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Michelle A.

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22 Reviews
8 Repeat Guests
$35/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 10 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
All Ages OK
Must Be Vaccinated
List of Breeds Not Accepted
Pembroke Welsh Corgi

Michelle's Resident Pets

Sophie
Yorkshire Terrier
Female
3 yr 11 mo old
Teddy
Mutt
Male
7 yr 8 mo old
Chloe
Chihuahua
Female
5 yr 11 mo old
Minnie
Chihuahua
Female
1 yr 3 mo old
Other Pets & Animals: Caged birds or Reptiles

Michelle's House

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Children at home (Under 5 years old)
Large Yard
100% fenced
Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside

About Michelle

10 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
Going away and need a dog sitter? Even if it's just for one night, you can relax and rest assured that your dog will be safe, happy, and well cared for in my loving, pet friendly home!

I love all animals, especially dogs. I've always had a nurturing personality and wanted to be a veterinarian when I was a little girl. I grew up with dogs, rabbits, guinea pigs, birds, fish, snakes and ferrets. As I got older I realized I loved children just as much as I loved dogs and became a special education preschool teacher. Although my career doesn't revolve around animals, I love to surround myself with them in my personal life. The doggy guests that are in my home will become part of my family for as long as they stay.

I have a large home sitting on a fenced in property just shy of an acre where your dog can run and play. If you're not comfortable with your dog running freely in a large yard, I also have a fenced in area right outside the back door where your dog can play securely.

Inside my house I use a baby gate to keep the dogs safely contained for when I am not home. I do not lock my dogs in crates. (However, if your dog prefers to sleep in a crate, please feel free to bring yours, I have the space for it.) The doggy area is a large tiled room with plenty of dog beds. It is cozy and safe and ensures that the dogs are not left to roam the entire house unsupervised. There is no door, so the dogs won't feel closed off from the rest of the house. I ONLY keep the dogs in this area when I'm out. When I am home, your pup will be part of our household. Our guests will be able to run around and explore, play with my kids and cuddle with us on the couch. I live with my husband and my two young children who have always been around dogs and are extremely gentle with them. However, for everyone's safety, please let me know if your dog is not good with young children.

I am a teacher so I work Mon - Fri and am off on the weekends. I'm also off during all of the school breaks and most of the summer which is usually when people go on vacation and dog sitters are most needed! I do not work long hours. During the weekdays I will be gone from 8:30 to 1:30. My dogs are used to me being away for a bit during the week and happily play and rest with each other until I arrive home. If I'm watching your dog on the weekend, I will be home to play and supervise all day!

I have 3 little dogs of my own who are all sweet and friendly with other dogs. They love making new friends and would love to have a new playmate for a few days! If your dog tends to be nervous around other dogs, I have enough space in my house that I can easily keep the dogs separated. I do my best to accomodate my guest pups!

*** My main concern is always for the safety of all dogs involved. I cannot accept aggressive dogs.*** Please let me know if your dog has the tendency to be aggressive with adults, children, or other dogs. If so, I will do my best to refer you to another host who's home may be more suitable for your dog. I can only watch dogs who are friendly with other dogs and children.

I typically host only small sized dogs, however, I sometimes make exceptions. I do accept some medium sized breeds depending on their temperament. If you have a medium breed dog who is a great family dog and is friendly and great with smaller dogs and children, send me a message!

It can be hard to leave your precious pup and put your trust in someone else. I get it, and I promise I will do my best to keep your dog feeling happy, safe and comfortable.

I also have experience administering medication as well as injections. My parent's dog has diabetes and I have experience injecting her with insulin shots.
**I charge an extra $5/night for dogs who require medication and/or injections because of the extra attention they need.**

Please let me know if you have any questions or special requests. I would love to know how I can best accommodate you and your dog to make both of you as comfortable as possible. As a dog owner myself, I understand how difficult it can be to entrust your dog with someone else.

Thank you for considering me for your doggy vacay!

Follow me on Facebook:
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(I post many pics of my guest dogs on Facebook, so check it out!!)
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Can administer oral medicine
Can administer injected medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Separation anxiety

Michelle A.

Online Now!
22 Reviews
8 Repeat Guests
$35/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 10 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated November 28, 2016

Credentials

Background Checked
This sitter has passed a background check, which searches a variety of criminal databases.
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.
Facebook Connected
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Pack Promoter
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Web Training Complete
This sitter has completed an online presentation meant to provide an overview of sitting responsibilities.
Disaster Relief
This sitter has completed training for the DogVacay Disaster Relief Program and volunteered to help displaced pets in the event of a natural disaster.
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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Michelle's Home
$35 /night
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 2 - 4 hours/day
  • 5+ potty breaks/day
  • 0 walk/day
  • Pets will sleep in their own beds
Daycare At Michelle's Home
$30 /day
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/day
Baths
$20 /bath
Pick-Up/Drop-Off
$20 each way
  • Willing to travel 5 miles
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22 Reviews
Michelle was great! I have 3 Yorkies with diverse personalities. One is older with special needs. She treated them with care and attention. She kept me abreast of their status everyday. I felt that they wee in great hands.
This was my first time using Michelle A and from the initial messages and meet and greet to the actual dog sitting, the experience has been fantastic.

Michelle took the time to answer all of my questions and from her responses, I could tell that she was experienced, caring and really likes dogs!

For me, home cleanliness is a must and Michelle's house is very clean!

This was my first time leaving Lucky (9 mo old Yorkie) at anyone's home, and it was a very positive experience. I was concerned that Lucky wouldn't eat his food so it was very nice to see video of Lucky eating (thanks Michelle).

Lucky is accustomed to sleeping in my bedroom (in his dog bed), so Michelle let Lucky sleep in her room with his own little bed and toys from home.

Her dogs are very friendly and was very excited to meet Lucky... I also got great video of the dogs playing together outside in her huge yard.

Michelle has young children so it was initially a concern for me that they may be a bit rough with Lucky... this was not the case at all. They seem to be very used to little dogs (since they have 4 of their own) and are very sweet with the dogs.

All in all, yes, absolutely, I would use Michelle again, without hesitation and would recommend Michelle to my friends and family (we are booked up for Christmas already).
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Michelle did a great job taking care of my dog during his stay , overall my dog was so happy and comfortable, she sent me pictures everyday . Also, my dog had so much fun.
I am going away next month for couple of weeks and I will for sure leave my dog with her . I know he will be safe and with good hands.
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Michelle was great, very friendly and communicated with us all day. We felt very comfortable leaving Chewbacca with her and will use her services again in the future. Thanks again Michelle :)
I think my pup Dante had an even better weekend than I did staying with Michelle. She kept me in the loop with pictures (that looked professional by the way) and videos. Would not hesitate to leave him here again - he loved it and so did i! :)
Michelle is so caring and sweet - I instantly felt comfortable leaving my Dee Dee with her and her family. When we returned Dee Dee was happy and exhausted from playing with the other doggies!!
I couldn't have asked for a better dog sitter. This was the first time I used dogvacay.com and I am so glad I found Michelle. She sent pictures and videos of Mikey everyday and kept me well informed of this activities. I was able to rest east knowing he was in good hands. The next time I have to go away, I will definitely prefer to leave Mikey in Michelle's care. Thanks again Michelle.
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We needed a sitter for our dog Gus at the very last minute. We contacted Michelle and she responded very promptly. Our experience was great. Michelle was extremely flexible. We dropped Gus off and picked him up the next day at times much later than we anticipated. Michelle was more than accommodating. She has a very pleasant personality and you can just tell, she loves taking care of her dogs. Gus had a great time. We would definitely recommend Michelle to anyone needing a sitter. If only she lived closer.
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Michelle was an awesome sitter for my dog Riko. She kept me informed daily sending me pictures and videos. Riko has separation anxiety but was able to fit right in at her home and Michelle and her family took such wonderful care of him. I was able to enjoy my vacation not having to worry about him.
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Michelle Did an excellent job with our dog Jax.
She is very reliable and easy to reach. Our communication went along very smoothly with pictures everyday to keep us updated. I felt very comfortable leaving Jax in her care. Would definitely recommend to my friends.
Thank you Michelle.
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Kobe had a great time! We received tons of pictures to see how much fun he was having. Michelle responded tomy texts quickly and answered all my questions. We highly recommend Michelle!
I was very happy with the care my dog received. I will recommend Michele and use her again.
Michelle was amazing with our little baby. Mae had a fantastic time with her and her kids. She was so caring and constantly sent pics. Lots of room to play. It definitely seemed that Mae did not miss us while her stay with Michelle.
Michelle was amazing. This was the first time we used Dog Vacay. Michelle loves animals. It was observed from my correspondence with her before she met my dogaand how she received my dogs as soon as we walked through the door. She had constant communication with us through emails, pictures and videos. I would recommend anyone who loves their dogs to let Michelle dog sit.
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We had to leave our Yorkie, Joey for the 1st time.
So happy we found Michelle & her wonderful family. Joey is a rescue & has a difficult time separating so we were concerned when we needed to leave him. When we dropped him off, he began to investigate his surroundings & socializing with the house pets. When we returned & called him, he ran right to Michelle & then to us. He looked so relaxed & happy. The family is so nice & even let him sleep in their room as he is used to being in our room. We definitely will leave him there when we have to leave him, such peace of mind!!!
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Terrific person would trust her anytime
This was our first experience using DogVacay so we were a little nervous, but after a meet and greet I was totally comfortable and knew we would be leaving our pup in good hands!! Michelle was in regular contact, sending pictures and updates the whole time Trigger was on her little vacation. I could really see how much fun she was having! Overall we were beyond happy with our experience and we really thank Michelle and her family for being so accommodating and making us feel completely at ease. We would absolutely use her services in the future!!
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A+++++ I can't say enough good things about my dog, Coco's stay with Michelle and her lovely family. Michelle made my Coco feel like she was one of her own. You could tell how comfortable she was in this environment, despite the fact that everything was so new and she could sometimes be nervous in new places. Coco had plenty of room to play whether inside or outside of the house. Michelle even gave us a goodie bag for Coco to say goodbye!!! It is so comforting to know that my dog is so well cared for when I am away! We will definitely be back- I know coco can't wait- she made so many friends of the human and canine variety :) Thanks so much, Michelle!
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I could tell Fluffy had a great time staying with Michele. She will be visiting again very soon.
There was so much room for the dogs to play. Michelle was so nice and flexible with the time.
Thank you Michelle for taking such good care of my dog Wolfman. It was so nice to know he was with someone who cares so much about dogs. I've boarded my dogs in kennels before and this was a completely different experience. I was so glad that he wasn't in a cage all day long and I didn't have to worry about him coming home with kennel cough. I felt so comfortable leaving him at her lovely home and will definitely use her again. Wolfman thanks you too!!
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Michelle did such a great job taking care of my dog Darla. She kept me updated and sent me pictures while I was away so I knew Darla was safe and happy. I was able to relax knowing she was in good hands.

Darla has diabetes and needs insulin injections 2x daily. The fact that Michelle was able to give Darla her shots and was aware of her special needs was so comforting.

Thank you so much, Michelle! I would highly recommend her to everyone I know. Michelle has such a special way with dogs and I'll definitely be using her as my dog sitter anytime I go away!
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