Melissa A.

Response Rate: 100%
Response Time: Under 12 hours


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
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repeat clients
39 Reviews

Angie R.
Angie R.
Dec 28, 2018
Verified Stay

Melissa was fantastic to work with! I cannot recommend her enough. She watched my cat and dog while were were out of state and I felt totally comfortable that they were in good hands. Melissa sent a ton of pictures and checked in with us whenever she was with our pets. Super easy to communicate with and very flexible with schedule.

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Savannah L.
Savannah L.
Jul 5, 2018
Verified Stay

Melissa did an absolutely fantastic job cat-sitting our 2 cats. She scheduled an interview with me before I left and she was professional, friendly, and immediately set me at ease. While I told her she could essentially ignore one of our cats (very shy), she asked me where he typically hid so that she could give us daily updates. During our week-long vacation, she always sent 5-10 pictures of her playing with our gregarious cat ...

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Laura W.
Laura W.
May 7, 2018
Verified Stay

Awesome experience! Melissa updated me every time she was at the house, sent photos and let me know how the visits went, she even brought in my mail and packages.

I’ve used Rover many times and she was a breeze to work with. Will definitely be using her again!

Melissa A.
Melissa A.

About Melissa

years of experience
  • Verified Enhanced Background Check

I *Heart* Dogs

I have vicariously become a dog owner through my friends' dogs. Aside from dog and house sitting for friends, I have been working under rover you get my doggie fix. At least until recently. I now am a happy dog owner. I can really appreciate the need for consistently of training now that I have my fur baby.

I like to know how dog owners take care of their dogs, and stay consistent with their ...

What Melissa would like to know about your dog

* feeding times
* food allergies/health concerns
* how they interact with dogs/humans
* how the owners discipline their dog
* can they have treats/human foods
* if they just peed/pooped
* any special concerns from the owner

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

When Melissa watches your pet

Usually I like to take dogs to dog parks (pending what the owner tells me about how their dogs interact with other dogs). I love Balboa park, so we could walk around there and enjoy that park, or if you have a local park available, I can go there. I also like playing catch and tug of war with dogs -- you know, all the regular stuff with dogs.

Melissa's Service Area

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