Michael J.

Response Rate: 80%
Response Time: A few minutes


House Sitting

in your home
per night

Drop-In Visits

30-minute check-ins
per visit

Dog Walking

30-minute walks
per walk
Cat care, pick-up & drop-off, bathing / grooming

Traveling Preferences



  • Available
  • Unavailable
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repeat clients
3 Reviews

lisa k.
lisa k.
Apr 25, 2018
Verified Stay

Responsible, diligent and caring - Michael took good care of Chunky and made sure he was comfortable and happy.
Great experience using Rover for the first time and I am very lucky to have found Michael who is very close to my house. I will highly recommend Michael and will ask for his services next time I travel.

Michael J.
Michael J.
Yamina K.
Yamina K.
Apr 10, 2018

Michael is a wonderfully caring and responsible person with a true love for all animals. I knew him as an elementary school art teacher, and he was the model of patience then. My dog Rocky is always excited to see Michael - he has watched her for me on numerous occasions. I trust Michael with my own pup and I know a lot of folks who trust Michael with their children, so he can definitely watch ...

Michael J.
Michael J.
Alex D.
Alex D.
Apr 9, 2018

Michael is a really awesome dog sitter. He took care of our little Robert and even made a little drawing of him that we have hung up above our fireplace. Michael is a wonderful and communicative guy - we threw lots of schedule changes his way and he handled them with class and aplomb! Whenever Michael comes over now to take care of Robert, our little Robert jumps up for joy like its christmas!

Michael J.
Michael J.

About Michael

years of experience
  • First Aid & CPR
  • Verified Enhanced Background Check

Epic games of fetch in the park

I'm very good with animals. Grew up with a Boston Terrier, a dachshund, and a Doberman (mutt.) My chores growing up included caring for the animals. I'm the pet sitter back home in Austin TX for all my friends. I've been walking dogs in L.A. regularly, mostly in Echo Park since I moved here 6 months ago. I'm also a spanish speaker if your dog is fluent. Incredible frisbee skills if you have a ...

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

When Michael watches your pet

Michael's Service Area

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