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Melinda S.

12 Reviews
3 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 2 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:

Pet Requirements

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

Melinda's Resident Pets

Labrador Retriever
8 yr 1 mo old
Other Pets & Animals: Cats

Melinda's House

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Children at home (5-12 years old)
Large Yard
100% fenced & locked
Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside
Great for senior pets

About Melinda

25 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
Why not keep your dog/s where they are the happiest and the most comfortable, so I will come to your home! I have owned and loved dogs and all types of animals ever since I was a little girl . I have always wished that I would have followed my dream of being a Veterinarian. It is never too late to follow your passion!! For me, that is taking care of animals.

I have many years of pet sitting experience taking care of my friend's and family's furry loved ones and have decided to follow my heart and do what I enjoy most.

I have a beautiful lab mix named Princess. She is delightful, but does not do well with other dogs at this time. I can not keep other dogs at our home yet, but I am able to come to you!!! I am able to keep your cats or other small animals in my home.

I can stay overnight at your home; give your dog a bath; transport your dog to the vet; and I especially enjoy walking and pampering your furry children!

I treat your dog like I would treat my own. I pamper them like crazy and I absolutely love every minute of it!

I love cats and offer cat sitting as well
as dog sitting! I'm happy to stay at your house or visit your kitty while you're away.

I do offer discounts for multiple dogs; repeat customers; and first time customers.

I provide several walks per day and can work around your schedule.

I will send you pictures of your precious pooch every day! Pet photography is another one of my passions and I will take some for you to print out and cherish.

I have included 4 parks in my profile pictures that I will take your dog walking along with other fun places with your approval.

1. Bouquet park in Beaver
2. Bradys Run Park
3. Sahli nature park in Chippewa
4. Bridgewater wallking trail

I offer many services including:

Dog walking:
$17 for 45 minutes

Dog sitting at your home while you are at work or out for the day:
$45 per day

Overnight stays at your home:
$55 per night

$65 per night (for travel more than 25 miles)

Constant care - where I stay at your home day and night with limited time away from your home:
$80 per day

Cat and other small animal care:
$14 per 30 minute visit
$35 for overnight care at my home

2 dogs = no price increase
3 or more dogs =add $20 per dog each day/overnight
$7 more per dog for each walk/visit

I offer discounts for 24/7 care and multiple visits.

During holidays, there is an increase of $25 per holiday for each overnight stay and $10 more for each walk/visit

Refer a friend who books any type of furry friend service =
$10 off your next visit

Send me a message, I would love to talk and meet with you.

Aunt Minnie
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Can administer oral medicine
Can administer injected medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Separation anxiety
  • Aggressive behavior
  • Leash Pulling
  • Not yet house-trained
  • Advanced senior issues

Melinda S.

12 Reviews
3 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 2 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:


  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated January 30, 2017


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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Melinda's Home
$45 /night
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/night
  • Dogs will never be left unattended
  • 5+ potty breaks/day
  • 2 walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
House Sitting Overnight At Your Home
$50 /night
  • Dogs will never be left unattended
  • Willing to travel 25 miles
Daycare At Melinda's Home
$45 /day
  • Watches up to 4 dogs/day
Dog Walking
$17 /half-hour
$30 /hour
  • Willing to travel 25 miles
$17 /visit
  • Willing to travel 25 miles
$25 /bath
$15 each way
  • Willing to travel 25 miles
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12 Reviews
Melinda does a great job. I have no concerns about going away and her looking after Abe. She's very dependable on time flexible to out=r schedule. She texts me to keep me informed about how things are going at home and even sends pictures. I like that a lot. I will continue to use Melinda and feel better about leaving Abe knowing he will be in good hands.

We just used Melinda for the first time this past weekend to visit/walk our 3 year old Havanese while we were out of town and she was great! We will definitely hire her again!
Melinda has been taking care of my 3 dogs mid day for a few weeks now. This weekend was the first over night that we did and it went fabulously! The dogs were well taken care of and my mind was set at ease. We are so happy that we have found someone that we trust with our 3 boys!
Melinda is the best! We adopted a new dog over the weekend and Melinda took on a third one in in stride! It was the first day we were leaving the new dog with the old two for any extended period of time. She texted me as soon as she arrived to let me know the boys were all ok and that my house was still intact :) She then gave me a full report when she was done. I feel confident that my boys are in good hands when Melinda takes care of them!
Melinda let my dogs out for me mid-day for 3 days in a row. She spent time with them both inside and outside and left me a note each day. She also sent me a pic of the dogs from her visit. She's been great! Highly recommend!
Melinda showed so much love and kindness to both of our dogs while we were on vacation! We knew they were in good hands when we left them. We most definitely will be contacting her for future trips away from our pups :)
This was her second pet sit for us and we're pleased.
Melinda let the dogs out for me on a long work day. She texted me when she was done and told me that it went well and the dogs seemed happy to see her. Definitely will be scheduling Melinda again!
Melinda was wonderful with our dogs. She was very prompt with timing to take care of our dogs, available on a short notice which is hard to find, and seemed very caring of our dogs. She was very informative with providing us detailed information on a day to day basis of our dogs in our home. Her service was greatly appreciated.
Melinda came over to see how well (if!) our two dogs would listen to her as they are not used to being on a leash in our yard. (leashes mean car rides, which means excitement).
We were home but stayed out of her way and they actually did well which means Melinda did well!
I will be using her again for our boys!
-Melissa Golden
Rochester, PA
Melinda came it to visit with my dog during the day. He seemed to have a good time with her. She left me a note of their visit and also sent me a text message telling me how it went and sent a picture of him. It really put my mind at ease! I'll be calling her again!
Melinda was wonderful - she took excellent care of our dog Ellie, and kept us updated during our trip. I highly recommend her - she is trustworthy and loves dogs - Ellie misses her!
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