Dog Boarding

in the sitter's home
per night

House Sitting

in your home
per night

Drop-In Visits

30-minute check-ins
per visit

Doggy Day Care

in the sitter's home
per day

Dog Walking

30-minute walks
per walk
Response Rate
Response Time
Under half an hour

Hosting Preferences

Additional Preferences
  • Spayed and Neutered Dogs
  • No Females in Heat

Traveling Preferences



  • Available
  • Unavailable
Melinda can host up to 3 dogs per night.
Melinda can host up to 3 dogs per day for day care.
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repeat clients
20 Reviews

Patricia N.
Patricia N.
Dec 2, 2018
Verified Stay

We were so impressed by Melinda's thorough approach to the care of our dog. She asked many questions at the Meet and Greet, provided lots of pictures and comments during our dogs stay, and spent a lot of time recapping the visit with my husband and me when we picked up our dog. Our dog was happy to see us but was also very happy to sit at Melinda's feet while we chatted and said ...

Melinda P.
Melinda P.
Darcy S.
Darcy S.
Oct 9, 2018
Verified Stay

Melinda has taken care of our cats several times now, and we never worry when we know she is on the job - she is very caring, thorough, and flexible when our plans change :-)

Melinda P.
Melinda P.
Greg B.
Greg B.
Mar 5, 2018
Verified Stay

Melinda was great, she picked Buddy up in the morning and dropped him off in the afternoon, after a great day of play!

Melinda P.
Melinda P.

About Melinda

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

Does your dog need a second home?

I have had a variety of dogs and currently own a second chance rescue from the streets of LA. . He is my first small dog and loves to play with dogs,any size!

I have owned 2 German shepherds, 3 Brittany spaniels, 1 Springer spaniels, 1 Terrier, and 4 cats! I have also fostered for Deaf Dogs of Oregon . It was a great learning experience to train and care for a deaf Catahoula Leopard, their ...

What Melinda would like to know about your dog

I love all dogs, and have 30 years caring experience of several breeds. Labradoodles,, German Sheps, Brittanies, English springer spaniels, beagles, Labs, Golden’s , Catahoula leopards,
Several types of terriers including Westies, Cairns, Maltese , terriers and hearing and vision impaired dogs , puppies or seniors! I recently did home hospice care for a 17 yr old Lab for one year. I have a lot of experience with Seniors and have owned several also until 12 to 18 yrs of age. AT OUR MEET AND GREET, I will offer a customized list of questions and ideas to make your pups stay the BEST!!
Example M and G questions:
What does your dog like / dislike?
Does he like a kennel for a safe place to sleep?
Does he have medical issues/ allergies? Food restrictions?
Does he have behavioral problems? Is he under care of a trainer/ puppy class? Can we follow through with his issues to make his stay and life consistent?
Does he prefer to have a dog to play with, esp during long boardings?
Can his vet email me a medical record, including but not limited to Kennel cough , flea prevention, updated vaccines, parvo , etc??
What would he LOVE TO DO?? Go for a car ride to Hoyt arboretum ? Romp at dog park 1 block away? Play with an in-house Westie terrier? Sleep in a dog bed ? Have basic training sessions for mental stimulation? Or simply go on 3 walks a day and play in gated yard with me and another dog??he will have a wagon of toys to choose from for all ages and breeds. Animal enrichment and mental stimulation is needed for hyper dogs. Ball toss, retrieve, simple puzzles diy, swim pool , cones for agility and hoops are all accessible if your dog listens well and is eager to learn .

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 1 Dog, No Other Pets
Melinda's Pets

Toby Ezra

West Highland White Terrier
6 years, 9 mo. old, 17 lbs.

When Melinda watches your pet

Swim pool , deck and covered patio, walk to Reed college, Woodstock dog park with permission , drive and hike around Washington Park with lunch and water and snacks. Photos of field trips included.depending on the breed , age, medical issues of your dog, I plan the walks differently fir each pup . I’ve had a 17 yr old Lab who pointed the leash to the pet store, one block away, so she loved to smell the treats and greet the owners!. It was also a good place to stop on hot/ cold days to have a drink and rest for 10 minutes. Then we’d continue to Reed College and back home for her nap. ? I’ve had A 1 yr Labradoodle who had to have the full walk and time to chase squirrels at Woodstock dog park . Home for lunch , and then back out!

In Melinda's Home

Dogs Not Allowed On Bed
Potty Breaks Every 0-2 Hours
Dogs Allowed On Furniture

Melinda's Neighborhood

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