Dog Boarding

$40
in the sitter's home
per night

Doggy Day Care

$30
in the sitter's home
per day
Response Rate
90%
Response Time
Under an hour

Hosting Preferences

0-15
lbs
16-40
lbs
41-100
lbs
101+
lbs
Additional Preferences
  • No Females in Heat

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
David can host up to 3 dogs per night.
David can host up to 3 dogs per day for day care.
Dog Boarding Cancellation Policy:
Doggy Day Care Cancellation Policy:

Reviews

92
repeat clients
152 Reviews

Bailey B.
Bailey B.
Sep 19, 2018
Verified Stay

You could tell David cares a lot of dogs, especially his own. I appreciated that he asked for Stella to come over a couple weeks before the weekend we were needing services so she could do a “meet and greet” with his dogs. Stella was with 5 other dogs during her meet and greet and just 2 other dogs during her stay. Also, 2 days before left for our trip, Stella developed a belly rash ...

David B.
David B.
Elise Y.
Elise Y.
Sep 19, 2018
Verified Stay

Musubi had a wonderful time running around on David's beautiful property, and David treated Musubi like his own. He even let Musubi sleep with him on his bed and cleaned out Musubi's ears. Will definitely book again.

David B.
David B.
Brittany J.
Brittany J.
Aug 28, 2018
Verified Stay

David was exactly what we were looking for and needed for our dog! We got denied by most other dog sitters on Rover because he is a pit bull and David did not discriminate whatsoever. So happy and relieved to find a sitter like him! Definitely going to be a returning customer!

David B.
David B.

About David

20
years of experience
  • First Aid & CPR
  • Verified Background Check
  • Rover 101

Nature's OmniUnum Farm.

Although I have resided in RI, GA, FL, NJ, NYC and Namibia, I am a Michigander with roots in Ann Arbor since 1961, who is now ensconced 24/7 in development of 6.75 partially wooded acres of beyond organic gardens providing all-natural vegetables and fruits on a zoned agricultural parcel in Northfield Township (North of Ann Arbor, South of Whitmore Lake and East of Dexter) between Joy and Northfield Church Roads.

A 1930's era ...

What David would like to know about your dog

Although Magus has often been referred to as "The Rodney King of Dogs" ("Can't we all just get along!?!"), we do not approve any aggressive, loud behaviors. While "purse dogs" NOT prone to yipping and/or ankle biting are welcomed, more sociable dogs greater than 5 lbs are preferred guests. Older dogs are especially cherished. ANY history of biting of ANY kind must be divulged prior to agreement on terms for a visit. Similarly, indoor marking behaviors simply cannot be allowed.

Whereas enthusiasm is welcomed and encouraged and occasional "unmannerliness" is permitted, constant barking, reckless roughhousing and/or viciousness are intolerable. While avoidance of such disturbances is preferred, inability to curtail noxious interference with other animals is treated appropriately with quiet and safe but SOLITARY confinement with nurturing human support but sequestered AWAY FROM other animals also deserving peace.

A primary intent in opening and sharing this particular property with dogs is to create a welcoming environment supportive of a canine community of animals that not only get along but look forward to being here both individually and collectively. To that end, special consideration in booking any guests is focused upon group dynamics and potential behaviors that could affect significantly any visitor's enjoyment of their time, here. Consequently, proven positive experience from previous accommodations shared with Magus and others here is the factor weighted most heavily in booking decisions.

Additional Skills
Oral Medication Administration
First Aid/CPR
Special Needs Dog Experience
Injected Medication Administration
Senior Dog Experience
Can provide daily exercise

About David's Home

Lives on a Farm/Ranch
Non-Smoking Household
Has 1 Dog
Has a Fenced Yard
Has Cats
No Children Present
David's Pets

Magus (Latin-magician, magic man)

Australian Shepherd
11 years, 1 mo. old, 60 lbs.

When David watches your pet

When my father passed, I was just nine years old, so Blondie, a toy cocker spaniel became my closest friend and confidant until her death 15 years later. It's quite fair to conclude the understanding, patience, trust, sincere friendship and love she gave has influenced my appreciation for and interactions with all living things.

"Man's best friend" doesn't even come close to describing all dogs' capacities for pure joy, unselfish loyalty and affection. I have enjoyed such privileged interactions with many canine companions over the years, but my understanding and appreciation of them has been enhanced through research results reported by others more expert, including: Elizabeth Marshall Thomas ("The Hidden Life of Dogs"), Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson ("Dogs Never Lie About Love: Reflections on the Emotional World of Dogs") and Kevin Behan ("Your Dog Is Your Mirror: The Emotional Capacity of Our Dogs and Ourselves").

While continuously attempting to learn from our canine companions on this Planet, I endeavor to honor them with my best efforts to appreciate and reciprocate all that they give. To paraphrase: I would truly like to become the man my dog believes me to be. Listening, acceptance, and flexibility are key. (Wouldn't it be wonderful to live long enough to witness all humanity embrace in the same fashion?)

In David's Home

Dogs Allowed On Bed
Potty Breaks Every 0-2 Hours
Dogs Allowed On Furniture

David's Neighborhood

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