About Melissa

My name is Melissa and I have an amazing 12 year old Alaskan Malamute called Atch. He loves the company of other dogs and also likes long snoozes nowadays. He is extremely friendly and has previously lived with cats, rabbits and birds. I do live in a flat (not a block, I have my own entrance) and have a large private balcony (approx 7f x 17f) the door is often open as Atch likes to come in and out and lay outside. Atch has 3 walks a day during the week (morning, afternoon & evening) There is a large park just across the road with a very friendly bunch of dogs & owners we see on a regular basis. Often on the weekends we go somewhere different for walks, such as the forest or the beach. Your dog will be treated exactly the same as I treat my own, Atch loves the company of other dogs and it is nice for him to have a doggy companion. As I work, I am not at home all the time during the week, if your dog needs 24/7 human interaction then I am not the sitter for you. In general I tend to work 2 days at home and 3 in the office or 3 days at home and 2 in the office (changes from week to week) I am at home in the evenings and weekends. I have experience with a lot of animals (I have owned many) and I also look after friends animals when they go on holidays, dog sitting, feeding cats, birds and occasionally have a friends lovely bearded dragon to stay. I am 100% trust worthy and genuinely love animals (with the exception of spiders) Due to Atch being an old man now I generally only accept dogs over the age of 5, with the odd exception. Any dog that comes to stay must be fully house trained and happily fit into our walking schedules. As you will notice, the lack of garden e.c.t are taken into consideration with my rates being considerably less than most others. I am happy to answer any questions and have a chat.

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Credentials
    • Address Verified
    • Passed assessment
    • Approved by DogBuddy
  • Repeat clients: 3
  • Completed bookings: 22
  • Response rate: 99%
  • Response time: within a few hours
  • Cancellation policy for dog boarding: Moderate
  • Cancellation policy for other services: Flexible
Availability
If you have special time requirements, simply let Melissa know.
Dog Boarding preferred times:
Drop-off from 8 a.m.
Pick-up before 6 p.m.
Dog Day Care preferred times:
Drop-off from 8 a.m.
Pick-up before 6 p.m.
  • Property type: Apartment
  • Resident dogs: One
  • Outdoor space: Balcony
  • I have a car for emergencies
  • I can administer oral medications
  • Steve
    Steve

    Poppy & Petal spent a lovely day with Melissa & Atch in Southampton whist we went with our grandchildren to paultons park. the girls settled in quickly with Atch; and Melissa kept us up to date throughout the day. we have never used the service before but I have got to say Melissa was fantastic and I would recommend her to anyone visiting the area for the day, your pet will have a great day. carol & steve

    6th August 2017
    Melissa, dog sitter in Southampton
    Melissa

    Thank you Carol & Steve. Poppy and Petal were both lovely well behaved dog's and are more than welcome back if you are ever in the area! Melissa 🙂

    6th August 2017

  • Istvan, dog sitter in Southampton
    Istvan

    6 stars. We tried several sitters earlier, but without any doubt Melissa is the best in Southampton. 1 in a million to find a sitter like her. Your dog will have a great holiday with Melissa and Ash, and you do not need to worry at all.

    6th May 2017
    Melissa, dog sitter in Southampton
    Melissa

    Thanks so much Istvan. We love Toto having gotten to know him over his many stays and we will miss him! :(

    6th May 2017

  • Nicola, dog sitter in
    Nicola

    Again, Wilbur spent a lovely day with Melissa and Atch. Photo updates showing him out and about with his buddy 'the beautiful and gentle Atch'. Thanks Melissa, we always know Wilbur is in safe hands with you... Nicky and Wilbur.x

    3rd April 2017
    Melissa, dog sitter in Southampton
    Melissa

    Thanks Nicky ☺ We always enjoy Wilburs company x

    3rd April 2017

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