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Michelle H.

24 Reviews
7 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within a few days
  • Cancellation Policy:

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
All Ages OK

Michelle's Apartment

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Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture

About Michelle

8 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
I love all animals, especially those perfect canine critters!

I share an apartment with my boyfriend, Andrew, in beautiful Echo Park. We're so happy to be in a neighborhood colored by the constant motion of dogs and their owners going about the activities of their daily lives.

I work as an art director at USC and Andrew is a physician. We both enjoy hiking around Echo Park and Griffith Park, giving pets to the local dogs, and discovering new places to brunch. I am also a certified yoga and reiki instructor and promise to provide a safe and compassionate environment for your best friend.

I offer the following professional services:
- walking/hiking before or after work and weekends
- overnights on weekends
- positive reinforcement
- bake homemade organic dog treats, and cater to any type of diet restrictions such as vegetarian, gluten-free, etc.

We are looking forward to meeting you and your dog(s)!

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Can administer oral medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Separation anxiety
  • Leash Pulling

Michelle H.

24 Reviews
7 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within a few days
  • Cancellation Policy:


  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated December 11, 2016


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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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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Michelle's Home
$40 /night
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 1 - 2 hours/day
  • 5+ potty breaks/day
  • 3+ walks/day
  • Pets will sleep in their own beds
Dog Walking
$20 /half-hour
$30 /hour
  • Willing to travel 8 miles
$5 each way
  • Willing to travel 8 miles
24 Reviews
Michelle takes great care of our dogs! She sends pictures of their walks, and sometimes includes hilarious captions. I really feel they get great attention from her.
Michelle took amazing care of our dog and sent us picture updates twice a day!! It was a relief knowing he was in such great hands!!
Michelle was super helpful and accommodating! Her and her boyfriend made it a super comforting experience. Lots of pet photos and information daily. I felt totally comfortable leaving River with her. She even accommodated an extra day when my plans changed last minute.
Michelle & Andrew were great! They sent me lots of photo updates and worked around our schedule. Our pup Cali came back relaxed and happy! I will definitely use them again!
Michelle and Andrew were fantastic! I was gone for 5 days and felt confident the whole time that my dog was getting the love and attention that he needs. The best part was receiving the daily photo updates. Will definitely book again!
Michelle is awesome. I left my husky with her for a whole week after meeting her once. I could tell she was a total dog lover, was completely responsible and a great communicator. She took great care of my dog and was extremely flexible! I will definitely take her back to Michelle :)
Michelle was SUPER accommodating and very nice. She was very professional and trustworthy right off the bat. I had no reservations after doing our meet and greet. Really appreciated the cute and funny photos she took for me daily. I will definitely be coming back!
Michelle and Andrew were wonderful. They sent pictures everyday and our dog Cora seemed like she had a great time. They put our minds at ease and would definitely book them again in the future.
Michelle was awesome!!!!
Michelle and Andrew were great with Polly. They sent pictures every day, which I loved, and I could tell she was in good hands. She seemed to adjust well and I could tell they gave her a lot of attention and know she got regular walks. I'll definitely have Polly stay with them again!
My pup Olive had such a great time at Michelle's house, I would 100% book with her again. Michelle sent a ton of updates, which was great since I'm a bit of an anxious dog owner. Olive seemed to get a ton of walks around Echo Park and came back happy and well rested.
Michelle and Andrew were great as usual! The dogs are clearly comfortable with them and I love the pictures Michelle sends everyday. They are very happy repeat guests. You can tell that Michelle and Andrew are good with dogs and give them great attention. Thank you both!
Michelle is experienced at hosting, and very responsible. I really appreciated all the photos and updates she she sent! She's a great communicator, and was very flexible with us. My dogs looked happy in the pictures. They received frequent walks and belly rubs. They were relaxed and happy when we picked them up. They were in great hands. Thank you!
Michelle was great with Sasha. She kept me up to date with photos of their daily adventures - hikes through Elysian Park and walks around Echo Park Lake. It's great to have found somebody I can trust with Sasha while I'm out of town. And I always come home to a very happy and tired dog. :)
Michelle was great with Sasha! And I loved receiving updates and photos everyday. We would recommend her to anybody looking for a caring, responsible dog sitter. Thanks!!
Ultimately we were happy to leave our dogs with Michelle. We got them back healthy and happy. There was just one problem with the puppy. I got her back smelling of pee and saw that she had soiled her blanket and crate multiple times, essentially meaning she hadn’t been taken out to pee nearly enough. I had to throw away the blankets because I couldn’t get the smell and stains out.
Michelle was very helpful, and Bessy obviously had a great time!
Michelle and Andrew were DREAM doggie sitters! The communication beforehand was perfect and super helpful.

Not only that, while they were hosting Pickle they were sending all sorts of adorable pictures and updates. I felt like Pickle was staying with old friends!

An absolute dream!!
They're such great hosts. They took wonderful care of my dog, Saul and he had a blast! His vacation looked more fun than mine.
Michelle is just incredible. I just got my puppy but had to leave town for a couple nights, and Rocko couldn't have been in better hands :). We will definitely be using her again!!!
Michelle is incredible and we feel so lucky to have found her. She went above and beyond in taking care of our pup, providing her with lots of exercise and attention and a comfortable, loving environment. Michelle is a highly responsible and conscientious person and was a great communicator, sending us photo updates of our dog's vacay daily. I would recommend Michelle in a heartbeat. Thank you, Michelle!
Michelle & Andrew are amazing! They loved, sheltered and kept company our mature dog, Lucy, over the 4th of July knowing that she gets spooked by fireworks. All the love and attention kept her calm and she had an amazing time! They sent us updates and the cutest photos of Lucy relaxing in their great home. They also dog-sat her with another sweet dog, Lola, and even though I was worried as Lucy is usually solo - Michelle was a total pro and the two dogs were pals in no time. With the treats and walks around the nearby Echo Park, Lucy had a great vacation! They have our highest recommendation!
Michelle and Andrew are amazing dog-sitters. As soon as I met them, I knew they would take great care of our pup, Shadowfax. They were so happy to meet her, and it seems obvious that they just love dogs! They are super friendly, caring, and seem very responsible. They asked all the right questions about our dog, and I left feeling confident they would take the best care of her. Michelle sent me many photos during the stay, which I loved. I would definitely choose them again to watch our pup. Thank you Michelle and Andrew!
Michelle is amazing. She took great care of Wallace. I am so glad to have found such a wonderful host. I almost don't want to leave a positive review because I would rather keep Michelle to myself ;)
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