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Tara W.

43 Reviews
21 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 20 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
All Ages OK

Tara's Resident Pets

Mixed Breed
9 yr 1 mo old
9 yr 1 mo old
Other Pets & Animals: Rabbits, gerbils, hamsters, or pet rodents

Tara's House

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Children at home (Under 5 years old)
Medium Yard
100% fenced & locked
Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside
Great for senior pets
Dog door access

About Tara

13 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
Note: I love cats and offer cat sitting as well as dog sitting! I’m happy to visit your kitty while you’re away.

We love meeting new friends and keeping old ones as well. Walking, playing and relaxing is what we do here! I have over 10 years experience with my own pets and foster pets. I know what it is like to not being able to board your dog(s). Some don't do well in boarding. Some just want to stay at home. I don't blame them! What better way to let them know you care then letting them stay in their own home or in mine! We play, we eat, we play some more, we walk, we sleep, then we play some more. i have a fully fenced in back yard with a 6 foot privacy fence. Also, down the road is Harbison Forest that we can go hiking.

I have fostered special needs pet and understand and have no problem if our pet needs medicine, oral or otherwise. There is an emergency vet just up the road (less than 5 minutes) just in case of an emergency. Hope that never happens, but it is very close just in case.

Please don't hesitate to ask any questions that you might have.
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Can administer oral medicine
Can administer injected medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Separation anxiety
  • Not yet house-trained
  • Advanced senior issues

Tara W.

43 Reviews
21 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 20 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:


  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated February 16, 2017


Background Checked
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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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Disaster Relief
This sitter has completed training for the DogVacay Disaster Relief Program and volunteered to help displaced pets in the event of a natural disaster.
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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Tara's Home
$23 /night
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for more than 4 hours/day
  • Dogs will have full access outside for potty breaks
  • 2 walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
$15 /bath
$8 each way
  • Willing to travel 5 miles
43 Reviews
Tara took great care of Maya. Thank you!
Tara was great, and we were thrilled to have an option for our dog other than just a kennel.
This was our first time using dogvacay and we're so glad we chose Tara! She was very flexible with our travel schedule and she took excellent care of Tucker. The dog came back tired and seemed to enjoy playing with the other dogs! We will definitely be using Tara again and will recommend her to other dog owners!
Tara was simply awesome. She was loving and kind to our two dogs, sent us pictures of them through our vacation and was very quick to reply to our texts when we asked after our girls!!

Both of our dogs were bathed and brushed when we returned!

I highly recommend Tara if you are looking to leave your precious cargo!
Addy was well taken care of and was calm when we picked her up. Our flight back to Columbia was delayed and Tara was very kind to keep her a few hours longer than agreed upon. Good experience for all!
Tara was great and even let me bring Major by for a hour prior to our set date to make sure he would be comfortable. She sent pics of him during our vacation and sent us updates. I was pleased and will use her again when needed. It is obvious she loves animals!!
Tara is great with our fur babies! She is easy to coordinate pick up and drop off times and keeps you updated on your pups while you're away! Will continue to use her any time I go out of town!
Cody appeared to be happy to go to Tara and he was happy when we picked him up. We will gladly use her again in the future.
Tara is always available when Jake and Gypsy need a caregiver! She is excellent with pets and people and I am thankful to have found her on this website! She is great at responding to requests in a timely manner! Jake especially loves her...I can tell by his wagging tail and all the kisses that he loves to give her. Gypsy is new to the gang and Tara took her in and cared for her as well. They always get to have fun and play with other dogs.
~Monessa, Jake, & Gypsy
I was in a terrible personal situation, Tara was flexible and caring. I recommend her to anyone.
Jax had a great time as he did the last time he stayed with Tara. I will be using Tara again in the future.
Tara watched my dog, Ty over Labor Day and was fantastic. This was my first time using dog vacay so I was a little hesitant, however, she was very flexible with the drop off time and I could tell she genuinely loved animals. Plenty of updates and a happy dog upon my return. Will book with her again
Tara was great! We had to book last minute and she excepted it. She kept us updated on how our dog was doing, and sent lots of pictures. I would recommend her to anyone.
Tara was great with Jax. I believe she is willing to watch any size dog. Jax wasn't acting himself the last day but Tara did everything she could to make sure that he was Okay in the end.
Tarantula took great care of our puppy Ellie Mae. And even sent us a picture to ensure us she was having a pleasant stay.
Really wonderful sitter! We would take our two huskies to her anytime, they loved it!
Tara was nice when we met. This was an over night stay as we were staying at the beach for 2 days and I made the preference of having her watch the dogs at our house which she accepted. She informed us that she had a job and couldn't be there all day which I understood and did not mind.

What I did mind was not hearing from her everyday or getting updates on how things were going unless I initiated it or asked. I got home and one of my dogs who was supposed to be crated after the sitter left the house, was not and the house was a mess, things were chewed up because a puppy left unattended without supervision can be a bad thing. When I asked Tara about this, her response was "Sometimes dogs can find ways out." I have never had this problem before, if crated correctly. But I think it was operator error and irresponsibility. I will not be a return customer.
Tara was awesome with our two babies!!!!!! She was very caring towards them. I will be using her again when i need a sitter. A++++++++
Tara was very nice and accommodating. My doggie seemed happy! Thanks Tara!!
Tara, this my go to babysitter from now on. This is the first time I have ever left my 4 babies with anyone and I am so happy that I found her. She took care of my 4 babies perfectly and kept me updated with pics and texts. Will definitely be using her again!!
Tara was amazing! She sent lots of pictures that really showed she spent time getting to know Scout and his cute tricks. It was obvious from his calm and happy greeting when we returned that she played with and pet him a ton. I have used pet sitters before and when I got back Scout was anxious and underweight. Since Tara started taking care of him he looks great and is relaxed and happy when I get home. I was able to let go and have a true vacation because Tara took such good care of him. I would absolutely recommend her for any pet care service you need. 10/10
Tara is awesome! Highly recommend!!!
She was great and sent picture updates!
Tara was amazing and she put my mind at ease when I dropped off my fur baby. Would absolutely use her services again!
Tara was amazing! She was able to take our pet on such a short notice and made him feel so comfortable that he didn't want to leave when it came time to take him home. This was our first time with dogvacy and im so happy we got Tara as a sitter.
Tara helped us out at the last minute and watched our "kids" over a weekend. I can't thank her enough for how flexible she was with us. When it came time for us to pick them up, neither of them seemed to want to come home. Tara was very good with them. We will definitely recommend her to lie friends and will be using her in the future.
I have asked to accommodate my dog for a day. He come back tired and happy after spending the day playing with Tara's dogs.
Thank you for making yourself available and for taking great care of Blue! We appreciate you and thank you for your time and service. Highly recommend!!
This is our 4th time leaving our babies with Tara, and I'm sure it won't be the last! We've left them with her for long trips and weekend trips and each time we are confident that they're well taken care of and treated like they are her own.
Great place and friendly host. Would hire again.
Tara is absolutely wonderful!! She was very accommodating in our hectic schedules to do a meet and greet and pick up the dogs. She warmed up to our 2 dogs immediately and they felt comfortable being in her home. They were with her for 5 nights and probably didn't miss us one bit. We will certainly be using her services again whenever we go out of town.
Tara is awesome. I have a special needs dog (blind with multiple medications). Tara handles this with easy. She is sweet, kind, and flexible.
Another great experience with flexible pickup and dropoff hours.
Thanks for being flexible and working with my emergency travel situation. A+++
Tara was excellent! She clearly has tons of experience with all sorts of dogs and she was warm and welcoming. She even sent pictures to us during our dog's stay. We won't hesitate to use her again. Thank you, Tara!
Tara was very flexible with our last minute change of pick up time. She has a great deal of care and understanding for my senior dog.
Once again Tara was there in a pinch and took great care of our puppies. They are always happy to see her.
Tara was able to take our two pups on very short notice and they came back happy and healthy. Thanks, Tara!!!
This was our first time using dogvacay so I was not sure of what to expect. We have a 15 week old puppy that Tara kept while we were on a week long vacation. Tara lovingly welcomed our puppy into her home and alleviated our worries by sending daily pictures or updates. Our puppy came home happy and healthy and better potty trained than when we left so that was an awesome surprise. She also had the opportunity to socialize with Tara's dogs. We were extremely pleased with our experience with Tara and will definitely ask her to host our pup again.
Tara is absolutely wonderful. Our dogs love staying with her and enthusiastically jump out of the car when we arrive at her house. Tara sends us pictures while they are with her and even made us two stickers! We are so happy that we found Tara!
We met Tara about a week before our stay, and she is warm and obviously a dog lover. My dog stayed with her for a week (of Christmas week) and he had a great time.
Tara was a wonderful host to our two high energy puppies. She took exceelent care of them and they got plenty of exercise, they came home exhausted! Tara sent us updates and pictures.
She came to our house to meet us and Wyatt. Wyatt went directly to her and welcomed her to our house. Wyatt was very comfortable with her. Tara was very professional and went beyond accommodating to our needs. We highly recommend Tara to anyone who needs their pet looked after with love and affection.
Charles and Cheryl
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