Michael L.

Middle Village, Middle Village, NY
Response Rate: 80%
Response Time: Within a few hours


Dog Boarding

in the sitter's home
per night

Doggy Day Care

in the sitter's home
per day

Dog Walking

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

Hosting Preferences


Traveling Preferences



  • Available
  • Unavailable
Michael can host up to 6 dogs per night.
Michael can host up to 10 dogs per day for day care.
Dog Boarding Cancellation Policy:
Doggy Day Care Cancellation Policy:
Dog Walking Cancellation Policy:


repeat clients
171 Reviews

Vicki W.
Vicki W.
Sep 13, 2018
Verified Stay

Michael is great!!! Rocky went to daycare at Michael's as a puppy and I wish I could have taken Michael to all the places/neighborhoods I moved to afterwards. Michael was getting his master trainer's certification training at the time so it was great to know that the pack in his home was well behaved.

Michael L.
Michael L.
Ferris  C.
Ferris C.
Jul 27, 2017
Verified Stay

Michael was amazing with Gator. We loved the video updates and communication was always open.

Michael L.
Michael L.
Kathryn M.
Kathryn M.
Jun 21, 2017
Verified Stay

Mike's laid-back demeanor put this human's mind at ease! I hadn't left Nugget with a non-family member before, so I was a bit nervous. But Mike put my mind at ease, starting with his detailed spreadsheet that gave me a sense of the type of care he gave, to the the videos Mike sent us daily, to the patient answers he sent to all my questions! From the videos I could see that Nugget was ...

Michael L.
Michael L.

About Michael

years of experience
  • Pet Tech CPR & First Aid Training
  • HSUS Donor
  • Rover 101
  • Verified Enhanced Background Check

Your Dog Deserves a Vacation Too

*Fully insured professional dog trainer & boarder. Pet CPR & First Aid certified*

Hi, I’m Mike. My wife and I, along with our Goldendoodle Toby would like to welcome your beloved dogs to stay with us in our comfortable duplex apartment conveniently located in Elmhurst, Queens. With two enclosed outdoor patios and access to nearby parks, doggy guests will be provided with mental and physical stimulation through daily walks and group playtime. Having boarded ...

What Michael would like to know about your dog

I am fully prepared to care for dogs of all breeds, sizes, and temperaments. Before any dog stays with me I send a spreadsheet to the owner that I request be completed. The spreadsheet asks for basic information such as age, spayed/neutered, medication, feeding times and amounts, etc. Additionally I ask for owner preferences such as whether their dog is allowed on the furniture, and what they would like me to work on with their dog, etc. Lastly I ask for dog preferences. What does your dog dislike, and more importantly what does your dog enjoy? The ultimate goal is to make your dog’s stay as pleasant as possible.

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

About Michael's Home

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


7 years, 6 mo. old, 35 lbs.

When Michael watches your pet

Here's where we'll take our walks
In addition to walking around my local neighborhood, I am within walking distance of Juniper Park and Sherry Park Dog Run where my dog Toby loves to play with others off leash. Any dogs I look after can enjoy pack walks and play time within these parks unless instructed otherwise.

Your dog's sleeping arrangement
I believe in cage free boarding whenever possible. I generally allow dogs to sleep wherever they wish. Ultimately, I respect the owner’s wishes at all times. If an owner allows their dog to sleep on furniture then I allow them as well. Otherwise, if they are not allowed, they will be kept off. Any crates, carriers, pillows, etc. the owner provides will be used to make their pets stay as comfortable as possible.

Time I'll spend with your dog
As I work from home, I make myself available to dogs almost 24/7. My wife is also home in the evenings and on the weekends.

In Michael's Home

Dogs Not Allowed On Bed
Potty Breaks Every 4-8 Hours
Dogs Not Allowed On Furniture

Michael's Neighborhood

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