House Sitting

in your home
per night

Drop-In Visits

30-minute check-ins
per visit

Dog Walking

30-minute walks
per walk
Response Rate
Response Time
Under half an hour

Traveling Preferences



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

Kim J.
Kim J.
Oct 29, 2018
Verified Stay

Melissa did a great job. I know she did everything I would have done with Hope and that she was loved and well taken care of. She sent pictures and even put the sheets on my bed so I came home to clean sheets! I’d recommend her in a heartbeat!!

Melissa J.
Melissa J.
Stacey S.
Stacey S.
Aug 26, 2018
Verified Stay

Melissa was fantastic. She watched our senior pug and made her feel comfortable and loved while we were away. Melissa was very communicative and sent us pictures of Melia so we knew she was happy while we were gone. We will definitely use Melissa again and would definitely recommend her to anyone!

Melissa J.
Melissa J.
Maggie M.
Maggie M.
Aug 12, 2018
Verified Stay

Melissa is great! Super communicative about when she is getting to your house/leaving, etc. She sends plenty of updates, photos and notes about things to keep you in the loop while you’re away. Highly recommend.

Melissa J.
Melissa J.

About Melissa

years of experience
  • Verified Background Check

I have just met you, and I love you

*Headline from the movie Up, when they first meet Dug.

New pawrents: I am only currently accepting weekend stay requests for new clients, unless your fur babies are able to go 8-9 hours alone.
Existing pawrents: Please contact me with your dates as early as possible.

I do not accept booking requests without first doing a meet & greet. I believe this step is incredibly important, to make sure I am a good fit for ...

What Melissa would like to know about your dog

Please let me know if your dog plays well with others (animals & humans alike). Do they have any separation anxiety, or places within the house they are not allowed? Any special attention needed, like potty training, crate training, or do they eat things they should not eat?

I'd also need to know if they sleep in a crate, are allowed on furniture, feeding schedule, and any emergency numbers.

No breed preferences, I love any and all breeds.

Additional Skills
Senior Dog Experience
Can provide daily exercise

When Melissa watches your pet

Around the neighborhoods, or hiking/prairie paths if they're close. We'll go on a couple different routes throughout the day to keep your dog's senses sharp! If I'm watching them for a few days, I'll look for some nice dog parks around and take them for a treat (with your permission, of course).

Melissa's Service Area

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