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Tammy L.
Venice, FL 34293
39 Reviews
16 Repeat Guests
$35/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 3 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Pet Requirements

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

Tammy's Resident Pets

Other Pets & Animals: Cats

Tammy's House

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Medium Yard
100% fenced
Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside
Great for senior pets

About Tammy

40 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
We live in a quiet single-family neighborhood with only residential traffic so long walks are always in order. Our home has tile floors throughout so occasional messes are not a problem. Our backyard is private, bordered by a wooded lot with plenty of shade to go around. We have an area fenced off for the dogs for lounging and potty breaks between walks. We have a home business and work on the computer when we're not throwing the ball or wrestling on the floor with our four-legged friends. We prefer to have only one dog (or family of dogs) at the house at any given time so your precious will receive our full attention as if they were our own. You can see from our photos, we've hosted furry friends of all ages and breeds.

We are sometimes booked a year in advance, and you may find many dates listed as "unavailable" on the calendar. Don't fret, we still may have room for your furry friends(s). If your dog gets along well with others, please send us a message. We will consider any circumstance to try and accommodate you.

Resident Cats
We adopted a 2-year-old stray tabby and named her "sweetie". She is very gentle and socializes well with dogs. We also have Junior, a rescue we adopted when he was 7-months old. He's young and frisky and a little more social than sweetie. He's fearless, yet very gently and loving. Both cats prefer to roam the house at their leisure. For sure it's easier to host furry friends that do not show aggression towards other dogs and cats but we're willing to work with any issues your pet may have. We will accept any dog as long as they won't try to eat the cats.


Rates:
One dog - $35.00/night for the first seven nights and $25.00/night thereafter.
Two dogs - $50.00/night for the first seven nights and $35.00/night thereafter.
Three dogs - $75.00/night for the first seven nights and $50.00/night thereafter.
Four or more dogs - please contact me.

Please note: Rate is calculated per 24-hour shifts. I allow a 3-hour window without charge. A late charge will be added for pick-ups after the 3-hour window.
Late pick-up rates:
4 < 6 hours - $10.00 ($15 for two or more dogs)
6 < 8 hours - $15.00 (25.00 for two or more dogs)
8 < 12 hours - $20.00 ($35.00 for two or more dogs)
12 + hours - $35.00 (50.00 for two + dogs)

Please make sure to include drop-off, and pick-up times when making a reservation. Sorry, I can’t provide refunds for unused time.
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Can administer oral medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Separation anxiety
  • Aggressive behavior
  • Leash Pulling
  • Not yet house-trained
  • Advanced senior issues
Tammy L.
Venice, FL 34293
39 Reviews
16 Repeat Guests
$35/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 3 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated September 20, 2016

Credentials

Background Checked
This sitter has passed a background check, which searches a variety of criminal databases.
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 Tammy's Home
$35 /night
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for no more than 1 hour/day
  • Dogs will have full access outside for potty breaks
  • 2 walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
Pick-Up/Drop-Off
$5 each way
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
39 Reviews
Tammy and her husband were excellent hosts to my miniature poodle puppy Sammy! Tammy sent me pictures of him every day I was gone, and that helped so much--I could see he was having fun and doing well, and I didn't worry about him. I will definitely leave my Sammy with Tammy again the next time we go away! When I picked up Sammy he was glad to see me, but was in no hurry to leave his "vacation home"! I highly recommend Tammy as a dogvacay mom!
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I had never boarded my boys before so I was a little anxious about it at first but after our meet and greet I knew I had made the right decision. Tammy's love of animals was obvious and her understanding of their needs was evident as well. Tammy sent pics of them every morning so I could see that Obi and Eli were having a great staycation! They enjoyed their regular routine of feeding, snacks & vites and walks for exercise... and lots of playtime! My only concern is that they might be a bit bored back here at home! I'd highly recommend Tammy to anyone looking for loving care for their furry kids!
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Scooby was so obviously happy with Tammy. He was calm and bright and happy when he came home. Thank you so very much. Bonnie and Sandy
Tammy was excellent she kept us up to date every day about Mazie and sent pictures. I think Mazie really enjoyed herself, the day we picked her up she slept all day. We think she was depressed the next day because she was missing Tammy. I will use Tammy again and tell our friends about her. Thanks again Tammy. Sue
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Tammy was an excellent hostess, and I felt so comfortable leaving Daisy with her while my husband and I traveled. The constant updates and pictures of my dog having a great vacation helped me relax and enjoy my vacation!
Rufus had lots of fun playing with the other dogs. He came home tired and content. Tammy took good care of my little guy.
Tammy was able to work with us after our vacation was delayed one day by the poor weather. She sent us pictures of Buddy throughout his stay and
assured us he was doing fine even though another
dog was scheduled to be in her care. We love Tammy and know that Buddy does, too.
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Buddy had a great day with Tammy. He was worn out when we got him home and had a wonderful nights sleep. Tammy even gave us tips on "natural" toys to get for Buddy. We'll be seeing her again in August for overnight!!
Repeat customer here! Tammy and her husband do an awesome job with Serena. I honestly think she is sad to have to leave their fun and loving home.
tammy did an excellent job, she played with them daily, walked them and took good care of them. she is a very pleasant host for dogs. her yard is enclosed for the dogs to run around freely. when we picked up our dogs they were so happy to see us because tammy kept so good care of them and she loved them as if they were her own pets. do not be afraid to leave your pet with her(she will be extremely caring and loving). I would definetly recommend to anybody and will leave my dogs with her again anytime.
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Tammy did a fantastic job this weekend! Serena was one happy camper when we picked her up. To be honest, she wasn't overly thrilled to be leaving her home away from home ;) We will definitely be booking more Dog Vacays with Tammy in the future.
This is the first time we used DodVacay. Tammy was WONDERFUL. We had a meet-and-greet so we could check one another out. Tammy wanted to know a lot about his routines, exercise schedule, feeding times and the like. She was willing to do what he was accustomed to and keep him happy. She took Finley in and treated him as family. He is our only "child" still at home. So, we wanted a place where he would be allowed on furniture and maybe even in a bed to sleep with humans (If allowed). Our guy seemed to adjust quite easily. Photos were sent often along with a note letting us know how he was settling in. When we picked him up 8 days later he was quite happy and obviously lovingly cared for. Next time we need to go away I would choose Tammy again in a heartbeat. Finley truly seemed to enjoy his time at Sleep-Away-Camp! Now that we have a nurturing place to care for him, we might just plan to go away a little more often.

A great big THANK YOU to Tammy and her husband for loving "our boy" while we were gone!
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Tammy was wonderful! She was clearly very attentive, walked him and played ball with him regularly, gave him lots of loving, and even sent pictures to us while we were gone! We couldn't have been happier with our stay!
This was the second time we've left Buddy in the care of Tammy and we would do it again in a heartbeat. Tammy sent us pictures of Buddy and let us know he was enjoying his stay with her. Tammy took our cavachon for a daily morning walk to keep with his routine and knowing he had Tammy to keep him company every day gave us peace of mind since he loves having human interaction always. Thanks Tammy. Diane and Gerry F.
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Ella's first stay away from home was a success ! She was happy to greet us and be home but she was very well taken care of while we were away. It is wonderful to know she has a home away from home for those rare times when we have to leave her .
Wonderful as always!!!!!
Our dog Brady really seemed to enjoy himself while on vacation at Tammy's home. He was so calm and relaxed when we got him home. She took care of him just like he was her own. We would definately recommend Tammy to anyone wanting a caring loving place to leave their furry loved one while gone on vacation.
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I will be using Tammy again. My dog, Jake, had a great time. Communication was awesome and I feel 100% confident using Tammy any time. Great hostess.
The most stressful part of our trip was what to do with our little shih tzu. When we lived near our sons, they always stayed at our home and watched her. We just moved to a new area without family and friends nearby. I searched for an alternative to boarding, which I knew wouldn't be a good fit for our Bella. She's spoiled and gets loads of attention throughout the day, not to mention being frightened easily by thunderstorms. Tammy L at Lots of Lovin's was the perfect solution. She provided lots of love and one-on-one attention to Bella. We never worried one bit. We received photos of Bella which bridged the distance between us. When we picked Bella up at the end of the trip she was not traumatized at all. A very good experience for all. We'd do it again in a heartbeat. Thank you, Tammy.
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Tammy is a wonderful caretaker for my two minpins! She is conscientious, loving and very responsible. This was my second time having Tammy take care of my dogs, and her skills at this job are outstanding! I would have her care for Simon and Jasmine again and again in the future. I would recommend Tammy to others who need a loving and nurturing caregiver for a dog. A+
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What a wonderful experience! I felt like I was leaving my dog with a member of my family when I left her with Tammy. We live in North Florida but had a wedding to go to in Naples - at a resort that does not allow pets. When I read Tammy's profile and reviews it sounded like her home in Venice would be the perfect solution for us, and it was! Pepper (our timid, cautious mini-dachshund who barks at strangers) acted like Tammy was "Aunt Tammy" just a few moments after we met her. Pepper went right into Tammy's house and made herself at home. A few hours later when I was at the wedding rehearsal dinner I had great photos from Tammy of Pepper lounging and playing at her house. People asked me who this friend of mine was that was keeping my dog for the weekend and sending me photos! It was a great chance to brag about Tammy and DogVacay! When I picked Pepper up two days later she was glad to see me but I could tell she was also very happy and relaxed around Tammy and Tracy. I'm so grateful to Tammy for treating my dog like her own! I will definitely leave Pepper at Tammy's again if we ever need a "home away from home" around Venice!
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This was the first time we left our Augie since we've had him and it couldn't have gone better. He loved playing with the other dogs and Tammy spoiled him with lots of love and attention, so much so he didn't want to stay in the car to go home! Tammy sent photos everyday we were away, which put our minds at great ease. We will certainly leave our little buddy with Tammy again when we need to go out of town. Thanks Tammy for making our time away carefree and being so sweet to Augie!
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Tammy and Tracy are the best! We forgot Honey's meds and they went over to get it at our rental after we left town! As with last year, the dogs were relaxed and not stressed. Another successful visit at Camp TammyTracy!
Suzy Q was a happy girl when I picked her up! Thanks Tammy!
We felt very comfortable leaving Buddy, our cavachon, with Tammy. During our 4 days away she sent us pictures of Buddy playing in the back yard and also inside pictures where he looked relaxed. She also took him for walks which he loves and sent a few words each day about how he was doing. I would have Tammy take care of Buddy again in the future when we need her in a heartbeat. Thanks Tammy
Diane F.
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There is not enough time in the day to explain how wonderful my experience with Tammy was, despite my being scatterbrained and disorganized at drop-off. She took on my pit mix and rottweiler puppy for the week of Christmas, sending me daily pictures of them looking happy and relaxed, and a bunch of check up texts. Her care put my mind at ease about "boarding" my girls, and I was able to enjoy my vacation knowing my dogs were as well! When I picked them up, they were happy to see me but not all that anxious to leave Tammy's house! Thank you so much, Tammy- you and your family are great with dogs!
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Although our dogs were happy to see us, they seemed to miss the activity at Tammy's house once we got home. Plus they slept a lot which meant they were tuckered out from playing so much at Tammy's. Tammy is very interested in each pet, very accommodating as to drop off and pick up times,and checks about special needs or concerns about her charges. She sent several updates with photos to keep us informed about our pets. Would highly recommend Tammy for your pet sitter. We definitely plan to use her again.
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Tammy (and Tracy) were just the PERFECT hosts for our dogs Riley (Maltese) and Harold's (Havenese) daycare and 6-night sleep-over during our family cruise vacation. The entire experience was just like coming to visit with one of our dearest friends. Tammy replied to our initial request immediately, and was so helpful with all the arrangements ahead of our dogs' scheduled visit. Tammy lives on a quiet street in a very picturesque neighborhood. She has a lovely home with a pet -friendly outdoor space where the dogs were free to frolic in the backyard, or just relax inside during the day. Riley and Harold settled in quickly and enjoyed playing outside and their daily neighborhood walks with Tammy, as we could see from her regular texts and photos of the dogs playing. In the evenings, (as Riley and Harold typically sleep on our bed at home) Tammy thoughtfully found a place for them on her bed along with the dogs' favorite blanket so that they were able to feel at home and comfortable at night. Best of all, Tammy was just terrific for being so flexible in scheduling their visit, and we were able to drop them off and pick them up at the times that we needed. Overall, this was an OUTSTANDING doggie vacation visit for Riley and Harold. We were thoroughly delighted and impressed with Tammy's personalized care, and her kind and loving attention for our pets. She is an uncommonly warm and gracious pet-lover...we HIGHLY recommend her and will definitely look forward to seeing her again for future visits. FIVE STARS...PAWSOME!!! Gary & Carol R
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Our lab JJ had a great time with Tammy. She was very flexible with drop-off and pick-up times and super easy to work with. I would definitely recommend Tammy!
Tammy was obviously a dog lover. She took good care of Oscar and even sent a photo after his evening walk. It was a good experience.
Tammy is the best! Max had a terrific time staying at her home. He was so calm when we picked him up. I actually think he was bummed that he had to leave so soon. The daily updates and pictures really eased our minds while we were away. She also gave us some great tips! We couldn't have asked for a better person to take care of our precious pup! Thank You
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Cooper had a wonderful experience with Tammy. As newcomers to the area it was difficult to leave our dog in an unfamiliar situation for the first time. He seemed relaxed and at ease when we picked him up. I loved getting the daily updates!
We would absolutely feel comfortable leaving our pet with such a wonderful sitter again!
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Tammy & Tracy took exceptional care of our 2 Golden Retrievers! We received daily photos and updates. Upon our return, the dogs were rested and not stressed. They got the tons of love and attention that Goldens love to get. They thoroughly enjoyed their vacation at Camp Tammy/Tracy! We would highly recommend them to other dog parents and we plan on using them again!
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Tammy was an excellent companion for our dog, Cass. Cass is rarely left with anyone outside the family and, when she is, doesn't eat or sleep well. She ate and slept as usual. No problema at all. We would recommend her to anyone.
Tammy is the greatest! We feel like we have finally found the best person to care for our babies when we cannot take them with us. We have two Yorkies, and I am completely confident that Tammy is giving them the love and care they need. We can now have complete peace of mind when we have to leave them.
Thanks Tammy!
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Our 3 month old princess is very people shy, but she took to Tammy immediately. It must have been a day full of play because puppy is exhausted now...just the way we like her in the evening! Tammy also gave us some helpful training hints. Back to Petco tomorrow!
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EXTREMELY PLEASED....The process worked and VERY HAPPY with Tammy, he commitment to and love for animals was Very apparent. Will use the system again. Don and Jadynne Berg
Tammy is a very experienced dog sitter and provided a very comfortable home for our dog while we were away. She responded quickly to any postings and provided pictures and updates of our dog during her stay. We highly recommend Tammy.
Tammy has done a wonderful job taking care of Marley. She has provided a warm and loving home for him and I look forward to having her care for him in the future! Thank you Tammy!!
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