Melanie D.

Response Rate: 90%
Response Time: Within a few hours


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

Traveling Preferences



  • Available
  • Unavailable
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repeat client
9 Reviews

Adam U.
Adam U.
Jul 25, 2018
Verified Stay

Melanie is the best!!!

when a great dane loves someone, a tell tale sign is that she leans on the person. well, our dane Harper seriously leaned on Melanie within about a minute of meeting her, and her love for Melanie has only deepened over time (this stay was the first time we'd traveled in a while, so Harper hadn't seen Melanie in a couple months... as soon as she got to the house, Harper ...

Melanie D.
Melanie D.
Shaun D.
Shaun D.
Jul 8, 2018
Verified Stay

Thank you so much Melanie for the updates and pictures. George was so well taken care of. I hope to reserve you again soon

Melanie D.
Melanie D.
Adam U.
Adam U.
Jan 26, 2018
Verified Stay

Melanie was completely stellar in her care for Harper while we were away. She stayed at our house while we were gone, and she took great care of our home in our absence. we came home to a cleaner kitchen than we left!

she and Harper clearly bonded quickly and deeply. she sent us tons of pictures and texts to let us know how Harper was doing, and Harper looked happy in all the pics ...

Melanie D.
Melanie D.

About Melanie

years of experience
  • Verified Background Check

Active Dog Lover and Student!

I am a born animal lover who grew up surrounded by cats, dogs, geese, cockatiels, and even a pot bellied pig! Currently, I am a WWU Master's Student living in Bellingham and I would love to care for your dog! I am a professional and dedicated caregiver and I make it my priority to send regular updates so that you can relax during your time away from home knowing that your furry family member is ...

What Melanie would like to know about your dog

I love all dogs and have worked with nearly every breed at some point in my life. The more I know about a dog's personality and background, the more I'll be able to cater to their needs!

Additional Skills
Oral Medication Administration
Senior Dog Experience
Can provide daily exercise
Injected Medication Administration
Special Needs Dog Experience

When Melanie watches your pet

At my house, I take dogs for walks and runs in the Arboretum or to the local parks and trails, such as Larrabee. On weekends, I go for longer hikes on the many trails available in beautiful Bellingham. I am very active and love having a dog as company for my adventures!

Melanie's Service Area

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