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T Michelle M.
Pasadena, CA 91104
58 Reviews
54 Repeat Guests
$50/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 8 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Strict

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
All Ages OK
Must Be Spayed or Neutered
Must Be Vaccinated

T Michelle's Resident Pets

Duchess
Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
Female
11 yr 8 mo old

T Michelle'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

About T Michelle

42 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
I am a marketing consultant and work from home. I take my Cavalier King Charles Spaniel (named Duchess) on walks in my neighborhood. I also have an enclosed backyard that your pup can go to throughout the day. In the photos the brown and white small dog is Duchess. She is a friendly and calm hostess to all dogs.
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Can administer oral medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Separation anxiety
  • Aggressive behavior
  • Leash Pulling
  • Not yet house-trained
  • Advanced senior issues
T Michelle M.
Pasadena, CA 91104
58 Reviews
54 Repeat Guests
$50/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 8 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Strict

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated September 26, 2016

Credentials

Background Checked
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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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Phone Interviewed
Serious hosts take the time to talk to us over the phone, get their questions asked and introduce themselves personally.
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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At T Michelle's Home
$50 /night
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for no more than 1 hour/day
  • Dogs will have full access outside for potty breaks
  • 2 walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
Daycare At T Michelle's Home
$50 /day
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/day
Baths
$40 /bath
Pick-Up/Drop-Off
$30 each way
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
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58 Reviews
Clean & friendly. My dog loved her visit!
Our dog has stayed with T Michelle twice and he seemed to love it!

We just tried to book a third visit this weekend with T Michelle, but she unexpectedly tried to increase the price by 100% b/c "It is going to be a hot weekend by weather reports, which means I need to have Rex in my home more this weekend, than not. I charge $50/day for small dogs. If I was to take Rex in then I need to charge more. He is the size of six small dogs."

I ended our business relationship.
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Michelle was very kind and flexible when booking us last minute after a dog sitter fell through. Beautiful house with a nice secure backyard.
Michelle was great. Typically we would board our dog at a large boarding facility that while they receive great reviews, there are so many dogs there- we knew our dog was not getting individual attention at all. (As evidenced by their webcam.) So we looked to DogVacay and found Michelle. She has her own dog which provided Pablo with socialization and backyard which is heaven to our dog.

We noticed a big difference in Pablo's demeanor and disposition after staying with Michelle. He was happy and in good spirits; unlike when left at a big facility when we picked him up and he was despondent and out of sorts for a day or two. Will definitely be taking him back to Michelle and Duchess :)
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Sunny looks well and happy. I am here to book another stay. Thank you for taking good care of our dog. Diane and Sheldon
We boarded our dog, Rex, with T. Michelle for two nights while we were out of town and we're glad we did!. She is friendly, experienced, and made sure all our questions were answered before we left our meet-and greet. She sent us photos of Rex while we were away, and Rex came home happy and exhausted, which is a good thing!
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This was my first experience using DogVacay, and I goofed and mistakenly missed instructions as to my pup's drop-off time. T Michelle didn't hold it against me, and was understanding of the mix-up.

My pup had a wonderful time here and made new friends. I'd definitely bring him back for another stay.
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Everything went well. T Michelle is professional and her home is clean. Please note her strict pick-up and drop off hours.
Thania is amazing! She is so great with animals, and always friendly and polite with people too. Last weekend she was a lifesaver. Many thanks Thania!
This was our first experience with using DogVacay and I cannot say enough positive compliments about Thania. She provides such a loving and caring environment for the pet that she keeps. I had so much anxiety about leaving him since this was my first time using a pet sitter but Thania sent pictures and kept me updated on a daily basis. He was so relaxed and looks to have enjoyed every minute of his stay. I look forward to booking her again for my upcoming vacations.
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Thania was wonderful! We knew Rocco was well loved while we were out of town. We'd definitely use her again!
Tired dog is a happy dog. Thank you!
Terrific experience. My dog left there apparently quite happy! I had lots of pictures of her playing throughout the stay. Loved this.
The whole reservation, meet and greet and drop off of our pet with Thania was very smooth. Thania was welcoming and available for us every time we asked questions. Her house with the yard was great for our pet and Thanya made sure that our dog was at ease with her and her dog Duchess. We got photos sent to us while we were away. We highly recommend her for your next dog vaccay.
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Another great time with Thania. Tucker loves staying with her. I always feel like he is in good hands.
The place is clean, and Thania sent me pictures of my dog to keep me updated as I was out of town. Thania responded my texts very fast. I'm became a repeat customer within two weeks.
Thania takes such good care of Tucker, I can't imagine leaving him with anyone else. He didn't feel so well the morning I dropped him off, but Thania assured me he would be fine. Nice to leave your pup with someone who seems to be as concerned about him as you are. Already booked another DogVay with her in August.
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Very friendly and responsive. Sent me pictures of my pup enjoying with other dogs, which I appreciated very much. I had to add two extra days of stay at the very last minute but she was very cooperative and took my pup for those extra days with no problem. Definitely coming back!
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Thania sent me updates via texts with pictures during his visit. She was very friendly and easy to deal with. She has a nice home and a nice backyard area for the dogs to play in.
Our Frenchie usually travels with us, and we’d never left her with a dog sitter before. Thania made us feel 100% sure that our dog would be safe and happy while we were away: she had us over for a meet and greet, answered all our questions, was super easy to get ahold of while we were gone, and sent us lots and lots of photos of our very happy looking little dog. We’re thrilled with the experience, and will definitely use Thania again!
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Thania is a dog lover and made my dog feel right at home. Her yard is great outside and my dog had a great time playing with another dog that was his size. She sent pictures of Louis playing and was really easy to work with. Would recommend using her, your dog will have a blast!
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What a wonderful experience for both my puppy, Bella and myself! Bella is not housebroke and teething! Thania did not flinch at this challenge. I got wonderful pictures and a more confident and social puppy's hen I returned home.
Shayna and sookie had a great time at Thania house.
Thania is the best. My mini dachshund, Mindy, loves her and after only 3 visits is VERY excited when we drive up to Thania's house. Every time i pick her up she is happy, and totally as normal. It's great to have someone i trust implicitly watch my little one when i can't be home.
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She definitely loves dogs and no doubt kept their best interest at heart, so I want to give her that.
She has a small dog herself so this could be a perfect place for small dogs, but we have a largish 85 lb lab (old) and her home is nice but smallish with a small backyard so at least 3 walks a day are needed for bigger dogs. I am not sure my dog received that as when I picked him up he looked quite a bit larger!

She would send me pictures throughout our two weeks away which was nice but there were always other dogs in the photos, a lot of different dogs! She had said she was only going to have a few dogs at intermittent times during my dog's stay but it was evident there were many more dogs that came and went just for the pictures she sent! I also wondered how all of the dogs (as there were other large dogs like my dog- a 85 lb lab) fit in the house with enough space to move around and not to annoy each other.

Lastly, two days before I was to pick up my dog, she informed me another dog- a boxer puppy- she had staying with her has eaten her chair and my dog's bed. I was sort of dismayed when she said the owners had not offered nor had she asked them to pay for it. It was one of those expensive $300 orthopedic beds as my dog is older with hip issues. I was kind of shocked because as a dog owner to reimburse anything my dog ate. I wonder if she did not ask them because she left them all alone inside for an extended period of time? I was just really annoyed that she just told me my dogs bed was destroyed and that was it. When I texted her about asking the owners for reimbursement and some more questions, she was quite defensive and continued to send me defensive texts that whole night (kind of late too)! It was bizarre, to say the least. I just wanted to know what happened and what the other dog owners had said- or if she had asked them at all.
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Tank seemed to have a great time at Thania's. From his behavior when picked up and the photos she sent he played hard and got worn out! She was super fast in responding to everything and seemed like a really nice person.
Thania was very understanding and patient with our little girl's special needs (diapers and medication). Every night I found photos of Molly in my inbox. Thania was also very helpful in allowing me cut our second week short for a full refund. I will definitely be using Thania again next time!
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This was Tucker's second stay with Thania. He enjoyed it just as much as the first time. I could tell from the pictures she sent me that he made some new friends. Glad we found a great vacation spot for our pooch!
Thania does a great job with my little dachshunds. Most recent stay was for just the 6 month puppy. Dolly is so happy to arrive and I feel she is in really good hands with Thania. I like the little pics and updates she gives me while I am away.
Thania has cared for Riley at least a dozen times. He absolutely loves her. Last time as I was dropping him off at her home, Riley pawed at her front door. Rather than dreading being left, he couldn't wait for her to answer the door! When I pick him up, he is happy and not at all traumatized. It is such a relief to have a safe, happy place for him to stay. Less guilt on my part.
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This was the first time we used DogVacay and it turned out to be a good experience for both us and our dog. Tucker came home happy and tired. We could tell he had a good time and would be wagging his tail if we took him back for another vacation. Will be taking him to Thania again for sure!
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Thania did a great job with my dogs, one of which was a non-housebroken puppy! I really felt that they were well-taken care of and never worried while I was away. Thania is extremely organized and has the necessary structure to handle my somewhat mischievous dogs. I would use her again.
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I have boarded my dog with Thania twice. I chose her because at the time she was reasonably priced, conveniently close to where I reside, and had a ton of glowing reviews. She has a adequate sized backyard for dogs to stretch their legs her duplex is well maintained.

Both times my dog was boarded with Thania he came back well feed and in one piece but he did have a weird eye discharge. The first time I figured it was one of those things that just happen with dogs. When it happened the second time I realized that it's not just one of those things, and may be something my dog is allergic to at Thania's house.

Thania is very pleasant when you meet her but don't cross her, cause she can be quite nasty. I was supposed to pick up my dog at 11:00 am but ended up picking him up at 11:15 am due to unforeseen medical reasons, which I explained to her. She quickly responded with me being very rude and inconsiderate and had no sympathetic ear as to the well being of my sick son.

I will not be boarding my dog with her again.
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We had to look for a place to leave our little girl last minute because we were going to be in the hospital for an unknown amount of time. Thania was very accommodating, professional, friendly and understanding. Our little girl enjoyed her time at her home away from home and looked better when we picked her up than when we left her. She probably thought it was a vacation and is wondering when the next operation will be...
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Thania was wonderful. Her home was very clean and organized . She has a grassy back yard where the dogs can play. I would not hesitate to use Thania again when we need to go away.
Another great stay with Thania!
We were very happy with Thania's care of our dog. She was friendly, accommodating and efficient. (With a great yard, too!) Our dog needs special eye care and Thania just took it in her stride and did a great job with it as part of her service. She texted pictures and updates to us during the stay. Our furry girl was obviously very happy with her own vacay when we got back. We are glad to recommend Thania to others and will use her again on our future trips.
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Our two dogs seemed happy and in good shape when we picked them up after a week with Thania. We'd be happy to board with her again.
Thania took my LAST MINUTE request to watch my lab Buddy for just a day, and despite the very brief interaction with her before and after (I was in a rush), Buddy seems to had a perfectly lovely time. He's not used to being plopped off at strangers' homes, so I had no idea how he'd do, but after collecting him and heading out the car, he stopped to pee on the lawn, then turned around and went right back to the front door --- always a good sign!

Thanks you Thania, for taking Buddy in so last minute and caring for him so well!
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Thania is amazing. She sent me pics of my dog throughout my vacation and send reassuring text messages so I knew everything was going well. I have a very nervous dog, and Thania and her dog, Duchess, were perfect for my dog. I'll be using Thania for all future vacations.
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Thania is great. Simple as that. She treated my pup Mindy (a miniature dachshund) as if she were her own, and gave me periodic updates, which were really great. I would gladly leave Mindy with her again any time!
Although I didn't pick up my dog from Thania's at the end of her stay as I was still out of town, my friend who picked her up said my dog seemed very happy and content. And when I returned home I could tell she clearly did well at Thania's as she didn't seem traumatized at all and appeared to have ate during her stay. And Thania sent me tons of pictures while I was away and responded immediately to my inquiries. My dog has never done this before as I've always been able to use my mom to take care of her. I intend to use Thania in the future as the experience worked out great for us.
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Thania clearly loves dogs, and so does her sweet dog Duchess. She easily made me trust that my dog would be well cared for, and her photo text updates made me worry less while I was away.
Thania was great, and our baby Sophie had a great time playing with the other pups there over Christmas week. Thania loves the doggies and works hard to make them comfortable. Thanks Thania!!!
Thania is a total sweetheart! She took in our beloved 5 year old Shiba Inu and made the first time experience smooth and worth it. We were gone for an entire week and would definitely think of Thania the next time we need to send our dog off on vacation too!
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Another great stay with Thania and Duchess. It has become my baby's second home!
Thania was Wonderful! ! Ziggy seemed happy and well adjusted. Thania was very sweet and warm, sending pictures and updates on our doggies visit. We will definitely request Thania again !!
Everything went great. The home was safe and clean and hooch had a great time
Thanks for a great stay!
Thania was so enthused about Carly's stay. She gave us a full accounting of the two days she had her. Carly played and played with the other dogs. She came home and slept 12 hours straight. I will definitely use Thania again! Carol
Thania was the perfect hostess to my baby who can be a little nervous! He seemed very happy and at home with Thania and Duchess. She kept me up to date with daily texts and pictures which made the separation a little easier for me.
I know Kea was happy and well cared for while I was away!
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Great experience with Thania. Her place was nice and comfortable for our dog. Working out details related with schedule went well and it was a great experience for all. Would recommend Thania for anyone looking to have someone well qualified look after your pet.
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Thania is super nice! She has a very calm, warm, and friendly personality. My dogs and I met her for the first time the day before I dropped them off with her for the weekend. Her house is very well kept and incredibly cozy, which was very reassuring. While I was there, she debriefed me on essentially what goes on when dogs are in her care and made sure to answer all my questions, all while my dogs made themselves at home by running around her yard. After our "meet-n-greet", I felt very comfortable leaving my dogs in her care. And even though I was only gone for 2 nights, I received a text from Thania in the middle of my vacation that had a picture of my dogs playing on her couch and with a quick debrief that everything was going well with them.

I will definitely be using her in the future! When my dogs get home from their "vacation" and sleep for the next 3 days, I know they had a good time :)
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She was very sweet when I met her and seems to really enjoy having dogs around. Worked with my schedule, even when it changed and took great care of my dog. :D
What a wonderful host! My dog is usually very nervous about being left at a new place but Thania and her little dog are so friendly and have such a comfortable place that he settled in quickly and was less anxious when I picked him up then he has been at other places. That is a good sign for me! Teddy and I will be back!
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Our doggie Rex had a great experience at Thania's. Since she also take care of rescue dogs, she had plenty of doggies around for our Rex to play with, and play he did. Rex enjoyed himself, because he loves to be around other dogs, and we were able to enjoy ourselves on this small vacation without worrying about Rex. Thania made Rex stay pleasant. Thanks so much.
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What a great experience! Taz felt right at home from the moment he stepped into Thania's home. Her home is just as warm and dog-friendly as she is. I had no worries about Taz while we were away. She was very accommodating to our schedule which made our mini-vacation even more relaxing. Taz came home tired, so I know he had a great time! :)
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Wonderful!
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