The Dawghaus: Pet Play and Stay

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Michele G.

21 Reviews
7 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 7 days notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 25 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:

Pet Requirements

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

Michele's Resident Pets

Labrador Retriever
8 yr 8 mo old

Michele's House

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

About Michele

40 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
I love all animals, worked in a veterinary hospital in my 20’s. I've had dogs, cats, guinea pigs, turtles, lizards, fish, all my life.

Your pet will feel right at home and well cared for. You can be assured that your pet will get individual attention, lots of play and exercise, and the same level of TLC you provide at home!

I will not accept any more overnight guests from DogVacay than I can comfortably handle. This will allow me to spend the quality time that each guest deserves. I can play fetch for hours or just sit and cuddle. Or other activities like belly rubs, a good brushing, playing with toys, house play, etc. al.

My lovable black lab gets along with all dogs, cats, and most critters. She is very gentle and laid back, after a few minutes of excited “get to know you” sniffs and love grunts. She wants to be friends with everyone.

Most of my days are spent at home, with the exception of some errands, outings with friends and volunteer activities. Your pup will have very little unsupervised time.

My son lives with me and enjoys playing with the dogs and helps care for them. 2 laid back, loving, human companions for the price of one :) We are both very respectful of each dogs needs.

I live in a quiet, centrally located neighborhood with easy access to I-35 in Shawnee Ks. I have a large, grassy backyard with 2 large oak trees and a 3 foot chain link fence so there is plenty of room for your pets to run and play. There are 4 steps from the door to the the patio, leading to a large chain link fenced back yard. An air conditioned house, and when it is nice enough to turn the air off I leave the back door open, giving the dogs free run of the yard and house. and when it gets really hot i have Foster and Smith doggy pool I'll set up for them.

Drop off and pick up hours are mutually agreed upon. You will need to bring your pets food and treats for the duration of their stay, If you kennel them, please bring it. And if you choose, you are welcome to send a favorite toy, or anything else that will help them feel at home. all pets must be up to date on vaccinations, flee and worm free.

Thank you. I look forward to meeting you and making your best friend ~my best friend.

NOTE: I now require all pet parents to fill out a DawgHaus form (helps us to decide if your pup would be a good fit in my home) and then have a meet-n-greet before accepting a reservation. Thank you for your understanding.
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Can administer oral medicine
Can administer injected medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Separation anxiety
  • Leash Pulling

Michele G.

21 Reviews
7 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 7 days notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 25 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:


  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated February 15, 2017


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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Michele's Home
$25 /night
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 2 - 4 hours/day
  • 5+ potty breaks/day
  • 0 walk/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
Daycare At Michele's Home
$25 /day
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/day
$15 each way
  • Willing to travel 15 miles
21 Reviews
Michele's place is made for pet sitting! Large breeds, like my Greyhound, have plenty of room to play, lounge, and socialize. My dog loved his time at Michele's place.
This was the first time using a service to watch Madison (Lab/Great Dane). Michele was great and the experience was very positive. I received multiple pictures each day and one of Madison sprawled out on a bed resting. I will definitely use Michele again as I know Madison was is great hands and well taken care of.
Our dog loves going to Michele's house and loves playing with her dog saMOKie. Michele is great with dogs and sends us picture updates throughout his stay. Michele has a great yard for him to play in and plenty of toys and bones available. We look forward to using Michele for boarding/daycare again!
Our pups stayed with Michele for a long weekend and came home exhausted! They seemed to really enjoy playing with her dog and like Michele a lot. She did great with our special needs (deaf) pup, and was very friendly and responsive to us. She also sent great pictures which is a huge plus and helped us feel more comfortable while we were away. Will rebook!
Bubbles really enjoyed her stay. The host provided many picture updates, which was nice. Would definitely use again.
Our golden retriever puppy stayed with Michele for 5 days over the Christmas holiday. It was our first time leaving her, so finding the right home was important. After meeting with Michele, I was certain she would be safe and cared for. Not to mention Jane had the best time playing with Michele's dog, Samokie!! We received picture updates daily, which was really nice. A few days before our departure, Jane came down with an eye and vulva infection. She needed eye drops three times a day and oral meds twice. I was concerned, but Michele faithfully administered the medication. We are very happy with Jane's stay and would recommend Michele's services to all our friends and family. We will certainly have Jane stay with Michele again in the future!
Michelle is fantastic!
This was my first time using DogVacay, so I wasn't sure about how everything worked. Michele was very patient with me and helped walk me through the process. She was quite prompt with her communication, which was extremely helpful. I found Michele to be very welcoming when I arrived with my dog at her home. She took the time to show me around her huge back yard and introduce me to her super sweet dog. She had no problems accommodating my 100# pooch, and she sent me daily photos. Michele was more than gracious in allowing me to pick up my dog at 2:00 am. He was happy and seemed like he had a great time. I will definitely use Michele again, and I highly recommend her to anyone.
Michele was great! Appreciate the semi-last minute booking! Dugan got along great with SaMOKie. :)
Annie had a wonderful time staying with Michele, and I really appreciated the daily pictures she sent me. Thank you for taking such good care of her. I would absolutely take Annie there again.
Michele kept our baby for 10 days, and she was awesome. Our dog felt right at home. She enjoyed playing with Michele's very friendly lab, and the fenced in backyard gave the dogs plenty of room to explore. Michele treated our dog like a member of her family. She asked a lot of questions up front to ensure our dog's every need was met, including daily medication. We received photos every day to show us how things were going. We will definitely use Michele again.
KC was very well cared for during his vacay, I would definitely use Michelle again. He was very active and came home tired, that means a good time playing! Thank you, Michelle
Michele was great! I'm always nervous leaving Keira anywhere. Michele's home was very clean. She had put the other dogs outside in her back yard so Keira could just sniff around for a while by herself and then took her out to meet the others. It was very stress free and I think it really helped Keira not be so anxious as she often is with meeting new puppies and new places. She has a large back yard that is fenced in which I think the dogs really enjoy! I got pictures and text updates throughout the weekend which was so nice. I know Keira had a good time and after meeting Michele and seeing her home I wasn't nervous at all leaving my fur baby with her. Will definitely book again!
I would not hesitate to use Michele, again; she seems great with furry friends, is very responsive to messages/texts & has a nice fenced-in backyard! I was new to the area and was searching online for a place to board our dog while going out-of-town for a weekend when I came across the Dog Vacay website (never heard of it, before). I liked the idea, since our lab hates going to the kennel (I feel guilty dropping her off with her tail between her legs, it makes me sad, as if I am a bad parent), so I thought DogVacay was worth a try. To ease any concerns I had, I requested a "Meet-N-Greet" before booking a reservation and enjoyed talking to Michele. When dropping Darcy (the dog) off, her tail was wagging and she was pulling toward Michele and the house, so I guess the Meet-N-Greet had left a positive impression on Darcy, as well. Thanks to Michele, my first experience with DogVacay could not have been better.
Michelle was amazing!! She was very kind and caring in dealing with my high maintenance boy who didn't make it easy. He had been injured and had a bandaged paw. He challenged her by chewing off his bandage every chance he got. Michelle bandaged him back up and took really good care of him. I would happily take my dogs back to Michelle for another DogVacy (if she will have them). Thanks again Michelle, we appreciate the care you gave our dogs while we were away!!
Our two year old Pom had a great time with Michele! We were a bit skeptical about him being with other especially bigger dogs but Michele assured us he did great and also sent us pictures of him hanging out with SaMOKie. She sent us regular updates and pictures. Will certainly recommend her to anyone looking for a vacay home for their dogs.
Our trip was last minute and we have 3 Med sized dogs. Michelle helped us out without a hitch. And. She lives so close it was very convenient. She sent us pix and let us know our furry friends were doing great. Thank You Michelle!
My Son Michael, who owns "Charlie" and is in his last year of Vet School, was very impressed with Michele. While we were away on vacation he received photos and notes everyday assuring him that "Charlie" was in great hands and very relaxed. He came away feeling his long time buddy had a great time and was very well taken care of by Michele and her family. We would certainly use Michele again if the opportunity ever presented itself.
Michele was a phenomenal host, she has a very well kept house with a big backyard and loves taking care of dogs. I will definitely use again!
Michele was very accommodating to our needs and to our dogs needs.. An obvious dog lover. Our two pampered poodles seem to enjoy the visit and play time with Michele's black lab. Pictures were emailed and we touched base several times during the week. We will definitely use this pet sitter again.

Mo Childers
Michele was great! She has a perfect set up with plenty of room and really seems to be an animal lover. She has a calm manner that made both my dogs comfortable very quickly despite the new surroundings.
The communication was great and let me relax while the dogs were having fun.
We will definitely contact Michele for future dog vacays!
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