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Melanie M.
San Diego, CA 92115
16 Reviews
14 Repeat Guests
$50/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 40 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
No Puppies
List of Pets OK for House Sitting
Dogs, Cats, Fish, Rabbits, gerbils, hamsters, or pet rodents, Caged birds, Reptiles

Melanie's Resident Pets

Rocky
Boxer
Male
9 yr 8 mo old
Titania
Dachshund
Female
3 yr 8 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

43 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
I am the consummate dog lover. I have had dogs my entire life and nothing brings me more joy than getting to spend time with dogs. My dogs are calm happy and contented. Your dog will leave here with all its needs met. and will have excellent care and a great time! I have a doggie door that allows your pet to go outside in the backyard. My house is set up so that your pet can enjoy companionship with me, and freedom to roam the entire house, both inside and out. Walks are a part of my daily routine and there is a dog park close by if you would like your dog to socialize with other animals. (I call it the happiest place on earth). My backyard is fully fenced and I have 4 separate enclosed and gated outdoor areas to choose from and a large kennel for those dogs who like the safety of a kennel.
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Can administer oral medicine
Can administer injected medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Separation anxiety
  • Advanced senior issues
Melanie M.
San Diego, CA 92115
16 Reviews
14 Repeat Guests
$50/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 40 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated September 19, 2016

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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Melanie's Home
$50 /night
  • Watches up to 4 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for no more than 1 hour/day
  • Dogs will have full access outside for potty breaks
  • 2 walks/day
  • Pets can sleep on my bed
House Sitting Overnight At Your Home
$75 /night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for no more than 1 hour/day
  • Willing to travel 25 miles
Daycare At Melanie's Home
$30 /day
  • Watches up to 4 dogs/day
Dog Walking
$25 /half-hour
$45 /hour
  • Willing to travel 20 miles
Home Visits
$40 /visit
  • Willing to travel 25 miles
Training
$65 /hour
Baths
$30 /bath
Pick-Up/Drop-Off
$25 each way
  • Willing to travel 25 miles
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16 Reviews
My beagle Riley has great separation anxiety issues and my best friend who had toddler and a husband who works in very early hours agreed to watch her. 4-days after she texted me and was unable to watch her. I completely understood. I reached out to Melanie the very same day. This was the first time I reached out to her and was really unsure if she would take Riley. Melanie and I had gone back and forth via DogVacay messages, then finally exchanged number. I called her and told her the situation. She was open to meeting with Riley. My best friend took her to Melanie's, and was told by her that Riley took well to Melanie. She stayed with Melanie that evening. Riley stayed for a total of 10-days! Melanie was wonderful with Riley, she sent me photos and videos of her smiling and having fun. Riley genuinely looked absolutely happy! Thank you Melanie for taking Riley and keeping her safe and comforted.
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Melanie was great. This was my dogs first time being away. When I went pick them up I rang the doorbell but there were no barks. My dogs always bark. I can only assume they were happy and relaxed.
Melanie is the best. She is crazy about dogs and I am soo happy I found her. The first time I ever left my pup Ollie with someone else I SOBBED (embarrassing I know) but I don't worry at all anymore when he is with Melanie. She takes the dogs on a long walk every morning and sends pics/videos throughout the day. She has a yard and doggie door which was important to me. Her family loves my dog and I love them for taking such great care of my Ollie.
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Melanie was great with my dog! My dog is very shy and takes awhile to warm up to people. But he loved his time away. They went on walks and to the dog park. He seemed very happy while he was away.
Melanie was great ... thank you for all those pics and video.
Once more Tango had a great time at Melanie's home. When we dropped him he was so excited and happy to play with the other dogs ! We received photo updates and enjoyed more our own vacations knowing Tango was happy, spoiled and safe! Thanks a lot Melanie!
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Melanie, is the best ever! I can not say enough good things about the care my boy Shadow received while staying with Melanie. She treated Shadow with respect and listened to my every concern. Her resident pet Rocky was a perfect pal. Our two pups played for hours, daily! Although, Melanie's fees were a little higher than I was paying with a daycare before, every dollar was worth it. Melanie took the pups out to the dog park multiple times during the day and sent pictures and videos that made me feel like I was part of every moment. Melanie truly cares, and it shows! If I could name a "God-parent" for my pup it would be her. Melanie loves what she does :) She will forever be the first person I contact in the future! Melanie is truly heaven sent. Even when others are afraid of my dog's size, she saw his true nature and catered to our every need.
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I cannot say enough good things about Melanie! She is incredibly kind, patient, and knowledgeable about dogs, which gives me such peace of mind when leaving our dog Ella with her. Our dog has stayed with Melanie about 5 times now over this past year and I wouldn't want to leave her with anyone else! A big bonus is that Ella and Rocky get along splendidly! Melanie is very accommodating and maintains continuous communication with me about Ella. She sends daily pictures and videos to keep me updated. Our dog has had some medical issues in the past and Melanie has an ease and comfort with such medical and special needs. I highly recommend Melanie for your furry family member!
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We love Melanie and her pup! We had to leave town on short notice and asked Melanie the day before we left to watch walle and she was able to accommodate us. We are so thankful for that! This is our 3rd or 4th time boarding Walle with Melanie. She has a large back yard and plenty of room for Walle to run around. He always comes home exhausted :)
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Melanie is wonderful! I felt horrible leaving my 11-month old puppy, Zorra, for her first overnight outing for five nights. But Melanie is so kind and loving to the dogs she made me feel comfortable right away. She also kept me updated daily via text or video on what Zorra was doing (apparently playing her brains out 24/7 with the other dogs). Zorra was happy to see me when I arrived -- but she would have been happy to stay longer and play if I let her (I think that's a good sign). I will definitely use Melanie's services again!
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I feel so relaxed leaving my dog with Melanie. She is amazingly kind and loving. She sends pictures and videos daily which is very comforting. I highly recommend Melanie!
We felt completely comfortable leaving Walle with Melanie. She has lots of room for him to run around and he loved playing with her dog!
The experience we (or should I say Nixon) had with Melanie was absolutely fantastic in all aspects. I could never thank her enough. Melanie is extremely warm and kind and understanding of whatever anxieties you might have about leaving your pup. Her (and her sweet dogs) immediately put us at ease. Our furchild Nixon the boxer is hyper and needy and a handful to say the least (one night she said our dog and hers were up til 3am playing!) but Melanie was so attentive and handled everything like a pro- always a phone call or text away and frequently sent us pictures and videos of our boy having the time of his life. she gave him the perfect amount of stimulation, exercise, relaxation, and love- and he came back happier than ever. She really did treat him like her own. In fact , I almost didnt want to write a review because I want to keep her all to myself! Truly a great experience all around. Thank you Melanie!
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Melanie was so amazing to our dog Stewie. The minute we met her I felt relieved. It was his first 4 day stay away from us and I never felt worried. Melanie sent pictures and updates regularly and even offered to let us Facetime our dog. She was unbelievable. I will definitely use Melanie again!
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Melanie couldn't have been a better dog sitter to my little Ruby. She updated me with emails and pictures while I was gone and completely set me at ease to enjoy my time away and not worry about my little dog. I wouldn't hesitate to hire Melanie again!
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Melanie was very loving and caring! She made the transaction easy and hosted a meet and greet. Tango had a great time with her dogs as well and were missing them the day after the visit...We are happy we found Tango a home away from home and definitely will go back with Melanie.
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