Looking for a professional Kalamazoo pet sitter for Spring Break?

Spring Break pet sitting, dog walking

Spring officially starts next Friday, March 20th.  Have you made your plans for a weekend trip or weeklong Spring Break getaway?  What’s the best option for your cats or dogs?  They probably won’t be very happy locked in a boarding facility.  Let them stay home and schedule a professional pet care company like DOG DAYS Kalamazoo.  We come to you–up to three pet sitting or dog walking visits per day.  In certain circumstances we can stay the night (limited availability).  Not only do we check on your furry friends for 30 minutes each visit, we bring in the mail & newspaper, set out the garbage & recycling, and make sure there’s no issues like leaking pipes or a furnace that’s not working.  Recently, I did have a client with a water heater that was leaking and I was fortunate to catch it in time before it became a big issue.  I turned off the gas and water supply to the tank.  Otherwise, they would have come home to a flooded basement!  They were quite appreciate of me noticing the leak and had to replace a valve on the water heater.

A typical vacation pet sitting or dog walking day with three stops would be scheduled like this:

Visit 1:  7:00am – 7:30am

Visit 2:  3:00pm – 3:30pm

Visit 3:  9:30pm – 10:00pm

For instance if you have dogs, I take them for a walk each visit or go outside while they take care of business.  Even if you have a fenced yard, I NEVER just stay inside while they’re out–I’m always there with them.  I then feed them according to their eating schedule, spend the remaining time playing with them, and attending to any house related tasks that need to be completed.  I do not have any other employees and am the only person who will be in your home.  This way, your cats or dogs become accustomed to me and everything is routine.

I am thankful to have clients who take the time to write me nice emails and reviews.  Please see what they have to say about me under the “Testimonials” page.  There are also over 10 Facebook reviews.  I already have most of March filled in and some of April with dog walking and pet sitting stops.  Please give me a call or email so we can get you on the calendar in time for your Spring Break trip!

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

www.dogdayskzoo.com

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:

Twitter

Facebook

LinkedIn

Google+

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!

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

www.dogdayskzoo.com

Vacation Pet Sitting and Property Check

One of the advantages to hiring me for pet sitting is that I’m diligent in checking the house mechanicals & basement. I recently noticed a client’s water heater was leaking and quickly shut it down. This included turning the water heater completely off as well as cutting the gas supply to it. Here’s an excerpt of the customer’s email to me:

“Hi Mike, Thank you so much for being alert to my malfunctioning water heater. I guess I never thought about how old it might be–installed when the house was built 20 years ago. I have to replace two things, one of which you mentioned (the overflow valve). Thank you for being alert.”

Remember that not all pet sitters and dog walkers are alike.  For some it is just a side project or a hobby.  For me this is my full-time profession.  I treat your pets AND your home as if they were my own.  This means you have nothing to worry about while you’re gone.  Not only will your dogs or cats have less stress staying home instead of being boarded, you have me physically checking on the house and catching problems like this water leak before it became a BIG issue!

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Water leaking from T&P valve of tank

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

www.dogdayskzoo.com

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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

www.dogdayskzoo.com

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Harley takes it easy

Like most of you, I don’t want to board my dogs.  That’s why there’s DOG DAYS Kalamazoo available to watch your dog or cat while you’re away.  While I do not stay overnight at your house, I make up to 3 trips per day for 30minutes each visit.  These stops are early AM, afternoon, and at night. When your pet stays at home there are these 5 advantages:

1.  Less stress, since your dog or cat gets to be in its own environment at home.
2.  No worries about catching something from other pets in a boarding facility.
3.  Someone to check on your house, bring in the mail/paper, and make sure everything is in order.
4.  You can leave for your trip and not have to be concerned with dropping off your pet.
5.  Detailed reports via email or text after each visit to give you that “peace of mind” that all’s well.

So, when you are wondering “what do I do with my pet when I want to go on vacation?” Remember that DOG DAYS Kalamazoo is here to serve you!

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

www.dogdayskzoo.com

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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

www.dogdayskzoo.com

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Rupert stands guard while Ringo relaxes

These are our two dogs–Rupert the pit bull mix and Ringo the yellow Labrador.  People tend to ask me, “What do you do with your dogs when you go out of town?”  Well, we don’t go out of town that often since there is plenty to do here in the Kalamazoo area.  But, when we do, my wife Lisa and I are fortunate to have trusted friends take care of them at our house.  Like most of you, I don’t want to board my dogs.  That’s why there’s DOG DAYS Kalamazoo available to watch your dog or cat while you’re away.  While I do not stay overnight at your house, I make up to 3 trips per day for 30minutes each visit.  These stops are early AM, afternoon, and at night. When your pet stays at home there are these 5 advantages:

1.  Less stress, since your dog or cat gets to be in its own environment at home.
2.  No worries about catching something from other pets in a boarding facility.
3.  Someone to check on your house, bring in the mail/paper, and make sure everything is in order.
4.  You can leave for your trip and not have to be concerned with dropping off your pet.
5.  Detailed reports via email or text after each visit to give you that “peace of mind” that all’s well.

So, when you are wondering “what do I do with my pet when I want to go on vacation?” Remember that DOG DAYS Kalamazoo is here to serve you!

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

www.dogdayskzoo.com

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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

www.dogdayskzoo.com

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Grizzly enjoying the afternoon breeze

There are a variety of people to choose from when looking for a Pet Sitter or Dog Walker in Kalamazoo/Portage.  Are they Licensed, Bonded, and Insured?  Are they a legitimate business or just throwing an ad on Craigslist?  DOG DAYS Kalamazoo is Licensed, Bonded, Insured and is a LLC.  I do not have any employees working for me to delegate the work to–I am on EVERY job site.  This way you always have the same person in your house with your dog or cat.

Unlike some of my competitors, I do not break my visits down into “quick pop-ins”.
I only have one type of visit and it is a 30 minute stop.
This allows your pet to have adequate time to eat, play, and take care of business.  I’m not quite sure how some of the other guys get anything done with a 5 minute visit!  When you choose DOG DAYS know that my goal is to provide you with peace of mind–your pet will be well taken care of while you’re away.

DOG DAYS Kalamazoo
dogdayskzoo@hotmail.com
269-350-0766
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