Your Dog Will Feel At Home Here!!!

View All
29
Photos

Melinda K.

15 Reviews
9 Repeat Guests
$25/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 7 days notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 4 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
No Puppies
Must Be Spayed or Neutered
Must Be Vaccinated

Melinda's Resident Pets

Tia
Chihuahua
Female
13 yr 2 mo old
Tim
Labrador Retriever
Male
3 yr 7 mo old

Melinda's House

View Neighborhood Map
Medium Yard
100% fenced
Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside

About Melinda

2 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
As a true dog lover with keen sense of dog needs, I am positive that I can make dogs to feel comfortable. Some such skills that I am proficient in include walking dogs, feeding, cleaning cages and other activities. I have PAWS (Professional Animal Workers) certificate. Dogs will love me because I can provide adventures; exercise; companionship; use my knowledge; outdoorsy-ism and unconditional love like HOME. I have good backyard with fence and playing area inside house.

NOTES: Holiday Rates will be an additional $5 to regular rate - New Year, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day. I will send you "custom quotes" on individual basis to accommodate for holiday price.

Outdoor activities
I love to go for walk and take dogs with me. We have park nearby. If your dog requires to go for walk then I am more than happy to walk your dog 1-3 times in a day.

Indoor activities
While indoor, I have different kinds of dog toys that they will enjoy playing and I do play with them.

Backyard activities
I have about 4,000 square foot backyard with 6ft fence. It's mostly flat with slope on one side. I have doggie pool so they can have fun swimming or playing in the water. I play with dog in the backyards with tennis balls or other toys.

Your dog will be left in crate when I am not home to watch for up to 4 hours. I have crate for your dog. If you want me to use Kong, bring it and I will leave it with them in crate. If you have specific request regarding the use of crate, let me know.

I frequently take picture and send to you to enjoy. If you want video, please ask for it.

I have two dogs. Tia is mixed Chihuahua and Mini Pinscher. Tim is a pure breed Lab. Tim was recently adopted Jan 2016 from Lab Rescue organization. I have learned from Tim that he doesn’t like high energy dog or very playful dog who likes to play with other dogs. He doesn’t like to be bothered by other dog. If your dog loves to play with toys or people, that is great! If your dogs love to play with other dog, please seek other sitter.

Meet and greet are required before accepting any reservation so owners, sitter, and all pets may get acquainted. If you don’t set up date/time for meet and greet within 24 hrs after I request for your date/time for meet and greet then I will accept other people. It is first come and first serve basis. Please communicate with me via Dogvacay account prior to book. Do not give me your personal contact information only until after it is booked, please. It’s easier when I have an access to all information in my Dogvacay account.

Is your dog house trained? Does your dog have separation anxiety? What health issue does your dog have so that I am aware of.

For the safety and well being of other dog(s), recommend that your dog is up to date on shots (DHLPP & Rabies) and flea/tick medications.
Read More about Melinda...
Contact Melinda
Can administer oral medicine
CPR / First-Aid certified

Melinda K.

15 Reviews
9 Repeat Guests
$25/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 7 days notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 4 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated November 20, 2016

Credentials

Course 101 Graduate
By completing courses at DogVacay University, hosts learn about best practices to help them provide the highest quality care for your dog.
Course 102 Graduate
By completing courses at DogVacay University, hosts learn about best practices to help them provide the highest quality care for your dog.
Pay through DogVacay for:
Premium Pet Insurance, 24/7 Customer Support and Daily Photo Updates!

Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Melinda's Home
$25 /night
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 2 - 4 hours/day
  • 3-4 potty breaks/day
  • 0 walk/day
  • Pets will sleep in a crate
Home Visits
$20 /visit
  • Willing to travel 5 miles
15 Reviews
Great experience !!! Melinda sent me several photos throughout the weekend so I could see my pooch enjoying himself. This was so comforting and I really appreciated that !!
Our lab mix, Sunny, really seems to enjoy going to Melinda's. She has a big yard, and we got lots of pictures of her having fun.
Melinda was great! We were starting to wonder if Benny was going to want to come home!
Melinda was by far the best sitter for Lou that I've ever had. We met at a park beforehand, when all of Lou's quirks and schedule were recorded. Her grassy backyard has been recently fenced in with a brand new 6+ foot wood fence, so I didn't have to worry about my escape artist. During my trip, she sent a constant (and welcomed) flow of pictures, videos, and notes which I really appreciated. She was great enough to allow me to extend my reservation, and since I didn't anticipate needing to leaving her food, she ordered some online for me! I've never been so impressed and thankful. Melinda rocks!
Read More...
We loved having Melinda take care of our dog Cleo. She was great with communicating with us and she accommodated Cleo in every way necessary for her to have a comfortable stay so that we could be worry free while on vacation.
I'm so glad we found someone we can trust and we will definitely use her again!
Read More...
Melinda is our go-to dogsitter for our greyhound. Gracie especially loved the fenced-in backyard and we always appreciate the regular updates throughout the stay.
This was my dog's first overnight stay and Melinda made it awesome for both me and him. She made the special accommodations and texted me updates/pictures throughout the days. Melinda is my #1 dog sitter.
Melinda was sooooooo accommodating to our dog!! She gave us pictures through out the stay on how Bo was doing. And texts back in a very fast manner. Deff would recommend for anyone! And will book again in the future. THANKS AGAIN!!!!!!!
This stay was the second one for our Gracie girl and was once again a wonderful experience. We appreciated the communication throughout the weekend and were greeted by a very happy dog when we picked her up. We are very thankful to have Melinda as a reliable dogsitting option.
Read More...
What a wonderful experience! Melinda was very accommodating and provided ample communication in the form of pictures and text updates throughout the weekend. Gracie was well cared for and was happy and relaxed when we picked her up. There really is nothing that we would change about Gracie's stay with Melinda and will certainly be repeat customers in the future.
Read More...
We were very happy with Melinda's care of our dog. She sent daily updates with pictures. We would use Melinda's services again.
As always Melinda did a great job with Rusty. She made sure that he was well taken care of especially with his age. Melinda updated us with pictures and comments about Rusty's day a couple times daily. We are very pleased with Melinda's care of Rusty and give her a high recommendation to others looking for a very caring pet sitter at very reasonable rate. Thanks Melinda!
Read More...
Stitch enjoyed staying with Melinda. I appreciated the almost daily updates, including photos, by text. Stitch stayed twice, the second time she just ran into Melinda's house without any hesitation. Her chi is sweet and gets along well with our dog. I would not hesitate to recommend her.
Read More...
Melinda was awesome with Rusty. As a older dog he needs a little bit more attention than a younger dog and Melinda made sure he was given alot of extra attention. Melinda provided us pictures and numerous updates daily to make sure we knew Rusty was ok. And since we were out of the country and had no USA cell provider, Melinda even went the extra mile by downloading a wi-fi APP (Viber) so she could be in communication with us daily. I highly recommend Melinda for care of your pet. Its very evident she is a animal lover and will take excellent care of your pet.
Read More...
Awesome care for our dog. Bernard had a great time.
Read All 15 Reviews