Melissa S.

Response Rate: 100%
Response Time: A few minutes


Dog Boarding

in the sitter's home
per night
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


  • Available
  • Unavailable
Melissa can host up to 3 dogs per night.
Dog Boarding Cancellation Policy:

Melissa's Photos

of clients received photo updates


repeat clients
97 Reviews

Dan B.
Dan B.
Sep 24, 2019
Verified Stay

Melissa was great with all her communications, including giving me plenty of updates during Lucy's stay and was genuinely enthusiastic about having Lucy in her home. I'll definitely send Lucy to Melissa again.

Melissa S.
Susan W.
Susan W.
Sep 16, 2019
Verified Stay

I’m glad I made the choice to leave my dog with Melissa. She lives right in my neighborhood and everything was easy from start to finish. Melissa’s photos and updates gave me peace of mind to enjoy my daughter’s wedding knowing that my dog was well cared for.

Melissa S.
Stephen D.
Stephen D.
Sep 10, 2019
Verified Stay

Melissa was awesome. I was a little nervous about leaving Layla but everything went great. She sent me updates and pics. It was just perfect i has no worries at all.
Thanks again Melissa I am already planning my next trip.

Melissa S.

About Melissa

years of experience
  • Verified Background Check
  • Rover 101

Sleep with a Lady in Arlington!

Our adorable rescue dog, Lady, loves to share her bed (well, actually, her humans’ beds, but that’s beside the point!). We began hosting on Rover because Lady loves having dogs stay with us and we love getting to know different pups!
I have two teenaged children (18 and 16) that are very sensitive dog lovers and very involved with the dogs in our care. All of us understand how stressful leaving your pet can be. ...

What Melissa would like to know about your dog

After you book, I will send you a questionnaire so that we can make sure we know your dog's preferences, routine, likes and dislikes, and any other important information so your dog can be as comfortable as possible when he's staying with me. Your dog will get plenty of attention and love, but I also want your dog to have the least disruption possible to his routine while you're away.

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

About Melissa's Home

Lives in a House
Non-Smoking Household
No Children Present
Has a Fenced Yard
Has 1 Dog, No Other Pets
Melissa's Pets


Cocker Spaniel
5 years, 6 months old, 25 lbs.

When Melissa watches your pet

I am located on a dead end street within walking distance of many parks and a great bike path for plenty of exploration. If your dog has a special toy, please bring it as I find this eases the transition. And we love to play!
Please note: Overnight rates generally are for 24 hour time periods. Charges for additional hours on the day of pickup or drop off are negotiable; I am happy to work with you!

In Melissa's Home

Dogs Allowed On Bed
Potty Breaks Every 2-4 Hours
Dogs Allowed On Furniture

Melissa's Neighborhood

Melissa's Neighborhood
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