Melissa P.

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Online Training
Administering medication
Advanced Sitter Course
Fenced garden
Fully Vaccinated

Pampered Pooches with lots of Experience

30 repeat guests
211 reviews
Accepts Repeat Weekly Bookings for:
Pet Day Care
Response rate: 99%
Last seen 1 hour ago
About Melissa
I have been involved with dogs all my life. I have owned and bred dachshunds for 40 years and have shown dachshunds since the 1970s. I have also been involved with dog obedience putting dogs though obedience classes. I continue to show dachshunds and am and have been on a number of dog related committees promoting good dog ownership and care. I am a past President of DogsNT, the umbrella for all dog sports in the NT. I have owned 4 to 6 dogs at all times, dachshunds, whippets and mini schnauzers. We have a large rural property with spacious well fenced lawned and shaded areas divided into two sections to accommodate the dogs, we can separate bitches in season or dogs who prefer to be alone. At night the dogs sleep inside in air conditioning in our bedroom. We have a set up to accommodate all their specific needs. We also bring the dogs inside for cool spells and when there are storms during the day. We are a retired couple so at least one of us is home almost 99% of the time.

We will discuss all your pet's habits, needs and particularities so we can be prepared, and you know that your friend is in the best hands.

I can provide you with a safe and reliable place for your little ones including feeding, oral medication if any, socialising and company for your furry friend.

My husband is a professional groomer and we both have a good basic knowledge of veterinary care. We understand dogs needs - love, care, exercise, good food, attention, grooming and lots of cuddles!

Children at home
Owns pets
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
211 reviews
Gurveer J.
Pet Hosting - Jan 14, 2024
Mel did a fantastic job looking after our old labrador while we were away on holidays. She cater for Buddy as he was her own. Frequent updates and photos while we were away gave us peace of mind. Would recommend and use in the future for sure
Alan R.
Pet Hosting - Nov 19, 2023
Melissa and Steve welcomed our boy into their home and with their Dachshund family. He was very happy when we went to collect him. Thankyou Melissa
Brooke e.
Pet Hosting - Nov 9, 2023
My boys settled in right away, always great having them stay with Melissa!
Stacey C.
Dog Grooming - Oct 27, 2023
Excellent experience! Melissa was able to accommodate our last minute booking, very quick turn around and excellent results. Would highly recommend. Pooch was very happy when we picked him up. :)
Service & Rates
Overnight Pet Services
Pet Hosting
At Sitter's Home
$ 51 / night
Pet Sitting
At Pet's Home
not offered
Daytime Pet Services
Pet Day Care
$ 40 / day
House Visiting
not offered
Dog Walking
not offered
Dog Grooming
$ 101 / groom
Dog Training
not offered
Pick Up - Drop Off
$ 20 / journey