About Melissa

My name is Melissa and I have an amazing 14 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 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. We have 3 walks a day, everyday, rain or shine (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. I currently work from Monday to Friday and come home at lunchtimes so would be best suited for dogs who are used to their owners going to work. 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, non destructive and happily fit into our walking schedules. As you will notice, the lack of garden, not being home 24/7 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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  • Repeat clients: 5
  • Completed bookings: 25
  • Response rate: 99%
  • Response time: within a few hours
  • Cancellation policy for dog boarding: Moderate
  • Cancellation policy for other services: Flexible
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
  • Velma

    My dog spent a week with Melissa. She got on well with Atch and was well cared for. I have no hesitation in recommending her to others. Velma

    23rd November 2017
    Melissa, dog sitter in Southampton

    Thank you Velma :)

    23rd November 2017

  • Alison

    Melissa was fantastic with Bea, she really took great care of our old lady which was greatly appreciated. Regular updates were appreciated and put our mind at ease. I would thoroughly recommend Melissa, a fantastic dog sitter!

    13th November 2017
    Melissa, dog sitter in Southampton

    Thank you Alison. Bea is a lovely girl, so good and well behaved. I think you'll have to invest in a memory foam dog bed, she spent 80% of her time on it! 🙂

    13th November 2017

  • 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

    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

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