Melissa Yaletown

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Melissa T.

3 Reviews
3 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 31 mins
  • Cancellation Policy:

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
All Ages OK
Must Be Vaccinated

Melissa's Apartment

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Large Roof Deck
100% fenced & locked
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside
Smoke-free home

About Melissa

15 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
We are a dog loving couple. He works from home and I work full-time.
This allows us to spend all day with the dogs and to provide lots of play and cuddles.

I had two dogs in the past, including one with separation anxiety and epilepsy, and we have been sitting dogs with separation anxiety as well. We also boarded puppies, with all the trouble (and fun!!) that comes with it, as well as dogs with aggression towards other dogs. We accept all kind of dogs but require to meet you and your dog prior to a booking, to communicate all your dog needs and make sure we can meet them.

As dogs are all very different, we tailor the experience depending on your dog needs. But to break it down, our general boarding experience looks like: Potty and cuddles in the morning, lap time with Rakan while he works home, walk and/or dog park in the afternoon as well as errands with us when possible, lap time again and cuddles with me when I get back home, and another walk at night as well as play time in the house. With puppies I teach them a few simple tricks as paws, look, leave it, off.
For long term boarding, I am familiar with bathing, ear cleaning, and brushing.

For meet and greet requests, after 6PM and Thursday/Friday anytime are our best options.
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Can administer oral medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets that require medicine
  • Aggressive behavior
  • Separation anxiety
  • Leash Pulling

Melissa T.

3 Reviews
3 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 31 mins
  • Cancellation Policy:


  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated April 4, 2017


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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Melissa's Home
$35 /night
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for no more than 1 hour/day
  • 3-4 potty breaks/day
  • 3+ walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
Daycare At Melissa's Home
$30 /day
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/day
Dog Walking
$15 /half-hour
$25 /hour
  • Willing to travel 1 mile
$25 /visit
  • Willing to travel 1 mile
$15 /bath
$10 each way
  • Willing to travel 1 mile
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4 Testimonials
Mar 2017
I am a dog trainer in Vancouver and I had the pleasure of working with Melissa on a shared client's young Labrador.
Melissa was caring, attentive, and willing to learn about modern dog training techniques. She was observant about the dog's body language, health, and enacted solutions we came up with in our sessions.
I would send future client's to Melissa due to her diligence, enthusiasm for walking the dog, and kind treatment.
Nov 2016
I have known Rakan & Melissa for the last 5 years and they have always been huge animal Lovers. I have always trusted them with my dogs as well, when going on vacations. I highly recommend them for anyone looking to have their dog taken care of and left in good hands.
Nov 2016
Melissa is a kind, caring soul with a natural rapport with animals. I have gone away several times now and have complete trust that she will care for my dog in all the ways she needs. I have had other dog sitters who didn't seem to care and it was just another job to them. Melissa genuinely cares for and loves animals, and is there when I need her. Highly recommend.
Nov 2016
I have been friends with Melissa for more than a year and Rakan for over six months and I can vouch for both as responsible, caring people. Melissa has always expressed her deep love of animals and I have on many occasions witnessed her interactions with dogs and it is a magical thing. I can, therefore, readily recommend her as a "dog-sitter" of the highest level. If you love your pet and wish the best for them then Melissa and Rakan are definitely two people you should consider leaving your pet with.
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3 Reviews
Melissa and her boyfriend were great with goro, he can get a little needy sometimes but they made him comfortable and he seemed pretty happy and relaxed when i picked him up.
Melissa and Rakan took care of Yoda like he was their own. It was very clear how much they loved him immediately, and they were very communicative throughout the entire process. I'm so happy I found such great sitters downtown. As sad as I am that Yoda now gets excited to see anyone other than me, I am beyond thankful.
Melissa and her boyfriend were very sweet and kind to Milo. They were patient, understanding, and kept me updated by sending pictures and messages about how he was doing. Would definitely recommend them to look after your dog.
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