Melissa S.

Response Rate: 100%
Response Time: A few minutes


Dog Boarding

in the sitter's home
per night

House Sitting

in your home
per night

Drop-In Visits

30-minute check-ins
per visit

Dog Walking

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

Hosting Preferences

Additional Preferences
  • Dogs Over 1 Year Old
  • Spayed and Neutered Dogs
  • No Females in Heat

Traveling Preferences



  • Available
  • Unavailable
Melissa can host up to 2 dogs per night.
Dog Boarding Cancellation Policy:
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repeat clients
75 Reviews

Gillian May L.
Gillian May L.
Jul 5, 2019
Verified Stay

Melissa is THE BEST!!!!!!!!!!! Constant updates on the pups with pictures! She is very attentive to what our pups needs and it helps tremendously that Melissa LOVES dogs and our pups love her! AWESOME, AWESOME, AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Melissa S.
Gwen C.
Gwen C.
Jun 2, 2019
Verified Stay

Melissa was wonderful with my hounds! I was able to take a short vacation and not have a worry in the world. She sent multiple photos and updates proving that both my guys were so very comfortable with her. I think my female is a little depressed since she has left. Thanks Melissa!

Melissa S.
Angela-Lynn A.
Angela-Lynn A.
Apr 7, 2019
Verified Stay

Melissa is AMAZING! She showed up 5 minutes early and was willing to walk my dogs last minute, even though they have not met! She kept me updated and sent me pictures after the walk. I am very satisfied with her services and I know my boys can’t wait to see Melissa again! Thank you for walking my giant 160lbs beast of a horse-dog and small 60lb coyote-boy! If she can handle 220lbs worth ...

Loved walking the boys! Even had some one stop and tell me how gorgeous your giant puppy is!
Melissa S.

About Melissa

years of experience
  • First Aid & CPR
  • Verified Enhanced Background Check

Big or Small, We Love Them All

~~~ In mourning ~~~
We are heartbroken with the sudden passing of our pug Tosh. Please forgive me if I don’t reply back immediately. We are devastated.


Boarding/House Sitting:
Before you book your trip, please check with me to see if I’m available for the dates you would like. I only book one family at a time (unless previously agreed with owners). You might have to have flexible dates so I can accommodate as ...

What Melissa would like to know about your dog

I don't have a breed preference and I don't judge a dog based on their breed. I judge on personality and how they interact with my dogs during their first meet & greet. I understand that all breeds have their good and their not so desirable traits. This is why Meet & Greets are a valuable tool to learn more about you and your pets needs and personalities. Just like humans, not all dogs will be friends with each other.

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 3 Dogs, No Other Pets
Melissa's Pets

Tosh - Rainbow Bridge

14 years, 9 months old, 30 lbs.


5 years old, 60 lbs.


5 years old, 62 lbs.

When Melissa watches your pet

Here's where we'll take our walks
We like to walk around our neighborhood. But if your dog has a local favorite park, please let us know.

Your dog's sleeping arrangement
We want your dog to feel at home as much as possible. Your dog's sleeping arrangements depends on how you keep your dog at home. I can’t say we don't share our bed with dogs. We can only fit one dog in our bed and that spot is reserved for our pug. But we have a small guest bed available for those pups that like to sleep in. If you don’t allow your dog on the bed let us know and we’ll keep that same rule here. We also have several dog beds scattered around the house and we like to encourage you to bring your pet’s favorite bed and blankets so they have something familiar to curl up on. If your dog is crate trained, we'll keep them crated for you. Please bring the crate.

Time I'll spend with your dog
I recently started a part time job. You dog will be safely kept in house during my work hours. My work hour are not set and can very between 2-5 hours away from the home in the evening. You dog will never be unsupervised for more than two hours. My husband is home during the hours I would be away. He will also spoil your pets like they are ours. The only time they would be left alone would be if I had to run to the grocery store or a quick errand.

At your home, I want to fallow the same doggy rules you set for your home. I know all dogs have rules at their homes about furniture and where they sleep; I want to make sure we have those same standards while you are away. If your dog gets daily walks, I would love to provide that for them. I would love to chat about your needs and learn what you need me to do while staying in your home.

In Melissa's Home

Dogs Not Allowed On Bed
Takes Only 1 Client at a Time
Dogs Allowed On Furniture
Potty Breaks Every 2-4 Hours

Melissa's Neighborhood

Melissa's Neighborhood
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