No Females in Heat
This is our dog Dugan’s third multiple night stay with Mel while we needed to head out of town. I can’t say enough about how how comfortable we feel leaving him with Mel. Dugan who is a 12 year old larger dog with some senior needs is so excited when he arrives and when we pick him up, I know he looks back to say Thankyou!!
Mel is great at listening to our ...
I recently moved to The Gresham area, which meant I needed to once again go through the dreaded process of finding somebody with whom I’m comfortable leaving my most precious commodity.
As always, I was nervous leaving my boy in the care of somebody else. Like with my previous Portland-based sitter, my fears were completely unfounded.
Mel is highly organized, works from home, is extremely knowledgeable in animal behavior, has a nice big yard ...
We had a wonderful experience with Mel. This was my first time using Rover.com and it went very well. I was thankful that we had a "meet and greet" before the actual stay. My golden is a senior dog with health issues, multiple medications and activity restrictions. Mel handled it all with no problems. She sent me photos and updates which I really appreciated. The communication was great. Mel and her family spoiled my ...
Home Full Time - Play and Snuggle
I'm dog people. I love to play in the yard, go for walks/hikes, roll around on the floor and be silly, and have a good snuggle. Dogs know how to live the good life and I'm right there with them. I worked 4 years at a local high-end boarding kennel, as well as volunteering for Guide Dogs for the Blind, and have adopted and/or fostered numerous dogs. When your dog stays with me ...
What Mel would like to know about your dog
I like to be straightforward and honest with my clients and request the same. If your dog has any challenges in socialization, potty training, chewing/destroying items that are not toys, escaping, getting along with other dogs and/or cats, or any other behavioral concerns, please be up front and let me know. In many cases I am able accommodate the issue if I know in advance. This keeps your dog safe and well cared for, as well as respecting my own pets and home. Very elderly dogs, special needs dogs, dogs that are not fully potty trained, or females that go into heat during their stay may be charged additional fees for the extra time and supplies they require and these would be discussed at our Meet & Greet and agreed upon by both of us before proceeding. I’d love to know your dog's play style, tricks they know, favorite games and toys, love/comfort objects, feeding schedule, medications/allergies (if any), quirks, and what they like and don't like. If your dog is afraid of thunderstorms or fireworks, please let me know, as well. I am a big fan of Meet & Greets and am happy to set those up at my home so everyone can get introduced and make sure we're a good fit. Proof of current vaccines including parvovirus, distemper, rabies and bordatella (kennel cough) is required, as well as an effective flea prevention.
I offer flexible pickup and drop off times between 7am and 8pm. Doggy Day Care hours are 7am - 6pm Tuesday - Saturday.
I do not watch Huskies, Chow Chows, or Shar Peis.