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Melissa D.

1 Review
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  • Requires Meet-n-Greet to book
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 2.3 hrs
  • Cancellation Policy:

Pet Requirements

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

Melissa's Resident Pets

Labrador Retriever
0 yr 10 mo old
Other Pets & Animals: Caged birds or Reptiles

Melissa's Apartment

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Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside
Smoke-free home

About Melissa

4 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
Before moving to Syracuse, I was living with my parents and our poodle named Janis. I spent most of my time caring for her and I miss having her around. If you are going away for the weekend or need someone to take care of your babies , I am available to be a companion for them.

My home is spacious, it has a lot of room for dogs to run back and forth. I live with roommates and they are dog lovers as well, so they will be receiving lots of extra love.

A typical day for your dog will be lots of playtime and walks. I encourage every owner to bring their dog's favorite toy so we can have a great time together :)

Thank you and hope to hear from all of you soon :)

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Melissa D.

1 Review
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Requires Meet-n-Greet to book
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 2.3 hrs
  • Cancellation Policy:


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  • Booked
  • Last updated January 23, 2017


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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Melissa's Home
$25 /night
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/night
  • Dogs will never be left unattended
  • 3-4 potty breaks/day
  • 2 walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
Daycare At Melissa's Home
$15 /day
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/day
Dog Walking
$15 /half-hour
$25 /hour
  • Willing to travel 15 miles
$15 each way
  • Willing to travel 15 miles
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4 Testimonials
Nov 2016
My name is Yuliana Holguin and I have been a close friend of Melissa's since high school. Ever since, I have witnessed the caring and loving attitude with which she treats her dog Janis. She is more than a dog owner to her dog; often ensuring that Janis remains warm during cold temperatures and not only taking her out for daily walks but demonstrating affection in every possible way, Even through our college careers, Melissa would bring Janis to our campus and take the same care she would give her back home. In my eyes, she takes care of Janis and other pets as if they were her own children. My dog is a very big and hyper-active Golden Retriever and she was able to give him the same quality of care and affection she gives to her dog when my parents and I stepped out for a weekend ; demonstrating her love and passion for animals extends to different types of dogs. People are often hesitant in taking care of my dog due to his large size and hyper-active behavior and I can sincerely say Melissa is the one person who happily accepts this responsibility and goes out of her way to treat him with patience and seeking creative ways to keep him entertained.
Nov 2016
I remember I asked Melissa what her passion was, and she responded "anything that has to do with animals". Ever since I have met her, she has always done so much for not only people and nature, but also for animals--specifically dogs and cats. Last year, Melissa had a get together in her house with her family and friends. When I arrived, I just noticed something small sitting on her chest. As I look closely, it was a small kitten, the size of my palm, just resting on her chest. "I was walking and I found it in a hole", she said. She was in awe, carrying the kitten around and feeding her. This is just one occasion, from many that I have seen Melissa care about animals. This is not only shown on actions of how she rescues them, but also how she takes care of her own dog. Every time I come over, her dog is the princess of the house. Melissa feeds her on time, gives her a lot of love, walks her out, and of course, dresses her up in cute outfits. She is the best dog sitter I know, and probably the only person I can ever count on if I leave the country and have to give my dog to someone because she shows discipline, responsibility and most importantly, love.
Nov 2016
I've known Melissa since high school. I can assure you that her passion for dogs has been persistent since then. She really has such great compassion for animals, in general. I remember we had to do a writing assignment for one of our classes, in which we discussed a goal we would want to achieve when we become successful. For her writing assignment, she described building a giant dog house for street dogs. She wanted to nurse them back to health and then help them find a good home. Therefore, I believe Melissa is a good candidate for this job.
Nov 2016
I have known Melissa for 4 years, she is a dear friend of mine. She treats her dogs like her children! She is very kind and affectionate and puts her pet's safety above all. Her house has an entire tub full of doggy toys and always allows her dogs free access to water and feeds on a schedule. Melissa is very willing to walk the dogs, even when it's cold out! When she comes inside, she always wipes off her dog's paws and gives a plenty of TLC. I have no doubt that Melissa will treat any pet in her care as her own. I highly recommend her and would leave my pets with her any day.
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My little one had great time for his 1st time away from me. I was a little hesitant to leave my puppy in the care of someone else, but Melissa reassured me that she would treat my baby like her own and would send me plenty of pictures and videos. Also, when I arrived at her house she gave me a tour and the house was very spacious, clean, and appropriate for my puppy's safety...just like the pictures on her profile.

I contacted her really last minute and she accepted within 5 minutes and invited me to drop off my pup at my earliest convenience. Melissa sent me pictures and videos as promised and I could tell my puppy was very comfortable and loved :) I highly recommend this host, she is so sweet and not to mention affordable! Char Char will be back whenever I need a sitter.
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