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Melanie G.

19 Reviews
9 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 5 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
All Ages OK
List of Breeds Not Accepted
Pit Bull - Bull Terrier, Labrador Retriever
List of Pets OK for House Sitting
Dogs, Cats, Rabbits, gerbils, hamsters, or pet rodents

Melanie's Resident Pets

10 yr 1 mo old
11 yr 1 mo old

Melanie's House

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Large Yard
100% fenced & locked
Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture
Great for senior pets
Dog door access

About Melanie

4 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
Wag-A-Tail Vacation is all about your furry child! Your paw babies will be barking for another vacation because they get a vacation all of their own.

I welcome every paw friend with lots of love and attention! I am a college student so I have a lot of time to play with them! They have free range of the home and can sleep on my couch, my bed, or any of our 5 luxurious dog beds around the home.

My house has a fully fenced-in large cement back yard. All guests are welcome to come in and out to get some sun or do their business.They have free range of the home to roam around and find their comfy spot for afternoon naps.

There are dog-secure gates at both the front entrance and the side entrance of the home to eliminate any potential risk. The backyard is fully fenced. Water is easily accessible all around the home.

My dogs and I love to play with paw friends. We have lots of toys to play with. Love giving them lots of belly rubs and kisses. And take them on a walks two times a day.

I have been working with dog services for the past 4 years. I have experience in all types of breeds and ages. I am experienced in handling oral and injection medication. I have volunteered my time for a local dog rescue organization for the past 4 years. I have dealt with many temperaments and understand what to do to comfort your paw friend.

Before your visit please flee dip your paw pals to reduce the risk of a flee outbreak.
Bring the food of the paw visitors with any instructions.
Drop off time can be at anytime.
Pick up time is cut off at 7:30PM. If you come after you will have to wait another day to pick up your dogs and pay for an additional night. If you know you will be after, please let me know before hand.
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Can administer oral medicine
Can administer injected medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Separation anxiety
  • Aggressive behavior
  • Advanced senior issues

Melanie G.

19 Reviews
9 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 5 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:


  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated February 15, 2017


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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Melanie's Home
$34 /night
  • Watches up to 1 dog /night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 1 - 2 hours/day
  • Dogs will have full access outside for potty breaks
  • 1 walk/day
  • Pets can sleep on my bed
House Sitting Overnight At Your Home
$48 /night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for more than 4 hours/day
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
Daycare At Melanie's Home
$19 /day
  • Watches up to 1 dog /day
19 Reviews
Melanie is such a sweet lady! She let me book my puppy on a last minute request, a night before our vacation during new years to be exact. Talk about amazing!! She was so nuturing to our puppy and spent all day with him as he was so young and had seperation anxiety. She took such good care of him and treated him like her own puppy.

She sent me regular pics to update me on how he was doing, since this was the first time we were leaving him in the hands of a "stranger" but it was the best decision we made for us and our puppy. He wouldn't have been able to handle the long travel with us anyhow.

She has a lovely family that was very animal friendly and their house that my puppy stayed at was very spcious and welcoming. He has no boundaries ans was allowed to explore and play wherever he wanted.

I definitely will be coming back to her for my future vacations or travels where I can't take my puppy because I know that he'll be in the best hands!
Thanks for watching LeeLee again!
Melanie is very nice and warm. Our dog always came back happy and safe.
Great experience--wonderful communication and updates throughout Otis's stay! Would definitely book with Melanie again!
An excellent experience. Daily pics and videos showed our girl was one of the family. We'll definitely use Melanie again.
Melanie is wonderful! She came recommended by a friend and we couldn't be happier. Our two pups have been over night with her a few times now and they love it. Thanks Melanie!
My dog Archer is like a child to me, so I have to say what a treat it has been to find someone like Melanie. She showers him with attention and affection and sends me pictures and video updates throughout his visits. I know I am leaving Archer in good hands and it's nice to be able to go away and relax knowing that he is being taken care of. Her prices are less than going to a kennel - and I know he is much happier with all the attention he gets!
Penny and Flyer had a great time with Melanie! They got a lot of attention and had some very sweet doggie friends to play with. The fenced backyard was ideal. Melanie also sent a lot of pictures and videos during my trip. Highly recommended!
Melanie was great. She constantly sent me pics and videos. Her whole family was there to great us upon arrival.
Melanie saved us this past week! We had originally organized to have a family member take care of our Charlie, but it fell through at the last minute...Melanie was the first to respond to my desperate request. She was great at sending pictures and video all week which we all loved. She was so incredibly loving to our fur baby and we can't thank her enough.
Melanie was absolutely great! Little Diggy, who is a Puppy (and a handful) came back so happy but calm. I could tell that Melanie must have showered him with attention and care because he seemed completely content and even stayed that way for a couple days. He was just really mellow and happy to have received so much attention. When I was late getting back into town, she was so understanding as well and made life so easy. In addition, the whole trip I was constantly getting adorable pictures and videos of Melanie and Diggy playing and having a great time. It was really an excellent experience and she is really an excellent host to my little guy. If Diggy could talk I believe he would say the same!
Melanie is great! She treats my dog like one of her own. The first time I brought LeeLee over she was pretty scared, but she's stayed with Melanie a few times and now wags her tail when we arrive!
Melanie was AWESOME!!!! We could not have asked for anyone more loving and caring to care for our special pup. We will definitely choose her again. She is friendly and sweet, easy to text and sends pics!! Super great experience would recommend to anyone!
Love, love, love!!!
Melanie was wonderful in taking care of Oliver, she gave him lots of love and attention and sent me pictures and gave me feedback on how he was doing, which I really appreciated. He came back happy and tuckered out, so I know he had a great little vacation! We will certainly use her services again!
Melanie was a great host for pepper, she let him sleep in her bed like he likes to do took him on walks...and had a cute little playmate for him to play with. She also sent me photos of him having fun all thru out the day. I will definetly use her again!
Melanie did a great job! My puppy had a great time and I received photo updates the whole time. I will definitely use her again.
Melanie took care of my two little dogs for the weekend and did a wonderful job! I was impressed how she kept me updated on how they were doing and even sent me a video of her playing ball with them. From the photos she sent it looked like my babies were feeling at home. I will definitely be using her again when I need a sitter. Not to mention her price for each dog was very affordable. Melanie is a very sweet and caring person too! I recommend her for taking care of your babies too!
I have a special needs dog. (An older dog who is mostly blind, half deaf and has cancer & eye issues so medication is needed.) Hence, It is always difficult for me to find someone who I can trust with my dog. Melanie was great from the start and took fantastic care of my pup. She even fosters another dog with similar health issues, so I had confidence she could take care of mine...and she did. I received photo and video updates regularly and was happy to see that my dog was being treated like one of the family. I will defiantly be taking advantage of Melanie's services again!
Melanie was great with our dogs. She sent a lot of pictures (every day) going to the dog park and going on walks. She actually took Bella & Copper for a walk within a couple hours of having them at her house. She came out of her house to greet us when we dropped the dogs off. Melanie is very pleasant, nice, sweet and I will definitely use her again.
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