Space Coast Pet Services is a team of experienced and professional pet sitters and dog walkers serving the Brevard County and the Space Coast area as well as those visiting here from out of town. We are registered with the state of FL, background checked, bonded, insured & trained in Pet First Aid & CPR. All staff members get educated about dog behaviors and receive ongoing, relevant training to our industry. The business was officially established in 2017 and continues to grow to serve more and more space coast pet families and visitors each month.
What drives us to succeed is knowing we are providing the best possible care for all of our Space Coast Pet family on time, every time.
“There’s a great sense of pride in knowing that you’ve worked hard to create something from the ground up all on your own and, in the process, are able to help others. I want my children to see that hard work can pay off when you’re passionate about what you’re doing. I continually seek to learn new best practices and to keep up with current trends in the industry. I’ve had many opportunities to connect with and collaborate with other local businesses. We network with other small business owners in our communities who hold the same core professional values as we do and the end result is the best experience for you as a pet parent and the pets you love dearly.”
~Melanie Haynes, Owner
Meet Our Team
Leader of the Pack
Melanie has always loved animals – big and small. So when she was in transition from an industrial security corporate job in defense contracting, she decided to take her years of pet care experience and start a business that reflected that passion. After pet sitting casually as a hobby and becoming a pet owner, she understood the importance of having professional and personalized pet care. With the lack of full time, registered and qualified services in the area, she decided to fill the need for qualified, trained, loving professional home pet care providers in Brevard County.
After traveling the world as a ‘military brat’, Melanie settled in Brevard County in 2013. She is the mother of 2 amazing children and 2 adorable pups. She volunteers at her children’s elementary school, Hidden Acres Rescue for Thoroughbreds (HART) and served on the Committee of her son’s Cub Scout Pack. When not being a Mom Taxi between hockey practices, Cub Scouts, fire stations, horse riding lessons and various school activities, she enjoys reading, swimming, hiking in the mountains and traveling. (And naps!)
Pet Sitter & Dog Walker
Bernadine has a long-standing passion and background in caring for ALL animals whether they are large/small, scaly/furry, feathered, squeaky/slimy or have paws, claws or hooves. She has medical background as a massage therapist, aesthetician and surgical technologist. She currently has an Italian Greyhound, Strider who is almost 18 years old, an 8-year-old Potcake, Angel, (which she rescued from Turks and Caicos Islands), and Digit the Whippet, whom she rescued over 7 years ago. She has not only been a volunteer for Italian Greyhound rescue groups for almost 18 years, but has also volunteered as a dog trainer at a dog club in Miami for over 5 years. Bernadine has a love for all breeds of dogs but has a penchant and soft spot for all sighthounds – that all started with Strider. Cats of all ages and breeds naturally adore her. There is no animal too small or too big for her to care for and treat as her own. She especially enjoys teaching pet parents on how to help their furry family live their “best life”! During her down time, she loves the beach, pool and teaching her dogs new “party” tricks.
Pet Sitter & Dog Walker
Keifer is an Air Force Veteran. He grew up in Oklahoma but joining the Air Force took him around the world and he moved to Florida after serving our country. He really loves the weather here and it reminds him of his first duty station in Guam. Keifer has taken care of animals his entire life. Currently, he has 3 dogs and 1 cat – all are rescues! He enjoys playing his guitar and ukulele and loves going on snowboarding trips.
Pet Sitter & Dog Walker
Mitchell is a singer/entertainer living on the Space Coast! He grew up in Ohio, where he had a number of different dogs such as Great Danes, Basset Hounds, and Labs. He has also cared for cats, birds, reptiles, and others, and isn’t afraid to get his hands dirty to take care of a pet! Rather than long walks on the beach, candlelight dinners, and wading into the Atlantic to put feet in the water, he prefers long runs on the beach, dinners by rocket-light, and diving into the Atlantic in search of sharks and other wildlife! Mitchell has a passion for all animals, and will be more than happy to take care of your pet while you’re away!
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