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Michele C.

16 Reviews
10 Repeat Guests
$50/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 3 days notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 20 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Moderate

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
No Puppies
List of Breeds Not Accepted
Akita, Pit Bull - Bull Terrier, Siberian Husky, Pit Bull - American Pit Bull Terrier

Michele's Resident Pets

Luca
Labrador Retriever
Male
12 yr 3 mo old

Michele's House

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Small Yard
100% fenced
Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside

About Michele

25 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
Located in the heart of historic Chestnut Hill, we offer your dogs a variety of social and nature loving experiences, with alot of attention and love.

The day often begins with a long stroll down Germantown Avenue for coffee at dog friendly Night Kitchen or Starbucks for great people watching and doggy sniffing. For social gatherings, Pastorius dog park is only 3 blocks away for more greenery and like minded community fun. Valley Green, the ultimate outdoor activity, is just 5 minutes down the road, great for longer strolls, hiking and swimming when pre-approved. All activities, of course, are thoroughly monitored. For those dogs that need fenced in play, we have fully enclosed backyard as well as dog pen a few blocks away for an off the lease romp and ball play.

Our artistic home is always very clean, with dog friendly furnishings, filled with a variety of dog toys and organic treats.

I have spent my entire life with dogs, loving them, training them, and proud to be called the "the dog whisper" by those who know me well. My dog Luca is a certified therapy dog, all training done here at home. I require all guest dogs to be fully house broken, up to date on all shots, flea/tick preventatives and play nicely with others. I ensure your dog will be well taken cared for, given lots of attention and have a great time!

I work from home most of the time, but all doggy guests must be able to go full work day (8 hours) for their next walk, when necessary, sorry, no dog crating. I usually accept only one other dog at a time, or 2 small dogs if I know them. No last minute cancellations, due to limited space. Please note that drop off and pick up times are between 9am-7pm unless other arrangements are made. Rates start at $50./night but can vary depending on special needs.

Additional custom pricing includes:
Dayrates (9 hrs): 8am-6pm $35.
(includes 2 walks and play time)

I guarantee your dog will love their stay here and look forward to returning for more visits.

cheers and licks,
Michele and Luca
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Michele C.

16 Reviews
10 Repeat Guests
$50/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 3 days notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 20 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Moderate

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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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Michele's Home
$50 /night
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for more than 4 hours/day
  • 3-4 potty breaks/day
  • 2 walks/day
  • Pets will sleep in their own beds
Daycare At Michele's Home
$35 /day
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/day
Dog Walking
$20 /half-hour
$30 /hour
  • Willing to travel 1 mile
Home Visits
$20 /visit
  • Willing to travel 5 miles
Baths
$40 /bath
Pick-Up/Drop-Off
$15 each way
  • Willing to travel 5 miles
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16 Reviews
This was Lexi's first visit with Michele. She had an amazing time with Michele and Luca!!! Michele sent pictures/updates - and we could tell Lexi was relaxed and having a fun visit. It made our vacation more enjoyable knowing she was well cared for. We highly recommend Michele & look forward to working with her again!
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Michele and her cute dog Lucca were great hosts for our Golden Retriever Violet, who definitely enjoyed her vacay. We were delighted to get frequent pictures and updates from Michele when we were away. She is knowledgeable and professional and did some helpful leash training during Violet's stay. We will happily book another vacay with Michele in the future.
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My dog had a wonderful time at Michele's house. Michele is very thoughtful, thorough and attuned to an animal's needs, and my dog was very happy and at ease with her. Michele's dog, Luca, is very friendly and good with other dogs. Our dog's stay with Michele was a resounding success!
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My dog had a wonderful time at Michele's house. Michele is very thoughtful, thorough and attuned to an animal's needs, and my dog was very happy and at ease with her. Michele's dog, Luca, is very friendly and good with other dogs. Our dog's stay with Michele was a resounding success!
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Indie loves staying with Michele and Luca. I know is is happy, safe and engaged.
We left our dog Biscuit with Michelle this weekend and were nervous as we never left him with someone before. Biscuit is very anxious and stressed around new people or situations. Michelle made us feel comfortable and assured us that he would be fine. She has been around dogs for years and has a great dog Luca. Michelle kept us posted on how Biscuit was doing and sent a few pictures which was very reassuring. We would definitely consider using or recommending Michelle in the future.
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This was the second time we left our senior dog, Happy, with Michele. The experience was - again - outstanding. We were traveling internationally and totally enjoyed our vacation knowing that Happy was in the best possible hands. We will be taking Happy to MIchele in the future - no doubt about it!
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Michele made the entire "dig sitting" process very easy. I'm new to the Philly area, and needed to quickly find a loving home for my senior dog, Happy, to stay over the Halloween weekend. I engaged with 5 or so DogVacay sitters, and chose Michele. She's warm, friendly, and you can tell that she really loves dogs. She's also very professional. She responded promptly to my email communication, gave me several alternatives for a meet & greet, and always did what she said she would. She's a great communicator, sending me pictures of Happy along with brief updates throughout the weekend. She works out of her home and was around the house for Happy (he loves human company). As for her home, it's in a perfect location for Happy. She has a small fenced in backyard so that Happy could have safe, outside time. Her home is located on a quiet dead end street with zero traffic, easing my mind because Happy is not afraid of cars. And most of her furniture is pet-friendly -- she's doesn't mind if Happy wants to perch on the corner of her couch (he does that at home). Michele also has a dog of her own, Luca, who kept Happy company during his stay. Overall, I was very pleased with Michele's care of Happy, and will definitely take him to visit again. And I'd enthusiastically recommend Michele to others who need a caring and compassionate dog sitter.
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5 Stars for Michele! I've booked with Michele multiple times--she always takes great care of my dog!
Michele was amazing with our 80lbs Old English Sheepdog! She was very accommodating with drop off and pick-up times. We loved getting daily pictures and updates and knowing that our dog was in good hands! He came back tired, happy and relaxed. Thanks Michele!!
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Another great stay for Major!
Michele was very accommodating for our last minute trip. My dog seemed very relaxed there in the pics!
Michele was a great host. I was very nervous at first leaving my baby boy (90lb Golden doodle) for the week. It did not take long to feel quite at ease. Michele provided pictures and updates. When I picked my pup up he was happy and very relaxed. Just a wonderful experience for both of us. I will definitely use Michele again and will recommend her to my friends. Thanx Michele and Luca!
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Michele is great! Our dog had so much fun with Michele and her daughter (and their dogs). He was treated like family in their home. She is very responsive and we got lots of text updates and pictures. We will definitely be using Michele again in the future!
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Michelle was WONDERFUL, we had never left any of our dogs in 23 years of having 3 Goldens, with anyone but Family. When my entire Family needed to go away together I turned to the internet and found Dog Vacay and Michelle. My husband and I grew up in Chestnut Hill, live in the next town over and knew how great it was for dog walking. Michelle was VERY responsive, we were texting like old friends in no time. When I dropped Lily off, Luca greeted her as well and welcomed her to Michelles tastefully decorated little home. Michelle worked with Lily on heeling as she needed a refresher course, took her on lots of walks and sent tons of pictures and updates. I will certainly be leaving lily in her care again.
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Michelle gave Cassie plenty of attention and exercise, and treated her like one of her own dogs. Highly recommended!
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