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Michelle D.

25 Reviews
13 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 2 hours
  • 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

Michelle's House

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

About Michelle

25 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
Hello, and welcome to the Country Retreat! I have been caring for dogs for over 25 years. I love all breeds, sizes and temperaments. My home has a five acre pawtastic backyard that is perfect for your pups to lounge in while you are on vacation. Each Vacay day for your pup includes 3 walks around my five acres and neighborhood plus unlimited indoor/outdoor playtime at home. While inside, your pups will have free access to house, including furniture and beds. I also work from home so I am able to supervise your pups 24x7 and provide transportation to a vet in case of a pup-mergency. I also have experience in providing any required medications. Looking to board your pup for your vacation or the holidays? I'm available! I can't wait to meet you and your fur-babies! Thanks for stopping!
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Can administer oral medicine
Can administer injected medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Separation anxiety
  • Leash Pulling

Michelle D.

25 Reviews
13 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 2 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:


  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated February 27, 2017


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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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Premium Pet Insurance, 24/7 Customer Support and Daily Photo Updates!

Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Michelle's Home
$30 /night
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 1 - 2 hours/day
  • 5+ potty breaks/day
  • 3+ walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
Daycare At Michelle's Home
$25 /day
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/day
$20 each way
  • Willing to travel 20 miles
25 Reviews
Very thankful for the last minute availability and flexibility.
Michelle is awesome with our two giant girls! She updates us daily on how they are doing as well as sends us pictures. When we pick them up, both are very relaxed and happy! Thank you Michelle!
This was the second time that Michelle cared for our girls. They were safe and cared for the entire time. Michelle is great and we are so happy to have found her!
Pups had a blast and were very well taken care of, thank you Michelle! Would definitely use her again.
Michelle was great! I could tell within minutes of meeting her what a dog lover she is and she was fantastic with communication. We felt very comfortable leaving our fuzzy boy with her and very much enjoyed the updates she provided to us while we were gone. This was so much better for our dog than being boarded at a traditional kennel and we are very grateful for Michelle!
Had no worries leaving our furry friend with Michelle D. We received lots of cute photos and updates. Will definitely book with her again!
Michelle always takes such loving care of our little Mari. I feel so much less guilty leaving town, knowing that Mari is in such good hands. :-)
Michelle is great! I'm pretty sure that my Lucy loves going over to her house to play with her and whatever other dog she might have at that time. I know that they go on nice long walks, which Lucy loves. Lucy has been so tired since coming home, she has just wanted to lay down and take naps which is big help for me to get to do the same to recuperate from my vacation :). Thanks so much Michelle! I can't wait to travel again!
I have a 9 year old who needs a special diet and medication. Michelle did an excellent job preparing for her and accommodating her needs. She notified me frequently of how my dog was doing.
I was nervous about leaving my Mastiff Fiona and old pug Gizmo to go on vacation. Fiona has anxiety issues. To say that Michelle was fantastic is an understatement!!! She was beyond amazing. I got so many pictures while away and Fiona was calm and happy along with Gizmo. I will definitely use Michelle again. Her home is the perfect setting for any dog and she is such a wonderful lady. I can't thank her enough.
Michelle was absolutely wonderful! We had never left our pup for that long before, but when we saw Michelle interacting with her, when knew she was in good hands. Tons of picture updates throughout her stay, and our puppy came back happy but tired. She had plenty of room to run around outside and seemed to enjoy her own spot on the couch. Excellent host all around!
Thanks for the great experience Michelle, and for giving Juliet a bath! We really appreciate it:)
Michelle took great care of Ruby and was very easy to talk to. I would definitely use her again.
I'm so happy to have Michelle watch my dog last weekends. She was very sweet to send us 3 pictures of my dog showing my dog was doing well at her I feel I could leave my dog to her for my next long vacations. Thanks Michelle!
This was our first experience using DogVacay and our pet sitter, Michelle, was fabulous! She was very good about communicating with us before and during our trip. She was quite flexible with drop off and pick up times and very accommodating regarding feeding, "rules", etc. Most importantly, Michelle obviously has lots of experience with dogs and enjoys being with them. While we were on our trip, our dog was happy and safe and had lots of fun! What more could we ask for? We definitely will have our dog stay with Michelle in the future.
Michelle was wonderful with our high-anxiety dog! The fact that she works from home, so he wasn't left alone for long hours and that she doesn't use cages, but he had the run of the house, just like at home, were critical for us. Michelle is responsive & stayed in touch with us daily, while we were gone. Our dog was happy & calm when we returned, instead of traumatized. We will use Michelle again! Thank you! Dawn
I'm pretty sure that my 2 year old Lucy had a great time at Michelle's. The pictures that she sent to me a few times a day, showed a happy and content dog, which made me enjoy my vacation more. Thanks so much, Michelle. Lucy and I hope to see you again this fall.
This was our first time leaving our puppy overnight with anyone so we were a little nervous but Michelle did an awesome job! We were so happy to receive multiple photos a day with detailed messages on what they had been up to! She is super friendly and has a perfect country home and yard that's perfect for dogs! Our little guy came home and slept for almost a whole day from all his playtime! We would definitely book again with Michelle! :)
Michelle was a great host and took such great care of our two big monsters while we were on vacation. You can tell she really enjoys dogs. She has a beautiful home and large yard. It is an added bonus that she works from home. We loved the updates (or as we now call them, PUPdates) a couple of times per day. I highly recommend Michelle and we will definitely be back if she will have us!
Michelle was great! Our two family dogs had plenty of attention and walks, and their special needs were met. My kids enjoyed the updates and photos!
I could not have asked for a better host! Michelle is very friendly and obviously loves caring for dogs. Her home is perfectly set up for pets. I'm pretty sure my lab's favorite part was the huge outdoor space where she could run and play. Michelle kept me posted throughout our stay and sent photos too. I feel so lucky to have found her!
Michelle was awesome. She did a great job taking care of Tucker, and she kept in touch with me during his stay by sending me pictures with quick notes to keep me updated.
This was our first time using anyone but family members or boarding kennels for our precious pups, but it definitely won't be the last! We are beyond pleased with the DogVacay experience, and thrilled with Michelle specifically. She listened carefully to all of our concerns and (probably over-protective) comments, and helped ensure that we could leave on vacation in complete faith they would be well cared for and given the loving attention they can't get in a kennel. Was it a little disconcerting that one of our babies went to her for goodbye hugs more than welcome home attention from us? Maybe a little, but it proved he had gotten lots of love from her while we were away!
Our experience having Michelle watch our two dogs was excellent. Michelle was very accommodating and flexible as we prepared for our vacation. While we were gone, our dogs had a great time and were well taken care of. Michelle gave them regular walks and playtime, administered medication as instructed, and sent us pictures daily with updates. We were able to relax and enjoy our vacation, knowing that our pups were doing well.

We look forward to having Michelle watch our dogs again soon!
Michelle was very caring and thoughtful towards Tango which i appreciate!!
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