Mel R.

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Animal Lover and Pet Sitter Extraordinaire

5 repeat guests
31 reviews
Accepts Repeat Weekly Bookings for:
House Visiting
Response rate: 100%
Last seen 2 hours ago
About Mel
***I take bookings in Thornbury, Northcote, Clifton Hill, Fitzroy and Carlton***

I love all creatures great and small, furry and feathered. I have an affinity for cats, but I also grew up with dogs and birds (budgies, cockatoos and galahs), so I’m used to and love being around all types of animals. My predilection for travel precludes me from having pets of my own, so I get my animal fix at Lort Smith Animal Hospital where I’ve been a volunteer for 4 years. All Lort Smith volunteers are required to undergo a police check and regularly attend information sessions on interacting with and caring for animals, so rest assured your furry and feathered ones are in safe, caring and expert hands.

I'm more than happy to answer any questions you may have, please feel free to contact me anytime!
Owns pets
Pets Accepted
Small Dog
Medium Dog
Large Dog
Giant Dog
Rabbit /
Guinea Pig
Mel's Home
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
Victoria M.
Pet Sitting - Apr 8, 2021
Mel was fantastic at keeping in touch, letting me know how Percy was getting on. I came home to a very happy cat & a lovely clean house. Thanks Mel!
Helen M.
Pet Sitting - Apr 3, 2021
Mel was a wonderful cat-sitter for my cat Tippy, who is high maintenance because he requires small meals throughout the day due to his vomiting & twice daily medication. She gave me daily updates, with lovely photos showing Tippy completely relaxed, & also left my house in spotless condition. I thank Mel very much, & won’t hesitate to ask her again when I’m in need of cat-sitting.
Ruth B.
Pet Sitting - Mar 23, 2021
Mel was absolutely fantastic, we had two very happy dogs at the end of her stay and a lovely tidy house.
Stephanie M.
House Visiting - Mar 10, 2021
I've just come home to a very happy little cat, who is stoked to have been visited by Mel while I was away. It was so nice to know that all of her needs were cared for, thank you Mel!
Service & Rates
Overnight Pet Services
Pet Hosting
At Sitter's Home
not offered
Pet Sitting
At Pet's Home
$ 54 / night
Daytime Pet Services
Pet Day Care
not offered
House Visiting
$ 33 / visit
Dog Walking
not offered
Dog Grooming
not offered
Dog Training
not offered
Pick Up - Drop Off
not offered
Not Available