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Melissa F.

18 Reviews
7 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 3 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
No Puppies
Must Be Vaccinated

Melissa's Resident Pets

6 yr 1 mo old

Melissa's Townhome

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Outdoor area
Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside

About Melissa

7 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
My husband and I live in a town home community near Landmark Mall in West Alexandria.

I work from home so we have 24-hour supervision with flexible times for walking and playing.

We have a wonderful little beagle Bitsy, a rescue, who loves to have guests over the house for naps and play. She sleeps a lot but livens up with company over. If your dog is on the lazier side, Bitsy loves to chill, however she will likely steal your dog's bed. :)

Beagles are our favorite, small to medium sized dogs are also welcome.

No puppies under 1 year old or hyper-active dogs please.

Drop off and pick up times may effect pricing. Pick ups after 3pm will include additional daycare in pricing.

Extended stay rate is $45/night with 4 or more nights booked.

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Can administer oral medicine

Melissa F.

18 Reviews
7 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 3 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:


  • Available
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  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated February 8, 2017


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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Melissa's Home
$43 /night
  • Watches up to 1 dog /night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for no more than 1 hour/day
  • 3-4 potty breaks/day
  • 2 walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
Daycare At Melissa's Home
$30 /day
  • Watches up to 1 dog /day
Dog Walking
$22 /half-hour
$40 /hour
  • Willing to travel 2 miles
$30 /visit
  • Willing to travel 5 miles
$15 each way
  • Willing to travel 5 miles
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18 Reviews
Melissa was wonderful with Zoey! She came over before the days we needed her to meet Zoey ahead of time and was great about sending a quick picture update after each of her walks! Zoey took to her right away. We will definitely be requesting to work with Melissa in the future!
Our beagle, Oshie, had a great time at Melissa's. He might actually have been a little sad to go home! He is tentative around other dogs, but got along wonderfully with Bitsy and the other dog who was staying, and we really appreciated the updates and photos that Melissa sent.
Melissa and Drew took great care of my pup. They took her to a park for a nice walk. She was very tired when we picked her up the next day! I will definitely use them in the future.
Carlie is still at Melissa's having a wonderful time. Melissa has been very flexible about keeping Carlie for more time, due to my recent surgery, I can concentrate on healing knowing that Carlie is enjoying herself and well cared for. Abby
Melissa was easy to communicate with and was great with our dog. He seemed to have a great time and we would happily send him to Melissa's home again!
Melissa was very responsive and accommodating from booking the vacay until I picked Belle up. Throughout the trip Melissa sent regular updates and pictures of Belle enjoying herself. I would highly recommend booking your dog to stay with Melissa bad her husband.
Melissa was great! She was very accommodating for me and my tight schedule and she was great with my two dogs. When I picked them up in the evening, they were both happy and tired :) I would definitely recommend her!
This was my first time using DogVacay and I knew even before I met Melissa that her home would be a good fit for our two Yorkies. Melissa was a superb Mom to our two doggies who stayed with them for 3 days. Both doggies had a grand time in the company of Melissa, her husband Drew and their sweet beagle Bitsey. I will not hesitate for a minute to recommend Melissa's home to others looking for a dog sitter and I will not hesitate to request her services again.
This is the first time Daisy stayed with Melissa and her dog Bitsy and I venture to say it won’t be the last. Melissa really helped us out with a last minute request. Our regular host was going out of town, and when I asked if she had a recommendation, Melissa was the first person on her list! Daisy and Bitsy knew each other from boarding with Bev, and I felt much more comfortable knowing Daisy was having a slumber party with one of her “girlfriends”. Would definitely recommended Bitsy’s Beagle Playhouse!
I think that Penny really enjoyed her stay with Melissa and her dog Bitsy. When I picked her up she was LIVELY and spirited. I appreciated Melissa's patience and understanding when I was late in getting her most of all. Overall, it was a good experience and I would take her there again.
Thank you Melissa for taking such fabulous care of Baxter. He loves being with you, Chip & Bitsey. It makes me feel good to know that Baxter is in a loving home while I am away. I really appreciate getting texts & pictures of how he is doing. Can't say enough good things about Melissa -- excellent host!!
Melissa and Drew were amazing! They took such great care of our Mazie while we were away. Our Mazie girl is hesitant of new places and Melissa and Drew met us a second time after our meet and greet so that she was more familiar with them and Bitsy - which made our drop off so much easier! We hope to use them again and again!!
Melissa takes excellent care of my dog Baxter. He is still a puppy so can be pretty rambunctious --she is sweet and patient with him. He had a great time playing with Bitsy & Melissa. She even sends pictures during the day!
Melissa and Drew were great hosts to Isis. Melissa kept me updated with pictures of what Isis was up to and was very easy to communicate with. Isis had a great time and came home exhausted from all the fun she had. I would definitely use Melissa again.
I highly recommend Melissa! I feel completely comfortable leaving my dog (Spencer) in her care.
Melissa was a fantastic host, along with her husband and dog, Bitsy! I was completely comfortable leaving Spencer with her after our meet-and-greet, and it was clear he was very happy to stay with them. I'll contact them again if we need someone to watch over him. Melissa was very responsive and I got some great pictures of Spencer while I was away!
Once again Bailey had a fantastic time with Melissa and company! He came back a very happy and tired pup. It's also worth mentioning that as a busy, traveling professional I really appreciate the flexibility Melissa shows toward my reservation timing. She makes a great effort to work with you!
Melissa, Drew and Bitsy were great hosts for Bailey! He had a wonderful time and Melissa sent photos during his stay to make sure I knew Bailey was doing just fine. Definitely would send Bailey back for another dog vacay in the future.
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