Melissa J.

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Identity Verification
Online Training
Fenced garden
Administering medication

A home away from home for your beloved pet!

6 repeat guests
31 reviews
Accepts Repeat Weekly Bookings for:
Dog Walking, Pet Day Care
Response rate: 100%
Last seen 1 week ago
About Melissa
Hello and welcome!

My name is Melissa (but everyone calls me Mel). Born and raised in sunny, buzzing Sydney now living here in laid-back Adelaide with my husband Harry and our 1 year old Standard Dachshund Arnie (full name: Arnold).
I have grown up with pets from a young age and adore and love all animals. I have a lot of knowledge and experience with many dogs of various breeds and personalities. Many years ago, I also trained two dogs to become accredited Therapy Dogs for a local nursing home and participated as an active member of a dog training club back in Sydney.
For the past 8 years, I have worked full-time within the health and aged care sector but I am now studying again so I have a lot more flexibility and time. I would love to look after your pets and they will be treated just like family!

What's included during your pets' stay?
- Up to 2 walks a day (depending on your dog's needs).
-Doggy door access to indoors/outdoors at all times
- A large and secure backyard
- Trips to the beach/park (with 'pawrent' permission).
- Unlimited pats, scratches and cuddles
- Access to a variety of fun toys
- Enrichment time! (stimulating puzzles, snuffling etc).
- One on one care (I only accept one booking at a time).
- A good game of fetch!
- A trip for doggy ice cream at Brighton Beach (Copenhagen)
- House-made Puppacinos (lactose free milk froth and beef sprinkles).
- Healthy SA local dog treats! (Can't forget those!)
- Care catered to specific requests/requirements
- Like a nice little holiday for your beloved pup!
- A funny, quirky sausage dog to play with!

Follow us on Instagram! @mel_madpaws

About Arnie (the resident pup):
Super silly sausage that loves food, attention and a good friend to play and zoom around with! Sometimes thinks he's a big dog (with short legs) and idolises Arnold Schwarzeneggar (hence the name) has a 'big dog' bark and likes to think he looks tough (but really a big softie and a major sook). Loves a good walk particularly with a friend, knows how to share his toys, treats, bed (and his human's love and attention).

If you have any questions or special requirements please do not hesitate to contact me and I will be more than happy to assist.
Children at home
Owns pets
Police Check
Pets Accepted
Small Dog
Medium Dog
Large Dog
Giant Dog
Rabbit /
Guinea Pig
Melissa's Home
Type: House
Large backyard
Fenced backyard
Pets sleep indoors
Pets sleep outdoors
Cancellation: Flexible
A full refund will be offered to Pet Owners if they cancel up until the day 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
31 reviews
Shan B.
Pet Day Care - May 30, 2022
I am so gla tohave Mel in Coal’s life
Shan B.
Pet Hosting - Mar 7, 2022
Mel is an excellent pet sitter. I can relax knowing that mylittle boy is-well looked after
Shan B.
Pet Day Care - Feb 18, 2022
Great job
Shan B.
Pet Day Care - Jan 28, 2022
My Coal loves going to Mel. Mel is the perfect pet sitter for him
Service & Rates
Overnight Pet Services
Pet Hosting
At Sitter's Home
$ 44 / night
Pet Sitting
At Pet's Home
not offered
Daytime Pet Services
Pet Day Care
$ 33 / day
House Visiting
not offered
Dog Walking
$ 20 / walk
Dog Grooming
not offered
Dog Training
not offered
Pick Up - Drop Off
$ 10 / journey