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Merrisa M.

79 Reviews
63 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Requires Meet-n-Greet to book
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 37 mins
  • Cancellation Policy:

Pet Requirements

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

Merrisa's Resident Pets

10 yr 3 mo old
5 yr 3 mo old
Catahoula Leopard Dog
6 yr 8 mo old
Mixed Breed
6 yr 0 mo old
Other Pets & Animals: Caged birds or Reptiles

Merrisa's House

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

About Merrisa

10 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
Thanks to all of my great clients, I have been voted in the top 15 best caregivers of Baton Rouge by!

Current Schedule 2017

Drop Offs & Pickups/Daycare Hours
Monday - Friday 7AM - 5PM
Saturday 7AM-12PM
Sunday 5PM-6PM

No Drop offs or Pickups on the following dates in 2017. Your pup's stay can still be schedule during these dates but pickups & drop offs will have to be made before or after the dates listed.

February 18-28 CLOSED
July 4
October 31
November 23 & 24
December 19
December 24 & 25
December 31 & January 1, 2018

Please take these into consideration when booking your stays. These time frames are in order that I can have time with my family. As well, it gives the dogs designsted times that they can relax. Thank you for understanding.

I've always hated leaving my pets behind when I have to go out of town. I've worked in veterinary kennels & I know the animals just don't get the attention they deserve. This is the reason I decided to start offering a different kind of pet sitting service.

I don't want to take my fur babies somewhere that they have to sit in a kennel all day & receive minimal attention from their caregivers. I want a place where they can play and lounge on the couch. Where they have a warm lap to snuggle on & friends to play with.

I offer these exact services. Guests are never kenneled unless they can't be supervised. Caring for pets is my full time job. At night, guests can sleep in their kennel, in my bed or on one of many fluffy warm dog beds. I also provide aromatherapy & classic music specifically designed to help relax canines & humans throughout the day.

I pride myself in being different from other pet sitters or boarding facilities. Your furry friend will always be taken care of like my own.

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***All pets must be friendly & cannot be aggressive. All pets must be spayed or neutered.***
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Can administer oral medicine
CPR / First-Aid certified
Can administer injected medicine
Post-surgical pets
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets that require medicine
  • Separation anxiety
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Leash Pulling
  • Not yet house-trained
  • Advanced senior issues

Merrisa M.

79 Reviews
63 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Requires Meet-n-Greet to book
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 37 mins
  • Cancellation Policy:


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


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Course 101 Graduate
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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Merrisa's Home
$25 /night
  • Watches up to 5+ dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for no more than 1 hour/day
  • 5+ potty breaks/day
  • 3+ walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
Daycare At Merrisa's Home
$20 /day
  • Watches up to 4 dogs/day
$20 /visit
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
$15 /bath
$10 each way
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
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4 Testimonials
Apr 2017
Marissa has watched my two pets and she does an exceptional job! She gave updates with pics at every visit (3 times a day). My pups love her. You will not be disappointed.
Apr 2017
We recently went out of town for 4 days. Merrisa updated me every morning with a text and even a picture of how my baby Lester was doing. In the picture, Lester was grinning from ear to ear. Merrisa is super friendly and wonderful with dogs. I will definitely be calling her to watch my dog next time!
Apr 2017
My dog had a recent stay with Merrisa. This was his first time being boarded, and I was very nervous to leave him. Shady is a teacup Chihuahua with anxiety. Merrisa made him feel right at home and sent me updates with pictures daily. I would highly recommended Merrisa as a sitter.
Apr 2017
It's rare to find someone entuned to the canine nature yet sufficiently professional to use that skill for the greater good. Merrisa is that someone. For those who love their exceptional dogs yet love their travel time, Merrisa will give you the peace of mind to satisfy both. Love her because she loves our Boy!
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79 Reviews
AWSOME. Well qualified. U can tell she loves dogs. Enough space. Pays close attention to all her boarders. Only thing I would suggest is eventually sod backyard with grass that likes shade. Thanks Merrisa.
We wouldn't want to let our dogs vacation with anyone else! Merrisa always takes very good care of our two Lab mixes. They usually leave us excited and come back ready to sleep!! They get plenty of exercise playing with friends! Merrisa is great at communicating with us and answering any questions we have on how the dogs are doing. We love taking our dogs to Merrisa because she treats them like they are her own and she keeps them on a tight schedule and helps keep the dogs disciplined (which is extremely important when you have puppies)!
Merrisa was great! My lab nugget stayed with her over Christmas and he had the best time. She is a great sitter and I will definitely request her again for a dog vacay!
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