Daniel Island's Pup Retreat

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Tamara G.

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7 Reviews
4 Repeat Guests
$30/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 15 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
No Puppies
List of Breeds Not Accepted
Pit Bull - American Staffordshire Terrier, Pit Bull - Bull Terrier, Dalmatian, Pit Bull - Staffordshire Bull Terrier, Pit Bull - American Pit Bull Terrier

Tamara's House

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Children at home (Under 5 years old)
Medium Yard
100% fenced
Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside

About Tamara

10 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
PUP THERAPY for us, PEACE OF MIND for you!
I am a stay at home mom with two young children. We would love the privilege of taking care of your baby! We do not have any pets so yours will get undivided attention. We are embarking on this experience because we desperately want a dog of our own but are unable to get one at the moment. Please allow us to love, entertain and care for yours!

We are an active family and spend many hours outdoors, either playing in the yard or walking the trails to the various Daniel Island parks. I believe the world is our classroom, so we love to take trips to the beach, the mountains, downtown Charleston and just about anywhere we can explore God's creation. Let us take your dog along! When your dog needs a break, he/she can relax in our fenced in back yard where there is lots of sun and shade, on the porch with a fan, or in the house, where he/she will be free to roam around.*

Although we are new to this service, we are not new to pet ownership and care. I have lots of experience with all kinds of pets (lizards, mice, hamsters, bunnies, cats, Guinea pigs, chickens, an opossum (!) and, of course, many dogs). As an infant I shared my playpen with a litter of 8 pups! All through my childhood we owned dogs and bred dogs. I, personally, have owned a rescue greyhound and two sweet but rambunctious rescue golden/Labrador/other mixes. My husband also grew up with and adores dogs. My son (4) is a little shy around new dogs but quick to warm up to them. My daughter (2) is extremely gentle and loving with any dog.

Thank you for considering our family. We look forward to meeting yours!

* Although I am generally home all day, I may be gone for a short period of time to take the kids to and from preschool or run a quick errand. During this time your dog is always welcome and encouraged to join me (especially if your dog loves car rides as much as mine did!) or will be left at home in a sectioned off area. If your dog prefers a crate, please bring one with you.



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Can administer oral medicine
Can administer injected medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Leash Pulling

Tamara G.

Online Now!
7 Reviews
4 Repeat Guests
$30/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 15 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated December 7, 2016

Credentials

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Course 101 Graduate
By completing courses at DogVacay University, hosts learn about best practices to help them provide the highest quality care for your dog.
Course 102 Graduate
By completing courses at DogVacay University, hosts learn about best practices to help them provide the highest quality care for your dog.
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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Tamara's Home
$30 /night
  • Watches up to 1 dog /night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 1 - 2 hours/day
  • Dogs will have full access outside for potty breaks
  • 3+ walks/day
  • Pets will sleep in their own beds
Daycare At Tamara's Home
$15 /day
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/day
Pick-Up/Drop-Off
$10 each way
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
1 Testimonial
Sep 2016
Tammy is a great pet sitter. She has lovingly cared for my two dogs. She pays special attention to the details that make for a good experience. She made sure my dogs were comfortable, had toys to play with, snacks and plenty of walks. I would highly recommend her because she is an animal lover and an honest person whom I trust. Your pets are in good hands.
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Tammy did an amazing job of taking care of our dog! She was fantastic about accommodating drop off and pickup times and did a great job at communicating during Lucy's stay with tons of photos and updates! Her active family gave our pup lots of love and exercise. It made for a wonderful trip to know that our four legged family member was happy too!
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This is the second time my dog has stayed with Tammy and her family, and it was great! Unfortunately, my pup got sick while I was gone, but Tammy immediately took him to the vet and got him the care he needed! Although it's not fun to get the call that your pup is sick (it was his own fault for eating plants!), it was very comforting knowing Tammy took care of the situation ASAP and treated my pup as if he was her own. It's very reassuring knowing next time I leave my dog with Tammy that he is in the best of hands! I really appreciated how well she took care of my dog and will always come back to this family time and time again, they really take care of your dog and love them unconditionally as you would yourself! My pup has begun to recognize when we are going to Tammy's and gets super excited now! I definitely recommend this family for everyone!
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Tammy and her family are honestly better than any kennel money can buy! She and her kids played with my pup constantly, took him on several long walks a day, and sent me daily pics and updates! Her two children are so loving and gentle with the dogs and truly miss them in between vacations! I cannot express how highly I think of this family and how much I owe them for taking such great care of my fur baby!
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Tammy was an incredible host. I wish I could give her 6 stars. She took outstanding care of my pup and kept me updated with plenty of pics. She even brought him on a camping trip. I highly recommend Tammy and she is now my go-to dogsitter in Charleston.
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Piper had so much fun with Tammy and family. They took such good care of him; sending us updates regularly. We plan to book with Tammy again. I'd highly recommend her to anyone.
Tammy is "pawsome"! She cared for my pitt bull mix and 5 month old golden retriever puppy. Her profile lists dog that are less than 40lbs but she made an exception for me because I was in need. They had a great time because they love walks and children and got plenty of both.
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Tammy was incredibly patient, kind and understanding with our new puppy! Lucy loved all the attention with kids and a perfect backyard for playtime. I loved knowing that she was getting a whole family devoted to her care and tons of excercise!
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