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Melonie J.

61 Reviews
40 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • 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
List of Pets OK for House Sitting
Dogs, Cats, Fish, Rabbits, gerbils, hamsters, or pet rodents

Melonie's Resident Pets

Lhasa Apso
11 yr 0 mo old
Lhasa Apso
7 yr 11 mo old
Shih Tzu
3 yr 3 mo old

Melonie's House

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

About Melonie

25 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
Professional care for dogs, cats, and pocket pets while you're away. Dog walking, in-home pet care, house sitter. Experienced with senior & special needs pets. Member of Pet Sitters International. Services include:
- In-home pet care while you're away for dogs, cats, pocket pets, and fish.
- Medication administration.
- Daily dog walking.
- Pet transport to vet, groomer, etc.
- Pooper scooper service.
- Overnight pet sitting.
- Errand service.
- House sitting.
- Alternating curtains/lights, mail/newspaper retrieval, watering indoor plants, putting out trash, etc.
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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

Melonie J.

61 Reviews
40 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 2 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:


  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated January 16, 2017


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Course 101 Graduate
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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Melonie's Home
$25 /night
  • Watches up to 5+ dogs/night
  • Dogs will never be left unattended
  • 5+ potty breaks/day
  • 3+ walks/day
  • Pets can sleep on my bed
House Sitting Overnight At Your Home
$50 /night
  • Dogs will never be left unattended
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
Daycare At Melonie's Home
$25 /day
  • Watches up to 5+ dogs/day
Dog Walking
$16 /half-hour
$30 /hour
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
Home Visits
$16 /visit
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
$25 /bath
$10 each way
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
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61 Reviews
Aurora had an amazing time! We will be using their services again!!!
Melonie is a very prepared and thorough pet sitter. She took the extra time to learn about my special needs, my pet's medication requirements and how to handle any emergencies that may arise.

I felt very comfortable leaving Jake with her and would do it again when we need her services again.
Bella was well taken care of. We will board Bella with Melonie again if the need arises. We enjoyed the pictures that were sent of Bella.
We were so HAPPY with Melonie!! We absolutely loved the selfies of our puppy that she sent everyday!!! We will definitely use her for our sitter again. We would highly recommend her to anyone!!
Very happy with Dog Vacay. It worked out great for us.
Melonie took good care of our Buddy. I was nervous for him because he was so shy but Melonie kept in contact with me letting me know he was doing okay. He was well when I picked him up. A great stay!
Jefferson had a great time!
For the first time I can remember, our two pugs didn't seem overjoyed to see us when we came to pick them up. Seems they wanted to stay with Melonie and the rest of the pack. When we got home, they crashed. Guess they had a great time!!!
Coco had a good time. Loved being with other doggies. We loved the pictures Melonie tx to us ,seeing coco having fun. He was comfortable .
Melonie was awesome and my babies loved spending time with her, Jason and all their new furry friends!! We really enjoyed the photos and text messaging, it eased our minds even more. I can tell they miss all the companionship and I know they had a great time. Thank you, thank you for taking such great care of my babies and for allowing us to travel with a peace of mind.....we will be back!!!!
Melonie was a God send. I had to find a boarder that I felt comfortable with at short notice and found her via DogVacay. My dog actually seems a like disappointed that I am back lol. He was well taken care of and had a great time.
Sammy loves staying at Melonies. We wouldn't take our dog anywhere else.
Melonie took amazing care of my little pup! I will definitely use her again! I think my Leia didn't even want to leave when I picked her up!! She did an amazing job and I was so thankful to have found her. I would recommend Melonie to anyone.
Melonie and her husband were amazing! You can really tell from speaking with them that they truly care about the animals that they watch. They made dropping our dog off and picking him up quick and easy and he seems to have enjoyed his stay!
Melonie has been so wonderful to my 2 dogs and myself. I had literally just moved to Ohio with my dogs and didn't know anyone. She really helped make a stressful time less hectic. We will definitely be using her services again in the future. Easy to talk to and has lots of knowledge about dogs and other animals. I highly recommend her if you are in need of someone to care for your fur babies.
They did a great job. My little doggy was happy and doing well when I picked her up.
Melonie was organized with communication, flexible and easy to contact during the week we were gone. She obviously loves dogs, and caring for them is clearly her passion! My dog tends to be a little shy and nervous, and slow to acclimate. She did great during our meet and greet, and stayed willingly when we left (which is no always the case when leaving her somewhere new)! I would absolutely take Macey there again. The experience from beginning to end was great. Thanks Whiskers and Woofs!
Thanks to Melonie, our dog had a great vacay while we were away. He was relaxed and happy when we picked him up and I REALLY appreciated Melonie's communication and timeliness. Whenever I would text to check on Dobby, she would respond within 30 minutes with a picture and some information about how he was doing. We had a great experience and we'll definitely use Melonie again.
Very pleasant experience. Spankey was well taken care of and we had no worries. Melonie and her husband are true dog lovers and care of your pet just as their own. Would highly recommend.
Melonie and her husband did a great job caring for my dog. I have never boarded her before and I was really nervous about the idea of leaving her in a cage (at a boarding facility) for a week. I was really happy that I was able to find someone that would take good care of my dog and not leave her locked up all day. Melonie also sent me pictures of my dog while I was gone so I could see how she was doing.
We were so thrilled with Teddy's stay at Melonie's for our weeks vacation in Tennessee. Teddy has many health problems and Melonie was very happy to take care of them. We came home to a very happy and healthy Teddy! Melonie also sent us text updates with pictures, and didn't hesitate to get back with me when I was feeling anxious about being so far away from Teddy. Thank you so much, Melonie!
We were very pleased with Melonie and her services. My dog Lucy enjoyed her stay and seems to miss seeing her other doggie friends at Melonie's house.

Melonie also came to our home to care for my senior cat who requires two types of medication. We were very happy our cat Darby could stay in the comfort of our home, while still be taken care of.

Thanks so much to Melonie and her husband!
Melonie is a true professional. She clearly loves animals and my dogs already adore her. Very trustworthy and knowledgeable. Highly recommended.
Tinkerbell couldn't have been more content with anyone else! She just had her first 4-night stay with Melonie and as Melonie put it- Tink did not need an adjustment time- she must have immediately felt at home there! She is usually exhausted when we pick her up but was full of energy when we got her home from Melonie's house. A sign to us that she was not as stressed as she usually is when we have to leave her. She even received a nice brushing from Melonie the day we picked Her up. We will be contacting you soon to reserve Tink's next "vacay!"
Excellent experience - nice people - large back yard - they make center their dog guests are well cared for and get plenty of exercise. Fairly easy to get to from either interstate
Our Sammy was an 12 month old puppy when he went to stay with melonie while we were on a 2 week vacation. We were more than happy with his care while staying with Melonie. He had an awesome time! No other place I would take him. We will be a repeat customer.
Myles did great and seemed to enjoy his stay with Melonie. If I have need of a dog sitter again, Melonie will be my go to person. Myles got to be around other well-behaved dogs in a smoke-free, cat-free home where he spent no time in his cage. I appreciate all these facts about Melonie. He was fed and watered properly, and Melonie even had to give him a probiotic twice a day. Great help.
Already have her booked for our next trip.
Our dog stayed several days and received great care. She got along with the other dogs at the house and was in a great disposition when we picked her up! Would definitely use this host again.
Melonie was great. She kept us informed throughout our trip with pictures and we definitely felt our dog, Lou was in good hands!
Our boys are seniors and need a lot of care. Melonie was very careful to learn about their needs. While gone, we received photos and updates from Melonie which reassured us! Came home to happy pups!
Ms Melon in was very professional and did a very good job looking after my cat Angelo while I was away.
First time I have used DogVacay and it went very well - I dropped Ian off and got him settled and went on to the conference that brought me to Dayton -- Melonie even sent me a photo of Ian out on a walk - picked him up in evening and dropped him off the next day - really good service - I recommend both DogVacay and Whiskers & Woof - when I am back in Dayton I will certainly see if they are available
Great experience!!! Melanie was extremely helpful and ask all the right questions. She put me at ease and made her service an easy choice. I definitely will book with her again and would recommend her service to others.
Great work with my puppies :) would definitely recommend her services to anyone!
Melonie was great! One of our dogs is anxious about other dogs, so we had Melonie come to the house several times each day to visit rather than leaving them at a kennel. She fed them twice a day and "tucked them in at night". We received updates and photos throughout the weekend. All of the pets did really well in Melonie's care.
Melonie was fantastic and Toby had a great time as evidenced by how much he slept when he got home. We are confident he received love and attention in Melonie's care.
Both of our dogs are rescues and need extra love. Melonie treated our dogs as if they were her own. We were so happy and have already booked our next stay.
Melonie and Jason are such great dog care givers! Pepper, who is an anxious dog, ran right in to their home right to a little dog bed. She enjoyed playing in the back yard and going for walks with Melonie and Jason. I highly recommend Melonie and Jason for a wonderful home away from home for your dog.
Luka was treated like a member of the furry family. I really appreciated the updates on how he was adjusting to his vacay. Knowing that he was being well cared for was a huge relief. Melonie is professional and her fondness for dogs shines
This is the second time Jasper has stayed with Melonie, and we will go back.It is obviously a pet lovers home, and the guest pets appear to get the same attention and affection as their own pets. A great yard to run around in and frisk about. The drop off and pick up times are very flexible. A very good experience for the pet owner and the pet .Jasper returned home very relaxed.
Melonie was a wonderful host and took great care of our dog, Lila! She was very flexible with our busy schedules and made sure Lila felt very comfortable in their home. I would definitely recommend her pet sitting services :)
Melonie J, did an excellent job of caring for our Yorkie Razmataz. He was one of the family there and got plenty of attention and love. I highly recommend her to anyone looking for a pet sitter.
Gracie had another great visit with her second family. Melanie always takes great care of our little Gracie. We have had a busy travel summer and Gracie has been with melon at least 6 or 7 times. Would not want her to go anywhere else.
Melonie and her husband have become a second family for Gracie. We have been traveling a lot so she gets some quality time with Melonie and her sweet dogs. We are so appreciative of her attention to our aging doggie.
We had Melonie watch our dog twice in a short
period of time. She is excellent with the care
given and very organized with schedules,
pick-ups, and drop-offs. Our dog always had
fun interacting with Melonie and or the other dogs
staying with her.Not to mention the humorous
texts with picture updates to warm your heart!
It is so nice to know your pet is being well
taken care of when you are gone!
Lori S.
Pawsome as always - Both Coco and Toby well cared for as well as spoiled rotten - just like at home :-)
Melonie is great. Our little Gracie is an older Shitzu and just fit in so well with her little older dogs. Melonie and her husband are true dog lovers and Gracie had a great stay. We will be bring Gracie back in a week when we hit the road again!
We have 3 dogs. One dog is deaf and has a seizure disorder and one dog is diabetic and requires regular insulin injections. It's hard for my husband and I to leave town and feel comfortable leaving anyone with our pups-but Melonie did a great job and made it a lot easier for us to leave and know that our girls were safe and taken care of.
Both Toby and my younger dog Coco had a great day of daycare. Coco was completely at ease right away and Toby seemed to know he was back among friends!!!
I have a senior dog with very little sight and is diabetic. He is also is quite clear about where he will sleep, etc. :-) Melonie was awesome. He refused to sleep in bed with them and the other dogs (for whatever reason) so she brought him out to the living room. He immediately went to sleep in the recliner. She slept on the couch so he wouldnt be alone. That's pretty awesome.
Thank You for taking such good care of Hattie!!!
I have left my two little guys with Melonie before and they had a great time. She took care of them like they were her own. I feel at ease leaving my fur babies with her.
Carina Loved staying at Melonie & Jason's.
By the looks of her when I returned...jumping and barking, she had the time of her life. Their backyard
is great and plenty of room for my Boxer to run.
They were very flexible to my schedule for dropping
off and picking her up.
Definitely will use her again!!
Sylvia/ Centerville
Our stay was great! Melonie's pups were very friendly and laid back, my dog had absolutely no issues with them. More than that, my pup was so tired out after we picked him up that he slept for the rest of the day.
This was my first time leaving my little guys with someone who is not family. Melonie was great and very friendly. My little boys were tired when I picked them up from having such a great time. I will being using Melonie in the future.
Our Doxie is very well taken care of while staying with Melonie
This was my first experience with DogVacay. With only having Bentley a couple of months, it was not easy to leave him. Melonie was terrific with Bentley, he is only 5 months old and she put me at ease with a photo of him on his first night and daily texts. We plan on using Melonie in September also. She is a true pet lover,she has 3 dogs and Bentley did just fine with them. Thanks Melonie, Gina and Bentley.
Benny loves it there!
Melonie did a great job with our dog. She was easy to communicate with, and took good care of our skittish older dog. Will definitely use her again!
Benny enjoyed his visit and hanging out with your three dogs. It was nice when I dropped him off to see him smiile. That tells me he likes it there. Thanks for taking good care of him, we appreciate it.
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