Spence &Mel's Pet's Retreat

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Melissa M.

5 Reviews
1 Repeat Guest
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 3 days notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 30 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:

Pet Requirements

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

Melissa's Resident Pets

Mixed Breed
2 yr 4 mo old
Other Pets & Animals: Cats

Melissa's House

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Medium Yard
100% fenced
Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture

About Melissa

5 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
Hello and Welcome to Spence &Mel's Pet Retreat! Our names are Spencer and Melissa and we currently have two fur babies of our own. First we have Cooper who is a 115 pounds of love. We're not too sure what he's mixed with but he is very submissive and very well trained for a 2 year old. He loves other dogs and loves to share his toys. Secondly we have our feline resident Ribgy. He is very a curious boy and loves to be part of the action. He is also very patient when we bring other animals into the home but if life is to crazy for him he can be found in his cat room in the basement.

Our Home:
We live in cute little bungalow with hardwood and linoleum flooring throughout the top floor and carpet in the basement. Your baby will have full access to our fully fenced backyard, where there's a ton of room to run and play and even a dog run to do his/her business.

Sleeping arrangement:
If your baby is a snuggler we would love to have them snuggle in with us.. If not we have plenty of room on the floor or wherever he/she/you may choose.

We will require you to provide us with your dog's food. If your guy or gal needs to be fed 3 times a day we can arrange that as well.

Our promise to you is to get your baby out at least twice a day if not more. I (Melissa) do work from home twice a week and Spencer comes home for lunch during the week so your baby will not be left alone for more than 4 hours a day.

Treats/ Toys:
You are more than welcome to bring our dog's favourite treats and toys but we will have have some available for your baby to enjoy

We would love to meet you and your furbaby so please feel free to call or stop by before making any decision regardless of whether they stay with us or not.

We promise to love and care for your dog the like he/she is our own.

**Please bring any crates, beds, medicines, toys and treats your dogs needs. We will also require the name and phone number of your vet.**

We hope to meet you and your fur ball soon!

Check out us out on Instagram for fun photos of our guests on vacay: spence_and_mels_pet_retreat

***we are on vacation with little to no service from Feb24th -March 5th .. so If we don't respond this is why .. our Calendar is up to date we apologize in advance if we don't respond in a timely manner ***
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Melissa M.

5 Reviews
1 Repeat Guest
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 3 days notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 30 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:


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  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated February 23, 2017


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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Melissa's Home
$30 /night
  • Watches up to 1 dog /night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for more than 4 hours/day
  • 5+ potty breaks/day
  • 2 walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
Dog Walking
$20 /half-hour
$30 /hour
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
$15 /bath
$10 each way
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
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2 Testimonials
Nov 2016
Melissa and her partner are amazing when it comes to dog sitting. They are reliable, trustworthy, responsible and the best part is they adore all dogs! They have a beautiful fenced in yard and a friendly dog of their own. Our dog never wants to come home after time there!
Nov 2016
I don't know too many people who love animals more than Melissa. She's kind, caring, affectionate, and treats animals like they're part of her family. She has looked after our dog several times now, and every time we go to pick up Gracie, she doesn't want to leave! :)
Melissa has had dogs all her life, and I wouldn't trust many other people with my pup, like I would Melissa.
5 Reviews
This was our first experience with DogVacay and it couldn't have gone better. Melissa and Spencer were wonderful! You can certainly tell they love dogs! It was a last minute reservation and they were very accommodating, going out of their way to make my drop off and pick up times work. Cooper seemed really excited to be there and all the pictures they sent me were great. They were very willing to keep as many of Cooper's routines the same there as they are at home. Their own pets were friendly to Cooper as well. I would certainly leave Cooper with Melissa and Spencer again.
Jasper had a great time staying with Melissa, Spencer and Cooper. I would highly recommend leaving you pet with them. They did a great job with Jasper. We got updates and pictures while we were away and that gave us reassurance that he was in good hands. He literally did not want to leave to come home with us. When we got home he layed at the front door missing his "vacation home" lol. Anyone looking for a pet sitter, these guys do a great job. Thanks again - Chris, Malissa, and Jasper
Melissa & Spencer were absolutely the best caretakers of our large Bull Mastiff. After going through the turmoil of kennelling, & then imposing on friends & family to pup~sit our guy, finding this service, and this couple, was a godsend.

True "dog people", Melissa & Spencer took in our dog as if he was a part of their family. Numerous walks & outings, and generous with our dog's use of their home.

We will definitely be using this service again, & specifically seeking out availability with Melissa & Spencer.

Thank you.
Spence and Mel were nothing but awesome! Their dog Cooper and cute cat were a great place for my dog Carly. I had a short notice booking for Christmas eve/day and this family took Carly in. When needing a sitter next these guys I will be contact first.
My dog obviously had an amazing time there with Melissa and their very playful dog. They gave us video and picture updates as they were watching our dog. Definitely would recommend.
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