© Walk Play Stay LLC, New Hartford NY 


With Melissa


Flexible. experienced. trusted.



Welcome to WalkPlayStay!

We are so excited for the opportunity to get to know you, and your pet.
First, let me tell you a little bit about us.  Hi, I'm Melissa.  My love of animals developed at an early age both at home, and on the Bray family farm, with Giggers our pony, Margo our collie mix, and many demanding but lovable barn cats.
Our family now includes:  a boxer mix named Dax, two cats called Pips & Patches, and Crunchy the guinea pig!  We also have a steady rotation of clients that we provide care for.

In order to better serve our clients' needs I am currently working to obtain a dog trainer certification through Animal Behavior College.  With this training, we place focus on dog behavior modification and our aim is to help people and their pets lead more fulfilling lives.

From this lifelong commitment and calling, WalkPlayStay is born.  Thank you for your trust!  Please reach out, we'd love to hear from you and find out how we can best serve you and your furry friends.

Our Services


Let's take a walk

Mid Day walk with Mel

30 min  |  $16.00

Drop-in visit

Do your pets prefer to stay at home?  I can drop in and care for them

15 min  |  $10.00

Day care 

Let your pet spend the day with us

8 hours  |  $25

Pooch Sleepover

Stay the night

24 hours  |  $40

25+ hours  |  $50




Krissy C.

Feb. 18, 2019

Melissa was amazing! I was very nervous as this was the first time we were leaving Jax with someone that was not family. She made me feel comfortable the second we met. Her dog Dax is a great and friendly dog that our dog had so much fun with.

I could tell he was very happy and relaxed when I picked him up. It was comforting to receive pictures throughout the day.

She will absolutely be my first choice when I need a sitter again.


Jan. 12, 2019

Melissa is amazing! My puppy stayed with her for two nights and had a great time. He loved her dog. She has a huge backyard where my puppy got plenty of excersise and socialization.


She updated me many times throughout the day. I would recommend her to anyone and would definitely use her again.

linda c.

Dec. 25, 2018

Melissa was terrific with Bailey! Her dog was a perfect playmate; both are active, energetic dogs who got along very well.


Melissa sent photos regularly and made me feel very comfortable leaving our dog with her.




Tel: 315-922-2215