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Melissa M.

Hopatcong, NJ

5.0 out of 5 stars
12 reviews
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Experienced Pet Sitter

Pet care experience

My husband and I make a great pet-sitting team. We both love animals. We have three cats of our own and my main clients has 8 German Shorthaired Pointers, an African Grey Parrot and finches and a parakeet. I know that your dog or cat is part of your family. You want to know your pet(s) and your home is in good hands. I am an animal lover by nature. I grew up with animals in my family, then moved on to caring for animals at animal rescue groups. We adopted several cats and I have experience with animals both big and small. for added security, I can provide my clients with a letter showing a passing background check from the state of New Jersey. It's important to trust the person in your home. About this sitter: I love animals and have a great deal of experience with both dogs and cats. I have pet sit for my parents, friends and relatives. I have owned both dogs and cats. I am also used to both large and small animals. In addition, I have also been a substitute teacher and have a background check done by the state. I can provide dog and cat sitting. You can see I have lots of experience working with animals. I have volunteered with an animal rescue group in the Englishtown auction. In addition, I have cared for many of my friends and families pets. I have owned animals all my life too. I am hardworking and reliable. I am positive you will be happy with my services. I grew up in a family with dogs. We owned two West Highland White terriers and a mixed breed. I have volunteered with an animal rescue and cared for dogs and cats. I have helped my friend train his dog. I have also pet sit for relatives. Through my volunteering I have experience with dogs and cats. I have worked with large dogs and small dogs. My family has also owned large dogs and small dogs. I love animals of all shapes and sizes. I have educated several of my friends about how to train their dogs. There has never been an animals I didn't like. In addition, I can provide my background check. I have been fingerprinted for the state, to become a foster parent. That way you can have the added assurance of knowing that there is nothing in my background that you need to be leary of. I can provide lots of references from people who are happy with the way that I interact with their pets. I work a full day Monday and Fridays. From 8:30 am to 6:30PM. Most clients who work with me leave later on Friday afternoons or have a dog walker, friend, or neighbor let there dogs out during the day around 4 or 5pm. Then Monday morning I will let the dogs our early, have someone else come mid day and Monday evening you can let the dogs in yourself or I would come back to care for your dogs again. Why I love dog sitting I have been lucky enough to share my life with dogs since I was five years old. My parents adopted a mutt for me from the local pound and he and I were inseparable. After our dog Blackie died, because my sister has asthma and allergies, we eventually wound up buying two West Highland White Terriers from a breeder. When I was old enough to, I started volunteering with the animals. I was an ARF volunteer in the Englishtown Auction. My husband and I now have four cats. Meet my pets SORRY IN HOME PET SITTING SERVICES ARE NOT AVAILIBLE AT THIS TIME. PLEASE REFER BACK TO TRAVELING PET SITTING SERVICES My experience administering medication Yes, I am.

Reviews

Janet L.
House Sitting • Mar 11, 2018
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Our dogs ❤️ Melissa!

Miss Lee A.
Drop-In Visits • Aug 17, 2017
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Melissa was great with the dogs. She suggested turning on the A/C on a warm day, and it worked out well. The dogs were quite happy when I returned home. I will definitely book Melissa again!!:)

Melissa L.
Drop-In Visits • Jul 11, 2017
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Melissa and her husband took great care of my 2 elderly cats. She messaged me an update everyday, which gave me peace of mind that our fur babies were doing well. From our initial meeting it was evident that they would care for my pets as well as their own. I highly recommend them for any pet sitting needs.

Janet L.
House Sitting • May 31, 2016
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Our pets loved Melissa - and that's what really matters! They slept on her feet when she was sitting and cuddled with her when she was sleeping. She took lots of great photos also. Couldn't ask for more!

About Melissa M.

Communication

5 repeat pet parents
100% response rate
Usually responds in under an hour
100% bookings with photo updates

Skills

10 years of experience
Oral medication administration
First aid/CPR
Senior dog experience

Information Melissa M. would like to know about your pet

I have no breed preferences, and I go by the addage there are no bad breeds, only bad owners and I truly believe that. I have been around animals of all sizes, from little tiny kittens to big pit bulls and rottweilers. The things I need to know, are if you animals require special medications or have any behavioral issues (i.e. high prey drive, food guarding, etc..) before I petsit.

A typical day

Time I'll spend with your dog I think a good visit would be about 30 minutes. I would change the food and water, let your dog relieve itself, play with it (inside or outside depending on the weather), administer any medication, snuggle a little. Extra house-sitting services Yes, I would be willing to water the plants, bring in the mail, grab the newspaper, switch on a nightlight, check your messages, etc...

Services

House Sitting
in your home
$59per night

Melissa can watch in your home

Cats
0 to 15 lbs
16 to 40 lbs
41 to 100 lbs
over 101 lbs
Available
Not available
SMTWTFS
House Sitting Cancellation Policy:

About Melissa M.

Communication

5 repeat pet parents
100% response rate
Usually responds in under an hour
100% bookings with photo updates

Skills

10 years of experience
Oral medication administration
First aid/CPR
Senior dog experience

Information Melissa M. would like to know about your pet

I have no breed preferences, and I go by the addage there are no bad breeds, only bad owners and I truly believe that. I have been around animals of all sizes, from little tiny kittens to big pit bulls and rottweilers. The things I need to know, are if you animals require special medications or have any behavioral issues (i.e. high prey drive, food guarding, etc..) before I petsit.

A typical day

Time I'll spend with your dog I think a good visit would be about 30 minutes. I would change the food and water, let your dog relieve itself, play with it (inside or outside depending on the weather), administer any medication, snuggle a little. Extra house-sitting services Yes, I would be willing to water the plants, bring in the mail, grab the newspaper, switch on a nightlight, check your messages, etc...

Location

Hopatcong, NJ

Melissa M.'s Neighborhood

Pets

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Melissa M.

Hopatcong, NJ

5.0 out of 5 stars
12 reviews