Mel R.

Response Rate: 100%
Response Time: A few minutes


Dog Boarding

in the sitter's home
per night

House Sitting

in your home
per night

Drop-In Visits

30-minute check-ins
per visit

Dog Walking

30-minute walks
per walk
Cat care, pick-up & drop-off, bathing / grooming

Hosting Preferences


Traveling Preferences



  • Available
  • Unavailable
Mel can host 1 dog per night.
Dog Boarding Cancellation Policy:
House Sitting Cancellation Policy:
Drop-In Visits Cancellation Policy:
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Mel's Photos

of clients received photo updates
Mel is using the Rover app to track activity and send Rover Cards


repeat clients
25 Reviews

David E.
David E.
Jul 14, 2019
Verified Stay

Mel was a great sitter! She took great care of Honey and provided lots of updates through the stay!

Mel R.
Jeanette L.
Jeanette L.
Jun 2, 2019
Verified Stay

I personally can't thank Mel enough for watching and caring for Sadie, last minute. I messaged her hours before we were set to depart, last minute emergency, and she did NOT hesitate to care for Sadie. She is such a loving dog sitter, and folks, your fur babies will be in the best hands. She sends pictures and messages throughout the stay. Thank you Mel. Sadie can't wait to come stay with you again! <3

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Mariana C.
Mariana C.
Apr 23, 2019
Verified Stay

This was my first time using Rover and Mel was really great! It turned out my dog got more stressed than I had anticipated so there were a few bumps, but Mel handled the situation perfectly and was able to keep him calm with lots of love. She also sent us tons of pictures and updates which was great because I was a little nervous myself so it helped to know he was in good ...

Mel R.

About Mel

years of experience
  • First Aid & CPR
  • Verified Background Check
  • Rover 101

Miss my dogs back home and love em

Hi I am Mel and while I do work a 9-5 job during the week, I am a habitual early riser and love to exercise a bit in the morning and night. The only thing missing is a furry running buddy. I live in a home with 2 people (who are also dog people and one is also on Rover). We have no pets and have a tall fence in our yard. I am home ...

What Mel would like to know about your dog

No breed preferences. I'd like to be notified if they are aggressive or a bit about their personality, such as if they get along with other dogs/kids (no pets/kids in my unit but may interact in my building), eat everything in site, or have a special diet.

Additional Skills
Oral Medication Administration
First Aid/CPR
Can provide daily exercise
Injected Medication Administration
Senior Dog Experience

About Mel's Home

Lives in a House
Non-Smoking Household
No Children Present
Has a Fenced Yard
Has No Dogs

When Mel watches your pet

I love to walk in my neighborhood, the West Village and on the Katy trail. I like to run or walk.

In Mel's Home

Dogs Allowed On Bed
Takes Only 1 Client at a Time
Dogs Allowed On Furniture
Potty Breaks Every 4-8 Hours

Mel's Service Area

All stays booked on Rover receive our Rover guarantee, 24/7 support, and our reservation protection.