Melly & Muffy's Motel (Princeton)
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Melanie H.
Princeton, NJ 08540
18 Reviews
12 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Responds within 12 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
No Puppies

Melanie's Resident Pets

8 yr 5 mo old

Melanie's Apartment

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Outdoor area

About Melanie

As a dog lover and owner, I understand the anxiety of leaving your precious pooch at a different place when you go away. For that reason, my husband and I, along with our resident Maltipoo, Muffy, aim to give you the peace of mind that you need when you go away. We will spoil your fur baby with walks, play time, cuddles, and treats. Since I work from home, I am always around to give your special friend the attention s/he deserves. I am happy to schedule a "meet and greet" with you beforehand to make sure that you feel absolutely comfortable with your doggie's "home away from home," and of course I am happy to send you as many or as few updates on your pooch as you request while you are away. I can't wait to meet you and your darling dog!

**Please note we can only accept dogs weighing less than 40 pounds.

***To ensure that your pooch gets the devoted attention s/he deserves, I only accept one dog at a time. Spots fill up quickly, so making your reservation request sooner rather than later can help to ensure that space will be available.
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Melanie H.
Princeton, NJ 08540
18 Reviews
12 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Responds within 12 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:


  • Available
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  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated March 20, 2016


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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Melanie's Home
$30 /night
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/night
House Sitting Overnight At Your Home
$35 /night
  • Willing to travel 5 miles
Daycare At Melanie's Home
$18 /day
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/day
Dog Walking
$20 /half-hour
$30 /hour
  • Willing to travel 5 miles
Home Visits
$20 /visit
  • Willing to travel 7 miles
$18 each way
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
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18 Reviews
Thank you Melanie for taking such good care of Renny and putting me totally at ease when I had to leave him for the first time with somebody I didn't know. Your quick response and flexibility was greatly appreciate it. The daily picture updates were just an added bonus. I will for sure recommend you to all my friends and sure hope to be able to use your's and Muffy's service again!
Again a big Thank you from Renny & Elke
Melanie was great with Lucy! Lucy was a little nervous when I dropped her off. But Melanie sent pictures throughout the weekend showing me that Lucy was doing just fine and was happy. Her dog Muffy is also adorable and a very friendly dog. I would definitely have Lucy stay with Melanie again!
Melanie was an excellent caretaker for Primo! She sent me pictures regularly, and gave him his meds perfectly. I would definitely recommend Melanie to take care of anyone's precious cargo. See you soon Melanie!
Melanie, her hubby, and Muffy were great! We were traveling from out of town for a couple of weeks, so we would drop off Kuro with them when we headed up to the city for a few date nights. Occasionally, our plans would change or we'd be stuck in traffic and they were understanding and accommodating of our timing. We appreciated their help and care for Kuro!
Melanie is terrific! My dog was well cared for, and she is very flexible. Nothing but praise for her as a dog sitter.
It was great experience with Melanie!!
Melanie and hubby were great dog sitters, they clearly love dogs and treated ours like their own. We also appreciated the pics they sent each day, it made us feel at ease that our dog was having his own vacation.
This was my first experience using a dog sitter that wasn't a family member and I couldn't be happier! Melanie sent updates and pictures to let me know how Bubba was doing throughout the week. It looked like he had a blast! I will definitely use Melanie again! Thank you so much!
Loved leaving my baby with Mel!! I actually get disheartened to know she is not available when I need her!! I will recommend her in a heart beat Jaya
Melanie was a wonderful sitter for my mom's dog, Cinnamon, when we needed a place for her to be while my mom is in the hospital. Cinnamon got along wonderfully with Melanie's dog, and they played for 2 days straight. Melanie is friendly, flexible, prompt with responding to messages, and she really cares about the pups who come to stay with her. I believe Cinnamon was in wonderful hands, and I would definitely hope Melanie is available the next time the need arises.

Thank you Melanie for making a tough situation into a positive one, and giving "Cinnamini" a home away from home!
Melanie and Muffy were wonderful hosts for my dog, Max! It was such a relief to not have to worry about my dog while I was away. Every day, Melanie sent me adorable pictures of my dog having his own fun vacation. I couldn't have asked for a better dogvacay experience, and I wouldn't hesitate bringing my dog back to Melanie again. Thank you Melanie!
Melanie and her dog Muffy are really sweet, calm, patient. Perfect place for my dog.
We are so happy to have found Melanie and Muffy. Daisy seemed to be very comfortable with them and we are looking forward to seeing them often.
We had to find a host for Oreo for 3 weeks when we left on a trip to India. We found Melaine through DogVacay and even did a trial run to ensure Oreo was comfortable. He did fine but when it came to leaving him for three weeks we were very anxious. But we need not have worried. Melanie was a great host and took excellent care of Oreo. She provided us with regular updates along with photos and we could see that Oreo was happy. Oreo also enjoyed Muffy's company and they got along really well.

We are very happy with Melanie and would not hesitate leaving Oreo again with her.

Thanks Melaine!
Our Maltese dog (almost 2 years) has stayed with her a few times so far.

We generally are lazy in reviewing anything, but we felt compelled to review our experience with Melanie, because we were extremely happy with our experience.

She has been flexible in terms of drop off and pick up times as long as we tell her the timeframe.

She treated our dog like her own. She has a small dog as well.

Our dog had a great time with her. Unfortunately the meal dish was broken, but she bought a new one for our dog. She takes only one dog at a time, so he gets full attention.

Also, she sends pictures of the dogs playing on almost daily basis.

We will most certainly recommend her.
Congratulations Melanie for taking on the challenge... I am soooo surprised that you managed to have our dog Frimousse on your lap today after only couple of hours.
If our very shy Frimousse feels at ease with Melanie any dog will be just fine.
Thank you again Melanie
What kind people! Edison had a fun, similar-sized playmate in Muffy and Melanie sent us updates by text and photo. They are clearly dog lovers and took very good care of Edison while we were away. We'd gladly leave him there again as it allows us to go away on vacation in peace but also allows for the interaction dogs genuinely need.
I was so fortunate to leave my baby with Melanie, her husband, and Muffy. They are truly a wonderful family and I will always leave my dog with them from now on when I need to travel. I think Khushi misses them!
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