Melissa W.

Response Rate: 100%
Response Time: A few minutes


Drop-In Visits

30-minute check-ins
per visit

Dog Walking

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

Traveling Preferences



  • Available
  • Unavailable
Drop-In Visits Cancellation Policy:
Dog Walking Cancellation Policy:


repeat clients
13 Reviews

Terri S.
Terri S.
Jul 19, 2018
Verified Stay

Melissa was gracious and went out of her way to accommodate our dog walking needs. She’ great!

Melissa W.
Melissa W.
Robyn L.
Robyn L.
May 30, 2018
Verified Stay

I never had a worry knowing Melissa was there for the dogs, chickens and garden! She sent us photo updates daily of very happy animals. She was very thorough upon our meet and greet to make sure she knew everything and I'd highly recommend her!

Melissa W.
Happy to do it! Sweet doggies and my first chickens!
Melissa W.
Maegan E.
Maegan E.
Sep 30, 2017
Verified Stay

I hired Melissa to help me out by walking my dog for me while I am going through short term job training that requires me to be gone for very long days. She was amazing. Melissa is very experienced, and very good with dogs. She took right to my very excitable, in your face Boston Terrier. My dog can be quite overwhelming to many people, but not Melissa. She was very good with my hyper ...

Melissa W.
Melissa W.

About Melissa

years of experience
  • First Aid & CPR
  • Verified Background Check
  • Rover 101

Experienced crazy dog lady

Please note: I live in Kasilof but am available for limited Anchorage sitting. Please contact for specifics. I've had pets my entire life. I've worked as an in-home pet sitter and pet walker for many years. I am an Alaska Representative for Whippet Rescue. I have fostered for Greyhound Pets of America. I serve on the BOD for the Alaska Hound Group Association. I've volunteered for Anchorage Animal Control and Best Friends Animal Sanctuary. I've ...

What Melissa would like to know about your dog

It's important for me to understand any medical concerns your pet has. I prefer to know the feeding schedule and standard routine to help keep things as normal as possible for your pet.

Whatever other instructions you leave will be followed to the letter.

Please know that your privacy is second only to your pet's care. I will treat your home as I would wish my own to be treated.

Additional Skills
Oral Medication Administration
Senior Dog Experience
First Aid/CPR
Special Needs Dog Experience

Rather it be a visit to the dog park or off the beaten path in Far North Bicentennial and beyond; I'm happy to provide the level of exercise your dog enjoys.

Special visits to K9 Aquatics or other pet places can be arranged.

Services I've provided to past clients include: administering medications, special cuddles before bed, bathing, ball/frisbee time, hiking, providing filtered water with ice, Facetime with parents, and transportation to vet appointments. In addition I'm happy to water plants, check mail, fill bird feeders, put out trash/recycle, etc.

Melissa's Service Area

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