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Melissa V.

18 Reviews
16 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 8 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

Mixed Breed
6 yr 4 mo old
Mixed Breed
5 yr 11 mo old

Melissa's House

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

About Melissa

20 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
We have two very friendly 5-year-old lab/shepherd mixes that love playtime and cuddle time equally, and love to meet new buddies! Our house has a huge 6 foot privacy-fenced backyard, as well as ample indoor space for those rainy day playtimes or naptimes to ensure your best bud comes home happy, spoiled, and tuckered out after a fun-filled stay with us!

We love all dogs and grew up having them in our homes from the time we were born, and would be thrilled to get to help your best buddy get the care and attention they need, whether that's a walk or playtime while you're working, or an overnight stay while you're out of town! Our only requirement is that your pup(s) gets along with ours!

We are located minutes from the airport, I-70, and I-465 for convenient access, and can offer pickup and drop-offs to guests nearby with daycare or boarding services!

Why kennel your pups when they can have a vacay of their own?

To see all the fun, cuteness, and adventures of our guest and resident pups:
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*As a general rule, we only take on one guest's dog(s) at a time, and will only take on multiple boarding bookings in special circumstances with the approval of both owners. While this sometimes can limit our availability, we want to make sure your best bud gets the full VIP treatment while on their stay!

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Melissa V.

18 Reviews
16 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 8 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:


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


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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Melissa's Home
$30 /night
  • Watches up to 4 dogs/night
  • Dogs will never be left unattended
  • Dogs will have full access outside for potty breaks
  • 2 walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
Daycare At Melissa's Home
$25 /day
  • Watches up to 4 dogs/day
Dog Walking
$15 /half-hour
$25 /hour
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
Home Visits
$20 /visit
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
$15 /bath
$10 each way
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
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18 Reviews
Melissa and her husband made our first time using DogVacay a 5 Pawsome experience! Not only is our little (well not so little) fur baby only 6 months old, but she is also a pitbull, which not too many people would take on. Melissa and her husband did! Thank you!
Before our trip, we scheduled a meet and greet to make sure Sliver and their pups got along (and they did!), she sent us many pictures while we were away, and when we picked her up they gave us a party favor bag with home made treats in it for her. How nice is that?! By the amount of sleeping she did after returning home we know Sliver had a great time. Thank you again!
Jake had a great time with Melissa and their dogs, based upon the photos and the fact that he slept well the night he got home. Jake can exhibit lot of energy and excitement and was a good fit in their home. Melissa has a patient and calm persona and I felt very comfortable in leaving Jake in her hands. Thank you for the great care that you provided to Jake.
Loki LOVED his visit with Melissa and her pups Jiffy and Corsa! We had a meet and greet a few weeks prior to the booking where we were all able to meet, which really helped Loki feel comfortable when I brought him back for his stay.

As this was the first time I had used Dogvacay (or any pet sitting service outside of family), Melissa did an excellent job of explaining how it works, her experiences, and what Loki could expect during his stay with her. I felt totally comfortable that Loki would be completely spoiled with attention, fun, and activities while we were away on our trip!

When I came back to get Loki, while he was excited to see me, I could tell he still wanted to stay and play with Jiffy and Corsa. Since he's an "only dog" at home, I think having some constant playmates for the weekend was a great socialization opportunity and one that he really enjoyed. When we came home, Loki greeted "his kids" and my wife happily, then promptly laid down on his bed for a nap. He was tired!

I will use Melissa again without hesitation!
I am so delighted that I have found Melissa! We had a meet and greet, then my babies stayed the night for a trial period. My little one, Charlie made himself at home right off the bat and jumped on the couch as if he was at home. My larger Pancho immediately found a toy and started playing.
I was sent pictures in the evening before I went to bed. It made feel good to see they were doing alright.
My boys were sent home with treat bags with their names on them. Melissa made homemade dog treats that spelled out their names.
Melissa and her pups took great care of Aero! He had a great time and can't wait to go back! Melissa was very helpful and accommodating with drop off and pickup too!
Melissa was a fantastic host to our 2 pups for a long weekend. Their house is great and the backyard is a dog's paradise. Our dogs were so happy to have friends for the weekend, they slept for 2 days after our return! We will definitely be using Melissa's services again. Thank you for a great first experience!
Melissa did a great job with our dog! She treated her like her own dogs, with lots of love and care! Our dog came home calm and very happy. We'll definitely be bringing our dog back to Melissa!
Melissa V was a wonderful caregiver for my dog while I was away. I did not worry about my dog one bit because I felt she was in good hands. I was sent pictures every day of my dog. Anytime I texted Melissa about anything, she was more than happy to respond. She did not make me feel I was inconveniencing her.
We were unfamiliar with DogVacay until a colleague of my husbands in another state recommended we check it out. We got on the website on a Friday and found Melissa who was very convenient to us. We scheduled a meet and greet for all of us on Sunday. She let Annie walk around the house and check everything out. Then sat down on the floor to let Annie come to her as she is shy around people and dogs she does not know. She brought her dogs downstairs to meet Annie one at a time. After our meet & greet, we all felt like it was a good match and scheduled an extended stay for her that very night to start the following Thursday for 9 days. When we dropped her off on Thursday evening, she walked right into the house like she belonged there. Melissa had even purchased some of her favorite treats (carrots & frozen green beans) for her to have during her stay. From our perspective, it worked out great! We looked forward to seeing the pictures and video Melissa sent everyday to us while we were away. It became the highlight of our day seeing all the fun she was having playing in the big back yard with Corsa & Jiffy. It took Annie a little bit to warm up to them, but after a short time, she felt very at home her temporary family. We will be using Melissa and DogVacay again in the future when we need a puppy sitter.
This was our first time using Dogvacay and our experience was fantastic. Melissa was extremely responsive and made everything easy for us. Our dog is normally a little shy around other dogs so we were a little nervous about her getting along with Melissa's two dogs - boy were we wrong! They were so friendly and we could see from the regular updates and photos that Brie was actually very comforted and happy getting to play and snuggle with her new friends. It is hard leaving your dog with a stranger but getting some photos and a small update on how they are doing each day really puts you at ease - you can see for yourself that your dog is being well taken care of and is doing just fine. Melissa has a very nice home and a fenced yard which was key for our breed of dog. You can tell that Melissa loves dogs and she took such great care of ours. We have a couple more trips this year and we will definitely be booking with Melissa again if she is available.
Melissa is WONDERFUL!!! The 1st time my Scooby (3 months old) went to her house for the full day, he was a bit scared of Melissa's 2 big dogs. However, the 2nd time, he couldn't wait to get to the door to play with them! After both visits, Scooby was exhausted & slept the whole night!! Melissa takes the time to help potty train him & teach him to ring the bell to go out. She kept me updated on how he was doing & sent me plenty of pictures & videos. She even framed the cutest picture of Scooby that my daughter now has in her room. Scooby & I both look forward to him having more play dates with Jiffy & Corsa!
Our dogs were very happy during their stay! We got regular photo updates and know they were well cared for. When we returned, they almost didn't want to leave! The owners dogs are very social and were great companions for our pups!
Melissa and her puppies were such gracious hosts to my King they ALL get 5 BIG PAWS! King even got a personalized treat bag with homemade biscuits in it that smelled so good I almost tried one. King and I highly recommend you stay here. Pawsome!!
She was excellent. She took us on at the last minute and even offered to pick up Rocky as we has a time difference problem. Rocky had so much fun that I am sure he is bored since we brought him home. There is no doubt that when we take our next trip we will be seeing Melissa!
Melissa has watched my two dachshunds a handful of times now and they love going to see her! She takes great care of them and sends a ton of pictures and updates throughout the day. I'll continue to use her in the future!!!
Melissa has watched both of my dachshunds twice and both times has done a wonderful job! She keeps me updated throughout the day with pictures and texts about how they're doing and she was extremely flexible with my work hours. Both dogs love her and we will be using her again!
Melissa did an amazing job taking care of our dog Padfoot. This was our first time using DogVacay and she was very helpful in navigating us through the process. Not only that but she was flexible in meeting with us and in drop-off/pick-up times. When I dropped Padfoot off for his vacay, he ran to the door because he was so excited to see Melissa and her two sweet dogs. Padfoot had tons of fun running off energy while playing with Corsa and came home exhausted and happy! Thanks for making your home Padfoot's temporary home!
Melissa is the best! Our dog had such a wonderful time tearing around the backyard and playing with Melissa's two beautiful dogs. Melissa e-mailed pictures of our dog everyday and was extremely responsive to any phone calls/ text messages. She even sent us home with a framed picture of our dog from the weekend! I would highly recommend Melissa to everyone.
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