Melanie’s love of animals stems from childhood where several sad experiences with abused dogs led her to make a promise that she would help animals when she grew up. She fulfilled that promise by working nineteen years in the kennel of a no-kill animal shelter in upstate New York. In this capacity, she was able to take care of and give love to hundreds of homeless often abused dogs until they found their “forever” home. After moving to Ohio, she wanted to continue to work in the animal field and was lucky to land at Inn The Doghouse. Melanie lives in Bay Village with her husband, Tim, her son, Jesse, and her toy fox terrier, “Little Bit”.