Melissa M.

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

Services

House Sitting

$23
in your home
per night

Drop-In Visits

$20
30-minute check-ins
per visit

Dog Walking

$10
30-minute walks
per walk
Cat care, pick-up & drop-off, bathing / grooming

Traveling Preferences

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

Availability

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

Melissa's Photos

70%
of clients received photo updates
Melissa is using the Rover app to track activity and send Rover Cards

Reviews

4
repeat clients
17 Reviews

Susan P.
Susan P.
Jul 14, 2019
Verified Stay

Melissa is great as always!

Melissa M.
Adam C.
Adam C.
Jul 11, 2019
Verified Stay

Has done well taking care of my house and two pups. Will definitely book again.

Melissa M.
Ann K.
Ann K.
Jul 8, 2019
Verified Stay

Melissa was an incredible pet sitter! We had an early flight and she arrived at our house at 6:30 am to walk Murphy and feed him his breakfast. She sent me a morning picture and also one in the evening. I felt connected to her and our dog while we were gone. Murphy & I definitely recommend her!

Melissa M.

About Melissa

6
years of experience
  • Verified Background Check
  • RoverGO

Give you & your pups a vacation!

Hi, I’m Melissa! I’ve grown up with dogs and cats my entire life, started pet sitting in high school, and currently volunteer with Dallas Animal Services. Since I work full-time and travel, I’m not able to have a fluffy friend of my own yet - that’s where pet sitting comes in! For me, pet sitting is a way to indulge my love of animals, and to ensure that your four-legged family member ...

What Melissa would like to know about your dog

Your dog MUST be spayed/neutered.

Large dogs (50+) must be leash trained in order for me to walk them.

You must let me know if your dog is dog aggressive. Additionally, it’s important for me to know if your dog has separation anxiety, if there are foods that he is not allowed to have, if he needs special medications, and favorite toys.

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

When Melissa watches your pet

I bring treats with me to help connect with dogs, but I will make sure that you are OK with that before offering them. I also like to bring at least two toys with me to offer pups who more rambunctious. I’ll walk your pooch on the routes you recommend, but if you don’t have a preference, I love to go to nature trails if they are nearby. I also like taking dogs to big parks where we can run around together and throw balls, play frisbee, et cetera. In addition to walks, we will spend at least an hour a day playing, especially if your pooch is young or particularly high-energy.

I make sure to send my clients a set number of photo updates depending on how often you’d like to hear from me. I also like to do a bit of housekeeping if I am house sitting or doing multiple drop-ins. I’ll make sure that your floors don't have muddy pawprints, store all toys after we use them, and take out the trash. I work full-time, but my schedule offers me availability for pet sitting.

Melissa's Service Area

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