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michele p.

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Pet Requirements

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

michele's Resident Pets

6 yr 0 mo old
Shih Tzu
3 yr 0 mo old
Other Pets & Animals: Caged birds or Reptiles

michele'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 michele

25 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
I specialize in small dogs, small senior dogs, and puppies. I do not accept dogs over 40 pounds! I will be available to take your reservations from 7:00 am until 8:00 pm seven days a week. You may instant book at any time (24/7). I look forward to meeting you! I take loving care of your pups!

We live in a 2,700 sq. ft. home in a beautiful, very safe neighborhood with 1-3 acre lots. It's a great place to walk dogs! We walk dogs every morning and evening (unless, of course, pups are too old or frail to walk). The pups have 8 "potty breaks" during the day, more if necessary! My house has an open floor plan with tile and hardwood floors, which makes cleanup easy. I keep the house clean at all times. We have a large fenced front yard where dogs can run and play. We also have a 6 foot fence around our large backyard. When I take the pups outside, I am always outside with them; pups never stay outside even for a minute without me being right there!

I am a highly responsible, caring pet momma, who will love your pets and take good care of them. I watch your pets at all times! I'm extremely careful and vigilant. I always err on the side of caution. We do not use any toxic chemicals on our property (e.g., synthetic fertilizers, herbicides, pesticides...), so your pets are completely safe! Both house and yard are puppy-proof!! I poop scoop the yard at least 3 times a day.

Booking policy: The $30 fee is for a 24 hour period. Hours over the 24 time period will be prorated or a daycare fee will be charged. Please let me know drop off and pick up times.

I accept drop offs as early as 6: 00 am and pick ups as late as 9:00 pm.

Please bring a copy of your pet(s) vaccination records. Please bring enough food for your pets' stay. Optional: You may also bring bowls, toys, dog beds, chew bones, etc. I strongly recommend "stuffingless" toys and/or heavy duty "indestructible" dog toys for Dogvacays.

Pups must be on flea preventative.

If you message me on the DogVacay site, the message will automatically roll to my phone. This is a faster way to reach me than email. I do check email often throughout the day.

I look forward to caring for your pets!!
We are big animal lovers, and we will give your pets the very best care!

Thank you and take care,
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Can administer oral medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Separation anxiety
  • Leash Pulling
  • Not yet house-trained

michele p.

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117 Reviews
48 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 10 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:


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  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated January 23, 2017


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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At michele's Home
$30 /night
  • Watches up to 5 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for no more than 1 hour/day
  • 5+ potty breaks/day
  • 3+ walks/day
  • Pets will sleep in their own beds
Daycare At michele's Home
$30 /day
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/day
$25 /hour
$15 /bath
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117 Reviews
Michele is always great and Lilly LOVES going there !! Thanks!!
This was Bella's second time to stay with Michele Peel, and I couldn't be happier with her care of our pet. Bella is over 17 years old now, so her needs as a "senior" dog are different than when she was younger - in some ways, more "high maintenance" as she is experiencing some canine dementia. Michele put me totally at ease about caring for Bella's needs and made sure she was able to go out as often as necessary. Most of all, she loves the dogs she cares for, and takes care of them as if they were her own. The daily updates were above and beyond the call of duty. Michele is amazing!
Always fabulous our Baby staying with Michele. She gives the best care for all of her pups. I know I do not need to worry when Baby is in her care. Michele keeps us informed every day. She is thee best sitter and we have had 3 of them before Michele.
Always the best service for our little dog Baby. She loves her doggie friends and Michele is the most thoughtful and caring sitter we have had. Highly recommended.
Excellent experience. I know Theo was very well taken care of and enjoyed his vacay! Michele sent daily email updates with pictures.
Michele is the best! Our dog loves her and we know he is well taken care of while he is with her. We love how she updates us with an email and pictures daily. Thank you Michele!
Michele does a fantastic job! She took great care of Jack and Rocky, our two dogs. Jack and Rocky enjoyed the playtime with Michele's dogs. Michele sent many updates and pictures during the stay. I highly recommend Michele!
Michels yard is perfect for dogs. She really went beyond the call of duty, providing details and pictures of my boy. I believe he was in the best hand at her place.
Our pets love it at Michele's. She is excellent.
Easy to find, very friendly, Trixie didn't mind us leaving which made our day trip more enjoyable and guilt free. Thanks Michele!
Lilly loves to be at Michele's. Michele has two dogs that Lilly loves to play and sleep with..and Lilly is quite spoiled there. We received plenty of updates and pics. We highly recommend Michele.
Lilly loves to stay at Michele's. She is well taken care of. We receive lots of pics and updates. We have used Michele many times and is our go-to host when we need a sitter near Memphis.
We love using Michele! She responds quickly, takes GREAT care of Campbell, our 9-month old Golden, and always keeps us in the loop. Campbell is always excited when she gets there and we stay up to date by the daily emails Michele sends us when we are gone. So nice to know that Michele is caring for our precious pup just like we would!

Will definitely use Michele for all our future board needs!! :)
This is the second time our dog, Campbell, has stayed with Michele. Michele took care of Campbell for 7 days (Saturday to Saturday). It was a great experience and we are certain Campbell had a great stress-free vacation through the updates and pictures Michele emailed to us. Campbell's behaviors were exactly the same when we picked her up (playing, eating, etc.), unlike how some dogs may seemed stressed after being boarded. We would highly recommend Michele to take care of your dog!
Daisy had a wonderful time at Michele's home. She has the perfect set up to care for dogs and we felt so comfortable leaving our baby for the very first time. Michele sent lots of pictures while we were away and communicated with us throughout our time away from Daisy. If we ever have to go out of town again and are unable to take our Daisy with us we will absolutely leave her with Michele again - she is the perfect dog sitter!!!!
She and her husband were so very friendly and constantly assured me of how much fun my puppy had! I would definitely bring her to them again! They took great care of her.
Michele is so awesome. I have a very needy dog and he LOVES going to his sitter. They are so sweet and spoil him rotten! Best choice ever.
Impressive, Exceptional, World Class and Great is the experience you will receive with Michele and family. My girls have been part of Michele’s extended family for over 3 years. They will care for your pets as if they were their pets.

Thank you again for caring for Dixie and Dakota. We will be back soon.
Michele was incredible. At the meet & great, my tiny dog went after hers but she was not discouraged... she had me bring him back, drop him off, and he was getting along with her dogs in no time!
She gave email updates throughout the day and sent pictures as well.
I will be using Michele again soon when we go on vacation for a whole week. I wouldn't trust my fur baby to anyone else!
My Banjo always has a great time at Michele's!
Many thanks to PUPPY PALACE for making our dogs feel right at home within their home. Our pups, Mr. Muggles & Princess Buttercup LOVED the experience at Puppy Palace with Michele and Christopher! We were so happy with the daily photographic & written updates - they made us feel like our dogs were having a great time on their own puppy vacation! The daily pictures were such a bonus and made us feel at ease that our pups were being so well cared for and down right spoiled. We truly appreciate all that Michele & Christopher did to take such good care of our little pups!!!
My sweet Gracie was in great hands while we were on vacation. Michelle and her husband were so thoughtful and caring and provided daily updates. I will definitely book with them again and pass along referrals to family and friends!
Amazing, Amazing! Michele is great! I would definitely recommend her to anyone who wants to ensure their pet will be in a nurturing fun-loving environment. She was great with my pup Khadi!
So wonderful to have a place where you can have peace of mind about your pet when you are traveling. That's what Michele represents: peace of mind.
Amber is always happy to see Michele. Always pleased with the care she receives! Thanks Michele!!!
Michele is amazing!!! She has everything so organized and professional. My pup is a big, playful boy and they were fantastic with him!! I just love having an extended family feel with them so I know my pup is in excellent hands while I'm away. The updates and pictures top it off. Thank you so much for being so wonderful and caring to my baby boy.
Extra bonus: The drop off and pick ups are quick and so well organized.
Sebie enjoyed his time!
I know Sebie is well taken care of when he stays at Michele!
I really enjoy the updates and pictures!
Love seeing the pictures of Sebie's day!
Michele provided great updates & pictures!
Sebie had a wonderful time!
Sebie enjoyed his time!
Sebie loves spending time with Michele & Chris!
Sebie had a great time!
Great time!
Love sending Sebie to Michele's. Great pictures & updates!
Sebie had a great time!
As always, Sebie had a fun time!
Sebie enjoys his time at Michele's place!
Sebie had another great time!
Sebie loves spending his time with Michele & Chris. I know he will be well taken care of!
Daisy had a great time with Michele. As a matter of fact she was exhausted by all of the fun. Once we got home and had our normal welcome home excited puppy thing, she just layed down and went to sleep. She stayed asleep off and on until bed time, then went right to bed with no problems. Michele is great with the communication and pictures thoughout the stay. Michele seems to take great pride in making your puppy at home with her and her family. As a matter of fact Daisy is headed back over this weekend for another stay. Thank you Michele.
Lilly loves to stay with Michelle. Lilly is well cared for and very happy when she stays with Michelle. We got updates with pics daily. Great place for your pup to stay!!
I was so happy with my dog, Lambchop's first experience at Michele's place! Unlike the last time I had to board her, she ate well, slept well, and returned home happy and healthy! I loved getting the daily email messages with photos of Lambchop with the other dogs. I trust Michele, as her dogs are very friendly, and she described my loving dog's behavior to a T...we will be loyal customers, I'm sure.
"Home away from Home" is exactly how Dixie and Dakota feel when they visit Michele and family. I truly know my girls are loved and cared for like they are at home. As a customer for over two years, I wouldn't think about my girls staying anywhere else but with Michele (and team).
Exceptional - is the care and attention that Dixie and Dakota receives while visiting Michele and family. Excited from the minute they jumped out of the car and ran to Mr. Chris, I knew the girls would have a good time.

We will definitely will be back very soon.
I can't tell you how happy I am with the service that Michele provided. She is very kind and trustworthy. Her yard is totally fenced very safe for dogs. During Bailey's stay,Michele sent me the update emails with photos twice a day to let me know how Bailey was doing there. I had a worry free vacation because of her! I will definitely take my Bailey girl to Michele's next time when I am taking a vacation.
Michele & Chris take great care with my pup. I love that Michele sends updates & pictures.
It is the best place to leave your pet while you are out of town! Michele keeps you updated by email with pictures and comments of your pet! We will definitely use her again! Thank you!
Michele and family took excellent care of Dixie and Dakota while I was out of town. I know they are treated as part of their family. They give such personalized attention to each pet and truly get to know the animal. I am so blessed to have The Peels care for my girls!

Thank you Thank you Thank you!
Another wonderful experience. Dixie and Dakota had a great time during their vacation with Michele and family. When we pulled into the driveway, the girls immediately were excited and ready to get out of the car. The daily communication and pictures are nice to read and look at while I'm away from my puppies. Going out of town knowing that my dogs are cared for like they were at home gives me one less things to stress about. :)
This was such a great vacation for Brady! He loved playing with the other pups and being able to run around! Michele was absolutely wonderful and gave such detailed updates about him, it felt like I was right there and didn't leave me worried whatsoever! We will definitely book her next time we are out of town! Thank you again Michele!
Lovely. Our pug, Lola, loved her vacation with Michele.
So happy to have the good fortune of finding Michele...never imaged that the first time apart from my dog would become such wonderful experience! My Tiger had a blast playing with Sam and Gabe...and got plenty of exercise. The daily updates she sent really helped my "separation anxiety"...the pics showed what a good time Tiger was having and always brightened my day. There's no way I would consider taking him anywhere else from now on...a huge thumbs up!
Happy Dog ! Happy Owner !! Wonderful !
Since it is the Thanksgiving season, we are very "Thankful" for Michele and family. Knowing that our girls are treated as part of their family allows us to go out of town without a worry. Exceptional rating!!
Michele and her husband were great hosts. Our pups were cared for extremely well.
This was Buttons' first vacation with Michele and she had a blast. Our Whisper as always had the grandest time. Michele and Chris always take great care of our pups making our trips without them no worries. Thanks again!
5 STARS!!! Exceptional and Professional service. A place where your pets are cared for like family. My girls will be visiting again soon!. I am very "Thankful" for Michele and her family!
The pups had a wonderful vacation with Michele.

They always are excited when we pull up to her house- Tali even gets excited when we turn on to her street.

I like the fact that Michele is always there with them.

We are so happy to have found Michele and have been with her for over a year.
Michele and her husband exceeded all our expectations. I am so thankful that we found them, as I was able to truly enjoy our vacation, knowing that my fur baby was completely happy and cared for. I will not hesitate to travel again, as long as Banjo can stay with his newly found friends!
The only anxiety I have about traveling is the stress of leaving my very spoiled/loved, dog, Banjo. He is like another member of the family. I feel so grateful to have found Michele and her husband. Banjo had his own little vacation, and the vibes were completely comforting. I received daily FB updates, as I was on a cruise, with very limited wifi access. I would recommend this couple to anyone who wants a stress-free get away, knowing that their pet is being cared for, just like being home.
Slate had a great experience with Michele! She sent pictures and updates of Slate's play day with the other pups. Even though it was Slate's first day, they treated him like their own and they even took him for a walk around the neighborhood! If you're looking for daycare or boarding in the southaven or olive branch area, this is a great location and Michele is awesome. Paws up!!
Lilly was very happy at Michele's. We receive updates on Lilly and pics every morning. We highly recommend Michele and will definitely use her often.
Sebie loves playing with Sam & Gabe at Michele's house.
I can't say enough positive comments about Michele (and team). Thank you again for being animal lovers and allowing other pet owners to leave their babies with you without worrying. We will definitely book with Michele again!
Our furry kids had a great time with Michele. She sent us pictures & updates everyday and seemed very happy. Great yard to play in and they were well cared for. Will definitely book with Michele again.
Michele is fabulous! She truly was an Angel taking care of our two little girls. I would highly recommend Michele because your babies are in excellent hands. We can't thank her enough. We will definitely be calling Michele again for our precious little ones. Thank you! xxx
Great experience!
Michele and Chris were great to Gracie. Gracie was not familiar with staying away from home and being with other dogs but she was treated with love and affection. I will definitely use and recommend Michele to anyone. What a relief to find somewhere for my girl that I don't have to worry about how she is treated. Lots of playtime and hugs and kisses.
Michele was great as always! I never worry about Jenny when she's with them.
Michelle was great and the daily updates were spot on. The "kids" seem to have agreat time. Will definitely ise Michelle again.
Great experience!! Our dogs loved their stay with Michele. She walked them every day, and gave them much love and attention. She sent a email update everyday along with pictures. We could see that our babies were in the best care and were having a terrific time. We have already booked a second stay for our pups. We would highly recommend her.
Michelle provided daily email updates with pictures! My 6 month old puppy enjoyed playing with Michelle's dogs.
Michelle took great care of my 6 month old puppy. She provided email updates with pictures daily, which put my mind at ease!
Worry-free vacation with the girls staying with Michele and family!!! Michele ensures my girls are treated as one of the family. The daily updates are very detailed and I enjoy hearing how well this visit is going. We will definitely continue to use Michele in the future.
Michele has been a great host to our dogs many times. We will continue using her for all our dogs vacation needs. Expect great daily updates including pictures of your dogs stay. She really treats your dog like one of her own!!
Michele is WONDERFUL! My whole family loved her daily updates with photos! She is just such a great person! I have never left my dog with anyone but my own mother, so of course, I was worried at first, but Michele made everything so much better. She really knows what she is doing. If you need a dog sitter, you will NOT be disappointed at all! She is great and I will use her again in the future for sure! I could not recommend something more highly than feeling so good about the person I am leaving my baby with!
Michelle provides a secure, loving home enviroment along with daily emails with pictures that ensures you peace of mind during your pet's stay! Beware, they may come back all the more spoiled from the individualized attention and loving! :)
Our dogs had a great stay at Michele's they came home happy and tuckered out from all the playtime there. The daily updates and pictures were an added bonus! Highly recommended!!!
We plan to have Michele as our long term caretaker of Gizmo when we are out of town! We loved the emails with photos describing his day with other dogs, the attention to detail such as one on one introductories to the doggie group when he first arrives, the activites such as walks and freedom to roam the house and secured yard!
It doesn't get much better then this. Michele is loving and caring and so nice. My Ferris loves going here. We were lucky to find such a cozy place. Michele sends an email update every day with pictures and it's so comforting. She gives us the peace of mind knowing that our fur baby is safe and sound and having fun whenever we need to travel.
Michele is absolutely AWESOME! She will send daily updates that talk about what they have done for the day or plan on doing. She would also include pictures with every email. It's such a huge relief and comfort getting to see my baby every day.

We will definitely be using Michele and Chris again next time we need her. She is so sweet and caring and goes above and beyond what she has to.
Everything went smoothly with drop off and pick up. Michele has a great yard for the dogs to play in and I am sure Smokey had a great vacay. Overall a positive experience leaving my dog with Michele.
My 2 pups recently had the opportunity of staying with Michele. Both thoroughly enjoyed their stay and I enjoyed the daily updates and pictures that were sent detailing their stay. I would highly recommend Michele's doggy daycare she truly cares about your dog and takes great care of him. Mine both are looking forward to another visit!!
Very professional. Sends an e-mail update daily with pictures. My babies come home happy.
It was another great stay with Michele and her family.

My pups are always excited when they get there and happy when they come home.

Michele is wonderful with them and loves and cares for them.

I am so happy to have found Michele.I looked for a year and nothing was the right situation, until I found her.

The pictures and updates are great and make missing the pups a lot easier.

I would not leave my pups with out knowing they are well taken care of and Michele certainly is the best.
We have boarded our dog before and he did not do well. We we thrilled with the care he got. We got an email and pictures daily. Rusty loved his host family and don't want to go anywhere else. Thank you so much!!!
My babies had a great time. They were excited when we arrived to leave them with Michele, she made them feel right at home. Michele kept me updated daily by email and also pictures of my babies , this kept me at ease . Will definitely use her again in future.
Our 10 month old Airedale Terrier puppy had a wonderful vacation with Michele and Chris. Our pup enjoyed long walks, learned how to play basketball, and was treated with all the loving care and attention that we give him at home. This was the first time that he had ever spent time away from us and he settled in quickly and comfortably in Michele's beautiful puppy-proofed home. Michele's daily emails and photos relieved our anxiety about leaving our pup and allowed us to enjoy our visit with our new grandbaby.
Whisper had a blast like he always does. He always enjoys staying with them.
I felt very comfortable leaving Jenny with Michele. I am sure Jenny had a great time with Michele's other dogs. The updates and pictures made me feel good knowing Jenny was happy.
Another fun experience for the pups. Michele is so caring and loving, the pups just love her. The updates are the greatest. We will be returning soon.
Another great experience!! Dakota and Molly were treated as part of the family. Michele (and team) are so caring to my puppies.
Looking forward to knowing that Michele will be caring for my girls in the future.

Thanks again Michele and Chris!!! You guys are awesome !!!!

Dakota and Molly wanted me to tell you thank you and they will see you soon.
Another awesome trip for Talia and Quinnlan!

We are so happy to have found Michele after a year of looking at many places.

The pups are always excited to visit and the updates are so helpful.

Thanks again Michele!!!
5 stars!!! Michele and team always care for my girls like they are part of their family. Great family to care for my four legged children when I'm out of town. Thank you so much !!! See you soon.
Michele and her husband are absolutely awesome! My dogs loved staying with them and playing with their pups! Michele also gave morning and evening updates complete with pictures of the dogs enjoying themselves. I would highly rate her to anyone in the area, and we will definitely be using her again! Thanks so much!
I have left whisper in Michele's care quite a few times already that they're more like family to whisper now. They always take such a good loving care of our Whisper!
Dakota enjoyed seeing Michele and Chris again. It's great to know that our girls are well taking care of with Michele and Chris. Thank you again !! See you soon.
Can't thank Michele enough for taking care of my Wire Fox Terrier, Lily. I was looking for a special person that would make her feel at home and not in a kennel. I wanted Lily to socialize with other dogs and be happy.
So happy I found a caring and safe place for Lily to play and stay.
Another wonderful experience. Michele and Chris treat my girls as part of their family. Thank you very much !!! We will definitely visit again.
Another successful trip. The pups were happy and the pictures and updates were great!
Michelle is always good with Jack and I love the updates. She has even helped me out in a bind.
Michele and her husband took great care of Bear, on a last minute reservation, for almost a week. They were very accommodating to our early return and pickup. Michele sent us pictures and updates every day, twice a day, and made us feel so much more comfortable while we were away. Best vacation for both us and our puppy!
Michele did a great job with Jack. It was our first time leaving our puppy since we got him and Michele kept him safe and sound. The updates in the morning and in the evening, allowed me to enjoy my weekend with my family 1000 miles away.
This was my pups second visit with Michelle, and it was a wonderful , fun filled time.

Michelle and her husband Chris truly love these pups and take excellent care of them.

We are returning for another visit in a few weeks.

Iam very careful about my pups and feel very confident that Michelle is caring and loving.
This is the second time that we have left our Whisper in their care and he had a blast! I just love Puppy Palace! Michele takes care of my baby like he was their own. Thanks again Michele. Whisper will be back for sure.
Michele is a dog lover! That is the most important thing! She took excellent care of Amber and sent updates each am & pm with photos of her and the other dogs. We have already made a reservation with her for our next trip. Thank you Michele and Dog Vacay!
Michele did a great job with our crazy little puppy!!! Our little monster is pretty big for 7 months and has a ton of energy so I was worried she may be too much to handle. Michele sent us 2 updates every day along with photos. I would definitely recommend her for taking care of your puppy!! She made our vacation very enjoyable because we didn't have to worry about our baby!!
-Rick E.
Knowing that Dakota was staying with Michele and her family allowed our vacation to be worry free. Michele always makes Dakota feel at home and one of the family. Thank you again.
Our baby whisper really enjoyed his stay with Michele. I am very thankful we found Michele. Now, we won't have to worry about our baby when we go out of town and cannot take him with us. We know he will be well take cared of. Thanks again Michele.
Thank you again Michele and family for taking such good care of Dakota and making her feel at home and part of the family. See you in July.
Another GREAT experience ! Michele and family always make Dakota feel at home. I'm very thankful for them. Dakota is already scheduled to visit again next week. I can't say enough good things about my experience with Michele and team.
Great experience! After meeting Michele, I knew she loved animals and that Dakota would be well-cared for while I was out of town. The daily updates allowed our trip to be worry free just knowing Dakota was being treated like one of the family. We will definitely be back soon. Thank you Michele (and family).
Michele was wonderful. My pups were very well cared for, and adjusted to being away from home with no problem.
After a year of searching for the right situation for my pups, I am so happy to have found Michele.
The pups came home happy ,clean and well cared for.
We will be visiting again with Michele and her two adorable pups.
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