Melissa D.

Response Rate: 85%
Response Time: Under half an hour


House Sitting

in your home

Drop-In Visits

30-minute check-ins

Dog Walking

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

Traveling Preferences



  • Available
  • Unavailable
House Sitting Cancellation Policy:
Drop-In Visits Cancellation Policy:
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repeat clients
7 Reviews

Kristen K.
Kristen K.
Aug 31, 2017
Verified Stay

Melissa took excellent care of my puppy! I'm so thankful she was available and accommodating. I will definitely book her again the next time we're in Santa Barbara.

Melissa D.
Melissa D.
Grayson P.
Grayson P.
Dec 17, 2016
Verified Stay

Melissa was a godsend for us when we began planning our anniversary cruise anroad. Since my 96 year old Mom could no longer care for our special needs Chihuahua, Roo, we were worried that our plans would be spoiled. Melissa came to our attention via with excellent references. We did a meet and greet about a month before our departure, and we're favorably impressed with Melissa's background, experience, and reliability. During our tr ...

Melissa D.
Melissa D.
Bob O.
Bob O.
Nov 29, 2016
Verified Stay

Melissa was great for our two Yorkies! It was their first time sitter experience and Melissa put us at ease. Communications with her were quick, easy, and responsive and her kind, gentle spirit works great with pets. Without being asked, she did little things like keeping the patio clear of dog poo, gathering our mail, bringing delivered boxes indoors, etc. She probably also cleaned up accidents indoors, as there were none left for us to ...

Melissa D.
Melissa D.

About Melissa

years of experience
  • Verified Background Check

Organized and dedicated dog lover!

*I do work full time M-F in north Goleta and am therefore unable to do mid-day visits/potty breaks for pets that are not located in Goleta* - Sorry!
I have owned dogs my entire life, and began at a young age dog sitting for friends and family. I have learned to comfortably walk up to 3 medium dogs at a time, demonstrating my Dog Whisperer pack leader skills, de-skunked fluffy scared pooches, and taught rambunctious ...

What Melissa would like to know about your dog

I love all shapes and sizes of dogs, and all ages.

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 love going on hikes, and long walks on the beach. I go for the occasional short jog, and have a great arm for fetch. I also enjoy going wine tasting and would love to take a social dog with me that would be excited to meet lots of new people and dogs, while enjoying the AC on a hot day.

Melissa's Service Area

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