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Merissa T.

76 Reviews
39 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
All Ages OK
Must Be Vaccinated
List of Pets OK for House Sitting
Dogs, Cats, Fish, Rabbits, gerbils, hamsters, or pet rodents, Caged birds, Reptiles

Merissa's Resident Pets

Other Pets & Animals: Cats

Merissa's House

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Children at home (5-12 years old)
Large Yard
100% fenced & locked
Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside
Great for senior pets
Dog door access

About Merissa

15 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
Hello! My name is Merissa Taylor with Tail'r Made Pet Sitting. I've had my own pet sitting business and have been a professional pet sitter for the past 8 years. I have a 7 year old son named Joey, he is very comfortable with and loves all pets! I've been taking him pet sitting with me since he was born. I've had a love for all animals since I can remember, and have had dogs and cats my entire life. Currently I don't have any of my own dogs at my home. We do have one cat, Edward, who is comfortable with and gets along great with dogs. If they end up not getting along with him, he just hangs out upstairs as we have the stairs gated.

We have a large backyard with a patio and grass that is shaded by trees all day, and a large cozy home that your dog(s) will be sure to love and roam free in. Feel free to bring your kennel if you use one. We have a couple of kennels, but we don't keep the dogs in them except to separate for feeding, etc. There is an extra large dog door leading out to the backyard. We provide 24/7 loving care, daily walks included, and can take your dog(s) to the park as well if you request. Most importantly, they get tons of attention and TLC! I treat every dog I care for as if they were my own pet. I will get some personal information, emergency contact instructions for caring for your dog(s) feeding, etc., so they can stay with their comfortable routine. I send daily emails or texts with pictures to let you know how your pets are doing. I will respond within the same day for questions or consultation requests.

My experience administering medication
I have administered pills, liquid medications, and have also given insulin injections.
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Can administer oral medicine
Can administer injected medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Separation anxiety
  • Leash Pulling
  • Not yet house-trained
  • Advanced senior issues

Merissa T.

76 Reviews
39 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 2 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:


  • Available
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  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated February 6, 2017


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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Merissa's Home
$25 /night
  • Watches up to 4 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for no more than 1 hour/day
  • Dogs will have full access outside for potty breaks
  • 3+ walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
House Sitting Overnight At Your Home
$40 /night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for more than 4 hours/day
  • Willing to travel 15 miles
Daycare At Merissa's Home
$20 /day
  • Watches up to 4 dogs/day
Dog Walking
$15 /half-hour
$25 /hour
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
$20 /visit
  • Willing to travel 15 miles
$15 /bath
$10 each way
  • Willing to travel 15 miles
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76 Reviews
Debbie and Merissa were great!!!

This was my first time to leave Revren with a sitter. He is a beautiful male 1 1/2 year old pit bull/terrier mix. I felt nervous. But, after meeting Debbie and Merissa, and seeing their pet friendly house, I felt safer. Revren also made doggie friends.

I also loved how I received pictures of Revren throughout the day.

It was a wonderful experience for both Revren and I. I would definitely recommend their doggie day care.

P.S.- Debbie, Merissa, and I have also become good friends. I Hope to see them again...soon:-)

Zoie V.
9 year old owner
Delighted with Merissa's patience and attention to puppy Dutchess--appreciate all the pictures, as well. Dutchess came home well socialized, happy and tired--best day ever.
We left with Milo with Merissa's mother, Debbie, and had a great Doggy Vacay experience. Milo had access to the large enclosed backyard as well the entire downstairs inside the house. The neighborhood was quiet and about a 15 minute drive from the Vegas strip.

Debbie was very warm and caring. Debbie was also very good at communicating what was going on so we always felt that Milo was in great hands. She kept us constantly updated with cute photos of Milo and she even sewed some of Milo's toys when they tore! Wow.

I would definitely recommend using Debbie and Merissa next time we are in Vegas. We felt Milo had a good time and it was like leaving our little pup with family.

Thanks again and hope to see you all soon!
First time using day care. Thank you for helping us feel at ease. Sent us pictures kept us up to date. Glad to have found you guys.
Rusty loves being with Merissa and her family. I get updates and photos. I definitely recommend and will use again when I need too.
Merissa & her mother, Deb, were wonderful sitters to my 4-month-old puppy, Gunther. When my previous boarding plans for Gunther fell through at the last-minute, I was so happy to find Merissa, who was very friendly & communicative throughout the entire experience. At the time, Gunther also had special needs (meds 2x/day, be separated from other dogs), which they accommodated with no hassle. I'd happily bring Gunther back the next time we're in Vegas & highly recommend them.
Great dog sitters. I can't say enough about them, they are wonderful!
Merissa is FANTASTIC! We were traveling internationally and she sent us photos every day. THE BEST.
Merissa and family were amazing in all aspects! From the initial conversations, drop-off and constant communication, they empathized with our needs and demonstrated a warm and caring approach towards our pups (one of whom is aged and requires additional care). It is apparent that they take to heart the concerns of their customers and their extended doggy family, for which we are grateful. We look forward to seeing them and using their services in 2017.
AWESOME!! My pups had a wonderful time. I know they are safe and happy when we are out of town. We got regular updates on how they were doing. Great job!!
Merissa and her mother were the best! They are extremely kind and you can tell they love all the animals that come to stay with them. They send you cute pictures and sweet updates a few times throughout the day. We will definitely be using Merissa and her mother again and recommend others do the same!
Merissa was Great. I would definitely recommend her to watch your pets. She will get another reservation from me next time I'm in town. I got pictures and updates while my dog was there.
Merissa watched Kenji for me while I was visiting Las Vegas over the weekend. She sent so many adorable pictures throughout his stay as well as really sweet updates. I would absolutely book with Merissa if I find myself back in Las Vegas again. Thank you so much Merissa!
I highly recommend Merissa!
We were in Vegas for a conference and chose Merissa for a 4 night stay. She was extremely flexible the whole time, with drop off and pick up times - I originally booked the wrong dates and that wasn't a problem at all. She even went out of her way to buy certain dog food when I accidentally bought the wrong kind. In the middle of all my travel confusion, I really appreciated her kindness.

Along with being kind and flexible the best part was that my dog seemed to love her. Both Merissa and her mother were sending me photos each day and I could tell he was getting amazing care.

Definitely use Merissa's service, you will be happy you did it and your dog will too!
I'd give Merissa and Deb 10 stars if I could. I have a large, but young puppy that many other hosts didn't want to deal with. Merissa was a total professional and didn't hesitate to take my Molly. I got regular updates, and photos and I got to fully enjoy my vacay without wondering how my dog was doing.
My pup, was so happy, and enjoyed the stay at Marissa's home, it was nice weather no bugs when Pharr stayed so the back door was left open to an awesome backyard, she could run in and out as she wanted, I received photo's of her stay, she had the run of the house!!! We will use her again!
Habby and Fernande, my two French Bulldogs are in love with the house and the host, they forget me at the first second and start playing and runing in the house.... Lovely place, lovely host....
This was the first time we had to send our precious pup to a caretaker while out of town due to our lab, Holly being diagnosed with diabetes several months ago which requires insulin injections after she eats. We are so thankful to find such a caring person like Merissa! She was great, sending us photos twice a day with updates as to how Holly was doing! Every picture showed Holly either smiling as she does when she is happy or simply relaxing ! It was such a relief knowing she was in such great hands for the week we were gone and having pictures which proved it! Holly found a new home away from home whenever we travel at an exceptional rate!!! THANK YOU MERISSA and Deb for making our trip stress free and most of all for taking GREAT CARE OF HOLLY!!
I hated to leave my pups and hate kennels. I found Merissa on dog vacay, we had meet and greet and her home is very dog friendly. I got multiple pictures every day, they looked very much at home. Any time I leave now, I know my boys have a home away from home
Merrisa and her mom were absolutely amazing with my Stewie 2nd time left him there this was the longest he was left. Stewie slept with Merrisa every night and was side-by-side with her, got along great with all the other dogs that visited. I could not of been more pleased I felt like he felt like he was just at home I will absolutely use them again. Hey sent me tons of pics thank you again..
Absolutely great all around! So easy to communicate with, and drop off and pickup went great. I so appreciate Merissa's flexibility. Most importantly, my dog seemed to have a blast! I would recommend to anyone!
Incredible care for our Gracie!!! Thank you Deanna
Merissa and Deb were great with my 12 year old dog Henry. I would use them again when I go away. They sent many photos showing that he was having a great time.
BEST DOG SITTER EVER!!! If you live in the Summerlin area or just passing through, I highly recommend Merissa. Not only does she send multiple photos a day of your pup you can tell by the photo that they are truly enjoying themselves! She is also very accommodating to any needs and responds fast to any questions you may have. Thank you Merissa!
Merissa was very good with Captain. She made sure he was as comfortable as possible and made sure I knew what he was up to with frequent updates.
My 2year old mix, Phoebe had the best care and
So much fun. It was her first experience away from home. Merrisa and Deb sent numerous pics to my
cell phone allowing me to see the happy times Phoebe had during her stay. I will definitely trust my dog staying with Merrisa again and appreciate the professionalism.
Merissa was awesome!! She went above and beyond to make Maggie's visit great. Maggie had a wonderful time and next time I need a place for her to stay I will be contacting Merissa!!
Mikey, my Boston Terrier puppy, had a totally great time with Merissa and her mom. He played and played, went swimming in the "puppy pool," and even slept with Merissa. Lots of great photos were sent which I really appreciated.
Merissa was very accommodating, thorough professional and welcoming.
During the meet and greet we could see that our pup was not stressed and very relaxed.
We had our pup stay there for a week and we received messages and pictures almost everyday
Her home made our pup relaxed and he was able to socialize with 4 or 5 different breeds and different ages.
I would definitely book with her again and I would also recommend her to everyone
She responded quickly to all our messages and calls.
Thank You for taking such good care of our pup!!
We left our baby Sushi (a Maltese) with Marissa for 3 nights during a vacation. Our dog is 11 years-old and we only left him with a dog sitter 3 times in his life, all just recently. Except for one sitter, the other two experiences were not good. The last one, which occurred two months prior to this, was particularly traumatizing since our baby came home with bruises all over his body, with a big lesion on his nose, was sad and not his happy self for more than a week after coming home and had diarrhea. Also, these sitters did not update or send pictures as often and I found myself constantly asking. After this, I was extremely hesitant leaving Sushi with a sitter again, as I learned that all sitters promise to take excellent care of your dog. I told Marissa about our last experience with the dog sitter and she reassured me that Sushi will not get such treatment. All I can say is that Marissa and her mom, Deb are the best! They allowed Sushi to roam free in the house, sleep in Marissa's bedroom, made sure that there are no other dogs around that might attack Sushi and made sure that he is doing well. Sushi set on Deb, Marissa's mom and became her temporary lap dog. Deb and Marissa constantly sent updates and pictures without me having to ask, which really reassured us. No doubt, Marissa and Deb truly love animals and I won't hesitate to leave Sushi with them next time. The dog came back his happy self! Thanks Marissa and Deb, you are the best sitter! Wish I had you here in LA!
They're great cared for my dog as if it was their own received lots of pictures of my dog. They walked her regularly. When I arrived to pick her up took a minute to talk about her stay she seems comfortable ,happy and patiently waited for us to leave. We love this place since this stay I booked two more times and will continue to use them.
Lots of pics and communication during the day. Not overcrowded. Treated our pup like their own!! Great and will be back.
Merissa and her mom are a godsend! They both care so much about all of the dogs they watch. I can leave my dog with them and know that she's extremely well taken care. In addition, Merissa and Deb are both not only nice but also very flexible and understanding. Can't recommend them enough!
Merissa is the BEST! She texted us pictures of the dogs and took great care of them.
Merissa did everything we asked (which was a bunch!). Highly recommended!!
Merissa and Deb were fantastic! They went above and beyond to make Jack feel welcomed. I also received lots of pics throughout his stay. Jack had a wonderful time and made lots of new friends. We'll definitely be checking with Merissa first when looking for boarding. They are so easy to deal with..I felt completely comfortable with him in their care!
It doesn't get better than a week with Merissa. Austin (our pup) LOVES being there. Merissa is extremely reachable and sends constant texts/photos to let you know how the dog is doing. Thanks again Merissa for another great stay for Austin!
All was great. Thank You.
This was my dog's second stay at 'Merissa's. When we pulled up in the car, she started whining. Then I saw her tail wagging - and it kept wagging for awhile. She was so excited to be back! And I get texts and pictures throughout the day. My puppy is happy and well cared for. Can't ask for more than that!
I got pictures every day with information about eating and walks. My dog was very happy.
Our dog had a great time! Merissa's mom, Deb was an absolute angel. She went above and beyond! We received photo updates many times throughout the day. She gave our dog her meds and even bought pill pockets for her.

There was plenty of indoor and outdoor space to make all of the dogs there comfortable. It's in a quiet neighborhood that feels very safe.

I can't wait to board my dog here again for our next trip out to Vegas.

Thank you!
We were very very pleased with our experience. I loved the fact they kept in contact with us and sent pictures. I was worried about Sam being sad but I think he was actually sad to leave. Thank you so much for taking good care of our baby. I would certainly recommend you to all .

Thanks again
Merissa was great! We had tons of photos updates and trusted that our pup was in good hands. Already have another reservation with her on the books!
Found Merissa last minute and she was so great with our furbaby Maverick. She sent pics on the daily and made us feel at ease while we were gone. Will definitely use her again when we go back to Vegas! ????????
Merissa was very communicative, accessible, and flexible considering all the factors of making a reservation. This translated over to her care of Cookie Monster, where she sent me picture/general updates about how my pup was doing.

Monster looked happy and healthy when I picked her up. I have no complaints and zero worries while on vacation with my family in Las Vegas. Thanks Merissa!
Merissa was great with keeping me updated on how Noelle was doing. She was also super flexible when work kept me out of town for a few extra days and I had to extend my reservation.
Excellent service! Very dog friendly household that provided the best care for our extra large pup! Definitely recommend and would use again!
Merissa was such a great host and I would highly recommend her if you are looking for a great place for your pets to stay.
Excellent! Our dogs were happy. We were happy. Merissa was very accommodating!
Merissa provided Tuulen with a safe, comfy place to stay while we were in town, sent regular photos and updates, and was very accommodating when we needed to extend his stay for several days due to a change in our plans.
Merissa was wonderful with Mocha. She has a large home with an equally large back yard. Her little boy really enjoyed playing with Mocha.
Did not tell me she had a cat although Sam does not attack cats he is unfamilar with them. Her profile page shows a retriever that I thought Sam would be able to play with but she has no dogs.
When I came to pick him up he was happy to go.
No pictures of Sam while at this sitters house.
Merissa took great care of my Susie (cocker spaniel). I would definitely recommend her to everyone. I hope that Susie can vacation with her again. Nancy
Merissa is awesome. Came in from out of town and it was a great situation. Highly recommend.
Kona always comes home happy and tired from playing!
Merissa is an awesome dog sitter. She is very loving and knowledgeable. We feel very confident leaving our precious family member with her!
Merissa is the best !!! It is my dog's second home. Her flexibility and genuine love for animals makes it a great experience!
Kona had a great time running around and playing inside with Joey where it's so much cooler than outside.
Merissa is incredible. She is so accommodating to the needs of the dogs and the owners. She has a nice large and safe yard. Your dog should enjoy their stay with Merissa.
Kona had a great time staying with Merissa while I ran errands throughout the day. I always get the best pictures of Kona from her visits.
Merissa was great. She seems to love animals and it shows. Would highly recommend her.
Kona spent two days playing with Joey at Merissa's house. She goes away and comes home happy. Her two-day stay let me focus on work I needed to do at home and Kona had a great time.
Merissa did a super job of caring for our golden puppy Hobie! We couldn't ask for more TLC!
Kona is always excited to go to Merissa's. She must have had a wonderful time, she came home and had a calm evening, having worked out all of her energy throughout her stay.
It turned out I needed to drop Kona off earlier than scheduled and it was absolutely no problem. Kona had a great time with Merissa. When I brought her home, she ate her dinner and slept quietly the rest of the night, leaving the rest of my pets to enjoy the quiet. Thank you!
Kona had a wonderful time with Merissa while I was able to enjoy some personal time to myself. So happy Kona has a great place to go and has fun while she's there.
Kona loves going to spend time with Merissa and her son Joey. On this visit, Kona pulled me up the drive way to get into the house. Kona always has a good time because she comes home in good condition and tired, which I appreciate. Merissa always takes special care with Kona as she has had some stomach discomfort lately and Merissa is very attentive and informative of Kona's behavior.
Wonderful. The boys feel really at home when at Merissa and Joey's. Highly recommend!
Merissa did a wonderful job with Kona. Kona had not been feeling well the night before and Merissa kept me updated on her behavior so I could be confident that she was recovering well.
Merissa did a wonderful job watching my 16 month old cocker spaniel, Kona. She walked her and played with her and tuckered her out so by the time I brought her home she went right to sleep.
Merissa is fantastic! She is responsive, attentive and very nurturing. She also took extra special care of my older medication needing dog and was incredibly easy to reach and work with schedule wise, even watching our dogs at the very last minute. THANK YOU MERISSA!
Merissa is great! It was our 8-year-old Chong Chong's first trip to Las Vegas and we needed someone to take care of her during the day. Merissa responded to messages very quickly and made me feel comfortable leaving Chong Chong at her house. She sent me messages and picture to let me know how Chong Chong was doing, she took good care of Chong Chong, and Chong Chong had fun playing with her son Joey too! I will definitely pick Merissa to dog-sit Chong Chong for us next time when we go to Las Vegas!
Merissa was wonderful! One of our Yorkies is a puppy whom is not completely potty trained and she was very accommodating and helped with Max's training. Her son was such a good friend to our dogs too! He is a real helper and trooper with dogs! We also love the fact that Merissa had a doggy door which our dogs are accustomed to. Merissa is a very kind and sweet person. We will definitely book with Merissa again.
Merissa is wonderful! She’s calm, loving, tuned in and knowledgeable. She treated our three babies like they were a part of her family. Merissa’s home and back yard is very large and well secured. I love that Merissa only accepts three dogs at one time; our dogs received plenty of exercise and attention. Joey, Merissa’s son is such a sweet little boy (our dogs have not had much exposure to children). Joey truly loved having our dogs stay with him, he cried so hard when we picked them up. It was sad and adorable all at the same time! Like most dog lovers, we are crazy about ours so finding a loveable and safe environment while on vacation is most important to us. We will use Merissa again and highly recommend her.
Excellent! My 3 boys had a great time. Will definitely use Merissa again.
Merissa was very accommodating with the needs I had in regards to dog sitting. She was very friendly and very quick to respond to me when I had questions. Her home was very nice and clean :) I would definitely use her services again! Thanks Merissa :)
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