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Michele T.

109 Reviews
42 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 3 days notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 35 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
All Ages OK
Must Be Spayed or Neutered
Must Be Vaccinated
List of Breeds Not Accepted
Akita, Pit Bull - American Staffordshire Terrier, Bernese Mountain Dog, Bloodhound, Boxer, Pit Bull - Bull Terrier, Bulldog, Bullmastiff, Chihuahua, Chinese Shar-Pei, German Shepherd Dog, Giant Schnauzer, Great Pyrenees, Neapolitan Mastiff, Poodle, Pit Bull - American Pit Bull Terrier
List of Pets OK for House Sitting
Dogs, Cats, Fish

Michele's Resident Pets

Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
15 yr 0 mo old
Mixed Breed
5 yr 7 mo old

Michele's House

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Large Yard
Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside
Great for senior pets

About Michele

25 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
We believe when you go away, private home care is the BEST choice for your dog. Kennels dampen the spirit and are very scary--Dogs are meant to be with people.

Our large home is comfortable, cozy and clean. We have always had dogs in our family and love them with all our hearts. Like our dogs, our personality is easy-going, low drama, and we are extremely kind and loving.

I offer full-time companionship and mature, professional supervision. As a dedicated dog sitter, my schedule revolves around taking care of your FurBaby. Your dog will have access to wander throughout our comfortable home and wooded, landscaped yard. Access from our home to the backyard is easy--only one step down from the doorway to concrete patio, and manicured grass.

Our lush yard provides lots of play time with balls, Frisbees and other stimulating toys. We spend a lot of time outside on walks, sniffing throughout the yard and visiting area parks.

While away, you will receive frequent updates via emails, texts and photos from me. My goal is to provide you with total peace of mind, so you can relax.

Because we strive to provide high quality care for your pet, as a warm home environment, we do not host more than 4 dogs overnight at one time.

Doggy Daycare is a great service and I am available full-time during the work week. I’d be happy to give your pup lots of fresh air, exercise and personalized attention while you’re at work or away for the day (hours of operation: 8 am to 6 pm).

Puppy Daycare: This is an excellent way to comfortably socialize your young baby dog into a easy going, playful, positive and supervised "pack dog" environment. $30 daily (hours of operation: 8:30 am-5:30 pm). Puppy OverNight Boarding $42 (24 hour period, until Age 1).

We believe that a dog who is offered physical exercise and gentle affection = a HAPPY SMILEY dog.

Each morning, in all weather, we take long walks to start the day. While with us, your dog will receive great "social stimulation," quality playtime and vigorous exercise. I promise--they'll come home tired and happy!

We offer care for dogs that weigh between 15 - 75 pounds as they will integrate well into our pack.

Our dogs include: Tootsie, 14 years old, 35 lb. King Charles Spaniel mix, she is sweet, affectionate and easily adapts to other dogs.

Trixie, is 4 years old, 50 lb.
Labrador/Border Collie mix. She is gentle, sweet and has a playful temperament. She is intelligent, extremely well socialized, and loves to play chase and Frisbee. She offers truly excellent companionship to other dogs.

We look forward to the opportunity to offer our loving home to your "canine child" when you travel. I guarantee your pet will be in safe, caring, capable hands, leaving you worry free.

Schedule a Meet & Greet appointment with me as I would love to learn more about the unique needs of your dog. Thank you for your valuable time, Michele
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Can administer oral medicine
Can administer injected medicine
CPR / First-Aid certified
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Separation anxiety
  • Leash Pulling
  • Not yet house-trained

Michele T.

109 Reviews
42 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 3 days notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 35 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:


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  • Booked
  • Last updated January 19, 2017


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Course 101 Graduate
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Disaster Relief
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Premium Pet Insurance, 24/7 Customer Support and Daily Photo Updates!

Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Michele's Home
$42 /night
  • Watches up to 5 dogs/night
  • Dogs will never be left unattended
  • Dogs will have full access outside for potty breaks
  • 3+ walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
House Sitting Overnight At Your Home
$95 /night
  • Dogs will never be left unattended
  • Willing to travel 15 miles
Dog Walking
$25 /half-hour
$36 /hour
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
Home Visits
$25 /visit
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
$25 /bath
$20 each way
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
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109 Reviews
Michele was fantastic!! I was able to leave the country knowing that my puppy was being loved and taken care of. Will definitely use her again.
Michelle did an incredible job dog sitting our two dogs in our home. Photos and texts put us at ease right away. Our dogs took to Michelle right away and even slept with her. I highly recommend her.
Michelle was great with Sam my Collie. He loves to go there and seems very content when picked up. Pawsome!
Michele is awesome!! Our dog really enjoyed his stay. Appreciated very much Michele for taking care of him and keeps us updated with daily update/pictures.
We have a 9 year old dog who we love with all our hearts, so it was important to us to find the perfect person to watch her when we go out of town. We were so lucky to find Michele!

Our girl is a homebody, so she was nervous when we dropped her off the first time. Happily, she quickly felt right at home and blended right in with the other doggies. We got pictures and an update every day, which made us feel good!

The biggest clue to how much our dog enjoyed herself was when we dropped her off the next time. She trotted right up to the front door and walked right into the house with tail wagging!

Michele is great--both you and your dog will love it there.
We have always had wonderful success with Michele. She treats our dog with love and kindness, and she sends great pictures. Our dog looks happier at her house than she does at ours! It is nice being able to leave and get away and not worry about how your furry family member is doing!
Michele is a jewel and finding someone to leave our dogs with rather than a kennel is an answer to prayer. Leaving our babies behind is tough enough but having them with Michele is like leaving with a relative, a friend. She kisses them and loves and dotes on them like they're her babies, they stay in her home (not in crates), and she walks them and lets them run in her back yard many times a day. This is her fulltime job but mostly her passion.I don't think they even miss us. They love to interact with any other dogs she has which they don't get at our own house. She also makes any recommendations for nutrition and general health that she may observe. Finding a service like DogVacay is truly an answer to the crate/kennel nightmare that we all worry about so much. Finally a wonderful alternative.
Michele was incredible. From the first play date/meet in greet at her beautifully maintained home and through our entire trip, she was amazing. She sent dozens of updates and photos, treated our pup like a king and treated him with delicious bedtime treats and many long walks each day. We love how capable she is of managing multiple dogs. She has complete control over all her dogs and is truly a joy to work with. We have zero complaints and would refer Michele to anyone looking for a loving home away from home while they are on vacation.
Michele is the greatest and develops strong and loving bonds with the dogs she watches. They all adore her! As soon as my dogs see her house they get so excited and know they are going to have a fun day. I never have to worry about my dogs when they are in Michele's care.
We just got back from vacation and left our precious pup in the wonderfully caring hands of Michele! Ellie Mae has an absolute blast. We get daily updates and pics of her stay. She loves Michele and Michele clearly loves Ellie Mae. I don't worry AT ALL while on vacation!! I'm so happy we found Michele!!!!

Michelle is the best in the business. My pup knows Michelle's house is her home-away-from-home and receives an abundance of love, exercise, and play time. Michelle isn't just a "pup-sitter", she is a very knowledgeable and professional care giver for dogs of all sizes and temperaments. I would highly recommend her services for your pet in any situation.
Michele was great! Kingston seemed to have loved his time with her. She also kept me informed with what they were up to during the day. Will definitely use her again.
Michelle truly has a passion for caring for animals. It's evident in her efforts to satisfy all her dog's Vacay needs within a very happy environment. My 1 1/2 year Lab goes nuts when we pull into her neighborhood. She has so many repeat customers that my dog considers them buddies! Quite simply, a great experience.
Michele was awesome with our little guy! Remi is a 1.5 year old English Cocker Spaniel who is very active and loves to run. She took him on daily walks and trips to the park, and sent us photos every day too. It was so nice to know he was in good hands while we were away! We will definitely use Michele again :)
Michele was great with our Kindi. She sent us lots of pictures and updates during his stay. She was even able to drop him off home since we had a late flight coming back. We'll definitely use her again.
Michele is always so great! Lucy LOVES when she gets to go visit and we love hearing all about her time with them. She even got a special treat of turkey over the holiday! So fun and we're SO great for Michele!
Gunner seemed to have a wonderful time and we enjoyed getting pictures while he was with Michele. We love that he was loved while we were away, and look forward to using her services in the future. It is clear that dogs are a passion in their household and offers the home away from home experience for doggies.
Michele is absolutely wonderful with the dogs she watches, including our vizsla puppy. She loves them as if they were her own pups and the dogs adore her (and her husband) just as much! Our Robi loves his time at Michele's home playing with the other dogs, taking long walks, and getting that special TLC from Michele. She is truly a Godsend!!
My Stella is only 5 1/2 months old and Michele handled her with ease. I absolutely loved the pics she sent to my email every single day without fail. It will absolutely be a blast for Stella every time she stays there. Michele is the female "dog whisperer"!
Sincerely, j. Mantz
Our Lab Willow loves to stay at Michele's. We are able to go away with no worries whatsoever. It is so comforting to know that Willow will be well taken care and loved while we are away. In addition, she has a blast playing with Michele's pups. Willow always come home extremely happy and tired ☺️.
We've been taking our lab to Michele for a couple years now and have been very happy with her care. She truly loves all the dogs she keeps and goes over and above to help you with any issues you might be having with your dog. Our lab recently had a shoulder injury and she made sure she didn't run on it and also gave me some supplements to help her. Michele is awesome!
Michele was absolutely wonderful with our puppy and gave him so much love and attention. I direly recommend her!!
Once again, Kimber had a great time. Thanks Michele!
Michele was once again so awesome. She took excellent care of our Ellie Mae. Even when I told Michele that Ellie had a tail injury and needed some special attention, she didn't hesitate. I don't worry for a second when Ellie is in her care.
Lucy always loves her time at Michele's! Thank you again for loving on her while we were gone!
Michele is "The Person" you want your Dog to be with while you are away. Simba had a good time.
Michelle has been caring for my pup for over a year and I wouldn't think of taking her anywhere else. Michelle loves each dog like her own and it never ceases to amaze me how she handles a different group each day and they all get along like best friends. Michelle is an exceptional pet-mom and an exceptional person. Thanks Michelle!
Once again Michele took great care of Kimber. The dog always returns tired and happy. Thanks Michele. Chuck
Michele is AWESOME.....could not have been happier with the whole DogVacay experience, but Michele really did seal the deal. My dogs are quite needy and quiet spoiled, so Michele agreed to come stay with them at my house while we were out of town instead of them going to her house. One of them is insulin dependent and Michele had no problem giving him his shot twice a day, along with all of his other medications and eye drops. The other one is scared of noises and on as you can see, she had her hands full (especially given the thunderstorm one night while she was there!). I felt completely comfortable having Michele stay in my home after she came twice before to visit and get to know the dogs and the house before she stayed with them. She took amazing care of them - they love her and miss her...I can definitely tell! My house looked just like it did when we left (maybe better) and she even stripped the sheets from the bed and had all the sheets/towels in the laundry room. She's a better "guest" than most of my regular house guests!!! I cannot say enough great things about Michele...anyone thinking of hiring her to care for their dogs either in her home or in yours, should definitely NOT hesitate! She's the best!!!
Michele did a fantastic job! Our dog, Lady, had a wonderful time. Michele kept us updated with pictures and let us know how Lady was doing. We felt relieved to have someone who loved our dog as much as we do take care of her. I would highly recommend Michele and we know Lady can't wait to stay with her again!
This was Ruby's second visit and she had a great time!
Michele has been taking care of our 5 months old german shorthair pointer for some time now. Annie is a high energy puppy and requires lot of attention and work. Michele does a great job with her. She loves Annie and treats her as if Annie was her own puppy. When we leave Annie with her we are absolutely sure she will be in the best hands we could hope for. We highly recommend Michele. She will do all she can to accommodate your needs and to provide the best care for you pup. Thanks Michele! Anto & Tom
I can't say enough good things about Michele! We were able to go on vacation without worry! Ellie Mae gets excited when we pull up in Michele's driveway. Michele clearly loves our pup and our pup loves Michele. She's wonderful!! Debbie
Our dog , Sam, seemed quite content, got plenty of exercise and attention. Michelle was very attentive and he had a great stay. I would recommend her.
We love getting the pics from Michelle during our dog's stay. So cute! And we love knowing he's having a good time... which is ALWAYS true at Michele's!
Outstanding as always! Georgie LOVES Michele because he knows Michele loves HIM! He gets so excited as soon as we turn down to road to her house now. She's his second momma! We always travel with peace of mind when Georgie's at Michele's because we know he's getting the best of care... and having a GREAT time!
Thanks again, I think Kimber like you better than me now. I appreciate the great care you provide. Chuck
Michele, you are such a caring and fun hostess for my two Cavalier King Charles doggies. They love having "camp" with their small group of campers at your home! I really appreciate that you took Cinnamon in to our vet, which was quite a trip for you, and were able to catch her ear infection early on (reoccurring from swimming in our pool).
Thank you for your dedication to keeping our dogs exercised and healthy!
Lucy loves Michele! Another great stay with her favorite dog sitter!
Michele is the person I trust most to take good care of my dog (Kimber) while on vacation or away. Thanks again Michele.
Michele was amazing with our lovebug Zoey (our 8 year old lab puppy). She spoiled our yellow lab continuously with love, play time doing what Zoey loves best-retrieving and took her on trips to the park. We'll definitely have Michele take care of our Zoey again and recommend her to our friends! Zoey had so much fun she didn't want to come home.
We left our pup, Ellie Mae, with Michele for the first time today. She clearly played hard! We brought her home and fed her dinner and she got on her bed and crashed! I know Michele took good care of her and it won't be the last time we leave Ellie Mae in Michele's competent and caring hands.
Michele is great with Kimber. I know Kimber really enjoys these visits.
Michele is such a wonderful host. I love the updates she sends every day and I love that my pup gets to interact with other dogs while at her house. She treats my Tango like he is one of her own.
Our lab has been going to stay with Michele for a couple years now and I can't recommend her enough. She really loves and cares about all the dogs she watches. She always sends us emails with pictures to show us what our dog did that day ~ my girls love this! We mainly take our lab to Michele when we are going out of town and sometimes she has stayed with Michele for over two weeks at a time. Our lab loves going to her house! Michele regularly takes them to the park and you can usually find her in the back yard with the gang playing fetch. If you have a dog that likes being around other dogs (she usually has several guests plus her own dogs), then you should give Michele a call.
Michele took great care of my sweet Truman and loved him up while I was away! She sent me plenty of pictures and kept me updated on how he was doing, and I know he had a wonderful time.
It was so nice to go away and enjoy our vacation, knowing our dogs were in Michele's care. Michele sent photos and details about what the dogs were doing and she took them to the park every day. Thank you for another great doggy vacay, Michele!!!
Michele is the best!
Michele is very dedicated and passionate about her service. My pup had a wonderful time with her. Regular updates from her makes it easier for us to stay away from our pet and also have the confidence that our pets are in good hands.
Great, Michele is the best!
Michele took excellent care of our senior pup during a recent trip. We hadn't left our pup in anyone's care except close family members in a great number of years so when circumstances necessitated either boarding or a pet sitter I was very uneasy given our dog's age and health concerns. My husband found DogVavacy from an online search and first selected Michele based on how close to our area she was. During our meet and greet Michele helped to ease my concerns and showed great care and understanding with both our requests (for daily visits in our home) and with our dog's needs (medications). She took excellent care of our pup and allowed us a much needed vacation. The daily photo updates (including of them playing in the snow) gave us a nice glimpse into their time together and reassured us all was well at home. I appreciated the variety of options we had for care including in-home visits, day care, or even boarding in Michele's home. We came home to a healthy, happy pup instead of picking up a sick, sad pup from a boarding facility. It's very clear that Michele loves dogs and we will happily recommend her to our friends as well as continue to reach out to her for any dog care needs.
Michele was great, as always! Lucy always loves her time there and comes back ready to sleep. Thank you for loving on our girl!
Michele was awesome as always. This was the longest that Lucy had stayed with Michele and we couldn't have been happier! She loved on her so well and constantly updated us. She let us know that Lucy was so much more active with all of her puppy friends and that made us so happy! We could clearly tell how much fun she had and how sad she was to see Michele go. We are so so incredibly grateful for her and Lucy is looking forward to seeing her again in a couple weeks!
Cinnabon had a wonderful time playing with Trixie and Michele's guests this weekend. She spoils him rotten even letting him sleep in her bedroom! She provides lots of exercise time and cuddle time!
Michele is a doll! Loved her energy ..Loving towards my boys a definite pack leader… Lucky and Oliver were right at home. I thank God I found her. Thanks Michele!!! xo
Michele took wonderful care of our dog (Lincoln) while we were away. She provided us with photos of him playing and having a great time which enabled us to enjoy our time away without worry.
Thank you Michele! We appreciate how you took wonderful care of our dog and will call you again in the future!
Michele was great as always with Lucy! We are so so grateful for her to welcome her into her home especially over the holiday! She was even attentive to an eye problem that Lucy was having and was able to tell us the medicine we needed to get. So grateful for Michele loving on our girl!
Michele is so great about sending pictures and emails to keep me updated on how much fun my sweet boy is having. She is such a wonderful caregiver for all the pups she hosts. My pup always comes home happy and tired from a wonderful vacay with Michele : )
A DogVacay to Michele's house is always fun for Cinnabon. Even though he hasn't stayed with her in quite awhile, when I drove up her drive, his tail started wagging and he couldn't get inside quickly enough! Michele provides loving care for him as well as lots of playmates! She takes all of her furry friends on walks and plays with them when at home. Cinnabon had such a good time that he could not keep his eyes open on the way home and promptly went sound asleep when we arrived. I have already booked his next vacation with Michele!
Another great visit with Michele! She is so easy to get along with and I can tell that she treats my Tango as one of her own.
awesome as always!
Michele was an excellent host! She gave us regular updates with pictures while we were away, and our pup looked settled and relaxed during her stay. It is a huge relief for us to have someone that we feel will take care of our pup with the same level of care that we do, and we highly recommend her. Thanks Michele!
Michele was wonderful! My husband and I were nervous to leave our dog, Lucy, because we usually have someone come stay with her. Michele reassured us and had a great knowledge of how dogs are and what they need which was so comforting. Lucy enjoys being with other dogs but doesn't play a ton but it turns our that she was GREAT! We received updates and pictures and just great notes from Michele assuring us that Lucy was truly on a play-cation and enjoying her time. It was such a relief and allowed us to really disconnect knowing she was so loved and cared while we were gone. We would highly recommend Michele!
There's nobody better! Michele has provided the best care available for my dog…every single time. Never give Louie's safety or happiness a second thought while he's in Michele's home. She's exceptional!
My pup, Baylie, spends one day a week at Doggie Daycare with Michele and gets spoiled by a midday walk from Michele and friends 2-3 other days of the week. Each and every time, I receive pictures, texts, emails or phone calls from Michele with the latest updates on her activities. Baylie always comes home happy and tired, especially on DayCare days. Michele treats Baylie like one of her own and I so appreciate knowing I don't have to worry about her being home too many hours by herself. Aside from being an experienced and knowledgeable pet-sitter, Michele is a delightful person to humans too! I would highly recommend Michele to anyone needing a happy, loving home-away-from-home for their special pup.
This was our first time using DogVacay and we couldn't have had a better experience. Our 8 month old lab, Tango, had a blast with Michele, her two pups, and her other doggie guests : ) You just cannot place a price tag on the patience Michele extended to our pup. He was nervous on the first day/night (this was his first time away from home as well) and she was so kind and patient with him which we felt was invaluable. She sent us pictures via email or text every day to keep us updated on Tango's adventures and well-being. He truly had a wonderful vacation of his own. My husband and I were able to relax and not worry since Michele treated our pup like she would one of her own. We will definitely book with Michele again and highly recommend her.
There really are no words to describe the appreciation we have for Michele, nor the peace of mind we have in her care for our boy Trip. Her care and compassion for the animals she guests is extraordinary. As parents, we are constantly updated with e-mails and photos of our boy having a blast. We travel +20 miles to Michele's and I can't even begin to thank her enough for always being so accommodating and flexible with her time and ours. Truthfully, it's our pup's reaction to her and his enthusiasm he expresses to toward Michele and her home that keeps us coming back. He's thrilled to be there, and as his parents, that provides so much relief and confidence. Michele is not just Trip's care taker when we are away, she has grown into our family friend and we couldn't be more grateful nor more appreciative!
Michele was absolutely wonderful . My dog had recently and surgery and lost part of his stomach and all of his spleen. I know he was in good hands with Michele. Gail Edwards
Michele is the BEST
Excellent…as always!
We can't say enough about the wonderful care Michele provided for our two dogs! Michele is passionate about what she does and her love for animals is evident. We missed our dogs so much when away, but we knew Michele was taking care of them just like she would her own. We received lots of photos and detailed updates from Michele, so we were able to enjoy our trip and not worry about our pooches. They were both very happy and healthy when we picked them up and honestly, I think they were sad to leave! :) Thank you, Michele, for everything!!!
We love bringing our lab to Michele... she does such a great job with the dogs she cares for! She makes sure our dog gets her medicine, gets outside for walks and playtime and sends us pictures and updates while we are away. This is her job and she is very good at it!
Our dog, Marley, had the pleasure of spending 3 weeks with Michele and her pups while we traveled to Europe for our 2nd honeymoon. Michele is such a wonderful caregiver that we traveled without any worries. She provided email updates with photos. We wholeheartedly recommend her services. Michele will be our first choice whenever we need a place for Marley to stay while we travel.
Another excellent stay with Michele!
This review is long overdue but I can honestly say that Michelle was super sweet and so good with our sweet girl! She was easy going (especially when we had delays in our travel) and so accommodating given the circumstances. I loved the fact that she kept in contact with me on a daily basis to let me know how Bailey was doing and sent pics of her playing. As hard as it is to leave her and as I much as I miss her when we're away, I felt relieved and comfortable in knowing that Bailey was in good hands while at Michelle's house!
Michele is just wonderful! She is patient, loving and dedicated to her pets. I am totally confident in having my 2 dogs stay with her.
Awesome as always. Once again, Louie arrived with a bellyache thanks to me giving him a new kind of treat. Michele took care of him and fixed him right up! Thanks Michele!
Michele was an excellent hostess! She is a warm, caring person who obviously loves dogs. Cinnabon had such a good time with her Trixie and the other guest dogs that I wasn't sure he wanted to come home! Michele was very accommodating when I needed to change the length of my trip. I will definitely leave my boy with her again.
Michele took such good care of our baby, Cody, while we were away. He had so much fun with Trixie and the other dogs that he didn't want to leave when I came to pick him up. Michele is such a sweet person and I don't know what we would have done if we never found her! We will definitely be repeat guests.
Michele was an outstanding host for our dog for 6 nights. She gave us photo updates and let us know how he was doing by email. She has a beautiful home that is welcoming to dogs. He came home tired but happy. We will definitely ask Michele to take care of Marley when we next need to board him.
Have lost count on how many times Michele has lovingly cared for Louie! This time, she celebrated his birthday with him during our absence. : )
I have rarely met a more knowledgeable, helpful and conscientious dog sitter in my experience of hiring sitters. Michele is great with dogs and very knowledgeable about taking care of them and knowing what they need. We had a great trip away and didn't worry about our little guy a bit! Peace of mind is so important and Michelle knows how to deliver. I highly recommend!
As always, fantastic care by Michele! Louie was sick, woke her up in the middle of the first night, pooped on the floor…she was so kind and took care of him better than I do at home! And never even complained like I do, haha. He was fine, she fixed him right up. He was happy and healthy when I picked him up!
If you love your dog as much as we do, we have found there is only one person we trust, and that's Michele! We searched high and low for someone who would love our pup in the same way we do and we found her. Michele provides our pup with the same love and attention and provides a safe and caring environment that make us feel like we can go out of town without a worry especially with her daily updates via emails, photos and videos. From a consist scheduled to the walks and playtime, Michele gives our pup an environment that makes her feel like she's at home with us!
Gracie had a wonderful time with her visit. Michele gives so much love,hugs and attention that Gracie surely didn't miss us while we were gone. Her dogs Tootsie and Trixie get along well with Gracie and Michele sent pictures and updates during her visit. This was a repeat stay over and I would highly recommend Michele as a hostess with the mostest!!
Our yellow lab had a great time with Michele and her two dogs. Taking care of her boarding dogs is Michele's full time concern ~ in just a few minutes you can just tell how connected she is to all the dogs she takes in. She goes out of her way to make sure she understands all of your dogs needs and keeps you updated while you are away. We would definitely board again with Michele!
Michele was an amazing host to our dog. We received daily updates and pictures which really reassured us that our dog was doing well in her capable hands. We will definitely be requesting her the next time we travel. She is extremely trustworthy and caring - I would highly recommend her to anyone looking for pet care!
I manage a vet hospital here in Cumming, GA. We almost exclusively bring our pet Willow with us everywhere we go. I have had some not so nice boarding experiences in the past and was looking for an alternative. That is when I read up about and decided to do a meet and greet with Michele and her pups. As soon as my wife and I met Michele and her pups, we knew immediately that this was where Willow was going to stay (vacation), while we left the state. She had a blast! Michele was kind enough to send us text and e-mail messages including photo's and videos. To see the smile on Willow's face, we knew she was super comfortable and was having a ball with Michele and her pups. We were thoroughly at ease and were able to completely enjoy our visit to NY. Thanks to Michele, we are now willing to take more vacations knowing Willow has a great and safe place to stay....... Mike
Michele is wonderful host. It was the first time I left my Shiba boy for a trip. My doubts and anxiousness was quickly shoveled away. Getting images and updates every day was very soothing. Michele did a great job looking after my dog. He looked very happy and a little bit exhausted from all the fun he had in the past few days! Michele's other dog Trixie in the house is a great dog too. It's fun to watch them playing together.

Have confidence and trust this host. 5 stars.
Awesome as always!
Not sure if I'm supposed to review every stay...It may get old soon because I plan to take Louie there very often! Michele is awesome. Pictures of Lou at bedtime, fresh cookies for our trip...what more can you ask for???
I normally do not post reviews but this experience has been so wonderful that I had to. Michele accepted my dog D'jango last minute and she has taken such good care of him. She sent me updates and photos of him regularly and was always available when I wanted to check on him. D'jango always seemed to come back from boarding at a facility very depressed and distant, so I am so happy that he was able to spend time with Michele loving him like her own and playing with her friendly dogs too! Thanks Michele!
I finally found a place where I don't feel guilty leaving my dog!!! Michele is extremely attentive and loving, sends an update and picture of how your dog is doing and is just the ultimate dog lover. Couldn't ask for a better place to leave my little guy. Have already made 2 additional reservations with her! Thank you Michele!
F-A-N-T-A-S-T--I-C! Our dogs are enrolled in a really good, cage-free daycare/boarding facility to begin with, but I wanted a more relaxed, "home" environment for them since we have a long 15-day international vacation coming up later in the year and we travel quite frequently. I found DogVacay and Michele, sent the girls for a playday to make sure that they liked Michele and her girls and vice versa, and then reserved them for a 7-day stay shortly thereafter. I can't say enough good things about their "away-mom" but, safe to say, we will not take our girls anywhere else from now on. They came home happy and healthy and were even a little reluctant to leave. When we're on vacation - while they're with Michele - they're on vacation too. Michele treats them like they are one of her own; showering them with love and kisses and lots of exercise. They have great play mates with Michele's 2 pups too. While we were away, we were updated daily with texts, emails and even a video of the girls playing, which allowed us the time to enjoy ourselves and not worry about their well-being. We finally have the peace-of-mind that every dog owner searches for when having to leave their dog-children behind. Many thanks to Michele, Kevin and her girls for opening their home and offering us the perfect alternative to a boarding facility.

Linda & Steve Margolius
Found Michele thru DogVacay because she was in our area, Suwanee/Cumming. Her home is lovely, you would never know she boards dogs there!! She is a sweet, caring lady, her two dogs are friendly and accepting. Our Labradoodle, who has anxiety and digestive issues, did phenomanaly well with Michele.
When we boarded him in the past, always in a place that had all day doggie play/daycare, and night kenneling, he would come home sick with diarhhea and vomiting. We have had two multi- night night experiences with Michele and our boy has come home healthy and happy!!!
I highly recommend Michele and her dog sitting service !!
Michele was awesome! She obviously loves dogs and was terrific about getting in touch with us...both prior to Gus' (our dog) arrival as well as staying in touch with us throughout his visit. I felt very comfortable leaving Gus in her care knowing that he would be loved:) Thank you!
I have 2 small Maltese Yorkies and am one of those crazy dog ladies who thinks of her dogs as children. When we travel, leaving them behind is the absolute hardest part. Who in the world would take them in--of course we wouldn't consider a kennel--and care for them similar to the care and routine they have at home? I stumbled upon DogVacay while panicking and looking for a suitable solution to leaving them in good care hopefully in someone's home. I immediately found Michele's profile and began corresponding with her and was anxious to meet her. She impressed me right away--from her home and her overall organization, to the attention to detail explaining how she would care for my dogs. She offered to even sleep with them if they had trouble being without me--because they sleep with me. During their stay, they were very closely cared for, had play time, walking time, loving time...and even slept in her bedroom at the foot of her bed. The other dogs she had that week served as great playmates and good distractions for my dogs. After staying at Michele's, I'm pretty sure my dogs were bored to be back at their own house. I feel so relieved that I found Michele and DogVacay, and will now feel a sense of comfort when we travel--leaving my babies behind. Thank you Michele for the outstanding care and emails with pictures daily--you are truly an awesome lady that I'm glad to know!
Michele was fantastic! I will certainly use her again. In fact, I have already referred her to my neighbor.
We have one older and one younger dog so they require a little different treatment throughout the day. She accommodated both perfectly by going on long walks with our (very curious) puppy and allowing our older Golden Retreiver to go on shorter walks later in the day.
I recommend Michele for anyone looking for a worry-free vacation without their pets. Thanks Michele!!!!
I really can't say enough about Michele. From our first meeting she was so welcoming and sweet, and loving with our dog Jack! I was immediately comfortable with her home and could see how much she loves dogs. More importantly, Michele is clearly the Alpha with these animals. She emailed pictures and information during our vacation keeping us up to date on all the fun Jack was having, it was so nice to not worry about him while we were gone! I would recommend her to anyone I know needing a dog sitter! Thank you Michele!
We are completely delighted to have established connection with Michele.
Sasha is shy and a little submissive by nature. It was a pleasant surprise to watch our dog, Sasha, play with her new playmate, Trixie. The credit goes to Michele and her team to bring about such a positive change in Sasha's behavior.

Additionally, Michele is an extremely loving and caring. She is very knowledgeable about dogs which helped us to believe that Sasha was in safe hands. She had no hesitation in feeding raw food to Sasha and was willing to meet any of our other requirements.

Michele ensures the dogs get sufficient exercise in a day followed by yummy treats. She was kind enough to share the recipe of her home-made dog cookies.

We will certainly board Sasha at Michele's place in the future.
Thank you so much Michele for the wonder care of our precious pups, Beau and Tedi. This is the FIRST time we have ever gone outside the home for care and really appreciate the great experience. I have never seen such well behaved, run down, happy pups! Speaks volumes about your experience and true love for animals. Beau and Tedi look forward to visiting with you, Kevin, trixie and tootsie again in September. We appreciate you!
-Bart, Carolyn, Beau and Tedi O.
Michelle was awesome!! She has a wonderful home and backyard and was so warm and welcoming to us and our 2 dogs! She acclimated my dogs quickly to their new surroundings and new friends ( her dogs)! She communicated with me frequently and was open to calls to check on them! They had not been boarded in years and did great and were right at home when I came to pick them up! She walks them frequently and I will definitely use her again and recommend her to ally friends who live in the area!!
Michele was wonderful! We knew within a few minutes after meeting her, that our dog would be well taken care of and that there would be no need to worry about him while we were gone! She sent us pictures of our dog and frequent updates, which reassured us that he was adjusting and doing well. She took him out for frequent walks with her two dogs and she made homemade dog biscuits for them. She is such a lovely and fun person and she loves dogs! We are so thankful we didn't have to leave our dog in a kennel and he had a wonderful "home" to go to while we were gone. We would highly recommend Michele to anyone and will definitely use her again.
We just had our first experience with Michele keeping our Shih Tuz. It was obvious that Michele loves dogs and we were very pleased with the care our dog received. We had used a popular kennel for several years but now that we have experienced the attention Michelle gives our little dog, we will try to use the service Michelle provides.
We were extremely happy with our host Michele. It was our best DogVacay experience! She has two other dogs who served as great entertainment for our puppy. Michele kept us informed via text and email throughout our dog's stay with her. She is very knowledgeable about everything dog related given her experience as a pet owner and sitter. Our little guy was in great hands. One of the best things she did was take our dog out to her backyard so we would not hear him cry as we were leaving. Michele took great care of our dog. With a three mile daily walk and his two built-in playmates, our dog came home happy and tired.

Nancy B.
Michele is amazing! I received an email letting me know how my dog was doing, and all the fun he was having, which gave me peace of mind while I was away. She was very caring and loving, and provided him with all the attention he normally gets at home, including baking him homemade dog treats! I highly recommend Michele to anyone and will be leaving my dog in her tender loving care in the future!
I have only one word for my experience with Michele T, WOW. I have never left my dog with anyone besides family before, and I have to admit I was a bit nervous when I booked a stay on Dogvacay because I have an irrational fear of my dog being mistreated...he is like my child. However, as soon as I met Michele and her wonderful dogs Trixie and Tootsie my fears instantly washed away. She took care of my baby Rex exactly like I would have (which is no easy task becasue Rex is a 2 year old boxer but 100% puppy). His energy levels were no problem for the active and engaging Michele T. Every day she took the dogs on walks, to dog parks, and played with them in her HUGE backyard. It is clear that Michele loves animals and takes care of all the animals she is watching like they are her own. She bathed rex, washed his harness and leash, and washed his dog bed. She exceeded my expectations on every level and then some. Every day I had updates and pictures of my sweet Rex having a blast, and the best part is he slept for a day straight after his stay with Michele. I Could not have asked for a better host nor will I ever use a different host. She was spectacular and it would be a wrong of you not to board your pet with Michele.
Michele, Tootsie and Trixie were great hostesses! We started with a meet and greet the weekend before. Michele was very flexible and willing to meet so Gracie would be comfortable when she came for her stay over. She asked specific questions so Gracie's routine wouldn't be interrupted and gave her lots of attention including the introduction to her dogs. Gracie fit right in and was happy to go back for her stay over. We have previously used "doggie resorts" to board her, but this home atmosphere was so much better. She was free to roam the house and went for walks and to a dog park. Michele sent us pictures. We definately would use Michele again and you should too!!!
Michele was great! She answered all of our questions quickly. We were very comfortable leaving Cali with her and would gladly do so again.
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