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Melissa G.

1 Review
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 11.6 hrs
  • Cancellation Policy:

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
All Ages OK
List of Pets OK for House Sitting
Dogs, Cats, Fish, Rabbits, gerbils, hamsters, or pet rodents

Melissa's Apartment

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Pets allowed on furniture
Great for senior pets
Air-conditioned inside
Smoke-free home

About Melissa

24 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
I am a young, active social worker and native NYCer who'd love to help you care for your dog! I can take them for a jog/walk, a night, a week or however long you need! Happy to bathe them too after walks in the rain.

My family has owned rescue dogs in NYC my entire life -- both of whom, including my 90-lb Golden Retriever, lived beyond their expected ages. I trained our dogs to do a lot of tricks - so FYI, old dogs CAN learn new tricks! ??

I am active, and would be happy to run outside with your dog, or just cuddle and play on the couch - whatever your dog prefers! I live by Union Sq. right at the intersections of the West and East Villages, Chelsea, Gramercy and Flatiron. Since I work on weekdays I need to use an afternoon dog walker, so **please also book my dog walking service for the days/nights you're booking! :) ** Or, we can work out payment separately.

Only requirements:
- Your dog is house trained
- Your dog does not eat shoes, clothes or papers
- Your dog will not pee on the rug if left alone in a new space (lesson learned from former booking ??)

If possible, please provide:
- Doggy poop bags
- Food & water bowl
- Brush/comb and favorite toys
- Any medicine/vitamins
- Carrying bag if applicable
- Towel to wipe down your dog's feet after a walk in the snow/rain (if possible)

Again, **if your dog is not small/peewee pad capable, please also book my walking service for the days you're booking over night :)

Thank you, I look forward to meeting!
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Can administer oral medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets that require medicine
  • Leash Pulling

Melissa G.

1 Review
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 11.6 hrs
  • Cancellation Policy:


  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated May 9, 2017
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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Melissa's Home
$65 /night
  • Watches up to 1 dog /night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for more than 4 hours/day
  • 2 potty breaks/day
  • 2 walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
House Sitting Overnight At Your Home
$75 /night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for more than 4 hours/day
  • Willing to travel 2 miles
Daycare At Melissa's Home
$45 /day
  • Watches up to 1 dog /day
Dog Walking
$15 /half-hour
$30 /hour
  • Willing to travel 2 miles
$20 /visit
  • Willing to travel 1 mile
$25 /bath
$15 each way
  • Willing to travel 1 mile
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1 Review
Melissa was great! She was very caring about the needs of my dog and followed-up with me many times with questions she had about making my dog feel more comfortable in her home. She sent some cute videos of her playing with my dog, which made me smile and feel more relaxed that my dog was in good hands. She was also very accommodating when I unexpectedly had to extend my reservation at the last minute. Thanks Melissa!
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