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Melanie J.

17 Reviews
10 Repeat Guests
$25/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 5 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
No Puppies
List of Breeds Not Accepted
Pit Bull - Staffordshire Bull Terrier, Rottweiler, Akita, Dogo Argentino, Mastiff, Pit Bull - American Staffordshire Terrier, Cane Corso

Melanie's Resident Pets

Other Pets & Animals: Cats

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About Melanie

Hi! I'm Melanie. Please note: due to the new baby, we will only be taking one or two repeat clients on an occasional basis.

I grew up on a dairy farm and I love animals of all kinds. We always had 1-3 dogs on our farm (Golden, English Setter, Labs, Border Collie mix, Cattle Dog, Husky mix, Doberman mix). I have taken animals in every project to the fair but my favorite was dog (10+ yrs). My labs were trained to the highest level. I was also on the dog bowl team, which tests your knowledge. When I was too old to be in 4- H, I would volunteer as a training assistant to help 4-Hers with obedience and showmanship.

I am open to most breeds, but they must be ok around small kids. I have a 3 yr old and a baby and though I wouldn't let them wrestle with your dog, they may have contact through a baby gate. They would never be left alone unsupervised. Also, I prefer that they are ok around our 2 cats but I can separate our cats in the lower level if they don't get along. Dogs that don't get along with other dogs are welcome if I don't have any prior bookings for those days. I would like to know your dog's routine, temperament, vices, vet info etc. They need to be free of parasites and have a copy of current vaccinations (DHPP and Rabies). Bordetella is recommended.

I'm a stay-at-home mom so I will be there for your dog almost 24/7. I may need to go out sometimes for groceries, church, or other errands. They will get 1-2 daily walks, weather permitting and depending on their exercise needs. I love jogging if your dog is higher energy. We live in a quiet neighborhood with trails and parks nearby. My backyard isn't fenced in yet but I will be home to take them out several times a day for potty breaks. They will always be on leash for safety reasons.

Multiple dog and extended stay discounts available.
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Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets that require medicine

Melanie J.

17 Reviews
10 Repeat Guests
$25/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 5 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated March 23, 2017

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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Melanie's Home
$25 /night
  • Watches up to 1 dog /night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 2 - 4 hours/day
  • 5+ potty breaks/day
  • 1 walk/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
Baths
$15 /bath
17 Reviews
Our dog did great with Melanie! We appreciated getting daily photos while we were gone. Melanie is experienced with dogs and we were quite confident leaving our dog here.
Greatest pet care experience possible-timely responses,meet/greet,updates,social interactions with pet. So MUCH BETTER than using a kennel where pet lays in a small room/big cage except for being let out a couple times a day AND it is cheaper!!
This was our first time using Dog Vacay and we were very pleased with Melanie. She always got back to us very quickly when I contacted her. Our dog seemed happy and was well-taken care of. She sent us updates daily including pictures of him. We went seemed happy and was well-taken care of. She sent us updates daily including pictures of him. We went to meet her before we dropped him off. Her prices are reasonable. We will use her again.
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