I have been a friend of Michael's for about five years. We met at a conference in Chicago and I managed to convince him to move out west eventually. He's kind, compassionate and considerate. He will take care of your pets just as well as he does his own cat who adores him. You won't be disappointed.
Michael can't help but love all living things, especially if they have four legs and fur and happen to meow or bark! Gentle, kind, and caring, your pet is in excellent hands!
More Dog Than Human!
As a hospital chaplain and someone trained in ministry, I've realized that my greatest gift is the ability to step into someone else's emotional experience and provide care. I'm really excited about having the chance to spend time with new dogs and to provide them (and their humans) with excellent care and service. I'm thrilled to be trying something new out in my life and engaging something I've been passionately curious about for a while ...
What Michael would like to know about your dog
First and foremost I want to get to know the pup and its human. Excellent customer service is about building relationships, and more importantly, listening to a client's desires and needs to make sure I'm the best fit. I'll make sure I know your schedule, your vet info, and someone your human wants me to communicate with should there be an emergency. I’ll send lots of pictures of your pup and I having fun, and keep you them updated on how we spend our time together.
At our meet and greet, after a firm handshake (or hug — if that's your style) with my human client, my first move would be to get down and meet my doggy counterpart. I'm a firm believer in gauging how friendly or timid a dog is and giving them time to acclimate to me, whether that involves sniffing, barking, or deciding that they want to jump up and do the Foxtrot with me. Like with humans, I want to give animals the chance to take the lead when we first meet. I'm a stranger to them, and I need to earn their trust.