Melanie C.

Identity Verification
Online Training
Police Check
Fully Vaccinated

Caring, Fun-Loving and Energetic Pup Sitter!

20 repeat guests
100 reviews
Accepts Repeat Weekly Bookings for:
Dog Walking, House Visiting, Pet Day Care
Response rate: 98%
Last seen 8 hours ago
About Melanie
I have been around German Shepherds my entire life - so I have experience dealing with smart, energetic large dogs! Throughout my time here on MadPaws, I’ve also had experience taking care of the babies (under 12 weeks), small-medium dogs and pups who are slightly temperamental (everyone has their quirks!!)

So, I’ll tailor my energy to your pup - happy to run with them in nature, a quiet stroll around the Park, a crazy battle of tug-of-war or just lounging on the couch at home! Happy to assist with simple training as well

If my partner and I are headed out for an adventure, we'll always bring them along - whether it’s out at the beach, the shops or just for a drive. Rest assured, your pup will not be left alone (if they are, I will inform you and let you know why and for how long!)


Requirements: fully vaccinated + good with young puppies (we have our own young pup in the house 😊).

Your pup will have access to a medium, secure courtyard and all areas indoor. They will also sleep indoors with heating/cooling (if needed).

I aim to deliver the best possible experience for your pup during their stay here. Your pup will be treated to a minimum of one walk a day to enjoy the fresh air and stretch out their legs. If your pup needs more, I'm always happy to take them out again! They will be well fed, played with and given lots of cuddles! Always happy to them to the nearby park (tons within a 5 mins drive). I have a dog hammock in my car so your pup will be safe and comfortable during the ride there!

Additionally - Daily updates via pictures (and videos if requested) will be provided as well to put your mind at ease!


There is a surcharge during public holidays, school breaks and peak periods - so please be mindful when you’re making a booking. Happy to work out a better daily rate if your pup is low-maintenance or for a long-term booking! Just ask me during our meet-and-greet!

xx Mel
Children at home
Owns pets
Police Check
Pets Accepted
Small Dog
Medium Dog
Large Dog
Giant Dog
Rabbit /
Guinea Pig
Melanie's Home
Type: House
Medium backyard
Fenced backyard
Pets sleep indoors
Pets sleep outdoors
Cancellation: Moderate
A full refund will be offered to Pet Owners if they cancel up until 7 days before the booking at 12 noon. After which Pet Owners will be charged 50% of the total booking value.
Accepts last-minute bookings
Accepts long-term bookings
Reviews & Testimonials
100 reviews
Jo C.
Pet Hosting - Jul 17, 2022
Molly had the best holiday for her first time ever away being away from me, Mel and James were so easy to communicate with and such lovely people which made it so much easier to leave Molly. And lots of photo updates which I loved. Will definitely be using them again :)
Georgia P.
Pet Hosting - Apr 20, 2022
We are so lucky to have found a last minute booking with Mel & James! We had never previously used a pet-sitter, so were a little nervous, but they were both so kind and accommodating, from the pickup and drop-off to lots of reassuring photo & text updates. We truly felt our mini-groodle Rosie was well cared for and had a great time! Looking forward to using Mel & James again. 🐕❤️
David B.
Pet Hosting - Apr 18, 2022
Melanie is a very polite and friendly sitter who took great care of Charlie. He came back well exercised and slept well once we got home. Melanie is a great communicator and kept us up to date with Charlie’s activities several times a day, so we were always at ease. Thank you Melanie We definitely hope to use you again in the future.
Gregory H.
Pet Hosting - Apr 17, 2022
Melanie was fantastic with our two dogs one little, one large. First time we have left them with anyone but felt Melanie was the perfect person to care for them. As was proven. We got regular photos and updates on how they were going and the dogs looked so relaxed and at 'home '. We felt that they had also had a holiday while we were on ours. Thanks Melanie.
Service & Rates
Overnight Pet Services
Pet Hosting
At Sitter's Home
$ 60 / night
Pet Sitting
At Pet's Home
not offered
Daytime Pet Services
Pet Day Care
$ 44 / day
House Visiting
$ 33 / visit
Dog Walking
$ 22 / walk
Dog Grooming
not offered
Dog Training
not offered
Pick Up - Drop Off
$ 10 / journey