My pup had an excellent time with Melinda! we are excited to have found her as a dog sitter for our special needs pup.
Melinda is the best!!!! We’re in philly just for the summer and were in search of a walker who could help us out during the week days. Lucy can be shy around new people but she warmed up to Melinda immediately! Melinda is so sweet with our pup and is super easy to get in touch with even at the last minute. We’ve already scheduled many repeat walks with Melinda!
Melinda is awesome with my puppy Arlo. I know he always had a blast with her when she walks him or he stays with her because he comes home with a huge smile on his face. I would definitely recommend her.
Home full-time, small fenced yard
I grew up with dogs and absolutely love animals! I had a Scottish Terrier growing up who wasn't great with other dogs so I am practiced at keeping calm in doggy conflict. He was trained not to go on the carpet and we kept very strict with him, so if you have any special rules for your dog you can count on me to keep consistent with them. I also have a couple years under ...
What Melinda would like to know about your dog
I love all breeds of dog and don't have any restrictions in that regard! However, so you know what to expect, here is an abridged list of questions I like to go through once a client and I begin doing intake! They are not service specific, rather focus more on your dog's personality and quirks:
-What time does your dog usually go to bed and wake up?
-Where do they usually sleep?
-What’s your dog’s meal schedule?
-What kind of treats do you give your dog, and how much?
-What is your dog’s usual bathroom routine? And how do they let you know when they need to go?
-Is your dog used to being left alone? For how long and at what times?
-What is your dog’s usual routine for walks, exercise, and outings?
-Does your dog have any favorite toys or games?
-Does your dog have any food aggression or instincts to protect particular toys?
-Does your dog have any potentially risky behaviors, like getting into the trash, chewing on shoes or other items, etc.?
-When your dog is anxious or experiencing separation anxiety, what helps soothe him?
-Is there anything specifically that causes anxiety for your dog?