Pet CPR Certified Sitter+Trainer

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Melanie P.

$26/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

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, Fish, Rabbits, gerbils, hamsters, or pet rodents, Caged birds, Reptiles

About Melanie

7 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
To know more about me, please visit my website mfpatish.wix.com/mustlovepets

I have successfully trained my own therapy dog. I have taken accredited courses in pet nutrition, pet first aid and CPR, animal training and sitting, animal psychology, veterinary assisting, animal physical therapy, dog training and behavior, and pet grooming. I have 2 dogs of my own (though they live back in Virginia Beach with my parents and sisters) and I have over 2 years of experience working at an animal shelter. I have worked with a wide variety of dogs of all shapes, sizes, ages, and energy levels. I also can care for any other animals in the household. I have a car so I have reliable transportation. I currently attend VCU, but hope to one day earn a master's degree in both zoology and ethology (study of animal psychology and behavior).

I like to know all I can about an animal beforehand so I will ask many questions regarding health, routine, diet, and general quirks. Please feel free to gush about your animal- it helps me get to know them better. I am the type of person that will read an animal encyclopedia for fun, and I pride myself on being informed and knowledgeable (such as knowing breed-specific nutrition, history, common health problems, and general temperament). I will write a customized training manual for you to keep at home in addition to any training services.

I will create a schedule that caters to your dog specifically. It just wouldn't be right for me to insist upon taking a 14-year-old dog on a 2-mile run- or on the flip side- to spend hours on the couch with a 6-month-old puppy. An outgoing, energetic dog will enjoy an afternoon in Monroe Park while a quieter, more relaxed dog might just want to spend an afternoon being brushed and watching TV. I'm there to take care of your dog, so your dog will decide how my time will be spent.
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Can administer oral medicine
Can administer injected medicine
CPR / First-Aid certified
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Separation anxiety
  • Aggressive behavior
  • Leash Pulling
  • Advanced senior issues

Melanie P.

$26/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated May 6, 2016

Credentials

Background Checked
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Course 101 Graduate
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Course 102 Graduate
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Services & Rates

House Sitting Overnight At Your Home
$26 /night
  • Dogs will never be left unattended
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
Dog Walking
$10 /half-hour
$18 /hour
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
Home Visits
$12 /visit
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
Training
$20 /hour
Baths
$15 /bath
Pick-Up/Drop-Off
$14 each way
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
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