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Michael M.
Stevens Point, WI 54482
52 Reviews
31 Repeat Guests
$25/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 14 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Pet Requirements

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

Michael's Resident Pets

Tucker
Australian Shepherd
Male
8 yr 8 mo old
Brodie
Australian Shepherd
Male
7 yr 8 mo old

Michael's House

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

About Michael

24 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
A country setting on 5 acres of fields and woods for fun, play, walking, running and just being a dog. Activities include playing with frisbees and balls, walking on trails in the woods and running through the fields. A fenced in area in the back yard is available for all dogs who want to play off leash but need to be contained in a specific area and not run free. As an owner of two Australian Shepherds, I know what it takes to keep dogs happy, healthy and active. I have worked at Dog Day Care facilities and know how to manage and control the "pack". All dogs will be able to make themselves at home at My Forever Friend Dogs Place. Positive reinforcement is used for all training and commands. The house is air conditioned for your dogs comfort and health. Canine massage is provided every evening during your dogs rest time. Special needs dogs are welcome and carefully cared for at all times. Dogs that are recovering from surgery or other medical conditions are welcome and given extra special care and attention.
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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
  • Aggressive behavior
  • Leash Pulling
  • Not yet house-trained
  • Advanced senior issues
Michael M.
Stevens Point, WI 54482
52 Reviews
31 Repeat Guests
$25/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 14 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated September 27, 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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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Michael's Home
$25 /night
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/night
  • Dogs will never be left unattended
  • 5+ potty breaks/day
  • 3+ walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
Daycare At Michael's Home
$25 /day
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/day
52 Reviews
Mike is the greatest with are dog Roxy, she enjoys her time at Mikes his home is in a rural area very similar to ours. When she is with Mike we know she is good hands.
Cooper and Dexter had a fabulous time! This was Dexter's first time visit with an in home sitter.....he was blown away! They both especially loved the doggy massages! I would highly recommend Michael...he truly loves his dogs! We will be back!
Toby loved staying here! He came home happy and healthy. Michael will definitely be our first choice in the future!
Our dog got a lot of exercise and seemed a lot less stressed than when staying in a kennel at the vet. Michael sent pictures and kept in touch before and during the visit, and the stay went very smoothly. We would go again.
We were thrilled with our experience using DogVacay with Michael. He did an awesome job with our puppy Reilly. This was our first time using Michael and we would not hesitate to return with our dog another time. Thank you so much for providing us with the comfort of knowing that our dog was well cared for while we were away for the day. Can't say enough about how great this experience was for us. Thanks again we will be back.
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Our 12 year old griffon, Emma, had a great experience at Michael and Donna’s even though this was her first time staying with them. Right from the start she was comfortable and relaxed around them. They definitely understand dogs and know how to care for dogs. We highly recommend them.

Jim and Linda
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Ritz was very well cared for and enjoyed his vacation! It was great knowing that he was with such loving people while we were away. He really enjoyed playing with their dogs. He was very tired from all the fun and activity. We will definitely use Forever Friends Dog Place again. Thanks for welcoming Ritz into your home!
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Fritz was happy to see us when we returned, but also went willingly back into the house so we think he had a terrific time! Thank you so much, Michael!
Lincoln had a great time with Michael and his dogs. He came home exhausted! We're glad we found Michael for those times when family isn't around to take care of our pup!
Stella had a great time and came home a tired pup!
I've been taking Mr Finnigan to Michael and Donna all summer .. He is very happy there and knows when we are getting near .. He loves being with other dogs .. They are so accommodating and very layed back people .. He always sleeps on the trip home cuz he is worn out .. They are a God Send for us .. My children live in the Eastern and Southern part of the state and Michael is right in the middle .. Thank You EverSoMuch Michael and Donna for Loving my Mr Finnigan ...
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We leave Ludwig with complete confidence that Donna and Michael will care for him as if he was their dog. Ludwig seems to love going there with absolutely no hesitance about jumping out of the car. We have used Michael in the past and will continue to use him in the future.
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Michael was a great host, and our dog Ari very much seemed to enjoy his time there. I didn't worry about him at all under Michael's care. It sounded like he got plenty of exercise, and he was pooped when he got home. We will definitely use Forever Friends Dog Place again.
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Brian E Our dog Reggie had a great time with Michael and his wife. He stayed 4 nights and was very tired and happy when we picked him up. It's so nice to have this so close to UWSP when visiting the campus.
This was our third visit with Michael, and again it was wonderful. He is our first choice. He is always accommodating and takes excellent care of our puppies. Thank you Michael. Jennifer
Haylee and Gretchen were with Michael again this weekend only this time Haylee recently had surgery on her leg and Michael was able to give her the extra care needed. They both never look back when they go there and are always happy and healthy when they come home! We'll keep bringing them back to him!
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Finding Michael was simple with DogVacay.com. We were more than happy with the way he greeted our Basset Hound, Auggie and welcomed him into his home. We enjoyed our vacation, knowing that our dog was being well taken care of and enjoying himself as well. A few hours after dropping him off, Michael called my cell just to let us know that Auggie was having fun and getting along well there. He went for walks on trails with Michael and followed him around just like he does with me at home. So I know he must have felt at home there. My husband and I wouldn't hesitate to bring Auggie to Michael's home again in the future. Overall it was a very positive experience for us, as well as for our little guy!
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Our dog absolutely loved staying with Michael. He was happy to see us when we came to pick him up, but--as Michael predicted--he immediately turned around to return to playing with the other dogs.

Michael provides a safe, happy and beautiful space for the dogs he cares for; our dog truly couldn't have been in better hands. Thanks, Michael!
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Maisie had an excellent time. Michael does an excellent job caring for our puppy. Anytime we need someone to watch her, Michael is our first choice. Maisie always comes home happy, healthy and tired from an abundance of playtime :) Jennifer
I have made reservations with Mike before and I am very pleased with the care given to Joey, my dog. Joey has many dog friends to run and play with and I know he had a good time because he whines on the way home wanting to go back. I will continue to make reservations with DogVacy when travel plans occur. I never worry when away from home. Thanks Mike and for the pictures also. Carol
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What a wonderful experience. We were in need of a caregiver for our two dogs, one being my mother's, whom she would not trust anyone but family to take care of. We were traveling to Chicago, and no family was available to watch her beloved Nickel. Kennels were not an option. We were very lucky to find Michael on DogVacay. We had a meet and greet, and booked the stay immediately. It was a wonderful experience and we will absolutely have Michael care for Nickel and Maisie again. We were able to have a wonderful time away knowing our dogs were in good hands, and the pictures during their stay helped a lot too. Thank you so much!!!

Jennifer
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We were away for a few days in California. When we came to pick them up, they didn't seem happy or excited to see us at all! They seemed to have had a great time and Michael did great following through with a specific diet and medication for the dogs. They will be back for sure considering Zeus has a hard time trusting people and being comfortable with strangers and new dogs. He seems to have taken to him and I feel comfortable leaving him in the care of Michael. Toby is great with everyone so... : )
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This was a trial visit for our dogs to see how they would take to Michael.
I definitely would recommend Mike to any dog parents needing a happy, safe place for their dogs to stay while they are traveling. Zoe just stayed one night so far, but she was so happy and tired when I picked her up, I can tell she had a good time. And she seemed so attached to Mike, so I know he was good to her and gave her lots of attention. I loved the pictures he sent me too as well as her "report card", it was great knowing what she was up to, how well she ate, and how she responded to being away from us. Will definitely be using him again in the future!
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Our out of town get-a-way was on short notice, I contacted DogVacay and had no problem with finding a stay with Mike. He has a great time at Mike's and is very well taken care of. C.H.
Thank you Michael for your wonderful care of Izzie. She enjoyed her stay and the benefit of time at the dog park as well as socialization with your dogs.
This was Ludwig's 3rd visit, he seems to enjoy his vacation. I have no reservations about recommending Michael and we do not worry about Ludwig when he is in Michael's care.
Our dogs were with Michael again and had a great time. They love going there and come home healthy and happy. There's no where else we'd take them now!
Well Haylee and Gretchen were with Michael again and came home happy, healthy and tired. They have another date later this week to return. Michael and his family are the best for our "girls". We do not worry when they are there.
Our dog Reggie was very excited when we got to Michael's place and was comfortable right away. We had a good feeling about leaving him there and when we picked him up we could tell he had a fun time. He slept all the way home.
As always Haylee and Gretchen had a great time with Michael. When I dropped them off they didn't even look back; they wants to see Brodie and Tucker; the resident dogs. Cannot say enough about the care our dogs get. Thank you again Michael!
Ludwig was very tired when we picked him up which is a very good sign he had lots of exercise. Mike took him to the dog park both days where he could run to his heart's delight. We are very impressed with Mike and the care he gave Ludwig. We would not hesitate to use Mike in the future when Ludwig needs a home away from home.
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Michael was an excellent host for our pups. He gave us a report card when we picked our girls up that described what they did each day as well as their behavior. Unfortunately Khali developed a urinary tract infection while we were away. Michael was excellent at calling us to let us know and then drove all the way into Wausau to take her to our vet. He then gave Khali the medications she needed and took excellent care of her. Both girls came home happy and wore out! We would definitely leave our girls with Michael again!
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Roxie had a great time and we look forward to using Michael again.
Considering it was our first time boarding our doggies... We were so glad to find My Forever Friends!! Michael and Donna are such wonderful people with a lot of experience with dogs, and they have a great setup at their (lovely!) house. And their two mini Aussies (Tucker and Brodie) are very sweet and willing to make new friends. Both our dogs felt right at home there-- We almost wondered if they would even want to come back home with us!! ;)

It's so comforting to know that your dogs are happy and extremely well taken-care of while you're away. It means the world to us! Definitely will be bringing Gonzo and Béla there in the future. :) Thanks again so so much!
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We were so pleased with the care given to our dog Joey I would book with Dog Vacay in the future. He had a wonderful time socializing with Michaels dogs, a real treat for him. I was uneasy at the thought of boarding, put this experience was exceptional for Joey and us. Thanks Dog Vacay
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Kekoa's stay with Michael was awesome. It seemed like Kekoa did not want to leave. ;) We knew that Kekoa was in good hands with Michael & he also had lots of friends to play with during his stay.
Lola had a great time at Michael's, playing with other dogs, going for walks, sitting on M's lap. We'll definitely leave our dog there the next time we go away!
Couldn't be happier with the experience. Lola probably has a better time with Michael and his pups than she does at home. She is treated as one of the family and I have complete confidence in Michael's handling.
This is a true vacation for my pug being in Michael's home. She loves the one on one and being with Michael's own dogs. I have no worries when I leave her. I know she is being well cared for. Thank you Michael for offering your home to Coco.
This was just what we needed for boarding Stella for the long weekend. We never kennel her, so did not want to take her to a traditional kennel. We needed someone that could handle her high energy. Michael was very flexible with drop-off and pick-up times. Stella also got along well with Michael's two Australian Shepherds. We will definitely book another vacay with Michael and DogVacay in general whenever we need it.
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After searching for weeks for an acceptable place for our new puppy to stay while we went out of town we decided to try Michael. Best choice we have ever made! He was not only taken care of wonderfully but spoiled! He went on walks, went to the dog park and got to play with the other dogs! It was like he was a member of Michaels family which puts my mind at ease when leaving him. Needless to say we will be taking him back when we need to as he was definatly cared for above and beyond what any parent of a fur baby could ask for. If you are reading this because you are unsure about anything you can put your mind at ease, your dog will be in the best hands no worries!
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We found out about DogVacay from a friend who had his dog cared for by Micheal M. My friend highly recomended Micheal and l wouId also give him a A++. My dog Mitzi enjoyed her stay. Mitzi has some special feeding needs every 4 hours and in the middle of the night at 2300 and again at 0300 in the morning. As we drove away looking back we saw my Mitzi and Micheal walking side by side into the house. It gave me great comfort in knowing she will be taken care of. Thank you for caring for Mitzi. Del and Jo Ann
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We cannot say enough about how pleased we are that we found Michael to watch our 2 dogs Haylee and Gretchen. We received updates about how they were doing along with photos. Michael assured us they were having a good time. When we returned we received a detailed report card of their daily activities. They were stress free when we picked them up and looked great. It could not have been any better for our dogs; they were Michael's main concern! We plan on returning to him again and again. Best ever for the dogs!!!
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Finding Michael was truly a blessing for our dog Carly. Being first time dog owners, we couldn't find it in our hearts to kennel her while we were out having fun. This made Carly's experience fun and a vacation for her as well. Already booked Carly's next vacation with Michael.
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Michael was such a great choice for us and our dog Vinnie. He was very understanding of some of Vinnies little quirks. Vinnie loved his stay with Michael and did very well with Michaels two dogs Brodie and Tucker. Michael spent so much time with Vinnie walking and playing in the yard, the woods out back and at the dog park. Vinnie seemed so calm and relaxed when we picked him up. I would highly recommend Michael to anyone and especially to someone with a dog that has some little quirks.
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This was our first time using DogVacay and I could not be happier! It was such a comfort knowing my pups were being taken care of in a wonderful home rather than staying at a kennel. I knew immediately at our meet & greet that Honey and Art would be ok when I left and judging from the picture I saw, they clearly made themselves right at home during their stay! Michael is great to work with - he was flexible in working with my schedule, took great care of my pups and had no issue with their needs (giving meds, unable to be off-leash), and provided a nice summary of their daily routine. He will now be our go-to for dog care. Thank you so much Michael - looking forward to seeing you again soon!
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Our little dog, Mason had so much fun playing with his country cousins (Tucker and Brodie ), and received so much attention and affection from Michael that when we dropped him off on a second occassion he was happy to be back . Michael's place in the country is the perfect vacation for Mason and we enjoy our vacation so much more knowing he is in good hands. We are thrilled that we get photos of him emailed to us; it puts our mind at ease.

Julie N.
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We were very happy with the care and attention given our dog by Michael. Our dog was very relaxed and wasn't apprehensive at all about being left to stay with them. We left for the weekend being very comfortable that our dog was staying in the home and not locked up in a kennel and are very sure that our dog appreciated that also. Would recommend Michael's services to others.
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We were very impressed with how professional and knowledgable Mike was. He really knows how to handle dogs, and is very reliable. We were completely comfortable and at ease leaving our dogs with him and his family. We knew they were getting lots of attention and exercise. This country setting is ideal environment for dogs to run and play. I would recommend him to anyone who loves their dogs as part of their family!
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First time user--Michael did a fabulous job caring for our dog while we vacationed! I received pics of what Toby was doing during the week, as well as a detailed daily explanation of Toby's activities and demeanor upon return . Our dog instantly liked Michael and his crew and I didn't feel one bit uncomfortable leaving Toby behind. Michael truly has a love and way with dogs as it shows in his each and every interaction. He is truly genuine when he says "it will be just fine". The experience was more than "just fine"....it was wonderful and I would leave my dog with Michael again in a heartbeat(and I plan too).
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First time user - Great experience!
I booked with Michael at the very last minute. I had reservations at a kennel very near my destination. When I called to confirm the night before, everything fell through. I checked dogvacay.com and Michael was right on the way to where I was going and had an opening. I booked it online, and shortly after he called me to talk things over. I dropped off Bobbi and Peanut the next day. Michael was very understanding about my older, special needs dog, Bobbi. She was on a new medication and was not eating well. He assured me that it would not be a problem. He had no reservations about giving her the medications needed. She also ate very well while she was there. Peanut was also happy, as Michael was more than happy to accommodate her potty schedule. Thank you so much! I will definitely use dogvacay.com again, and am looking forward to Michael watching my girls next year when I take our annual vacation.
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