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Melissa D.

28 Reviews
20 Repeat Guests
$27/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Requires Meet-n-Greet to book
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 2.8 hrs
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
No Puppies

Melissa 's Resident Pets

Susie Q
Basset Hound
Female
8 yr 1 mo old

Melissa 's Apartment

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

About Melissa

7 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
Hi everyone! We're Melissa and Keith, and we share a lovely 2.5 bedroom apartment in Chicago's Ukrainian Village, along with our quirky amateur comedienne basset hound/beagle mix, Susie Q. Sue is a special gal who enjoys spending time with other mellow dogs (which is why we cannot accept puppies, unfortunately) so we thought becoming pet sitters would be a great way to both give her a chance to make friends and have a chance to get our own fix! We are both lifelong passionate dog lovers who shower each dog who vacations at our place with the same love, care and affection we give to our own beloved Sue.

We both work during the week, so babysitting a dog who needs someone around all the time would probably not be ideal, but since we already have our own dog, we spend lots of time with her and never leave her alone too long. We usually enjoy mellow weekends, so if you needed weekend care, we'd likely be around pretty much the whole time!

Our apartment is great and cozy. Susie has the run of the house--she snuggles on the couch and watches tv with us, and we'd love to have yours join in! We have a small, very secure backyard for them to explore in, but we also take Susie on walks, so depending on what you prefer re: potty breaks for your own pup, we can accommodate. I will also send you tons of photos of your dog(s) while they are with us!

Furthermore, I volunteer at Wright Way Rescue in Morton Grove, so I spend time with all kinds of dogs and have seen it all! Dogs with emotional and behavioral quirks are not only welcome but embraced :)

We just started Dog Vacay in November of 2015, and are overwhelmed with joy over the number of wonderful dogs (and people!) we've had a chance to know. Having fun with dogs while also giving great people the peace of mind that their pup is being well cared for is so rewarding. We hope to meet you soon!
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Can administer oral medicine
Can administer injected medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets that require medicine
  • Separation anxiety
  • Leash Pulling
  • Advanced senior issues

Melissa D.

28 Reviews
20 Repeat Guests
$27/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Requires Meet-n-Greet to book
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 2.8 hrs
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated May 5, 2017

Credentials

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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Melissa 's Home
$27 /night
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 2 - 4 hours/day
  • Dogs will have full access outside for potty breaks
  • 3+ walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
28 Reviews
Home Checked
Melissa would be a wonderful host. When I went to visit her, she already had two dogs staying with her for the weekend in addition to her own dog, SuzieQ.

I could tell how happy Melissa was to be hosting other dogs. She gave them lots of attention, they had the run of her apartment and she had a great fenced in space outside so they all could run around and get some exercise and fresh air. Melissa loves dogs and it is apparent that her host dogs enjoy hanging with her!
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Melissa was great- she was very genuine and provided plenty of photos and doggy updates. I felt very comfortable leaving Grey in Melissa's care.
Our dog Scout really enjoyed his time with Melissa, Keith, and their pup Sue. We received lots of updates while we were away and felt really comfortable leaving him with them.
Melissa and Keith took great care of my dog and sent me frequent pics which was much appreciated. Very enthusiastic and trustworthy dog lovers. Would recommend to anyone and would leave my dog with them again!
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