VET TECH/PET SITTER W/ 18 YRS EXP.

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Melissa A.

30 Reviews
4 Repeat Guests
$25/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 51 mins
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

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
Pets allowed on furniture
Great for senior pets
Air-conditioned inside
Smoke-free home

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!
SERIOUS INQUIRIES ONLY!
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.
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). I've been pet sitting since my 5 yr old daughter was born so she's used to different dogs coming and going. She is very good and gentle with them. Also I ask that your pet does not have fleas and that they have flea prevention on them. If a dog does not have flea prevention on them and I take them for a walk it's possible that they may pick up a cpl fleas and I don't want to be held responsible for that.
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. I ALSO WATCH CATS! Sorry, I don't watch puppies who aren't potty trained. 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
CPR / First-Aid certified
Can administer injected medicine
Post-surgical pets
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets that require medicine
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Advanced senior issues
  • Not yet house-trained
  • Separation anxiety
  • Leash Pulling

Melissa A.

30 Reviews
4 Repeat Guests
$25/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 51 mins
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated April 17, 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
Baths
$15 /bath
Pick-Up/Drop-Off
$5 each way
  • Willing to travel 8 miles
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30 Reviews
I booked with Melissa on a last minute basis. I had a urgent work related trip. I left my Shizu Suzy with Melissa and her family over night. When I picked her up she was very happy and seemed like she had a great Vacay. I would highly recommend Melissa.
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Melissa (and her family) were wonderful with Odin. He appeared happy and non-stressed when we checked on him and when I picked him up. I appreciated that she stuck with our feeding/treat regimine and our disciplines with his training. An excellent experience and will be seeing Melissa againwhen we vacation this summer! Highly recommend!
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Melissa and her family are wonderful pup sitters! We had to leave out of state on an emergencies. I had never used this service before and really needed someone in a pinch. Melissa made it very easy and made us feel very comfortable leaving our fur babies with her and her family! I will definitely use her in the future. Thank you!
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