Melissa, dog sitter in Southampton
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
  • Number of completed bookings: 17
  • Response rate: 99%
  • Response time: within a few hours
  • Cancellation policy for 24h boarding: Moderate
  • Cancellation policy for other services: Flexible
  • Property type: Apartment
  • Resident dogs: One
  • Outdoor space: Balcony
  • I have a car for emergencies
  • I can administer oral medications
  • 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

  • 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

  • Istvan, dog sitter in Southampton
    Istvan

    It is always a real holiday for Toto. Finally we found someone who we can trust and we can travel without any worry. We tried about 10 sitters before, but never went back anywhere else. With Melissa this was the 4th time for Toto and the 5th holiday is already booked. :)

    29th January 2017
    Melissa, dog sitter in Southampton
    Melissa

    Thank you Istvan :)

    29th January 2017