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Melanie C.

20 Reviews
8 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 2 hours
  • 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

Melanie's Resident Pets

5 yr 8 mo old
5 yr 8 mo old
10 yr 9 mo old

Melanie's House

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Medium Yard
100% fenced
Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside
Great for senior pets
Dog door access

About Melanie

22 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
My name is Melanie and anyone that knows me, knows that I love animals. I have had my own personal dogs for over 20 years. I have helped rescue, transport, foster, and adopt animals in need of homes for the past 5 years. I have been keeping pets for friends and family members for several years already and have decided to open my services up to the general public. I would love the opportunity to care for your furbabies when you yourself are unable to. Please message me for any further information needed. Thank You for your time and consideration.
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Can administer oral medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Separation anxiety
  • Aggressive behavior
  • Leash Pulling
  • Not yet house-trained
  • Advanced senior issues

Melanie C.

20 Reviews
8 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 2 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:


  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated February 16, 2017


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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 Melanie's Home
$30 /night
  • Watches up to 5+ dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 2 - 4 hours/day
  • 5+ potty breaks/day
  • 3+ walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
House Sitting Overnight At Your Home
$50 /night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for more than 4 hours/day
  • Willing to travel 25 miles
Daycare At Melanie's Home
$25 /day
  • Watches up to 5+ dogs/day
$25 /visit
  • Willing to travel 25 miles
$20 /bath
$15 each way
  • Willing to travel 25 miles
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20 Reviews
Melanie is incredible! This is the second time she has watched our pup and we couldn't be more pleased. Melanie really goes above and beyond. I have used other boarders and she is the best I have found.
Melanie was very attentive about details of Abby's care during the check-in process; she sent me pictures so I knew Abby was having fun: and she was very accommodating about pick-up arrangements when we would be arriving late in the evening. Abby seemed very calm when we took her home and was her normal self the next day, so we know she was comfortable with Melanie and her household.
We will definitely use Melanie again when we need to leave Abby.
Melanie was great! She replied very quickly and took in our dog Zeus with open arms on very short notice due to last minute plans. Would recommend!
Rocky had a lot of fun with Melanie and her clients at the gym. We were a little hesitant about the change in location, but it all worked out. Melanie is like the female version of the dog whisperer and Rocky adored her!
Melanie was great to work with. She was gracious in accommodating my early morning travel schedule and late return time. My pup came home tired from all the play. Would definitely recommend.
I will definitely use Melanie again. Ebony was so well cared for...he had a great time! She gave me daily updates on how he was doing. I did not feel guilty leaving him as there were other dogs for him to play with and he was so loving towards her when I picked him up, I knew he had been in good hands.
Melanie is AWESOME! We loved her! Came back to a very happy dog and she sent us lots of pictures while we were away from 4 days. I would definitely use her again! :)
Peyton seemed right at home at Melanie's! I know he was comfortable and in good hands! I will definitely be using Melanie for future vacations!
Melanie was great to work with and you could really tell how much she loves animals. She took great care of our dog Cabo. So much, that he didn't seem that excited to head home. A true sign he liked staying with her. Will definitely use her again and highly recommend her.
Melanie was excellent! Very friendly, great house and yard, and kept us updated on how Bronco was doing throughout the day. Won't hesitate to book with her again.
I have very high & detailed standards so this 5 star rating is not easy to earn.

Melanie was helpful arranging for Charlie's pick up & drop off - we had complications due to the distance between my hotel & her location. She was also always on time. She also kept Charlie for a long day - this was very helpful too.

She was loving towards Charlie & made accommodations so that he could be an "only dog".

This was our 1st time w/Dogvacay & Melanie made it a positive experience.

A small thing:
In the future, we'll have to be certain Charlie is getting enough water during the day. He was unusually thirsty at the end of each day.
My little Scottie, came back healthy and happy. Will definitely use Melanie again,
Melanie took great care of our dog Daisy. Her years of experience working with dogs helped us to feel confident in her care. Melanie's calm personality and her comfy home put Daisy at ease right away. We would definitely use Melanie's services again!
Kinley enjoyed her stay. Melanie gave her meds and kept her brushed which she loved. Melanie truly is a dog lover and her guest know.
Melanie was awesome! She is GREAT with dogs and she sent frequent updates (pictures, videos and texts). Melanie made sure we knew that our dog was having just as much fun as we were while we were away on vacation. I'd highly recommend her to anyone who has a dog and is looking for someone reliable and sweet to watch them!
Melanie was very good with Bailey and flexible with my short notice request. I would definitely take Bailey back to see her!
Our first experience with dogvacay and Melanie was a huge success. Our trip was much easier knowing our 10 month old german shepherd was being taken care of at Melanie's home rather than a typical boarding kennel. Melanie was extremely helpful and flexible with our early drop off times and texting me through the trip with updates and pictures. We will definitely be repeat customers for Melanie.
Buster loved his stay! Had a huge smile on his mug when I picked him up.
Melanie was great! She was will to meet with us last minute and early in the morning. She is very obviously a dog person and our dog loved her! She sent us pictures while our dog stayed with her and even sent treats home with us that she said our dog just loved. Will definitely be using her again!
Melanie was terrific. She even met us at a location closer to our travels, to make it easier.
She had extra treats for Raleigh, sent us a text and photo to show how she was settled in, and kept in touch with us before and during the time we were away.
She was very easy to work with. We would defnitely use her again!!
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