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Melanie H.

14 Reviews
9 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
Must Be Spayed or Neutered
Must Be Vaccinated

Melanie's Resident Pets

Alaskan Malamute
3 yr 9 mo old
7 yr 9 mo old
Siberian Husky
1 yr 6 mo old

Melanie's House

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Medium Yard
100% fenced & locked
Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside
Great for senior pets
Dog door access

About Melanie

20 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
I have had dogs my whole life! I used to train/show in obedience. Your dog will enjoy a relaxing stay with me playing in my backyard and taking walks through the neighborhood. I work from home so I am able to supervise your dog and give him lots of love. I decided to become a Pet Sitter because I want you to experience the same ease of mind I have when I travel that the dogs are safe and happy. There's nothing worse than being at work/on vacation and worrying your dog is miserable. My house is equipped with a doggie door to the spacious, well fenced yard!

*My holiday rates vary, just ask!
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Can administer oral medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Separation anxiety
  • Leash Pulling

Melanie H.

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


  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated February 14, 2017


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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Melanie's Home
$35 /night
  • Watches up to 5+ dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 2 - 4 hours/day
  • Dogs will have full access outside for potty breaks
  • 3+ walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
Daycare At Melanie's Home
$30 /day
  • Watches up to 5 dogs/day
$30 /visit
  • Willing to travel 25 miles
$40 /min
$60 /max
$20 /bath
$20 each way
  • Willing to travel 25 miles
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14 Reviews
Melanie was very accommodating when our dates changed last minute, and sent me daily photos and videos.
Melanie is wonderful. She took care of my first dog when he was sick with bone cancer and tamed sure he was taken care of. I decided to use her again for my new dog and the experience was just as good. She sent me pictures and videos and he was perfectly happy when I came to pick him up. I will use Melanie exclusively in the future if she's available and would recommend her to anyone.
Melanie was great! She was extremely responsive and sent lots of updates. Our pup felt at home immediately. This was much more comforting to us than having her stay in a boarding facility, which stresses her out, too. I knew I could text Melanie anytime (probably too often) to check in. It was so nice to have our dog stay in someone's home where she isn't locked up every night. She definitely came home just as happy as she was when we dropped her off, and totally wiped from all the playing in the backyard. Will definitely use Melanie again.
Sent pics daily. Our pup really likes it here. If our pup likes it, we like it.
Great! Arya was so happy!!
Melanie was EXCELLENT. Almost don't want to review so she does become too popular and keep her to myself! She is a dog person through and through and took very good care of our pups. I was a little concerned about one of our dogs because she has anxiety from a traumatic first part of her life, but right away I could tell she was going to have fun at Melanie's! Melanie provided exceptional communication and sent pics everyday!
Very responsive and handled our energetic 11 month old puppy like a champ. Has her stuff together! Best experience yet! Top notch! Recommend to anyone.
Melanie very flexible to accommodate my schedule. dogs enjoyed their overnite. would book with her again. thanks Melanie for taking good care of my girls. h
Melanie and Jake did a great job watching Diesel, Melanie sent me pics everyday and they've got a great backyard for the dogs to play. I would definitely recommend and personally will be using Melanie in the future!
Melanie and Jacob are awesome hosts, as are their two home pups Midas and Indy. Melanie was flexible when our previous go-to sitters were too overbooked again to take our three little pups. They have a great yard for running, and their two dogs are laid back and friendly. Melanie works from home so she's always there. She sent photos daily, and contacted us immediately when Gypsy had a red spot from chewing on her leg as she does when she's nervous.

I highly recommend Melanie's Doggie Retreat as a home-away-from-home for your pets' vacation.
Melanie and her family are wonderful! Our dog Storm stayed with Melanie while we were out of town for three days. Our Storm had been shy around other dogs and had never been part of a ‘pack’. Melanie helped Storm be comfortable and learn to play with her own two very sweet dogs. Thank you Melanie!!
Not a single doubt that I will take my pup to Melanie on future occasions. She was great and would update me constantly with pictures and even videos. When I went to pick up my pup even looked a little sad he had to go so I knew he had a great time.
Melanie is the first stranger with whom I've left my dog. I needed to find an immediate sitter and Melanie came through and did a great job calming me and making my dog welcome in her home. She has 2 very sweet and very well cared-for dogs that live with her and you can tell she loves animals. She sent a couple texts a day with photos to keep me updated and at ease.

Melanie will be my first choice when I leave town again.
We just moved to Dallas and were so excited to find Melanie - she took great care of our labrador! She had a great time and Jasmine will definitely be back again!
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