HappyTails Petcare

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Melanie R.

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

Melanie's Apartment

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

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 Mia with HappyTails Petcare! Im available most holidays, and care of both cats and dogs from my apt. Please be advised that I have a 2 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 any given time. 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: 530am
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
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Separation anxiety
  • Leash Pulling

Melanie R.

15 Reviews
4 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 40 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:


  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated February 20, 2017


Background Checked
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Course 101 Graduate
By completing courses at DogVacay University, hosts learn about best practices to help them provide the highest quality care for your dog.
Course 102 Graduate
By completing courses at DogVacay University, hosts learn about best practices to help them provide the highest quality care for your dog.
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Web Training Complete
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Disaster Relief
This sitter has completed training for the DogVacay Disaster Relief Program and volunteered to help displaced pets in the event of a natural disaster.
Pay through DogVacay for:
Premium Pet Insurance, 24/7 Customer Support and Daily Photo Updates!

Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Melanie's Home
$23 /night
  • Watches up to 1 dog /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
$20 /day
  • Watches up to 1 dog /day
$10 /bath
15 Reviews
She was so awesome ! Sent me pics and kept me updated and loved my dog , she was wonderful
We left our Jack Russell with Melanie overnight for a week while visiting the Phoenix area as dogs were not allowed in our hotel.
Pick up time and deliver was never an issue and Melanie was more than accommodating and flexible.
Most important, my dog Dot, never showed any anxiety when being dropped off and thoroughly enjoyed staying with the family.
I would definitely book again with this sitter if I return to Phoenix.
Thank you Melanie for your service.
Mia was very thorough and kept me well informed while I was away. She made sure to send plenty of photo updates and ask clarifying questions about Fin's habits and needs.
This is my second time taking my puppy to Mia, wether it's for a full week or just one night she's the greatest! Not to mention I always book last min & she responds ASAP! My puppy loves going to her & i feel safe having him with her as well. She sends pictures and videos everyday as well witch is my favorite part! I strongly recommend her ??!
Mia was phenomenal with photo updates, and updated me constantly throughout her stay on both the positive and negative experiences. She definitely didn't have experience with any larger dogs (my 6 month old puppy is 40 lb) though, so I felt she was very out of her element in my dogs case. My only complaint was that I've never seen my dog so wound up or dehydrated as when I picked her up--from what I could tell she had been kept behind a gate without much interaction (after having chewed on a shirt....so somewhat understandable, although in my experience with my dog she only has ever chewed when left alone for long periods of time with no stimulation) or water. She drank 4 entire bowls when we got home! Very appreciative of the service, but would not recommend to any dogs over 20 lb or any dogs that need attention.
This was our first time using dogvacay and we were happy that Melanie R watched our furbabies great. She sent us a photo while they were with her and were able to run around in an air conditioned environment. We will definitely be a return customer when we are in the valley again. At first we were worried of course, but soon after our worries left as we received updated status reports on how they were doing in her care. Thank you Melanie for taking care of our babies with professionalism and with care. Daniel & Christy.
Melanie took great care of my guy while I was gone.
Melanie is always available for last minute boarding. Kona loves staying with her.
She was great! Sent lots of updates and really seemed to care about our pup and her playtime and needs.
Melanie was an absolute joy to work with. She is extremely attentive and loving to those left in her care. This was the 1st time we've left our dog with anyone but family. Melanie adjusted her schedule to fit ours, kept us updated many times daily with pictures and video of Charlie our cherished "son". We are soooo very pleased with her as our sitter and would highly recommend her to anyone thinking about leaving their pet or pets with her. We will certainly call upon her again!!!
Melanie took very good care of our dog.
Fantastic dog sitter! Our dog C.J. Is usually standoffish but warmed right up to Melanie! She sent several pictures and kept us updated throughout each day. I would definitely recommend her!
Melanie was great! She really cared about our dog and his well being. We received daily pictures and updates of our dog. She even had a Christmas ornament made for us upon our return. I would definitely use her again!
Melanie was very friendly and made me feel comfortable with Kona's stay. The location is convenient and close to a major street and highway. I would recommend. :)
Melanie was absolutely FANTASTIC! Our pets are near and dear to our hearts, as I'm sure everyone else's are as well. The last thing you want to do when you are out of town is have to worry about the safety and wellbeing of your pets. Melanie sent us daily updates, gave them plenty of exercise, and truly treated them as her own.
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