Melissa goes above and beyond. Thank
You so much for making my vacation that much more enjoyable knowing my home and fur baby were in great hands.
Melissa is great with my dog. She stayed overnight at my home and I got photo updates throughout along with a note of how she did when I returned home. Will be using Melissa again. Thank you!
Lifetime dog owner!
I'm probably the most quintessential dog person you'll ever meet! I love the energy, and most importantly the love, you can feel from a dog. I love how different and unique each dog is, and how their personalities make them so quirky. Dogs really are my favorite, they're pretty much always happy just to have you around and that makes their company incredible.
I have worked in nursing homes with therapy dogs since I was ...
What Melissa would like to know about your dog
I've worked in customer service for many years, so helping people is part of who I am. I like to have written instructions/schedules for each pet I watch. This helps to ensure that we're all on the same page, and it's easy to refer to in the future! I typically get a general idea of your dog’s temperament and energy level (all energy levels are accepted!) as well as any allergy information, training/command information, and most importantly any medical information your pet may have. I absolutely need to know what times during the day you feed your dog, and when their most typical bathroom breaks are. Does he or she have a bedtime routine? If we'll just be going for a walk I'll mostly be asking about temperament and treats (food allergies and favorite snacks are high on the list). I'll also be more than happy to share photo or text updates!
I really love to find out about any quirks your dog may have. For instance, what's your pets favorite toy or treat? Food is a great reward system that can help a dog trust a new person — it also lets them know I'm here to be friends! I don't have any breed preferences, but I am partial to Bulldogs!