My name is Melanie. I am a lover of all animals, I have lived with dogs and cats all my life and truly believe that life is better with a pet.
I am currently working as a house cleaner on weekdays from 7am-3pm, so I am available for walks and check ins before and after work. I live in a 2 bedroom apartment with my boyfriend, it is above a business so we are the only apartment in the building with no neighbours (nice and quiet). We have a big back porch that leads to a large parking lot/alley way. Very spacious and clean living space, any animal would be happy here :)
I offer home boarding for dogs and cats. We can go for multiple walks during the day, for potty breaks and exercise (30-45 minutes each). Since I work, your dog needs to be able to stay in my home alone for 8 hours. I will make sure all my guests will be able to stay together safely.
My walks can be from 45 min to 1 hour after 4pm. They include the walk, and cuddles when we're back home. Visits can be from 45 min to 1 hour, including, cleaning the litter, refreshing the water and food and of course cuddles.
*My price for home cat boarding is 20$ a night. Please message me if you would like to have your cat stay here and I will adjust the price in my profile for you to book their stay.*
Melanie took care of our two purebred Birman cats, Ellie and Taco at her home over the March Break weekend. Our cats had never been pet-sat outside of our home and therefore we were initially a bit worried about how they would adjust to being away. Melanie helped ease our minds but communicating regularly and sending us lots of photos (which our two kids loved seeing!) showing that the cats had settled in nicely and were having fun playing on Melanie's scratch post, helping with the laundry (ha ha), etc.
Unfortunately, due to COVID-19, our family holiday was cut short and we had to return to pick up our cats after only two nights away (we were supposed to be gone for a full week). On very short notice, we messaged Melanie to let her know were were on our way to pick up the cats. Without hesitation, Melanie quickly picked up their belongings and had them waiting by the door for us. She also immediately reimbursed us for the days that we were no longer going to need. We can't thank Melanie enough for her professionalism and we look forward to calling on her again the next time that we go away. :)
Melanie was absolutely awesome. I was a bit nervous about leaving my 2 cats for 3 weeks but from day 1 I felt completely relaxed leaving them in her care. Melanie sent me pictures and updates every day and I could see they settled in perfectly and felt safe and cozy at her place. She provided them with plenty of cuddles and food while I was away and they had lots of space to play, hide and sleep as well as a cat tree. Melanie is so sweet and patient with cats, I could definitely see both cats were super happy and well cared for there. I would absolutely recommend Melanie to my friends and other pet owners and would contact her if I ever need pet sitting again. It's hard leaving your pets when you're away but Melanie just made it feel easy and not stressful.
I have had pets all my life, from fish to hamsters, dogs and cats! I love them all and I understand they all have different personalities, just like us! I will be caring and patient and get to know your pet so they can have the best time possible while staying with me.
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