Velissa's Tail Wagging Service

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Velissa M.

37 Reviews
13 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

Velissa's Resident Pets

Shih Tzu
16 yr 2 mo old
Yorkshire Terrier
0 yr 10 mo old

Velissa's House

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Large Yard
100% fenced & locked
Smoke-free home
Air-conditioned inside
Great for senior pets

About Velissa

15 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
What you'll receive in my care:
-DAILY PHOTO UPDATES (HD quality photos of your furbaby having fun!)
-DAILY UPDATES (Letting you know how your doggy is doing with me and the other pups)
-POOL TIME (If your dog loves to swim then they will have a ball here!)
-30 MIN WALKS (Morning, Afternoon and Night walks to get your pup the exercise they need and to tire them out before bed)
-SOCIALIZE (Your furbaby will have fun with other friendly doggies! Always under supervision)
-CATS WELCOME (Worry not cat lovers! I would love to care for your furry feline, they will roam cage free in my large room! Couch and bed available to them)

If you pick up your pet any time BEFORE 11AM there will be no charge for that day.

Pick ups AFTER 11AM AND BEFORE 5PM will be considered a daycare charge.

Pick ups AFTER 5PM will be charged the full night.

*No pick ups after 8PM

Hello fellow Pawrents!

My name is Velissa and I am a Dogoholic, but proud of it! Here is a little about myself: I am currently a student at Miami-Dade College studying to gain my Bachelors in Elementary Education, because apart from dogs I love me some kids. I currently work at a Veterinarian Clinic, Westbird Animal Hospital, as a Kennel Technician so I am already a pro at cleaning up doggy doody. I also assist the Doctor whenever he needs help holding an animal or administrating injections or giving medicine. So if you have a dog or cat that needs to take a daily pill or eye drops, I'm your gal.
My experience doesn't just come from my job, but also my home life. I have had all types of animals ever since I was a little girl, my first dog was a Shih Tzu named Cookie...who is still in my life today! 15 years later and he is still the love of my life! I also have experience with reptiles and smaller animals.
I have no restrictions on any dog breed, I love them all equally.
Your doggy will enjoy long walks/runs as well as a fresh dip in the pool with the owners permission (supervised of course). Your dogs will NEVER BE UNSUPERVISED while they are outside playing.
Be assured that I will provide your doggy or any other animal you might have with the best service guaranteed or you get a full refund. I can't wait to meet them!
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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

Velissa M.

37 Reviews
13 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 22, 2017


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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Velissa's Home
$30 /night
  • Watches up to 5+ dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 1 - 2 hours/day
  • 5+ potty breaks/day
  • 3+ walks/day
  • Pets will sleep in their own beds
Daycare At Velissa's Home
$25 /day
  • Watches up to 5+ dogs/day
Dog Walking
$20 /half-hour
$24 /hour
  • Willing to travel 25 miles
$20 /visit
  • Willing to travel 20 miles
$25 /bath
$20 each way
  • Willing to travel 20 miles
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37 Reviews
This is the first time I've used Dog Vacay and Velissa made it a wonderful experience. Velissa was friendly, personable, and reassuring and I felt very comfortable with her. She sent me pictures and a couple of videos which was really nice to receive. I will definitely be using her services again!
Velissa was very nice, friendly and flexible with the drop off and pick up time. She sent me photos and videos daily of my dog Jasmine having a wonderful time. Would definitely recommend her to anyone.
Velissa was awesome!! I felt really comfortable leaving my dog for the weekend with her. She sent me a bunch of pictures and videos and would always reply my messages right away. Thank you!!!
A+ service, she was attentive always sending pics of my dog smiling, I would definitely choose her again.
Velissa was very friendly and professional. She was able to book my dogs the night before for a one night stay.. She greeted the dogs like if they were her own and I felt very comfortable leaving the dogs at her house. When I picked up my dogs they seem very happy and excited and look like they had a great stay. I will definitely recommend contacting Velissa to anyone that needs a pet sitter.
Velissa is awesome with Mason and Bailey!! I have used her services 2 times now and have had an amazing experience each time. Both of my dogs LOVE her backyard and swimming all day long! She really cares about them and sends lots of pics and updates daily. I highly recommend Velissa and will definitely be booking her again the next time I go out of town!
Velissa M is the absolute best!!! Our "Dickens" seems to be very much at home there...very comforting for us to see him pulling while on leash to get to her each grateful to have her :-)
3 day weekend with Velissa and Oliver(puppy) came back safe and sound .. will definitely use her services again!
I am so happy with the dog siting experience. Velissa sent us lots of pictures of our dog. I recommend her and will defenetly board my dog with her again.
My dog was happy to be there with Velissa! She took good care of him and sent me pictures along the way. I do recommend her to take care of your dog.
La primera ves que dejó a Emma en cuidado de otra persona y la verdad es que me encanto son súper profesionales y Emma le encanto
Velissa took care of our 14 yr old chihuahua and our 4 yr yorkie. I couldn't be happier with her the way she took care of our fur babies and I would highly recommend her because she loves pets.
Velissa is perfect! Dickens was so comfortable when we took him to her house for return visit. She's exactly who you're looking for when when you have to leave your furry family member behind ;-)
Velissa is a sweet young lady. Definitely a dog lover. She was very accommodating. We set up a meet and greet, she answered all my questions and addressed my concerns.
I left my beagle in her care for a week. Velissa would update me and send pictures daily.
I will definitely leave my dog in her care again:)
Velissa was extremely flexible with our schedule. She was also very responsive and understanding with our requests. We will be second customers without a doubt.
great experience!!! Valessa is amazing. Very caring and patient. My yorkie is blind and she was so attentive and caring to him. Never lacked a smile on her face. Yorkie was happy and I got pics to keep me at ease. Would definitely use her again....
This was our first time leaving Sadie with a sitter, and Velissa was a great choice. She has an obvious love for animals, and Sadie had a great time playing in the pool and yard. Velissa made sure to send us pics every day and communicated with us throughout our time away on vacation. I would highly recommend her and would definitely rebook with her the next time we travel. Thank you, Velissa!
What a great experience! Velissa was a great host. Oreo was happy and the daily photos were nice. Highly recommend Velissa. She has a way with animals.
Velissa was wonderful with my boy Chance. He was ansie when I dropped him off but when I picked him up he was happy and excited. She took daily pictures to keep me up to date, that was awesome. I will be using her again. Thank you Velissa.
Velissa was great. It was my first time boarding my puppy and it was very reassuring having daily pictures sent of him running around and having a great time. He was obviously very well taken care of and I would be happy to use Velissa again.
Left Abby with Velissa for a second night. Excellent communication and lot's of pictures. I was so comfortable I left her an additional night. There is a large yard and even a swimming pool. Abby had plenty of room to run around. Thank you very much
First time leaving Abby with Velissa and I will be a repeat customer. Excellent communication and lot's of pictures. I was so comfortable I left her an additional night. There is a large yard and even a swimming pool. Abby had plenty of room to run around. Thank you very much.
Coco had a great stay. She was well cared for and Velissa sent pictures and videos daily during our vacation. She was a total sweetheart and a pleasure to deal with. We would use her services again in the future.
Velissa was super responsive, very sweet and communicative. She sent pictures of our dog throughout the weekend and was very accommodating with the pick up and drop off. I highly recommend her.
Velissa was very friendly and great with my dogs. They were happy when I picked them up and I could tell they had been well cared for.
It was my first time boarding my rescue, Hunter, so I was cautious about leaving him. But as soon as he (& I!) met Velissa, my worries were gone ... She's wonderful! I would definitely want Velissa to take care of Hunter again.
Stella had a great time with Velissa. She truly likes dogs and took great care of her. I will definitely leave Stella with her again.
Velissa is awesome! She took our VERY energetic black lab last minute for a long weekend. We could tell right away that she loves animals and her place is spacious. She sent us updates everyday and was always timely with her responses for booking, dropping off, and picking up. Will definitely book with her again. =)
Just one word Velissa is AMAZING! I was having a hard time trying to find someone to take care of my extremely hyper year old lab during the day while I'm at work. She welcomed Prince with open arms, literally. She always keeps me updated on him and sends me a bunch of pictures and videos and he always looks so happy and having the time of his life. Whether is swimming in the pool or playing with the other dogs. I could not be any happier with her and how she treats Prince.
Velissa did a fantastic job of taking care of Charlie. She kept us updated and sent us pictures regularly. We would definitely use her again. Thank you Velissa!
Betty T Velissa was great and you can tell she loves dogs. She sent us daily photos and videos of our Normy. House was clean and spacious. We will definitely use Velissa again. Thank you Velissa
I'm super satisfied with how Velissa treated my boy Shadow... regular updates and prompt replies were extremely helpful as they gave me peace of mind. I wanted Shadow to have dog friends and socialize and he got to do it under Velissa's care... I'm very happy about it. I got him back clean and in good health and last but not the least, Velissa herself is such a good person and pet parent :-) I definitely would have her take care of my boy again :-)
BEST HOST EVER!!!! We are so fortunate to have found Velissa, she really is the definition of the perfect host! She constantly updated me with pictures and videos and answered every question I had, and quickly too! My Roxy came home exhausted which meant she really did play with her a lot. I highly recommend Velissa, she will put your mind at ease like she did with me. Thank you so much!!
Velissa is the perfect host!!
Very professional in her communication / responses & at the same time so personable
it was like leaving our Dickens with family :-)
She kept us up with his activities by sending
great pics!
It was so nice not to have any worries...we enjoyed
a great vacation with family
This was our first experience with anything like this
and so grateful for Velissa...looking forward to next
time already!
HIGHLY RECOMMEND VELISSA!!! We had a meet and greet with Velissa, before leaving our dog Luna, for a long weekend. We had never left Luna with a "stranger" or ever even used a sitter service before this experience.

I'm so glad that we found this site and more importantly that we found Velissa. Our dog LOVES her!!

Velissa was not only amazing with our dog, but she was also very patient with us! She answered all of our questions and even asked us some of her own, to get a feel for us and our dog's personality and needs. Every day, she'd send us pics and updates which helped put us at ease. We definitely found our sitter! All around, I would recommend her to anyone that I know. She's 5 STARS!!!
We are so lucky to have found Velissa. Not only is she close to our home, but she is skilled in working with doggies. Our super energetic beagle was well taken care of at her home. She updated me regularly and sent pictures and videos. It was great knowing that Bandit was well taken care of while we were away!
Velissa was awesome with my puppy! It was a last minute notice but she communicated well with me and was ready for action, and the price is very reasonable! I will definitely leave my dog in her care in the future. Thank you!!
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