Melanie was a Licensed Massage Therapist for the past twelve years and took a career shift to start Snaggle Foot Dog Walks & Pet Care in Charleston. She very much looks forward to caring for animals every day and also helping out their owners!

She served as her massage school’s administrator in Michigan before moving to Norway (just wanting a little change and lots of adventure) where she eventually met her husband Arnt. Instead of settling back in Michigan, these two warm-hearted pet lovers decided to move to Charleston for some warmer temps and Southern charm.

As a child, Melanie tagged along with her parents who frequently attended both dog and cat shows. This is when Melanie learned to love and care for animals the most. Caring for pets has been a part of her life for as long as she can remember. Her teenage cat, Turbo, was rescued from the humane society as a kitten. Melanie describes Turbo as half human, half canine, in one adorably handsome cat suit.

Melanie has cared for cats, dogs, birds, fish, hamsters, ferrets, guinea pigs, rabbits, and many others—she enjoys each animal’s unique personality and her goal is to get them to relax and enjoy their time with her.

As a pet owner, Melanie knows first-hand the concerns and fears that pet owners often go through. Excellent and dependable pet care is essential to pet owners. “I want to make sure every pet owner knows that their animals are, while their humans are gone, in the best possible hands, without any doubts or stress”. She says, “My Clients’ peace of mind and their pets’ well-being are my two primary goals during each and every visit.”