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Michelle S.

$40/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
All Ages OK
List of Breeds Not Accepted
Pit Bull - American Staffordshire Terrier
List of Pets OK for House Sitting
Dogs, Cats, Fish

About Michelle

17 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
I just recently moved home to California after spending 4 years working at an education-focused nonprofit in DC. I'm happy to be back and would love to spend some time taking care of your pup!

I took care of over 20 different four-legged friends in DC and loved every minute of it.

I am also very active and love to go for runs and stay in shape, so please contact me if you'd like me to take your pup out for a walk or run and tire him/her out - weekends work best but am flexible after work during the week as well!

A couple reviews from past dog sitting stays:

Reema D.
"I am a pretty overly-protective, kind of obsessive dog owner (why lie!). I recently went on a trip for nearly two weeks, and though we normally leave our dog with a family member, no one was available and I turned to Rover where I found Michelle. She was nothing short of AMAZING with our dog. We were gone overseas, and Michelle took the time to meet him beforehand and learn about his needs before we left. While we were gone, she sent us photos and videos every day without fail! They had the best time, and she took him on so many amazing walks during the stay (they even went to the Supreme Court!). I could really tell she loved him like he was her own which really meant a lot to me. It's not easy to trust someone to take care of your dog, but you won't regret having Michelle take care of your little one! I would honestly hire her every time I'm out of town if I could! :)"

Elizabeth L.
"Michelle is a national treasure! She was wonderful!! Able to deal with unexpected changes with grace!!"

Kelly L.
"Rooney can't stop talking about how fun her weekend was with Michelle. She got lots of cuddles, went on a hike and even went swimming. Honestly, she probably had more fun with Michelle than she does with me! Michelle did a great job keeping me informed of their fun adventures and Rooney was an exhausted/happy pup when I got back. Michelle took great care of my apartment and my dog. I could not have asked for more! Rooney has already requested Michelle take care of her the next time that I go out of town."

Meghan-Rose O.
"Delightful! Michelle arrived on time, settled right in with my pup, took plenty of pictures, and my pup was very content and happy when I arrived home."

Eric R.
"I'm a bit torn on how to write a review, because on one hand, Michelle was fantastic, so she should be rated very highly. On the other hand, when she gets great reviews, I'll have to compete to get her in the future! In all honesty, she was fantastic with my dogs, and she will be great with yours! I will be using her again."

Scott R.
"This was our second time having Michelle take care of Newton. We really appreciate being able to trust her and know that she loves dogs. Since Michelle was watching Newton in our home, we also value that she showed up on time since we needed to leave the house at a specific time. We certainly will be asking Michelle to watch Newton again! If you need someone to watch your dog, please consider Michelle (unless we need her that same day)."


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Please contact me if you'd like to verify any past reviews or would like any more, and look forward to meeting your pup!!
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Can administer oral medicine
CPR / First-Aid certified
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Separation anxiety
  • Leash Pulling
  • Not yet house-trained

Michelle S.

$40/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Availability

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

Credentials

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Course 101 Graduate
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Services & Rates

House Sitting Overnight At Your Home
$40 /night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 2 - 4 hours/day
  • Willing to travel 6 miles
Dog Walking
$16 /half-hour
$25 /hour
  • Willing to travel 6 miles
Home Visits
$20 /visit
  • Willing to travel 5 miles