Hi, I’m Mike, Dog Walker/Pet Sitter Extraordinaire.
I am a 55 year old pet lover and resident of San Francisco. I’ve been in the Bay Area since 1980, spending many of the past 35 years watching homes and caring for pets. I have always had a deep connection with animals, and it is my passion to spend time with them and take care of their needs. I love playing with, petting, and helping pets feel safe and comfortable while their people are gone. I have spent a considerable amount of my life being a loving companion to many animals I’ve rescued, and helping care for animals whose guardians are sick or disabled.
I prefer quiet reading, find meaning in helping others, and am community oriented. I’m reliable, punctual, and pay close attention to directions. It would be my pleasure to come to your home and spend quality time with your beloved pet. I am available with just 24 hours notice, and be reached at 415-735-8770 between the hours of 9am and 7pm.
I offer your beloved pet(s) the reassurance and stability of being at their home and in their familiar environment when you are not able to be with them.
I recognize everyone is different, and take the time to understand the needs of both you and your pet(s).
I provide a safe and happy environment for all creatures, and peace of mind to guardians who cannot be there themselves.
I shower pets with loving attention and care in the environment they are familiar with – their home.
I always exhibit professional conduct, honesty, integrity, and respect for personal property.
Services & Rates
|Two visits per day – for Cat(s)||$40|
|Seven nights or more||$35|
|Overnight Care In Your Home – For Dogs(s): 6pm-9am||$50|
|Seven nights or more||$45|
Dog Walking Service
Depending on your family’s needs, we can schedule specific times of day for your dog’s walks. I am also available to to walk your dogs on a daily basis while you are at work.
What types of pets do you serve?
My unique service is to be at your home from 6pm-9am, to spend time with your pet(s), cater to their needs and love them until you can return home to them. Please see the Services and Rates section of this page. If your pet requires an extra walk, medication, or to be fed at a special time , I am happy to fulfill your needs.
What areas of San Francisco do you do you provide your service?
My Pet Sitting service is based in San Francisco and I serve all neighborhoods of the city.
Can you administer my pet’s medication?
I have many years of experience in administering medications to pets, I can apply lotions or creams, give oral and liquid medications, as well as injections and subcutaneous fluids.
Is there an extra charge for administering medications?
There is no extra charge for administering medications; it is part of the service.
Do you provide initial consultation?
I provide complimentary meet and greet for every new client, I will come to your home at your convenience and meet your beloved pet(s), take care of keys and other logistics, and get to know your needs as well as well as the routine of your little darling(s). Please give me a call at 415-735-8770.
How much advanced notice do you require before service?
You should contact me as soon as you have made plans so I can put you on my schedule. Two weeks is always enough time for me to schedule your initial consultation before your service. However, I can work with less time available as well. Once you are an existing client, I can usually work with you on very short notice.
How and when do I pay you for your services?
For your convenience, I accept cash, check and Venmo. For pet sitting I request that payment in full be made prior to the beginning of the stay. For daily dog walks (Monday-Friday) I request that payment be made weekly on Fridays. For “now and then” walks, I request that payment be made upon arrival for each walk.
We loved having Mike take care of our home and our four cats. He is kind and conscientious. We will definitely hire him again.
My dog is like my kid and I get super anxious every time I have to leave town. Mike was the best! I felt so comfortable leaving the two of them together and Mike replied quickly anytime. I had a question about how things were going. I came home to a happy and healthy dog.
Mike is a great house and pet sitter. He’s extremely communicative and professional, sending texts throughout his stay to keep us up to date on how things are going. He took great care of the house and we came home to a very happy puppy. We recommend Mike without hesitation!
You can rely on Mike!!! Mike is the best House sitter/ pet sitter that we have ever used. Our dogs truly love him and he is a reliable and attentive companion to them in our absence. Since hiring Mike our travel has been stress free. We know he is there tending to our home and pets as if they were his own. To put it simply Mike is the best.
I don’t trust my dog with anyone! I have a very intelligent, quick, and devious terrier. I have always worried about about my dog when I travel. Mike is the first person that I have trusted my dog with and now when I travel I don’t have to worry. Being in Maui sucks if I am worrying about my dog or my home. I just make sure that I book Mike in advance so that while I am traveling I can focus on my beautiful wife and family.