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Melissa M.

Buffalo, NY

5.0 out of 5 stars
104 reviews
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Compassionate Animal Lover

Pet care experience

Animals are my passion. I love caring for and spending time with animals and routinely volunteer for animal welfare nonprofits. I have experience with taking care of large breed dogs, as well as smaller, toy-sized dogs (and everything in-between!). I have cared for special needs pets, and the vast majority of my clients repeat. I understand the patience it takes to care for an animal. I have experience administering medication, pills and injections (including insulin injections for pets with diabetes). WNED TV and Realtor dot com have both featured me in stories about pet-sitting through Rover. I have also written numerous stories on my experiences caring for animals and about animal advocacy that have been published globally.

Reviews

Lynnda C.
House Sitting • Nov 29, 2023
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This was our first time with Melissa and everything was perfect. She loved on our Oliver and he had a great time with her. We look forward to seeing more of Melissa very soon!

Salvatore D.
House Sitting • Nov 04, 2023
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Great as always

J M.
Drop-In Visits • Nov 04, 2023
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Melissa is absolutely fantastic! She takes great care of our girls (cats). They both love her, and always happy to see her, which is a rarity for them. We always appreciate the attention she gives to them.

Gretchen K.
House Sitting • Oct 09, 2023
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Melissa was excellent with our two small dogs! They tend to be nervous but they loved her. She is very kind, conscientious and followed all our instructions. I highly recommend her.

About Melissa M.

Communication

44 repeat pet parents
100% response rate
Usually responds in a few minutes
100% bookings with photo updates
Sends updates with Rover Cards

Skills

25 years of experience
Oral medication administration
Injected medication administration
First aid/CPR
Senior dog experience
Special needs dog experience
Can provide daily exercise

Safety, trust & environment

I treat your home like my own and aim to leave it better than when I arrived. I am careful to follow your pet's schedule, with a lot of play and cuddle time mixed in, so that they can enjoy a stay-cation of their own. Because we have cats of our own at home, I only offer pet sitting and drop ins inside the pet's home.

Information Melissa M. would like to know about your pet

I like to know your rules and routines so I can stay consistent. If you have any commands, that is helpful for me to know and learn so that we can communicate effectively. I work quite often with "special needs" animals, which can be shy, aggressive or require extra care due to age or illness. Every pet is unique so it's important for me to learn anything you think could impact them while you're trusting me with them.

A typical day

Activities depend on the needs and personality of your pets! I'm typically relaxed and like to provide a schedule that is consistent with their normal routine, with maybe a few extra treats or walks involved!

Services

House Sitting
in your home
$100per night
Drop-In Visits
visits in your home
$35per visit

Melissa can watch in your home

Cats
0 to 15 lbs
16 to 40 lbs
41 to 100 lbs
over 101 lbs

Availability

My husband and I have five wonderful cats and I work a hybrid schedule (remotely 40% and in office 60%) 8:30 AM-5 PM as the Senior Advancement Writer at the University of Buffalo. We recently moved to Lockport from the city of Buffalo, so I am excited to care for some new pets.

Available
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About Melissa M.

Communication

44 repeat pet parents
100% response rate
Usually responds in a few minutes
100% bookings with photo updates
Sends updates with Rover Cards

Skills

25 years of experience
Oral medication administration
Injected medication administration
First aid/CPR
Senior dog experience
Special needs dog experience
Can provide daily exercise

Safety, trust & environment

I treat your home like my own and aim to leave it better than when I arrived. I am careful to follow your pet's schedule, with a lot of play and cuddle time mixed in, so that they can enjoy a stay-cation of their own. Because we have cats of our own at home, I only offer pet sitting and drop ins inside the pet's home.

Information Melissa M. would like to know about your pet

I like to know your rules and routines so I can stay consistent. If you have any commands, that is helpful for me to know and learn so that we can communicate effectively. I work quite often with "special needs" animals, which can be shy, aggressive or require extra care due to age or illness. Every pet is unique so it's important for me to learn anything you think could impact them while you're trusting me with them.

A typical day

Activities depend on the needs and personality of your pets! I'm typically relaxed and like to provide a schedule that is consistent with their normal routine, with maybe a few extra treats or walks involved!

Location

Buffalo, NY

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Pets

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Melissa M.

Buffalo, NY

5.0 out of 5 stars
104 reviews