Melissa W. Pet Sitting

Melissa W. Pet Sitting

1 employee
3 years in business

About this pro

I'm a Rover pet sitter which means I've been background checked. I have left the corporate rat race to pursue my dreams of working on my own schedule with clients directly. I love all critters and would love to help ease some stress from your lives!


Instagram: @lissa_loves_dogs

I love taking care of animals. They are pure beings that will give unconditional love. I enjoy giving clients peace of mind that their animals are being loved just as much when they can't be home with them.

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Durham, NC 27705
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What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

A customer can message me on any of my platforms (Rover, Facebook, or Instagram). If they feel I am a good fit and our schedules work well together, we will schedule in the Rover app a first meet appointment. The first meet is free for the customer. During this appointment, I will meet your animals and we will talk face-to-face. After this, we will schedule the days I walk or sit your animals.

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

FFA alumni, Previously worked at PetSmart for 2 years (1 in the Pet Care department and 1 as the Pet Trainer), 6 months volunteer work at the Duke Lemur Center, some college courses in Animal Husbandry

Do you have a standard pricing system for your services? If so, please share the details here.

My Rover profile lists all my prices for services and add one.

How did you get started in this business?

I loved working with animals at PetSmart. I absolutely adored being a pet trainer. I wanted to expand more than the company would allow at that time so, I changed jobs. Now I'm at a point in my life where I can, start following my dreams of running my own business.

What types of customers have you worked with?

Typically dog and cat owners.

Describe a recent event you are fond of.

Two huskies were running loose and happened to walk into the store I was currently working at; which is not a pet store. I was getting them to trust me and almost had them caught before one of my coworkers spooked them out of the building.

I was brokenhearted that I was not able to clock out and go get them out of the road. I would have spent the rest of my day trying to make sure those dogs were safe. That's when I knew I had to leave my job and start my business.

What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a pro in your area of expertise?

Make sure they are educated about animal behavior and body language. 

What questions should customers think through before talking to pros about their needs?

Is this person also a pet parent?

Does this person believe in positive reinforcement?

Does this person have any animal education?