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Melissa A.

13 Reviews
3 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 7 days notice required for bookings
  • 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

Melissa's Resident Pets

German Shorthaired Pointer
3 yr 0 mo old
Mixed Breed
2 yr 0 mo old
Other Pets & Animals: Rabbits, gerbils, hamsters, or pet rodents

Melissa's Townhome

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Outdoor area
Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside

About Melissa

9 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
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Hi!! My name is Melissa and my husband is Brennan. We LOVE animals.

My husband and I moved here from Charleston SC. While in Charleston I worked at a dog daycare and boarding facility for six years. I have had a handful of other jobs, but my passion has always been working with animals.

We would love nothing more than to care for your furry family member, or perhaps even a family critter :-), while you are away on vacation or at work!!

We may live in a town home but we are a location that is very pet friendly with plenty of routes for a nice long walk!

Typically I work 5 days a week, and so does my husband. We have alternating schedules to where I work mornings and he will work nights, usually only leaving our own dogs alone for 4 hours. I work in catering, so my job can be very flexible depending on the time of year.

Aside from caring for dogs at the daycare/boarding facility I have always been the one family/friends call on for their animal care needs.

All in all I, I simply love caring for animals. It brings me joy which is something very noticeable by those around me.

If you have any other questions please feel free to message me and I will get back with you!

Our Requirements:
-Dog must be crate trained, while we are away from the house we leave our dogs in crates...we would need to do the same with our guest pups.
-Leashes and collars/harnesses are REQUIRED; we are not a location where ONLY an e-collar or training collar will suffice due to HOA regulations.
- Please be honest if your dog has not been socialized with other dogs, or shows aggression/extreme dominant characteristics. This will not cause us to automatically turn you away, we promise...we just prefer to be prepared for the meet n greet process to make sure we do all we can to introduce the dogs the right way.

With our home being small, we do allow for a maximum of three guest dogs...with this being said; just because there may be a spot available depending on the current dogs staying with us we may not be able to fill the spot. Thanks for the understanding; we just always want to make sure all of the dogs are enjoying themselves during their stay!

Thank you!! :-)
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Can administer oral medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Separation anxiety
  • Leash Pulling
  • Not yet house-trained

Melissa A.

13 Reviews
3 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 7 days notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 2 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:


  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated February 13, 2017


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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Melissa's Home
$18 /night
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for more than 4 hours/day
  • 5+ potty breaks/day
  • 3+ walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
$15 /bath
$10 each way
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
13 Reviews
Our dog Lola had a wonderful time with Melissa, and we will definitely be booking with them again! Everything went very smoothly, from the meet and greet to the time she spent there. Melissa is a great communicator and responds promptly to questions. Introductions to her dogs was handled professionally, and lots of photos and videos were provided. Our trip was a little unexpected, and Lola spent her birthday there. She even had a little party for her with a special treat! She goes above and beyond to make it a great experience!!
I have 2 Boston Terriers that absolutely loved their vaccay. I was a bit worried about my shy one but I she hit it off right away with their dogs. My family I was visiting enjoyed the pictures and updates she sent me on how they were doing. I will definitely be booking with Melissa again.
She is so kind to our dog. I am satisfied with the way she take care for one month. She will update you with pics and daily status of the dog. I 100% refer melissa to any people who want their dog to be with melissa on vacation.
I would highly recommend Melissa as a dog sitter; she was extremely responsive when going through the reservation process and upon meeting her you could instantly tell she was a dog lover! Our dog Stella had a great time and we appreciated the pictures while we were away!
Melissa and Brennan did amazing with our two Cocker Spaniels!! I loved the picture updates every day! I will definitely be sticking with these two for future vacations. Melissa is really good at responding to messages quickly, she's so sweet and accommodating. I would recommend anyone to her. Truly a great visit.
Melissa was an absolute professional. Her place is perfect for dogs and she knows what she is doing! Our dog got lots of play time. We felt like we were leaving our pup is very good hands, we will definitely use her in the future.
Our dog Willa had a wonderful stay. Melissa was very accommodating with pick up & drop off times. She sent photos to show us how well Willa was getting along with her dogs. Highly recommend & Willa will be returning on our next trip!
Melissa was highly professional. It is apparent that she has worked at a dog care facility previously. She had a meet and greet to ensure the temperament of the dog and had a questionnaire to ensure that she had all necessary details. She sent pictures every day which was lovely. My dog developed an ear infection while staying with her. She shared this with me immediately, sent me a picture and followed up to make sure my dog didn't need immediate care. Excellent care!
Yet again another wonderful experience for our pup Boji with Melissa! Thanks for taking such great care of him while we were gone and for all of your flexibility and prompt communication!! Much appreciated!!
Dorsett Fetch and Stay was a fabulous experience for my little Cooper. My little fuzzy baby had so much fun on his little vacay. Melissa and her pups made Cooper feel right at home. Great host family & would recommend to anyone! Thank y'all so much for taking care of Cooper!
Thanks so much for caring for our energetic puppy! He was loved on, taken on walks and had the best time.
Melissa watched my dog, Maisy, while I was out of the country for 2.5 weeks. Words cannot express how amazing it was to know my pup was so well taken care of while I was away. Pictures were posted daily so I could follow Maisy's fun adventures during her puppy vacation. I loved seeing those as I traveled. Maisy had a fabulous time! If I could give more than 5 stars in this review, I would!
Amazing! Went above and beyond to take care of our little guy while we were on vacation. Would 100% trust them and use them again. It was evident they treated our little guy as if he were their own. Thank you Melissa and Brennen!!!!
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