Response Rate: 100%
Response Time: Under half an hour

Services

Dog Boarding

$38
in the sitter's home
per night

Drop-In Visits

$25
30-minute check-ins
per visit

Dog Walking

$20
30-minute walks
per walk
Cat care, pick-up & drop-off, bathing / grooming

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:
Dog Walking Cancellation Policy:
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Reviews

39
repeat clients
167 Reviews

Richard N.
Richard N.
Dec 12, 2018
Verified Stay

Third time working with Melissa and she consistently is a reliable, professional, and trustworthy pet sitter. She is able to drop in on my cat King and sometimes I think he wants to swap me out for her! She is great and is able to help King by giving him his insulin shots without issue. She is my go-to!

Melissa G.
Melissa G.
Richard N.
Richard N.
Dec 12, 2018
Verified Stay

This was my second time working with Melissa and she was once again terrific. Able to help my cat with special needs deliver insulin shots, and I can tell by the pictures she sent that my cat (and a few outdoor feral friends of his) love her! She is great with animals and very professional and conscientious. She is my go-to!

Melissa G.
Melissa G.
Charlene I.
Charlene I.
Dec 6, 2018
Verified Stay

For as long as Melissa is on here I will continue to rely and trust her for when I’m away from my boy. She continues to be extremely communicative, loving, and caring for my boy. A+++++

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, 8 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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