Melissa's Furry Refuge

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Melissa K.

20 Reviews
10 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 30 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
All Ages OK

Melissa's Resident Pets

Shiba Inu
0 yr 8 mo old
Shiba Inu
0 yr 2 mo old

Melissa's House

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Large Yard
100% fenced
Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside
Great for senior pets

About Melissa

10 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
Hello! Melissa here.

Ever since I was little I have had a passion for taking care of animals. I grew up on a farm so I had every animal I could talk my parents into letting me have. I showed dogs in 4-H through obedience classes, so I have ample experience taking care of dogs and working with their behaviors. I would love to watch your dog for you, and I am sure we will have lots of fun together. My home is quiet and spacious with lots of room to play. I work during the day, but with a flexible schedule, so your pet will still get plenty of attention and care!

The pups in my pictures are from the amazing dogs I have watched, having fun and relaxing!!

I'm looking forward to watching your fur baby!! :)
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Can administer oral medicine
CPR / First-Aid certified
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Separation anxiety
  • Leash Pulling
  • Not yet house-trained

Melissa K.

20 Reviews
10 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 30 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:


  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated February 20, 2017


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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Melissa's Home
$30 /night
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 2 - 4 hours/day
  • 5+ potty breaks/day
  • 1 walk/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
Daycare At Melissa's Home
$28 /day
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/day
Dog Walking
$20 /half-hour
$30 /hour
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
20 Reviews
Melissa was great with Lola she had a great time! She played with her two puppies she was very worn out when I got her home. We will definitely be using her again.
Melissa was very easy to work with and did a great job! Our dog had a good stay and enjoyed playing with her puppy. He was extremely tired when he came home so it was obvious that there was plenty of play time.
Melissa is great. We've used her before and we'll use her again.

We've got two shiba inus and they're happy when we drop them off and tired when we pick them up. Shiba owners couldn't ask for anything more than that. She sends us pictures for peace of mind, but we never have to worry.
I was extremely happy with the care that Melissa gave my little girl. We were gone for ten days and she sent me pictures of Suri to keep me informed on how she was coping. I would definitely recommend Melissa to anyone reading this post.
Melissa was great!! I have 2 pomeranians and one has a bit of separation anxiety so I was nervous leaving them both for 8 days while we flew across the country for Christmas. But Melissa sent me photos of them everyday and made me feel so much more at ease! I will definitely book again when I need someone to watch my girls!
Melissa was great! My dog has separation anxiety and he cried for about an hour after I dropped him off but Melissa was patient with him. He warmed up to her and to her dog and he had a great weekend! He enjoyed roaming around her backyard, loved being able to lay on her couch and he was exhausted when I brought him home.
Thank you, Melissa! Bronco loved you and your house. I felt really comfortable leaving him in your care.
Melissa did a great job taking care of our dog. Prompt response, efficient, and great care. We will definitely trust her with our dog's care in the future. Thank you so much!
Beau was very happy staying with Melissa! She had a nice, comfortable and clean home, a fenced in yard, and a sweet little puppy that Beau enjoyed playing with. She was attentive to our needs, allowed a home visit in advance, and was very respectful of our pick up and drop off times. I will definitely have Beau stay with her again.
Melissa was amazing and sent me pictures of my dog throughout the day!! I was so happy that she was our sitter.
Melissa was great and her dog played well with mine! My puppy was worn out when he left from all the playing which was good! There were a couple miscommunications by both parties but she was super helpful and accomodating. I loved seeing the pics of Griffy every day as well.
We had a great experience when Melissa watched my two dogs for 8 nights. Our meet and greet went great and our dogs got along, but what sold us was how much you could tell they love animals and their larger fenced in backyard. Since our dogs got along, it was an easy decision.
She was great with to make arrangements to drop off and pick up, She sent pictures daily, and even gave them a bath when they got dirty.
Her backyard is fully fenced and my dogs enjoyed chasing the squirrels and rabbits. Will definitely use her again in the future. My dogs enjoyed their "mini" vacation with Melissa and Athena.
Melissa was friendly and easy to work with, and took great care of our dog. Highly recommended!
Melissa responds quickly to messages and took great care of our pups.
I needed a place for Barracuda to stay for a few days when I was going to be out of town, and Melissa was great! He had fun playing with her puppy, and she sent a photo update to share how much fun he was having. Will definitely utilize Melissa again in the future!
Melissa did great with my dog Bella! Bella is very loving, but I was concerned because she is not exactly great with other dogs, and Melissa took her right in with no concerns at all. Melissa is a true dog lover that understands that dogs are dogs, and that accidents can happen (unlike maybe family members who get upset if accidents with your dog happen at their house). She updated me on Bella throughout my trip, and was very flexible with me when I had to change my drop off time. Very responsive to all my messages or texts, and put me to ease when I dropped Bella off- which was the first time I had anyone besides family watch her while I was gone.And as a nice surprise for me, Melissa had gotten a new puppy while I was away, and my Bella got along with her just fine- so Bella got to socialize while I was away, which is something she really needed. She has a nice backyard for your dog to play in as well! I would 100% recommend Melissa to watch your dog!
Melissa was great! She was so caring and thoughtful! She took several pictures and sent them to me during our trip! I know our pup had a great time staying there! No would highly recommend her!
This is the first time I use this app to find someone take care of my 11weeks puppy. He spent a great time with Melissa!
I was so grateful to have found DogVacay and Melissa, they really saved us in a tight pinch when our normal sitter had to cancel unexpectedly. Melissa was very friendly and great with my dog Gia. I have already started letting people know about DogVacay and Melissa. I would highly recommend her.
Melissa was WONDERFUL with my puppy! She kept me updated with pictures and texts while he was with her. When she had a question she asked, which made me feel like she wanted the best for him!! I would highly recommend booking her!
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