Melissa M.

Response Rate: 80%
Response Time: A few minutes


Dog Boarding

in the sitter's home
per night

Doggy Day Care

in the sitter's home
per day
Cat care, pick-up & drop-off, bathing / grooming

Hosting Preferences

Additional Preferences
  • Dogs Over 1 Year Old


  • Available
  • Unavailable
Melissa can host up to 2 dogs per night.
Melissa can host up to 4 dogs per day for day care.
Dog Boarding Cancellation Policy:
Doggy Day Care Cancellation Policy:


repeat clients
127 Reviews

Robert S.
Robert S.
Nov 29, 2018
Verified Stay

Melissa was great!

Melissa M.
Melissa M.
Erin N.
Erin N.
Nov 26, 2018
Verified Stay

Freyja always has so much fun with Michael, Hank, and the gang. We always love the photos Melissa takes of our fur baby.

Melissa M.
Melissa M.
Amy P.
Amy P.
Nov 25, 2018
Verified Stay

Melissa took amazing care of my dog, Cooper, and she is incredibly kind and always super positive! I love that she has a fenced in yard so my dog could play with everyone else. I got many hilarious pictures of my dog trying to play with Hank and Michael. I can't recommend Melissa enough!

Melissa M.
Melissa M.

About Melissa

years of experience
  • First Aid & CPR
  • Verified Background Check
  • Rover 101
  • RoverGO

Home all day! Let's Play!

I've always had dogs in my life; I can't imagine a day without them. Their empathy, warmth, and deep, lasting love is invaluable. In fact, my dogs were my greatest allies on the path to recovery after my car accident a couple of years ago. Charlie and Hank saw me through each challenge as I shifted career paths and became an artist: illustrating children's books, painting wildlife, and creating pet portraits. Love, communication, and unconditional ...

What Melissa would like to know about your dog

I’ll start with arranging a meet-and-greet and talk through all of your goals and your pup’s needs and special concerns. How can I make the stay most successful, not only for your dog, but for you as well? I’m an excellent communicator, and I take listening very seriously. I want to know everything that’s relevant in terms of the dog’s history, personality, and health status. What worries do you have, and how can I ease them? Are there behavioral issues you’re working through that I can provide support for? Socially, what are your dog’s experiences and preferences? I want you to be fully reassured that my home is a great fit for your pup before the stay even begins--and send you lots of updates while you’re away, too!

Additional Skills
Oral Medication Administration
Senior Dog Experience
Can provide daily exercise
First Aid/CPR
Special Needs Dog Experience

About Melissa's Home

Lives in a House
Non-Smoking Household
No Children Present
Has a Fenced Yard
Has 2 Dogs, No Other Pets
Melissa's Pets


5 years, 9 mo. old, 75 lbs.


Dachshund and Golden Retriever
2 years, 11 mo. old, 37 lbs.

When Melissa watches your pet

I'm a morning person and work from home. That means we're up with the sun, and out for our first potty break before breakfast. Hank and Michael eat in the morning and at night. I’ll follow your dog’s schedule, so he can eat at the same time as them or separately. While I work, the dogs have their own sofa nearby to lay on, or they can play with toys. There's also always room on my lap for the little guys! I get up and move often for my health, so after an hour or two we're all up and playing. We’ll go out for a potty break, and stay outside to play if the weather is nice. Otherwise, time for an indoor romp! When I can, I set up my art supplies on the deck and we spend the whole day outside enjoying the weather.

When the sun goes down, we have cozy cuddle time, and Hank and Michael eat dinner. At night, we all pile into my bed. Your pup can also choose his own dog bed if he likes independence. Throughout the day, there’s plenty of opportunity to be social with me and the dogs, or to sit in a corner with a favorite chew toy. Michael is always ready to play but not everyone is, so I always make sure there’s a place to get away from the action.

In Melissa's Home

Dogs Allowed On Bed
Potty Breaks Every 0-2 Hours
Dogs Allowed On Furniture

Melissa's Neighborhood

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