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Melissa

Shy / Grumpy / Sassy / Elderly Pet?

Vancouver
19 times favorited
21 recurring guests
Last booked 2 days ago
Last contacted 2 days ago
Lives with 1 pet
Usually responds within few hours
1d ago
Last activity
<2h
Response time
100%
Response rate
Dog walking
Min. 30-minute walks
5 CAD for each additional pet
21 CAD
/walk
All services and rates

About Melissa

WELCOME =)

I bring with me knowledge of cats, dogs and small animals such as guinea pigs, hamsters and hedghogs. A complimentary 30-minute meet and greet can be booked so that we can get to know each other to see if I am a good match for your pet. I look forward to visiting with you and your beloved pet!

EXPERIENCE

I am a certified pet first aid provider through Walks 'n' Wags. I regularly work with pets that require medication, are afraid to be touched or are elderly. I accept bookings with diabetic pets depending on your home's location or if you book for housesitting. My goal during each visit is to maintain a respectful connection with your pet. whether that be via cuddles or by sitting on the opposite side of the room and quietly sliding treats to them along the floor. =b For many, our pets are like children to us. This is always on my mind when I do home visits, and I have learned to take the utmost care with windows, small items that could be choked on or plants that may cause harm. I have worked with UrbanTails & CatNanny as an in-home catsitter, volunteered at VOKRA (Vancouver Orphan Kitten Rescue Association) and have three years of experience running a private pet-boarding service, but the majority of my experience comes from a lifetime of caring for my own pets and the farm animals I grew up with. I currently own a Roborovski hamster.

OVERNIGHTS

Overnight includes 24-hour pet, house and plant care. There will be dinner and breakfast for your pet plus a sleepover. This is a great option for long trips away from outgoing/social pets.

AVAILABILITY

I am available for morning, afternoon and evening visits, Sunday to Saturday. Availabilty may become limited if other clients have already booked on the dates you request.

RATES

Overnights: $65

One 30-Minute Visit: $26

One 30-Minute Dog Walk: $21, plus $5 per additional doggie

30-Minute Meet & Greet: FREE

Keep your keys on file free of charge.

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
5 CAD for each additional pet
21 CAD
/walk
Home Visits
Book a sitter to visit your home to feed and play with your pets
47 CAD for two visits a day
26 CAD
/day
House Sitting
A sitter stays overnight in your home and cares for your pet
65 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
Cameron, 2021-01-03

Melissa did an incredible job. She's very communicative and I had absolutely 0 issues with her throughout, my boy was very well taken care of. Will 100% use again in the future!

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Home Visits
Ann, 2020-09-12

Highly recommend Melissa! She took care of our cat who is very shy and introverted. We really appreciated the daily updates and the care and concern. Will definitely get Melissa's help again!

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Availability

Melissa's Pets

Tootsie
Guinea pig

Skills

Specific Skills

I speak English
+5 years of experience
Can take care of exotic animals

Certified Pet First Aid provider through Walks 'n' Wags

Criminal background check completed through VPD and Urban Tails

Experience reducing and preventing stress reactions in felines

Can Administer

Oral medications
First aid and CPR for pets
Injected medications

Experience with

Animal welfare as a volunteer
Rescuing pets
Behavioural problems

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Melissa

Melissa

Shy / Grumpy / Sassy / Elderly Pet?

Vancouver
Dog walking
Min. 30-minute walks
5 CAD for each additional pet
21 CAD
/walk
All services and rates
Contact Melissa

Cancellation policy: Flexible

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

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