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This is why we love what we do!

Maya and Ollie spent the whole day with Melanie and had a great time. She is very professional and makes sure she knows how you want your dogs handled. When we picked the pups up, we could see that they liked her and she was very sweet with them. Melanie even sent us a pic in the middle of the day! We will definitely use her again! Highly recommended.

Kenny W.

Our mini dachshund Bruce absolutely loved his stay with Melanie and her family! We felt very comfortable immediately after our meet and greet, and could tell Bruce was as well. Being a mini dachshund we have specific rules for him jumping, being picked up etc, and Melanie was very attentive to our requests and also very knowledgeable. Melanie sent us wonderful updates while we were away - photos, videos and texts. We picked Bruce up after 7 days away, and knew he was happy and healthy - and a little sad to leave! Would recommend highly and we will definitely be booking with Melanie again!

David G.

Melanie and her family were so welcoming to Riley and us again. I enjoy my vacation knowing Riley is also having a great vacation too. She sends us updates through pictures and messages. We will continue to us her services. Thank you so much Melanie.

Lesly T.

Melanie and her family were warm and inviting to the dogs and us, the owners. We were comfortable and happy with Melanie's experience on how she greeted our dogs and welcomed them into her lovely home. Caring for dogs seems to be second nature to Melanie. Thank you Melanie!

Kenny D.

Melanie and family a fantastic. She will even cook my dog's favorite steak to add to his kibble! Her girls and hubby and a terrific addition to her service. We love her...and so does Cooper!

Marcia S.

Great stay for our pampered Havanese. He is a little neurotic and 9 years old. Melanie and family were fantastic! Warm, solicitous, kind and clearly made him feel at home, loved and cared for. I don't think he missed us very much after the first night.

Gay H.

Melanie was a great sitter for our dog Bowser!! She discussed everything with us during our meet and greet and made us feel so comfortable leaving him with her and her family. Our dog took affection to her youngest daughter and they were attached at the hip! Melanie sent pictures and updates throughout the weekend to let us know how he was doing. We definitely recommend Melanie and will be booking with her again!

Andrea A.

Melanie took care of Sophie our 10 pound Maltese while my wife and I explored London and Paris. After we got through our nerves on day one we never looked back. Melanie took care of our baby and sent us pictures during the week to make us feel comfortable. Melanie is a must use!

Gerard L.

This was our third time booking with Melanie and we couldn't feel more comfortable leaving our pup with her! Knowing that our dog is in good such good hands, really helps me and my husband enjoy our time more whenever we are away. She even sends us update pics and it's like Pepsi (our dog) is part of the family! Whenever Pepsi comes home it's like she truly is coming back from a doggy vacay. Thank you Melanie!

Amanda C.

From our meet and greet I knew Melanie's home would be the perfect place for our 8,yr, old Brittany. It's a wonderful relaxed environment. Yet it is quite obvious that Melanie and her family are more than ready, happy, and capable of having a four legged guest. The text messages along with photos made us even more comfortable with our decision to leave Cooper with Melanie. I would not hesitate to recommend Melanie to watch your pet. You will feel completely relaxed leaving your best friend with Melanie and Family.

Marcia S.

Melanie and her family were so caring, loving and sweet towards Riley. Through the pictures she sent me, I saw how much fun Riley was having. That made me feel better knowing he was in good hands. I feel comfortable planning my upcoming vacations now.

Lesly T.

Melanie's home was a loving, caring environment for Bentley. Melanie kept me posted on how Bentley was doing during his stay.

Constance D.

Melanie was great sitter! I would recommend her to other families looking for a trustworthy sitter for their pets!

Kelly A.

Melanie is an outstanding person doing a wonderful job caring for her dog visitors...I can't thank Melanie enough for all she did for our Penny, who is a 6 year old rescue we've had for 1 year who was a stray in the Bronx.

Rachelle R.

Wags to Whiskers has been walking Hunter, my 100lb choc lab baby, for nearly 6 months now - 2x daily - since I gave birth. Melanie is 100% reliable and trustworthy. She clearly really cares for my dog Hunter, and gives feedback after every walk. If I am not around she gives a full report via text so I have one less thing to worry about during my days as a new mom. I highly recommend this company. Hunter does too, he loves Melanie!

Nicole M.

Melanie and her family have been wonderful with our two pups! After one weekend with Melanie, both dogs now run into her house, tails wagging and don't look back! We feel totally comfortable and at ease leaving them in such wonderful hands. We would definitely recommend this family to anyone looking for a loving sitter.

Colleen D.

My doggie LOVES Wags and Whiskers. She has so much energy! - Besides being great with the puppies, Melanie is totally flexible, helpful, goes beyond to help with my adorable large size Labrador. Wags and Whiskers made my life much more convenient and my dog looks forward to her daily walk. Love it!

Carolina D.

Our pup loved the holiday biscuits from Wags to Whiskers. In fact, I gifted bags to four other dog owners during this Christmas. Our English Bulldog loves visiting WTW - the yard is large and the set up is great for a dog of any size. He felt extremely comfortable and took to this family immediately!

Laura J.

Melanie was terrific - no different than all the amazing reviews she already has. Things we loved: 1. She has a wonderful place with lots of outdoor space 2. She doesn't leave the dog unattended for more than 3-4 hrs at most 3. Her entire family (and 2 kids) love dogs and Hazel enjoyed spending time with them 4. She is flexible and kind in making things works around your schedules (for meet-greet, pick up, drop off etc.) 5. She is a professional pet sitter/dog walker and takes dogs out on walks a lot - Hazel got sufficient walks as a result 6. She only takes one (or two if you have two dogs, never dogs from two separate families) at a time - so lots of attention for the pup 7. Our dog had a couple of accidents in the beginning - and she didn't make a fuss about it. She was kind and understanding 8. She sent us regular photo updates while we were away.

Kalyan J.

I left my 2 babies with Melanie. From the moment I walked in, I felt comfortable. Well my instinct was right! She kept in contact and even slept on the couch with them one night. I would definitely use her again! Thank you!!

Tracy Y.

Our dog, Corky, was well taken care of with his walks and daily eye medications. Melanie gave us regular updates on how Corky was doing while we were away. The photo updates she sent us also assured us that our dog was doing well with her. We wouldn't hesitate to have Corky stay with her again.

Mary Ann B.

Melanie is an amazing DogVacay host. She kept me informed consistently via email with both pictures and stories of the great time that Ginger had there. Her warm demeanor combined with her knowledge and caring of my Ginger were second to none. I would definitely bring my Ginger to her in the future and give her the highest compliments possible!

Keith C.

Our pup enjoyed her stay, and we could relax knowing she was in good hands with Melanie and her family. She got plenty of playtime in the backyard and attention was she was indoors. We looked forward to the daily updates and pictures. Our pup is looking forward to her next dog vacation.

Gary D.

From meet n greet I felt comfortable and at ease leaving my 2 precious frenchies with Melanie. Was thorough in asking about my dogs habits n care. She kept me updated on their daily activities including pics. Her home w large fenced yard was perfect for my dogs. Her daughter was great w my dogs as well. My dogs were comfortable and happy in her home. I believe she did an awesome job taking care of my dogs while I was away including giving one of my dogs antibiotics. Thanks again Melanie!!! would definitely use her services again.

Leah R.

We could not have asked for more. Melanie was very gracious and accomodating during our meet and greet with her, and was able to take our pup for an overnight stay on short notice. She updated us with texts and pics to assure us that our dog was in good hands. Based on this experience I would highly recommend her, and our pup will be staying with her for a longer "dog vacay" in the very near future. Thanks again Melanie!

Gary D.

I just picked up my dog, Doris from Melanie and Doris had a really good time! Melanie cared a lot about making me feel comfortable and showed a lot of flexibility! She even slept on the sofa with Doris when she was anxious the first night. It was much appreciated! I`ve already booked Melanie for my next vacation! If your dog likes children this is the perfect host!

Emma N.

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