Response Rate: 100%
Response Time: A few minutes


House Sitting

in your home

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
House Sitting Cancellation Policy:
Drop-In Visits Cancellation Policy:
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repeat clients
68 Reviews

Shannon S.
Shannon S.
Dec 8, 2018
Verified Stay

Bobo loves Melinda and I love that he loves that! #peaceofmind #ingoodhands

Melinda J.
Melinda J.
Will P.
Will P.
Dec 5, 2018
Verified Stay

Super quick and responsive! Provided a lot of pictures and clearly showed our elderly dog plenty of love and attention during the visit.

Melinda J.
Melinda J.
Kevin M.
Kevin M.
Nov 2, 2018
Verified Stay

always on time, great feed back and communication. such a giant help. thanks Melinda!!!!

Melinda J.
Melinda J.

About Melinda

years of experience
  • Rover 101
  • Verified Enhanced Background Check

Home Full Time! Military Spouse!

I have been around dogs since I was born (not to give my age, but over 45 years!) I grew up with a Collie and a Miniature Schnauzer. During my marriage, I have had 5 Labradors. I currently have a Great Dane, Kalliope, who is a true Dane and Couch Potato, not to mention, a Great Leaner! ! I grew up in Virginia, lived all over the world (thanks to my USMC husband), moved with dogs-in-tow ...

What Melinda would like to know about your dog

I love all dogs, but large breeds are my specialty! I am very comfortable with Great Danes! One of my Danes was deaf, so I have experience working with deaf dogs. Do you have any medications or specific needs for your dog? Any special quirks or loves your pup might have?

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

When Melinda watches your pet

I live near 8th and I, Capitol Hill, SE. We would go on walks around the area or play in Lincoln Park, if your pup likes that! I also love just cuddling or playing with your pup!

Melinda's Service Area

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