Services

House Sitting

$28
in your home
per night

Drop-In Visits

$18
30-minute check-ins
per visit

Dog Walking

$18
30-minute walks
per walk
Cat care, pick-up & drop-off, bathing / grooming

Traveling Preferences

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

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
House Sitting Cancellation Policy:
Drop-In Visits Cancellation Policy:
Dog Walking Cancellation Policy:

Reviews

4
repeat clients
17 Reviews

Hieu H.
Hieu H.
Sep 29, 2017
Verified Stay

Thanks

Melissa D.
Melissa D.
Danni G.
Danni G.
Jun 15, 2017
Verified Stay

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 D.
Melissa D.
Danni G.
Danni G.
Apr 24, 2017
Verified Stay

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!

Melissa D.
Melissa D.

About Melissa

15
years of experience
  • Verified Background Check
  • Rover 101
  • RoverGO

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!

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

When Melissa watches your pet

I like to keep my dog sitting days fairly flexible so I can be very available for dogs who require more care. I like to keep to the dog’s schedule (even if that means a 5am wake up time, or taking care of a sick pup through the night). If your dog is crate trained and you would prefer they stick with that schedule for a certain number of hours each day, I'll work that into my plans. If you would prefer to keep your dog’s alone time to a minimum, I can structure my day to be with them 100% of the time!

There are quite a few parks in my area that are dog friendly. I love walking around new neighborhoods and finding new spots to play. Hiking is also one of my favorite activities. Some dogs would love to tag along — others are happy just snuggling inside! I also love to read and hang outside at the park or beach. Most of the things I love can also be great things to do with dogs and other pets!

Melissa's Service Area

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