Thanks so much!
This is our second time utilizing the services of Michele and Bill through DogVacay. The first time (which is always the hardest) went exceptionally well! Michele emailed photos of Cheyenne and kept us up to date daily. Ergo, our reason for using their services again the second time. I highly, highly recommend Michele and Bill. They catered to Cheyenne and all her special needs.
Michele and Bill took great care of my two pups! One of my dogs can be especially difficult, and Michele took extra care to get Nalah to warm up to her, and she sent daily texts and pictures! Their home was beautiful and cozy and their dog was incredibly sweet as well. I would be happy to have Michele and Bill watch my dogs again!
Michele and Bill were amazing caretakers for our dog. They provided her with the most loving home away from home. We loved the photos Michele and Bill kindly texted us showing our dog was also enjoying her vacation! It really was a fantastic experience for both our dog as well as us. We highly recommend them!
I don't usually give 5 stars when reviewing (anywhere - online shopping, restaurants, etc), however, Michele and Bill deserve 5 stars - or more! I have never felt more comfortable or worry free boarding my dogs anywhere else. Michele and Bill and their family are friendly and they were warm and loving to our pups from the minute they met them.

I was incredibly pleased with the way the meet and greet turned out and I felt comfortable that my dogs (one boxer and one black lab - both 6 years old) would be like one of the family. Michele and Bill don't over-book their house, and they send periodic pictures of our dogs playing, sleeping, or cuddling with one of the family or other dogs. This is great because I know our boys are not just left outside or in a closed off part of the house.

Until recently, I have always boarded our boys (one boxer and one lab) at doggie resorts, however, I felt like they needed more personal attention. I resrarched several home boarding sites and finally came to like the functionality and homes on Dog Vacay. It took a while reading reviews, looking at pictures, and chatting with hosts to find a host who seemed like they would be the perfect fit - Michele and Bill.
What a relief to find Michelle and Bill. I needed someone last minute and they agreed to take my two dogs at our meet n greet and they just were the friendliest about it. I found Michelle and Bill the friendliest loving people ever. You can tell on first sight that they are dog lovers, and I love Baley their little dog, she is adorable and so fun for my dogs to be around.
Thank you Michelle and Bill, we'll be back soon!
My girls had a FABULOUS time at Michele and Bill's house. From the start, Michele was responsive and professional. After our meet and greet, it was obvious that they were "dog-people" and my girls would have a safe, dog-friendly place to stay for the weekend. Their pup Bailey got along well with my big girls, and despite her small size could more than hold her own with them :) Michele and Bill like to limit the number of dogs they have at one time, which ensured that my girls got plenty of attention. As promised, I received some great photo updates of the girls while we were away, and I felt confident that they were in good hands. When picking them up, it was obvious that our girls were more than comfortable with Bill and Michele and had an amazing time there. They slept the minute they got into the car and for the rest of the day! Success :)
I will definitely be going back to Michele and Bill to board my dogs. The meet and greet was a great way for them to assess us and our pups, and also give us a chance to see how they interact with the dogs in their house.

Michelle is thorough in her assessment and was wonderful @ drop off. She confirmed our contact info and other details.

After the meet and greet and the drop off discussion, I felt secure that my dogs were going to be somewhere wonderful and I had nothing to worry about.

This is the first time I have boarded my dogs outside a large boarding facility, and I will definitely be coming back to Michelle and Bill's for all of our vacations - it was a great experience.
I had taken a tour of a local dog resort and decided that it wasn't for our little dogs, so I went online to do a search and found dogvacay. It was such a blessing to find Michelle and Bill only a few days before we had to go out of town for a funeral. Their hospitality, beautiful home and enormous yard was just the ticket for our dogs Hans and Chiquita. I could tell right off the bat that they were dog lovers just like me! We even exchanged pics of the dogs while we were out of town and our dogs took a real liking to Michele and her beautiful family. I will definitely have our dogs stay with them again in the future :)
Michelle went out of her way to help our pups, Roxy and Max, adapt to the shared environment in their lovely home. They came home healthy and happy! We enjoyed the photos and update report throughout their stay which allowed us to thoroughly enjoy our time away. Many thanks to Michelle and her great family team!
Very hospitable and receptive home. You really get a sense your dog is staying with a family. I got updates on the dog's status with photos. Wow!
This was our first time using DogVacay and it was a great experience! Our dog came back exhausted and happy. Michele and Bill (and their entire family) are very nice, caring, and really love the dogs that stay with them. We were sent updates (photos and a text) everyday and would recommend them to anyone who is looking for a safe and fun place for their dog to stay. Thanks!
Another stellar visit by Shecky. He LOVES going to Bill & Michele's and playing himself into a stupor. He's back again in another 2 weeks. Yippee!
Our dogs, Chico and Lulu, had a two week vacation with Michele and Bill and they enjoyed every minute. Michele sent adorable pictures of our dogs throughout their stay. I felt very comfortable - and very fortunate - leaving Chico and Lulu in such good hands.
Our dog, Max, stayed with Michele and Bill for a long weekend and loved it! When we picked him up he looked happy and I think he would've preferred to stay longer! It was such a great feeling knowing they took care of him like he was their own dog. We would definitely recommend Michele and Bill to anyone looking for dog sitting.
Michele and her entire family were excellent hosts. Our little mutt seemed to really enjoy his time there! Michele and Bill will be our first choice whenever our dog needs a vacation!
My dog loves visiting Michele & Bill. As a single dog, he doesn't get as much play time with other dogs as he'd like. At Michele and Bill's it's play, play, PLAY! He comes home tired but happy. Michele and Bill are very dog oriented and I know my baby will be well cared for and safe. I highly recommend these great hosts.
Bill and Michele are awesome! They are so warm & friendly; you immediately feel like one of the family.Sadie & Bailey became instant friends and played all day! Bill & Michele have such high standards for themselves & for the care of the dogs. They made sure I was comfortable leaving Sadie, sent pictures, and were very flexible. I didn't feel like I needed to rush, which made my day so relaxing. I'm booking my 3rd time with them in a few weeks. I'm so happy to know them, and also have a safe place to leave Sadie!
I am so glad I found Michele and Bill on DogVacay, and I am sure my dog - Mika is too. She seemd to have a great time during our absence. Michele would send us pictures and videos of her every day which proved that while we were enjoying ourselves in Mexico, Mika was having fun on her own little vacation. They have a big house with a large yard which are perfect for dogs. Mika came home tired from all the play and fun she had, plus she smelled so good :). I would recommend Michele and Bill to everyone who wants to leave their dog with a warm and active family rather than with an overcrowded and overpriced dog hotel. Thanks Michele and Bill !!
Our dog Sundae Blue had such a great time with Michele and Bill and family. They texted us photos every day we were away of Sundae playing in the yard, going for a hike, and romping with other dogs! She was happy and content when we arrived to pick her up. Michele and Bill are extremely sweet and gracious with their animals. I would highly recommend them!!
Our host, Michele, was fantastic. We left our two small dogs with Michele and Bill for 4 days and 4 nights, and she texted us updates with photos each day of our vacation. She was very responsive to my questions and concerns, and treated Max and Pixie like they were part of her family. Our pups were exhausted from all the outdoor play time. I will gladly contact Michele again for future vacations.
My dog Teddy had a wonderful experience staying with Michele, a true dog lover. Michele has a great play area for the dogs as well as a cozy kitchen and porch for them to rest and sleep. Her instincts are good - she knew my dog needed to eat separately since he thought all food was for the taking. He came home happy and tired from all the play and exercise. I can't wait (nor can he) to visit again.
We are thrilled to have discovered DogVacay and - especially -
Michele. From the first meeting, we felt a part of her dog-loving
family. The big, grassy yard for romping, and the cool house for
flopping down for a nap are very dog-friendly. Just one example of
Michele's true affection for dogs and consideration for their owners
was receiving unexpected text photos of our dog at play. I would
recommend her to everyone and have already booked our next stay!
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