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Tara K.

14 Reviews
4 Repeat Guests
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Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
No Puppies

Tara 's Resident Pets

Lhasa Apso
14 yr 2 mo old
Other Pets & Animals: Cats

Tara 's Apartment

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Outdoor area

About Tara

*Site Under Construction
Booked for Thanksgiving :)

Philip and I are avid dog lovers; actually we are pretty obsessed with all animals and are strong animal rights advocates. We have a 12 year-old Lhasa Apso, named Rosie, who is pictured in my profile pic.
Rosie is full of personality. She cracks us up all the time, especially when she watches tv. Rosie can be very lazy; she loves naps and sometimes sits down on walks! She can also be perky and likes to play chase and play with toys (lambchop)! While she does not really physically "play" with other dogs anymore, Rosie does get excited and vocal around furry friends!

With Rosie being a senior, I'm used to administering eye drops and oral medications to Rosie daily. I'm also very used to specific diets and picky/spoiled eaters!

I recently moved to a larger house with a huge yard and will update this description ASAP! The address listed and photos are current ones!

Philip is a graphic designer who works from home, which is why we can happily offer 24/7 care, even during the weekdays! I am an elementary teacher, so I am home on weekends and I get home around 4 on weekdays to spend time with Philip and Rosie! I instill a love of animals in all my students and teach them how to respect animals. I’m that friend or neighbor that can’t wait to watch your pup while you’re away.

Philip and I both enjoy taking Rosie for walks on the Boardwalk and hikes around the Greenbelt. We can also have lazy days (especially Rosie) so be sure to let us know what your dog’s activity level is and we will be sure to accommodate it.

Whatever your dog prefers, whether it's a crate or sleeping on our bed, we are happy to make them comfortable. Treats, toys and their dog bed are always a good thing to bring along for them, to make them feel at home.

Unfortunately, due to living in an apartment, I can't really watch any dogs that bark a lot. Our apartment has pretty close quarters with my neighbors, so they have to be relatively quiet.
As you can see in some of the photos on my profile, our dog-friendly apartment complex is right on the Boardwalk that is connected to a large open field and a small, fenced in, off-leash dog park.
Other photos include inside our two bed / two bath apartment, pics of Rosie and other dogs we have had the pleasure of taking care of! More pics to come! Expect many pictures from us of your pup; it can be so hard to leave them!
Let me know if you have any questions for Philip, Rosie and me. Rosie is excited to have a sleepover with your pup!
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Tara K.

14 Reviews
4 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Responds within a few days
  • Cancellation Policy:


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  • Last updated December 15, 2016


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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Tara 's Home
$38 /night
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/night
Dog Walking
$15 /half-hour
$30 /hour
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
$17 /bath
$10 each way
  • Willing to travel 15 miles
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14 Reviews
oh my, i can't believe i forgot my rating after meeting such a wonderful person for loving and taking care of our dog. we got daily pictures and stories and arrived home to a happy, well cared for twinkle. thank you again!
Tara is really sweet and a great pet sitter. She took such good care of our little Susi. She walked Susi 2x/day, played with her and comforted her during a huge thunderstorm. Tara sent pictures and videos every day so we could see how much fun Susi was having. Tara also has a very meek and sweet Lhasa Apso that is a good companion for visiting doggies. I give Tara and lil' Rosie 5 stars!
Tucker and Annie love going to Tara's! She is very loving with them and she is very easy to work with. I highly recommend your dogs vacay with Tara!
we scheduled our dogs with tara for a 4 night stay. i messaged her before the reservation to determine if she was willing to keep a puppy who was not fully housebroken. she indicated she was happy to do that. after 2 days, she demanded the dogs be picked up because they had accidents in the house and were barking. this was extremely inconvenient as we were out of town. we have used dog vacay on several occasions without difficulty, so i can only wonder if the problem was that tara was unable to manage them. only use her if your dog is very compliant. she doesn't appear to have very good 'pack leader skills'.
As always, Tara is the best! I left my girls for eight days ( a long time) and I knew they were in great hands. I got regular updates and never worry one bit.
Tara and Philip were gave Copper lots of attention and sent frequent updates and pictures while we were away. We are going to request them whenever they are available.
Tara and Philip are awesome! Our 1 year old labradoodle, Brady, had a great "vacation" at their apartment, snuggling and going for runs outside with Tara. We were away for over a week and the regular updates and photos assured us that Brady was in good hands. Brady was excited to see us, but he seemed sad to leave his new friends- he obviously had fun and was very well cared for.
Tara and Philip are the best! I always feel super comfortable leaving my pups --never worry. I know they are being taken care of getting very spoiled.
As always....the best! I know my girls are in caring hands with Tara and Philip. They send pictures and regular updates and I can always enjoy my time away without worry. Thank you!
We needed a sitter for Lola, our Yorkshire Terrier, for an entire week while traveling out of the country. Tara responded very quickly to arrange a meet and greet. We immediately knew that Lola would be in good hands. Tara and Philip kept us updated with photos and tidbits daily, which really helped us feel comfortable while away. They took Lola on lots of walks and time outside to burn energy, and understood her attention-seeking ways and need for snuggles :) I would definitely recommend this host to any small dog parent wanting a caring sitter while away!
This was Foxy's first Dogvacay and she gives five stars! I loved getting the pictures and updates. Tara and Philip are so caring- I know my fur baby is in great hands!
Tara and Philip were wonderful hosts! I'm so happy I chose them to care for my maltipoo and would definitely recommend them! They seemed very knowledgeable about small dogs and were great about introducing my dog to theirs. They sent daily pictures, updates and even a video of my pup! Philip even edited some photos to look professional. The weather was nasty the week they cared for my dog and they always had her in a much needed sweater or rain jacket. My pup can get anxiety when left alone so either Tara or Philip was with her 24/7. I felt completely comfortable leaving my dog with them and will definitely use them again!
Five stars all the way! Philip & Tara are the best. This was my first time using Dogvacay. I was a little nervous about leaving my sensitive little fur baby, but I knew, after meeting them, that she was in great hands. They sent pictures, videos and updates--they even made sure she had a sweater when the weather got cold. I didn't worry a bit. These are wonderful, caring people who will take the best care of YOUR fur baby!
Lots of good photos and updates! Nice folks
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