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Melissa G.

10 Reviews
4 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 25 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
All Ages OK
Must Be Vaccinated

Melissa's Resident Pets

Jack Russell Terrier
1 yr 5 mo old
Other Pets & Animals: Horses or other large farm animals

Melissa's House

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Medium Yard
100% fenced
Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside
Great for senior pets

About Melissa

15 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
I naturally have a bubbly personality, so kids and animals are drawn to me. I must say, it’s a gift. I was raised with dogs and I have rescued dogs myself. Current owner of a beautiful rescued Jack Russell Terrier/Pitbull. Growing up in Florida there were many stray dogs, and I would work with local shelters to assist in locating a home for them. My work with shelters and dog owning has gifted me to deal with a variety of dogs. Personally and professionally, I have loved a Maltese to an Italian Mastiff, so bring it on!

Your pup will enjoy 3 walks a day. I take care of dogs full time, therefore my attention is completely available for play time, kisses and any special needs. In Astoria, I have 3 parks near me, I love taking the dogs on field trips for a day of fun! Think of your baby's stay as a fun summer camp that they will love!
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Can administer oral medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Separation anxiety
  • Leash Pulling
  • Not yet house-trained

Melissa G.

10 Reviews
4 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 25 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:


  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated February 22, 2017


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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Melissa's Home
$36 /night
  • Watches up to 4 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for no more than 1 hour/day
  • 3-4 potty breaks/day
  • 3+ walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
Daycare At Melissa's Home
$29 /day
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/day
Dog Walking
$15 /half-hour
$25 /hour
  • Willing to travel 2 miles
$20 /visit
  • Willing to travel 3 miles
$15 /bath
$10 each way
  • Willing to travel 5 miles
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10 Reviews
We booked a reservation with Melissa about four weeks before our trip over Christmas and New Year's Eve. We were unaware that the reservation was not final until she had met with our dog, but there was time before we left to "meet and greet" with Melissa, and all turned out well. Our dog loved her. Unfortunately, our dog did not love all the other dogs in Melissa's care for that week. Showing tremendous compassion and professionalism, Melissa offered to return our dog to our apartment, but visit her many times per day for exercise and play and interaction. This compromise was satisfactory, and took much effort on her part, for which we are thankful. The only reason we rated four -- not five -- stars, is that we were unaware that there would be four other dogs with Melissa at the time of our dogvacay. Her attention to our beloved pet was five stars. Also, communicating with her was easy -- she responded immediately to all communications, and sent us photos and videos each day showing our dog having fun/being loved-up/sleeping soundly.
Melissa took excellent care of my dog! She was very flexible and very accommodating when changes came up. She was attentive to my dog's need. When my dog wouldn't eat her food, Melissa got in touch and took my recommendation to add pumpkin to the food. Melissa clearly has exprerience taking care of dogs. I am a satisfied customer!
Melissa was so reassuring and caring! Attentive to every detail of my pets needs. After our meet and greet, I had no doubt that my dog was going to enjoy her stay with Melissa. I got a photo of my dog every day from afar, reassuring me of my puppy's safety and happiness. LOVED Melissa! Would go back in a heartbeat.
Melissa was amazing! I was nervous about leaving my dog with someone due to past experiences and Melissa had no problem letting my pup and I come over to meet her and her adorable dog Cairo before I booked with her. She sent me several pictures while I was gone, and sent me updates throughout each day. I would highly recommend her!
Molly looks forward to her new weekly daycare and pulls us all the way!
Melissa is so accommodating, which is a life saver for us! Our schedules are unpredictable so being able to make last minute changes is really helpful. There are always friendly playmate there for Molly, so we know she's having fun!
Melissa was amazing, my dog had a great time. He gets separation anxiety, and has a tough time with new surroundings. Within minutes he was having a good time playing with her other dogs. I am definitely a repeat customer!
I'm so happy to have found Melissa! She is fantastic and my Stella loves staying with her. She's super accommodating and she even made Stella some chicken when I forgot to give Stella's food for the night. Her pup Cairo is super cute and friendly, and Stella has the best time playing all day with her new friend. I highly suggest using Melissa for your dog sitting needs. I will definitely be reaching out again for my future sitting needs! Thanks Melissa and Cairo!!
Melissa was terrific. I was able to make the appointment nearly last minute, and she took very good care of our girl. And her own dog, Cairo, was a great playmate! Thanks!
Melissa was a great sitter for our pit baby Stella! Stella had so much fun with her pup Cairo and totally made herself at home! It was great to know Stella was well taken care of and having a blast as well!
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