Dog Boarding

$45
in the sitter's home
per night

House Sitting

$45
in your home
per night

Drop-In Visits

$14
30-minute check-ins
per visit

Doggy Day Care

$30
in the sitter's home
per day

Dog Walking

$16
30-minute walks
per walk
Response Rate
100%
Response Time
Under half an hour

Hosting Preferences

0-15
pounds
16-40
pounds
41-100
pounds
101+
pounds

Traveling Preferences

0-15
pounds
16-40
pounds
41-100
pounds
101+
pounds

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
Melinda can host up to 2 dogs per night.
Melinda can host up to 2 dogs per day for day care.
Dog Boarding Cancellation Policy:
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Reviews

19
repeat clients
36 Reviews

Rupa N.
Rupa N.
Jul 17, 2018
Verified Stay

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 S.
Melinda S.
Tim M.
Tim M.
Jul 13, 2018
Verified Stay

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 S.
Melinda S.
Ariana C.
Ariana C.
Jul 8, 2018
Verified Stay

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.

Melinda S.
Melinda S.

About Melinda

5
years of experience
  • First Aid & CPR
  • Verified Background Check
  • Rover 101

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?

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

About Melinda's Home

Lives in a House
Non-Smoking Household
Has No Dogs
Has a Fenced Yard
Has Cats
No Children Present
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