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Melissa C.

5 Reviews
2 Repeat Guests
$45/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 3 days notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 35 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Moderate

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
All Ages OK
Must Be Spayed or Neutered
Must Be Vaccinated
List of Pets OK for House Sitting
Dogs, Cats, Fish, Rabbits, gerbils, hamsters, or pet rodents, Caged birds, Reptiles

Melissa's Resident Pets

Lucas
Mixed Breed
Male
7 yr 11 mo old
Maya
Mixed Breed
Female
10 yr 3 mo old

Melissa's Apartment

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Smoke-free home
Air-conditioned inside
Great for senior pets

About Melissa

17 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
When it comes to dogs, I speak their language! iHeartMuttz!

About Me:
I aspire to be a dog behaviorist and trainer, and have studied and practiced extensively. I practice what I learn daily - not only with my dogs, but also with any dogs that I care for. The goal for my doggie clients is to have them be the best behaved dogs in the neighborhood! I have worked at Doggie Day-Care facilities, was a volunteer dog-walker at my local shelter, and cared for many dogs throughout the years.

Growing up around dogs of all sizes makes me comfortable not only with any size, but with any number of them. I believe that what is best for them is consistency, rules and boundaries, sufficient mental AND physical exercise, and of course lots of love.

I am very active and walk in any type of weather - accommodating for each dog's needs. Does your dog need a run? No problem. A leisurely walk sound better? Sounds good to me. A romp in the yard? Let's play! I work 2mi from my home and am able to come home during the day for potty breaks, walks, etc.

Pet Care:
When you place your dogs' care in my hands, rest assured that they will be happy and safe. I follow their schedule as closely as possible, give them plenty of exercise, and adapt to their needs. Whether at the comfort of your own home, or at my home - where there are lots of green areas and a 1.5-mile path throughout the community - they will have a wonderful time. You will receive daily updates and photos of your furry one.

I require a meet-and-greet to discuss your and your pet's needs. Please note that if they stay with me, they will share my home with my two very friendly dogs.

If this sounds like the right fit for your dog, reach out to me! I'd love to meet with you and your furry one!
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Can administer oral medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Separation anxiety
  • Aggressive behavior
  • Leash Pulling

Melissa C.

5 Reviews
2 Repeat Guests
$45/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 3 days notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 35 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Moderate

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated November 30, 2016

Credentials

Background Checked
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Course 101 Graduate
By completing courses at DogVacay University, hosts learn about best practices to help them provide the highest quality care for your dog.
Course 102 Graduate
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Premium Pet Insurance, 24/7 Customer Support and Daily Photo Updates!

Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Melissa's Home
$45 /night
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 2 - 4 hours/day
  • 5+ potty breaks/day
  • 3+ walks/day
  • Pets will sleep in their own beds
House Sitting Overnight At Your Home
$60 /night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 2 - 4 hours/day
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
Daycare At Melissa's Home
$40 /day
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/day
Dog Walking
$30 /half-hour
$60 /hour
  • Willing to travel 8 miles
Home Visits
$30 /visit
  • Willing to travel 8 miles
Pick-Up/Drop-Off
$20 each way
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
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5 Reviews
Melissa did a great job watching the pups, I felt very comfortable and the dogs got plenty of attention and exercise. She was on time and reliable. I especially liked the text messages and pictures with each visit to show me how they were and that everything was fine. I will definitely use her again.
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Our pup Milan had a wonderful visit with Melissa! My husband and I felt very comfortable leaving Milan with her. We could tell that Melissa cared for Milan and Milan felt cared for too! Milan is looking forward to her next visit with Melissa!
Zoey our Labradoodle had the best time! She loved Melissa and Melissa updated us everyday with how she was doing along with cute pics.
It was great having Melissa take care of our dog Banx. Everything went very smoothly and I will definitely book with Melissa again- she is terrific!
How wonderful to be able to go away and not have a care in the world about my dog's well-being. Not only did Melissa send us daily pics but also let my kids facetime our dog anytime they wished. Melissa was caring, kind and considerate. What more could I ask for! The only drawback is that I will have to check Melissa's availability before I plan any more vacations. I can't imagine leaving my dog with anyone else. Thank you Melissa.
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