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Melanie T.

5 Reviews
3 Repeat Guests
$24/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 1.4 hrs
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
All Ages OK

Melanie's Resident Pets

Copper
Beagle
Male
5 yr 8 mo old

Melanie's Apartment

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

About Melanie

10 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
I am the ultimate dog lover who loves snuggling with dogs of all shapes and sizes! My home comes equipped with a fun loving and playful Beagle mix, Copper, who loves other dogs almost as much as I do. While I work away from my home during the week the dogs can be left however they are comfortable for the 8 hours I am away. I do live in an apartment building, so I cannot take dogs that bark a lot when left alone. If it is the weekend I am home most of the day to go on walks, play, or just snuggle up on the couch. We always go on morning and evening walks when I am home to explore our neighborhood and get lots of fresh air. While I do not have a fenced yard, there is an off-leash bark park right across the street that we visit daily, if the weather is nice we also frequent Penn Valley's dog park. If the weather is bad, we typically enjoy playing fetch with tennis balls or tug of war with our favorite rope toys inside. I know how stressful it can be to find someone to care for your pet, but here I can guarantee you your fur baby will be safe, happy, spoiled, and come home exhausted from all the fun.
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Can administer oral medicine
Post-surgical pets
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets that require medicine
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Leash Pulling

Melanie T.

5 Reviews
3 Repeat Guests
$24/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 1.4 hrs
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated April 17, 2017

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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Melanie's Home
$24 /night
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 2 - 4 hours/day
  • 3-4 potty breaks/day
  • 2 walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
Dog Walking
$15 /half-hour
$24 /hour
  • Willing to travel 5 miles
Check-ins
$20 /visit
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
Pick-Up/Drop-Off
$10 each way
  • Willing to travel 15 miles
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5 Reviews
I always get pretty stressed when having to leave my dogs behind when we go out of town. One of my dogs has bad anxiety and gets really nervous around people. My other dog has a relentless obsession with paper, so I worry that he'll greatly annoy anyone who watches him. Melanie was very reassuring telling me that she has dealt with dogs like that before and it's no problem. They also are both used to being on furniture and sleeping in our bed, so that can be burdensome for others watching them. We have tried a nice dog boarding place where they get to stay out all day with other dogs, but my dogs just sat in the corner with each other the whole time. The cost just didn't seem worth it. This time we decided to try Dog Vacay. We chose Melanie because she lives close to us and she had good reviews. I believe that one of the reviews even specifically mentioned her handling an anxious dog well.

Our 2 dogs (one 50 pounds, the other 15 pounds) stayed with Melanie and her dog Copper for 4 nights. We got at least one text with pictures each day about the status of our dogs. This was really helpful for me because of how concerned I usually get about leaving Dora. Melanie was super flexible about drop off and pick-up times, too, which made the logistics way easier. It was just so nice to go on our vacation knowing that our dogs were happy and comfortable. I highly recommend Melanie for your dog-watching needs.
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Melanie was MORE than wonderful with Willow! My dog is high-anxiety and not the easiest little lady to deal with, but Melanie was so kind and patient! I received updates and pictures throughout the day, as well as cute stories about her antics! I am very thankful I found her. She's one-of-a-kind and will definitely be my go-to for dog sitting!
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Melanie is great. She is super responsive, and keeps us posted with updates and pictures while we are away. She is very friendly and treats our pups with the same love and respect that we do. I feel so at ease leaving our girls with Melanie when we go away, which is hard to find. Our pups are like our children, and we feel like they are very well cared for on her watch. If you have a chance to work with Melanie, consider yourself lucky!
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