House Sitting

in your home
per night

Drop-In Visits

30-minute check-ins
per visit

Dog Walking

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

Traveling Preferences



  • Available
  • Unavailable
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repeat clients
10 Reviews

Nick J.
Nick J.
August 2, 2016
Verified Stay

Melisa was a great dog sitter. She sent me pictures of my pup several times during my weekend away and was attentive to his needs. She took him out and gave him plenty of exercise, and was reliable in terms of pick-up and drop-off. She even spent some time training my dog and teaching him new tricks. I would absolutely recommend Melisa to anyone looking for a sitter.

Melisa D.
Melisa D.
Mathew J.
Mathew J.
June 22, 2016
Verified Stay

Melissa was a great host for Bucky - she a a true dog lover and took great care of him. They went on some good walks and she made sure he was happy during his stay. She was accommodating to our schedule and was good in providing updates and pictures.

Melisa D.
Melisa D.
Karen C.
Karen C.
May 13, 2016
Verified Stay

Melisa was great with my dog and posted pictures of him so I could see he was doing well!

Melisa D.
Melisa D.

About Melisa

years of experience
  • Verified Background Check
  • Rover 101

Love your dog already!

I've been doing pet care for the last 7 years while I was in New York City, and even had my own older dog Dante there. I unfortunately lost Dante in June, 2016 (the big guy in the photos), and have moved back to the Southern California area in the beginning of 2017. My love for all dogs (and other animals) hasn't waned, however, and I'm still enjoying looking after our furry and feathery friends ...

What Melisa would like to know about your dog

I have zero size or breed preferences, issues, hang ups, or anything. There is NO dog I can't or haven't handled. Dante was 95 pounds and "dog aggressive" (for all of 5 minutes, then he forgot he hated other dogs). I've watched puppies, diabetic dogs, dogs that were blind AND deaf, obsessive compulsive, and my favorite - snuggle monsters. If your dog has an "issue" - that's okay, because I don't.

Additional Skills
Oral Medication Administration
Senior Dog Experience
Can provide daily exercise
Injected Medication Administration
Special Needs Dog Experience
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