Melanie

A home-away-from-home for toy, small breeds and puppies.

Ōmokoroa
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Dog boarding
24h stay, at sitter's home
50 NZD for each additional pet
70 NZD
/night
All services and rates

About Melanie

I provide a calm home environment for small breeds who don't do well in traditional daycare or large groups. I accept only 2 dogs at a time, and females only.

Relaxing music plays all day, a bed by the heater when it's cold and ice in their water on hot days. I offer a boutique homecare environment for your pup. She will have the run of my home, and permanent access to the garden which is fully fenced (wooden). 

One of the main reasons I started a doggy homecare business was primarily due to my own frustration of not having any options for my little dog when I was working full time. I now work from home in lovely Omokoroa. When I'm not working in my study, I'm usually in the kitchen, doing projects around the house and garden. Growing up, I've always had at least one dog in my life, so caring for them and discerning their needs comes naturally to me. It seemed an obvious service to offer because I can now provide exactly what I was looking for all those years.

You can rest assured that your pup will be treated with the same attention and care as they would receive at home :)

Going away is meant to be relaxing, and the aim is for you to feel completely at ease that your pet is safe, happy, calm and cared for. An initial visit is always best, for you to see how she feels about the environment and for us to assess whether she will settle well. If you know she's happy, you can totally relax too:)

Up to date vaccinations are essential. 

Melanie's services

At the sitter's home

Doggy Day Care
Daytime care for your dog at the sitter's home.
40 NZD for each additional pet
60 NZD
/day
Dog Boarding
Overnight stay at the sitter's home
50 NZD for each additional pet
70 NZD
/night

Melanie also offers

Pick up / drop off

Cancellation policy: Flexible

Full refund if canceled before 12:00 p.m. one day before the booking, 50% refund afterward.

No refund is payable if the booking is canceled on or after the start date.

Note: All times are based on the sitter’s time zone

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Kate, 2024-05-06

Melanie is fantastic! Our dog had a lovely time staying with her and came home relaxed and content. We felt very comfortable and reassured by the daily photos and updates. Melanie is kind, caring, reliable and a great communicator! We would highly recommend her and will continue to have her look after Lulu!

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Annabelle, 2024-01-30

Daisy loved her stay at Melanie’s house. I felt very comfortable leaving her with Melanie, she has a lovely cool house that is a relaxing environment for the dogs. Thanks!

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Availability

About Melanie's Home

Accepted pets

Dog sizes
0-10 kg
Dog ages
1-20 years

Melanie's home

A small outdoor area
Has no kids
24/7 supervision
A fully fenced backyard

Skills

Specific Skills

I speak English
< 5 years of experience
Familiar with dog training techniques

Experience with

Rescuing pets

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Melanie

Melanie

A home-away-from-home for toy, small breeds and puppies.

Ōmokoroa
Dog boarding
24h stay, at sitter's home
50 NZD for each additional pet
70 NZD
/night
All services and rates
Contact Melanie

Cancellation policy: Flexible

Full refund if canceled before 12:00 p.m. one day before the booking, 50% refund afterward.

No refund is payable if the booking is canceled on or after the start date.

Note: All times are based on the sitter’s time zone

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