Melinda U.

Response Rate: 100%
Response Time: A few minutes


House Sitting

in your 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

Traveling Preferences



  • Available
  • Unavailable
House Sitting Cancellation Policy:
Drop-In Visits Cancellation Policy:
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8 Reviews
Judy A.
Judy A.
May 15, 2019

I am very pleased to recommend Melinda Upshaw as a wonderful caregiver for your pet(s). She is extremely responsible and trustworthy and loves animals and has a remarkable way with them. She has stayed with our 2 poms in our home and we couldn’t have been happier with her and so were our poms! Judy A.

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Joan B.
Joan B.
May 15, 2019

My husband and I have known Mindy for over 15 years. She is a compassionate and caring individual. She can unequivocally be entrusted with your dog (or any other animal for that matter). We have a dog whom she adores. She will truly care for and adore your pet.

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Julie B.
Julie B.
May 13, 2019

We love it when Mindy takes care of our fur babies! We know they are in excellent hands and will get lots of love an attention while we are away. Mindy makes sure to follow our instructions for the care of our dogs, cats and other animals. She even sends pictures to us while we are away. I highly recommend Mindy as a pet sitter.

Melinda U.

About Melinda

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

I luv all animals, large and small.

I love all breeds of dogs and cats. I was raised with four sisters and a brother, so our zoo was endless. Spent my life taking care of them, both healthy and sick. I travel to far away places occasionally to babysit my favorite Mastiff, Tank. I have experience with chickens, guinea pigs, and rabbits, too.
I have a green cleaning company too and have clients with my best friends: Bailey, a miniature Golden Doodle ...

What Melinda would like to know about your dog

The age, health conditions, current activity level, diet, desired/needed activity level, potty training, special needs of your pet. Also, do your pets talk to you as mine do? What do you want for your pet while you are away? What is your pet routine as far as feeding times, walks, bedtime, etc.

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

When Melinda watches your pet

I love Loose Park, the Riverfront, Shawnee Mission Dog Park, and Parkville Dog Park. Your favorite walk with your dog would be my favorite, too (Especially on overnight stays, our animals miss us and to keep to their regular schedule is key).

Melinda's Service Area

All stays booked on Rover receive our Rover guarantee, 24/7 support, and our reservation protection.