Dog Boarding

$38
in the sitter's home
per night

Drop-In Visits

$25
30-minute check-ins
per visit

Doggy Day Care

$25
in the sitter's home
per day

Dog Walking

$20
30-minute walks
per walk
Response Rate
100%
Response Time
A few minutes

Hosting Preferences

0-15
lbs
16-40
lbs
41-100
lbs
101+
lbs
Additional Preferences
  • Dogs Over 1 Year Old

Traveling Preferences

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

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
Melissa can host up to 5 dogs per night.
Dog Boarding Cancellation Policy:
Drop-In Visits Cancellation Policy:
Doggy Day Care Cancellation Policy:
Dog Walking Cancellation Policy:
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Reviews

37
repeat clients
161 Reviews

Charlene I.
Charlene I.
Oct 16, 2018
Verified Stay

Melissa continues to be my go to any time i travel out of the state. She is extremely friendly, accommodating, and attentive. Every time Charlie comes back to me after staying with her he smells great, looks great, and more importantly is still my happy pup. I can't recommend her enough to put your trust in her hands. Thanks Melissa!!

Melissa G.
Melissa G.
Rob B.
Rob B.
Aug 27, 2018
Verified Stay

Although I’ve known about the app for 1 year, this was my first time using it. Melissa worked out really well for me. She was timely, very communicative and intuitive. My boys loved her! I will definitely use the app again and definitely request Melissa!

Melissa G.
Melissa G.
Jude S.
Jude S.
Aug 1, 2018
Verified Stay

It was my first time using Rover and I was a little unsure about leaving my puppy with someone I didn't know! But I decided to contact Melissa because of the reviews and since I needed someone to look after my dog. I'm really glad I did. She was great the first time I met her and I was relieved to know that she had experience caring for puppies and adult dogs. I was comfortable ...

Melissa G.
Melissa G.

About Melissa

6
years of experience
  • Lucky Dog Donor (Washington, D.C.)
  • Rover 101
  • Verified Enhanced Background Check

You deserve a stress free vacation!

Hello! My name is Melissa and I relocated to the DMV area in November of 2013. I have a toy poodle named Hershey and a short hair domestic cat named A Milli. I fostered both of them from the Capital Area Humane Society in Lansing, MI and then adopted them. Hershey is a licensed therapy dog who I have volunteered with in hospitals, mental health clinics and nursing homes. I fostered over 50 animals in ...

What Melissa would like to know about your dog

I prefer dogs that get along with cats since I have one in my home. I do not have any breed restrictions. I am available to cat sit as well!

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

About Melissa's Home

Lives in an Apartment
Non-Smoking Household
Has 1 Dog
Has a Fenced Yard
Has Cats
No Children Present
Melissa's Pets

Hershey

Poodle
7 years, 6 mo. old, 13 lbs.

When Melissa watches your pet

I usually walk my dog around the neighborhood area. We can also go to nearby parks and enjoy the natural scenary.

Your dog can sleep where ever it is comfortable. I let my animals sleep in my bed. If you prefer your dog sleep in their own bed, they will.

If your dog likes dog parks we can visit the local dog park daily, weather permitting. Your dog will also be walked daily. They will get lots of love and affection if they enjoy it. I also like to visit the pet stores even if its just to walk around.

In Melissa's Home

Dogs Allowed On Bed
Potty Breaks Every 8+ Hours
Dogs Allowed On Furniture

Melissa's Neighborhood

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