Stay-At-Home-Mom with Huge Yard

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Melissa S.

9 Reviews
5 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
No Puppies
Must Be Vaccinated

Melissa's Resident Pets

Teddy Bear
4 yr 10 mo old

Melissa's House

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Children at home (Under 5 years old)
Large Yard
100% fenced & locked
Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside
Great for senior pets

About Melissa

9 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
Hello! I'm Melissa, a stay at home wife, mom, and pet lover! I was an Air Force Medic for 10 years, but now stay home to enjoy my family! We are an active, young family ready to play with your fur baby all day and have slumber parties!

Our home is an open floor plan, ranch house so we are always together having fun! I only use natural cleaners safe for both children and fur babies. My yard is professionally treated for bugs, fleas, ticks, using safe products for pets and children. The sunroom has been transformed into a playroom for child and dog play; though toys and doggie beds are scattered in different areas of the house as well! Does your fur baby like to chew? Don't worry our play room has gates I can put up if need be to protect the dogs from chewing something harmful. Even when I am cooking dinner I can see the living room, sunroom room, and dining room-- so I always know what everyone is up to. No one ever goes unattended or bored!

Everyone loves playing outside here! Our backyard has morning and afternoon shade and a four foot fence with two layers of fencing, so even the smallest dog can't get out.

In our daily routine we go on walks and to enjoy all of the flowers and birds! We have a near by pond and neighborhood trail to explore.

My family and I would love to have the opportunity to spend time with your pet. Making sure your fur baby is comfortable and happy is very important to us. I promise that your pet will receive the best care and love while at my home. Keeping up with a medication schedule is easily done, just let me know what your baby needs!

Please don't hesitate to ask if you have any further questions or would like more information. My drop off and pick-up times are from 7:30 AM-6:00 PM. I look forward to meeting your fur baby!
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Can administer oral medicine
Can administer injected medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Separation anxiety
  • Aggressive behavior
  • Leash Pulling
  • Not yet house-trained

Melissa S.

9 Reviews
5 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 27, 2017


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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Melissa's Home
$30 /night
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 1 - 2 hours/day
  • Dogs will have full access outside for potty breaks
  • 2 walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
Daycare At Melissa's Home
$25 /day
  • Watches up to 1 dog /day
$30 /visit
  • Willing to travel 5 miles
$15 /bath
$10 each way
  • Willing to travel 5 miles
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9 Reviews
My chihuahua is a very special dog, but thank you to Melisa for the effort of taking care of him within a short period of time. She daily kept us informed of him through texts and pictures. We highly recommend her for any of your pets care.
Melissa and her family were great with our Westie named Winston! Winston feels right at home with Melissa and her family. Melissa sends us pictures of Winston and that really makes our day when we get them. We definitely will be asking to use Melissa the next time we go out of town!
Melissa was great! Cooper had a good time and felt right at home. She was sensitive to his needs and communicated with us regularly. We hope to see her again when we need a sitter.
Melissa was absolutely fabulous with our dog. It was his first time staying at her house and he was well cared for during his stay. He was treated just as though he was having a spa day! He enjoyed playing with her child and her house pets. Melissa sent several pictures and kept me informed during the entire stay. I would highly recommend her to others wanting a worry-free and comfortable stay.
Melissa made my furbaby feel at home, I received photos, videos, as well as how Bailey was doing daily. This was such a positive experience for our family knowing you can go away in peace and your furbaby has a fun experience at the same time. I would recommend DogVacay and our sitter Melissa to anyone I know is going away. God Bless you and your family.
Melissa did an excellent job of taking care of Pepper. There was plenty of room for Pepper to run in the huge nicely fenced in back yard. We will definitely be using Melissa again!
Winston had a great time on his Vacay! Melissa made him part of her family. She sent pictures and updates so we knew how he was doing. I think Winston misses being there! So happy to have a place where we can leave our family pet and feel confident he is happy and safe!
Melissa was great ! All paws up here. She truly went above and beyond; she sent us daily updates on our Fancy (pictures and descriptions of her day) so we always knew how she was doing. Will definitely be booking with her again for our next vacation.
Melissa and her family were very welcoming to us and our dog, Daphne. At the meet and greet we talked over everything that she would need to know about our dog. This was an opportunity to see how the dogs and toddler would get along also. Melissa sent text messages and photos of Daphne during her stay there. Melissa has an obvious interest in being with animals! She is organized and friendly in her approach and we will definitely use her services again!
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