Stay & Play Pet Sitting

“Compassionate Care

When You’re Not There”

Veterinary Experience - Fear Free CertifIED - Reiki Practitioner - Cat & Dog CPR & First-Aid Trained

Drop In Visits From 30-60 minutes

Babysitting From 1.5 Hours Or More

Overnight Stays In Your Home From Noon To Noon


SEt-Up A FREE Meet & Greet

It’s Important To Me That Your Pet(s) Are Comfortable, Relaxed & I’m Fully-Prepared When I Stay!

About Me

MY NAME IS Melinda

I have been pet sitting professionally for 4 years with numerous satisfied repeat clients. I am a highly-experienced caregiver who is trained in reactivity, animal body language, human-animal interactions, and how to de-escalate a dangerous situation. What sets me aside from other pet sitters is that I am:


    Pet Care insurance protects your pet and home in the event of a disaster,an accident, or an emergency.


    I am an Experienced Veterinary Assistant and cat & dog CPR & First Aid Trained. I excel in pre-operative & post-op care, experience medicating and administering shots, I have open communication with your veterinarian while you’re away and will transport your pet to your choice of vet in the case that the need arises. I am a professionally trained veterinary assistant who has handled animals of all sizes, breeds, & temperaments.


    I am educated about emotional well-being, enrichment & the reduction of fear, anxiety & stress in pets. I taught these methods through presentations to the hospital & boarding staff of Countryside Animal Hospital. I am continuing my education for a second year to perfect the ART of compassionate care.


    I pride myself in all the 5-star reviews clients have written on behalf of my work - check them out on my testimonial page!


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stay & Play’s Philosophy

Animals deserve the best life we can give them and it’s important that they are properly cared for while you’re away. They deserve to be comfortable, happy and most importantly, loved. Stay & Play promises to treat your animals with the same respect and kindness that I treat my own. I aim to be part of your family; someone you can trust, communicate with and depend on. Your pet will always be in the hands of someone who is educated, experienced, compassionate, and prepared.


Melinda did an excellent job with our two difficult dogs. She was completely thorough in getting all the information about the dogs and our home, since she was spending the night. Her resume is outstanding and she has a wealth of information and education about the safety and health of animals. She truly cares about our animals. She kept us up-to-date about the dogs, sending texts and pics. When we arrived home, Melinda had cleared the bedding and sheets. I would highly recommend Melinda. I can’t think that anyone else could have done a better job. She is truly a professional.
— Ruth D.
Melinda was phenomenal. She took care of our seven Frenchies while we were gone for three days, stayed in touch with us, sent pictures and instilled confidence in us that she had the pack in control. She went above and beyond by learning the personality of each of the dogs, playing outdoors with them and left our home in better condition than when we left. We would love to have her sit our dogs again and recommend her to anyone wanting a true professional pet sitter.
— Tom D.
We have had Melinda care for our older and special needs dogs. We feel much more comfortable with her staying at our home so our dogs get undivided 24 hr care. Our dogs require medication on a regular basis and we can count on her to do this without any concern. As our oldest Setter is 13, her day to day needs can change and Melinda is aware of this and will make sure she gets the needed help and attention. We would never be able to leave our dogs without this great care. Also, we have asked Melinda to come in the evenings to walk our younger dog. She will also come for a 2-3 hour pet sitting need. She keeps us informed about our dogs and sends pictures. She also does extra things like watering plants, dishes and things
— Carol H.

Don’t Worry While Your Away  

Your Furry Friend Will Thank You For Letting Me Stay