Melissa M.

Response Rate: 100%
Response Time: A few minutes

Services

Dog Boarding

$45
in the sitter's home
per night

Drop-In Visits

$20
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
  • No Females in Heat

Traveling Preferences

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

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
Melissa can host 1 dog per night.
Dog Boarding Cancellation Policy:
Drop-In Visits Cancellation Policy:
Dog Walking Cancellation Policy:

Reviews

5
repeat clients
18 Reviews

Jo P.
Jo P.
Dec 12, 2018
Verified Stay

We are so pleased to have found Melissa! She is warm, friendly with immaculate attention to detail and prompt, thorough follow up. The pictures of our dog Maggie eating and walking were a great confirmation of mission accomplished, but the best photo showed Maggie’s tail wagging so fast that it was only a blur. Clearly she has only the highest recommendation for Melissa. We agree!

Melissa M.
Melissa M.
Lauren M.
Lauren M.
Dec 3, 2018
Verified Stay

Holy smokes Melissa is awesome! We feel so blessed to have found her! Her daily updates with pics and videos made us feel as ease about our pup. She is also so loving and caring towards our sweet girl?. We will definitely use Melissa every time we need a dog sitter! Thank you so much!

Melissa M.
Melissa M.
Peter M.
Peter M.
Nov 24, 2018
Verified Stay

Wow! What a great time Olive had. Lots of love and fun. We got photos and updates to keep us calm. The whole family took part in making Olive feel welcome and loved. She also had dog friends to play with. We could not be happier! Olive has a great place to stay and we met a wonderful family of pet lovers. Thank you so much.

Melissa M.
Melissa M.

About Melissa

15
years of experience
  • Verified Background Check

Available~Reliable~Experienced!

I am a full-time stay at home wife & mom that loves animals! I am up daily by 6am with my 2 school-age children, so I am able to be flexible with my schedule to accommodate your fur babies needs!

Since I was 2, I've always had animals - cats, birds, fish, reptiles, etc - so I have cared for an assortment of animals over many, many years! My past jobs include working at a live animal ...

What Melissa would like to know about your dog

In addition to any type of medical issue/condition:
I would like to know in advance if there have ever been any aggressive tendencies towards children, men/women, and/or other animals. This is NEVER a deal breaker, but it just helps to better be prepared. For example, I once had a rescue golden retriever (known for their gentleness) that was very aggressive and terrified towards men only. Knowing in advance is helpful not just to me, but to your fur baby so I know what types of stressful situations are best to be avoided for them.

I would also like to know in advance if there are any "bad habits" that I should be aware of! I've had many dogs of my own that were eaters/chewers on anything they could get in their mouth! One of my current dogs will eat dirty socks if he can find one, and steal any kind of food he can off the counters! It's just better to know in advance to avoid any possible medical situation that could arise from the habit!

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

About Melissa's Home

Lives in a House
Non-Smoking Household
Has 2 Dogs
Children 6-12 Years Old
Has an Unfenced Yard
Has Cats
Children 0-5 Years Old
Melissa's Pets

Riley

Golden Retriever
9 years old, 110 lbs.

Brutus

Golden Retriever
8 years, 11 mo. old, 115 lbs.

When Melissa watches your pet

I have a large yard and live in a large neighborhood where they can walk/run/play. I walk 3 miles per day around the neighborhood that your energic pup is welcome to join me on, and I have 0.75+ acre yard. I have a hidden fence through DogWatch (shout-out to them!) for my own dogs and can use long leads for other furry friends in the yard to be able to play fetch, in addition to regular leash walks around the neighborhood. If your pup is shy or nervous with animals, due to my hidden fence layout my dogs can be completely separate and not even be visible to other dogs as to not overwhelm any furry visitors! I also live minutes away from Fowler Park where we could go, or take them to the dog park there (IF they are dog friendly and up to date on their vaccines)! If your fur baby is dog friendly, they will have a blast playing with our golden retrievers - they love to run and play with other dogs!

In Melissa's Home

Dogs Allowed On Bed
Takes Only 1 Client at a Time
Dogs Allowed On Furniture
Potty Breaks Every 0-2 Hours

Melissa's Neighborhood

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