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Melanie B.

14 Reviews
4 Repeat Guests
$30/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 2 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Moderate

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
All Ages OK
Must Be Vaccinated

Melanie's Resident Pets

Luna
American Eskimo Dog
Female
10 yr 5 mo old
Lacey
Mutt
Female
7 yr 11 mo old
Colbie
Siberian Husky
Female
7 yr 0 mo old

Melanie's House

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Large Yard
100% fenced & locked
Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside

About Melanie

30 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
Our 3 dogs are gracious enough to allow my spouse, Nancy and I to live in our very dog friendly home. We have a large fenced yard over looking a small lake and our gates are always locked so no one can accidentally leave them open. We also have a small fenced area in the event the smaller dogs need to be separated for safety reasons while playing outside. We have both had dogs our entire lives and they are truly our babies. Our dogs are great with other dogs and are socialized often. We are confident that your dog would quickly become one of the pack while staying with us. They will get plenty of cuddle time as well as play time. My spouse is home so the dogs would rarely if ever be left alone. We have experience with medication administration and over the years have had to care for dogs with a variety of health issues. While in our care you can rest assured your babies will be treated as our own, that is code for SPOILED ROTTEN! We will also keep you updated with photos and are more than willing to let you facetime while you are away.
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Can administer oral medicine
Can administer injected medicine
CPR / First-Aid certified
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Separation anxiety
  • Leash Pulling
  • Advanced senior issues

Melanie B.

14 Reviews
4 Repeat Guests
$30/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 2 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Moderate

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated November 23, 2016

Credentials

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Course 101 Graduate
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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Melanie's Home
$30 /night
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for no more than 1 hour/day
  • 5+ potty breaks/day
  • 3+ walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
Daycare At Melanie's Home
$25 /day
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/day
Home Visits
$20 /visit
  • Willing to travel 5 miles
Pick-Up/Drop-Off
$15 each way
  • Willing to travel 5 miles
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14 Reviews
Found Melanie and Nancy on PetVacay.com in needing a place to have our 1 yr old Siberian Husky Mya stay while my wife and I were going to be away from the house for most of a weekend. Had never boarded with strangers and was a bit apprehensive, but after seeing the great reviews on PetVacay and seeing they owned a Husky themselves, and having a good meet & greet the nite before the stay we felt a lot better.

Long story short, Mya had a great weekend. She played, and played, and played with Melanie and Nancy's dogs plus some other boarded dogs they had that weekend. Mya made some new friends and had a blast. She was just exhausted Sunday when we picked her up. Melanie and Nancy were good to their word in sending us photos all weekend showing us how Mya was doing and the fun she was having. It was a great experience all the way around.

Cannot recommend Melanie and Nancy highly enough as they are very professional, compassionate towards all their guests, and will go out of their way to make each dogs stay they very best experience. Will definitely be using them again!!! Thanx guys, and Mya thanks you as well.
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This was our first time using a dog sitter that was not a family member and we could not be happier with the experience! We went for a meet and greet before hand which I thought was a wonderful idea to make sure that everyone was a good fit for everyone else. Our dog Buster got a long great with everyone! Melanie and Nancy were very kind and took such great care of our Buster and sent us updates and pictures regularly. They really treated him as if he were their own and he can't wait to go back and spend time with all of his doggie friends! Can't say enough great things about the experience!
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Such an incredible experience!!! Nancy and Melanie are so attentive and knowledgeable. They sent me several photos a day while I was on vacation of my fur baby running, playing, and cuddling in bed or on the couch. Knowing he was in such great hands really helped me enjoy my vacation so much more. I HIGHLY recommend these two.
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Thanks so much for taking such wonderful Care of Cruze!! He had so much fun. Much better then being in a kennel run for the weekend Will definitely recommend you guys to friends
I have never left our pups with a stranger, and they have never been boarded. I was very anxious about leaving them somewhere, even if just for a few hours. After meeting Melanie and Nancy, I felt at ease and was confident I was leaving Jack and Marley in loving and caring hands. I was also confident that they would be in a save environment. I will definitely use them again!
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My dogs had an excellent stay. I think our Basset likes it there better than here:{.
We were completely satisfied with Melanie and her setup for the dogs. She has it covered! We felt confident from the time we dropped our 2 boys off at her house. She sent us pictures a couple of times a day and we were reassured of their safety and care. We are 110% satisfied and are looking forward to the next time we want to get away and leave our boys in her care. We are also sure that the boys enjoyed themselves also.
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Very easy to work and accommodating. I've been telling all my friends about them. My dogs definitely had a home away from home.
We tried Melanie B on the recommendation of a friend and couldn't be happier with the experience! We were gone for almost a week and liked the idea of our 5 month old puppy staying in someone's home rather than boarding him at a kennel. Tucker had such a fun time, I wasn't sure he would want to come home. Melanie and Nancy did a great job making Tucker part of their family while he stayed with them. They sent lots of pictures and updates too. They are very friendly and willing to accommodate whatever your pets needs are. Also loved the flexibility of time for dropping off and picking up. Tucker will definitely be visiting again!
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My babies loved their "vacation" time with Melanie and Nancy and enjoyed playing with their new friends. I was so comfortable with them caring for and loving my babies, and that made for a much more relaxing time away. I am so glad we met.
Wonderful, wonderful! So thankful that we found you and that we can leave our boy with you confident that he is in good hands! Thanks for doing what you do, and do it well!
Couldn't have asked for a better experience! They kept me informed with messages and pics of my 2 dogs who are both labs but at very different stages in life as one is just a year & a half and the other is almost 10. They were played with and made to feel right at home - I have pics of them sprawled on their furniture to prove it!
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I can't begin to tell you how fantastic Our Paisley's weekend stay was with this loving family. They were caring, accommodating, thorough,and loving. They went above and beyond when my situation changed and my husband had to be hospitalized. They did everything they could to adjust to my needs and set me at ease that our Paisley would be cared for. Paisley had the time of her life interacting with other dogs, playing in their safe and spacious backyard, and feeling like their house was her own.She got more attention there then she does at home!!! An added bonus was the update photos I was sent. Paisley will certainly go back. Can't thank them enough!!!!
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Our June Carter was so well cared for and loved!! Very knowledgeable about dogs. I would highly recommend Melanie B and for us, this family will be our go-to choice whenever we need care again.
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