Dog Boarding

Away
in the sitter's home

House Sitting

Away
in your home

Drop-In Visits

Away
30-minute check-ins

Doggy Day Care

Away
in the sitter's home
Response Rate
60%
Response Time
Under 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.
Dog Boarding Cancellation Policy:
House Sitting Cancellation Policy:
Drop-In Visits Cancellation Policy:
Doggy Day Care Cancellation Policy:

Reviews

2
repeat clients
5 Reviews

Andrea C.
Andrea C.
Sep 14, 2018
Verified Stay

We are extremely happy to have found Michael!! Tex is a new addition to our family that we were a bit hesitant at first about leaving him with a stranger. We also knew that he can be a bit overwhelming because of his size and skin allergies. Upon meeting Michael though, I knew that Tex will be just fine because of his kind and relaxed demeanor. During his stay, Michael sent us several pictures and ...

Michael B.
Your kind comments are extremely appreciated and Tex was the sweetest and is always welcome in our home. Thank you ...
Michael B.
Stephanie K.
Stephanie K.
Sep 4, 2018
Verified Stay

My dog Pepper has stayed with Michael on 2 separate occasions, and on both times Michael did an amazing job of taking care of her. Pepper has separation anxiety and Michael made sure that she never felt anxious by giving her lots of love and taking her on nice long walks. He also frequently sent updates which were much appreciated. I will definitely be booking with him again in the future. Thanks again!

Michael B.
I appreciate your nice comment, and will happily take care of Pepper anytime!
Michael B.
Jamey Z.
Jamey Z.
Aug 30, 2018
Verified Stay

Very kind and friendly. Love that they will take the dog out and about.

Michael B.
Thank you! Do not hesitate to contact me if you need further help!
Michael B.

About Michael

20
years of experience
  • Verified Background Check

Take care of your dog

Hi, My name is Michael Balsamo.

I am 23-year-old sound engineer that works from home. I love dogs since I have been around them all my life. I understand the anxiety that goes with confiding your pet to someone else. I am here to relieve you from that anxiety since I will take care of your dog like it is my own. I am reliable, hard-working and will give a generous amount of affection to ...

About Michael's Home

Lives in an Apartment
Non-Smoking Household
No Children Present
Has an Unfenced Yard
Has 1 Dog, No Other Pets
Michael's Pets

Lars

Chihuahua and Italian Greyhound
4 years, 4 mo. old, 12 lbs.

When Michael watches your pet

In Michael's Home

Dogs Allowed On Bed
Potty Breaks Every 2-4 Hours
Dogs Allowed On Furniture

Michael's Neighborhood

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