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Melisa D.

10 Reviews
7 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 15 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
All Ages OK
List of Pets OK for House Sitting
Dogs, Cats, Fish, Caged birds

Melisa's Resident Pets

Labrador Retriever
14 yr 1 mo old

About Melisa

5 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
***I am sad to announce that as of June 18, 2016, Dante is no longer with us. It will take a lot of mental energy and emotions to overhaul my profile because of this major change in my life. As of that date, there is no resident dog anymore. As of Feb. 1, 2017, I am no longer in NYC.***

Dante and I used to live in a dog-friendly studio in Hell's Kitchen, NYC. We had great walks in the morning and evening, and frequented local dog parks several times a week. I have been doing pet care for over 6 years - the dogs in the pictures are my most frequent guests.

I have since moved back to the place where I grew up, and am looking to start getting dogs back in my life. I miss their smiling faces and their unconditional love. I enjoy being active with dogs - no matter how many - and I always loved meeting new furry friends.

I am a non-smoker, and made sure that my own pooch (and guests) were well exercised and socialized. As I was quite obsessive over how Dante was doing while I was gone, I know to keep parents up to date on how their pup is via photos/videos/emails. Don't worry about your dog's size or age - Dante is a giant and lived to see 13.5 years old! There's no age, size, disability or personality quirk that I can't handle, so all you have to do is just ask!

I also specialize in pet photography, ask me about those services!
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Can administer oral medicine
Can administer injected medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Separation anxiety
  • Aggressive behavior
  • Leash Pulling
  • Advanced senior issues

Melisa D.

10 Reviews
7 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 15 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:


  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated February 8, 2017


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Services & Rates

House Sitting Overnight At Your Home
$45 /night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 2 - 4 hours/day
  • Willing to travel 25 miles
Dog Walking
$15 /half-hour
$25 /hour
  • Willing to travel 15 miles
$20 /visit
  • Willing to travel 25 miles
$5 each way
  • Willing to travel 5 miles
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10 Reviews
Melisa was a great dog sitter. She sent me pictures of my pup several times during my weekend away and was attentive to his needs. She took him out and gave him plenty of exercise, and was reliable in terms of pick-up and drop-off. She even spent some time training my dog and teaching him new tricks. I would absolutely recommend Melisa to anyone looking for a sitter.
Melissa was a great host for Bucky - she a a true dog lover and took great care of him. They went on some good walks and she made sure he was happy during his stay. She was accommodating to our schedule and was good in providing updates and pictures.
Melisa was great with my dog and posted pictures of him so I could see he was doing well!
Melissa was very good and handled my special dog with grace! :-)
Bruin had another awesome vacay with Melisa! She is seriously the best host! Dante is too :) I loved the all the photo updates I got while I was away on vacation, I never have to worry while I'm out of town, I know bruin is always in the best hands with Melisa!
Melissa took excellent care of my senior dog. She paid close attention to my instructions, and sent me daily updates and pictures. This was my first time using Melissa, and I am so relieved that I have found a trusting caretaker for my dog, and will be happy to use her services again on my next business trip of vacation! Thank you Melissa, and of course I cannot forget to thank Dante, her own dog, who also made Sage feel welcome, and even gave up his bed to her.
Bruin had a great stay with Melisa and Dante as usual :) he got plenty of walks and play time. Melisa even helped bruin with his training, he was a great well behaved boy when he got home. Thanks Melisa!!!
Melisa was awesome!!! She took such good care of bruin and at the last minute when another host cancelled on me. She sent some awesome pictures of him having so much fun during his vacay. I know bruin can't wait to go back and play with his new friend Dante :)
Melisa and her dog, Dante, were wonderful friends for our little dog to stay with for his Dog Vacay! We were traveling abroad, so I was nervous with leaving our dog- but I had no need to be. Melisa was excellent in communicating, even before we met for our meet-and-greet. She is very responsive and really takes the time to get to know your dog.

Dante was the sweetest dog and became a great friend to our pup during their time together! We will absolutely be contacting Melisa again for next time!
I was hesitant to leave our energetic 4 years old toy poodle anywhere. However, the thought of putting him in a dirt kennel led me to DogVacay. We looked at hosts profiles, arrange for a meet and greet, and the first person we met was the one we choose. Melisa is the absolute best! She is so knowledgeable, caring and gentle with my little man Zumba, teaching us tricks how handle him. Most importantly for us, she treats him as if he was her own dog. Also, when we were away and Zumba was staying with Melisa, she sent us photos having fun with Dante, her handsome big but innocent boy.

She is truly an angel!

Zumba & Carolina
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