HOMETOWN HOUNDS, LLC Welcomes You With Open Paws!

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AFFORDABLE-EXPERIENCED-INSURED

SERVICES

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DOGS

Dog Walking

Dog Sitting in Customer's Home

Feeding and Watering

Playtime

Waste Disposal (Poop Patrol)

Medicine Administering

Vacation Visits

Special Event Pet Coordinator & Escort

Photography

CATS

Cat Sitting

Feeding and Watering

Playtime 

Litterbox Cleaning

Medicine Administering

Vacation Visits

Special Event Pet Coordinator & Escort

Photography

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RABBITS, HAMSTERS, BIRDS, ETC.

Feeding and Watering

Playtime

Enclosure Cleaning

Vacation Visits

Photography

 

A Little About Myself

I love animals. Taking care of them and making a difference in their lives is my passion. I grew up with Siamese cats, raised English Bulldogs from puppies, and I am the proud Dog Mom of an active Australian Labradoodle.

I am a 1998 Graduate of Bucknell University and a 2003 Graduate of Pace University School of Law. After working in law and then being a Stay-at-Home Mother and Wife for ten years, I decided I wanted to pursue my love of animals in the pet industry. With my family's blessing, I created Hometown Hounds, LLC in the Fall of 2019. 

Whether it’s walking your dogs, feeding your cat, or taking care of your hamster while you’re away, I will always provide a warm, nurturing environment for your pets and treat them like members of my family.   

Sincerely, Melissa

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Melissa from Hometown Hounds is fabulous. She's kind, passionate, and most importantly loves what she does. All of my dogs love her too! If you're looking for a dog walker, I highly recommend Melissa.

Kristen Tedesco

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Melissa is so wonderful. We are so grateful to have found her. To go away for a long weekend and know that our pets are in the best hands is such a relief. She follows up, she lets you know how they are, she helps in every way possible to keep our pets and home safe. I am so grateful for her and the love she shows our pets. I highly recommend giving her a call!

Ashley Allegretta

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My family and I highly recommend Melissa. Melissa is kind, caring and thorough. She proactively sends pictures and communications. She handles puppies and adult dogs and finds a way to uniquely connect with all of them. We trust her immensely.

Kristine Dunbar

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My "fur baby" Casey adores Melissa! I often work late and Casey really looks forward to her daily walks. Plus, when I go away my Casey gets to stay in her home environment and I don't have to worry about her care when she's in Melissa's care.

Chris Kaefer

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POLICIES

Updated April 15, 2021

-Immunization & License Requirement:  All pets must have the required and necessary immunizations before Hometown Hounds, LLC. begins service. Your pet must also be properly licensed as required by local ordinances and health codes.

-Payments & Fees:  Hometown Hounds, LLC. accepts payments in the form of cash and checks made out to the company.  Payments for regular dog walking and cat sitting are due on last day of service of each week that your pet is cared for. Payments for vacation pet care are due in full before a customer leaves for vacation. There will be a $30.00 fee imposed for bounced checks. Customers are responsible for all costs associated with the collection of past due balances and any and all fees.

-Inclement Weather:  You entrust Hometown Hounds, LLC to use our best judgment in caring for your pet(s) during inclement weather. We reserve the right to call a nearby emergency contact in case of a serious problem with accessing your pet(s), such as a severely iced driveway or non-plowed snow driveways and/or walkways.  Every effort will be made to reach your home, but the service schedule may be changed, interrupted, or altered. If it is not possible to reach your home safely, your closest emergency contact will be notified. You will be notified directly by Hometown Hounds, LLC that a contingency plan has been activated.
 
-Medications:  Hometown Hounds, LLC. will attempt to administer all medications as directed by the primary caregiver, but cannot be held responsible for complications that arise as a result.  If there is a fear that an animal will react negatively to the administration of a medication (with biting, severely scratching or clawing), Hometown Hounds, LLC. reserves the right to not administer the medication and we will inform you directly of such as soon as possible.  

-Holidays, Weekends and Late Night Visits:  Hometown Hounds, LLC.  reserves the right to charge $50.00 per each 30 to 40 minute Walk and Play Session on all New York Stock Exchange Holidays and Easter Sunday.  Walk and Play Sessions on the Saturday and Sunday of Holiday Weekends such as, but not limited to, Memorial Day Weekend, July Fourth Weekend, and Labor Day Weekend, will be an additional $10.00 more per Session.  Normal weekend Walk and Plays as well as visits Monday through Friday at 10 pm or later will be an additional $5.00 more per Session.  Walk and Play Sessions at midnight or later will be an additional $10.00 regardless of whether they are during the week or on a weekend.

-Photographs and Publicity:  As a customer of Hometown Hounds, LLC., you have verbally granted permission and agreed for us to use our images of your pet(s) on our website, on our Facebook page, Instagram, and any other social media sites and in Hometown Hounds, LLC.'s advertising.

-Last Minute Cancellation:  Hometown Hounds, LLC reserves the right to charge customers a Cancellation Fee equivalent to one Walk and Play Session Fee that client is charged for their pet(s) for a last minute cancellation within six (6) hours of said visit from Hometown Hounds, LLC.  Vacation Pet Cancellations will be guided by the terms of their contract.

 

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Contact Me

Allendale, New Jersey

973-868-2962

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