Only you love your pet more than I do.



Welcome! Founded by Buffalo-native Michelle Emmi, Dog's Best Friend is a mobile full-service pet care agency. A passionate animal lover, Michelle understands that pets aren't just animals, but are also family members deserving of the love and care afforded to their human counterparts. Inspired by the challenges faced when seeking care for her own beloved Chocolate Lab, Kahla, Michelle set out to provide clients with the reliable, personalized and loving service that she desired for her own pet. When professional or social obligations call you away from home, rest assured that Michelle will be there to provide daily or overnight care for your pets, with the same level of love and dedication that she brings to her own family. A professionally trained groomer, Michelle is also available for mobile grooming services, consultations on pet selection, care, and training, as well as add-on services including house sitting and dog walking. Please visit the Services and Rates sections of this website for additional details and pricing, fill out the Contact Us form, or email Michelle directly at Thanks, and we look forward to meeting your furry companions!

 Michelle Emmi, Founder and Chief Pet Enthusiast at Dog's Best Friend

Michelle Emmi, Founder and Chief Pet Enthusiast at Dog's Best Friend



Our Services


PET Sitting

Avoid old-fashioned, cold and sterile boarding facilities, and let Dog's Best Friend fill your pet sitting needs. Animals may be uncomfortable outside of their normal environment and may experience separation anxiety; relieve your pets of this potential stress by allowing us to care for your pet in the comfort of your own home.  A professional groomer and former veterinary assistant, Dog's Best Friend Founder Michelle Emmi is able to care for pets of all ages and can accommodate a wide range of needs, including pets requiring medical issue management.

Daily, weekly, and overnight (live-in) rates available.

House Sitting

We are pleased to offer house sitting services to our clients - you do not need to own a pet to utilize this service, however for pet sitting clients, house sitting amenities are included in the pet sitting overnight rate. Deter would-be criminals by allowing us to maintain a normal "at home" presence at your residence while you are away. Services may include, but are not limited to: newspaper and mail collection, outdoor upkeep (snow removal, lawn/garden mowing and watering), housekeeping, home organization, grocery shopping (don't come home to an empty fridge!), and other services upon request. 

Daily Check-in

Spending longer days at the office lately? Have a last minute emergency and won't be home for a while? We're always on call to check in on your pets! A minimum of twenty-four hours notice is preferred, but we are happy to accommodate on less notice subject to availability.


Regular (monthly) grooming is essential to your pet's health. Dog's Best Friend offers professional grooming services from the convenience of your home. Founder Michelle Emmi offers personalized service, taking into consideration customer preference and grooming patterns specific to dog breed. Dog's Best Friend uses high quality organic products that are gentle on your dog's skin and coat. Plus, your dog will wag their tail in happiness as they prance down the block showing off their shiny, soft coat! 

Our Pom-A-Poo Louie absolutely adores Michelle, and so do we! When we’re traveling, we know Louie is being loved, exercised, and fed to his heart’s content. Plus, he’s freshly groomed upon our return! Worth every penny...
— The Chianta Family


Dogs benefit physically and mentally from regularly scheduled daily walks. For those with regular pet assistance needs, we are happy to provide permanent, or semi-permanent pet walking services.





$15 & up...


Daily rates start at $15 per home visit, based on geographic service area:

$15...Amherst, Clarence, Williamsville

$18...Cheektowaga, Lancaster

$20...Buffalo, Tonawanda, Lockport

Please inquire about rates for areas not listed above.


PET & House Sitting Per Night

Dog's Best Friend provides live-in care for pets of all kinds. Services included in the basic rate:

  • Pet care (e.g. feeding, exercising/playing, crate, cage or litter box cleaning, etc.)
  • Mail/newspaper/package pickup
  • Plant/lawn/garden watering

Other services available upon request, and may be offered for an additional fee. 




$40 & up ...       Basic Bath and Brush ... Includes ear cleaning & hair removal, nail trimming, sani trim, shampoo bath and brush.

$70 & up ...       Bath and Cut ... Includes all services listed above for the Basic Bath & Brush, plus cut.

$70 ...                De-Shedding Package ... Recommended monthly for double-coated breeds to help reduce and control shedding. Includes all services in the Basic Bath and Brush, plus deep conditioning treatment to allow for maximum undercoat cleansing. A cut may be added to this package, prices vary - please inquire.

A La Carte Services

$10 ...               Ear Cleaning

$15 ...               Nail Trim

$20 ...              Face Trim



Satisfied Customers




For additional information or to book your services, please contact us by filling out the form below and clicking SUBMIT. Please note that service bookings are not guaranteed until you receive a confirmation email.