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Michelle F.

101 Reviews
66 Repeat Guests
$30/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 25 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Pet Requirements

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

Michelle's Resident Pets

Hunter
Male
6 yr 9 mo old

Michelle's House

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Medium Yard
100% fenced & locked
Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside

About Michelle

26 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
Holidays - No problem! We are home!
Plan your vacation now and book your best bud's vacation, too. We have a German Shorthair Pointer and believe he is our most treasured family member. We have a large fenced in area so your pet can be exercised off leash and afterward relax inside in our dog friendly home. The dog pillow in front of the patio door is a favorite snoozing spot this time of year. We are avid hikers and will ensure your dog is exercised regularly. Included above are some pictures of our home and the lovely watershed area where we hike. All of our guests love their daily routine and are always at the door when they know it's time to go for a walk!
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Can administer oral medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Leash Pulling

Michelle F.

101 Reviews
66 Repeat Guests
$30/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 25 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated December 4, 2016

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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Michelle's Home
$30 /night
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for no more than 1 hour/day
  • 5+ potty breaks/day
  • 3+ walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
Daycare At Michelle's Home
$20 /day
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/day
Dog Walking
$20 /half-hour
$40 /hour
  • Willing to travel 20 miles
Home Visits
$15 /visit
  • Willing to travel 20 miles
Pick-Up/Drop-Off
$20 each way
  • Willing to travel 20 miles
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101 Reviews
Michelle did a great job caring for our dog. She sent texts daily along with pictures to keep us updated. So grateful to have someone like Michelle take care of Jameson while we were away.
As always, the puppies had a blast with Michelle. She always takes great care of them and sends us daily updates with pictures. Will look to utilize her services again in the future. Thank you!
Everything about the stay was great. Metering michelle ahead of time so we could be comfortable with leaving our baby and having him meet her pup. Then the actual stay - she keeps in touch so you know exactly how your baby is going. Will be using again for a longer stay next month.
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Michelle was very thoughtful and sent me updates on how my dog was doing...this made me more comfortable in having him at a strange home. I would recommend her most highly -- she kept him active and entertained.
She was great. I could tell by the daily pics that he was a happy boy! Thank you Michelle. I will definitely call her again.
Our two dogs received excellent care and really enjoyed the long walks. We were able to bring their own beds and toys to make them comfortable. Highly recommend Michelle!
I can not say enough about how pleased we were with the care Lexi received while staying with Michelle. We received pictures throughout the day of Lexi's adventures, which put our minds at ease to enjoy our time away from Lexi. Will definately book with Michelle again.
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Michelle is a excellent dog sitter. From the moment I drove up to Michelle home I felt a since of peace for our family dog. Michelle home, outside and inside is very dog friendly and she walks/hikes them too . But the biggest treat is that Michelle truly is wonderful to your dog . Our GG had a great time.
Thank you,
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Another awesome experience. Michelle is great with the dogs, when I dropped Mojo off, he actually just walked off with her. No kiss for Mommy or anything! You can tell he is very comfortable there, which makes my heart smile. I can not say enough about Michelle and the wonderful care my little baby gets while he is there.
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As always Michelle was GREAT with our lab, Grace. We received pictures every day of what they were doing... went for daily walks as we do with her... and made sure to have plenty of time in the water since it was so hot! It's so comforting to know Grace is in loving hands when she is at Michelle's house.
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Michelle was very welcoming to our dog. She made him and I feel like he was one of her own. Whatever he was accustomed to she made sure he continued(cheese before bed). My dog got a lot of exercise everyday. I loved and looked forward to her updates via text everyday along with a picture of my dog. The area where he stayed( her house and yard) was clean and accomodating to the dogs. I would highly recommend Michelle and will be using her in the future. I think my dog misses the other dogs.
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Michelle kept us informed of Gus's status all week while we were away. She sent both pictures and text messages.
Michelle was simply amazing! Put all my Dog mommy worries at bay...She updated me through the day on how Mojo was doing, which made me so happy. She truly is every dog mom's dream! I can not recommend her enough. Mojo was well taken care of and tuckered out when we got him home. Thank you so much for caring for my baby, and making it one less thing I needed to worry about!
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We were so impressed with Michelle and felt so comfortable leaving our 2 dogs with her during our vacation! She sent us pictures on a daily basis and kept us updated on their daily adventures! We will most definitely utilize her services again!
We always feel very comfortable having our dog stay with Michelle. Lucy obviously loves her, loves the long walks, and comes home tired. We receive daily updates which are also great.
Michelle is great. Bullet gets two walks a day and meets great friends.
Michelle is WONDERFUL! She took care of our 5 month old German Shepherd, sending us a photo and update daily. I am so thankful to have found someone willing to dogsit a young, energetic, and big dog!
Michelle made my dogs feel right at home. She took them on walks and let them swim. They had so much fun and I felt guilt-free knowing that they were on "vacation" too! I will use Michelle for all of my dog sitting needs. I highly recommend her and my pups love her!
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Michelle is wonderful
This was my first experience with DogVacay and Michelle and it was very positive. My 2 dogs stayed with Michelle for 11 days and when I had to extend their stay another 2 days she was very accommodating. I received daily updates and pictures about their adventures. Michelle walked the dogs several time a day at at night, they both slept in bed with her. I would highly recommend Michelle and will trust her with "my girls" in the future.
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Our black lab Lucy was in great hands while we were away on vacation. She was walked everyday and even got to go swimming. I was worried she wouldn't want to come back home. I highly recommend Michelle for anyone who is looking for excellent care for their dog.
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Our two puppies had a great time. Michelle took great care of them and kept them active. She also sent us pictures during their stay with updates on how they were doing. All went very well. When they got back home, they slept all day. We will be requesting stays with Michelle in the future.
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Michelle took great care of our dogs. Our little dog has a bad back and needs extra delicate care. She was well cared for and both dogs did well with their first experience staying with a sitter. Thank you(:
Michelle has been great! Misty gets to go out every afternoon for a walk around the property. After the walk I get a picture of misty and any update sent by text. It's nice to be at work knowing she's being taken care of. Thanks Michelle!
Michelle took great care of our dog Chance! We went away for the weekend last minute and Michelle gladly met us and took care of our dog! She sent us pictures so we can see how he was doing and gave us updates which we loved! He came home happy and tired from all the exercise he got while there. :) Highly recommend Michelle to take care of your pet!
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We have now used GoDog on several occasions both for boarding when away for weekends or longer and also for daycare when we need to be out for over six hours. Michelle is always ready to greet you when you arrive and Dexter is very happy to jump out of the car when we arrive. Michelle always sends pictures showing the walks they have been and Dexter is always so tired when he comes home so I know he has been well exercised. I am super happy with the service.
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So glad we found Michelle to watch Harley during our 1 week vacation. We received daily photos and updates from her. I do believe Harley was on a vacation also. He had daily walks, dips in the creek and lots of love and attention. Michelle is a true professional.
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Belton had the best time ever. Long walks and love. Michelle really goes the extra mile
Juno has done well with his stays here. I feel very comfortable leaving my big boy with Michelle.
Michelle was great, and will definitely be using her again. The emailed pictures and updates were wonderful and definitely helped with the peace of mind. It was nice for the family pet to be in a home and not a kennel.
We were going on a week long vacation country - I was very worried about what to do with our 1 1/2 year old Rottweiller, Gunny. I found Michelle on Dog Vacay and about two weeks prior to our vacation we met up at a local dog park and then went to see her house. She instantly made me feel comfortable with leaving Gunny with her. During our trip she sent me emails daily with little updates about Gunny as well as pictures. I plan to use Michelle again for our next vacation in a couple of months. I would totally recommend Michelle to any of my family or friends looking for someone to watch their dogs if needed.
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I can only echo what everyone here is already saying: Michelle is just outstanding. She provides far more than dog sitting—she gives your pup an adventure.
Gretel had an awesome time with Michelle and her pups. Gretel is a puppy mill dog that needs to learn to be a dog. Gretel would not lay on the dog bed we got her - but after seeing Michelle's pups laying on beds, she now knows what her bed is for. Michelle took her out to Blue Marsh and discovered for both of that she likes water. Gretel can't wait to go back and visit!
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Michelle and Don are the Best! Thanks for taking such good care of our baby Dallas and for the daily updates.
Michelle has been kept our dog Brandy several times now. She is great with the dogs and Brandy always comes home happy and worn out since Michelle takes here on several walks which Brandy loves. When I go to drop Brandy off most times she doesn't even look back, that is how much she loves it at Michelle's. Knowing Brandy is so well taken care of gives us peace of mind and allows us to totally enjoy vacation's or whatever the case may be when Michelle keeps Brandy.

I would definitely recommend Michelle if you are looking for a great place for you dog to stay and be able to be worry free about your dog while you are out of town.
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Daphne had a great time, once again, and came home very tired and happy. :) I'm glad that Michelle is doing what she does. She provides a loving home for my furbaby to go to when we are away. :)
Michelle and Don do a fantastic job with our girl Olive. She always comes home happy and tired. We appreciate the daily pictures that show us just how much fun Olive is having.

Thanks again - we'll see you in a couple of weeks for our longest stay yet.
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Michelle always sends me pictures of Dexter on his walks and let's me know how he is so I never need to worry. Dexter seems to enjoy his stays there and I am very happy to leave him with Michelle and Don.
Michelle was great. It was Tuckers second stay with her and he seemed to have a blast with her dogs and other boarders. We live downtown so Michelle even met us halfway for the handoff for a nominal fee which was a huge convenience. She even Fedexed Tuckers water bowl that had been left at her house the day after we picked him up. Definitely recommended, we will certainly have our dog stay with her again.
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This was Dexter's first stop over at Michelle's although he had previously stayed there during the day and also we had both gone out for walks with Michelle and Hunter. It was also the longest time we had left Dexter at someone's home since moving here from the UK. Michelle sent pictures every day of Dexter on his long walks and reassured me that Dexter was doing well. We also were able to collect Dexter quite late on our way back from the airport last night about 9.45 pm. I am really happy with Michelle and the way she has looked after Dexter.
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I had soooooo much fin! I am tired out and I love it! Thank you Don and Michelle!!
Wonderful time! Thanks Don and Michelle!
Belle and her family just love Michelle, Our stay was very short but packed with so much love ! Michelle does all the extras for your pet that we as pet lovers only hope for. Thanks so much for treating Belle like family.
Our Daphne is still a pup and I really didn't want to take her to a kennel while we were away. We found Michelle through this site and I am so happy with how much she loves our dog like she is her own. Daphne was very happy and very tired when she came home. :) Thank you so much!!
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Our family is always grateful that we have Michelle to take such awesome care of our Sugar Girl!
Michelle is a wonderful dog sitter. I will use her again.
This was Dexter's first stay for a few hours with Michelle and he had a great walk as was tired out when I picked him up and got him home. I am about to book him in again for another few hours.
Daisy always feels at home here...!
Thanks Michelle! Honey had a great time...you can see it in her face...she's tired but content. Thank you for taking such great care of our baby! Marty and Bob G.
As usual Lolas stay with Michelle was fantastic. She had long walks and was well cared for. I can't be happier that I found Michelle to take care of Lola.
Bullet had a wonderful time. He got two great walks a day (more than he ever gets at home) and met a lot of new friends. We received emails daily with pictures too! Thanks DogVacay!
Caesar had a wonderful time! He is learning to socialize with other dogs while he is there, and he seems happy to have playmates. I will continue to take him to Michelle when we go away. Love the pictures!!
We absolutely LOVE Michelle, she always sends us updates and pictures on Sugar! We look forward to them. We see how great Sugar is doing and how much fun she is having too while we are on vacation. I have NO WORRIES, I know that she is in awesome hands.

Thanks Michelle for all you love and care for our Sugar Girl!!
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I am so happy I found Michelle to take care of Lola. I can now take a vacation and not worry about my dog. I know lola receives the best of care, she gets pleanty of exercise and actually eats which she would never do when I had to leave her in a kennel. Thanks to Michelle I can now enjoy my vacations !
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Again Kelsa had a wonderful stay with Michelle and all of the other dogs. The pictures that Michelle sends daily are a real treat showing us the types of activities Kelsa is participating in. We have found the best home away from home for our dog and can relax when we are away knowing she is well taken care of
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woof woof woof!!! Thank you Don and Michelle!
I had another great visit with Michelle and Don and gang! Thanks for having me! ..Miley
I love you Michelle! xoxo Miley
Michelle has been wonderful with my two beagles. This morning they couldn't wait to get out of the car when the saw where we were. Marti
Runkle gets so excited as soon as he sees Michelle. He has the best time with Michelle and her dogs and is very tired when he comes home. Always a great experience.
Michelle did a great job taking care of my dog. He got plenty of exercise and was well taken care of. I definitely would recommend her to watch your dog.
Michelle took great care of our dog during her 12 day stay. I will definitely be using her again when the need arises. The pictures she emailed every day sure helped ease our worries about leaving her.
I would recommend Michelle as an excellent choice for a host.
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Sugar was in excellent care! They take care of her and treat her as if she was their dog. We were able to enjoy our vacation knowing that she was happy and safe!
Thank you, Michelle, for looking after our pups. They must have had very fun cause they slept for 2 straight days!
I was very pleased with the care Lola received. This was the first time I left Lola and didn't feel worried. I received pictures and emails from Michelle and I know Lola enjoyed her long walks. I can now finally enjoy myself when I'm away and not worry about Lola. Already booked for another date.
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Hunter had a wonderful time today! He is generally so anxious when he is a way from us but he seems so happy to visit Michelle & her big family! He loves his time there. We would definitely recommend Michelle to anyone! Frank & Val
My goodness...She was one happy and tired pup! Thanks to Michelle for her 13 miles of hiking!
Michele and Don always are wonderful with our Runkle. He is treated like one of the family and is exercised with long walks with the company of their other dogs. He comes back exhausted and sleeps for a few days but he loves to get out and walk which is something we don't do as much as we would like to due to our busy schedules. They send photos of your pet daily when you are away that demonstrate that your pet is being well looked after. If you are looking for a great people to tend to your pet while you're away, you will find none better than here!!
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I was worried about leaving our babies for the first time for an extended time. It was hard leaving our Dolly who has had medical issues in the past and at 8 months old has never left our side. But I felt so at ease leaving our Dolly and our 3 year old Hunter with Michelle. The dogs were so very much at ease as well and were comfortable with Michelle and her family. The day went well and the babies seemed to have enjoyed themselves. We will definitely use Michelle again!
Thanks Michelle
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I love her and she takes great care of me
We just picked Olive up from her first stay with Michelle and Don and she is one tired pup! Michelle sent us daily updates and photos which gave us great piece of mind while away. I can tell she treated Olive like she was one of her own. We've already booked for 2 upcoming vacations.

Thanks again!!
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Thanks to you for your flexibility and caring!
AWESOME! I love seeing Miley's pictures when I am not with her!
Miley loves Michelle!
A huge thank you to Michelle & Don! This was our first time leaving Ash and she has come home worn out! Michelle was great with her and gave her lots of attention and love. Great first time experience, we will definitely book again!
Awesome! I keep clicking the stars to give you 5 and they won't stay lit!!!
This was Beam's second visit with Michelle. He always has an awesome fun filled time with her! She is the only other person who is "allowed" to pet him (he's shy), so we LOVE her and the fact she takes such good care of our baby!
Michelle and Don couldn't have been more accommodating to our last minute booking for our boxer, Tyson. We appreciated the meet and greet for our comfort and Tyson's, as well. They were very welcoming and sent us updates and pics the entire time that Tyson was in their care. He was made to feel right at home. We can't say enough positive things about our experience!
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Deciding to look into an alternative to a kennel stay for our Westie was the best decision. We received photos and updates daily. He had snuggles and playtime and hikes. It's clear that Michelle and her husband really know and love dogs.
Michelle was a wonderful host for Beam. She went out of her way to make sure that Beam had an enjoyable stay. We were updated with pics and reassured he was being a good boy and having fun. We were very nervous leaving him for the first time, but Michele put us at ease. She took excellent care of our boy and he is looking forward to his next visit.
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Just like home, but better :) Our pup Tucker was treated like a king for the 4 days that we were out of town. Michelle would take him for a run and a hike every day that he was there. We got routine updates and photos. We were sure when we picked him up that he would be one happy pup, and we were right, he didn't want to come home :)

Thanks Michelle! You'll be seeing us again!
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Michelle and her husband were absolutely fabulous! Our dogs came home exhausted and so content. They aren't typically big eaters when they're out of our home but they ate their meals while we were on vacation. This just goes to show how comfortable they felt! We looked forward to the pictures Michelle e-mailed daily. We will certainly use them again for all of our dog sitting needs. We couldn't recommend them more!
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Michelle was great! We were able to meet her (very welcoming) dogs ahead of time, to make sure everyone got along, and visit her home to see where our pups would be staying. Being first time dog owners, and the first time we were ever leaving our 8-month old giants with anyone, this gave us peace of mind, knowing they would be well taken care of.

Michelle sent us pup-dates and photos every day, which we looked forward to, to see what they were up to and usually they looked like they were having more of a vacation than we were! And we're pretty sure once we arrived to pick them up, they didn't want to go home. They made great friends, and will definitely be staying with Michelle again next time we go away.
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Daisy always loves coming to your house...and also loves going on all the hikes and walks!
We are thankful to Michelle and Don for taking time and coming to our place to take care of our babies.

They even went extra mile to help to correct jumping behavior of our babies and also played with them in backyard.

I would recommend Michelle to anyone who is looking for great person to take care of your fur babies.
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We can't say enough about how wonderful Michelle and Don are! I loved that we had a meet and greet on neutral territory prior to Kaya's first stay to make sure the dogs were compatible and to get to know Michelle and her 3 amazing dogs a little better. We also got the chance to see where Kaya would be staying and it really helped to put our mind at ease knowing that she would be in great hands.
While away, we received several pictures and updates which were greatly appreciated. Michelle took Kaya for daily walks and I know that she got plenty of petting and affection while we were gone too. It is obvious that Michelle and Don truly love dogs and take care of guests as well as they would their own.
Kaya came home much more relaxed and content than anywhere we have ever boarded her in the past.

Thanks so much!!

Justin and Jen
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Michelle was awesome with my one year old. He almost didn't want to come home he loved his time with her, and her husband and their dogs!! Thanks. Michelle!
Runkle just loves staying with Michelle and Don and their 3 dogs. He has the best time and we can enjoy ourselves knowing the great care that he is given.
I can't say enough about the best care that was given to our Runkle. It was the most stress free vacation and probably the best vacation Runkle has ever had. We look forward to many more with Michelle and Don. They are the nicest people and took wonderful care of Runkle during his stay. We received daily photos of Runkle with their three dogs which we looked forward to receiving every day, including a video. What a wonderful experience.
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It was a great experience. I was very much at ease leaving my dogs with her and her husband. Everyday she sent me a new picture of my two dogs on walks with her dogs and I could tell my guys were having a good time. I will recommend Michelle to anyone looking to have their dog watched. I could enjoy my vacation much more knowing my two dogs were spending there time in a warm animal loving home than in a kennels. I will be calling upon Michelle and her husband to watch my dogs in the future.
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Our two dogs stayed with Michelle and Don for a week while we were on vacation. I chose them because I liked the idea of daily walks and the attention that I knew they would give them. They sent me pictures and updates as well. Both dogs were so tired when they returned it was great. I am sure they enjoyed their vacation as much as we did ours. Michelle and Don are truly caring people that will treat your dogs like one of their own. I would definitely recommend them!
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This was Bruce's second stay with Michelle and Don. He had so much fun he is going back in 2 weeks. Do not have to worry while away . Great care
This was our first experience with a pet sitter, and Cooper's first time away from us for longer than just a day or two, and I'm happy to say that it was a wonderful experience for us and especially for Cooper. Michelle and her husband were terrific. They treated Cooper like one of their own. They sent us updates with pictures, and it was obvious that we had nothing to worry about while we were on vacation. Cooper got tons of outdoor exercise, and we could easily see that he felt at home. We are already planning our next vacation and will be sure to use Michelle's services again and again!
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Well, I would really not like to tell the truth. My reasons are selfish. This will mean it will become difficult to book with Michelle and Don.
Michelle and Don are wonderful doggie care givers. They gave us the feeling of confidence that we only get when leaving them with actual family.
Emma and Riley were content and relaxed went we came to pick them up. They have full access to anywhere in the house. A beautiful floor to ceiling window to observe all creatures (great doggie TV).
My pups were kept very active. Walks seem to be available all the time. Their pups are a wonderful match for just about any dog.
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Beau honestly didn't want to come home with me because he had so much fun with Michelle and Don and their wonderful dogs. He was worn out for days afterwards and seemed to have a blast during his stay!
Thanks to Michelle and Don, we had a lovely vacation. We were a little concerned as this was Sid's first long stay away from us. But he also had a lovely vacation with Michelle and Don and their 3 dogs. Sid got along very well with Hunter and Liesel and enjoyed their company. He must have enjoyed the long swimming and hiking that Michelle and Don took him to. we are very grateful to both of them and will definetely leave Sid with them again. I agree with all the previous reviews for Michelle and Don.
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We were extremely happy with Carl's stay with Michelle and Don. The entire experience from start to finish was easy and stress free. We felt as though they treated Carl like one of their own. Michelle sent us daily pics of Carl. We would definitely use them again!
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My dogs stay with Michelle and her husband was outstanding
Bruce care was the best you could want for your dog.he was exercised everyday,had 3 other dogs to keep him content.
I would highly recommend their service .bruce will be staying with the Fesslers again in August and October
I had absolutely no worries about his care while he was away.
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We will definetly use Michelle and Don again...Daisy felt right at home and now has more buddies to hang out with! Thanks!
Michelle and Don were wonderful to our dog, Toby, and I agree with the other reviewer, treated him like one of their own. They were wonderful at keeping in touch with me which was great considering this is the first time we've left Toby since we adopted him and I was a bit nervous about doing so. We will definitely be booking with them when we take a longer trip in July and I know Toby will be in the best possible hands.
*The pictures were great too that we received each day.* Thanks again, Michelle and Don!!!
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Lucky's vacay with Michelle and Don was great. Michelle and Don are very kind and took care of Lucky as one of their own. Lucky got plenty of exercise and attention. The daily picture updates of Lucky were a nice surprise. This vacay option is a good fit for our dog. We will definitely ask Michelle and Don to take care of Lucky again.
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