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Melinda S.

21 Reviews
13 Repeat Guests
$40/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 3 days notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 6 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Moderate

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, Rabbits, gerbils, hamsters, or pet rodents, Caged birds

Melinda's Resident Pets

Other Pets & Animals: Cats

About Melinda

10 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
I grew up in a house loving and respecting animals. Growing up, my parents always had at least 3 dogs in the home. If you allowed me to sit for your dog(s), they would get constant love and attention. Though I live in an apartment, I understand the importance (especially for big dogs!) for them to go outside and would promise lots of play time! I do have a cat, but he remains in the bedroom and would be separated from your dog! :)

You can trust that while you are on vacation, your dog is too!
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Can administer oral medicine
Can administer injected medicine

Melinda S.

21 Reviews
13 Repeat Guests
$40/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 3 days notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 6 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Moderate

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated December 11, 2016

Credentials

Background Checked
This sitter has passed a background check, which searches a variety of criminal databases.
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.
Pay through DogVacay for:
Premium Pet Insurance, 24/7 Customer Support and Daily Photo Updates!

Services & Rates

House Sitting Overnight At Your Home
$40 /night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for more than 4 hours/day
  • Willing to travel 2 miles
Home Visits
$20 /visit
  • Willing to travel 3 miles
21 Reviews
Highly recommended! My husband and I are so grateful for Melinda as she took perfect care of our two dogs while we went away for a long weekend. She was very accommodating to our schedules and was very loving to the dogs. Such a well-trusted person to watch after your precious pets. We will definitely be in touch for future trips!
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Melinda and her husband were so patient and kind to my slightly anxiety ridden pup, Denali, that she warmed right up to them! I won't hesitate to book Melinda again. She obviously enjoys her time with doggie visitors and was easy to communicate with for all the booking details.
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Oreo had a great time with Melinda!
Melinda is always so conscientious, playful, and caring with our dog.
I'm so happy to have found Melinda! I will not hesitate to book with her again. Maxx and Archie loved her. She was very attentive to all of my concerns and kept me updated as I requested. It's so nice to have a peace of mind when going on vacation and that's exactly what I had!
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I want to send a big THANK YOU to Melinda for watching my young pup Cali a few weeks ago. Melinda was very caring and asked lots of questions to make sure Cali would have a great stay overnight.

I would definitely recommend Melinda and plan to bring Cali back for a visit in the future.
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I have a little pet pig that I needed a pig-sitter for, and Melinda was SO great! She was open to the idea of watching Penny, and when I took her over there, Melinda was so sweet and accommodating to her particular needs. I received pictures and texts while I was away, so I could be sure that P wasn't causing too much trouble, and that she was being well looked after. I expect I'll be calling her again the next time I need to board my porcine pal :) Thanks again, Melinda!
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Melinda's sincere warmth towards our dog made us feel wonderful. Just Pawing Around even figured out my elderly pup's favorite ways to play at the dog park, and it was clear she had been very well tended.
Radar truly loves Melinda! When we picked him up at the end of the week, we could tell he was happy to see us but had also really bonded with Melinda and Jairo. And we are happy knowing that Radar is loved and well cared for while we're away. She sent photos of him snuggled on their couch- truly a sign he's made himself at home.
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Melinda was so helpful! She was great with our dogs, answered all of our questions, and made us feel so comfortable. You can tell she really cares about your dogs feeling at home and making sure that it's the right fit. One of our dogs takes awhile to warm up to other people and she was helpful in making this transition smooth.
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Sydney had a great time with at Melinda's! We were just in Boston for the night, but I could tell Syd was well-exercised and loved as she slept the entire 3 hours back home. Melinda was very easy to communicate with and flexible with my schedule.

Thank you!
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2nd time they watched Kona, this time for a pretty long stay (for my dog). 6 nights, Kona was so happy to see me because she missed me, and not because she was stressed which is what always happened in the doggy day care/ boarding places.
Our wire-fox terrier had a great time with Melinda!! She was very accommodating about my harried morning drop-off time, asked great questions, made sure she had all the pertinent information. When we came back from our weekend away, I could tell our dog had a lot of fun, was very happy and affectionate with Melinda. I feel totally comfortable leaving her with Melinda again, and we will definitely be back!!
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It was first time for us to leave our dogs for such a long period and I was nervous to leave them with anyone.
During the meet and greet, I felt so at ease with Melinda and wasn't nervous at all when the time came to drop my dogs off.
Melinda and her fiancé know dogs so well and knew exactly what they needed.
Thanks, we'll be returning for the next visit soon!
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Melinda was wonderful. Her communication was excellent and very accommodating to drop off and pick up times! Maggie seemed to have a wonderful time.
They are a wonderful couple and after the "meet and greet" I knew I could trust my 6yo Shiba Inu with them right away. They are very responsive for any requests and when i went to pick up my dog, she almost didn't want to leave she had such a good time. That reaction has never happened with boarding (even single night boarding), so they are a perfect fit for my EXTREMELY picky Shiba Inu!
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Melinda was very organized and friendly. She did an excellent job as a a dog sitter and I'd definitely use her again. She's truly a dog lover.
great host, our dog was very happy when we arrived for pick up!
We have a geriatric dog who has some special needs (daily prozac for example). Melinda was very responsive to our inquiries, she met with us quickly and took excellent notes about Max's care before his stay with her. Melinda and her fiance then welcomed Max into their home and in all honesty, probably paid more attention to him than we have lately. I actually think he's a little sad that he had to come home with us. Melinda even sent us a photo of him while we were gone to put our minds at ease. I would highly recommend Melinda as a pet sitter! Its so much better than boarding your dog where you have no idea who is taking care of him or what other animals he is being exposed to. As an added bonus, she lives close enough to the airport that it made the drop off and pick up easy.
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Melinda was really organized when we did our meet and greet, which gave us a nice feeling. She and her fiance really love dogs and they were so good with our pooch. They have a fenced-in area in the back of their apartment, which is great for quick, safe trips outside with the dogs. I would highly recommend them. Prepare your dog to get spoiled!
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Melinda and her finance are awesome! They took good care of our two dogs during Thanksgiving, they constantly send us pictures and updates of our dogs. They took them to walk couple times a day. They are very nice and patient. I would highly recommend them! Will definitely re-visit for future boarding.
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