Dog Resort

Melissa Perry, owner of Rosedale Pet Resort, has been an animal lover her whole life. She grew up with many pets and was always surrounded by animals. Growing up with parents who were professional dog handlers and ran a boarding kennel, she was permitted to keep about any animal she desired! She was closely bonded with her pets, as they brought a special joy to her as an only child.

Mel’s parents began travelling the world and competing in dog shows in 1950. As soon as Mel was old enough, she was right there with them! Together, they raised and exhibited hundreds of top winning champions. As she grew older, she helped run the family pet business, and enjoyed every moment of it.


Flash forward to 2021, Mel has decided to bring back the legacy of her family pet business. When her parents passed away unexpectedly in 2020, she decided that it was time to leave her successful corporate career and return to her passion for animals. Melissa and her family of nine own a menagerie of dogs, cats, rabbits, chickens and a turtle. It’s safe to say she has passed on her love of animals to each of her seven children!

Pet Resort

Melissa’s vision is to create a place that treats each and every pet as special as possible. In order to create a home away from home, the pets residing at Rosedale Pet Resort will receive as much love as they would at home. As a pet owner herself, Mel understands how emotionally challenging it can be for an owner to leave their dog at a dog boarding facility. Her personal experience with dog sitters as well as dog boarders has inspired her to create a place where she would feel good about leaving her own precious pets.

Puppy Boarding

Rosedale Pet Resort exists to provide your beloved pet with enriched boarding experience when you are away, by giving pets the things they need most. This includes safe socialization, personalized activities/exercise, and minimized stress.

Pets will always prefer real homes and outdoor play yards over warehouses and concrete. By their very nature, pets NEED proper socialization with people - not solitary confinement! We make every effort to ensure pet owners can relax knowing their pet is receiving wonderful care and socialization while they are away.

As part of our commitment to the safety and security of your pet in Pierce County, we are certified with the Fear Free pet methodologies. You can rest assured knowing that our property is fully fenced with multiple levels of security, and your pet will be monitored regularly to ensure they are acclimating well. 

While some kennels have "cage free" philosophies, we have deluxe "bunkhouses" for each pet to retreat. They have their own bedding, personal space, private play time, daily walks, and receive a complimentary bath. Each of these lends itself towards an enriched ‘dog-cation’ experience, in efforts to make their time with us the least stressful for them as possible.

Every cat in our care has access to natural light and ample space to move around and partake in natural cat behaviors. They have weather permitting opportunities to enjoy the view from our "catios", so they can birdwatch in the fresh air. Prior to departure each cat receives a complimentary basic brushing and nail trim. 

We don't believe in up-selling for human interaction or walks and basic medication administration is complimentary. 

There’s No Place Like Home… But when you have to be away, we want your pet to feel like Rosedale Pet Resort is it's home away from home. We can’t wait to meet you and your pets!

About Mel History

One of the Maltese Best In Show winners, bred by Melissa's family.

If you're from Gig Harbor, you may see Mel taking spirited runs with her dogs!

We're a Pet Boarding Facility You Can Trust.

We like to keep things simple at Rosedale Pet, so our rates are very simple. We don't charge extra for holidays, special diet preparation, socialization, or administering basic medication. Our philosophy is to offer a standard of care that we would expect for our own pets. Reach out to us today!