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Mike and Renee L.

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13 Reviews
7 Repeat Guests
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  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 5 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
All Ages OK
Must Be Spayed or Neutered
Must Be Vaccinated
List of Pets OK for House Sitting
Dogs, Cats, Fish, Rabbits, gerbils, hamsters, or pet rodents, Caged birds, Reptiles

Mike and Renee's Resident Pets

Skipit (AKA Baby Wolf AKA The Skips)
Jack Russell Terrier
4 yr 5 mo old
Other Pets & Animals: Rabbits, gerbils, hamsters, or pet rodents

Mike and Renee's Apartment

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Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside

About Mike and Renee

8 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
Hello Pet Parents!

We are a dog loving couple and our little guy is a Jack Russell Terrier mix named Skipit (aka Baby Wolf), who means the world to us. All three of us would love the opportunity to take care of and play with your dogs as well!

We are both LMU graduates who studied screenwriting. Mike will be home most of the time to work on his writing so your pups will receive plenty of attention throughout the day and will rarely be left alone. There will be plenty of walks, trips to the dog park, fetch, naps, and kisses and cuddles. Renee will also lend a hand when she isn't working and will help make sure your dogs are as happy as possible.

Mike is available for dog walking any day of the week (can be occasional walking or regular walking on a consistent basis) if you would prefer that over daycare. He is also available to pick up your dog for daycare/boarding if you are unable to drop off yourself, especially if you don't live in the Santa Monica area.

We both have references who you are free to contact if you want to and our rates can be flexible, just send us a message about it and we can work something out. We are available all seven days a week and most holidays (except this upcoming Christmas unfortunately, but we are available for New Years). We are looking forward to meeting new clients!

A few things to note:.

*Our boarding rate is for approximately 24 hours of care, an extra daycare rate will apply for anything more.

Example: Fri morning - Sun morning would be $40 x 2 but Fri morning - Sun afternoon/night would be $40 x 2 + $30. We will send you a custom quote if the daycare rate applies to your reservation. Feel free to ask us about what your total cost would be if you are confused!

*Our boarding/daycare rate is per dog so two dogs from the same family would be $80 a night for boarding or $60 total for daycare. Mike's walking rate is $5 extra for a second dog (limit for walking is two dogs at a time).

*We need at least a day of notice before a reservation for boarding or daycare. Same day walks are fine to request.

Thank you so much for taking the time to look through our profile!

Mike, Renee, and Skipit
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CPR / First-Aid certified
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Leash Pulling
  • Not yet house-trained

Mike and Renee L.

Online Now!
13 Reviews
7 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 5 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:


  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated January 20, 2017


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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Mike and Renee's Home
$40 /night
  • Watches up to 1 dog /night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 1 - 2 hours/day
  • 5+ potty breaks/day
  • 3+ walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
House Sitting Overnight At Your Home
$50 /night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 2 - 4 hours/day
  • Willing to travel 5 miles
Daycare At Mike and Renee's Home
$30 /day
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/day
Dog Walking
$20 /half-hour
$28 /hour
  • Willing to travel 5 miles
$20 /visit
  • Willing to travel 5 miles
$15 /bath
$10 each way
  • Willing to travel 5 miles
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13 Reviews
This is the second time I have left my dog Loki with Mike and Renee. They are outstanding and trustworthy hosts. Upon arrival Loki is energetic and happy... as opposed to when I leave him at a dog hotel, when he is frazzled and tired.. huge difference.

Thank you Mike and Renee!

Excellent experience. Our "dog" was actually a cat. Mike offered to stop by a few days early to see the cat and where the litter box was and everything.

While I was away, he gave me periodic updates on how things were going.

Would definitely use Mike and Renee again.
Thank you for a great vacay for my fur baby!!
Mike and Renee were great from the start! We rec'd updates and pictures / videos daily to let us know that our dogs were in good hands. Would definitely use them again.
Fantastic sitters!
Our pup Cody was well cared for and in good company with Skipit and his family. I receive some cute pictures of Cody and he looked very happy and relaxed. We will definitely use Mike and Renee again!
They were awesome!! Super flexible and easy to work with
Mike and Renee are awesome! This was my first time using Dog Vacay and I was really nervous, but they took care of my pup as if he was their own. Mike and Renee took care of Mason for 5 nights without a hitch!
Their house is dog friendly, safe & clean.
I also received video and picture updates throughout his stay, which made me super happy! I will definitely be reaching out to them in the future for any dog-sitting needs!
Mike & Renee were really communicative and made me feel confident I was leaving Buddy in good hands. He came home tired and happy from all the good playing with Skipit :)
Our dog had a great time and was very well taken care of by Mike and Renee. They were great with communication. They sent fun videos and photos. Will try and use them every time we go out of town.
Mike and Renee were fantastic! They come across as a very warm and trustworthy couple. Our dog Bardot got along great with their little dog. When we picked up Bardot she was in a great mood and we could tell she had a great time with them! Would highly recommend them!
Mike and Renee are exceptional at taking care of dogs. Lovely couple that are very attentive and responsible. Their apartment is super dog friendly and their own doggie is an added bonus for a play mate.
Mike & Renee are a dog-sitting dream team! They clearly have a special bond with dogs, and put so much energy into making sure my pup was happy, exercised, and entertained at all times while in their care. It was clear that my pup had a wonderful time enjoying some Santa Monica sea air and sunshine!

I'm overly cautious with my dog's care because he has some special medical needs, and Mike & Renee were extremely meticulous in capturing every detail of our vet's instructions and making sure they had all the info they needed to keep him comfortable and maintain his routine as closely as possible to what he follows at home. They asked all the right questions and kept me up-to-date frequently, so I felt completely at ease the entire time I was away. I will absolutely reach out to them whenever they are are available.
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