About DOG DAYS

Mike

My wife Lisa & I.

DOG DAYS Kalamazoo is a full-time Dog Walking and Pet Sitting company that is locally owned and operated by Michael Machota. Licensed, Bonded, and Insured. 

When I met my wife Lisa, we each had one dog. I had Ringo the yellow Labrador Retriever, while Lisa had Nikki the American Eskimo. Ringo & Nikki have since passed away. We currently have two dogs—Rupert & Walt. Both are Pit Bull mixes we adopted from Kalamazoo County Animal Services & Enforcement (KCASE). We adopted Rupert in May 2014 and Walt in May 2017. My family has owned both cats and dogs since I was a child. If you’re looking for a dog, please visit the Facebook page of Save Our Strays, Kalamazoo County to learn more about adoptable dogs from KCASE. Remember–Adopt! Don’t shop!

Walt & Rupert, pit bull mixes

Walt (L) & Rupert (R)

I enjoy bicycling and I frequently use the Kalamazoo River Valley Trail (KRVT), Portage Bikeway, and Vicksburg Trailway. I would like to ride the entirety of the KalHaven Trail but just need to make the time to do so!  I also like to hike, work in our yard landscaping, and I am an avid reader.  If you don’t see me on my Trek biking the area trails or in our great Kalamazoo County parks, you’ll find me dog walking and pet sitting. DOG DAYS Kalamazoo not only provides services for dogs, but also cats and birds and the occasional horse.   

One of the reasons I started Dog Days was out of a need we have–getting someone trustworthy to watch our dogs, Ringo (RIP) & Rupert, when we’re away.  We always felt bad going on vacation or up north for a weekend getaway knowing they would be boarded.  We wished there was someone we could TRUST to be in our home to take care of our best friends.  Bothering neighbors, co-workers, or friends didn’t seem like a good option, so Dog Days came to be. You can go on vacation, have a weekend getaway, or take that extra shift knowing Dog Days will be there.

This is my full-time job, not a side project.  Each and every client is important to me.

TRUST
I treat your home and pets as if they were my own.
HONESTY
Dog Days focus is you and your pet. No silly gimmicks.
EDUCATION
Bachelor’s Degree, former Public Safety Officer.
EXPERIENCED
Property management, business, and pet care.
COMMUNICATION
I return phone calls promptly the same day.

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Rupert with Lisa and I on our wedding day.

Dog Days is proud to offer honest and trustworthy Dog Walking and Pet Sitting in Kalamazoo.  View all of our pet services and check out the service area. We are also on Facebook.