Dog Boarding

$30
in the sitter's home
per night

House Sitting

$55
in your home
per night

Doggy Day Care

$30
in the sitter's home
per day

Dog Walking

$25
30-minute walks
per walk
Response Time
Under 12 hours

Hosting Preferences

0-15
pounds
16-40
pounds
41-100
pounds
101+
pounds
Additional Preferences
  • Spayed and Neutered Dogs
  • No Females in Heat

Traveling Preferences

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

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
Melissa can host up to 6 dogs per night.
Melissa can host up to 2 dogs per day for day care.
Dog Boarding Cancellation Policy:
House Sitting Cancellation Policy:
Doggy Day Care Cancellation Policy:
Dog Walking Cancellation Policy:

Reviews

13
repeat clients
43 Reviews

Marilyn M.
Marilyn M.
September 17, 2016
Verified Stay

Very professional - simply great people. Experienced and truly compassionate about caring for pets. Abby had a blast, made new friends and loves Mel & Jim! She was so tired after her weekend of constant play! Great socialization for Abby and she will be back. I'm highly satisfied and will return. Thanks so much!!!

Melissa T.
Melissa T.
Joanne R.
Joanne R.
August 31, 2016
Verified Stay

Very happy with Melissa. I had no worries about leaving Daisy with her for 8 days.

Melissa T.
Melissa T.
Stephanie W.
Stephanie W.
July 14, 2016
Verified Stay

I felt totally at ease leaving our dog Luna with Jim & Mel. They answered all of our questions during our meet & greet. Luna had not had much experience with other dogs. We were able to drop her off for 1 hour by herself to see how she would do. This took a lot of my worries away. During our vacation, we received daily texts and pictures letting us know how Luna was doing ...

Melissa T.
Melissa T.

About Melissa

15
years of experience
  • dog*tec Certification
  • Pet Tech CPR & First Aid Training
  • Dogs Deserve Better (Smithfield, VA)
  • The Animal Rescue Site
  • Freedom Service Dogs of America
  • Verified Background Check
  • K9's for Warriors Donor
  • Rover 101

In my Home or yours Pet Care

PLEASE READ THIS BEFORE REQUESTING A BOARDING! YOU NEED TO HAVE 2 MEETINGS WITH ME BEFORE YOUR DOG COMES TO STAY. AND, I CHARGE BY THE DAY-NOT THE NIGHT. SO IF YOU ARE GONE FOR 5 DAYS-IT IS 5 X'S THE RATE NOT 4 NIGHTS. I took early retirement and then got bored. Since I have worked with Golden Retriever rescues groups for several years and have 'boarded' our friends, family and neighbors dogs in ...

What Melissa would like to know about your dog

No breed preferences although I am cautious about some breeds. IT IS MANDATORY WE HAVE A MEET-N-GREET BEFORE BOOKING ANY SITS.
I can tell a great deal about the owner from the dogs behavior.
Please know these few differences in our services. ***1***-ON holidays-we charge an additional fee of $20 FOR JUST THE DAY OF THE HOLIDAY, ie: Christmas, Thanksgiving, 4th of July etc. 2-T TAKE CARE OF PUPPIES, WE CHARGE AN ADDITIONAL $15 PER DAY PLUS THE $30 STANDARD FEE. They require ALOT more care! And we are a per day, not a per night home. So count the days-not nights when booking.

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

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

MAX

Golden Retriever
11 years, 3 mo. old, 89 lbs.

Callie

8 years, 2 mo. old, 45 lbs.
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