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Melissa M.
Santa Barbara, CA 93105
1 Review
1 Repeat Guest
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Pet Requirements

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

Melissa's Resident Pets

5 old
Mixed Breed
9ish old

Melissa's House

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Outdoor area

About Melissa

Plan your trip with the piece of mind your beloved dog is going to be safe and well cared for. We know the feeling. Our dogs are our babies now that our children are grown and on their own.

Except for weekends I work from home.

I foster dogs for DAWG in Goleta. I have provided loving training and care for many dogs, and am proud to say I have personally found dozens of loving homes for the dogs I have fostered.

My husband and I have a fenced in yard, and walking is a strict part of my everyday routine. Knowing I'm making doggies happy doing it, makes it much more enjoyable.

I'm a 25 year pro photographer, mostly portraits and weddings, but you can check out my dog photos on

Our son is the owner of Groovy Grooms, a mobile dog grooming service in Santa Barbara, so dogs are a big part of our lives. We like it that way.

Although we have dogs coming and going, I'm confident you'll find our home, clean, warm and inviting. (I love dogs, but I don't let my house smell like it)

Our dogs are well trained and get along great with other dogs.

Your dog will be safe and happy here.

I love big dogs, but our home and yard are not huge. For that reason we can only have large dogs that are couch potatoes, elderly, or not very active.
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Melissa M.
Santa Barbara, CA 93105
1 Review
1 Repeat Guest
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Cancellation Policy:


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  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated August 31, 2013


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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Melissa's Home
$60 /night
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/night
Daycare At Melissa's Home
$35 /day
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/day
1 Review
I have just recently moved into the area and needed to find a special, loving caretaker for my elderly pug. I was immediately drawn to Melissa's site because it seemed calm and full of real care for dogs, hers and others. And I was right! She is lovely and Max couldn't have been happier. I am making my second reservation!