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Melissa M.

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31 Reviews
16 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 5 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
All Ages OK
List of Breeds Not Accepted
Pit Bull - American Staffordshire Terrier, Pit Bull - Bull Terrier, Pit Bull - Staffordshire Bull Terrier

Melissa's Resident Pets

14 yr 11 mo old
Other Pets & Animals: Caged birds or Reptiles

Melissa's House

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Children at home (5-12 years old, 13-18 years old)
Medium Yard
100% fenced & locked
Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture

About Melissa

14 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
I love dogs and will take great care of your pet while you're away. I have a 12 year old dachshund who gets along well with other pets. My home is open to dogs, but also have a large backyard if your pet is more keen to enjoying the outside. If your pet likes to swim, I have a pool they are welcome to splash in, however, if your pet can't swim don't worry, it is fully enclosed with a safety fence. Our family also consists of 3 children ages 7-13 who absolutely adore dogs and plead for a new furry addition each week...
I do walks in the morning and afternoon and come home at lunch time to make sure all is well and that the water bowl hasn't been turned upside down. I am comfortable with special need dogs - giving meds or taking care of post surgical dog patients. I look forward to helping you and your pet!
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Can administer oral medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Leash Pulling
  • Not yet house-trained
  • Advanced senior issues

Melissa M.

Online Now!
31 Reviews
16 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 5 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:


  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated February 15, 2017


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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Melissa's Home
$25 /night
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 2 - 4 hours/day
  • 5+ potty breaks/day
  • 2 walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
$20 /visit
  • Willing to travel 25 miles
$15 /bath
$10 each way
  • Willing to travel 25 miles
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31 Reviews
I can't speak highly enough about my experience. Melissa was attentive and flexible, answered all my questions, and made me feel comfortable about the situation. Regular pictures of my dog happy and playing gave me confidence that he was having a great time.
Melissa was wonderful.
Melissa was a great host. My dog loved her visit and seems to have gotten along very well with Melissa and her family. Melissa kept me continually updated with pictures of my dog, which I appreciated. Would definitely recommend!
Melissa and her daughter Kenna are my favs for pup sitting in SD. They are warm, friendly and flexible. I almost don't want to say how awesome they are to keep them all for myself. I travel for work and really feel so much better knowing how much love and kindness they give my furry kid. Regular updates and peace of mind. Check them or!
My experience boarding my two dogs with Melissa was a very positive one, and I intend to book with her again the next time we go out of town! Melissa is warm, caring AND to the point. She communicated effectively with me about my concerns regarding my dogs' past trauma with other boarding situations and took good care of my "girls." When I went to pick them up, they were glad to see me, but not desperately so! LOL! They clearly had a relaxing, comfortable stay with Melissa and her family. I highly recommend her!
Melissa was awesome! she would send us pictures of our Rocco while he was with her! Kept us posted and a very fast to responding to messages! It was our first time using DogVacay, and i must say, I am very happy with our pups stay! differently will be continuing with Melissa for the future!
Grace had a great time with Melissa! It's such a relief to find someone to care for our furry friend.
I would recommend Melissa to anyone looking for a great dog sitter. She's not expensive and is great. We were running late from our trip and she was very accommodating to hold our dog longer. We will be definitely using her again.
Melissa is super nice and our pooch had a great time at her house!
Just a great visit for tarro
Awesome experience for me and my Little Boy. He was dog-tired when he came home. The pictures Melissa sent to me during his stay made me know I had chosen a great place for him to stay. I will definitely use her services again. And Thanks to her children for playing with my dog as he loves the kids.
Our experience with Melissa M was great! She was very flexible with our schedule & welcomed our dog with open arms. Grace very much enjoyed her stay.
Melissa and her kids were great with my two large dogs! She has a great backyard with lots of room for the dogs to tire themselves out. Mila really enjoyed sleeping in bed with Melissa's children too :) I would definitely use her again!
Melissa and her family were so sweet and welcoming to my pups. The kids were debating about which dog would be sleeping with who as soon as we got there aaawwe:) so cute. My flight schedule was all crazy and Melissa was extremely accomodating to my random drop off/pick up times. I would definitely recommend her to anyone who wants their pups to feel like part of the family while they're away!
We were nervous about leaving our dog with anyone, since he's over 10 years old. We recently moved to the area and lost our usual kennel, where he could run around with other dogs. I was pleased to discover Dogvacay, where Bailey could stay in a home instead of a kennel. I visited Melissa first to talk about Bailey and see the home, and appreciate that she was great with that. She even had a pool if dogs liked to swim, and allowed Bailey on the sofa. When we dropped Bailey off, he decided to mark the home and Melissa was so good about it! We gave her aspirin and glucosamine to give him, since he gets stiff joints now. When we picked Bailey up again, he was much more relaxed than he used to be at the kennel, and not too stiff and tired. He had a couple of friends to play with during his stay, too. It really turned out well, thanks!
It is a 5! The host, Missy, is friendly and caring. My dog, Valentine, was obviously happy with no signs of tension. I will be happy for her to be taken care of by Missy in the future. Bob
Melissa was great! Lady and Silver enjoyed their stay with her and were dead tired once they got back home. Definitely planning on going back for our next doggy vacay!
Melissa was a wonderful dog sitter for our poodle. She took special care of our little one, even sending us a photo and text to show us how well things were going, on our dog's first overnight with Melissa! I highly recommend Melissa in Spring Valley for your boarding needs. Her house is clean, she is very caring and thoughtful. Awesome!
Melissa was a great host for my pup! She met me a few days before hand so he could check out the place and meet the other dogs. She has a backyard to run around but also has the dogs inside when they want. She sent me an update and included the sweet detail about my dog sleeping in a dog bed with another dog. When I picked him up, he was happy and tuckered out from running around - just the way I like it. Thanks for a great visit!
Melissa was outstanding, her house is a perfect spot for any dog and her attitude is incredible. Our dog had a perfect stay with her. She responded any request in a matter of minutes and was very flexible in any changes we proposed. I will definitely recommend her anytime.
Melissa is awesome! I needed somebody to take care of Doki and Sammy on the next day and Melissa was willing to take them in with little notice. My dogs were able to swim and have fun with her. Totally recommended!
Melissa is a very awesome sitter. I'm currently in the Navy and with my schedule during the holidays she took on the challenge of watching my corgi.
Had a great experience with this host. She was easy to communicate with, flexible and our pup came back happy. What more could you ask for!
Melissa took great care of my dog, Curie! She was kind, prompt to communicate, and kept in touch about how Curie was doing throughout the stay. It was easy to coordinate the drop off and pick up, as she was very flexible and accommodating. She sent a photo of a curie and took her to the park :) I would absolutely recommend boarding with her.
Melissa, Thank you for taking such good care of Cooper.... Looking forward to his next visit... Thank you!!!! Michael
my baby girl loves staying at Melissa's!
Melissa was so great! She was super flexible with my schedule and so easy to coordinate with. She has a great home and yard for dogs to explore. My dog Addy had a great time. I also appreciated Melissa's enthusiasm for watching Addy. It made me feel so much more comfortable knowing that she truly enjoys the dogs.
Melissa was great! She has a great setup for hosting dogs and has the time to give your dog attention. I highly recommend!
Melissa was great and convenient! She responded to all my messages in a timely manner & kept me up to date with everything during the stay. Thank you Melissa!
Melisa is fantastic!!!
Melissa was great and my dog had a great experience. Melissa was very accommodating to my schedule and I appreciated the picture updates she posted while I was on travel. I will definitely keep my dog with her in the future.
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