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Melanie S.

16 Reviews
7 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 19 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:

Pet Requirements

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

Melanie's Apartment

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

About Melanie

Hello, my name is Melanie, and I live in an apartment on the Upper East Side. Although I consider myself calm, I am in search of a cute party animal! I am a nurse at a nearby hospital, so I take care of humans during the day, but love to care for animals when I get home.

My apartment is located in a cozy and quiet building where your pup can relax all day long, but also be smothered with belly rubs if he or she wishes. Your pup will be in great hands when he or she vacations at my apartment.

He/she will get frequent walks to Central Park and other surrounding areas, healthy treats (if mom and dad say it's ok), and cuddles. I only take one pup at a time to ensure your loved one gets my full attention, unless they come from the same household. The Animal Medical Center is three blocks away in case of emergency.

*Cats are also welcome at my home, and I will follow the same policy as my pups (only one animal at a time unless they live in the same household). Cat vacays are $35 per night.

I am excited to meet your pup or kitty! Message me or send me a Meet-and-Greet request for more information.
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Can administer oral medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Separation anxiety
  • Leash Pulling

Melanie S.

16 Reviews
7 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 19 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:


  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated February 5, 2017


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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Melanie's Home
$44 /night
  • Watches up to 1 dog /night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 2 - 4 hours/day
  • 3-4 potty breaks/day
  • 2 walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
Daycare At Melanie's Home
$36 /day
  • Watches up to 1 dog /day
$20 /visit
  • Willing to travel 1 mile
$10 each way
  • Willing to travel 1 mile
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16 Reviews
Melanie was a very competent and courteous host who clearly loves dogs and is very responsible. We were very happy to have left our puppy in her care.
Shwayze had a lovely time with Melanie- he was very well looked after and we will definitely be booking a stay with her again!
Melanie was so wonderful! She was able to pick Hadley up last minute and then drop her off. She sent a picture of her smiling and feeling quite content hanging out with her. Would definitely book Melanie again and definitely recommend!
She's wonderful!!
It was my first time leaving my dog with someone and I couldn't be happier with her experience with Melanie! She was very helpful throughout the whole process and was even willing to come pick Zoey up for me. During her stay I got frequent updates and Zoey came home happier than ever. It assures me she had an amazing time and was very well taken care of. I will definitely be using Melanie again!
Melanie was the best! She was so sweet and took such great care of our one year old pup! She sent lots of pics and kept me updated each day on what the two of them were up to. It was really nice to know Tallulah was in such good hands - we were able to relax and it made our vacation even more enjoyable!
I would definitely recommend Melanie!
Melanie was an excellent host! Our pup had a blast and was even treated to a Pooch-ini at Shake Shack! 100% recommend!
Melanie was great again as usual! My pup loved staying there and enjoyed her time.
Our dog Angel has some serious separation issues. We are very lucky to have found Melanie. She is great.
Excellent as usual. It's clear that Melanie loves our dog as much as we do and enjoys spending time with her.
Our experience with Melanie was great. Our Dachshund mix Angel came home happy & healthy. We will be using her again soon.
Melanie quickly learned our dog's fussy and sweet spots alike so there is no stress in leaving her for the weekend, even on a last minute whim!
The hand off and pick up were smooth and simple. Photos revealed what we already knew: our pup adores her favorite NYU students, Melanie & Evelyn. We will be back for their superb hosting services soon!
Melanie was absolutely great! She gave daily updates with my dog Caesar. And of course Caesar came back happy and healthy.
In our second reservation with Melanie & Evelyn they eagerly welcomed our pup back into their cute apartment, just a short walk from Wash.Sq.Park. They remembered the basic info. I had written up for the previous stay, as well as the quirky things not listed but learned over the weekend they spent loving on Charlie the first time. It made preparation a breeze! I knew Charlie was in good hands allowing us to concentrate on our own matters of flight, hotel, and conference. Making life even easier, they were willing to collect Charlie from our apartment.
Helpful, reliable, fun, and charming dog-lovers. Charlie has fallen for Melanie and Evelyn, and so have we. We'll certainly call on them again soon.
Melanie and Evelyn were absolutely awesome! We got constant pictures of our little Zoey.They pampered my spoiled Zoey in many ways: Since Zoey loves the park, they brought her there frequently. They also went to the pet store for my Zoe because I had forgotten some of her favorite treats, fed her four times a day because my Zoe has acid reflux, and took my Zoey with them wherever they went because my little one doesn't like being left alone. And that's just naming a few examples out of the many others in which they went out of their way to make my little one feel comfy and happy in their home. I am very grateful to them and will definitely be making future dogvacay reservations with Evelyn and Melanie.
Our dog received excellent care & abundant affection from Melanie & Evelyn. They gave attention to detail at each step of the hosting process; meet & greet, drop off, anxieties of our pup, updates w/photos, & collection at the end. When extreme winter weather hit & delayed our return home 24hrs, they were flexible & competent in adjusting to our needs on the fly. It was clearly evident that our pup was loved & cared for wonderfully by this reliable duo. I won't hesitate to call on them again.
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