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Tara M.

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13 Reviews
6 Repeat Guests
$50/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 10 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Moderate

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
All Ages OK
Must Be Spayed or Neutered
List of Pets OK for House Sitting
Dogs, Cats, Rabbits, gerbils, hamsters, or pet rodents

Tara's Resident Pets

Nikki
Chihuahua
Female
15 yr 10 mo old
Other Pets & Animals: Cats

Tara's House

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Large Yard
100% fenced
Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside

About Tara

28 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
I am a retired Police Sergeant from MA. I grew up in a large Irish Catholic Family. Our family always had a dog and a cat growing up. As an adult, I have had at least one dog at all times since I got out of the military in my early 20's. My love for animals almost surpasses my love for people:) I treat the dogs in my care like my kids. At the present time, I watch my neighbors 3 dogs and their house when they go away (Yellow Lab, Yorkie, and Yorkiepoo). I also watch another neighbor's pot belly pig and her house when she goes away. I am fortunate enough to have my very next door neighbor on board as my Pet Sitting Partner. His name is Aaron and between the two of us, the pets are not left alone for any extended amount of time over 2-3 hours at a time.

I do allow animals on my furniture and as long as they get along well with my dog they are welcome to sleep with me if that is what they are used to. I am an early riser and the dog will be walked for the first time at approximately 5:00am. The dogs can run around in my backyard, which is fenced in and rather large. I do also take them for walks on a leash as long as they are trained on leash. I will not limit their roaming of the entire house unless the particular dog has an issue with freedom. I do play ball with any dogs that want to:)

I am fostering a cat for a neighbor. This cat thinks he is a dog and loves dogs. My dog grew up with cats and has no issue with them at all. Your dog or cat will get excited when they know they are coming to "Aunt Tara's" for camp:)
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Can administer oral medicine
CPR / First-Aid certified
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Separation anxiety
  • Advanced senior issues

Tara M.

Online Now!
13 Reviews
6 Repeat Guests
$50/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 10 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Moderate

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated February 20, 2017

Credentials

Background Checked
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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Tara's Home
$50 /night
  • Watches up to 4 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 1 - 2 hours/day
  • 5+ potty breaks/day
  • 3+ walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
House Sitting Overnight At Your Home
$60 /night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 2 - 4 hours/day
  • Willing to travel 5 miles
Daycare At Tara's Home
$35 /day
  • Watches up to 4 dogs/day
Dog Walking
$20 /half-hour
$30 /hour
  • Willing to travel 5 miles
Check-ins
$30 /visit
  • Willing to travel 5 miles
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13 Reviews
Tara is a wonderful pet sitter. Daisy definitely enjoys her and her Cat. She is always excited to go to her home and is exhausted when she comes home from all the excerize she gets. Daisy will definitely be vacationing with Tara again!
Our Golden Retriever Violet had a great stay with Tara. She especially loved all the fenced outdoor space and the chance to play with another Vacay guest, Daisy. Tara is a very professional host, and did a great job at staying in touch with us from first contact to pick-up.
Thank you Tara!
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We always hesitate to leave our boy the first time with someone new. After we met with Tara, we were comfortable and knew our boy would be too. Reservations were easy since Tara replies quickly. She was also accommodating to the odd schedule, time of day, for when we would pick up the boy! We will return as needed and recommend her if you are looking for a responsible individual with a dog-friendly environment.
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Tara is amazing! She came over before the day to introduce herself to us and Bertie. She has so much experience with animals and clearly loves them to bits. Bertie is nervous with strangers but she soon had him snuggled up on the lap which really put our minds at ease.
I would recommend Tara in a heartbeat and will definitely use her services again. Thank you
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Very caring, excellent service.
Tucker enjoyed his day visit so much he had no real interest in coming home. ;-) He had a large fenced in yard, a great play space and plenty of attention. Clearly, he was well taken care of.
Tara has an amazing spirit that I felt right away. More importantly my dog felt welcomed in her home and with her dog, Nikki.

Tara was great with the meds that my dog needed as well as her personality--one who loves treats.

Tara sent me daily pictures and texts to update me about Chloe's status. This lessened my anxiety about leaving my dog for the first time.

Tara is a blessing in my and my dog's life.
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Tara is amazing my dog ​​feel at home. Finally i found someone to take care of my dog ​​and i feel good. Highly recommended.
Tara was Great! Buddha had a wonderful time and was well cared for.
Tara was a great guest in our home to sit and our dogs just loved her. Our Vizsla, Teddy, is active, (to say the least), and she met his needs for outdoor activity, (mostly squirrel chasing). Our Chessie mix is the opposite in behavior, seemingly standoffish at first, but Tara and she bonded very well together. WE ARE VERY PLEASED with Tara's service and shall have her sit as needed and when she is available in the future.
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It was our first time leaving the dogs for the weekend and we couldn't have had a better experience.
Frequent foto updates and the dogs had a great time!
Tara was flexible with the date when out flight got delayed for a day later, thanks to her it all worked out and we didn't have to worry about a thing.
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Tara took excellent care of our fur baby while we were in town for a wedding. She took him swimming and he had the best time and was so happy when we picked him up. We recently moved to Florida and he was very sad and stressed with all of the changes. Spending time with Tara totally uplifted his mood. She was also very responsive and helpful with information. We wished that we lived closer so that we could arrange more play dates.
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Tara gave extra special attention Bailey our puppy Viszla. She is attentive and adapted very well to Bailey's spunky energy as a pup. Well fed and rested. Even found her a friend to run with behind her house. Thank you Tara
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