Melanie J.

Response Rate: 100%
Response Time: A few minutes


Dog Boarding

in the sitter's home
per night

Doggy Day Care

in the sitter's home
per day
Cat care, pick-up & drop-off, bathing / grooming

Hosting Preferences

Additional Preferences
  • Dogs Over 1 Year Old


  • Available
  • Unavailable
Melanie can host up to 2 dogs per night.
Melanie can host 1 dog per day for day care.
Dog Boarding Cancellation Policy:
Doggy Day Care Cancellation Policy:


repeat clients
45 Reviews

Leslie J.
Leslie J.
Jul 6, 2018
Verified Stay

Melanie was great! She would send pictures and updates daily. She was very quick to to respond to any questions or concerns I had. I would highly recommend her. My dog came home happy after a stay with Melanie’s family. So nice to have him in a home environment rather than a kennel :)

Melanie J.
Melanie J.
Mel C.
Mel C.
May 21, 2018
Verified Stay

Great sitter. Polly loves kids to play with. Took her for walks etc. Will definitely use again soon.

Melanie J.
Melanie J.
Mel C.
Mel C.
May 17, 2018
Verified Stay

Great place for Polly.

Melanie J.
Melanie J.

About Melanie

years of experience
  • Rover Pack
  • Verified Background Check
  • Rover 101

Experienced former 4-Her

Hi! I'm Melanie. Please note: At this time, we are only taking one or two repeat clients on an occasional basis.

Why I love dog sitting
I grew up on a farm and always had 1-3 dogs (Golden, English Setter, Labs, Border Collie mix, Cattle Dog, Husky mix, Doberman mix). I have taken animals in every project to the fair but my favorite was dog (10+ yrs). My labs were trained to the highest level ...

What Melanie would like to know about your dog

I am open to most breeds, but they must be ok around small kids. I have a toddler and a 5 year old and though I wouldn't let them wrestle with your dog, they may have contact through a baby gate. They would never be together unsupervised. Also, I prefer that they are ok around cats but I can separate our cats in the lower level if they don't get along. Dogs that don't get along with other dogs are welcome if I don't have any prior bookings for those days. I would like to know your dog's routine, temperament, vices, vet info etc. They need to be free of parasites and have a copy of current vaccinations (DHPP and Rabies). Bordetella is recommended.

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

About Melanie's Home

Lives in a House
Non-Smoking Household
Has No Dogs
Has an Unfenced Yard
Has Cats
Children 0-5 Years Old

When Melanie watches your pet

Here's where we'll take our walks
I would give them 1-3 daily walks, weather permitting and depending on their exercise needs. We live in a quiet neighborhood with trails and parks nearby. I love jogging if your dog is higher energy. They will always be on leash. Example of potty/walk schedule for a typical day: 6-7am potty break w/walk. 10-11am potty break w/possible walk (depending on weather since toddler will come along). 3-4pm potty break during toddler's nap time. 6-7pm potty break w/walk. 10-11pm potty break or right before your dog usually goes to sleep. During hot summer days, the evening walk would be later around dusk. If your dog needs to be let out more often or has a different potty schedule, I am able to accommodate them.

Your dog's sleeping arrangement
It depends on the dog. Dogs that are well-behaved can choose their spot or we also have a spare bedroom. They're allowed on the couch and the bed. If it's a dog that could chew on things or has another concerning habit then either a kennel or the kitchen with a baby gate might be best. We don't own any kennels for dogs but we have small and XL pet beds available as well as extra dishes, leashes, and toys. All your dog really needs to stay here is a collar/harness and food.

Time I'll spend with your dog
I am home most of the time. I may need to go out sometimes for groceries, church, or other errands.

In Melanie's Home

Dogs Allowed On Bed
Potty Breaks Every 2-4 Hours
Dogs Allowed On Furniture

Melanie's Neighborhood

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