Midday dog walking client–Dog Days Kalamazoo

midday dog walking kalamazoo

Current opening for midday dog walking client–Dog Days Kalamazoo.

Starting Monday May 1st, 2017, I will have an 11:30am-1:30pm spot open for 1 dog to walk or 2 dogs to let out. I could also do anywhere from 11:00am-2:00pm. Sadly, Tara (pictured) will be moving to California next month and her time slot will be available. If you are interested or know someone who is, please have them contact me.  Brief details/requirements:

Must live within Service Area. If you are close to the borders, please give me a call 269-350-0766.

2017 dog days rate map


Can pay weekly, every two weeks, or monthly–at the start of each week or beginning of the month.

Discounted rates apply for Monday-Friday midday clients. Either $75. or $100. weekly depending on where you reside.

Visits are minimally 20-30 minutes.

I use my own two handled four foot long leash and never any expandable length leash.

I give a text update after each walk/let out so you know I was there and how the visit went.

Need to have access to your home with a spare key that I keep secured.

I have a one page Authorization Form that we fill out on the initial meet/greet.

There will always be the same people walking your dog(s)–either me or my part-time dog walker Kimberly.

Dog Days Kalamazoo is Licensed, Bonded, and Insured. Your TRUSTED dog walker and pet sitter since 2013.

Once you are established as a midday dog walking client, the time of arrival will be nearly the same each day.  I start in the western edge of my Service Area with the first late morning stop and then I make my way back eastward in a clockwise fashion. However, I still ask for at least a two hour window.  This is because when vacation/holiday clients get added to the schedule, I want to make sure everyone still gets adequate time for a visit.  I do not like to be rushed and I do not want to rush one stop to get to the next.  I would rather pass on extra work than to be overbooked.  Keep in mind that major holidays tend to get booked the fastest if you need additional vacation visits.

If interested, please email me at dogdayskzoo@hotmail.com or click CONTACT for the online form. Thanks and I look forward to hearing from you!

Dog Days Kalamazoo has been on Facebook and Twitter since 2013. Also, we are now on INSTAGRAM. Check us out and follow us there.

Dog Days Kalamazoo hiring dog walker

Dog walker in Portage MI

Dog Days Kalamazoo hiring Dog Walker–backup/occasional position

Mileage compensation @$0.54/mile
50% commission per 30min stop = $7.50, $10.00 or $12.50 (depending on location)

$150. Boot allowance—black public safety style boots only, keep polished
3 short sleeve shirts, 3 long sleeve shirts, 2 pants—keep uniform cleaned and ironed

1.  At least 23 years old, semi-retired encouraged to apply
2.  Must live within Service Area—map at dogdayskzoo.com
3.  Have command presence—look sharp, act sharp, be sharp
4.  Pass criminal background check
5.  Experience caring for dogs and cats
6.  Physically capable of maintaining control of dogs in high stimulus environment
7.  Confident driving in all weather conditions with your own reliable vehicle
8.  Available 6am-9pm Mon-Fri, weekends available if interested
9.  Promptly respond to phone calls, texts, or emails and be a good communicator
10.  Able to make decisions and react appropriately without supervision

Personal Appearance:
1. Maintain a neat, clean, and professional appearance
2. Dyeing or highlighting of hair is acceptable if is consistent with natural hair color
3. Hair shall not be excessively long nor interfere with vision or hearing
4. Prefer no facial hair unless neatly trimmed
5. No tattoos on head, face, neck, or hands
6. No offensive tattoos—including racial or sexual in nature
7. Only visible piercings allowed are 4 piercings per ear and/or 2 nose piercings
8. No industrial piercings, gauging, or large hoop rings that could present a safety issue

Additional Notes
You will be an Employee of Dog Days Kalamazoo (Dog Days LLC).  Your primary duties will be midday dog walking (11am-3pm) and helping with vacation pet sitting. This is a backup/occasional position. There could be the opportunity for regular part-time hours depending on the amount of new midday dog walking clients added to the schedule. This varies and I have no control over when people contact me.

If interested please click CONTACT and email through the website

OR directly email me at

Mattawan dog walking service by Dog Days Kalamazoo

On the horizon: Mattawan dog walking. I will be expanding westward to encompass Mattawan for my dog walking and pet sitting services. Currently, my border is VanKal Ave. I have clients in and around Mattawan with many recent inquires if I service the area. That means more time for me at The Garden Griddle, which I highly recommend! Contact Michael at Dog Days Kalamazoo for further information, 269-350-0766.

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Should I hire a pet sitting business or an individual?

Kalamazoo Pet Sitter

You need to hire a dog walker or pet sitter in the Kalamazoo area, but not sure where to look?  Most people will start with a search engine like Google and type in “Kalamazoo dog walkers” or “Pet sitters in Kalamazoo” and see who shows up.  There are also sites such as Sittercity.com and Care.com.  There you will find an overwhelming number of both individuals and businesses who are members or have ads.  So, who do you contact?  A business? An individual?

Most legitimate dog walking and pet sitting business such as Dog Days Kalamazoo should be three things:




Great, but what do these terms even mean?

As a LICENSED business, Dog Days Kalamazoo is a LLC–a Limited Liability Company and recognized by the State of Michigan.

As an INSURED business, Dog Days Kalamazoo is covered by State Farm Insurance for any job related injuries or damage.  This includes accidental injury to animals, damage to buildings, outdoor property, water damage, equipment breakdown, and glass expenses.

As a BONDED business, Dog Days Kalamazoo has a financial guarantee that Michael Machota will satisfactorily fulfill contracted work for clients and I am protected against employee dishonesty and theft.

Do lower priced individuals provide this type of coverage? NO, they do not.

In the Kalamazoo area, there are a few different dog walking and pet sitting businesses to choose from including Dog Days Kalamazoo.  However, the number of individuals wanting to do the same work is countless.  The question is do you want a professional business who does pet care full-time in your home OR do you want a random individual who just has a Craigslist ad screaming about LOW prices?

While individuals might be able to undercut our rates because they do not have the same expenses nor have to claim mileage at tax time, the question remains–do you want the person with the cheapest price in your home with your pets?  No, you want the person who you can TRUST.  Remember that anyone can be cheap, but few can be great.  Hiring a Licensed, Insured, and Bonded business gives you peace of mind.

Please take a moment to see what my clients are saying:


Facebook reviews


I look forward to hearing from you and answering any questions that you may have.

DOG DAYS Kalamazoo
Dog Walking • Pet Sitting • Dog Waste Removal
(269) 350-0766


Kalamazoo Dog Walker

Current opening for midday dog walking in Portage

Midday dog walking Kalamazoo, Portage, Vicksburg

Good Saturday afternoon! I currently have availability for 1 midday dog walking client. Ideally someone who needs their dog walked/let out between 11am-3pm, Monday-Friday and lives in Portage, City of Kalamazoo, or Vicksburg. Visits are 20-30min at the discounted rate of $15./each ($75./week). If you or someone you know is interested please email or call. Thank you!

Remember, with Dog Days Kalamazoo you always get me the owner, Michael Machota, at your home.  I am on each and every job site and send you a text update after each visit.  This way, you have peace of mind knowing everything is well.

DOG DAYS Kalamazoo
Dog Walking • Pet Sitting • Dog Waste Removal
(269) 350-0766


I don’t sell dog walking. I don’t sell pet sitting. I sell trust.

When I first meet people, I tell them:  I don’t sell dog walking. I don’t sell pet sitting. I sell trust.

When you do a Google search to find a Kalamazoo dog walker or pet sitter for your dog or cat, ask yourself :

“Is this someone I feel comfortable giving the key to my home?”

There’s more to professional pet care than who is charging the lowest rate.  The few dog walking and pet sitting companies in Kalamazoo, such as myself, all have comparable rates–within a few dollars of each other.  Please make sure you spend the time to do adequate research about the person or company.  I have as much information as possible here about me–my first AND last name, my background, family, pets, customer’s pets and their testimonials about me.  I have links at the top of each page to my following four sites:





You can learn everything about me back to my days in college at Loyola University Chicago and Indiana University South Bend. I make it a point to be completely transparent.  I want you to have the confidence knowing I’m a professional doing this full-time and not as a side project or part-time like some of my competitors.  I am a Limited Liability Company (LLC)Bonded and Insured.  I do not have other employees so you know I will be on each and every site.  Please check out what my customers have to say about me under the “Testimonials” page here on my website, reviews on Yelp or Facebook reviews.  I hope to work with you and your family in the future!

Trusted Kalamazoo Pet Sitting

DOG DAYS Kalamazoo
Dog Walking • Pet Sitting • Dog Waste Removal
(269) 350-0766


Midday Dog Walker

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Riley & Coco appreciate the midday stops

One of the services that I provide is midday dog walking for people who work long hours or have busy schedules and need someone to let their dog out.  I schedule the visit for 20-30 minutes so your dog has plenty of time to get outside and take care of business.  Here Riley & Coco play in the snow last week at lunchtime.  I am fortunate to see these two every week!

I currently have availability to fit 2-3 more clients between the hours of 10am–3pm Monday through Friday.  Ideally, if you live within Kalamazoo city limits, Portage, or Vicksburg.  I give a discounted rate of $15. per visit for those of you needing midday dog walking every Monday-Friday.  That is $5. off my regular rate of $20. per visit.

The benefit of hiring DOG DAYS Kalamazoo versus another company or individual is:
This is my full-time job and not a side project. My attention is you and your pets, not being somewhere else.
I’m Licensed, Bonded, and Insured, and a Limited Liability Company (LLC).
As the owner/operator, I am the sole employee and I do not have other people doing my work for me.
I started this business in 2013 because I wanted to help other dog owners such as  my wife and I who needed Quality, Professional Pet Care.

Please take the time to read what some of my clients have to say about me here under “Testimonials”.  I also have reviews on my DOG DAYS Facebook page, and on Care.com.  I welcome the opportunity to help you out middays Monday through Friday so you don’t have to worry about who’s going to let your dog out.  Let me, Michael Machota, owner of DOG DAYS Kalamazoo be there for you.

DOG DAYS Kalamazoo
Dog Walking • Pet Sitting • Dog Waste Removal
(269) 350-0766


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Tedo & Ronni

Above, Tedo & Ronni enjoy their recent afternoon stop.  These two guys are always happy to see me and appreciate my afternoon visits. Yes, the field is crowded with individuals and businesses who say they can do dog walking and pet sitting in the Kalamazoo area.  But don’t trust just anyone to take care of your dogs, especially someone who just has an ad on Craigslist.  Trust DOG DAYS Kalamazoo!  DOG DAYS is Licensed, Bonded, Insured, and a Limited Liability Company (LLC). I do not have any other employees so you will always be getting the same person to visit your dogs–me.  I have links to Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Google+ and I invite you to thoroughly check out those sites to learn more about me and see what my customers are saying.  I have successfully been in business since November 2013 and I look forward to meeting you and your pets.  Feel free to give me a call or email!

DOG DAYS Kalamazoo
Dog Walking • Pet Sitting • Dog Waste Removal
(269) 350-0766


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Between stops in Prairie View County Park

Sometimes you need to just park the car, get out and enjoy nature.  I’m fortunate to live a short distance from Prairie View County Park and try to visit as often as I can.  Not only do they have a fenced dog park, but plenty of hiking trails and access to Hogsett and Gourdneck Lakes.  A year round pass for all five county parks is only $25. and they are on sale now.

When you are looking for Kalamazoo Dog Walkers or Kalamazoo Pet Sitters, we hope you keep DOG DAYS Kalamazoo in mind.  We are the only company in Kalamazoo that not only does DOG WALKING and PET SITTING, but also DOG WASTE REMOVAL.  Locally owned and operated by Michael Machota, we are celebrating our one year anniversary next month.  Please click on the links to see our Google+ page, Facebook or Twitter pages.  I look forward to serving you!  –Michael Machota

DOG DAYS Kalamazoo
Dog Walking • Pet Sitting • Dog Waste Removal
(269) 350-0766


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Vicksburg Dog Walking

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Beau the mini-Schnauzer/Maltese.

Beau here is one of my most consistent dog walking clients as I get to see him five days a week.  I can walk your dog daily, weekly, or as needed.  With DOG DAYS, you always get the same person walking your dog–me!  I do not have any other employees, so you can have the confidence and peace of mind knowing I will be on every job site.  Hours of operation are 7:00am–9:30pm seven days a week.  Unlike others posting ads on Craigslist, I am Licensed, Bonded, Insured and am a LLC.  Please email or call to get further information or to schedule your initial appointment.  I look forward to hearing from you!

DOG DAYS Kalamazoo

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