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Melissa A.

26 Reviews
4 Repeat Guests
Free Cancellation within 24 hours
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 2 hours
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Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
All Ages OK
Must Be Vaccinated

Melissa's House

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Children at home (5-12 years old, 13-18 years old)
Large Yard
100% fenced & locked
Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside
Great for senior pets

About Melissa

18 Years Experience Caring For Dogs

I have worked as a veterinary technician, kennel/grooming assist, & pet sitter for over 18 years so needless to say I have the experience. You can rest easy knowing they'll be in great hands with me. PLEASE MAKE SURE TO ASK FAMILY MEMBERS & FRIENDS TO WATCH YOUR PET FIRST BEFORE CONTACTING ME!
While on your vacation i send updates as well as pictures so you are aware of how your pet is doing. I walk the dogs several times a day, so they'll get plenty of exercise & potty breaks or they are free to roam our big fenced in yard if they'd prefer that. I am a stay at home mom so your dog (s) won't be left alone for long periods. I can either come to your home to care for your pet or they are more than welcome to stay in our home (which is what I'd prefer). I ALSO WATCH CATS. We do not have any pets of our own (our little poodle passed away). I NEVER take aggressive dogs or dogs that don't get along well with others. I have lots of great references of dog owners whose dogs I've watched frequently / recently. All I ask is that your pet is friendly with children (as I have a 5 yr old & 14 yr old) & that they are free of fleas. I do not use any kinds of crates/cages (unless you'd prefer me to). They can pretty much sleep with us in bed & cuddle on the couch. I do go lower on price if you have more than one dog. Please let me know how I can be of service to you. I would very much like meeting with you & answering any questions that you may have. Hope to talk to you soon!
I've included some pictures of the dogs (and cats) that I've watched.
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Can administer oral medicine
Can administer injected medicine
CPR / First-Aid certified
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Separation anxiety
  • Leash Pulling
  • Not yet house-trained
  • Advanced senior issues

Melissa A.

26 Reviews
4 Repeat Guests
Free Cancellation within 24 hours
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 2 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:


  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated January 23, 2017


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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Melissa's Home
$25 /night
  • Watches up to 4 dogs/night
  • Dogs will never be left unattended
  • Dogs will have full access outside for potty breaks
  • 3+ walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
Daycare At Melissa's Home
$15 /day
  • Watches up to 4 dogs/day
$15 /bath
$5 each way
  • Willing to travel 8 miles
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26 Reviews
Melissa was an awesome dog watcher! We were gone for four nights and she made me and my wife very comfortable leaving our dogs at her house. We met up with her a few days before to make sure our dogs were comfortable and they loved it there. Dogs are allowed on furniture, they were cuddled with, and loved.

Normally when I see my dog after a long day, he'll howl out at me and just want to be loved. After picking them up at Melissa's house, it was like I was there the whole time.

I highly recommend Melissa to watch your dogs!
Melissa is a great dog sitter,had to get her at last minute when we went on a cruise and our other sitter couldnt. She took very good care of my picky,spoiled Peanut. I WILL definately be using her again. thanks again Melissa
Great experience. I was always kept aware of what was happening. It kept me at ease!
Bixby had a good time and Melissa and family took really good care of him.
Melissa was awesome ! Cheyenne was happy when she came back home. Will keep bringing her to stay a few nights with Melissa. I recommend Melissa to take care of your "baby"
Melissa was awesome. She kept updating us on our dog while we were out of the country on vacation. It really made our holiday stress free. We will be using her again.
Melissa went above and beyond when she took care of our dog Ginger for a week. Ginger is a Senior dog and is diabetic. Melissa was able to give Ginger her insulin. And made sure to keep in touch with me every day about how she was doing and sent me pics of her to show me how happy she was while we were on vacation. We will be looking forward to having Melissa care for Ginger again in the future and would definitely recommend anyone to use her.
Melissa was a great host and kept us informed of our 3 dogs activities day and night along with pictures of the dogs playing and having fun. We will DEFINITELY use Melissa again. She was very friendly and her rates are very reasonable. Thank you Melissa.
Melissa was awesome ! (like you say Pawsome!)
She was extremely gracious. When she found out that I was having issues with the car - and since we live pretty close - she made the offer to pick up Cheyenne on her way back home. She also dropped off Cheyenne on the following day. The generosity and understanding Melissa show was priceless.
Melissa kept me up to date with Cheyenne's reactions on her first Vacay with Melissa, she also sent a picture of Cheyenne comfortable laying down.
She also brushed Cheyenne long coat before bring her back home (Cheyenne had played on the ground on the back yard).
Melissa show to me that I can trust her to take care of my precious "girl".
I believe that Cheyenne need another night stay to feel more comfortable with the different surrounds.
That's why I'm scheduling another night Vacay with Melissa before I have to leave to a trip in June.
I highly recommend Melissa to take care of your 4 legs baby.
Melissa was great and I will use her again. Macy is a picky dog and Melissa handled her perfectly. Macy was very comfortable with Melissa. Thank you very much Melissa.
Melissa did great while I was out on travel. My dog was happy and safe and that's what was important to me. Thanks Melissa!
This was the 2nd 10 day stay for Molly and Reilly this Autumn. They both were well taken care of by Melissa, so we are most pleased.
I was visiting my brother but his condo does not allow dogs. I wanted to take my dog on a boating trip with us so I dropped her off on Friday evening, picked her up Saturday morning, dropped her off again Saturday evening and picked her up again on Sunday morning. Melissa was very accommodating to my schedule. The dog was nervous about staying with someone she didn't know but Melissa was very good with her. I will definitely leave my dog with Melissa again when I visit the area.
Our two golden retrievers just recently spent 10 days with Melissa. That is the longest time we have left our pups with anyone, plus we were out of the country. Their time with Melissa couldn't have gone better and yes, these two can be a handful. We will definitely book future stays with Melissa.
Melissa was awesome. Treated my dog like one of her own. Kept me updated and I felt very comfortable leaving my dog with her and will do so in the future.
Melissa rocks! She's simply the best! My little guy was a little apprehensive at first and I watched as she slowly got him to come out and make him feel comfortable until he was sitting right next to her on the couch. She sent me pics and updates while I was away which made me feel really at ease. I'm planning another vacation later this year and I wouldn't leave him with anyone else. I'm glad I found her through dogvacay and I'd recommend her 150%. Thank you again Melissa ! See you in November !
While my pup's stay was only one evening, Melissa was very easy to work with and took great care of my pup. He often does not eat dinner the first night somewhere new, so he must have been comfortable because he ate dinner just fine with Melissa. Her daughter was so sweet and gentle with my big dog, giving him a treat and a big hug when I picked him up.
I live in Delaware& used dog sitters for Bodhi .in iClearwater fl I was very apprehensive leaving Bodhi .He has separation anxiety.Finally I decided to meet Mellisa A .She took care of Bodhi like her own giving him the attention he needed.She updated me with his pics and activities.which kept me from worring about him.She is very caring& loving person.Next time when I am in Clearwater I definitely send My baby Bodhi to Mellisa.She is great in taking care of her pets
Thanx Darshana
Romeo loved his stay. We met Melissa before hand and felt comfortable right away. She watched Romeo for over 2 weeks and sent updates every other day, including pictures. We will definitely send Romeo back next time we are out of town.
Melissa was a wonderful host for Jayden. Her special care was most appreciated. My week away was worry free and Jayden came home happy and tired! I will recommend Melissa to friends and family with confidence.
Melissa was an excellent host; I would highly recommend her to other looking for a dog-sitter. Melissa took in my 10-month-old pup, Navi, during the Thanksgiving holiday and gave her an abundance of attention during that time. Melissa makes it a point to be at home when she's dog-sitting, so you can rest assured that your little one will get loads of attention. She also takes her dogs on an average of five walks a day, and is very good about sending updates and pictures during your dog's stay. Thanks again, Melissa!
Melissa did a great job. Looking forward to using her services on my next trip out of town.
Melissa was simply amazing with my lil boy, Eightball. He took to her during the meet n greet and I was sold on how well he interacted with her. You can tell that she cares about what she does. She texted me pics and let me know how he was doing while I was away. I will definitely use her again for my next vacation or whenever I need to be out of town. I'd recommend her to anyone.

Thanks Melissa !
Our dog Chase had a pleasant time with Melissa and her family. We especially appreciated her son, who allowed Chase to sleep on his bed. Melissa sent us daily text updates, which was great. We would've loved a few photos, though, and will be sure to ask for them in the future.
Melissa was available to watch my dog at the last minute. She took good care of my pup and texted me updates and pictures while we were gone.
Melissa is such a sweet kind thoughtful person who loves animals. She sent me emails and pictures while we were out of town to let me know how our dog was doing. She made sure that Bella (our dog) felt right at home which is what we wanted. I will definitely use her again when we go out of town.
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