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Lisa and Mike S.

19 Reviews
13 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 3 days notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 50 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:

Pet Requirements

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

Lisa and Mike's House

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Medium Yard
Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture

About Lisa and Mike

20 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
We are recent retirees who lost our beloved 14-year old Airedale Terrier Sadie this past year. We miss having a dog in our lives.

We limit the number of dogs Vacaying with us to two; and only if the dogs are from the same household, or we've hosted both before and are confident that they'll enjoy each others company. It is our policy to let both clients know in advance that there will be another guest.

We love to walk and can promise several miles a day if that's what your pup wants. Dog parks, car rides, belly rubs are all lovingly provided. Your best friend will have the run of the house, although a large crate is available if desired.

We are experienced with all ages, from puppies to seniors. Since we're retired, your dog is assured of our companionship, although we may be out of the house for brief periods. Grand-dogs and other canine relatives are frequent houseguests. We hope yours will be, too!

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Can administer oral medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Separation anxiety
  • Leash Pulling
  • Advanced senior issues

Lisa and Mike S.

19 Reviews
13 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 3 days notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 50 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:


  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated February 23, 2017


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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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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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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Lisa and Mike's Home
$25 /night
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 2 - 4 hours/day
  • 3-4 potty breaks/day
  • 3+ walks/day
  • Pets will sleep in their own beds
Daycare At Lisa and Mike's Home
$20 /day
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/day
$10 each way
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
19 Reviews
Lisa and Mike watched my pup Carl for an extended stay of nearly a month. Carl has a lot of needs and they went above and beyond to help him adjust and settle in! I received frequent photo updates and texts keeping me informed. Carl had a great time on daily walks, and trips to the dog park. He will definitely be back!
Our pup was excited to see Lisa and Mike again. Ran right up to the door!
our experience was pawsome! Louie was happy and exhausted!
Lisa and Mike were fantastic and our pup had a great time. We'll definitely book again!
Lisa and her husband were so welcoming both to myself and my dog, Rosie. I appreciated the picture updates on how she was doing and from the photos, it looked as if Rosie had a wonderful time and felt very much at home! Thank you for being a home away from home for her. If the need arises again, I definitely would be back.
Lisa was amazing with Jackson! She and her husband warmly welcomed us into their beautiful home. Jackson walked right in and through the house to the kitchen, leaving me in a trail of tail...:) That's how comfortable he was and how much he loved being there from the get go. Lisa asked great questions to ensure she knew what Jackson liked, was used to, as well as about aspects of his personality. She sent me an update and photo, which I so appreciated! Because of Jackson's separation anxiety and problem being around other dogs, she was very sensitive to make sure he was not alone and that he was her one and only pup for the day. She went above and beyond to make his time with her an excellent experience. When I picked him up he was so content and really would have loved to stay much longer than the 10 hours he was already gave me an overview of their day and let me know how much she enjoyed Jackson. Thank you so much, Lisa (and hubby)! We both look forward to seeing you again and again!!!
Lisa and Mike are great! They're friendly, helpful and quick to respond. They sent cute picture updates and were happy to take care of our pup even with a little injury. He was in great hands and we hope that he gets to stay with them again soon!
Lisa and Mike are very friendly and great 'dog people'. At the initial meet up, I instantly knew our pup would be well taken care of during her stay. We received updates and photos throughout the weekend, and I would definitely recommend them.
Lisa & Mike took amazing care of our dog, Wink~ I would highly recommend them to anyone!! Not only did they send regular updates/photos while I was out of the country, but they also sent him home with a bandana and were happy to inform me about all the fun activities they did together while I was away!
They treated our dog as if he were their own, and I am so thrilled to have found them (and so is Wink!!!).

I can't say enough great things about Lisa and her home! Traveling last minute on business and feeling guilty about leaving my 10 week old puppy alone in a hotel room, Lisa and Husband opened their home. Lisa is way over qualified! I appreciate and value her qualifications! My baby came back to me exhausted having played with a new dog friend named Wink. Lisa made sure to question whether my dog was friendly with other dogs, putting her FIRST and original client in priority. WHICH IS AMAZING!

My puppy was excited to see me when I picked her up but, I got the feeling she was hoping we were with Lisa and her husband for good. I will be booking Lisa Immediately for my next trip. It shoudl be mentioned that I would also not hesitate to drive the 2 hour distance to leave Orko with Lisa should I need a sitter for longer then a day.

Orko and I had an exceptional experience from beginning to end!
I would highly recommend Lisa and Mike. It is obvious that they love animals! Kekai made herself right at home in their pet friendly house. She certainly got lots of loving attention! Will not hesitate to have our pup stay with them again!
Can I give more than 5 stars?!?!
Lisa and her husband were very welcoming of Wynnie from the initial meet and greet. I appreciated the picture updates immensely. When Lisa was concerned about Wynnie not eating, she went above and beyond trying to find the 'magic' food and trigger to get Wynn to eat. I don't think my pup has been so well cared for and this was truly a vacation for her!
Frequent updates and pictures. Thorough in preparation. Excellent experience.
They were great hosts for our Rocky, who is an old guy (senior pup). Lots of walks and he was super happy when we picked him up as he made lots of new friends. Wouldn't hesitate to recommend them!!! Rocky will be back!
Lisa's care was absolutely perfect! She welcomed my Luna in like family and responded quickly to all my messages/emails. She even took Luna a day early with short notice! She had lots of exercise and new friends. Being in another country I was so worried if Luna would settle in... The smiling photos of Luna and updates calmed my nerves and I am forever grateful.
Lisa took very good care of our dog, Alex. It's clear that she and her husband have a deep love of animals and made sure that Alex was well taken care of. She include a full report of his day, when we picked him up, and Alex was calm and happy. We would highly recommend their care. Thank you, Lisa.
We are so grateful to Lisa for the excellent care and companionship she provided to Miso, our 13 year old beagle/basset, for 6 days and nights while we were on vacation in Canada. The whole experience with Lisa and DogVacay could not have been easier, and every contact with Lisa only added to our feeling that Miso was in good hands! And the pictures she sent while we were gone were so appreciated and unexpected. We will most definitely use Lisa again!
Fantastic! Amazing! Wonderful! My dogs had an absolute blast while they stayed with Lisa! My puppy lab mix came home and was exhausted, a true sign he had a great time! My 14 year old Maltese played up a little for Lisa by deciding to mark his territory inside the house (so embarrassing!). Lisa was thankfully adaptable and able to make a diaper for him to wear. It's very apparent to me that she has lots of experience with dogs, which gave me a piece of mind while I left my furbabies. You'd be silly not to book with Lisa!
Lisa And Mike are amazing! Willow has made 2 wonderful new friends to visit! So has my daughter Mimi and I! :) Cindy C
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