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Melissa B.

1 Review
$25/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 50 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
All Ages OK
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

Harley Quinn
Mixed Breed
Female
4 yr 10 mo old
Sasha Bordeaux
Mixed Breed
Female
4 yr 10 mo old

Melissa's Apartment

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

About Melissa

10 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
Hi! My name is Melissa, and I have been around dogs as long as I have been on this earth. They are a huge part of my heart and soul and you can be rest assured they will be loved, snuggled, and showered with attention while in my care.

My husband and I live in a small two bedroom apartment with our two-year old son and two Boxer/Lab girls. They are sisters, we rescued them as puppies in North Carolina while my husband was working in the Army. They do have big scary voices, but don't let that fool you, it is all just talk. They love being around other dogs, and have a funny little soft spot for little dogs. If your dog likes his or her space, they can take a hint. Otherwise I can guarantee they will all exhaust one another in play.

We have a small fenced and screened-in patio, and a medium-ish fenced in dog play area right outside our apartment. We are on the first floor, so you need not worry about any wise old dogs having to deal with stairs. We live in a gated community that is set up just right for a decent length walk without getting too far from the house. We are also about five miles from a very large dog park, which we frequently visit to make up for the smaller park in our neighborhood. We are also only a few miles from a hidden (but public) walking trail which we also frequent at. Depending on the weather and how the rest of the day has gone, walks there will range from 2 miles up to 12 miles, though we rarely take on 12 miles in the summer time.

My son and I are always home and we are very dependent on being at home in order to stay on schedule, or else we all miss our naps and that's no fun for anyone! My dogs have free roam of the house, yours can too. At night, our dogs sleep on one of our two couches, or sometimes they sneak into my sons room and sleep with him. It's also quite normal for me to find them sprawled out across the floor of my room. Yours are welcome to use the crate we have (it's very large) or bring your own, or if free-roam is what they are used to as well, that's great too! My dogs usually eat together, however I can separate for meals.

We tend to play things by ear here and go with the flow. The only deal-breaker is your pooch MUST get along with small children. Our son has been taught how to treat all animals, and even helps feed our two and walks the slower paced one (Sasha). He gives them hugs and kisses and brings them their toys and likes to sit next to them while watching a movie. However, he is two and doesn't always do the best thing. He can be loud and has his share of meltdowns. If you have any concerns about your dog around small children, this may not be the spot for you.

Here at our cozy home, we run on snuggling, being outdoors, and some really great pampering. We'd love to have you!!
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Can administer oral medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Separation anxiety

Melissa B.

1 Review
$25/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 50 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated October 17, 2016

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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Melissa's Home
$25 /night
  • Watches up to 1 dog /night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 1 - 2 hours/day
  • 5+ potty breaks/day
  • 2 walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
House Sitting Overnight At Your Home
$45 /night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 2 - 4 hours/day
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
Daycare At Melissa's Home
$25 /day
  • Watches up to 1 dog /day
Dog Walking
$15 /half-hour
$25 /hour
  • Willing to travel 6 miles
Home Visits
$25 /visit
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
Baths
$15 /bath
Pick-Up/Drop-Off
$10 each way
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
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1 Review
Both dogs had a great stay with Melissa. Highly recommend.