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Michael K.

14 Reviews
6 Repeat Guests
$30/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 35 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Strict

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
All Ages OK
Must Be Vaccinated

Michael's Resident Pets

Lady Snow
Mixed
Female
10 yr 11 mo old

Michael's Townhome

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

About Michael

30 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
Michael and Jesse have years of experience (managing) in professional kennels and are now offering one on one service in a home environment! Allow your dog to enjoy an intimate home setting where he/she will be free to play with our resident "hostess" - Lady Snow the Cockapoo. We offer supervised outdoor time in a fenced and shaded yard. We treat your dog like family!

We are specialists in older dogs and shy or frightened dogs. Our calm, assertive energy is sure to help your special needs dog feel comfortable and secure. We also have experience (former nurse) with dogs with special medical needs who need medications or special care.

We can currently accommodate dogs up to 45 pounds in home.
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Can administer oral medicine
Can administer injected medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Separation anxiety
  • Aggressive behavior
  • Leash Pulling

Michael K.

14 Reviews
6 Repeat Guests
$30/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 35 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Strict

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated November 28, 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
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Pay through DogVacay for:
Premium Pet Insurance, 24/7 Customer Support and Daily Photo Updates!

Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Michael's Home
$30 /night
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 2 - 4 hours/day
  • 5+ potty breaks/day
  • 1 walk/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
Daycare At Michael's Home
$20 /day
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/day
Training
$35 /hour
Pick-Up/Drop-Off
$15 each way
  • Willing to travel 15 miles
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14 Reviews
it's easy to tell michael loves dogs. he took notes when we dropped off our puppy Lucky (4 mo old shi tsu) of feeding, type of food, how many treats to give, etc. Lucky had a great time with his dog snowy. We definitely will be using michael again!
I was going to my sons wedding, doing remodeling on my house, having car problems, and I had never been away from my dogs before for such a long time. This was a new experience for us, and I would like to say it was very positive. Michael was friendly and patient with the dogs while introducing them to his fur-baby, and they all were acting as if they had know each other all of their lives in a very short time. Michael had to give my dogs medication before each meal and that was no problem. The yard was fenced in and Michael's house is in a quiet neighbor. All of this made me feel better about leaving the dogs with Michael. I had enough things to worry about. After meeting Michael and his dog Snow, I had one less thing to stress over. Michael even sent me pictures of the dogs while I was away. I would definitely recommend Michael watching your dogs when you need a quiet and friendly place to leave them when you go away.
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Michael treated our 12 year old cairn terrier Jolie as if she were his own. He is experienced and kind and understood her special needs and quirks:-) We were fortunate to have found him and we are very thankful.
We've used Michael many times now and Snowball feels right at home. We know he is well cared for there and love getting pictures and video of Snowball having a great time.
There aren't enough superlatives to express how we feel about our Kit's stay with Michael. Kit is a 10 year old with diabetes and eye problems requiring sugar checks, insulin shots and eye drops twice a day. She was well taken care of and seemed to really enjoy her stay. The daily photos we received of her playing and being happy really made us feel great. We will definitely use Michael again whenever the occasion arises.
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our Snowball has a great time staying with his Puppy Buddies. This was his 3rd stay!
We were from out of state and had been travelling with our 10 month old chiweenie Jack for 2 weeks. We needed to leave him for 3 nights and had made plans earlier to leave him with Michael. Michael worked with our timeline and made it easy to drop off and pick him up. Jack had so much fun and Michael definitely knows how to treat shy, young puppies. His own dogs were great with Jack. From the first communication with Michael to meeting him, I felt very good about leaving Jack. I would highly recommend Michael to anyone. Thanks again, Michael.
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Michael was the perfect dog sitter for our American Eskimo (Snow). Snow stayed with Michael and his two smaller dogs for 18 days and we could not be happier with how he took care of Snow. We received pictures and text message updates as to Snow's adjustment and time spent playing with the other two dogs. These messages made our time away that much more enjoyable. He also took the time to go out and purchase Snow's exact food when he began to run low. We returned home to a very happy dog who had obviously been well cared for and who had enjoyed his time spent with new friends - we will not hesitate to use Michael again when in need of a dog sitter.
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Michael was fabulous with Abby and I think she loved sharing space with Michael's two dogs!
We really enjoyed working with Jesse and Michael. They were very accommodating to our various tee times and to the needs of our 15 and a half year old lab. We would recommend them as great caregivers.
My dog was obviously well cared for and loved! Jesse did a great job making her feel comfortable during her stay. I felt very confident that she was in good hands!
Jesse accommodated our last minute reservation during a recent trip to Tucson, and I appreciated him and Dog Vacay home boarding so much when I was able to drop my dog off at 7:30PM when we rolled in to town!
Our dog Gunner loved playing with Jesse's two dogs, and he had great communication and pics during the stay. Thanks Jesse!
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Jesse is highly recommended to all pet owners. Knows exactly how to care and look after dogs since he owns two himself. Well experienced and my dog loves being there and felt very comfortable. Shares photos and updates of your dog the period you're away. He is a five star pet sitter !!! Excellent!
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We couldn't have asked for better hosts! They are so skilled, caring, well-equipped. We didn't worry at all!

If you are in the Tucson area, I highly suggest boarding your dog with Jesse. You will not regret it.

Our dog can be really shy and a little nippy without us, but she had no problems here. They knew how to adjust and flow with her personality and skittishness.

Thank you again! We are eternally grateful.
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