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Melissa G.

11 Reviews
5 Repeat Guests
$40/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 11 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
All Ages OK
List of Pets OK for House Sitting
Dogs, Cats, Fish, Rabbits, gerbils, hamsters, or pet rodents, Caged birds, Reptiles

Melissa's Resident Pets

Other Pets & Animals: Cats

About Melissa

7 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
I moved to Austin in 2014 from Richmond, Virginia. I have always been surrounded by fur babies, but cannot have a pup of my own at this time and would love to watch yours! I have house-sat dogs ranging from 5lbs-120lbs, ones with special dietary needs and disabilities.

In my free time I enjoy bike rides, hiking or discovering a new watering hole. I can only watch your pets in your own home due to my apartment restrictions, but they get to stay in their own home! Cats welcome!

Let me know if you have any questions, and I hope to see you and your pup soon!
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Can administer oral medicine

Melissa G.

11 Reviews
5 Repeat Guests
$40/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 11 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated November 29, 2016

Credentials

Background Checked
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Course 101 Graduate
By completing courses at DogVacay University, hosts learn about best practices to help them provide the highest quality care for your dog.
Course 102 Graduate
By completing courses at DogVacay University, hosts learn about best practices to help them provide the highest quality care for your dog.
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Premium Pet Insurance, 24/7 Customer Support and Daily Photo Updates!

Services & Rates

House Sitting Overnight At Your Home
$40 /night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for more than 4 hours/day
  • Willing to travel 7 miles
11 Reviews
Melissa is wonderful! She cared for our pups just as we would have - frequent walks and fetch. She sent pupdates and she was flexible with us! She also took our dog's medication schedule seriously which is exactly what we were looking for in a sitter. Our home was left in perfect condition and our dogs were sad to see her go! We will definitely ask for her again! 5 for Pawsome!
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We recommend Melissa without hesitation. Not only were my husband and I immediately impressed with her ease with our high-energy dogs, but we loved the pictures we got throughout her stay with them. She took them on long walks and clearly showed them a lot of affection. Also, the house was immaculate upon our return - probably cleaner than when we left it! She demonstrates all the traits that are irreplaceable when leaving your beloved animals and your home in someone else's hands. We will definitely be asking her to look after our dogs and home again next time we have the need.
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Melissa was awesome. She sent great updates, left the house immaculate and is just a nice human!
If I could give Melissa 10 stars - I would. She was so accommodating, so lovely, and so sweet to our girl Kennedy. Our red eye flight was slightly delayed, and Melissa was ready and willing to stay with Kennedy longer than necessary. We came home to a completely spotless house. Photos were delivered daily from her 2 mile walks and squirrel chasing adventures in the backyard.

I truly can't thank Melissa enough, and we hope to go away again soon to give Kennedy her vacation again!
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This was my first time booking on DogVacay, and Melissa was terrific! Responsible and communicative. My pups were happy upon my return and my apartment looked fantastic. I will definitely use Melissa again if she is available and will recommend her to others!
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she was tired and happy when we got home. We will most certainly have you again.
Melissa left the meet-and-greet making me feel very comfortable to make a reservation with her for the weekend. I have 3 pups, one with a spinal cord injury who require special attention. There was an issue with expressing Dolce's bladder, Melissa was calm and collected and reached out to me in order to resolve the issue and was able to do so on her own accord. I at no point felt that Melissa couldn't take care of the issue. I would not hesitate to recommend her to sit your pup and I plan to book her again during my next vacation.
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Melissa was recommended to me as someone that could stay with Dillan at my home. I appreciated the recommendation so am offering the same here. She was so easy to work with, easy to talk with and was great with my dog. It's not easy to have a 'stranger' come into your home but because Melissa was so easy to work with, I recommend her and will use her again!
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Let me start off by saying, I do not leave my dog with just anyone.. I am usually spoiled and leave my puppy with the breeder I got her from, a 2 hour drive, but worth it for the ease of knowing she will be well cared for. This time, I did not have that luxury and was scrambling to find someone to care for my dog. Melissa responded back to my messages promptly, came over for the meet and greet that night, got right down and played with my dog and answered my list of questions. While I was away, Melissa was wonderful! She knew I was sad and anxious about leaving my 9 month old pup, but eased that anxiety by sending daily texts and pictures and responding promptly to my daily texts asking how my dog was doing. I am so thankful to have found Melissa on here and will definitely be using her again in the future. As nice as it is to have the breeder available, it is even nicer to have someone trustworthy and reliable right down the street! Upon arriving home, my apartment was cleaner than I left it and my fur baby was happy and well loved while I was gone. Thank you Melissa!! :)
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Melissa was fantastic! She was super easy to communicate with, kept us updated while we were away, and took great care of not only our dogs and cats but also our home. We feel extremely lucky to have found her and will definitely be using her in the future.
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Kept me updated with pictures and messages throughout my trip! Left a nice note describing the activities she did with my dog and it seemed like they had a great time.
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