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Melanie R.

17 Reviews
6 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 30 mins
  • Cancellation Policy:

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
All Ages OK
Must Be Spayed or Neutered
List of Breeds Not Accepted
Chow Chow, Dutch Shepherd, Rhodesian Ridgeback, Thai Ridgeback, German Wirehaired Pointer, Yorkshire Terrier, Great Dane, Boxer, Chesapeake Bay Retriever, Bernese Mountain Dog, Kromfohrlander, Schipperke, Great Pyrenees, Spinone Italiano, Bloodhound, Mutt, Greater Swiss Mountain Dog, Portuguese Pointer, Sussex Spaniel, Golden Retriever, Ibizan Hound, Kuvasz, Bluetick Coonhound, Manchester Terrier, Kai Ken, Plott, Entlebucher Mountain Dog, Giant Schnauzer, Black and Tan Coonhound, Stabyhoun, Pointer, German Pinscher, Alaskan Malamute, Icelandic Sheepdog, Swedish Vallhund, I Don't Know, Norwegian Buhund, Spanish Mastiff, German Shorthaired Pointer, Collie, Curly-Coated Retriever, Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever, Basset Hound, Irish Water Spaniel, Pit Bull - American Staffordshire Terrier, Chinese Shar-Pei, Beagle, Azawakh, St. Bernard, American Eskimo Dog, Akita, Rat Terrier, Other, Estrela Mountain Dog, Redbone Coonhound, Shih Tzu, Treeing Walker Coonhound, Anatolian Shepherd Dog, Border Collie, Norwich Terrier, Bullmastiff, Portuguese Podengo Pequeno, Flat-Coated Retriever, Dalmatian, Skye Terrier, Slovensky Cuvac, Labrador Retriever, Central Asian Shepherd Dog, Doberman Pinscher, Treeing Tennessee Brindle, Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier, Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen, Neapolitan Mastiff, Portuguese Sheepdog, German Shepherd Dog, Irish Red and White Setter, Pit Bull - Bull Terrier, Vizsla, Pumi, Bulldog

Melanie's Apartment

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Children at home (Under 5 years old)
Outdoor area
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside
Smoke-free home

About Melanie

11 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
Prior to booking or requesting a meet n greet, please-scroll down to review my restrictions & availability,thanks:)
Hi Im Melanie with HappyTails Petcare! Im available most holidays, and care of both cats and dogs from my apt. Please be advised that I have a 3 yr old at home,so if you arent sure if your pet is small-child friendly, a meet and greet will be required prior to booking.

In the past Ive worked front desk for an animal hospital, did volunteer foster care for the Az Humane Society, & attended 6 months of schooling in the veterinary tech field. I also have 10 yrs experience caring for and providing basic grooming for small breeds. It is my priority to be here for both you as well as your pet, so rest assured that any routines, diets, and requests will always be respected & followed. And, if grooming is needed, please dont hesitate to request- baths are FREE!

My home is within a pet friendly apartment community, & there's plenty of room for both small & medium size breeds. I do not have any pets of my own, and only care for 1 dog at a time, unless pets are from same home. Of course whenever we arent going on walks or playing, they have the freedom to relax wherever they want, and enjoy treats at your discretion:)
Be sure to check out the Facebook page!
HappyTails Petcare

*NO LARGE BREEDS watched overnight. Depending on weight and age, exceptions made for daycare*35 pd limit*
*be good with toddlers
*be crate trained/housebroken(NO"territory marking")
*be good with other dogs

FEES/AVAILABILITY(not flexible):
EARLIEST dropoff/pickup time: 6am
LATEST pickup/dropoff time: 8pm
Need a discount? Please reach out to Dogvacay concierge-they almost always have promotions for new clients:)
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Can administer oral medicine
Post-surgical pets
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets that require medicine
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Separation anxiety
  • Leash Pulling

Melanie R.

17 Reviews
6 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 30 mins
  • Cancellation Policy:


  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated May 15, 2017


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Course 101 Graduate
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Course 102 Graduate
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Disaster Relief
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Pay through DogVacay for:
Premium Pet Insurance, 24/7 Customer Support and Daily Photo Updates!

Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Melanie's Home
$25 /night
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 2 - 4 hours/day
  • 3-4 potty breaks/day
  • 1 walk/day
  • Pets will sleep in their own beds
Daycare At Melanie's Home
$22 /day
  • Watches up to 1 dog /day
$10 /bath
17 Reviews
Melanie was awesome throughout, great communication and went the extra mile definitely recommend
Mia did a great job with Tebow! I got updates everyday, and she did an awesome job communicating through the whole process!
She was so awesome ! Sent me pics and kept me updated and loved my dog , she was wonderful
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