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:


repeat clients
74 Reviews

Alexander D.
Alexander D.
Dec 8, 2018
Verified Stay

Our dog Bonnie had a wonderful time with Melissa. Bonnie seemed to get along great with Lady. Melissa sent us a couple of photo updates every day. It was a relief to know that Bonnie was having such a great time while we were away.

Melissa S.
Melissa S.
Nicole B.
Nicole B.
Nov 26, 2018
Verified Stay

This was our dog’s (Nishoko) first time staying with Melissa. We were worried as Nishoko can be a bit anxious but Melissa did a great job making her feel at home and comfortable (and sending reassuring texts and photos to us!). It was clear that Nishoko had a lovely time and we will definitely use Melissa again!

Melissa S.
Melissa S.
Danila Z.
Danila Z.
Nov 16, 2018
Verified Stay

Melissa was absolutely wonderful. She kept ya updated during the weekend and clearly loves animals. We highly recommend her!

Melissa S.
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 ...

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
4 years, 8 mo. 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

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