The Spice Girls Boarding House

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Melody R.

4 Reviews
1 Repeat Guest
$25/night
Free Cancellation within 24 hours
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 15 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

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

Melody's Resident Pets

Pepper
Golden Retriever
Female
4 yr 9 mo old
Ginger
Mixed Breed
Female
2 yr 3 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

6 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
For the last six years I've raised, fostered and adopted dogs. I even work with an animal non-profit! I raised one of my dogs from a small pup and just recently adopted a hairy mutt from a local non-profit after only fostering her for two weeks. 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. 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! If your senior pup is good with stairs, by all means bring them! I also 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!
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Can administer oral medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Separation anxiety
  • Leash Pulling

Melody R.

4 Reviews
1 Repeat Guest
$25/night
Free Cancellation within 24 hours
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 15 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated January 18, 2017

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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Melody's Home
$25 /night
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/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
$40 /night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for more than 4 hours/day
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
Home Visits
$20 /visit
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
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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4 Reviews
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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