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Melissa and Ryan S.

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Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
All Ages OK

Melissa and Ryan's Resident Pets

German Shepherd Mix
9 years old
Australian Shepherd
6 years old
Other Pets & Animals: Caged birds or Reptiles

Melissa and Ryan's House

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About Melissa and Ryan

We love our pups, and put them first in every way we can! We are grateful to live around natural splendor where the dogs can run around a big back yard or take a quick car ride to several local forest preserves for a walk or a jog or sometimes rollerblading!
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Melissa and Ryan S.

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43 Reviews
34 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Responds within 10 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:


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  • Last updated November 19, 2016


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Boarding Overnight At Melissa and Ryan's Home
$33 /night
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/night
43 Reviews
Our dog seemed to have a great time there! Made some good friends and able to run around while we were gone! Would recommend seems like a great dog person!
Toshi loves to stay at Melissa and Ryan and it's worth to drive him there even though they live far from our house.I love the fact that they own two dogs and all Toshi wants is to be part of dog's pack.
Thanks Melissa and Ryan for taking care of Wyatt. He had a great time with Dante and voodoo. You guys are the best. Scott laura and Wyatt.
We had to leave Chela, our Bernese, for 17 days because she was unable to travel with us over Winter Break. But she seems to have had a great time with Melissa and Ryan and their dogs, she came back in good spirits and health! Have left her with them before and will for sure leave her with them again! Highly recommended. Thanks guys!
They are truly dog people and my dogs have come home better than when I dropped them off. Thank you.
Melissa and Ryan are AWESOME!!! Nola our yellow lab always has a great time and is excited to see them when we drop her off. They even take pictures and videos and post them so you can see your dog playing with the others. Recommend every time and we will for sure use them again in the future!
Melissa and Ryan are fantastic. Our dog was very well taken care of and they even took her on a day trip to Starved Rock. Communication was great while we were away and included lots of pictures. I highly recommend Melissa and Ryan!
Loki had a wonderful stay with Melissa and Ryan. He really enjoys going there and gets excited when I start packing his crate. Thanks
Loki had a great stay with Ryan and Melissa. They are a great fit for my active Aussie puppy. Thanks!
This was our first experience with our pups and had no worries and dogs seemed to like it! Got great pictures while we were gone. Will definitely contact them next time we take a trip without our furry family members!
Loki had a great stay with Melissa and Ryan. He came home calm and tired. He is an energetic Australian Shepherd puppy and they were both understanding and up for the challenge. I would definitely use them again.
Absolutely no issues! I dropped off Speedy, and then I picked him up. Thanks Ryan (and Melissa)! - Santhana.
Melissa & Ryan took excellent care of our senior Golden Nash. He's slow moving and needs extra TLC; they gave it in abundance. Nash was unsure if he wanted to leave! Thanks for your great care.
Ryan & Voodoo were both great!
Our one year old German Shepherd stayed with Melissa and Ryan for the weekend and she came back in a wonderful mood! Melissa and Ryan were quick to respond to our inquiries and answer our questions. Our pup is currently taking oral meds (of which she is not a fan) but Melissa and Ryan had no problems administering the meds and making sure she was well cared for. We were extremely happy with the service and ease of communication -- we get why they have such great reviews! We recommend this host!!!
Even though I love to travel with my pup, sometimes I just know he'd have a better time running around and playing with other dogs than being stuck in a hotel room. We found Melissa and Ryan and are very happy we did. Marty (our dog) comes home happy, healthy, tired, and that's all I could ever hope for. Melissa and Ryan are very flexible with drop off and pick up time and communicate quickly through email and text message. I even get picture updates every so often when Marty's visiting for a longer trip. We will continue to take Marty for his own vacation whenever we can't take him with us.
I only leave Rocco with Melissa and Ryan because I know he loves it there and is well taken care of. Thanks!
Ryan was an amazing host! He made my dog feel right at home! He was very easy going and was flexible to drop off/pick up times which was very nice! I would definitely bring my dog here again!
once again our 2 dogs had a great stay with Ryan & Melissa!
Cora had a great time. I will definitely have her stay here again next time I'm out of town.
Couldn't have asked for a better environment for Moby's week long stay. Ryan and Melissa listen to your needs, make accommodations, and follow up during the stay. Their dogs are very happy and listen to Ryan and Melissa. Was very happy Moby came back without bad habits and exhausted. Thank you again!
Riley had a great time at Melissa & Ryan's. They sent pictures of him playing with the other dogs throughout his stay which made us feel better about being away from him. Thanks for everything guys!
Melissa & Ryan are great to work with and really enjoy having Ziggy stay with them. Thanks to VooDoo and Dante he always comes home exhausted too! We will definitely return for our next vacation.
Duncan's visits are always good with Melissa and Ryan, he always gets excited on the car ride to their house! He loves the walking adventures with them and looks very happy when I receive pictures from Melissa. Angel
Great experience for Jake and me as well. Received pictures showing Jake's adventures over the weekend. Thanks so much!
Melissa and Ryan are great! They are flexible with pick up and drop off and love taking Ziggy in. Knowing that he is in good hands made our trip more relaxing. We will absolutely use their services again.
Melissa was very nice and flexible on times for pickup and drop off, which I appreciated and our dog was clean, healthy and active when we picked her up.

I think one place where the experience could have been better was more proactive communication about how things were going while we were away. Last time we used the service, the host would send a picture each day and just a sentence or two about how things were going, which made us feel great, but we didn't receive any pictures and only got an update when I reached out to her mid-week to see what was going on, so that was a bummer for us.

One other thing was that they were boarding other dogs in addition to their own two while our dog was there and we didn't know that would be the case -- it didn't occur to me to ask that question. But that information was material to us, because we probably would have chosen a quieter place for our dog, who is senior, anxious and used to being alone. I don't blame them for not telling us before her stay - they weren't hiding anything - but it was a communication issue that I wish we'd figured out before and now I know to ask next time.
Our 2 dogs had a great time with Melissa and Ryan, and they were both great to work with. Our schedule was a bit in flux and they made it very easy on us by being flexible. I will definitely be sending them back!
I know Duncan is always in good hands and feel very comfortable leaving him with Melissa, I also love all the cute pictures she sends... Thanks Melissa for always being there for our boy! Angel
We were very comfortable leaving Bogey with Melissa for the first time. She was attentive to his needs and kept him active throughout the stay. Bogey absolutely loved it and can't wait to go back!
Duncan has been a guest of Melissa's before....he was very excited to be in her home and with her dogs again. He loves the exercise with Melissa and Ryan, going trail walks, new adventures and playing with their pups.
I know Duncan is good hands while he is there and will continue to bring Duncan to Melissa for all our future get a ways...

Thanks Melissa and Ryan
Love the pictures that Melissa sends. Rocco seems to have a great time while he is there playing with the other pups. It's such a piece of mind knowing he is in great hands. Thanks Melissa!
Melissa's family took great care of my doggies, and I didn't feel the need to worry about them at all while I was on vacation! She sent me several updates with photos while I was away, and feel like my dogs had way more fun at her house than they do at their own! When we picked the dogs up, they seemed very happy and looked beautiful. I will definitely trust my dogs with Melissa again.
Melissa was great with Rocco. We have had some trying times boarding him with a regular border, however after his vacation with Melissa, Rocco was just as happy as when he left, if not happier. She sent regular updates while we were gone and I knew as soon as we picked him up, he had a great time. Thanks so much Melissa!
We are new to the area and took a chance with Melissa. It worked out great. She was so sweet and easy to deal with. Dogs seemed happy, healthy and tired when I picked them up. I would use her again for sure.
Dogs seemed very happy and tired when I picked them up. Melissa is very sweet and laid back. They stayed with her for 6 nights and they are great. They got along with her 2 dogs and sounds like they played a ton. Would use her again without a worry.
Cora had a great time. I boarded her with Melissa for 6 days while out of town on vacation. Got several photo updates during my trip. House was next to a park and had an enclosed area for off leash play. I would definitely recommend her for dog sitting in the future.
Melissa and Ryan were great hosts for our Duncan...he was treated very well and received a lot of attention and exercise. With daily runs, nature walks and playing with Melissa's dogs and we loved the pictures of Duncan that she sent to us, while we were on Vacation. To see the pictures of Duncan made us smile and knowing that he was having a great time and well loved !
We look forward to Duncan staying with Melissa and Ryan again in the future...

The Bagans and Duncan
We had a great experience with Melissa. She sent me a lot of pictures and I must say that my dog Axl looked like he was having the time of his life. He was so exhausted the night we picked him up....I don't think we made it to the end of the block before he was snoring in the car.

I am always concerned that my dog will not eat when we leave him.... have had some bad experiences before with boarding him. He felt right at home with her two dogs and ate the entire time. I will definitely be using them again.
I am so thrilled I decided to have Melissa watch my dog. After his stay there, he was a happy and very tired little pooch. I can tell he was treated very well, and he found great little doggie friends- one of which whimpered when my dog got in the car to go. Melissa sent some great pics to me during my vacation to ease my mind that my dog was in good hands. I highly recommend having Melissa watch your dog too.
Pick up and drop off times were very convenient and flexible. I enjoyed getting the pictures. And Charlie had a great time running and playing with the other two dogs!
Melissa sent us a few pictures on the first day of our vacation. She was super nice, and our dog got along great with her dogs.
Melissa was awesome with my dogs! She updated us with the cutest pictures and left us a nice note when we got back. We had to change the time on her like 5 times and she was so nice and responded back to us so quickly! She also was willing to drop off our dogs when we weren't going to make it home in time which we are so thankful for! Your dogs will definitely be taken care of here!!
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