House Sitting

in your home
per night

Drop-In Visits

30-minute check-ins
per visit

Dog Walking

30-minute walks
per walk
Response Rate
Response Time
Under an hour

Traveling Preferences



  • Available
  • Unavailable
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repeat clients
70 Reviews

Pamela S.
Pamela S.
Nov 30, 2018
Verified Stay

Melissa is wonderful!! Not only were my dogs well taken care of - but my house was too! Can’t tell you how much I appreciate all you did!

Melissa W.
Melissa W.
Cathy D.
Cathy D.
Oct 15, 2018
Verified Stay

Melissa did a great job. Our old doggie is a bit challenging but she did above and beyond caring for his needs. Would definitely love to have Melissa sit again.

Melissa W.
Melissa W.
Mari F.
Mari F.
Oct 2, 2018
Verified Stay

Melissa was a gem. We could not have asked for a better pet sitter and wonderful influence on Mickey. We put a lot of trust and faith into her and we were not disappointed!!. We were gone 11 days and Mickey was healthy and happy. Five stars is not enough!!

Melissa W.
Melissa W.

About Melissa

years of experience
  • Verified Background Check
  • Rover 101

Dog whisperer and lover of dogs!!

Dogs have been a part of my life for as long as I can remember. I currently have a chocolate lab who rules the house. We shower her with affection and take her for walks and play, and just watch how amusing she is with her facial expressions. I believe every dog is unique and is deserving of attention worthy to them. They hold a special place in my heart and I love being around ...

What Melissa would like to know about your dog

I don’t have a breed preference. I do like to know if the dog is a rescue and has any quirks from that, (like afraid of men, or being petted from behind, food and water guarding, etc.). Some of those behaviors also apply to any pet. I’d also like to know how your pet responds to other animals and people. Last, but not least, I’d like to know of any past or present injuries along with meds and physical therapy. Pretty much anything that makes your pet anxious or afraid I would like to know, as well as what calms them down and makes them happy.

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

When Melissa watches your pet

When I watch your pet in your home, you can first expect that I will treat both your pet and home with the utmost respect. While there we will play with any of their favorite toys, play fetch if that’s an activity they enjoy. There will also be lots of snuggles and loves, & being petted. I talk to my pets all the time, they may not always know what I’m saying - but at least they know I’m there for them. I also like to take dogs on car rides, (if permitted of course). I have seatbelts and seat covering for dogs to ride along. We’d go to the pet store to look, or a dog park near by if permitted. Essentially I try to see and observe what makes your pet happy, and that’s what we do. I love dogs and cats and miss them when I’m not with them. A bond is formed between me and your pet where they feel safe and comfortable in my care. I even check-in with some of my pets when I have t seen them in a while. And if my clients Happen to move I’ve even received pictures of their dog. The owners know that I’d love to know their pet is happy in their new environment, and I love being kept in the loop. The bond that is created between me and your pet is forever.

Melissa's Service Area

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