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Melissa V.

20 Reviews
7 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 3 days notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 3 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
All Ages OK
Must Be Vaccinated
List of Pets OK for House Sitting
Dogs, Cats, Fish, Rabbits, gerbils, hamsters, or pet rodents, Caged birds, Reptiles

Melissa's Resident Pets

4 yr 2 mo old
4 yr 9 mo old

Melissa's House

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Medium Yard
100% fenced & locked
Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside
Great for senior pets
Dog door access

About Melissa

10 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
Hi there,

My name is Melissa, I have lived with animals all of my life. I am a fun, loving, caring, energetic person who has a soft spot for all sorts of critters! I own a home in Stuarts Draft with a large fenced in back yard and have two furbabies of my own. My work schedule is 3 days a week which leaves plenty of time for daycare and overnight stays. My wife works nights, so someone will always be there for your babies! Please let me know if you're interested or need more info! Just to clarify, due to a recent miscommunication, my wife (Tori) will also be home to help watch over your furbaby(ies) and is home most of the days for drop offs and pick ups.
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Can administer oral medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Separation anxiety

Melissa V.

20 Reviews
7 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 3 days notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 3 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:


  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated February 14, 2017


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Course 101 Graduate
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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Melissa's Home
$25 /night
  • Watches up to 1 dog /night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for no more than 1 hour/day
  • Dogs will have full access outside for potty breaks
  • 2 walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
House Sitting Overnight At Your Home
$40 /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 25 miles
$20 /visit
  • Willing to travel 25 miles
$15 /bath
$15 each way
  • Willing to travel 25 miles
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20 Reviews
This was our first DogVacay experience, and we could not have been more pleased. Melissa's communication and responsiveness was excellent, from the time of booking to pick-up at the end of Duma's stay. She provided updates often and ensured Duma had a great stay. She was hosting two other dogs at the time (so had 5 total) and immediately demonstrated her ability to handle the pack with ease and kindness. We would strongly recommend Melissa and Tori as sitters for your pooch, and we will be booking with them again next time we're in the area.
This was Duke's 3rd stay and we have been pleased with the care and attention he receives. Definitely plan to continue to have Melissa care for him when we need a sitter.
They could not have been better! Very helpful and flexible with us. My puppy was well cared for and happy as a clam. We were so appreciative to have a vacation at wintergreen and know our dog was in good hands. We will definitely rebook!!
Melissa and her crew were great! They clearly love animals and their own two dogs seemed to get along well with our high-energy labradoodle, Henry. We had to go out of town suddenly and Melissa was very accommodating. Her home is very dog friendly including a nice fenced yard for the dogs to play and run. We've already booked another stay!
No one was home when I got there. Melissa's sister showed up. When I returned the next day to pick up Sherando, I arrived 1/2 hour early and no one was home. I texted Melissa and someone showed up to let me in and get Sherando. I never got an update on how things when and she did not communicate with Sherando.
Katie had a good time in a very nice safe environment .
Melissa C and company are fabulous. I moved to the area and needed someplace for my Black Lab until we had a permanent home. Since I was close, I could stop by and walk him and still stay connected. I always felt welcome, and I could tell that Sawyer-the-Dog was well cared for. I will use them again when I travel and highly recommend Melissa C. to anyone needing doggie care.
I would use Melissa over again. My very timid Molly did very well with the stay, and seemed to like Melissa a lot when we went to pick her up. We feel like she was loved and well cared for while we were away. Thanks Melissa; once again.
Our experiences with Melissa C was exceptional. She was friendly, polite and very professional. She accommodated us with a meet and greet so we could see how our dogs would get along with her and her pets prior to watching them for us. This lead greatly to our ease of mind in knowing that our pets would be looked after and loved as much as if we ourselves were there.We definitely plan on using her again to watch our loved ones.
Jon S.
Melissa did a fantastic job taking care of our nervous (and high maintenance!) greyhound Nelly. She provided numerous pictures and updates and our little lady couldn't have had a better time. I know she probably loved having a big fenced yard to play in as well. Thanks so much Melissa, you're the best!!!
Melissa was Great!!!!!! Our dog had a wonderful vacation with Melissa and her family!
Pups were well cared for during their stay. Melissa provided lots of updates and pictures as well as being very flexible for drop off & pick up.
Melissa and Tori were wonderful sitters for our boys. I can easily recommend them. A great fenced backyard made just for dogs!
Mr. Bates came back a tired and happy guy. Melissa was very flexible with pick-up and drop-off times, sent us lots of updates on his stay, and even let him sleep with them. We look forward to his next visit!
It couldn't have been a better experience all the way around. Melissa responded immediately to each text/email. She was very welcoming and accommodating.
Monroe had a wonderful weekend with Melissa! The environment was relaxed but attentive, just what he needed. Pick up/drop off was very flexible. He enjoyed spending time napping on the couch and running around with his new furry friends! We will definitely be using this service again in the future!
We were very pleased with the care and attention our Duke got. I felt comfortable that he was being well taken care of. We will definitely be asking Melissa to care for him again!
I was more than pleased with the service I received from Melissa. I had to find a sitter as a result of a last minute trip and she was willing and able to accommodate me. Further, she was flexible with respect to drop-off and pick-up times. Most importantly, Precious exhibited none of the signs of stress or anxiety I've come to associate with typical boarding experiences. I will definitely be using Melissa again.
Our dog didn't want to come home! Great vacay, responded quickly, sent photos, flexible pick up and drop off times and our dog was well cared for, 5 stars!
Absolutely AWESOME! Melissa kept checking with us before and during the stay, and was very flexible with everything. Both the dogs almost didn't seem to want to come back!
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