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Mel T.

35 Reviews
13 Repeat Guests
$30/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Requires Meet-n-Greet to book
  • 3 days notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 6 hrs
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Strict

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, Caged birds, Reptiles

Mel's Resident Pets

Max
Golden Retriever
Male
1 yr 4 mo old
Callie
Golden Retriever
Female
7 yr 4 mo old
Brady
Dachshund
Male
1 yr 3 mo old

Mel's House

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Large Yard
100% fenced
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside
Smoke-free home

About Mel

18 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
I am a Certified Pet Sitters! Licensed and bonded. I am first aid and CPR trained. That means I have taken a course and gone through extensive testing! We can go 'Mouth to Snout' if necessary! We have over 14 years of caring for other people's animals. And ALL types of animals too!

Our repeat parents tell us that as soon as they turn the corner, their 'furbabies' become animated. They eagerly jump out of the car and exhibit no anxiety when Mom/Dad leave. Large back yard with pool that we encourage those who like to swim, to do so. We are out there with them-they are never by themselves. We have a bit under 1/4 acre that is well maintained and dog friendly. WE do not kennel unless you request it. They have the run of the back yard and the first floor-always supervised.

Walking path in the neighborhood that we utilize for daily AM & PM walks and ball playing. On average-we do a mile, based on the dogs ability, two times a day, per dog. We have scheduled play time. All the activity insures that the guests feel happy and safe.
WE ONLY TAKE DOGS THAT HAVE BEEN 'FIXED'. We do take puppies-with a special charge, and we love large dogs!

WE HAVE A HOLIDAY FEE, SPRING BREAK, MEMORIAL DAY, THANKSGIVING, CHRISTMAS EVE, CHRISTMAS DAY, NEW YEARS EVE AND DAY.
And we charge by the day, not the night. The exception is if you pick up your pet before 9AM on the last day of the scheduled sit. For example, If you leave 1-1-ANY YEAR and return 1-7- ANY YEAR we consider that 7 days UNLESS on the 7th, you pick your 'babies' up before 9am on the 7th.

We ONLY consider last minute reservations under these conditions, (1) you must come for a meet-n-greet and, (2)you must bring your buddy for an hour sit-no charge.

I have an Associate who does our home visits, like care of cats and other pets-in your home. She is also background checked and bonded.
Talk to us about a custom quote if you have the need for this special service. As a rule it is $25 per visit, not per day.

My philosophy is, "I strive to replicate what your individual dog is used to in their own home. So, if your little one sleeps with you-they will sleep with me."

So, while you are on vacation-so is your pet! If I were dogs-I would want to be at WAGGSNPURRS!
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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
  • Separation anxiety
  • Leash Pulling

Mel T.

35 Reviews
13 Repeat Guests
$30/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Requires Meet-n-Greet to book
  • 3 days notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 6 hrs
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Strict

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated May 1, 2017

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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Mel's Home
$30 /night
  • Watches up to 4 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for no more than 1 hour/day
  • 5+ potty breaks/day
  • 2 walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
House Sitting Overnight At Your Home
$50 /night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for no more than 1 hour/day
  • Willing to travel 15 miles
Daycare At Mel's Home
$25 /day
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/day
Check-ins
$25 /visit
  • Willing to travel 15 miles
Baths
$10 /bath
Pick-Up/Drop-Off
$20 each way
  • Willing to travel 15 miles
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35 Reviews
Very professional - simply great people. Experienced and truly compassionate about caring for pets. Abby had a blast, made new friends and loves Mel & Jim! She was so tired after her weekend of constant play! Great socialization for Abby and she will be back. I'm highly satisfied and will return. Thanks so much!!!
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I felt totally at ease leaving our dog Luna with Jim & Mel. They answered all of our questions during our meet & greet. Luna had not had much experience with other dogs. We were able to drop her off for 1 hour by herself to see how she would do. This took a lot of my worries away. During our vacation, we received daily texts and pictures letting us know how Luna was doing. My son looked forward to this. For a couple of days after we picked Luna up, she seemed a little sad. I think she missed Jim, Mel, & the other dogs. Leaving your pets to go on vacation is hard to do. It is no longer a worry for me, as I know I have a great place for Luna to have her very own vacation.
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Lucke was happy and exhausted!! Wonderful experience for him! Thank you Mel and Jim for loving my furbaby and taking such wonderful care of him!
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