Melissa B.

(4)
Response Rate: 60%
Response Time: Within a few hours

Services

Dog Boarding

$40
in the sitter's home
per night

House Sitting

$40
in your home
per night
Cat care, pick-up & drop-off, bathing / grooming

Hosting Preferences

0-15
lbs
16-40
lbs
41-100
lbs
101+
lbs
Additional Preferences
  • Unspayed Females Accepted, Neutered Males Only

Traveling Preferences

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

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
Melissa can host 1 dog per night.
Dog Boarding Cancellation Policy:
House Sitting Cancellation Policy:

Reviews

4 Reviews

Jordan C.
Jordan C.
Oct 4, 2018
Verified Stay

Melissa was great! Our dog can get a bit nervous with new people and surroundings, but Melissa made her feel right at home. She took the time to observe and understand our dogs behavior which made us feel a lot more at ease. Will definitely book again!

Melissa B.
Melissa B.
Shelly M.
Shelly M.
Jul 16, 2018

I've gotten to know Melissa very well over the past several years, and I can't recommend her enough as a caregiver for your pet. When you see how well she takes care of her own pets it is evident how much she loves them. Melissa has extensive experience working in the veterinary industry and is skilled in animal care. She has taken great care of my pug Donut and always showers him with love and ...

Melissa B.
Melissa B.
Baily H.
Baily H.
Jul 16, 2018

Melissa is such a sweet heart! My dog lights up every time she walks in the door. She always gives him lots of pets and budgets time for a nice, long walk. My dog has some special medical conditions that Melissa is always willing to work with. She has many years of veterinary experience, in fact, I've even videoed her into a vet appointment before to help me understand my pup's services. Sometimes, I think ...

Melissa B.
Melissa B.

About Melissa

15
years of experience
  • First Aid & CPR
  • Verified Background Check

Experienced Vet Tech

I am an experienced vet tech (10+ years), but left the field for grad school. I've just wrapped up my Master's, and am taking a little brain break in the Valley before heading back to school. :-)

I really miss working with animals, but would rather enjoy them in happier circumstances than at the vet! I have worked with hundreds of dogs in all shapes, sizes, and personalities. I have seen and done it all, and ...

What Melissa would like to know about your dog

If your dog is territorial on the home turf with strangers, that would be good to know before I get there! I don't mind working with small! aggressive dogs, but biters/lungers/attackers over 20 pounds are gonna be a deal breaker! I can read doggy body language pretty expertly, however, and your pup has to be a real cujo to intimidate me. I understand that every dog has their own personality, and can usually understand their game pretty quickly!

I have two cats that live with me, so if your doggy-dude is going to stay with me, they must be kind to kitties! I will always keep my cats and your dog seperate when I am not home to be safe.

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

About Melissa's Home

Lives in an Apartment
Non-Smoking Household
Has Caged Pets
No Children Present
Does Not Have a Yard
Has Cats
Has No Dogs

When Melissa watches your pet

I'm mostly a cuddle-bug. I want lap sized dogs in my lap at all times, and bigger than lap sized dogs in my lap, too. With me your dog will get all the classics - fetch, whose-a-good-boy/girl?!, where did the ball go?, and other tried and true favorites. All the belly-rubs, and scritches - I am an expert at finding the right spot. I am of the opinion that a dog's walk is basically their time, so I let them tell me where they want to go. If they want to sniff a flower for an hour, that's their business! I live downtown near a number of dog (and otherwise) park.

In Melissa's Home

Dogs Allowed On Bed
Takes Only 1 Client at a Time
Dogs Allowed On Furniture
Potty Breaks Every 4-8 Hours

Melissa's Neighborhood

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