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Michele & Erni P.

46 Reviews
23 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 3 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

Michele & Erni's Resident Pets

Australian Cattle Dog
1 yr 1 mo old
Other Pets & Animals: Cats

Michele & Erni's House

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

About Michele & Erni

40 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
There have always been dogs in our life-untill now. We’ve loved and cared for 10 dogs in our adult lives. My Dad was a hunter and raised Beagles and Labs. I still love puppy breath! We’re retired now and decided to get our “doggie fix” caring for your furry friend until we stop traveling.. The large fenced back yard is perfect for outdoor play and couch time is always available with the run of the house. Please check our calendar for availability as we do enjoy traveling. Please include approximate drop off and pick up time with your booking request. If we have had a Meet n Greet or you are a repeat client, you may Instant Book. If your dog needs it, we’ll do it. We'll care for them like our own. PLEASE include drop off & pick up times with a reservation request. Thanks.
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Can administer oral medicine
Can administer injected medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Separation anxiety

Michele & Erni P.

46 Reviews
23 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 3 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:


  • Available
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  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated January 16, 2017


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Course 102 Graduate
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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Michele & Erni's Home
$29 /night
  • Watches up to 4 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 1 - 2 hours/day
  • 5+ potty breaks/day
  • 0 walk/day
  • Pets will sleep in their own beds
Daycare At Michele & Erni's Home
$20 /day
  • Watches up to 4 dogs/day
46 Reviews
Thank you so much once again Michele & Erni for taking great care of Riley & Sugar! For anyone looking for a pet sitter, We highly recommend them.Your pup will get playtime,lots of attention, they have a big,fenced in backyard for plenty of exercise, crate free unless you prefer it, daily pictures and they are easy to get ahold of if you want to call and check on your fur babies.

Thank you again,

Jim,Sherri,Riley and Sugar.
We just found out about Dogvacay at the last minute before we left to go out of town. We did a meet and greet and they elected to keep our 2 dogs. They were well taken care of and I would definitely recommend them to any one who is looking for someone to care for your dog.
Thank you both so much for the great care you give Riley and Sugar. We'll see you in a few weeks! Jim,Sherri, Riley and Sugar
Michele and Erni were very nice and my dog Chewy had a great time. I think he was very well taken care of and seemed very comfortable in their home.
Michele and Erni were great with our dog, Bailey, while we were away on family vacation for a week. It was comforting to know she was in good hands to be loved on while away and get picture updates to show the kids. Would definitely recommend.
We've boarded our dog with Michele and Erni 5 times now! We're always happy with the care and attention she gets and love the text updates.
Great sitter! Michele was very nice. She sent us a text letting us know how our baby boy was doing.Our Dog was very happy.
Highly recommend Michele & Erni. Take great care of your pups and send pictures to you daily. Pups get outdoor/play time, which my pups love.Thank you both very much!
Michele was a fantastic host! She sent me pics and updates of my dog. This was my first time leaving him overnight with someone other than family and it was a wonderful experience. I would definitely do it again!! Thanks so much!
They did great with my Maggie who was a bit overwhelmed and stayed under a table all day. They were so sweet and worried about her. It was her first trip to babysitter and I will definitely use them again.
Amazing as always. Michelle & Ernie are the best!!!
Stella's first visit with Michele & Ernie! A whole 10 days. They loved her and she loved them. Because Stella is a nervous dog, Michele separated her from other dogs. I was grateful. Plus she sent me pictures and updated almost daily. I was thankful, as we have never left her for more than 5 days. Thank you Michele and Ernie, we'll be back. I highly recommend them, and we're really picky.
Another great daycare day for Bruiser with Michelle and Ernie. It's funny how he knows where we are going when we turn toward their house. He always has so much fun staying the day with them.
Skipper was well taken care of, and I loved getting pictures of her while we were away.
What a wonderful experience Reagan received staying with Michele and Erni. They went out of their way to help me collect urine and even dropped it off at the Vet while I was out of town. I am thrilled to have a home away from home for Reagan. I am also hoping to bring Reagan weekly for a play date when other dogs are visiting Michele and Erni. I highly recommend Michele and Erni to care for your dog. Thank you Both!
I always feel comfortable leaving my senior (17 yrs old!) chihuahua with Michelle & Ernie. They are very kind and understanding about his "senior accidents", the fact that he can't hear and is losing his eyesight. I love that Michelle sends me pictures of my dog during his stay. It's apparent that he is well taken care of while he's there. I've used them a bunch of times and would recommend them to anyone so long as their pet is ok being with other dogs during their stay. Having a warm, safe environment with constant companionship is just what my dog needs.
Couldn't ask for two better people, they feel like family to us. Our pups are well taken care of and enjoy staying with them, as soon as we pull in their driveway their excited to be staying with their adopted "grandparents"! ;)
Tucker seemed to have a great time while with Michele & Erni. They sent picture updates with him running around their large back yard.
Michelle and Erni were so kind. My dog obviously had a terrific time. She came home and slept all day the next day!
This was our first time using DogVacay and it worked well for us. Before our trip, we had a meet & greet with our dog at Michele and Erni's home. They have a fenced yard and plenty of space for our big girl. They accommodated our schedule for drop off and pick up. Just like home, Bea was kept inside with people where she enjoyed attention. They played ball with her and she romped with another dog staying part of the time with her. The dogs got along and all went smoothly. Michele and Erni send us photos and text messages about how Bea was doing. It was a very positive experience and we will ask them to keep her again. Thank you!
Michelle and Erni were AWESOME!! We ended up getting delayed and didn't arrive at our planned time- they were so sweet and accommodating! I know Ardie had so much fun and came back to us tired and happy! I will most definitely look them up again the next time we are in town visiting!!
REALLY great experience! They took care of our little dog like he was theirs. Sent pictures to reassure us that he was doing so good and helped him adjust to other dogs.
Our experience with Michele and Erni was better than I could have asked for
We did a family getaway and left 3 dogs with Michele & Erni for a weekend. They took great care of a Rottweiler, a Norwegian Elkhound, & a Corgi! Dogs of all sizes!
We felt so much better leaving our dogs in the care of a family versus a kennel. Definitely recommend Michele & Erni and will have them care for our dogs in the future. Thank you so much!
Michelle and Erni made our dog's vacation great....he clearly felt right at home and loved. Thanks for making Marty's stay wonderful and making us feel at ease while we were away. We'll be back!
Great as always!!!
Another great Daycare Vacay for Bruiser. He must have had a blast playing with their other boarder Jack... he slept all night and part of the next day. He loves running around their fenced in yard. Thank You Michele and Erni for another great day... See you again very soon.
We highly recommend Michele/Erni. We did a meet and greet with them, our pups immediately acted comfortable with them and it was a plus having a big fenced in backyard and some squirrels around! Their first stay was a weekend, Michele sent pictures of our pups and updates things were going fine.Since then they have stayed again for a week this time and had a blast again. Thank you both for taking great care of our pups.
Jim, Sherri, Riley and Sugar
We 100% recommend Michele/Erni! They are both super nice people and really enjoy dogs. Our Riley and Sugar stayed with them for a week and a previous stay for a weekend, both times Michele sent us pictures of them,Erni played catch with our crazy ball fetching Lab mix, Sugar, and Riley got a lot of little back rubs and attention..It felt really good to know then, now and in the future that we've found someone that we feel completely comfortable with leaving our pups with.:)
We have 2 rescue Golden Retrievers, who we have only left with family when we went on vacation. We were very hesitant to leave them with "strangers," but after meeting Michele and Erni we knew our girls would be in good hands. Michele loved on our girls and sent daily pictures and updates while we were gone. We would not hesitate to have them watch our girls again.
We had to drop the dogs off early in the dark and it was pouring rain but Michele was waiting with an umbrella. We are so happy to have found people that we trust with our two very spoiled dogs.
Sadie loved her stay. It gave us peace of mind that she was in caring hands.
Very pleased with the care that Michele and Erni provided for Lady. Lady is a shelter dog that we have had for six months and this was the first time we have left her with anyone. We were so glad that Lady could have a home atmosphere and be safe and happy. Michele sent us pictures and that was a comfort for us. We would highly recommend Michele and Erni and would use them again.

Darlene and Joe
Michele and Erni and great. After taking with Michele for a short time, we knew we could leave our pup there and he would be well watched and taken care of. Bruiser had a great time running around their fenced in yard and playing with their other pup guests. He came home tired and happy.
I was so pleased with both our dogsitting experiences. Our doggy had plenty of secure yard to explore, and lots of attention. Michele kept me updated with texts and pictures so I was able to relax on vacation, knowing our pooch was in good hands! I really felt like they cared about our dog and kept her happy.
We had a great experience with Michele and Erni. Our dog is very attached to people and loves to be close by humans as much as possible. Michele let our 85 pound dog follow her around wherever he wanted. I was a bit worried about him staying somewhere new, but he doesn't seem the least bit phased. We got photo and text updates and I am just thrilled with our experience. I would absolutely take my dog back to them and I'd recommend them to anyone.
Toby, being a 14 year old dog, weI didn't want to take him to a kennel. Michelle and Erni provided a home-like atmosphere which we felt confident about. They spoiled Toby and we are very happy with their care.
We left our boxer Sadie with Michele and Erni over the weekend. We were very satisfied with the love and care they gave Sadie. We had never left her with strangers before and were a little skeptical. But after meeting them we were sure we could trust our dog in their care. Highly recommend them and we will definitely use them again if the need arises.
Michele and Erni were great with our 100 lb lab Buddy. Michele even sent me a text mid day with a picture of Buddy to let me know all was well. We will definitely go back. Thanks Michele and Erni for the peace of mind to know we have someone who can watch Buddy for us when we need some "away" time!!
This was our second time using Michele & Erni and once again, it was a great experience. They were very loving and attentive toward our dogs and very easy to coordinate with.
They were very sweet to our dog Mandy and I felt very comfortable leaving her with them for the weekend. I enjoyed getting photos each day we were gone. I'll definitely use them again next time we need someplace for our dog to stay.
My grand doggy, Osa, is kind of spoiled by us. She is sweet, but rather demanding dog. my experience with Michelle is very positive. Osa came back appears happy. I would send Osa back to her if needed.
they are so caring to our senior doggie. We appreciate their kindness
Erni and Michelle are the best doggie sitters. I have no concerns about leaving my senior dog with them.
Wow. our doggie is senior special needs. they are so kind and caring. They took most of my anxiety away because she was in great hands. They are taking care of her tonight too, and I am not worried at all. They may spoil her so much that she does not want to go home! I would recommend them very highly.
Michele & Erni were great hosts for my 2 dogs, Sasha & Mia. They were accommodating and very excited to host our dogs. Would definitely use again and recommend to everyone else!!
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