It’s free with no obligation to hire
Hired 13 times
3 years in business
(Eastern Time Zone)
8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Cash, Venmo, Paypal
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I was connected to Melina to help me on Saturday's to walk my pup. She has been so responsive and great with my dog. Other people have seen her out in the neighborhood with him and said he looks happy as can be. I really appreciate having someone that can help on the weekends since most dog walkers won't. I highly recommend Melina and I'm so glad we found her!Apr 5, 2016Verified
Melina came over to meet my dog before I hired her. She was timely and kept me in the loop when she walked my dog. I will definitely hire her again.Feb 1, 2016Verified
I was looking on this site for someone to help me in a pinch and you were able to help at the last minute. In addition, you took such great care of my dogs, sent me adorable pictures and video and really took the time to make sure you were taking care of my dogs the way I wanted them cared for. Seriously above and beyond! I am no longer worried about overnight work trips. Thank you!Mar 23, 2019Verified
Melina is great. Had her come for a finicky dog and two cats. They were very happy with her administrations and we loved her daily messages and pictures. Very professional.Aug 2, 2016Verified
John & Valerie K.
How do we love Melina? Let us count the ways! I don't often write long reviews like this, but she is worth it and we think every family with pets should have someone like Melina. First of all - we want the world to know about her! She truly cares about our pets, booking her is super convenient, and her service goes beyond pet care. She looks out for our house and plants, loads the sheets in the washer when she leaves, and manages the trash bins if we're away on trash pick-up days. The last time she was here, she took the kitchen trash out for us. We have a dog door and fenced yard, and she even picked up after the dogs the last time she was here (totally not a requirement for us!). She doesn't complain if our cat has an accident, and she's never charged us more for the little extras. We have 2 large dogs and a cat, and she always asks questions if she notices something is amiss. My husband and I tend to be last minute planners (we do the best we can, and I don't recommend it!), but have never once had an issue booking Melina when we're in a bind - that's because even when she's got a full schedule, she does what she can to work around her other commitments to fit us in. We've actually only met her in person one time for the initial meeting a couple of years ago. She makes it super easy, by being extremely responsive and using common and current technology - text message, email, Thumbtack, spreadsheets, and Venmo. She doesn't mind when I send long email updates or send a spreadsheet if we need to coordinate due to one or two-week long trips. She always sends an update and photos of the pets every time she arrives and leaves. Finally, she didn't originally have a frequency discount, but when we asked about it, she created one for us. Melina is a rockstar and comes highly recommended from a grateful pet family! Thank you so much, Melina!Sep 1, 2018
- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?Dog Walking Rates: 15 minute walk is $15, 30 minute is walk $20, 60 minute walk is $35, Drop In Visits/Pet Sitting: 30 min drop in visit is $20, Overnight stay in your home is $75 and up, this includes an evening and early morning walk, sitting from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. the next day Boarding for your dog is $45 and up. I am available to pick-up and drop-off your pet for an additional fee and there are additional fees for holiday walks and visits.
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?I typically would prefer meeting in person so we can get to know each other face to face. I would also love to meet your pet to make sure we get along. That's the most important thing.
- How did you get started doing this type of work?I have loved animals all my life and so one day I just figured why not work with them!!!