Dog Boarding

$50
in the sitter's home
per night

House Sitting

$40
in your home
per night

Drop-In Visits

$30
30-minute check-ins
per visit

Doggy Day Care

$40
in the sitter's home
per day

Dog Walking

$35
30-minute walks
per walk
Response Rate
100%
Response Time
Under half an hour

Hosting Preferences

0-15
lbs
16-40
lbs
41-100
lbs
101+
lbs

Traveling Preferences

0-15
lbs
16-40
lbs
41-100
lbs
101+
lbs

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
Michael can host up to 2 dogs per night.
Michael can host up to 2 dogs per day for day care.
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Reviews

40
repeat clients
80 Reviews

Patricia D.
Patricia D.
Aug 20, 2018
Verified Stay

Luna loves staying Michael and Casey so much I think she has more fun than I do when I’m in Calistoga. Can’t say enough about how amazing Michael and Casey!

Michael B.
Michael B.
Rochelle B.
Rochelle B.
Jul 24, 2018
Verified Stay

Perfect again! Thank you for taking wonderful care of Ginger!

Michael B.
Michael B.
Carly W.
Carly W.
Jul 7, 2018
Verified Stay

Absolutely perfect!

Michael B.
Michael B.

About Michael

40
years of experience
  • Pets Unlimited Donor (San Francisco, CA)
  • Verified Background Check

Confident care for your dog

A retired couple with 40 years of dog guardian experience, who now lives in the California wine country, albeit without a dog.

We are a retired couple with 40 years of dog guardian experience. We took one Lab through the breed ring, field trials, and obedience. We won several legs but no Masters. We presently have no dogs. We live alone. Our house is in a community in which are located several dog parks. We ...

What Michael would like to know about your dog

We have the most experience with Labs, but we have no breed preferences. We would like to know the age, health, and training of the animal. Reliability is very important to ensure safety and security of the animal.

Additional Skills
Oral Medication Administration
Senior Dog Experience
Can provide daily exercise
Injected Medication Administration
Special Needs Dog Experience

About Michael's Home

Lives in a House
Non-Smoking Household
No Children Present
Has a Fenced Yard
Has No Dogs

When Michael watches your pet

Here's where we'll take our walks
We live in a small village, with very little vehicular traffic, and lot's of green space in parks and adjacent to sidewalks. I walk a lot, and everywhere, so this activity is second nature. There is also a fenced dog park, separated by size of dog. This is fine for training, exercise, and securing the dogs from traffic.

Your dog's sleeping arrangement
My preference is to have the dog sleep in a crate, either in our bedroom or the porch adjacent to our room. This depends a lot on the wishes of the dog's guardian. We sleep with a door open to the back yard, and the dog would have access at any time. After several months experience with Rover dogs, we find they sleep on their own bed and often walk into the yard during the night.

Time I'll spend with your dog
I am retired and have few obligations. If I must be away, my wife's schedule is flexible enough to cover. I will be with the dog all day, every day, and if we need to go to town, we will both walk.

In Michael's Home

Dogs Not Allowed On Bed
Potty Breaks Every 0-2 Hours
Dogs Not Allowed On Furniture

Michael's Neighborhood

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