Melanie R.

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Online Training

Reliable and Loving Pet Sitter

14 repeat guests
62 reviews
Accepts Repeat Weekly Bookings for:
Dog Walking, House Visiting
Response rate: 92%
Last seen 6 hours ago
About Melanie
IMPORTANT UPDATE: I am currently only accepting new or returning dogs, but only returning kitties, thank you!

COVID Precautions:
* I have not been overseas in the past year
* I always work from home
* I always sanitize my hands and house after any visits or trips outside
* I do contactless meet & greets, pick-ups, and drop-offs (upon request)
* I only ever have one client's pet(s) in my house at one time

I am a mature and reliable sitter who is a lover of cats, dogs, and other small furry friends. I have taken care of cats for over 15 years and have started to watch over dogs as well in the past few years. I am very comfortable around them and know when it's time for pats or time for space. Every cat and dog has his/her own personality and needs.My first cat was my family cat that we rescued when I was just 13 years old and then I adopted my very own cat at 23, who sadly passed away a few years ago. Since then, I’ve been professionally pet sitting for more than 3 years now.
The animals in our lives are more than just pets, they become members of our families and I know what a great responsibility I have when watching over someone else's beloved animal. The time I have spent professionally pet sitting has been wonderfully fulfilling. I know the importance of punctuality, attention to detail, and reliability.
I live in a spacious studio apartment with a sun room, where any pet would have plenty of room to stretch out. I currently don't have any pets of my own, so your companion would have full reign of my home :). I have a large, sturdy scratching post and toys for my furry guests. I also have a number of parks nearby that are great for walking and playing fetch! I can come by and watch your pet at your home or I can have them over here. Either way you will know your animal is in good hands, with regular feedback, daily photos and updates, and plenty of cuddles and loving attention.

I look forward to working with you and your pet!
Children at home
Owns pets
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Pets Accepted
Small Dog
Medium Dog
Large Dog
Giant Dog
Rabbit /
Guinea Pig
Melanie's Home
Type: Apartment
No outdoor area
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
62 reviews
Briony B.
Pet Hosting - May 2, 2021
Melanie was amazing My two fluff heads loved their stay. One normally takes time to get to know new people but instantly took to Melanie and I was so happy to know they were somewhere where they were happy. She sent photos, and they loved their stay. Thank you
Blake J.
Pet Hosting - Apr 30, 2021
Melanie was so great with our two dweebs. She was very patient, accomodating and clearly loves animals. We will definitely be calling on her again :)
Georgia H.
Pet Sitting - Apr 6, 2021
Melanie stayed with our puppy Marshall for a week whilst we were away and she was amazing! She was communicative, sent lots of photos and took such good care of Marshall. We would highly recommend Melanie to anyone looking for a caring and reliable sitter :)
Camilla I.
Pet Sitting - Mar 9, 2021
Melanie was fantastic! She was really communicative and really looked after my two cats.
Service & Rates
Overnight Pet Services
Pet Hosting
At Sitter's Home
$ 43 / night
Pet Sitting
At Pet's Home
not offered
Daytime Pet Services
Pet Day Care
$ 43 / day
House Visiting
$ 38 / visit
Dog Walking
$ 33 / walk
Dog Grooming
not offered
Dog Training
not offered
Pick Up - Drop Off
not offered