Melinda K.

Response Rate: 100%
Response Time: A few minutes


Dog Boarding

in the sitter's 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

Additional Preferences
  • Dogs Over 1 Year Old
  • Spayed and Neutered Dogs
  • No Females in Heat
  • Crate-Trained Dogs Only

Traveling Preferences



  • Available
  • Unavailable
Melinda can host up to 3 dogs per night.
Dog Boarding Cancellation Policy:
Drop-In Visits Cancellation Policy:
Dog Walking Cancellation Policy:


repeat clients
98 Reviews

Charlotte O.
Charlotte O.
Nov 26, 2018
Verified Stay

Great with my golden. Never puts up a fit, just runs in. She has a pickup & delivery service fir my dog. She is thr only one i trust.

Melinda K.
Melinda K.
Dawn M.
Dawn M.
Nov 19, 2018
Verified Stay

Daisy is my "special needs" beagle. She stayed 8 nights with Melinda who kept me updated several times a day. Melinda picked her up and dropped her off and Daisy was not stressed at all. I highly recommend Melinda!

Melinda K.
Melinda K.
Claire J.
Claire J.
Sep 4, 2018
Verified Stay

Melinda has been my pet sitter since last year, and she is a great pet sitter. She sends pictures of my dog daily, and she also sends video of my dog to let me know how she is doing during my vacation. She will definitely be my pet sitter again, and I highly recommend her as a great pet sitter.

Melinda K.
Melinda K.

About Melinda

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

Your Dog Will Feel At Home Here!!!

I am accepting new clients but the numbers will be limited. I am still very busy with repeated clients’ dogs.

As a true dog lover with keen sense of dog needs, I am positive that I can make dogs to feel comfortable. Some such skills that I am proficient in include walking dogs, feeding, cleaning cages and other activities. I have PAWS (Professional Animal Workers) certificate.

I have my own two dogs. Tia is mixed ...

What Melinda would like to know about your dog

Meet and greet are required before accepting any reservation so owners, sitter, and all pets may get acquainted. If you don’t set up date/time for meet and greet within 24 hrs after I request for your date/time for meet and greet then I will accept other people. It is first come and first serve basis. Please communicate with me via Rover account prior to book. Do not give me your personal contact information, please. It’s easier when I have an access to all information in my Rover account.

I am dog walker so I am usually out of house but will be home between walks during the daytime.

For new client’s dog I usually put in crate when I am not home. I have crate for your dog, unless you want to use yours. Once I know your dog well and get along with other dogs, your dog doesn’t need to stay in crate. It depends on dog. Two reasons are: Safety and avoid accidents.

Is your dog house trained? Does your dog have separation anxiety? What health issue does your dog have so that I am aware of.

For the safety and well being of other dog(s), recommend that your dog is up to date on shots (DHLPP & Rabies) and flea/tick medications.

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

About Melinda's Home

Lives in a House
Non-Smoking Household
No Children Present
Has a Fenced Yard
Has 2 Dogs, No Other Pets
Melinda's Pets


15 years, 1 mo. old, 9 lbs.


Labrador Retriever
5 years, 8 mo. old, 75 lbs.

When Melinda watches your pet

I have about 4,000 square foot backyard with 6ft fence. It's mostly flat with slope on one side. I have doggie pool so they can have fun swimming or playing in the water for summer. I play with dog in the backyards with tennis balls or other toys to fetch. Sometimes I take dogs to walk at park. Dogs may want to lie in backyard for sunbath for as long as they want and/or do whatever they want to do for fun.

While indoor, I have different kinds of dog toys that they will enjoy playing and I do play with them. Some dogs love to sleep on bed, couch, hard floor or carpet.

Dogs have quiet time to sleep at night: 10:00pm - 7:00am

In Melinda's Home

Dogs Allowed On Bed
Potty Breaks Every 4-8 Hours
Dogs Allowed On Furniture

Melinda's Neighborhood

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