PAWSitive Pup Care by Melissa

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Melissa B.

3 Reviews
2 Repeat Guests
$35/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 12 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Pet Requirements

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

Melissa's Apartment

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Smoke-free home
Air-conditioned inside
Great for senior pets

About Melissa

10 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
I am a dog lover who has been with a pup since childhood. When moving to Houston from Chicago, my family, vet, and I decided it would be best to leave Finn- my 8 year old sweet Boxer- in a familiar place with familiar faces and routines. I've missed her ever since and I am hoping to fulfill the part of my heart that is missing dogs.

I have a first floor apartment with a porch. The porch has five steps. The apartment has big, comfortable rooms. I do let the dogs wander about the apartment freely. I live near a dog park in Montrose, and I live in a great area for walking dogs- lots of shade, good sidewalks! There is also a large, grassy area near my house where I like to go and throw balls for the dogs I am watching. Usually, no one else is there, so it is pretty private.

On weekends, I have open availability and your dog will not be left alone for more than one hour. On weekdays, I leave for work around 8:00 and return around 5:00. I typically walked my dog once in the morning and once when getting home from work, with walks being from 30 minutes to an hour long. My boyfriend, Ryan, also walks the dogs at lunch. The "before bed" walk- at least for me- depends on how the dog feels. Some dogs want the walk, others just want a quick bathroom break. I can do whatever the owner prefers.

I truly enjoy playing with dogs and having them in my house. Since I like to run, I can run with your dog (for long or short distances) as well.

I hope to be hearing from you soon! Thanks for reading!
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Can administer oral medicine
Can administer injected medicine
CPR / First-Aid certified
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Separation anxiety
  • Leash Pulling

Melissa B.

3 Reviews
2 Repeat Guests
$35/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 12 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated November 28, 2016

Credentials

Course 101 Graduate
By completing courses at DogVacay University, hosts learn about best practices to help them provide the highest quality care for your dog.
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
$35 /night
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 2 - 4 hours/day
  • 3-4 potty breaks/day
  • 3+ walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
Daycare At Melissa's Home
$20 /day
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/day
Dog Walking
$15 /half-hour
$25 /hour
  • Willing to travel 8 miles
Home Visits
$20 /visit
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
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3 Reviews
Melissa was a great host! She communicated about Penn and kept us informed. And, Penn was sad to leave at pickup. Always a good sign.
After having an initial meet & greet, I "boarded" my dog with Melissa and Ryan for 4 nights. I could tell that they would be wonderful hosts just by their energy, personalities, and love for dogs. Jasper was quick to adapt to them as well as he can be a bit quirky at times. He ran right up to them and leaned up against their legs to be pet. This gave me the confidence to let Jasper stay with them. Even though my dog cannot talk, I could tell he had a wonderful time with them. I will DEFINITELY be using them again for my overnight needs.
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Melissa has been a wonderful daycare host! My dogs pull me to get to her house each morning, when in the past, they have been scared of new places. I would definitely recommend her.