About Michael

About me:

My name is Mike and I'm a 23 year old student, reading Environmental Science at Northumbria University. I have lived with dogs my entire life and have such a passion for these four legged friends. My natural connection with dogs makes me the perfect companion for your pet; in the past I have even gotten on with dogs that supposedly 'hate everyone' which is always an extremely rewarding experience!

Last year I was working with anti-poaching dogs in South Africa and had first hand experience training, looking after and operating alongside Weimaraner and Belgian Malanoir dogs. A good working dog requires a good handler and there has to be chemistry between both parties in order to be successful. It was in Africa that I was taught the fundamental skills required to become a proficient dog handler; skills which are most definitely transferable to the world of dog sitting.

I am a firm believer in providing dogs with the necessary amount of exercise and attention depending on size, breed, personality and age. I can guarantee that your dogs will be happy and comfortable whist I am walking or minding them and they shall be treated like royalty when under my supervison!

Household details: I live in a safe and clean house which has a decent sized back yard. One perk is that my home is just a stone throw away from Jesmond Dene park which makes for a perfect walking area for your dog (I also enjoy making day trips to Northumberland for walks).

I will be fully capable of performing to very high standards in this role as I have had plenty of experience in this practice over the years. As mentioned earlier, I am so passionate about dogs and any animals that are left in my safekeeping, I will love as if they were my own!

For any queries, please don't hesitate to call me on: 07476781534

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  • Completed bookings: 3
  • Response rate: 93%
  • Response time: within a few hours
  • Cancellation policy for dog boarding: Flexible
  • Cancellation policy for other services: Flexible
If you have special time requirements, simply let Michael know.
Dog Boarding preferred times:
Drop-off from 4 p.m.
Pick-up before noon
Dog Day Care preferred times:
Drop-off from 6 a.m.
Pick-up before 6 p.m.
  • Property type: House
  • Resident dogs: 0
  • Other Pets: No
  • Outdoor space: Terrace / Patio
  • I have a car for emergencies
  • I can administer oral medications
  • I can administer injectable medications
  • Jonathan

    Michael was brilliant, and very considerate throughout the whole 3 and a half days he had Smooch. He sent regular pics each day and updates, which was v reassuring and was clam and relaxed, and ultra easy to deal with. Smooch clearly had a fantastic holiday, being on walks 3 times a day and getting more attention than he gets at home. I could not have asked for a nicer and more attentive sitter for my collie. Many thanks to Michael and the DB team for ensuring such a good web-based info and update system! - Jonathan (Gosforth)

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    Michael, dog sitter in Newcastle upon Tyne

    What a wonderful review Jonathan, thank you. It was great meeting the both of you and I hope that I see some more of Smooch in the not too distant future! Cheers

    5th November 2017

  • Alison

    Michael was wonderful with my two dogs, they really enjoyed their stay with him and I loved receiving the pics and the updates whilst I was on holiday. I recommend Michael 100%

    4th November 2017
    Michael, dog sitter in Newcastle upon Tyne

    Much appreciated Alison. It was great having the two rock stars to stay!

    4th November 2017

  • Rebecca

    I had to arrange a dog walker at short notice , and under normal circumstances i would not place my dod with a stranger. Mike has been great, very reliable and trustworthy.

    21st October 2017
    Michael, dog sitter in Newcastle upon Tyne

    Thanks so much for the review Rebecca! Gigi was (and still is) an absolute pleasure to walk.

    21st October 2017

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