Dog Boarding

in the sitter's home
per night

Doggy Day Care

in the sitter's home
per day
Response Time
About a day

Hosting Preferences

Additional Preferences
  • Spayed and Neutered Dogs
  • No Females in Heat
  • Crate-Trained Dogs Only


  • Available
  • Unavailable
Melinda can host 1 dog per night.
Melinda can host 1 dog per day for day care.
Dog Boarding Cancellation Policy:
Doggy Day Care Cancellation Policy:


repeat clients
5 Reviews

Joan H.
Joan H.
Jun 28, 2018
Verified Stay

In sum, Melinda is the peace of mind you wish for when you must leave your four-legged member of the family behind on your two-legged-members-only family trip. She sends daily updates with photos and blog-worthy memos for us, has a huge fenced-in yard for the dog and a heart of gold for us and the dog. Our search for the perfect sitter is over. We have finally found “the one.”

Melinda C.
Melinda C.
Jodi S.
Jodi S.
Apr 14, 2018
Verified Stay

if we could give 6 stars - we would! melinda, tan and zoey all made our oliver feel like a part of the family. this was the longest we’ve ever been away from him but all the pictures, texts and updates gave us such peace of mind. they are warm, caring and sweet and now our puppy has a new best friend ?

Melinda C.
Melinda C.
Laurene & Charles T.
Laurene & Charles T.
Mar 19, 2018
Verified Stay

Our 6-month puppy, Chase, had a fabulous time with Melinda and family. Melinda kept me updated throughout our puppy's two night stay. In addition, Melinda's dog, Zoey, was a great play companion for Chase. Melinda has a wonderful fenced-in yard that provided Chase a safe environment to run and play. Thank you, Melinda!

Melinda C.
Melinda C.

About Melinda

years of experience
  • Verified Background Check

HUGE Fenced Yard & Home Full Time

Hello! A huge 1-acre fenced yard can be your pup’s heaven. A convenient stop just off Route 17, I am a responsible, dog-loving parent to a sweet 7 year old lab mix rescue of our own. I’d like to occasionally take in a canine companion for her to roam around with. I’ve owned dogs for almost 15 years, treat them as family, honoring whatever caretaking guidelines you set. I only take in ...

What Melinda would like to know about your dog

Must get along well with other dogs. It’s best for our environment if s/he is clean, well behaved (e.g., does not jump on furniture, chew, or drool excessively; is laid back, easygoing, and non-aggressive). It’s a plus if s/he has a crate to stay in, but in some cases may be required depending on the timing. There’s a special way we’d like to introduce our dogs which helps ease any potential anxiety.

Additional Skills
Oral Medication Administration
Senior Dog Experience
Injected Medication Administration
Special Needs Dog Experience

About Melinda's Home

Lives in a House
Non-Smoking Household
No Children Present
Has a Fenced Yard
Has 1 Dog, No Other Pets
Melinda's Pets


Mixed and Rhodesian Ridgeback
6 years, 11 mo. old, 85 lbs.

When Melinda watches your pet

Run all around the yard. Walks down our quiet cul-de-sac street. Playtime anytime.

In Melinda's Home

Dogs Not Allowed On Bed
Takes Only 1 Client at a Time
Dogs Not Allowed On Furniture
Potty Breaks Every 4-8 Hours

Melinda's Neighborhood

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