Response Rate: 100%
Response Time: A few minutes


Dog Boarding

in the sitter's 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

Hosting Preferences

Additional Preferences
  • Spayed and Neutered Dogs
  • No Females in Heat
  • Crate-Trained Dogs Only

Traveling Preferences



  • Available
  • Unavailable
Melissa can host 1 dog per night.
Dog Boarding Cancellation Policy:
Drop-In Visits Cancellation Policy:
Dog Walking Cancellation Policy:


repeat clients
3 Reviews

Katie S.
Katie S.
Oct 15, 2018
Verified Stay

Tiki had a great

Melissa B.
Melissa B.
Diane B.
Diane B.
Apr 3, 2018

Melissa is a very responsible pet owner. Her little Audrey and her have a special bond. Which has developed because of her love for animals. She is very attentive to a dogs needs and wants. Very reliable and loving when she has watched my dogs. I would and have entrusted my dogs with her. They love her.

Melissa B.
Melissa B.
Melodie N.
Melodie N.
Mar 28, 2018

Melissa has a strong love for animals due to her kind and caring nature. My dog has always been happy to see Melissa and loves being watched by her. I know I can always count on her to ensure my dog is safe and well cared for when I'm not there.

Melissa B.
Melissa B.

About Melissa

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

Your dog can even come to work w/me

Thanks for considering me! I’ve always had an innate ability to connect with animals. I have cared for my own dogs for 25 years, and have also provided pet-sitting services to neighbors, friends and family. I have been through obedience training classes and understand dog behaviors and personalities. I also have experience caring for special needs dogs (health conditions, dietary restrictions, etc.). Trust me, your furry friend is in great hands and I will ...

What Melissa would like to know about your dog

Please tell me if your dog has any dietary needs or restrictions, health issues, or daily medications. I am capable of caring for special needs dogs, but I want to make sure we’re on the same page so I can be prepared and make any necessary accommodations for your furry friend. I do require that all dogs be current on vaccinations and boosters, and will require proof of rabies vaccination. Also, please tell me about your dog’s personality! Like people, dogs have different personality types and preferences, and require different approaches to care. I have a small Maltese-Lhasa Apso mix dog of my own, so unfortunately I cannot board any dogs that don’t do well around little dogs. For boarding purposes, my loft is best suited for small to medium sized dogs. Unfortunately, my building doesn’t allow “aggressive” breeds, so I’m unable to board them. However, I’m happy to provide walks or drop-in care for all breeds!

Additional Skills
Oral Medication Administration
First Aid/CPR
Special Needs Dog Experience
Injected Medication Administration
Senior Dog Experience

About Melissa's Home

Lives in an Apartment
Non-Smoking Household
No Children Present
Does Not Have a Yard
Has 1 Dog, No Other Pets
Melissa's Pets


Lhasa Apso, Maltese, and Mixed
3 years, 2 mo. old, 7 lbs.

When Melissa watches your pet

I live downtown by Citygarden. This is my own dog’s favorite place to take walks and people watch, so I’m sure your dog will love tagging along in this adorable urban park. We can also adventure to Forest Park or the dog-friendly SLU sculpture park. Let me know if your dog has a favorite toy or activity! I want them to have as much fun as possible.

In Melissa's Home

Dogs Allowed On Bed
Takes Only 1 Client at a Time
Dogs Allowed On Furniture
Potty Breaks Every 2-4 Hours

Melissa's Service Area

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