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Melissa A.

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7 Reviews
1 Repeat Guest
$25/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 5 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Strict

Pet Requirements

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

Melissa's Resident Pets

Sir Charlie
Miniature Schnauzer
Male
2 yr 1 mo old

Melissa's House

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Children at home (5-12 years old)
Large Yard
100% fenced & locked
Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside
Great for senior pets

About Melissa

25 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
Registered in Polk County! 25 years experience caring for all breeds of dogs. I have a fully fenced yard for outside play and central air home for comfort. Unless you request differently, your furry one will be cageless, free to roam, play, sleep, etc. all day. I have a miniature schnauzer who loves playmates. We will treat your pet as ours. We have a loving family with 2 boys. We also have a local animal hospital in case of emergencies.
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Can administer oral medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Separation anxiety
  • Leash Pulling

Melissa A.

Online Now!
7 Reviews
1 Repeat Guest
$25/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 5 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Strict

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated November 29, 2016

Credentials

Background Checked
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Course 101 Graduate
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Course 102 Graduate
By completing courses at DogVacay University, hosts learn about best practices to help them provide the highest quality care for your dog.
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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Melissa's Home
$25 /night
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 1 - 2 hours/day
  • 5+ potty breaks/day
  • 2 walks/day
  • Pets will sleep in their own beds
Home Visits
$20 /visit
  • Willing to travel 5 miles
Baths
$15 /bath
Pick-Up/Drop-Off
$10 each way
  • Willing to travel 5 miles
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7 Reviews
Melissa and Carlos were extraordinary care takers of my beloved Eco La-bar none! From my first contact to even the day after my vacation, they were extremely flexible and accommodating. My beloved dog immediately made herself at home, with them, with their dog, Charlie, and their backyard.
While I was away, Melissa texted me everyday with Eco La's behavior/status and even attached pictures, "worth a thousand words!" Melissa and Carlos made nonissues of the eating issues I was having with her, which had puzzled Eco La's Vet! I prevailed upon her the day after I retrieved Eco La, for more advice, which Melissa graciously gave me.
Although my Eco La wiggled her body, when I arrived, she resisted jumping into my car and whimpered the whole way home. I think Eco La wanted me to move in with Melissa and Carlos, so she could make them her 'forever home!'
I highly recommend Melissa and Carlos and have recommended them to 4 other dog owner/lovers, when they travel!
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Our dog Charlotte felt right at home immediately with Melissa and Carlos, and their dog Charlie. We received several updates and great photos of Charlotte having fun. Melissa and Carlos were very flexible about our pick up time when we encountered delays and a detour on our road trip from Michigan. We definitely will schedule future vacays for Charlotte with Melissa and Carlos.
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Was extremely pleased with services from Melissa! Kept in touch with updates! Sent pictures and my dog looked like he was having a great time! Melissa and her family welcomed Stormy (my dog) with open arms! I would definitely utilize her services again!! Very trusted and well respected family!!
Also she was very quick with her response for services!! QUALITY service INDEED!
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This was our first time Melissa and Carlos cared for our Toy Poodle. Bottomline upfront: They were simply awesome!!! The first overnight stays are always a little nerving, but they made us feel well assured. Communications prior to and during the stay kept us informed; ensuring that our expectations were met. Pics of Angel (our dog) playing with Charlie (their dog) were cute, and surprising as Angel doesn't normally engage with other dogs. But Melissa made sure we knew that it was Angel that actually initiated the play. To us, that meant Angel felt incredibly comfortable and loved. We will certainly use their services again.
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Melissa was great! She was very responsive and sent cute pictures of our pup having a fantastic time! We were able to relax and enjoy our time away without any concerns about our pup. I am sure we will book with Melissa again!
Melissa and Carlos were great with Sasha. She kept in touch with me via text and with pictures throughout sashas stay . I am so glad we found her on dogvacay. She followed all of our instructionS and made us feel comfortable. We will be using them again for sure.
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I had a great experience with Melissa. She was very quick to respond to my questions and sent me photos of my dog to keep me updated.
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