Melanie

Perfect Stay-cation for Pooch While you Fetch a Break!

Paradise Point
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Doggy Day Care
Doggy day care
Daytime care, at the sitter's home
10 AUD for each additional pet
40 AUD
/day
All services and rates

About Melanie

A little about your pooches Stay-cation host

I am Melanie, single, old enough to have bounced around in the tray of a Ute while my parents drove around town... human child-free by choice and pet rescue lover. My best friend crossed the Rainbow Bridge at 19 years old, so I am recovering from a broken heart. The perfect salve is to love on as many poochies as possible until I am ready for my next rescue. 

I own my own company and work from a home office, but I have the work-life balance situation nailed. I love my twice daily walks where I know all the local fur kids by name. I also enjoy walking to my local dog-friendly cafes for breakfast and lunch. 

A little about your poochie's Stay-cation location

Beautiful Paradise Point is a Poochie's dream stay-cation destination. At each end of my street, you will find endless walking paths, sandy beaches, calm waters and plenty of sniffing opportunities. While there is a pet-friendly off-leash area, I like to keep the furry ones on a leash and within grabbing distance because some fur kids haven't been taught manners, and your baby's safety is my priority. 

If your pooch loves to swim, we can do a bit of shallow paddleboarding or simply shallow paddling! We will stay landbound if they're not so keen on water adventures. We also adventure during the earlier and later hours to keep the heat down; if the road is still too hot in the afternoon, I have a cart to wheel poochie down to the grassed areas. 

A little about your poochie's Stay-cation accommodation

A big grassed yard with both morning and afternoon shady spots is accessible by a small doggy door; for bigger doggies, the door can be left open. There is a set of stairs, but older, smaller dogs (under 10kg) can be given the royal treatment (I will carry them down). 

The yard is fully fenced with 6 to 8-foot fences all the way around. Even the smollest good boi's can't escape. 

The front gate is always locked, so no delivery guys accidentally letting your beloved out sans' chaperon! 

The air conditioning is on a timer, so anything over 27 degrees will trigger the air con, and I tend to have it on while I work anyway. 

I am a bed and couch sharer, so if your best buddy likes to snuggle, they're most welcome. If they prefer the safety of their crate or the comfort of their bed, that is fine, too! 

Things you just might need to know

  • Little people (1 to 5 years old) do visit the property from time to time, and while we do work on them understanding boundaries, not approaching pets without permission etc but they're still practising. If you have a reactive pet just let me know so everyone can stay safe. 
  • No other animals reside on the property, and my sweet old boy was always vaccinated. He also never had a flea on him! 
  • Cameras are installed in my living space and front door to check in on Poochie if I am out; I don't tend to be out for huge periods of time and like being able to go to dog-friendly places (if Poochie loves Bunnings, they're in for a real treat!). Four to five hours 2 to 3 times per week would be the max (your pet-sitter-to-be is a homebody!). 
  • Car and driver (me!) available if any medical emergencies were to occur
  • Curly coat and double-coated dog experience. Poodle, Maltese, Bichon and Samoyed coat brushing experience
  • Stealth medication provider (my boy was SMART) and able to administer ear drops for the floppy ear brigade 
  • What your poochie might like to pack to make their visit more comfortable

    Anything or nothing! You're welcome to bring anything that will make your poochie feel at home and be more comfortable during their stay. 

    I have the following:

    • Two comfy poochie beds
    • Couch pad
    • Large cooling mat
    • Car seat (up to 12kg/small dog)
    • Leads and harnesses
    • Small life jacket (toy poodle size)
    • Dog pram (up to 15kg)
    • Big and small food and water bowls
    • Treats - (Providore and Ziwi brand)
    • Lick mat (and pooch-friendly peanut butter)
    • Sniff mat
    • Basket of soft toys, balls, chew rings and treat puzzle balls
    • Pet wash (Adairs brand)
    • Ear cleaner (for the floppy ear kiddos) 
    • Towels
    • Safety gate to limit access to stairs, or to keep in a specific room if that is what happens at your home
    • Pedestal fan/heater
    • Grooming brushes and clippers (I promise not to clip your dog!!! But, in case of an emergency, they're good to have). 
    • Hygiene between guests

      Poochies all have their own ermm... scent.. To ensure your poochie isn't stressed by the scent of previous guests, all floors, toys, bedding, towels etc, are cleaned between stays (even overnighters). 

      Toys and bedding are hot soaked in a mix of washing soda, Sard power (antibacterial), then machine washed in Adair's laundry liquid. Floors are cleaned with boiling water Bondi Brand floor cleaner or Koala brand floor cleaner. Carpets and rugs are given a steam and spritz with carpet freshener. *Cleaning is my love language 😊

      If your poochie has skin sensitivities, just let me know. 

      Melanie's services

      At the sitter's home

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

      Melanie also offers

      Grooming
      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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      Steve, 2024-02-27

      Melanie was amazing . you will not be disappointed. Book her to look after your doggo. we will definitely be re booking when we are away again .

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      Sophy, 2024-02-24

      Thank you so much for taking such good care of our two dogs. They both loved spending time with you and they came home happy. I’d be happy to recommend you to our friends and family.

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      About Melanie's Home

      Accepted pets

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

      Melanie's home

      A medium outdoor area
      Has no kids
      A fully fenced backyard

      Walking areas

      Nearby off-leash dog area
      Beach

      Skills

      Specific Skills

      I speak English
      +10 years of experience
      Familiar with dog training techniques

      Experience with

      Rescuing pets

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      Melanie

      Melanie

      Perfect Stay-cation for Pooch While you Fetch a Break!

      Paradise Point
      Doggy Day Care
      Doggy day care
      Daytime care, at the sitter's home
      10 AUD for each additional pet
      40 AUD
      /day
      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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