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Guelph
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Dog walking
Min. 30-minute walks
7 CAD for each additional pet
17 CAD
/walk
All services and rates

About Melissa

Hello! My name is Melissa.

Are you searching for a pet sitter? I have flexible scheduling and fair prices. Do you currently have a regular sitter? No problem! I can fill in for your sitter if he or she is unavailable. Do you need a sitter who has the experience and patience necessary to look after your puppy? I’m right here!

I have wanted to work with dogs my entire life. When I was a young child, I often mentioned "veterinarian" as my dream job and even though it isn't in the cards for me, I am exploring different options to work with animals for the rest of my life.

It’s difficult leaving your dog with a stranger and letting them into your home. I will do what ever I can to make you feel confident about leaving your family member with me. I will always have your dog’s best interest at heart even if it means being overly cautious. Your dog’s safety is #1. I will go above and beyond for every dog. I will treat your dog like it’s my own.

~Experience and Skills~

Since becoming a sitter, I have looked after many puppies and several adults. I have work with different sizes, ages, needs, personalities and breeds. I will research everything there is to know about your dog’s breed to give it the best care.

• I have knowledge from raising a puppy with my family when I was young. I have looked after about 10 puppies professionally since February 2019.

• I have experience with basic obedience training and obedience training. I have the ability to recognize changes in a dog’s behaviour, habits and health.

• I know basic grooming techniques such as bathing, trimming nails, removing matts and brushing fur.

• I am willing to tackle any challenges your dog may have, but please note that there may be some that I’m unable to help with.

• I am motivated to continuously educate myself and keep current with training techniques, animal care, dog behaviour, body language, common health issues, common health issues for specific breeds and much more.

~Services~

House Sitting

I will live in your home for the duration of my stay. I will look after your dog, home and anything else you may need like getting the mail or putting out recycling/ garbage. This is my full time job, therefore, I will see about 1-5 dogs a day. The rest of my time will be spent at your home or doing errands.

Dog Walking

Your dog (s) will enjoy a walk in your neighbourhood or else where in the city, on a trail or your dog can enjoy socializing at one of the Guelph dog parks with your permission.

Home Visits

This service is mainly for letting your dog outside to relieve itself and to be fed (owner’s discretion) because this is most important while you are away. Afterwards, activities such as playing, grooming and training will be provided.

Important things to note:

• Even though I primary offer services to dogs, please let me know if you need me to check on any other pets you have.

• I will not accept dogs that have cropped ears or tails (unless there is a proven medical reason for either).

• Please have your dog updated on all shots

If you have any questions, please send me a message!

Melissa's services

At your home

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

Melissa also offers

Dog training

Cancellation policy: Moderate

Full refund if cancelled before noon 7 days before the booking, 50% refund afterwards
Doggy day care and dog walks always have flexible cancellation policy: Full refund if cancelled before noon one day before the booking, 50% refund afterwards. No refund is possible after the booking has started.

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Home Visits
Marie, 2020-09-21

Thanks so much for spending time with Rosie! We didn't worry about her at all knowing you were taking care of her😊

Availability

Skills

Specific Skills

I speak English
< 5 years of experience
Familiar with dog training techniques

Can Administer

Oral medications

Experience with

Animal welfare as a volunteer
Rescuing pets
Behavioural problems

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Response time
100%
Response rate
1w ago
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Melissa

Melissa

Home

Guelph
Dog walking
Min. 30-minute walks
7 CAD for each additional pet
17 CAD
/walk
All services and rates
Contact Melissa

Cancellation policy: Moderate

Full refund if cancelled before noon 7 days before the booking, 50% refund afterwards
Doggy day care and dog walks always have flexible cancellation policy: Full refund if cancelled before noon one day before the booking, 50% refund afterwards. No refund is possible after the booking has started.

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