Melissa R.

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Pet-loving family providing a fun/safe/comfortable home away from home

1 repeat guest
11 reviews
Response rate: 97%
About Melissa
We are a small family who enjoy spending time with animals and offer our home as a safe, fun environment for your little fury friends to stay - a loving home away from home! We are home the majority of the time so they will have plenty of company. And we'll ensure your pet feels like part of the family :-)

We primarily look after small-medium sized dogs, but can also look after other small animals and large dogs.

We have a large, fully-fenced yard (part grassed, part paved) and extra-large undercover patio to shelter from sun/rain. Based in a quiet street in Kedron, we are a short walk from a park and a lovely dog park, and the Kedron Brook is a short drive (<10mins). Depending on your pets likes, we love to get out and about, or we can simply play at home if that's preferred.

As we do have young children, pets need to be family friendly please. The children love to play with the animals, but we are also happy to keep that to a minimum if preferred - we understand some pets may not like too much attention.

We ask that you supply your dogs preferred bed, food/water bowls and any favourite toys to help make them feel secure and at home (it's nice to have some familiar items when settling at a new place), together with their collar and lead. But we do also have a range of toys here to play with to keep them entertained, plus spare food bowls and bedding. And of course, please provide their usual food and any favourite treats.

Lastly, we will always send little updates and photos to you throughout your pets stay, so you know what they've been up to each day, what they've particularly enjoyed doing, how they've been coping etc. We know it can be an anxious time for you too, going away without your precious pet :-)
Children at home
Owns pets
Pets Accepted
Small Dog
Medium Dog
Large Dog
Giant Dog
Rabbit /
Guinea Pig
Melissa's Home
Type: House
Medium 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
11 reviews
Emma B.
Pet Hosting - Jun 17, 2019
Melissa is the perfect host. Our Roger was pampered and loved and cared for as if he was Melissa’s own. A beautiful family. Thank you so much. Emma.
Harvey and Fiona B.
Pet Hosting - Jun 14, 2019
Melissa and family took wonderful care of our little Girl. Great to see reassuring pictures of her having walks and cuddles
Donna R.
Pet Hosting - May 20, 2019
Melissa and her family were amazing with our little dog. She had a ball. We got regular updates and photos and knew she was well looked after by such wonderful dog lovers! I can’t praise enough. Thank you Melissa!
Stevo d.
Pet Hosting - May 10, 2019
Richie absolutely loved his stay and can’t wait to get back to Mel’s to see his little friends again. And we loved the photo updates during his stay. Thanks Mel & Travis!
Service & Rates
Overnight Pet Services
Pet Hosting
At Sitter's Home
$ 49 / night
Pet Sitting
At Pet's Home
not offered
Daytime Pet Services
Pet Day Care
$ 38 / day
House Visiting
not offered
Dog Walking
not offered
Dog Grooming
not offered
Dog Training
not offered
Pick Up - Drop Off
not offered
Not Available