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Melody T.

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12 Reviews
6 Repeat Guests
$29/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Requires Meet-n-Greet to book
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 14 mins
  • 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
5 yr 1 mo old
Ginger
Mixed Breed
Female
2 yr 7 mo old

Melody's Apartment

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

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 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. Additionally, 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! Thank you for your cooperation!
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Can administer oral medicine
Post-surgical pets
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets that require medicine
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Aggressive behavior
  • Separation anxiety
  • Leash Pulling

Melody T.

Online Now!
12 Reviews
6 Repeat Guests
$29/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Requires Meet-n-Greet to book
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 14 mins
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Moderate

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated May 8, 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
$47 /night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for more than 4 hours/day
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
Check-ins
$30 /visit
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
Baths
$20 /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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12 Reviews
Would definitely use Melody again - really pleased with how things turned out. Thank you!
I've booked with Melody twice now and I'm very impressed! Not only is she great with my dog, but she's very understandable with changes in travel and pick-up/drop-off times. I feel very comfortable leaving my pup with her and her dogs, and I know he always has a great time while I'm away!! I highly encourage booking with Melody :)
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Melody is fantastic! Buddy stayed with Melody for 8 days, and he loved it! Buddy was instantly comfortable when he met Melody and her adorable Spice Girls. He was loved, cared for and wasn't lonely at all. Melody has created a wonderful space for dogs to feel comfortable and part of her "pack." Buddy got right back into the swing of things when he got home, with none of the anxiety or behaviour changes we have had in the past when boarding with kennels. I will definitely book with Melody again. It is a great relief to know our Buddy is safe and loved when we are out of town. Thanks Melody!
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