We are so happy (and so is Smudge the cat) that we found Melanie and Noho Petsitters! Melanie was absolutely amazing with Smudge, who is a very shy 15-year old cat with medical issues. Not only did Melanie come over a few days ahead of our vacation to meet Smudge, meet us, fill out forms, see how we give Smudge his daily medicine, and learn his routine; but she even left her own socks behind so Smudge could get used to her scent before she started coming over. Now, that’s dedication and love for animals! Melanie is 100% reliable. She came every day for 45 minutes and took such good care of Smudge. She made sure he got his medicine every day (and upon our arrival home, he is healthier and weighs more than before we left – amazing!). She played music for Smudge during her visits, met all his kitty needs, and even let him sleep on her jacket. Melanie texted us and sent pictures of Smudge almost every day so we could see how he was doing. Smudge is normally very shy, but he loved Melanie. We will absolutely hire her again. This was the first time we have ever left Smudge in the care of someone who wasn’t family or a long-time friend, and we couldn’t have asked for a better or more stress-free experience. Thank you to Melanie for her dedication, reliability, knowledge of animals, attention to detail, and love of pets. Hire her – you and your pets will be so happy that you did!!!!

K.H. Northampton, MA 11/1/2017


Melanie at Noho Petsitters has taken care of our two cats many times over the last two years, for both short and long trips. She is great with the cats! She came to meet the cats and see our setup before the first time we hired her and our cats went right up to her. Sometimes she brings her own toys to play with them. She will text or email updates if you like, and leaves a log of what time(s) she came and notes about anything she thinks you should know – she is very thorough. It is always great to know that our cats are well taken care of.

K.S. Northampton, MA 9/6/2015


Melanie is the best.  She gives my cats gentle, totally reliable care when I am away and saved my older cat’s life.  She’s never let me down.

Diana C. Easthampton, MA 4/6/2013