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Mike and Darlene C.

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55 Reviews
22 Repeat Guests
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Pet Requirements

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

Mike and Darlene's House

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Children at home (5-12 years old)
Medium Yard
100% fenced
Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside

About Mike and Darlene

20 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
We currently offer doggy daycare or overnight boarding while you are away.We are a family of four which includes children ages 11 and 13 who love dogs and giving them lots of love and attention!

Your dog will have free range of our home where he/she may find a spot that is comfortable.

I am home with your your dog during the day.Walks will be provided throughout the day and evening .We also have a great dog park in Aurora that we have taken many dogs that are good for the park .We have a fenced yard that your dog is free to play and roam.

We are experienced dog owners.We loved our yellow lab Whiskey for 13 years.We look forward to meeting you and your dog.All dogs welcome.Our home is smoke free! Kennel cough vaccination is highly recommended.
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Mike and Darlene C.

Online Now!
55 Reviews
22 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 10 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:


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  • Last updated January 20, 2017


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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Mike and Darlene's Home
$35 /night
  • Watches up to 4 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 1 - 2 hours/day
  • Dogs will have full access outside for potty breaks
  • 2 walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
Daycare At Mike and Darlene's Home
$30 /day
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/day
$15 /bath
55 Reviews
Great family hosts for our golden retriever.
What a great experience for our puppy. He seemed very well taken care of. I will definitely call Darlene and Mike again.
Our dog was with Mike and Darlene for 10 days. Coco adjusted very well, and they made her feel like part of their family, they treated her as if she was their own dog. We recieved pictures and updates on a regular basis. We would not hesitate in using Mike and Darlene again, and we would definantley recommend them to our family and friends.
Our dog Maggie stayed overnight and I immediately felt comfortable leaving her with Mike and Darlene. They have a clean home with lots of space. They sent a video within 1 hour of dropping her off and I was happy that Maggie was having a good time playing fetch. The next day when we picked up Maggie, I was happy to hear that although she was anxious at first, she was able to adjust. The next time I need a place for Maggie to stay, I will not hesitate to use their services again!
Darlene, gave my little rescue Mindy a loving and caring environment to spend the day at. I loved the photo i received in the afternoon, and the update. I'll definitely be using Darlene again.
Our puppy, Eddie, had a great time at Mike and Darlene's home!
While we were on vacation, we were sent daily pictures and updates. He even made a new dog friend while he was there.
Eddie came home calm and happy. He even smelled good from his recent bath:)
We will definitely have Eddie stay with Mike and Darlene again.
if you want to be worry free when you when you leave your pet, choose mike and Darlene.

Thay where amazing from start to finish!
There home is beautiful and spotless and our gsd sheriff had full run of it and was treated like part of there family.

A wonderful experience and I would definitely recommend them to anyone.

Thanks Mike and Darlene!
Mike and Darlene were great in understanding our specific situation and catering to us and our dog. I left my 8 month old Alaskan malamute who is still a puppy and very much still behaves like one and they did a great job in providing me with peace of mind. Although my pup was a handful he seemed to enjoy his time on vacation! Thank you Darlene and Mike:)
All i can say is if you truly want to have your mind at ease while you're away from your doggy, this is the place for you. Mike & Darlene's Family are the most knowledgable, kind, caring and down to earth people you will meet. Your doggy will never be alone and they will care for him just like their own. I had never been away from my dog for more than 2 days and i have never left him with anyone else than my parents but since i moved to Toronto from Montreal, my parents are not an option anymore so I started researching and researching and i am SOO thankful to have found Mike & Darlene. My dog Jaki fell inlove with them and didn't want to come back home. He actually went through a 1 day depression when he came back home!!!! I got daily updates and pictures from them while they were on walks, dog parks or simply playing in their big fenced back yard. Take my word and put ur trust in them, you will not regret it. I can now travel in peace and i know Jaki can't wait to go back there and see his new family and friends! Their home is truly the definition of a Doggy Vacay!

Thank you so much Mike & Darlene!
Alex & Jaki
Hello! We left our GSD with Darlene and Mike for two weeks. We had never left our dog for so long and we're feeling anxious about leaving her with strangers. The meet n greet helped ease our worries as we quickly noticed that Darlene and Mike love dogs. We also liked that there were kids in the house as Blaze is used to having kids around. Blaze seemed right at home. Blaze had some territorial issues when it came to the other dogs in the house but Darlene and Mike were able to correct this behaviour quickly and she soon fell into a routine. They are amazing with the dogs. The daily pictures that were sent to us showed us that Blaze was not stressed and enjoying her vacation too. So mush so that we were afraid she wouldn't want to come home! We truly and highly recommend Darlene and Mike to anyone that is looking for a safe, loving environment for his/her dog. We will definitely not hesitate to call on them next time we need to go away.
Thank you Darlene for taking such a good care of Augie and sending us pictures and videos. After a week with Darlene and Mike he came home happy and content, well exercised and socialized. I will most definitely bring him back.
Our dog April has enjoied 3 days with Mike and Darlene, we like the daily update, and I can feel April are happy and healthy when returned home, thanks for taking good care of April. Amy
Very Excellent! They sent videos and pictures of Alice every single day and Alice seemed to have a great time there... Thank you so much!
Mike and Darlene were incredibly welcoming to our dog Eddie. He enjoyed his stay with them so much, that he didn't want to come home! They took such good care of them; we will definitely be taking Eddie there again :)
Our dog Bear, spent a week with Mike & Darlene and had a blast! He was exhausted when he got home.

Their home is immaculate - hard to believe they have any dogs in their home and I know my dog sheds.

Mike and Darlene clearly have a love and passion for dogs and take great care of them. I love the fact our fur-baby is in a home and on his own vacation while we're away. I would highly recommend Mike & Darlene.
We have been looking for a suitable place to board our dog for a while now, and we have found it! Mark and Darlene are great hosts who took time to learn about our Golden, Cooper, and accommodate him to the best of their abilities. We got updates everyday, and when we picked Cooper up he almost didn't want to leave! Definitely coming back in the future.
We just boarded our 2 dogs for two and a half weeks with Mike and Darlene for the first time. One dog is old and has a medical issue and one is younger. We recently adopted the younger one from a Rescue organization and worried that she would feel rejected again as she had not been with us for very long.
When we met Darlene and Mike at the Meet and Greet we immediately felt comfortable with them and made a decision right away that this was where we wanted to board our dogs. Since it was the first time, we of course still worried about them but we received updates every day with photos and some videos which gave us enormous confidence as to how well they were being taken care of.
We came back to 2 happy healthy dogs and we are very happy with the whole experience. Darlene and Mike's home is incredibly dog friendly and the atmosphere is completely relaxed. They are willing to do anything to make the dogs feel comfortable with them and we would highly recommend them to anyone looking for an excellent place to board their dogs. They paid attention to and dealt positively with the individual needs of our dogs.
We could not have been more satisfied with this experience and will definitely board our dogs again with Darlene and Mike.
I left our 14 year old Shih Tzu with Darlene and Mike for 3 nights. She had only stayed with family before. It was a very positive experience. They made sure that she was able to follow her regular routine as much as possible. She will definitely be going back!
We had some difficulty with the dogvacay site and Mike & Darlene were very understanding and helpful. They were extremely pleasant and friendly when we met them and communicated with us while our dog was at their place. Net it was a very positive experience for us and we will definitely use them in the future
I am so happy that we had the opportunity to leave our dog Buzz with Mike and Darlene. Buzz is an incredibly energetic pup and needs a lot of love and attention - and Mike and Darlene were the perfect pair. This was the first time my husband and I went away and left Buzz with someone other than family, so we were so happy to get daily updates, photos and emails of our big guy! Not only were Mike and Darlene super responsive leading up to the booking, but they really took care of meeting our every need. We would definitely recommend Mike and Darlene and know who we can reach out to the next time we're going away :)
Nothing but positive things to say about Darlene and Mike!! They were very understanding and accommodating when we had last minute date changes. They're family setting was perfect for our golden retriever, Ruby. I could see how happy she was in the daily pictures that Darlene sent me. Highly recommended!!
I had a last minute request to Mike & Darlene that was answered very quickly with no difficulty. Our dog is a little nervous to leave home but Darlene's calm and caring attitude helped him to have a great experience. They have a beautiful home that any dog would love. Highly satisfied!
This was our first time leaving our puppy with anyone and it was a great experience. Mike & Darlene made Wesley feel comfortable when he was unsure about the new surroundings. They made contact with me mid-day to let me know the Wesley was doing well and event sent a short video of him playing in the yard with their family. Wesley was happy & tired when I picked him up. I really appreciated them playing with him throughout the day so that he wasn't crazy when I brought him home.

Would leave my puppy with Mike & Darlene again.
Alaska, Maya (Siberian Huskies), and Lucy (Morkie) had their first DogVacay experience at Mike and Darlene’s for 8 days while our family went on vacation, and we could not have been happier with the care they provided! The love and affection they showed our pups was obvious, as they consistently sent pictures and updates of their daily walks and dog park visits. Upon entering their household, my dogs felt comfortable, safe and right at home. It was a complete worry-free, stress-free, and hassle-free experience. The best decision we made! I recommend Mike and Darlene to anyone looking for a dog sitter! They’re amazing! We will absolutely be using their services again in the future - I can think of no one more trusting, patient, and caring with our doggies than them. I cannot thank them enough!
We had never left our 12 year old Golden Retriever with anyone but family before. Upon meeting Mike and Darlene I knew they would take great care of our dog. He was with them for 8 nights and I couldn't have been happier. I got daily emails and photos while we were on vacation updating us on how he was doing. Will definitely use them again!
Mike and Darlene made us feel at ease to leave our dog Carter for a few days. We really appreciated the updates and pictures that showed us that Carter was settling in. Thank you very much!! We hope Carter can stay again next time we are away.
Mike and Darlene were amazing and I really appreciate the daily pictures and updates of the dogs stay with them. It was definitely peace of mind while being away. We will use them again and definitely recommend to everyone.
Mike and Darlene took great care of our senior dog. She didn't even want to leave :) They sent us updates and photos that helped us be at ease. We'd defiantly use them again.
Mike and Darlene took great care of my dog for 2 weeks. It was obvious that they are attentive and caring. And my dog no longer barks when the doorbell rings! Amazing!
I could not have been more pleased with Sadie's overnight stay with Mike and Darlene. Sadie immediately felt comfortable in Mike and Darlene's home. I had searched around for a place to leave Sadie for overnight because I wanted to know she was happy and well cared for. I found the perfect place! I was sent a pic of Sadie during the evening with a message letting me know she was doing great. It was a great experience!
Mike and Darlene provided our dog George with a relaxed and loving environment for his weekend stay. They made sure to keep him occupied and having fun with walks and dog park visits. They texted us daily updates and pics which we especially appreciated; it was nice and comforting to see what he was up to! I'm sure George would love to come back to visit again!
This was Ollie & Twist's 2nd time with Darlene & Mike and when we dropped them off my pups ran in so enthusiastically, happy to be there! They had a great time!
Thanks Mike and Darlene for your hospitality and taking care of RyeLee.
- prompt exchange by e-mail
- graciously agreed to meet for prior to booking
- wonderful home and family with plenty of room indoors and out
- sent updates by text
- adequate exercise and stimulation for a 10 month old golden.
Very positive experience and definitely recommend.
Mike and Darlene were excellent hosts for Lucy. She had fun that we could see with daily updates and pictures and she came home tired and well exercised! We'll certainly be going back to Mike and Darlene for Lucy's next dog vacay!
This was our second time leaving our "baby" with Mike and Darlene and it was the best decision we made!! Cody had a wonderful time with them and their beautiful family!! We know he had a great time and we can tell how much they enjoyed having him!! We love the everyday e-mail updates with videos and pictures letting us know he's having fun!! We would highly recommend leaving your dog with them - they are really wonderful people!!
Diablo had never been apart from us since we got him as a puppy 5 years ago and were concerned that we wouldn’t find a great place for him while we were out of town. He is a very active Doberman/Boxer and not only requires lots of exercise but lots of love and attention and Mike and Darlene were fantastic. From the moment that Diablo met Darlene for a meet and greet, they bonded well and he loved his time with the family and Mike even slept on the couch every night so Diablo would not be lonely. We would recommend Mike and Darlene to anyone looking for a great family to care for their dog. Diablo now has a second family to spend time with when we are away.
Couldn't have asked for a better first dog vacay! Lucy came home well exercised and had a great time with Mike and Darlene! We now have a regular place for Lucy to go when she needs a place to stay.
Mike and Darlene took good care of our dog Lexie. Unlike other sitters Lexie was at ease after pickup; her eye secretions were also cleaned and she was not tired like before. We also got regular updates via text message while on vacation which put us at ease. We will be using them again.
Hands down the best dog boarding experience you could have. Mike and Darlene could not be more accommodating, responsive and just plain lovely. Daily texts, pictures and videos provide the kind of peace of mind that is really priceless. Can't recommend them enough!!
My dog had a great time with Darlene and Mike for the week we were away. Peanut was relaxed and happy. This is saying a lot cause my dog it super high energy and high maintenance! She loved all the walks and playing with the kids. We'll definitely be using them again.
We were so lucky to find Mike and Darlene on this website as our usual dog sitters were not available and we were stuck. We arranged a meeting at their house with our dog Ranger and it was obvious that they were very comfortable with dogs and gave him lots of love and pats. They weren't concerned that he is a large dog or that he sheds and just treated him like family. They took him for a few walks every day and even to the dog park! The night of the July 1 fireworks, Ranger was scared and Mike sat with him on the couch and comforted him until they were over. Very nice family, we will definitely ask them to watch Ranger again in the future!!
Mike and Darlene were absolutely amazing!! We could see Our dog was having so much fun there with the daily video and text updates. We would definitely recommend leaving your dog with them.
This was Ryker's first time spending the weekend with Mike and Darlene - he did amazing! He was there with another dog and they got along wonderfully :) Ryker was a very tired (and happy) boy when I picked him up on Sunday.
Thank you both so much for taking such good care of Ryker!
Ryker had a wonderful first experience with Mike and Darlene. He received plenty of walks and so much love from them that when he came home, he was fast asleep in no time! I wholeheartedly recommend Mike and Darlene!
Thank you :) we will be back!
Leata and Ryker
My dog loooooves long walks so she had the best time at doggie daycare with Darlene, who also loves them. She felt right at home there. We'll definitely be booking here again for our holidays.
Thanks Mike and Darlene!! Thanks for the updates, the photos and making our "Beanie" feel special. We will be back for sure!! Erik,Suzanne,Kylan and Karine.
Would definitely recommend Mike and Darlene. I needed dogsitting for my Retriever with only one day notice and they were very accommodating. They sent pictures of our dog socializing at the dog park while in their care which was thoughtful. We will call upon them the next time we are away. Thanks again.
Our dog stayed with Mike and Darlene for just over a week. They communicated regularly, sending both pictures and updates. I would highly recommend their home to dog owners looking for a welcoming, home environment for your pet. Our dog enjoyed herself so much that when it came time to go home - she wanted to stay. Thanks to the Mike and Darlene for welcoming our dog into their home and giving her a special vacation of her own!
The Johnstone Family
We left our 2 Black Russian Terriers with Darlene and Mike for a week.
There was great communication with us through emails, photos and daily updates.
Our dogs had more walks and exercise than they ever get with us and many cuddles from Alexandra! It was reassuring to know that our dogs were welcome in their home and were treated as part of their family. I have already reserved the dates for our next trip and would recommend Darlene and Mike; they truly enjoy having the dogs stay with them.
Mike & Darlene were incredible hosts for our old guy. They took great care of our dog Ernie in the comforts of their own home; so much so that I wasn't sure if he actually wanted to come home!
It's clear that they have considerable experience working with many kinds of dogs as well as owners; who each have their own needs during periods of separation! We received many more updates and pictures than expected giving us peace of mind throughout the week.
We're looking forward to the next time Ernie will be lucky enough to stay there instead of worrying about sending him to a lonely kennel.
We fully recommend that you consider them as hosts for your little friend.
Mike & Mariska
Mike and Darlene looked after my 8 month standard poodle Buddy, for 2 weeks in February 2015. I couldn't of asked for better care.They are wonderful people and a great dog sitters. The whole family loved Buddy as if it was there own. They went above and beyond what I was hoping for. The stories shared about Buddy's stay, I knew he was loved. Thanks Mike and Darlene for loving my pet and taking great care of him.
Lynn Preston
Mike and Darlene were excellent hosts to our dog Jersey. They were very accommodating and made Jersey feel right at home. We received updates and pictures daily. I would not hesitate to have Jersey stay there again! Thanks so much!
I want to thank Mike and Darlene for their amazing care and compassion they showed to Rocky. From our meet and greet to dropping Rocky off to you we knew that Rocky was in a great home. Your pictures we received daily were great, he really was pampered! You gave us the peace of mind.

Thank you again.
Toby stayed with Mike and Darlene for a week and we could tell that he loved it!! The minute my dog entered their house he felt like home. Every day of our vacation we received e-mails with pictures and updates which was very comforting for us.
Thank you Mike and Darlene for a wonderful experience!
First time we've ever left our baby. Mike and Darlene were awesome!! Daily email updates complete with photos. Very caring and willing to give that little extra TLC. Will definitely be using them again! Thanks so much to both of you and your children! Great family and beautiful home!!
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