Melissa H.

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


Drop-In Visits

30-minute check-ins
per visit

Dog Walking

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

Traveling Preferences



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

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repeat clients
8 Reviews

Trisha C.
Trisha C.
Oct 8, 2018
Verified Stay

As always a great pet sitter! Thanks from us and the kitties! See you next time.

Melissa H.
Trisha C.
Trisha C.
Jun 20, 2018
Verified Stay

5 star rating!! Couldn’t be more pleased. Even my shy cat comes out from hiding for talks and brushing. Thank you Melissa. You must be a cat whisperer. ?

Melissa H.
Libby M.
Libby M.
Jun 18, 2018
Verified Stay

Melissa provided great care for Tiger (our cat) while we were out of town. She was on-time fro each visit, communicated very well, and best of all - it was great knowing that Tiger was well-cared for! He was a happy kitten! We highly recommend Melissa!!!

Melissa H.

About Melissa

years of experience
  • Verified Enhanced Background Check

Gentle, patient care for dogs, cats

*Please note that during the academic year I am only available in the evenings on weekdays.*

Loving, fun, patient, and diligent care for your pets in your home during the day and evening while you’re at work or on a trip. “Certified” by my pups Olive and Percy and kitty Bean for walking, snuggling, playing, and making sure food, meds, and potties are administered on time and correctly. If they could, my babies would ...

What Melissa would like to know about your dog

- Is your dog approachable or anxious?
- Do you have a harness and non-retractable leash? I prefer to walk dogs on harness and with non-retractable leash for increased safety and control as well as for their health.
- Do you have training you are doing with your pup on walks? Just let me know and I can keep it up.
Home Visits
- How many pets are in the home, and what are their medical, emotional, and nourishment needs?
- Are any of your pets shy and require coaxing? What are the best treats to draw out your cat?
- Is there anything I should know about how your pets interact?

I prefer and excel at smaller breeds because that is what I am most familiar with - chihuahuas, terriers, shih tzus, dachshunds, corgis, for example. As a dog mom whose had multiple tinies, I can provide the extra care that goes into the safety of our littlest ones.

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

I will walk your dog in your own neighborhood or in the park of your preference. My brood loves the River Walk and Britt David. If you have a fenced yard, we can also go off leash and play.

Melissa's Service Area

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