Melissa

Friendly, reliable freelance writer to watch your home and your precious pets

Chicago, IL, US
5 Reviews

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Reviews (5)

Eileen

Melissa was the best - I could not have asked for better. She was tender and attentive to Ted, my cat, and often sent pictures keeping me in the loop

Chicago, IL, US · 31 Jan - 06 Mar 2020
Leela

Melissa was looking after my two cats when I took off for Christmas and New Year's - and not it didn't take them long to get to love her! Communication was

Zürich, Switzerland · 24 Dec 2019 - 08 Jan 2020
Nicola

Melissa was trustworthy and very organised. She looked after our pets thoroughly and with great care. Thank you :)

Edinburgh, United Kingdom · 31 Dec - 31 Dec 2015
Tania

My boy was well looked after by Melissa over a 4 week period. I received regular updates and pictures which certainly helped as a first time home-lister to

Berlin, Germany · 02 Feb - 02 Feb 2015
Paul

This is a very easy reference to write! Melissa was simply outstanding in all aspects with respect to looking after our home and our cat Stanley for 4

Cheltenham, United Kingdom · 20 Oct - 20 Oct 2014

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Lee Ann

Melissa has lived in my home since February. She has taken care of my two dogs with such care and love. I trust her completely with my home and car and she

House & pet sitting reference · 07 May 2014

About

Hi! I'm a solo female traveler from America. After earning a bachelor’s degree in 2012 as well as a CELTA (the standard credential for teaching ESL), I taught English for two years in Asia, then did some traveling around Europe thanks to

Why I want to house sit

I’m interested in housesitting because I love to travel — but I’m saving money to buy a house and can't afford expensive, fancy hotels. I’ve also found that staying in a home or local community is more interesting, meaningful, and peaceful

My experience

I’ve been house and pet sitting for friends, neighbors, and family members since high school. I’m great with dogs and cats; in fact, I worked for almost a year as a dog bather while I was in college. I’ve also had experience watching

Pet care experience

  • Dogs
  • Cats
  • Reptiles
  • Fish

Availability

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Preferred countries

  • Aland Islands
  • Albania
  • Andorra
  • Antarctica
  • Austria
  • Belarus

Profile details

Age
39
Occupation
Writer/Teacher