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Melissa

Pampered Pooches

Darwin
1 time favorited
5 recurring guests
Last active today
Lives with 3 dogs
Lives with Whippet Oliver
Usually responds within one day
<6h
Response time
100%
Response rate
Dog boarding
24h stay, at sitter's home
20 AUD for each additional pet
30 AUD
/night
All services and rates

About Melissa

I have been involved with dogs all my life. I have owned and bred dachshunds for 30 years and have shown dachshunds since the 1970s. I have also been involved with dog obedience putting dogs though obedience classes. I continue to show dachshunds and am and have been on a number of dog related committees promoting good dog ownership and care. I am a past President of DogsNT, the umbrella for all dog sports in the NT.

I have owned 4 to 6 dogs at all times, dachshunds, whippets and mini schnauzers. We have a large rural property with spacious well fenced lawned and shaded areas divided into two sections to accommodate the dogs .. we can separate bitches in season or naughty dogs!

At night the dogs sleep inside in air conditioning in our bedroom. We have a set up to accommodate all their specific needs. Boarders also sleep in our bedroom. It is a large room! We also bring the dogs inside for cool spells and when there are storms during the day.

We are a retired couple so at least one of us is home almost 99% of the time. My husband is a professional groomer and we both have a good basic knowledge of veterinary care.

We understand dogs needs .. love, care, exercise, good food, attention, grooming and lots of cuddles!

Melissa's services

At the sitter's home

Dog Boarding
Overnight stay at the sitter's home
20 AUD for each additional pet
30 AUD
/night
Doggy Day Care
Daytime care for your dog at the sitter's home.
10 AUD for each additional pet
20 AUD
/day

Melissa also offers

Grooming
Pick up / drop off

Cancellation policy: Flexible

Full refund if cancelled before noon one day before the booking, 50% refund afterwards

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Dog Boarding
Danni, 2020-10-07

Melissa made us feel so comfortable leaving our precious girls with her. They loved her instantly (even our little anxious adopted dog) and seemed to have an amazing time. We also got photo updates throughout the time they were there which was so lovely! Highly recommend.

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Dog Boarding
Renee, 2020-10-04

Our lab Milly was lucky enough to spend 12 nights with Melissa.

She was treated like one of the family and a little bit spoilt. It was like a little holiday for her playing with Melissa's dogs and spending time exploring her beautiful property.

Will definitely use again next time we go away!

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Availability

Melissa's Pets

Toffee
Miniature dachshund
Tim Tam
Standard Smooth Dachshund
Oliver
Whippet

About Melissa's Home

Accepted pets

Dog sex
Female & Male
Small animals
rodents, rabbits, ...

Melissa's home

A farm
A large outdoor area
Has no kids

Skills

Specific Skills

I speak English
+20 years of experience
Familiar with dog training techniques
Can take care of exotic animals

Many years with dogs have taught basic veterinary care, dog obedience and dog psychology. My husband is a professional groomer.

Can Administer

Oral medications

Experience with

Animal welfare as a volunteer
Rescuing pets
Behavioural problems

Stats

<6h
Response time
100%
Response rate
6 h ago
Last activity
SMS
Verified
Email
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Melissa

Melissa

Pampered Pooches

Darwin
Dog boarding
24h stay, at sitter's home
20 AUD for each additional pet
30 AUD
/night
All services and rates
Contact Melissa

Cancellation policy: Flexible

Full refund if cancelled before noon one day before the booking, 50% refund afterwards

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