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
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repeat client
6 Reviews

Max M.
Max M.
Sep 5, 2017
Verified Stay

Melissa was great the dogs loved her and we had peace of mind while we were on vacation would definitely have her sit the dogs again!

Melissa C.
Melissa C.
Jennifer B.
Jennifer B.
Apr 13, 2017
Verified Stay

She took the time to meet me and Dakota a day before the walk. Just to make sure Dakota was okay with her, also to get any instructions I had. Got cute pictures of Dakota as well!

Melissa C.
Melissa C.
Heather H.
Heather H.
Apr 19, 2016
Verified Stay

Friendly, trust worthy, and took pictures to send me mid-work day! ????

Melissa C.
Melissa C.

About Melissa

years of experience
  • Verified Background Check
  • Rover 101

Patient, fun & easy going dog lover

I've been around and cared for dogs of all sizes throughout my life. One of my childhood dogs was a very sweet Rottweiler, and I learned from her how much a dog can love if they are loved in return.

I have previously worked in behavior therapy with children with special needs. This background gives me a unique combination of behavioral education and experience, as well as a great deal of patience, flexibility, and an ...

What Melissa would like to know about your dog

I am available during the week after 5pm for drop ins and walks.

Do you have cats? Due to allergies, I cannot do overnights or drop ins at homes with cats. I can come inside briefly to get your dog to walk them if needed. Please let me know if you own a cat.

What do they like to do? Have they been around other dogs before? If small, do they like to be picked up? When you think of the last "bad" thing they did, what was it? Can they have treats/what can't they have?

I love all sizes and shapes of dogs, but I will always have special place for the big ones.

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

When Melissa watches your pet

I am up for anything time allows! Neighborhood walks or nature walks/hikes, or a trip to a local dog park. I am a great partner for fetch and frisbee!

*If I am to take the dog in my car to a location, the dog will need a car harness to buckle up for safety!*

Melissa's Service Area

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