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Michael S.
New York, NY 10014
2 Reviews
2 Repeat Guests
$34/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 3 days notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 4 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
All Ages OK
List of Pets OK for House Sitting
Dogs

Michael's Resident Pets

Gunnar
Border Terrier
Male
2 yr 5 mo old

Michael's Apartment

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Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside

About Michael

10 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
Hello and thanks for visiting my site. I certainly love dogs -- all breeds, sizes and temperaments and have ALWAYS had a dog (or two) in my care. Additionally, I have worked as a dog grooming assistant and as a dog walker, so I can appreciate that caring for dogs is not always a walk-in-the-park. I have a 2 yr. old terrier mix named Gunnar, who I'd rescued from a shelter this summer. Gunnar is adorable and has an easy disposition, making him the perfect mate not just for me but for any dog (he charms even the most anxious of dogs!). Gunnar and I live in a large two bedroom apartment in the West Village. While we have a beautiful home, it's not so "special" that it hasn't seen it's share of pet hair or the inevitable piddle on the floor.... Our neighborhood is great for walks as it's quiet, tree-lined, and void of the volume of traffic found in most neighborhoods. We are a couple of blocks from the river where we do most of our walking. Each Vacay day for your pup includes 3 or more walks around our neighborhood plus unlimited quality bonding time with both Gunnar and me (I work from home). I do not host multiple dogs unless they are from the same family, so this isn't a kennel environment. Every dog is different so contact me so that we can individualize the right care-plan (diet, activity, hygiene, etc.) for your pup. We're here over the holidays so call on us!
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Michael S.
New York, NY 10014
2 Reviews
2 Repeat Guests
$34/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 3 days notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 4 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated June 30, 2016

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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Michael's Home
$34 /night
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 1 - 2 hours/day
  • 3-4 potty breaks/day
  • 3+ walks/day
  • Pets can sleep on my bed
House Sitting Overnight At Your Home
$50 /night
  • Dogs will never be left unattended
  • Willing to travel 1 mile
Daycare At Michael's Home
$25 /day
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/day
Home Visits
$25 /visit
  • Willing to travel 1 mile
Pick-Up/Drop-Off
$20 each way
  • Willing to travel 1 mile
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2 Reviews
We're back! Michael is the best and we're so happy Kikyo could return for another Vacay; she always perks up when we mention Michael or Gunnar to her.
Michael was a GREAT find, and we're very, very happy with our experience. We're keeping our fingers crossed that when we go out of town in future that he'll be able (and willing) to take Kikyo!

We had some ups and downs finding someone who was the right fit for our dog (some of it is just about the right fit more than good/bad - we don't overly spoil our dog and while we want someone who will pay attention to and take care of her, we don't want someone who's going to spoil her too much). We weren't sure about whether we would use DogVacay (this is our first time), until we met Michael.

Michael was really great throughout, from the meet-n-greet (responsive to communications, accommodating about meeting location and time, and even brought his dog Gunnar when I asked so the two could meet), to when we picked her up. Kikyo had a great time and she and Gunnar got along great - he's a very chill dog and after a short time they were happily playing together (as we saw from the periodic photos and videos Michael sent, which we appreciated seeing on our vacation - all guilt evaporates because your dog is on vacation, too!). During her visit Michael was working from home so she got lots of attention, many walks, and was completely exhausted when she came home -- she immediately went to sleep and slept most of the next day like a log, the highest compliment Kikyo can give any dogsitter.
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