The Spice Girls Boarding House

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Melody T.

8 Reviews
3 Repeat Guests
$29/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 25 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Moderate

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
All Ages OK
Must Be Spayed or Neutered
Must Be Vaccinated
List of Pets OK for House Sitting
Dogs, Cats, Fish, Rabbits, gerbils, hamsters, or pet rodents, Caged birds, Reptiles

Melody's Resident Pets

Pepper
Golden Retriever
Female
4 yr 10 mo old
Ginger
Mixed Breed
Female
2 yr 4 mo old

Melody's Apartment

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Large Yard
100% fenced
Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside

About Melody

7 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
For the last six years I've raised, fostered and adopted dogs. I even work heavily with Paws in the City, a Dallas based animal non-profit.

I raised one of my dogs from a small pup and just recently adopted a hairy mutt from Paws in the City after only fostering her for two weeks. #fosterfail I remember begging my best friend growing up to let me go next door and play with her neighbor's golden retriever. She even once made me a binder decorated in dog photos accompanied by a coffee mug emblazoned with a dog head on it for my birthday. In short, I'm a dog lover. Nay, I need dogs to live. Which is strange since my parents only ever gave us cats as kids, but I'm not bitter. Joke's on them! Now I get to pick dog hair off of my clothes at work!

Your dog will enjoy a stay at Casa de Melody and get to know my two dogs, Ginger and Pepper, affectionately dubbed The Spice Girls. They'll playfully welcome your furball as part of the pack and be sure to show where the treats are kept. I do have a fully gated small parking lot that I feel free enough to let my dogs play in off-leash, but would be hesitant to bring a new dog out that way unless you felt comfortable enough in doing so. Otherwise, the pups will be pack-walked or taken to Swiss Avenue Dog Park to stretch their puppy legs! Additionally, the Sante Fe Trail is within walking distance of my house, if your pup is into that sort of thing!
If your senior pup is good with stairs, by all means bring them! I do live on the second floor and stairs are involved coming and out for each walk and bathroom break. Dogs with back or hip issues might not do too well.

I require that each dog booked be up to date on shots and be neutered or spayed, unless the dog is not of age. This is for the safety of your dogs and mine!

I look forward to meeting you and your dog!

PLEASE NOTE!
All pets must be picked up by 10:00 PM on the last day of the reservation. If the reservation is over one hour past the pick up time, I ask that another reservation be made for the next day. Thank you for your cooperation!
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Can administer oral medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Separation anxiety
  • Aggressive behavior
  • Leash Pulling

Melody T.

8 Reviews
3 Repeat Guests
$29/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 25 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Moderate

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated February 21, 2017

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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Melody's Home
$29 /night
  • Watches up to 1 dog /night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for more than 4 hours/day
  • 3-4 potty breaks/day
  • 2 walks/day
  • Pets can sleep on my bed
House Sitting Overnight At Your Home
$45 /night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for more than 4 hours/day
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
Dog Walking
$18 /half-hour
$28 /hour
  • Willing to travel 5 miles
Check-ins
$25 /visit
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
Grooming
$30 /min
$50 /max
Baths
$15 /bath
Pick-Up/Drop-Off
$10 each way
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
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1 Testimonial
Oct 2016
Melody is great with high energy pups and nervous pups alike! I have seen her patience with dogs shine with excited puppies. However, she also knows how to make a quiet safe-haven for a more skittish rescue dog who prefer peace, quiet, and solitude.
Melody will send you texts/snapchats/video updates to keep you laughing and show you that your dog doesn't even miss you when your gone!
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8 Reviews
Melody was great. On time and sent photos of every time she stopped in to check on the dogs! Will use her again
Melody was awesome! Loki had a great time and I received several pictures and videos during his stay. I was also impressed with how accommodating she was with drop off and pick up times! Without a doubt I will rebooking with Melody!!
Melody and her pups were great hosts! She was so friendly and attentive, sent pictures and was flexible with pick up and drop off times. Roxy had a blast! I'm definitely using her again :)
Simon had so much fun with the Spice Girls during his dog vacay! Melody was amazing! She was able to accommodate Simon for a little longer than was planned when our flight home was delayed. Melody and her pups were super nice and friendly. We are looking forward to going out of town in the future knowing that Simon will have a fun, safe place to stay. Thanks so much!!
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Melody was very friendly and easy to work with. She visited my cat while I was away, and when I came home he was fed and happy. Couldn't have asked for more.
I travel for work every week and my foster dog, Bailey, needs someone to take care of her. Melody (and Pepper and Ginger) have been more than we could hope for!!! I know Bailey gets lots of love and has fun snuggling and playing while she's in Melody's care. Bailey looks forward to her visits and is excited when we get there. A few times work has kept me out of town longer than expected and I have needed to extend Bailey's Vacay - Melody has been so great and worked with us through our crazy schedule. We give her all 4 paws up!!!
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Butter was able to climb on anything he pleased. Five stars
Melody is just the best! She watched my puppy Kato for two days and he had such a great time with her and her two dogs. She could not be more kind or accommodating! I was running late by an hour from our agreed pick up time and she was able to accommodate that request. Will definitely return for a rebook!
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