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Melissa S.

28 Reviews
24 Repeat Guests
$45/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 1.8 hrs
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Pet Requirements

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

Melissa's Resident Pets

Lady
Mixed Breed
Female
3 yr 5 mo old
Other Pets & Animals: Cats

Melissa's House

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Children at home (13-18 years old)
Medium Yard
Partially fenced
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside
Smoke-free home

About Melissa

27 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
Our adorable rescue dog, Lady, loves to share her bed! We began hosting on DogVacay because Lady loves having dogs stay with us and we have so much fun getting to know different pups!
I have two teenaged children (16 and 14) that are very sensitive dog lovers and very involved with the dogs in our care. All of us understand how stressful leaving your pet can be. We take the care and love of your pup very seriously and will do all we can to make you and your pet happy and comfortable, We are a friendly, fun, and very caring home and will give your dog lots of attention, love, and play while you're gone, while still keeping as close as possible to the routine and rules you've instilled. We have lots of toys, a deck, a two level backyard that is almost all fenced in, and we live a five minute walk away from a great bike path and lots of parks! Our guests have lots of fun exploring new places on their vacation!
We have experience with many different breeds and lots of different doggie personalities, and we have extra special love for senior dogs and those that are anxious or have medical issues. We generally only take two guests at a time. And since there are three of us, our dogs are rarely left alone for any length of time. We are very committed to our guests. :) Come stay with us!

Rates:
***Holiday rates apply (Thursday-Monday of a holiday weekend).
(New Years, MLK Day, President's Day, Patriot's Day, Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day, Columbus Day, Veteran's Day, Thanksgiving (Sun-Sun) and Christmas (12/22-1/2)

If my calendar is marked "booked" for a date you need, please contact me. If I have a pup leaving on that day, the calendar will still say booked even though we actually may be available.

Rates are for 24 hour periods. If you need to pick up your pup more than one hour after the allotted time, please let me know so we can work out a plan together.

We look forward to hosting your pup, and working with you to make your trip stress free and comfortable!
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Can administer oral medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets that require medicine
  • Separation anxiety
  • Leash Pulling

Melissa S.

28 Reviews
24 Repeat Guests
$45/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 1.8 hrs
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated April 20, 2017

Credentials

Background Checked
This sitter has passed a background check, which searches a variety of criminal databases.
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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Web Training Complete
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Pay through DogVacay for:
Premium Pet Insurance, 24/7 Customer Support and Daily Photo Updates!

Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Melissa's Home
$45 /night
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 1 - 2 hours/day
  • 5+ potty breaks/day
  • 3+ walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
Pick-Up/Drop-Off
$15 each way
  • Willing to travel 5 miles
28 Reviews
Melissa was very loving toward my dog. From the pictures she sent me,I can tell he was treated as part of her family. We will book our next trip with her. Martha Axtman
In our app. 12 years of dog ownership in Lexington, and a number of caretakers, we've never felt more confident that our dog will be lovingly and responsibly cared for. Beforehand, Melissa asked about our dog's sleep schedule, favorite games, sensitivities, and many other insightful questions that indicated she wanted to take great care of our dog. Melissa sent us photos and notes on how Jetson was doing, and the reports on how cuddly he was assured us our dog felt safe and happy. Strong recommendation from whom my son called a "Jewish dog mother"!
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Melissa is absolutely wonderful. I have a rescue dog who is shy and takes time to get adjusted. It took no time for Judah to get adjusted with Melissa and her family. Melissa also communicated with me regularly with photos and updates so that I had an idea on how he was doing and have peace of mind whilst traveling for work. When I picked him up, he was very happy and kept reaching out to Melissa which tells me she worked hard to really bond with him. I feel like Melissa is a gem and I will be using her long term and recommend her to anyone. Thank you Melissa for making Judah's experience a great one!
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