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Michael P.

160 Reviews
58 Repeat Guests
$35/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within a few days
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
All Ages OK
List of Pets OK for House Sitting
Dogs, Cats, Fish, Rabbits, gerbils, hamsters, or pet rodents, Caged birds, Reptiles

Michael's Resident Pets

Jovi Celeste Perez
Yorkshire Terrier
Male
5 old
Leo McMeo Perez
Male
2 old
Gucci Gooch Perez
Shih Tzu
Male
5 old

About Michael

35 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
STARTED A RESCUE CALLED LOUISA'S NEW LEASH ON LIFE RESCUE THAT HELPS RESCUE SENIOR AND SPECIAL NEED DOGS AS WELL AS FEED HOMELESS DOGS AD THEIR HUMANS :)

A VOLUNTEER @ THE ANIMAL NETWORK LAS VEGAS :)

I come to your home to take care of your dog, so there's less stress for them and they can relax in a comfortable atmosphere.

We also take in your mail, water your plants, turn lights on and off. Your dog never has to leave their home and we send you videos/photos so you can see how much fun their having not having to go someplace new!

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Contact Michael
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
  • Advanced senior issues

Michael P.

160 Reviews
58 Repeat Guests
$35/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within a few days
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated April 6, 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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References Checked
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Pay through DogVacay for:
Premium Pet Insurance, 24/7 Customer Support and Daily Photo Updates!

Services & Rates

House Sitting Overnight At Your Home
$35 /night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for no more than 1 hour/day
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
Dog Walking
$20 /half-hour
$35 /hour
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
Home Visits
$20 /visit
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
Training
$35 /hour
Baths
$20 /bath
Pick-Up/Drop-Off
$10 each way
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
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160 Reviews
The best experience ever thank you
Michael is a wonderful dog sitter! We've used him multiple times, and he always provides great care and plenty of updates!
Michael was great - took good care of our dogs and updated us with texts and photos. Highly recommend!
Michael is great! Our dog was very happy. We will definitely use Michael again.
We had Michael take care of Bella for 2 days and so far so good! We liked how responsive, communicative and nice our dog host was. He regularly checked his texts, made himself available, took our dog to the fun course (although it wasn't open that day) and sent us videos/photos daily. He even gave her a bath given she got so dirty the day before (Thanks!). Overall, would recommend Michael and will be going back when we come through Vegas.
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Michael and Sara kept us informed each day, sending videos and comments. They always answered questions for us promptly.
Always reliable. Daisy comes home happy from her vacation with Michael and his pack.
Michael is so great, highly recommend he take care of your puppies. He always communicates very well. The dogs are always tired from all the activities. It is amazing! Thank you!!
He is very good. very satisfied.
Great stay as always.
Michael is a wonderful host! I have a Newfie and a lab mix who have stayed with Michael a handful of times now. They love it there. I love getting videos from Michael of my dogs playing or on their walks (they are always well exercised at Michael's). I'm so happy I found someone I trust to care for my dogs when I go out of town!
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Finnegan stayed with Michael when we had to leave town for a few days, it was great to be able to check in on his numerous video cams to see how our pup was doing and we also received various videos with updates on how he was doing. I will not hesitate to book Finn back for future visits!
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I was wildly hesitant about leaving my dog with any petsitter given that I had a tragic occurrence with a dog walker almost 6 years ago that left me with major PTSD. I had a trip to Ohio that I had to take and bringing my pup was not an option. I looked on Dog Vacay for a few weeks at all the profiles and reviews and when I found Michael, I just had a sense of calm about using him. I told him of my previous experience and was incredibly sympathetic and understanding. I received videos and was tagged in pics on FB every day that I was gone. When I picked Hank up he was happy, in great shape and a little exhausted from having so many other pups to play and interact with. I absolutely will use Michael again and I give him my highest recommendation. I have already passed along his information to a few of my friends looking for dog sitters.
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Michael is always great with our dogs. Will always use him as he is so reliable and treats our dogs like his own.
Michael is hands down the best!! He truly cares about our dogs and we never feel guilty when we need to leave town without them. In fact, Penny and Palmer probably would prefer we left town more often so they could be with Michael even more :)

We feel so lucky to have found Michael!!!
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Maverick loves visiting with Michael. He already misses his dog pals and looks forward to his next sleep-over.
I bring my dogs to Michael's house every time I am in Vegas. He always provides me with the best service, and keeps my pups very happy and entertained! I am so glad to have found my permanent Las Vegas dog sitter!
My two little ones stayed w/ Michael for 3 nights. I was a nervous wreck b4 I dropped them off because they had never stayed anywhere b4. When they met Michael they must of sensed he was a dog lover because when I handed over the leases they just trotted off w/ him & didn't even look back at me!! When I picked them up they seemed happy and healthy.....and not stinky! (Thank you michaels girlfriend for the bath!)
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As always, Baxter had a great time at Michael's care :D
As usual, Michael is the greatest! He treats my "babies " as if they were his own. My confidence in him allows me to enjoy my trips totally stress free as far as my dogs are concerned.
As always, Maverick enjoyed his time with Michael. We would not consider leaving him anywhere else. With Michael we can travel worry free knowing he is being well cared for.
Bentley's 2nd visit at Michael's. Fun to watch all the dog's keeping busy. He'll be back again sometime.
Michael is so great with our dog Corky. The minute we pull up to Michael's, Corky is ready for FUN and all the love that Michael gives him. And we are so comfortable knowing that Michael loves our 'best buddy' as much as we do. We highly recommend Michael, he is the very best... and Corky loves him!

Julie & Marv C.
Las Vegas, NV
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What can I say about Michael that has not been said? Michael has been our go to sitter from the start. As someone who does a bit of sitting myself, I have complete trust in Michael with our dogs and have never felt the need to look elsewhere. It helps that my furbabies seem to love it there! Thank you for taking care of my pups time and time again! 'Till next time! =)
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As always, Michael was super accommodating and Rowan came home happy and tired from her stay! The dates of my trip changed several times and it was no problem to shift my pick up and drop off times. Thanks!
I have a timeshare in Vegas and since my hosts at home were not available for the days I needed, I decided to bring Mylee along for her first roadtrip and Vegas Vacay. I researched the website for hosts in Vegas and found a couple that were available and booked a stay for Mylee with Michael. He is very professional and made scheduling, drop-off, and pick-up very easy. I like that he has the video cams so I was able to check-in to see what Mylee was doing at anytime and he also sent several videos via text to my phone. She was glad to see me when I picked her up, slept most of the trip home, and is still recovering from her "Vegas" hangover two days later (lol). I recommend Michael to anyone in Vegas or individuals traveling there with their dog(s) that need overnight boarding or doggie daycare. Thanks again Michael.
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Michael did a fantastic job taking care of my 2 dogs. I loved being able to see them at anytime using the 4 webcams. Michael took videos of my dogs playing and texted them to me. They are never locked in kennels, roam the house and outside all day long. He also took them for walks and to the dog park for some fun. I would definitely recommend Michael for boarding your dogs. I will be taking my dogs there again soon.
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I am a happy recurring customer. As always, Michael took great care of my babies Touche and Tommy and they enjoyed their stay with him and their fury friends greatly. It is such a great relieve to know you can live your dogs with someone so reliable and in a safe and joyful environment when you have to leave town. Thank you, Michael! I recommend you to all my friends!
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Thanks to Michael AGAIN for taking such good care of Charlie. I would give him 10 stars if I could.
Michael is very caring and loving. Thank you for loving my dog. Marron had a wonderful time! We highly recommend Michael! !
Bentley's 1st experience was very successful from the visit to the stay. We believe he really enjoyed the interactions with Michael and the other pups.
I am so happy I got referred to Michael. My babies Touche and Tommy always enjoy spending time here and I always have a feeling leaving them here, knowing that Michael is taking perfect care of them and they love the interaction with other dogs staying here. This made my travel more relaxed. This time they even had a company with a close friend of theirs from the dog park and I am sure they had a lot of fun and play. I highly recommend this place to all my friends!!
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I appreciate how flexible Michael is, and my dog always comes home ready for a nap!
Another fabulous stay from the world's greatest dog sitter. My hyper pup loves staying with Michael so much she yips with excitement when we get even remotely near his house. He gives her plenty of attention and exercise and even sends adorable videos of her having a blast playing with other dogs or out on walks. Michael is the best and the only one I'll trust leaving my dog with.
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As always, Michael did a great job watching over Baxter. We highly recommend him to anyone who needs a fun and safe place for their pups!
Wonderful! I can't say enough nice things about the experience. I watched my "babies" on the webcams while I was out of town and it gave me such a piece of mind. Also, Michael texted me videos of them and kept me in the know via text messages the entire time. I felt so confident and comfortable... I will use Michael again every time I go out of town!
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Charlie is thinking........happy, happy, joy, joy, happy, happy, joy!
My dog even lost weight while we were on vacation! Yippe! Must be all of the exercise he gets at Michaels.
Charlie loves Michael!
Charlie had a great time!
10/10 stars again!
Wonderful stay, as usual!!!!
Michael was fantastic! He sent us pics and updates to keep our minds at ease, and the dogs had a great time hanging out with him and the other pups. Michael was very accommodating with dropoff and pickup times, and the add on bath service was SO convenient after coming back from a long roadtrip. I won't ever board my dogs again - I'll be calling him instead!
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Maverick loves visiting with Michael and playing with his friends there. This visit was unexpected; due to a family emergency and Michael was very accomodating in taking Maverick with very little notice.

We appreciate the care and attention Michael provides and would recommend him to anyone.
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Michael is the only sitter we trust when it comes to our baby Baxter. Our dog runs to him when it's time for us to drop him off. Michael sends us photos and videos of Baxter's stay, and it gives me confidence that my puppy is safe and happy with him. Michael is simply the best!
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Maverick truly loves staying at Michael's place. Michael is very accomdating and was able to extend Maverick's stay when our project ran over. We will continue to use Michael when ever we go on vacation or have a renovation project at the house. Thanks again!
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Once again, amazing. I said so much in my first review...but this one is for the last minute extra 2 day overnight booking with Michael. He accepted willingly, and quickly, and just made our vacation so much better. Finn was calm and happy when we picked her up, and I could tell she was very taken care of. She is a snuggler, and I expressed that to Michael, I know he snuggled her, because he told me she slept with her face on his shoulder and her body on the pillow, and he knew the funny noises she makes when she sleeps. She's a little snorter. Just more little details that make it so special to leave your dog with Michael. These reviews don't lie. I don't know HOW he does it, but he gives each and every dog the love and special attention they each uniquely require. I can't express my love enough.
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Where do I even begin? I found Michael 3 days before our upcoming week long trip to vegas. My friend canceled on me last minute, and Finn has never left my side since she was rescued from a kill shelter in October. She is our world and we were sick with worry that our sensitive cuddle monster would be once again traumatized and think she was being abandoned. ..not to mention not get the care and love and attention she is use to at home. So 3 am I find Michael with his glowing reviews. .. (a sign from the Gods?) He was only 8 miles from where we were staying. He wrote me back right away, and let finn stay the whole 7 days even though his calendar was booked the last 2. Life saver. But it doesn't end there, Michael ' s home is a doggie oasis, lots of fun for them and lots of friends to socialize with. The added bonus was the 2 Web cams he has, that let us check in on her whenever we wanted!! What a riot it was to see all the dogs follow Michael around like their pack leader! I got daily updates, and pictures and videos of finn, and noticed how well she was adapting. It really put me at ease and allowed me to fully enjoy my vacation. It doesn't stop there either...Finn wasn't eating her food so Michael offered to cook her chicken and rice and give her pumpkin puree if she got a bad belly, at NO extra charge! I mean come on....I felt so safe knowing my baby was with him. Also, we had to stay an extra 2 days last minute, and Michael was so accommodating and let her stay without any hesitation. There are so many other reasons that I would trust Michael with my dog, too many to list without writing a novel...but it warms my heart knowing such a caring dog lover(whisperer) exists in this world. I only wish he lived in Los Angeles so finn could visit him more often. We frequently visit vegas, so now we know who to trust. Thank you for EVERY THING Michael P. You truly are rare, lovely, and one of kind. Look forward to seeing you again. Finn is too. She absolutely woofs you! Xoxoxo
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This is only the second time that I had Michael take care of my dog, but I will be sure to bring my dog to him again next time I am in Vegas! A great guy!
Not only does our dog love it at Michael's but Michael is very flexible when it comes to sending out quotes (because I am very forgetful), and other details of dog sitting. Thanks Michael for all you do!
Charlie loves it at Michaels!
Michael is wonderful as usual. Charlie is excited when he sees Michael and tired when he comes back to us.
I am fostering two small brothers; Loki & Thor. They are timid beyond description.
My (other) dogs have been under Michael's care going on two years now, so I knew he would be my best bet for socializing these two little guys.
While at their stay I received detailed text of their experience and that was a huge relief to me as well as insight to their personalities.
I also received the cutest video on what they were doing while there and the interaction with other dogs.
I know he made them feel right at home.
He does a terrific job and I have seen for myself the TLC he gives all the dogs that stay at his place.
Undoubtedly, will reserve with him time and again.
Thanks Michael!
; )
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One word.... Well,two.... Michael... FANTASTIC !
Michael is Pawsome!!! lol If my dog could speak human, he would tell everyone how great staying at Michael's is.
Michael is the best! Charlie loves going there. When we drive up, Charlie is so excited and almost runs over me getting out of the car. I think that is always a good sign that your dog loves his sitter.
Our overnight trip was pretty much last minute and we were concerned that maybe Michael wouldn't be available to dog sit on such short notice. We placed our request and within minutes, we had a message back saying that Michael was available to take our dog overnight. We are always so pleased to be able to drop off our dog with Michael, knowing that he takes excellent care and loves our 'best friend' as much as we do! And Corky loves Michael! Corky jumps out of the car when he see's Michael and runs right to him, because he loves to be with Michael and he knows he will have fun and go for walks. We love knowing that our Corky is having a good time and is so well taken care of with Michael. It gives us peace of mind and Michael is great! I highly recommend Michael, he is a dog lover and loves what he does and we are grateful that we have found Michael.
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We've been using Michael's services now for over a year and we absolutely adore him. He will not hesitate to call us if he thinks our dogs need something or has a question. When we're out of town and checking in our dogs, he always provides a detailed outline as to what the dogs are doing, eating and their overall well being. This is especially important to us since one of our dogs is older, so we tend to worry about him more.
He is so attentive and we have complete trust that when we're gone, they're in good hands. Literally, the only person we call when we leave town.
A huge plus is the live doggie cam. We love it, it's fun and funny to watch our pooches while we're miles and often states away!
A+
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Michael is such a wonderful caregiver! I am new to this doggie daycare thing and was worried about leaving my little pup, Tucker, especially since he is a puppy. Michael is such a great host, has constant communication and sends text message updates throughout the day. I was expecting maybe one picture and one update, but he sends videos as well which eases my concern about how happy my dog is (and very happy he is!). Michael is also very flexible with time and even offered to feed my puppy when I forgot his food! He also has two cameras that you can watch your doggie interact with the other dogs. I will definitely be using him again in the future. Thanks Michael!
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Michael P is an amazing individual who has a huge heart for the dogs he cares for. He is extremely loving, gentle, and kind and we believe his does this type of work primarily because he is passionate about the well being of every living creature. We highly recommend Michael's services to anyone needing petsitting - he's truly a wonderful human being with a very tender, compassionate heart for dogs. You can rest assured and be at peace that your pets will be in TRULY, incredible good hands.
Thanks Michael! Our Claire Bear and Gizz are so happy when they're with you, excited to see us when we show up but obviously comfortable in your presence.
woof woof
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We love Michael Perez!

What a caring and informative person. He never let's us down and my little one just loves his stays there with Michael and all the other little ones.

From the time we enter his driveway my little one knows where he is and jumps out to run to Michael! It is so sweet to see and also in knowing he loves his stays with Michael.

Thank you, Michael Perez!

We are so glad we found you on DogVacay.

Mr. Bojangles... xoxo
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Michael is so nice!! Our little Kim enjoys every time that He takes care of her. Thank you Michael!!!!! You are awesome!!
Michael is the very best out there. A bone fide Dog Whisperer and a great person too. He took great care of my hyper little pup. She's always excited to see him and I have to pry her away to take her home. He's a god-send while i'm away spending long hours at the office.
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Michael is great with Charlie. Good and bad days. When Charlie was picked up by my husband after this visit, he didn't seem like his usual self. He was lethargic, sleepy and had bad diarrhea. When Charlie was still feeling badly after 3 days, I asked Michael if any other dog was sick. His reply was no. I also asked many other questions so I would know whether to call my vet. Michael answered all of my questions and was concerned. Luckily Charlie was better after a few more days and a home remedy I received from the vet. Charlie was negative for parasites. Michael was wonderful during the whole process. I kept Charlie home that week just in case he was contagious (I was thinking flu). Michael agreed. Neither one of us wanted any other dog to become ill. Michael is patient as well as responsible and that is why we trust Michael with Charlie.
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Our little "boy", Charlie loves going to Michael's. He had to stay home the previous week due to an illness, so he was really excited when I dropped him off. I received a few videos of his stay and was happy that Charlie was actually getting along with large dogs. He has a problem with larger breeds. Michael is a miracle worker!
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Michael is extremely flexible with drop off and pick up time. Boo was exhausted and slept all the next day which indicates he was kept entertained by the other dogs. I think he pulled an all nighter!
Friendly and accommodating. He sends constant updates about my dog. Live streaming is a big plus!
5 Stars + for Michael 's Pawsome love and caring for our dog!! We feel so secure in having our dog Corky stay with Michael for his doggie vacay... Michael is awesome! He loves dogs, he sends us video's and pictures while we are away. He is Corky's best friend!! And Michael goes out of his way to make sure your pet is OK, because on Corky's most recent stay with Michael, Corky must have missed us terribly and he was having a tummy issue. Michael alerted us right away and he took awesome care of him by making him rice & chicken to eat for his upset tummy and he bathed him too. All these things we would have never expected or asked of him, he just did it, because he is awesome and a fantastic pet-sitter. Kudo's to you Michael, you are the very best!! thank you for all you have done for us, on the many times you have taken care of Corky.
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This was exactly what we needed when we vacationed on the strip. Michael was quick and responsive, and took in my 50lb pup without issue. Toby looked happy and got lots of walks/play time in while we were gone, which was very nice. Webcam was fun just to check in. All in all, great!
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LoLa has stayed with Michael several times. Everytime we have been thankful & pleased to have him love her while we are away. The live feed is hilarious and comforting to see all the little furry fellos; just feels like they're not too far away. Tail wags & wet kisses to Michael!!!
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As usual, Michael did a great job, excellent guy!
Our third time with Michael, He is awesome!
Michael was awesome!! Not only does he send you a video link to watch your baby, he sends you videos of them running around the dog park and having a great time! He also kept us updated when our pup wasnt eating and then sent us a video of him finally chowing down which was very reassuring. We were also driving into town so our arrival time kept changing and Michael was very accommodating and understanding.
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Thus was our first experience with DogVacay and I was a bit nervous but Michael put us at ease. Michael was extremely flexible with dropping off and picking up Boo which was very appreciated. Providing us with Dropcam coverage allowing us to check in on the dog is a nice touch. It is obvious that Michael loves dogs. His own is beautifully groomed and well behaved. He said Boo was a good boy which I loved hearing and that he would take him again. Nice knowing we have a safe haven for Boo when the need arises. I would surely request Michael's services again!
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Michael is so nice! It is the second time that he took care of our lovely chihuahua Kim. She had a lot of fun!!! Now they even have a camera to watch your dog anytime!!! I would totally recommend him!!!!
I've left my dog at the PetsMart PetsHotel several times in the past when traveling out of town but always felt uneasy and guilty for doing so. Even with adding on pricey "playtime" I knew she was secluded in a boarding room for most of the day. Michael P was our first experience with anything like DogVacay and I can't rave enough about how happy and satisfied I am with the care he provided for my dog while we were out of town. He not only gave top-notch care and attention to her but also provided me with daily photos and videos with updates on how she was doing. In addition, I could look in on her at any time of day or night with his Dropcam live video streaming. It was such a fantastic perk to the peace of mind he already gave me. We will never again go back to using a commercial pet hotel and will be returning as repeat clients to Michael from now on. I couldn't have had a more enjoyable experience! :D
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Michael's great! We get constant updates as well as pictures & videos of our 2 dogs. Michael also gave us access to dropcam so we were able to peek at our babies anytime. I can see that my dogs had a great time staying with Michael. Will definitely book with him again next time we visit Vegas!
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Thank goodness we found Michael. We moved here 6 months ago and didn't know anyone. Found Michael through DogVacay and did a meet and greet. Just had our first short stay with Michael and Winston had a great time. Loved getting the video and pictures of Winston to show us how he was doing. Got him home and he is pooped. Will be a nice quiet evening. Can't wait for the longer trip in December. Thanks Michael!
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Was in Las Vegas for business and wanted to bring my two small Chihuahua mix dogs. Stayed out a pet friendly hotel and had the dogs in doggie daycare during the day, it worked out great!! Leaving the dogs in the hotel room was not an option for me. Mike worked out wonderfully, good location, very early dropoff times and very late pickup times. I received multiple texts/pics/videos during the day. You can just tell he's very much a dog person, felt very comfortable leaving my dogs there. No issues to report at all.
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If you want peace of mind about your dog or dogs, Michael P is the one to leave your dog or dogs with! Just can't say enough good about the great care he always give my pup when he stays with him. Thank you, Michael!
Michael is definitely a expert dog nanny. When we got Max back, it was obvious that he walked him everyday. He was more fit and was able to walk longer. He's a bit obese and he needs a lot of exercise which Michael did. He also fed Max chicken and rice when he had problems with his stomach. The only drawback is that because a lot of dog owners likes their dog to be watched by Michael, so it can be a bit crowded at his place. Other than that, he was great.
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Maverick was one happy camper. He seemed really relaxed and comfortable with Michael. On previous boarding experienced he did not eat well and was very depressed over our absence. We would not hesitate to use Michael again.
Michael is really nice. 100% recommend.
This was my second visit with Michael, and it was just as great as the first. I love that he posts great videos and pictures daily. I also love that he plays with the dogs a lot and makes sure they are having a blast! Michael went out of his way this time to accommodate my schedule, which was very much appreciated. I will definitely be taking my dogs to Michael every time I am in Las Vegas!!
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Our dog just got back from his 2nd stay, and once again everything went smoothly! Thanks, Michael!
Michael was the best host ever! He sent me so many pictures and videos of my dogs, which was amazing! I will definitely bring my dogs to Michael every time I come to Las Vegas.
My dog Ally had a great time with Michael. As soon as she saw him, she got excited. Because Michael has his owns dogs, Ally had playmates and they kept her active. Michael took my dog to the park and walks too. Michael also sent me videos. He really is wonderful with animals and they respond to him too.
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Fantastic experience with Michael!! This was the first time I had ever left Dani with someone she didn't know. Michael was very reassuring and provided updates and videos throughout her stay with him, which totally eased my mind!! I don't think she even missed me!
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This is the 3rd time boarding with Michael, it was great as always. Our dog stayed with Michael for 2 whole weeks, while my husband and I were in China. I received video and picture updates frequently, and Michael always answers my emails and texts promptly. I highly recommend his service and he is the only sitter we use when we are out of town.
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Michael is awesome! My dog, Charlie, is wary with men, so when he went to Michael immediately, I knew Charlie is in good hands. I enjoyed getting the daily text updates with photos and videos! Charlie stayed at the RuffHousing for 3 days.
I will most definitely call Michael again to take care of Charlie next time we are back in Vegas.
I would recommend Michael to family and friends.
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Thanks again for taking such great care of my dogs this weekend. I always feel at ease knowing Michael is with my pets when I am away.
Michael was a lifesaver! He took our lil' man Palmer at super short notice for 3 nights (quickly returning phone calls). While caring for Palmer, he sent us videos and photos of him having the best time playing with other dogs.

We just came home from picking him up and Palmer is fast asleep...he obviously had too much fun!
Thanks so much Michael!! We are so happy to know that we have a fellow dog-lover who can care for our Palmer whenever we have to leave town.
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My dogs had a 10 day stay with Michael. I received texts, pictures and videos. We were all so delighted to see how our well dogs were doing. They had lots of play time and exercise. Thanks Michael for all of your love and care.
I cant say enough great things about Michael. He is very passionate about the care he gives to our pets. He has been so flexible with the times for drop off and pick up. He makes it stress free when you are trying to leave or get back from a trip. My dogs are always so excited to see him and I think they love their visit with him and his family.
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So glad we found Michael to watch our pup! Everything went smoothly, and our dog looked happy when we picked him up. I will definitely take my dog to Michael again!
Thank you so much Michael! you are great! our lovely Kim had a great time at hour house hanging with the others dogs. Definitely We will ask again for your service. Thank you very much!!!!
Michael is simply awesome - thee best dog sitter!
He took our 2 in, at a ridiculously last minute request and was so gracious about it.
One of my pooches was exceptionally fond of Michael, she even cuddled up with him and slept comfortably on his neck, (from what I was told), laugh out loud for real! How cute is that!?
When I initially dropped them off, I was in such a hurry that I forgot to take their food. Michael fed them chicken and rice without complaint or fuss. Nothing like a home cooked meal, right?
Oh my goodness, when it came time to pick them up, I don't think they even wanted to come home. Michael's good-natured attitude makes the difference.
We also love that our pooches get so much socialization while there. It's a relief to know that they have so much fun at his place.
I recommend everyone I know to Michael.
My dogs truly love him and I think he's a great person, easily approachable type of guy. Humorous, easy going and fun to be around. "He's a magnet!"
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I swear Michael is a dog whisperer! He understands dogs and my dogs loved him. The bottom line is: He is the best dog sitter I've ever had and I would use him again in a heart beat!
Love'n that Lola has Michael to care for her! So thankful Michael has a passion for caring for dogs so that we may feel comfortable & relaxed when we are away. Pawsitively awesome!
Michael is the best! My experience with Widget's stay could in no way have been better than it was. Michael P, is the greatest!!!!
Michael P is the most caring and loving person/ Mr. Bojangles LOVES his time there with Michael P and the other guest. Just can't brag enough about Michael P. He is the BEST!!!!
Michael has been really great with our dog, Baxter! He seems to be a real expert at taking care of dogs. He had to put meds on Baxter's ears and he had no qualms about it. Michael even sent us videos of Baxter throughout his stay which made us feel secure that our 4month old puppy is in good hands while we were away from him. We plan on using his services again very soon. Thank you, Michael!!!
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Could not do my job without Michael's assistance. Annie loves her overnights with him. She can't wait to run up the stairs to meet him. I don't worry when she's there. Thank you Michael!
Mike is AWESOME!!! He had my 2 pups for 8 days and took excellent care of them. One of my girls is kind of shy and didn't want to eat so Mike went out of his way to ensure that she was fed. He prepared her chicken, brown rice, and carrots so that she'd eat. It was great to get the videos sent to me so that I could see how the girls were doing on a daily basis. I'm soooo happy to have found a pet sitter that I feel comfortable leaving my dogs with and I would not hesitate for a moment to recommend him (in fact, I've already done that a few times).
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Just picked up my dog from Michael. This is the second time we have had dog sitting with him and both times, the experience was excellent. Michael is trustworthy and responsible and sends update pictures to reassure "parents" that all is great. My dog clearly feels comfortable and safe with Michael and that means everything to me. I am so glad I found him!
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Great experience as always
Our dogs, Yeshi and Luie ,spent 3 nights with Michael while we were in Vegas He's a true dog lover and we feel like our pups spent their days in a nice environment with the other pups that were there. Thank you Michael :)
Excellent!!!
Just want to say how much we appreciate Michael watching over our dear pup Maverick. Michael went above and beyond our expectations and really listened to all of our concerns. His customer service is unparalleled and we wouldn't hesitate to have him watch over Maverick if ever in Vegas again.
Michael is a true dog lover and it shows when you see him with all of his animals. He is a professional at what he does and his daily videos sent via text to us were absolutely hysterical! Thanks Michael for watching our pup!
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Claires second stay with Michael and she did great and had a blast. Another great experience for her and for us. Great communication! Thanks again!
Marcello and Giada had an awesome time with Michael and his pups! I got updates, pictures and videos very day from Michael and it made me feel so good knowing that the pups were having a great time! We'll definitely use Michael again and I highly recommend him to anyone needing to leave their pups in Las Vegas. Thanks, Michael!

Heidi
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Michael is a very warm sweet person who goes out of his way on many levels to accomodate.
I went out of town for a long holiday weekend and called Michael to look after my precious and very hyper little border collie. He's great with dogs, very trustworthy and goes above and beyond to take great care of my pup- he takes her to the park often and even sends me adorable videos of her while she's there having a ball. I used to go to Doggy District for my out of town boarding needs. Never again! Michael's my guy!
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I have never felt more comfortable leaving my pups with someone in my life. Michael is laid back and assuring and my pups took to him instantly and never looked back (sniff!).

I love his video updates and willingness to keep me posted on how the pups are doing. We've totally found a winner!
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Michael accepted our reservation 2-3 days in advance, took great care of our pup and even sent us videos throughout the day and night chronicling our pup's stay! We whole-pawedly recommend him!
Michael's awesome! When we went to drop off Skunk (our Boston Terrier), he just happily went with Michael without even saying bye to us :P Michael updated us with video clips on our Skunk periodically, so we knew that our dog was well and happy. When we went to pick up Skunk, we could tell that Skunk had a great time under Michael's care in the past 4 days 3 nights. Another plus, Michael was also flexible with our unpredictable schedules - both during pick up and drop off.

Before we knew about Dogvacay/Michael, we took Skunk to another well-known pet boarding place (hint: chain stores) in Vegas, and it was terrible. Upon picking Skunk up, he looked very sad and frightened. Skunk was out of his character for another 3-4 days before he was back to normal. That place will never earn our business again.

On the other hand, we will happily take Skunk back to Michael again and again and again - whenever we go to Las Vegas. Thank you Michael for taking good care of our dog!
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Michael was very flexible with drop off and pick up times, which made trip planning that much easier! Our two dogs loved Michael instantly upon meeting him, and he would take them for daily walks and send us fun video of them while we were away. We felt so comfortable leaving the pups with him, and will definitely be using him again!
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Simply put Michael is awesome! Annie was very well taken care of. Loved the doggie videos he posted! I will be using his services again soon and often!!! Thanx so much!
We have used Michael before thru DogVacay and I specifically wanted to use him again, even though our trip out of state was sudden, Michael accommodated our needs with his caring and wonderful attitude and love for dogs. Our dog Corky had a wonderful time and we received updates, video's and pictures while we were away and Corky was enjoying his doggie vacay with Michael.
We can't express enough the joy we get, knowing that if we must leave our dog, that he is in the excellent, loving and caring hands of Michael, who treats our Corky just like his own. Thank you Michael for all you do!
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I've previously had Michael watch my dog for a night or two. I had to leave Rowan for a long stay this time and she had a great time! Michael kept me updated on how things were going during my two week trip. My flight was delayed on the way home and Michael was very understanding, so I didn't have to stress about leaving my pup for an extra night unexpectedly. Great host!
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By far the best doggy day care/overnight EVER! Michael kept us updated the entire time and even sent us videos of our dog. This made me feel comfortable and confident knowing my dog is taken care of and is enjoying her stay with the other dogs. We're frequently visiting Las Vegas and will surely use Michael's services again!!
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Michael is terrific. My dog Ally played with Michael's dogs and he took her on frequent walks. She loved being at the Ruffhouse and Michael is wonderful with dogs. He stayed in contact, giving me updates and even videotaped her playing with the other dogs. I will definitely take Ally back.
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Michael P is great, very responsive and responsible. My husband and I recently adopted a 2 year old scottish terrier girl, she's very shy and gets scared in new environment. She is both of us' very first pet, and we wanted to everything we can to raise her right. When my husband and I took her to the dog park, she doesn't normally play with anyone else and would stand on the side and sniff (we've stayed at the park for up to 2 hours before). I've tried other commercial doggie daycares before in Vegas and Orange County, even though some of them are extremely good, they have too many dogs and it scares our girl. I am so glad I found dogvacay and Michael, what's great about Michael's place is that there are normally fewer than 5 dogs, so I wanted to give it a try. Michael responded to my questions within minutes after I emailed him (always a good sign), and updated me throughout the day during her visit. He's condo is also super easy to find, and it's a very pet friendly environment. I would highly recommend Michael is you need to board your doggies in Vegas, we will certainly come back for play dates and boarding. (Michael is also a photographer, I am always more than happy to contribute to someone's next lens)
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Our experience with Michael has been awesome!! We were on the hunt for a new pet sitter after a not so great experience with another service. We wanted someone nearby, with other dogs for our dog to play with since he's the "only child" at home and then also someone who had a setup similar to our home so that our pup could roam as he's used to (I'm pretty sure our previous pet sitter kept our dog in a kennel half the time). So we were excited to know that Michael always has his two dogs at least and then seems to have about 1-2 other dogs on the regular. We've now left our pup with Michael for three separate shorter stays and he's sent us multiple videos and updates throughout the 4-5 day stays, which was so appreciated! The last time we went to pick up our pup after a weekend stay, he almost seemed bummed to leave. Best of all, we now feel completely comfortable leaving our dog with Michael for a longer two week stay this summer -- thanks Michael!!
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Excellent!
I was very comfortable leaving my pets with Michael after spending a few minutes to get to know him. You can see he has a love for pets and the passion to take very good care of them. He kept me posted on how they were doing with his videos. I would recommend Micheal and look forward to using his services again. I think my dogs miss him too.
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As usual, Michael was great.
I had never left my dog with anyone and was very apprehensive that I had to leave him for 4 nights. But when I picked him up, he was perfectly relaxed and it was clear that he and Michael got along great. Michael even fed him out of his hand, when he wouldn't eat on his own! I feel relieved to have found someone dependable, responsible and kind, to care for my BIG buddy, when I can not. Thank you Michael!
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My 3 dogs had a blast being in the company of Michael P. They are comfortable with him as am I leaving them in his care.
I had to go away on very short notice and he was extremely accommodating and flexible.
The best part while being gone for me was that he kept me updated with messages and video, that put my mind at ease. Maichel is readily available if I need to contact him and has a such a happy demeanor.
I will continue to use his pet sitting services : )
My dogs were fed, and cared for while I was away. He also kept their water fresh; that is something that can be easily overlooked but was not.
He spent time playing and accompanied them at my home. He took care of the lights during the evening so my little ones wouldn't be in the dark.
He was a blessing and I didn't have any concern for them while I was gone.
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Another wonderful stay at Michael's for my pup. I can tell she loves it there and it's a great piece of mind knowing she's well taken care of when I have to be away for work. Perfect scenario. Thanks!
You nor your little one will regret his or her stay with Michael. :-)
Michael was very accommodating when I requested a meet and greet, his place is very well kept and he clearly gives all of the dogs a lot of personal attention. I had to book an overnight stay for my dog on short notice and it was no problem! She seemed like she got a lot of play time in and had a good time, and the drop off and pick up times were very convenient for me!
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Michael is amazing! I was nervous leaving my little baby border collie mix while I was away on a business trip and Michael was fantastic. He provided updates and pics and when I came to pick her up I could tell she was a very happy hound. Michael is very good with animals and people! A lovely human being and a godsend for me and my busy schedule! I've been to Doggie District and other dog sitters and Michael is the best. We'll be back- often!
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Michchael is AMAZING! If he is not available, my suggestion is stay home until he is! Because of past boarding from other places , there is just no comparison. My dog is a diabetic requiring insulin injections and completely blind. He was so attentive to her needs and even slept in his livingroom instead of his own bed out of concern for her comfort setting his own comfort aside. Again, Michael, his sweet doggies Chauncy & Jovie are so loving in every way that they can't be topped!! The BEST ! If you love you dog, use ruffhousing.
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Michael is a god send. We are from Canada and were spending a few days in Vegas with family Our family stayed at a non pet friendly hotel. So i looked on dog vacay for a sitter close by and found michael Best decision ever!!! We are usually connected at the hip with our little girl so it was hard to leave her. But She had so much fun and our hearts were at ease knowing she was with such a great caregiver!!! We all had a wonderful vacation. I recommend to anyone in the Vegas area to leave their pooch with Michael and enjoy yourself.
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Michael is fantastic ! My doggie is a blind diabetic
We are new to the LV area. Never did I think I could find care comperable to her former care. Boy, was I wrong! Amazing with all of the animals. Michael is a true dog lover. We will continue care with him not needing to look further. A true God-send!!
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Michael P was and is fantastic. He treated my Vega with TLC and she was happy to be there. I felt comfortable and at ease leaving her in his care.
This was my first time ever, having my dog with anyone other than myself. It went smoothly.
I will most definitely use his services again and refer as many folks as I can to him & Dog Vacay.
"Thank YOU!"
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Can't say enough good things about Michael P!
Fantastic!!!!

My puppy," Mr. Bojangles" spent the weekend and was so happy. I was almost jealous. Just kidding but he will be going to spend time with Michael P, Jovi and Chanci again very soon.

Thank you, Michael P.

We love you!
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I was so happy and impressed with the care that my little Milo got while at Michael's house. Every day during our trip, Michael would send pictures and videos of Milo having a great time. You can tell from talking to him and reading his posts how much of a dog lover he really is. 5 star service all the way. Milo came home exhausted, which means he had a blast with his new friends. I would highly recommend Michael to anyone, and I will definitely be leaving Milo with Michael again in the future! Thanks Michael for helping to make our vacation that much better because we knew our boy was in good hands. We really appreciate it!!
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Our dog Claire had a blast with Michael and friends. The photos and videos were great for us to see how much fun she was having.

We appreciated the care that was given Claire and will bring her again when we need a place for her to hang out in Vegas.

You cant go wrong here!
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So happy have found "Uncle Michael". He was so good to Lola & we are thrilled that we will be able to rest at ease knowing Lola will be in loving hands whenever we need to leave her. Giddy about Michael! Thank you sooooo much!
Michael is great with dogs and Bailey enjoyed his stay. Location is easy to find and secure. Felt very comfortable leaving Bailey with Michael. Thanks!
My life is now complete having this as a vacation option for my furry family member. In the past, I had felt guilty not including our dog in the family vacations - but not anymore! Remi was spoiled in the best sort of way. I was updated with ongoing photos & updates of his activities throughout his stay. Michael is fantastic with animals & I can't say enough positive things about him. I would recommend him without hesitation. We will definitely be back!
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I hate when I pick up my dog from Michael. She's never happy to see me and I swear he spoils my dog so much she doesn't want to leave! Lol thanks for watching my girl
Michael is very caring and always willing to go the extra mile to make your pet feel at home, even if they are high maintenance. Your dog is constantly walked, played with and even gets to go the dog park each day. You receive daily status updates that include pictures or videos. It is a great feeling to leave your pet with Michael and know they are being well cared for. Would definitely use him again.
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Awesome! Peace of mind. Perfect! Lovable! And I can go on and on! Michael was a dream come true for my 3 kids, Chino, Bailey & Noya. Chino is 10 yrs. and for the first time Ever I had to leave my kids with a sitter. They had always stayed with family but this time family was not an option. So I was nervous to leave them with "any" sitter or kennel. But to my surprise my kids had more fun than Me (I think) as I was in Monterey, Ca for 4 days. Again to my surprise not only did Michael take wonderful care of them but he went above and beyond with pics & video on his site and he sent pics and video on my phone as well. So no matter where I was... My kids where with me too! I've been known to not treat my dogs like dogs but kids, so my home is nothing but love and toys... But I must say the next day after bringing my kids home (after their walk and breakfast) I know they were wondering, "when are we going to Michael's and the dog park?" He made them so very happy! I know this is long but I also have to add my kids do not do dog parks as they have had too many problems with other dogs. (Mine get beat up) But to see them interact and love on dogs of all sizes and breeds with Micahel was just pure awesomeness!!! Now when we go on walks the neighbor dogs that they all loved to see and rush up to them, they now just wag their tails no leash pulls or barking and if the other dog comes up to them they then play. If not they go about their business. Michael was a blessing in our lives. And now out of town or not I know my kids will have to go again even just to visit and play :-) So don't hesitate book with Michael - he is More than worth it!!!
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Michael was FANTASTIC!!
I had to have a sitter last minute (which I hate doing). I called Michael, and he was more than happy to take care of me. I highly recommend Michael for your dog care needs.
We absolutely loved the boarding service Michael provided for our two pups this past week. His environment is perfect for giving the dogs that home feeling and they even got to sleep in the bed like they are used to!

The pictures and videos that were sent to us during our trip made us feel great about the decision to board with RuffHousingLV. We felt at ease the whole time away knowing that our dogs were in good hands and having a blast. Also, the resident dogs Chauncy and Jovi behave so well with new dogs and definitely were a big part of our dogs enjoyment.

Would definitely recommend to all!
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Michael again, was amazing. Kept us updated with pics and video.
I have to admit I used Michael's service because I have seen him several times at the park with dogs and he had always played with my dog Taco. found out last week he actually took care of dogs when he gave me his card. I know Taco is in good hands when we leave him with Michael and as a bonus we got some great photos of Taco from him too!
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Michael was an amazingly awesome dog sitter. He kept me updated, and sent videos of my dog to me. I will definately be employeeing Michael's services again, and would highly recommend him to all of my friends. Not only was he great with my dog, but he seems to be a really good person. I cannot say enough good things about him. I give him a 10 out of 5!
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Michael was very accommodating to us on our last minute trip. We received daily updates that included pictures AND videos, which really helped put our minds at ease.

When we went to pick up our dog, you could tell he didn't want to go because he practically ignored us, most likely because he was having so much fun!

We whole-heatedly recommend Michael!
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Michael was hands down the best dog caretaker I've ever had the pleasure of knowing. Better than any privater party or kennel or pet boarding chain I've ever used. I plan to have him look after Callie any time I might need that service in the future. Thanks, Michael. You're the best.
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Michael P, is one happy, creative , brother.
His great pictures and video of your dog on vacay time can make a man laugh out loud and my woman go "awwww look at that ";)
As we all know it's about trust when you hand over your pets,
And Mikey is one "cat" who truly loves his dogs and its appreciated.

Johnny
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Michael did such a great job, with Bullet and Prada that I recommended him to friends already.
Michael is simply the best! Takes great care of his guests, excellent at communication and making sure everything is just right. We'll be using him often. Corky must have had fun because two days later he still regaining his strength tat hoem.
I couldn't be any happier with having my Pig (yes that is her name!) stay with Michael at Ruff Housing! He took wonderful care of her and he even has a live feed service thats free! When I went to pick her up today she was playing with one of his dogs Jovi and when we started to leave she began to cry :( because I think she enjoyed herself there so much! Will definitely continue to use his doggie service! A+++!
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My dog Toby stayed with Michael for two nights. I received updates and pictures and videos of him during his stay. When I picked him up, I was given an orange toy bone because Toby had chosen it and played with it so much. It is still his favourite toy. He has had to stay at a "sitter's" house before, and he was the most comfortable I have ever seen. I have friends on a farm in Vegas, and if I am ever back Toby will without a doubt be staying with Michael again.
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Michael did a really good job in sitting our dog! When my daughter, Angela, and I were looking for a sitter on dogvacay.com, I came across Michael's profile and Ruff Housing Doggie day and overnight care in Las Vegas. I was looking for someone who really cares for dogs and when I saw his two adorable pets ( jovi and chauncy) i knew that my Bella would be in good hands. There was also a bonus aside from the sitting , He even updated me via SMS how my Bella was doing and took note with Great Photoshoots of my Bella!! MIchael was a great sitter and if you are looking for an affordable pet care sitter I highly recommend Ruff Housing Doggie Day and Overnight Care in Las Vegas!!! The next time we travel in Vegas ,I will definitely call Michael again to sit my Bella while I am enjoying my Vegas stay!!! Thank you soooooo much Ruff Housing and most especially to Michael for a great Job! Til next time! :)
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