Golden Days Pets - Tustin Irvine

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MICHAEL O.

73 Reviews
90 Repeat Guests
$42/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 35 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Moderate

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
All Ages OK
List of Pets OK for House Sitting
Dogs, Cats, Fish

MICHAEL's Resident Pets

Koda (Dec 2006 - Nov 2016)
Golden Retriever
Female
10 yr 1 mo old
Bella
Golden Retriever
Female
4 yr 11 mo old

MICHAEL's House

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Medium Yard
100% fenced & locked
Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside
Great for senior pets
Dog door access

About MICHAEL

26 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
Winner of Thumbtacks Best of 2015 & 2016

We accept large dogs.

Member of PSI (Pet Sitters International)

Member of IAABC (International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants).

Member of Pet Sitters Associates
Licensed, Bonded and Insured. Free premium pet insurance!

Certified in Animal Behavior & Psychology

INTANT BOOKINGS - PLEASE READ
As an added convenience, we are pleased to participate and offer instant bookings to our customers. Please be aware that additional fees might be required and owed after your instant booking conformation reservation is finalized with DogVacay. Reasons for this could be:

*Incomplete or inaccurate information in your profile
*The dates you select are during busy or peak periods (see dates below)
*If you request a check-out time after 12 Noon
*Your dog is intact (i.e. Your dog is not spayed or neutered)


We're excited and proud to show DogTV, a television station designed exclusively for dogs! No really. It's a TV network just for our K9 buddies.

At Golden Days Pet Services, our mission is to ensure that all of the dogs we care for, whether it be for pet sitting visits to your home, private dog walks or a stay in my personal residence, feel as though they are home and we are just an extension of their family. Equally important is that all of our human clients be treated as friends and that they feel comfortable and at ease with the personal attention and care provided to their companions.

As your companions host, we give them the same special attention that we give to our own dogs and pets - actually probably a bit better. They are our guests after all, and guests are special! As our distinguished guest, your companion will benefit from constant human and canine companionship. We are here 24-hours a day 7-days-a-week. This is our purpose, passion and focus. At Golden Days Pet Services your companion receives all of the love and attention one would expect from extended family. Our extensive experience in animal care including providing extra special attention for special dietary, hygiene, and medical needs, set us apart from your average pet sitter or animal care service provider.

Our distinguished doggy guests enjoy a minimum of two walks per day, provided with opportunities to exercise, play and romp (Bella one of two resident Golden Retrievers, loves to play), and of course plenty of loving attention and doggy pampering. There are no kids here, except for Koda and Bella the two resident Golden Retrievers, so they along with our special guests receive all the love and attention.

For those choosing our boarding option, our home has hardwood floors throughout making it easy to maintain a clean and healthy vacation environment. Interior area's are cleaned and sanitized daily with various methods including high temperature (298°F) steam cleaning which is one of the fastest, most effective, chemically free, hypoallergenic, 100% environmentally safe methods of cleaning available; it destroys germs, viruses, molds and bacteria. Making it the best most sterile environment for your distinguished Dog.

Throughout the day the interior and exterior areas are disinfected with a high-end veterinary hospital cleaner which is a proven bactericide and fungicide, kills 23 bacteria, including Mycoplasma, Strep, Staph, E. coli, Salmonella and more. It also kills 8 viruses including canine parvo virus, parainfluenza-3 and Pseudorabies.

Beautiful and abundant walking trails and parks near your dog's vacation home provide varied and abundant opportunities for your dog to explore fun and stimulating places and, most dogs favorite thing, new things to sniff and smell!!. For an additional fee, your vacationing pooch can even go on a hike to one of the many near by nature trails. More stuff to smell!!

Back at your dogs home away from home there are antlers, stuffed toys with “ChewGaurd” technology, Nylabones and a variety of fun toys to satisfy almost any dogs chewing tastes and desires. Aromatherapy and soft music are used to help bring your dog to a a calm and peaceful state of mind. We are also proud to offer DogTV -- a television station designed exclusively for dogs! DogTV provides television for dogs as a 24/7 digital TV channel with dog-friendly programming scientifically developed to provide the right company for dogs.

Through years of research with some of the world's top pet experts, special content was created for DogTV to meet specific attributes of a dog's sense of vision and hearing and supports their natural behavior patterns. The result: a confident, happy dog, who's less likely to develop stress, separation anxiety or other related problems.

What's a vacation without pictures? Our doggy guests are the center of attention, so complimentary digital pictures of your furry friend's vacation adventures are included with overnight stays.

Hosted Kennel Free Pack Boarding
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Rates start at $42 per night
10% Off for each additional dog from the same household

Puppies 12 months old or less, an additional $10 per night.
Have a puppy 12 months old or less? We love puppy’s but as we all know puppy’s require a lot more time and attention and clean up than adult dogs so that’s why we charge an extra $10per night.

Intact Males and Females 8 months and older an additional $10 per night.

A female in heat tends to stress out the boys, so she will stay in her own little princess area, and not interact with the other dogs. A little extra cleanup is a must, so an extra $35 will be added to the per night rate.

Males 9 months and older not neutered -- i.e., intact males. These boys have a lot of extra mojo, so they will have a little extra special time. They will be on a different schedule than our regular guests and with minimal to no interaction with the host dogs or any other guest dogs depending upon their temperament and behavior. Marking is part of what the boys like to do so extra clean up is usually necessary. These are the reasons an additional $10 per night is charged. Please note in some cases the rate may go as high as $25 per night depending on the behavior of the dog once boarded. i.e. excessive marking, destructive, requires an inordinate amount of attention in order to avoid conflicts with other guests, etc.

Medications:
Oral and Topical Medications: $1.50 per dose per medication max charge per day $7.50
Injectable Medications: $5.00 per dose per medication max charge per day $15.00

Check-in times are between 8 AM to 8 PM
Standard check-out time is between 8:00 a.m. and 12:00 noon.
Late check-outs after 12:00 noon but before 4:00 PM are charged the for a half-day of doggy day camp, the current rate is $21.
Late heck-outs between 4:00 PM until 8:00 PM are charged for a full-day of doggy day camp rate, the current rate is $32.

Doggy Day Camp
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Full Day $32
Half Day (4 hours or less) $21

Puppy Day Camp
Full Day $42
Half Day $31

Doggy day camp is a cage-free service designed for social dogs to play and have fun. Day camp provides an outlet for excess energy, exercise and socialization. Trained staff monitors safe play and each dog must complete a doggy day camp evaluation before being accepted into camp.

Golden Days Pet Services offers large and small doggy day camps. Safety is our primary goal, therefore doggy day camp is not for every dog. It is not a place for aggressive dogs to learn how to be social. Doggy day camp is limited in size, and clients are strongly encouraged to make reservations in advance to avoid disappointment. Priority goes to clients with standing reservations and pre-purchased doggy day camp bundles and packages.

To be accepted into our doggy day camp program, each potential doggy day camp guest must do the following:

* Complete the guest profile and evaluation check-in
* Be at least 12 weeks of age and have completed their full series of vaccinations, including Bordetella vaccine
* Meet our vaccination and temperament standards


A note on check-ins and check-outs for overnight and camp guests: To comply with community association guidelines, for security reasons and as a courtesy to our neighbors, we cannot schedule check-ins or check-outs outside of our normal hours of operation (8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.). There will be absolutely no exceptions made. Doggy guests not checked out by close of business will be considered overnight guest, and an additional night will be added to your account. Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.

Seasonal Rate Adjustments
Like most service or hotel business during certain times of the year, demand is higher and accordingly, our prices are adjusted seasonal. Seasonal adjustment range from $5 to $10 per night depending on the time of year. This premium is added to the standard rates.

The list below outlines our $5 and $10 seasonal adjustments for 2015:

- Dates with Holiday Premium of $5.00
2016
* Oct 7th to Oct 10th
* Oct 28th to Nov 1st
* Nov 10th to Nov 17th

- Dates with Holiday Premium of $10.00
2016
* Nov 18th to Dec 4rd
* Dec 15th to Jan 2nd, 2017

Have a special requests? No problem! Just let us know and we’ll do our best to accommodate it. (Depending on the type of request, additional charges may apply.)

The following are the paw house rules:

1. We ask that all of our doggy guests have good manners (i.e., that they play nice with their host dogs and other dog guests).
2. Current with all vaccines
3. Treated for fleas and other critters that like to live on our furry friends
4. It's vacation time, so no grumpy or aggressive dogs please.

Pet sitting home visits of 30 minutes are $20 to $25 per visit depending upon the number of visits booked.
Each additional pet is $3.00 each per visit.

For dogs, we recommend an absolute minimum of two visits per day. If you will be out of town for more than 1 day, three visits is the recommended minimum.

We have a package that includes 3 visits per day starting at $55 a day - which breaks down to an average of about $18 per visit.

Your pet sitting service includes the usual. At your designated time, we will discretely enter your home (our cars do not display any signage that may otherwise alert your neighbors of your absence) and spend a quality 25 to 35 minutes engaging your pet in playtime, yummy feedings, giving them fresh clean water, briskly paced walks and lots of love and attention.

Upon request, we will then also water your plants and collect the mail and newspaper, change lighting and curtains for your home to appear lived-in. The typical length of these visits is 25- 30 minutes. Longer visits of 45 or 60 minutes can be arranged for an additional charge. We also offer a 10 min relief break or good night tucking services for $16.

Other rates are as follows:
* 10 to 15 Minute Relief Break - $16 Additional Pet $2
* 30-Minute Visit -- $25 per Visit Additional Pet $3
* 45-Minute Visit -- $30 per Visit Additional Pet $4
* 60-Minute Visit -- $35 per Visit Additional Pet $5

Please contact Golden Days Pet Services for more information about our other discount packages.

We’re also happy to design and customize a package to yours and your pets' specific needs.

Bedtime tuck-in is charged $16.
We will let your pooch out for a quick potty break, play with them, give them a hug and a kiss goodnight and make sure that they are safe, happy and comfy for the night.

Mid-day potty stop is charged $16.
This is a quick 10- to 15-minute lunch-time let-out for your pooch. It does not include feeding. This service is especially beneficial for puppies and senior pets, who need more frequent let-outs.

Key drop-off/return is charged $15 per trip. We strongly advise you to keep a key lock box at your home. They are fairly inexpensive and can be found at most hardware stores. However, should you prefer to have your key picked up or returned to you after our services, there is a $15 charge for us to make the additional trip.

For packages, please contact us by e-mail, text or phone for a price rate sheet.

Private Dog Walking (as low as $15 for a 30 minute walk)
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Rates are as follows:
* 10 to 15 Minute Relief Break - $16 Additional Pet $2
* 30-Minute Visit -- $23 per Visit Additional Pet $3
* 45-Minute Visit -- $26 per Visit Additional Pet $4
* 60-Minute Visit -- $30 per Visit Additional Pet $5

Discount walking packages are available. Please inquire.

Please contact for more information, and we'll be happy to design and customize a package to yours and your pets' needs.

Key drop-off/return is charged $15 per trip. We strongly advise you to keep a key lock box at your home. They are fairly inexpensive and can be found at most hardware stores. However, should you prefer to have your key picked up or returned to you after our services, there is a $15 charge for us to make the additional trip.
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Can administer oral medicine
Can administer injected medicine
CPR / First-Aid certified
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Separation anxiety
  • Leash Pulling
  • Not yet house-trained
  • Advanced senior issues

MICHAEL O.

73 Reviews
90 Repeat Guests
$42/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 35 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Moderate

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated December 1, 2016

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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At MICHAEL's Home
$42 /night
  • Watches up to 5+ dogs/night
  • Dogs will never be left unattended
  • Dogs will have full access outside for potty breaks
  • 3+ walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
House Sitting Overnight At Your Home
$110 /night
  • Dogs will never be left unattended
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
Daycare At MICHAEL's Home
$32 /day
  • Watches up to 4 dogs/day
Dog Walking
$23 /half-hour
$30 /hour
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
Home Visits
$25 /visit
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
Grooming
$30 /min
$145 /max
Baths
$25 /bath
Pick-Up/Drop-Off
$15 each way
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
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73 Reviews
Very pleasant experience my dog seemed much happier coming home then from a boarding kennel
My and my dog's experience with Michael O. was very pleasant. My dog settled in nicely with Michael's dogs. I would highly recommend Michael's " Golden Days Pet Services" to all dog owners through Dogvacay.com.
I was relieved of anxiety after meeting with Michael the owner of Golden Days Pet Services. Having two dogs of his own and seeing him with my dog convinced me he was going to take good care of my dog. While I was gone Michael sent me pictures of my dog and she looked right at home. I would definitely recommend his dog services to anyone who needs a comfortable place for their lovable pet.
Sincerely,
Patricia Coviello
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We were initially excited to leave Sunshine and Champ with Michael for 11 days while we went to Aruba, because of the positive reviews, and the fact that he advertised a house with a fenced yard for our two large dogs, a labradoodle and a goldendoodle. We planned to drop them off on our way to the airport, and much to our surprise, the house was a small townhouse, and the yard was a tiny, dirty cement area - not at as as described. We had no choice but to leave our babies, because our reservations were set. We got intermittent photos, which Michael blamed on internet problems in California, and when we picked them up, both dogs have had severe diarrhea and vomiting for over 24 hours. We have to take them to the vet tomorrow. What a terrible experience. Never again.
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Brody enjoyed his visit and I appreciated the updates and photos while I was away.
Ava stayed with Michael for a few days in October. She looked relaxed in the photos he sent over and when we picked her up, she was in good shape and seemed happy! The location of Michael's home was easy and convenient and I would recommend Michael if you need someone to care for your dog.
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We did like that we were able to see pictures of our dog and that he answered our inquiries very quickly. The paperwork however was redundant. We picked her up early but did not get a refund for a day paid. Also, we did not get to see the inside of his house when we left our dog.
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First time using a dog sitter, and the first time my dog had not slept at home in 8 1/2 years. Michael made the process easier and it was a nice surprise to receive pictures of Buddy while I was away. Highly recommend Michael to others. Brian
Great service thanks Michael
Wonderful host- Michael sent us pictures and made the cutest video of our baby. We felt very safe leaving her.
Michael was great. I received pictures of my dog during her stay, which I appreciated. I also received a nice thank you card in the mail. Overall, it was a great experience with Michael. He is really nice and friendly. I would definitely recommend him.
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Michael is a good professional and reliable. His home is spacious, nice and clean.
Metallica came home happy and tired.
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Michael was very nice and my dog was very well taken care of.
Thank goodness we found Michael!!! He is a professional (detailed, clean, responsible, experienced) pet sitter with a loving heart and an understanding of dogs at all ages. We have a very old dog and a year old puppy. He was able to make both feel at home even though both had never been to his house before. We were on vacation so our family was bit nervous about dropping off our dogs with someone we had never met before and we were very fortunate our research lead us to Michael. We have his number in our phone now and we will be calling him again!
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Michael was quick to respond to my inquiries. This is my second time to leave my dog after two years. I was a bit hesitant because I wasn't sure if it is gonna work. But I was thinking that my Jazz would love it because Michael got two dogs and they are both golden retrievers too. Just the thought of my dog having his kind for a companion was a great idea. And the idea of having my dog being able to sleep wherever he likes was a good idea. He sent me a picture of my dog. Seeing him happy made me feel relaxed.
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Hi, We have a puppy and needed to go out of town immediately. Michael took our reservation and we dropped our beloved new doggie with him the next day. He communicated daily on her progress and sent pictures. When we picked her up she was happy and calm. The whole time we were gone I felt comfortable and knew she was being well taken care of. She was also very clean when we got home because I think he gave her a bath. Thank you Michael for being there for our baby.
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We have a 3 yr old golden retriever and she had never been away from us for more than 1 night. We decided to find a place in someone's home where she would be comfortable and not confined to a cage. We found Dog Vacay on the internet and met with Michael and his 2 dogs at his home the week before our drop off date. Everything went well and she stayed with him for 1 week. Michael texted photos and status' of how she was doing while we were gone. Michael is good with the visiting dogs and his home is set up to accommodate them in a clean and safe environment. She made it through the week and did just fine. I believe this is because she was left in the hands of someone who has a genuine interest in making sure the dogs he has been entrusted with are cared for as if they were home. This was a good experience and I would leave her with Michael again should the need arise. Thank you Michael.
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Michael was Great! I've never used this service before & im not that bright on the computer but he was very patient & walked me through it.
Then to top it of my dog is use to sleeping with people so she barked at night and he came down & slept on the couch with her. You could tell when I picked her up he hadn't slept much.
The topper is he's willing to take her back. I've already booked him for two more stays.
Thanks Michael
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My husband and I were heading to our honeymoon in Hawai'i and had boarded our corgi, Bandit, with Michael for the week. He updated us regularly through the week with photos of him playing and sleeping, which made it so much easier for us to be away knowing that he has having a good time. We were a little concerned since it was the first time that our puppy was going to be away from us and his first time boarding somewhere unfamiliar. We were unsure if Bandit would get along well being under those conditions. Thankfully, he did just fine with Michael's help. Michael has really detailed and thorough requirements that need to be completed prior to boarding, which made us feel like he really wanted to know our pup and his routines to better accommodate Bandit to his household. He also made accommodations for my brother to pick him up when we ended up getting delayed in Hawai'i for almost another day. Could not be more thankful!
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I am so thankful that we found Michael and Golden Days Pet Services. This was the first time we left our 8 month labradoodle, Sky, since he came to us at 8 weeks old. As a New Yorker, I carefully studied, considered and scrutinized a lot of possibilities for boarding our puppy while we went to Asia for one month. Our family was quite apprehensive, however, when I came across Michael and his impeccable reviews on Dog Vacay, it caught my attention quickly. From our first conversation, I knew I could trust him to take good care of Sky. Michael was direct, knowledgeable, and sincere. He assured me that he would do whatever it would take to make me and my timid/fearful pup at ease. Michael runs a tight ship - he is well organized and precise. He offers an exceptional level of service. It is evident that Michael has put a lot of time and care into his services and he loves what he does. I could not have chosen a more perfect place for Sky's first time away from home.
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We had a good experience leaving our young, energetic, chocolate lab with Michael for 5 nights. We were impressed with Michael's responsive and clear communications, comprehensive pre-boarding paperwork and his clean home. It was nice to receive periodic photo updates. Keller returned happy and exhausted!
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Michael was great! My two doggies were well cared for while we were away on vacation. Very easy booking as well!
Loved getting pics every day of my fur baby :) no problems here, fast and easy booking, and very thorough pre-screening questions make me feel like he really cared about my dog's well-being and routines, so he could get to know her well. Would definitely recommend.
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Michael took great care of our 4 month old lab puppy. He accommodated a last minute trip we went on. Thanks again!
Michael was great. He let me visit his home with my dog prior to the stay and even sent pictures during the week so I knew that my dog was happy and well cared for.
I am very pleased with the service, my dogs were in a safe environment. One of my dogs is an escape artist and she was watched and got the attention she required. Michael and his partner are very professional and I would recommend them to any of my friends.
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I'm SO glad to have a comfortable place for my big old man (Husky/Lab, 14 y/o) to stay. Thank you so much for your kindness and for letting him stay where he was comfortable (outside). It was much easier traveling knowing he wasn't just sitting in a kennel, but in the company of caring humans and other furry friends!
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Michael replies really quick and Grace really enjoy staying with the Goldens. We definitely will board again!
Ms Chloe had a great time. I kept getting updates on what she was doing,pictures and comments on her visit with Michael and his pups.
Long overdue review, pico loves to stay at golden days so much the last time I picked him up after a 4 day stay he circled back from the car and starting walking back to michael's home.
Michael was wonderful! We received updates and a cute video of our Stella while we were away. I highly recommend booking here!
Michael was amazing. Was on point with updates and pictures. When i realized i had to stay an extra day on my trip, he was on point on saying he could keep MJ another day. If you are looking for someone to watch over your furry family, he is the perfect person
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Very professional. Both Herbie and Kaja were very relaxed when we picked them up. Both dogs are older and can be anxious but I did not see any signs of that. Thank you Michael for taking good care of them
Michael was amazing. Our regular dog sitter cancelled on us 48 hours before we were flying out on vacation. He took them on Thanksgiving night! Totally life saver. The puppies came back exhausted from all the playing they had done. I can't recommend him high enough for saving us. Thank you!
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Michael is a professional! My little Lola spent a week at his place and even though I was worried about how she would get along with other dogs, she did great. I got pics during the week so I could see she was doing well. I highly recommend Michael. p.s., if you think your dog needs his/her bed - they don't! I brought it in spite of his recommendation not to, and she didn't even use it and of course it got "marked" by another vacationer. Lol.
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Michael did a great job taking care of our lab Siena while we vacationed for two weeks! Siena seemed content with Michael and his dogs from the very beginning of her vacation stay. We were updated with photos almost daily and could just tell from the photos that she was happy and taken care of. Would definitely recommend Michael and will for sure use him again for Siena!
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I highly recommend Golden Days Pet Services. The owner, Michael, is really nice and very accommodating - not to mention flexible with his schedule. I felt as ease the moment I dropped my dog off. MISCHIEF was well taken care of, when I went out of town and such a happy dog when I came to pick her back up. I dare say, she didn't want to leave. LOL! I'll definitely be using Michael for all of my future pet needs. His prices are great and the peace of mind alone, is WELL worth it. You won't be disappointed! Thank you again, Michael!
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Michael was Pawsome as usual!
Sophie and Dior love when Michael comes to visit. He takes great care of them and even leaves daily progress notes for us to read upon our return. Michael also made an adorable video montage of their adventures!
Michael was so great with our Golden (and first baby) Emery. She was certainly a little unsure about being left for the weekend but Michael, Koda & Bella made Em feel right and home. Michael was VERY patient while she adjusted to a new environment. By the time we picked her up, she wasn't sure if she wanted to come home! Thank you Michael! We appreciate it more than you know!
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Michael was definitely pawsome with our pup, Fozzy! We had gone away for our mini-moon and needed someone to take care of our fur-baby. We did a meet n greet to make sure Fozzy would get along with Michael's dogs. All was good and then we dropped off Fozzy. We got many many updates during our mini-moon and Fozzy was having so much fun! Also want to add that Michael's place is totally awesome for dogs. He has outdoor space, indoor space and works from home so the dogs were never left unsupervised. Thank you so much Michael for helping us out and taking care of our fluffbutt.
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Michael was a wonderful host to our two pups, Dunster and Merlin. They stayed for almost a week and were both so comfortable I think they would have stayed longer if we let them. We will definitely use Michael next time we need a cozy place for the pups to stay while we're away. >;0)
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LeRoy had a great stay with Michael!
We have trusted Michael with our husky pup Sasha numerous times and he always does a great job. Sasha is very high energy and pretty much a handful- and Michael always takes her with open arms and a smile. On several occasions we have requested sitting with very little advance notice and Michael always comes through. Huge thanks!
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Michael is quick and efficient to respond, provided easy drop off, and he sent pictures of our dog during our weekend getaway. Thank you, Michael!
Michael was friendly and very easy to communicate with. He has a great set up for all his pet visitors. Our Aussie Mix had a blast at his doggie day camp and is looking forward to going back for some boarding this summer!
This was the first time I used Dogvacay and was naturally a little apprehensive. But Michael took great care of my two dogs. He also ensured that they got along well with his own pack. Overall, very happy with the experience.
Woofy loves going to Michael's...he can't wait to get in the front door!

We really enjoy the dogVacay photos too...they are un to receive on a daily basis.

Micheal is a pleasure to work with, always patient and professional.

I highly recommend Michael.

Nancy & Woofy
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First, I was so concerned about leaving my puppy. I have never left him with anyone. When I searched for options, DogVacay seemed like the best. When I met Michael, I knew right away that Kingston would be in excellent hands. He assured me that Kingston would be fine. We sat and talked for a long time. His home is very dog friendly and cozy. He sent me pictures daily and updates while on vacation. When we returned he was so happy to see us yet he went to Michael to play. That made me so happy. We will be back.
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Michael was a very gracious host. Tucker was comfortable and felt at home with Michael and his dog family. Michael's home is clean, organized and very well laid out for his doggy hotel.

I received lots of pictures of Tucker while I was away which was great.

I would feel very comfortable leaving Tucker there again!
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When we get to the place, my pup jumps out of the and heads right to the door to get in.

He's so excited to see and spend time with his friends.

You know he loves his stay because when we return he dives through the door and me with it.

Pictures are sent and really makes my day that he's having a blast.
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Michael did a great job with Leia and my last minute request. The intake process was smooth and I'll definitely be bringing Leia back!
Michael is great! We left our 4 month old puppy with him and he handled her puppy energy with ease! We got daily updates on her status and he is always quick to respond to our reservation inquiries. His family of pups are great too and they seemed to be wonderful playmates with our dog. We cannot wait for future stays with Michael and his pack!
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Michael was great. We have a super active Husky pup and Michael took excellent care of her. We were gone for 5 days and received 20 photo updates from Michael- one of the best parts of our vacation! Would totally trust Michael to watch Sasha again. Upon returning home Sasha slept for the entire day/night straight! Very unlike her- she must have had a blast playing with the other pups!
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Michael was great! He seamed to know what he was doing. Very experienced with dogs of all sizes, so nice to meet him. I will use him again next time I am in the area.
Michael was a wonderful host. He was very responsive prior to the reservation and updated us every single day with photos. Given his other reviews we expected great care and we were not disappointed.
Michael literally is the best. He's been super flexible when our travel plans have changed, and when we've needed to leave our golden, Paddy, last minute. He always sends us tons of pictures of Paddy while we're away which is very reassuring. And his 2 goldens are great companions and wonderfully well trained!
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Michael is fantastic. Our very timid Cattle Dog mix needs a bit of extra TLC and Michael was very happy to accommodate her. I would highly recommend Michael to those looking for a host that will treat their furry loved one like family. Thank you!
Michael's place is now Evie's 2nd home. She loves spending her dogvacay at Michael's dog friendly home. We have used Michael several times ranging from daycare, weekend trips, to this last trip, which was 6 nights - the longest we've ever left Evie.

Michael is always very attentive and caring. He is great with Evie and emails me at least 3 - 5 photos of her having a great time every day. Definitely gives me peace of mind knowing that Evie is being properly cared for and having a great time with her dog pals Bella and Koda.

You can't go wrong if you book your dog's vacay at Michael's. Evie and I highly recommend him! =)
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We have been boarding and using Michael for day care on a regular basis for our pup Rocky. Golden Days is the best place I have ever used. It's now Rocky's home away from home and I am so thankful that we can rely on Michael to care for our special family member. Not to mention that I get the cutest pictures of Rocky and Bella always together! Would highly recommend to all.
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Michael took such wonderful care of our two beagles during their stay. We just relocated to the area and needed to find a new sitter and a place for the dogs to stay while we moved into our new place. The dogs took to Michael right away and felt right at home. We appreciated the regular updates on how they were doing and the photos and videos of their stay. We could see they were having a great time. So lucky to have found Michael.
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Michael watched Zoey, our 9 month old lab puppy, over Labor Day weekend and was fantastic! He sent us multiple picture updates each day of Zoey playing with her new friends and relaxing outside. Michael was also very responsive to us throughout the weekend, letting us know how she was eating, sleeping, etc.. Zoey truly was on vacation during her stay with Michael - she was one tired and very happy puppy when we picked her up! We will definitely use Michael again in the future!
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After having so much fun on his first stay, we were heading out to visit family on the east coast. We were so lucky that Michael was available to host Rocky for the week we were away. Unfortunately, Rocky was not feeling well and Michael sent videos and messages informing me immediately. I made a vet appointment and Michael took him and even advised me that Costco was now offering Pet Meds so they filled the script there. I saved A LOT on the cost. He cared for Rocky as if he was his own. I can't say enough how wonderful Michael is.I felt so comfortable knowing that Rocky was being cared for with such love. Now that Michael is offering day care, I will be using him for daycare as well as overnight boarding. 5 stars!!!!
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This was our first time using Dog Vacay, and we were very fortunate to find Michael to watch our sheepdog Rally. Michael was great, and we will definitely ask him to watch our dog again.

Due to circumstances, we had to make our reservation at the last minute. Michael promptly responded to our e-mail inquiries, and agreed to accept our dog the same day. After meeting Michael, we immediately felt comfortable leaving our dog with him and his canine kids.

Rally loved playing with Michael’s Golden Retrievers, Koda and Bella. We could tell from all the pictures she was having a blast. Michael even gave our dog a bath, which she really needed after a week of hard play.
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Our dog Lucky spent 8 days with Michael and we were happy with the service. Michael sent us pictures everyday and he was very flexible with our reservation due to some last minute schedule changes.
Michael gets a PAWESOME rating for taking such good care of Evie our 1 year old Boxer pup! We only needed daycare services for one day and Michael graciously took us in last minute. Even for just that one day, Michael sent us photo updates throughout the time. Evie had a blast with his 3 dog companions and came home happy and tired - just what I need in my puppy. Thanks so much Michael! We would love to use you again in the future!
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Michael was very friendly and welcoming of our dog. Our kids really enjoyed the pictures he sent while we were on vacation.
Michael was great to work with for our Treeing Walker Coonhound's stay with him. Douglas had a great time and Michael sent us lots of pictures to share with us his great time!!! I would highly recommend Michael to other dog owners and we hope to use him again in the future!!! Douglas thanks you also Michael!!!
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Ms Chloe felt quite at home when she arrived, greeted by the others on their vacay. Michael greeted Ms Chloe affectionately and met her Mom who was quite impressed on how well he handled all the visitors. There was plenty of room with four big dogs in the place...great job Michael!
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Michael was very flexible and east to deal with. Our meet & greet turned into a trial run day care. I was concerned about his large dogs. He immediately put me at ease with all the pictures of my boy looking right at home. Bella & Koda were very sweet, docile and playful. My boy had a great time and is looking forward to hanging with his new BFFs again.
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Michael was a great host to our pup Rocky. He fell in love with Bella and Koda and when we picked him up he did not want to leave! Michael sent me lots of pictures of the doggies playing and having a good time. We felt really good that Rocky was being well taken care of while we were away. Will certainly use Michael again!
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