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Melanie

Quiet Home Welcomes Furry Friends!

Ottawa
34 times favorited
37 recurring guests
Last contacted 6 days ago
Last active today
Usually responds within one hour
<1h
Response time
100%
Response rate
Doggy day care
Daytime care, at sitter's home
15 CAD for each additional pet
25 CAD
/day
All services and rates

About Melanie

Hello,

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 live in Centretown so all house visits need to be within reasonable distance.

I am currently working 9-5 at an office down the street from my place. 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's services

At the sitter's home

Doggy Day Care
Daytime care for your dog at the sitter's home.
15 CAD for each additional pet
25 CAD
/day

At your home

Dog Walking
An experienced dog walker will pick up your dog from your home for a 30 min walk
10 CAD for each additional pet
20 CAD
/walk
Home Visits
Book a sitter to visit your home to feed and play with your pets
40 CAD for two visits a day
20 CAD
/day
House Sitting
A sitter stays overnight in your home and cares for your pet
50 CAD
/night

Cancellation policy: Flexible

Full refund if cancelled before noon one day before the booking, 50% refund afterwards

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Home Visits
Robert, 2020-08-04

Excellent as always -- Percy seems happy after having Melanie look after him. Top notch.

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Home Visits
Stephanie, 2020-04-14

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. :)

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Availability

About Melanie's Home

Accepted pets

Puppies
< 1 year
Dog sizes
0-40 kg
Dog ages
0-20 years
Dog sex
Female & Male
Cats
all kinds
Ferrets
all kinds
Small animals
rodents, rabbits, ...

Melanie's home

An apartment
A medium outdoor area
Has no kids
A fully fenced backyard

Walking areas

Nearby off-leash dog area
Urban & City park

Skills

Specific Skills

I speak English
< 5 years of experience
Familiar with dog training techniques
Can take care of exotic animals

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.

Can Administer

Oral medications

Experience with

Rescuing pets
Behavioural problems

Stats

<1h
Response time
100%
Response rate
17 h ago
Last activity
SMS
Verified
Email
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Melanie

Melanie

Quiet Home Welcomes Furry Friends!

Ottawa
Doggy day care
Daytime care, at sitter's home
15 CAD for each additional pet
25 CAD
/day
All services and rates
Contact Melanie

Cancellation policy: Flexible

Full refund if cancelled before noon one day before the booking, 50% refund afterwards

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