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Tamara P.

18 Reviews
8 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 35 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
All Ages OK
Must Be Vaccinated

Tamara's Resident Pets

Labrador Retriever
2 yr 3 mo old
Miniature Schnauzer
4 yr 3 mo old
19 yr 4 mo old
Other Pets & Animals: Caged birds or Reptiles, Chicken, ducks, turkeys, or other birds

Tamara's House

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Children at home (Under 5 years old, 13-18 years old)
Large Yard
100% fenced
Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside

About Tamara

25 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
Animals have been my life. I truly love dogs and have been involved in rescue for 25 years. I will love and care for your pets as if they were my own. I work from home, a farmette, so I have plenty of time to spend spoiling your pet. I understand your pet needs to feel comfortable and stress-free. I can work with you to make their time with me special and fun!
I have experience with special needs, injuries and some behavioral problems as well. I have dedicated my life to animals and thoroughly enjoy them in my life. Your pet will be welcomed with open arms!
Dogs love my home, it is surrounded by nature and trails, yet walking distance to a park, walking areas and though it is secluded with several acres around, it is still minutes to town and convenient for you. There is room to run (if you choose to allow it) and lots of beds, toys and places to hide if they choose to be alone. I have great kids and friendly dogs to play with, but also areas where your dog can be left alone if necessary.
I chose to do this full-time because of my love for animals and because it makes me happy. Your dog will get all the attention they wish for around the clock, plenty of walks, naps, playtime-whatever works best for their individual needs.
The only restrictions I have are that I can't accept aggressive animals or un-neutered males at this time.
If you are looking for an honest, trustworthy friend for your best friend, I would love to be your go-to gal for your buddy while you are away.
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Can administer oral medicine
Can administer injected medicine
CPR / First-Aid certified
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Separation anxiety
  • Leash Pulling
  • Not yet house-trained
  • Advanced senior issues

Tamara P.

18 Reviews
8 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 35 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:


  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated February 17, 2017


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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Tamara's Home
$38 /night
  • Watches up to 4 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for no more than 1 hour/day
  • 5+ potty breaks/day
  • 2 walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
Daycare At Tamara's Home
$28 /day
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/day
Dog Walking
$20 /half-hour
$35 /hour
  • Willing to travel 7 miles
$20 /visit
  • Willing to travel 7 miles
$15 /bath
$10 each way
  • Willing to travel 7 miles
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18 Reviews
Tamara was easy to work with and took great care of Truman. She keep me updated and even gave tips on how she was able to get him to listen. I couldn't have been happier with the whole process. Highly recommended!
It was a true pleasure having Tamara walking my Golden Retriver a few afternoons recently. Everything worked out very well with excellent communication and an overall great experience. I was not surprised when I received a picture of my dog on his walk showing his biggest smile!
Tamara took excellent care of my three babies. Would highly recommend.
Our standard poodle was very happy staying with Tamara. She sent us pictures and made us feel that Brownie was in good hands!
Tamara is an excellent substitute fur Mommy! She took great care of my babies and even gave Lily special treatment that she does not get at home! Both of my dogs came home happy and well!
We own a 1-year old boxer and have never left him alone with anyone but immediate family. After our original doggie-sitting plans with a Dogvacay sitter (was called to pick back up our dog after 9 hours for a 1 week stay)it went awry last-minute, we frantically sought a replacement who could take him in before our early flight the next day. (Anyone who owns a boxer understands how difficult this is, as you can’t leave a boxer with just anyone.) Tamara was heaven-sent. Within the hour (2 am in the morning) that we contacted her, she replied and asked all the right questions. We were confident that she knew how to take care of our puppy. She agreed to be his sitter, which meant we would be at her door in the next several hours (730 am) . We were uneasy at first, but Tamara gave our boxer a warm welcoming and posted photos of him having a great time with his new puppy pals while we were away. That peace of mind is priceless! We highly recommend Tamara and would give her more than a 5-star rating if we could!
Princess Leia was in good hands with Tamara and her furry friends. Tamara sent pics and updates while we were away. Definitely a pet friendly atmosphere. Leia loved it. I will leave Leia with Tamara the next time I am away. Doug and Nadine
Tamara was terrific and Ginger was made to feel right at home. She is a cuddlier who enjoys being with people and was treated to lots of couch time with one of her children. Tamara is very flexible and accommodating, and takes great care of her animals. Thank you, Tamara!
We had an awesome experience leaving Gunner with Tamara! She was accommodating and always responded to my messages in a timely manner. We definitely look forward to future bookings with Tamara.
Tamara loves dogs and took good care of our two (older lab and middle aged Springer. It rained the whole weekend that she had them, but they seemed to acclimate well to the other three dogs in the pack. This is a wooded site so the grounds were muddy with all the rain, but Tamara is very much in charge and the dogs happy.
Our two pups enjoyed their day long stay with Tamara who was very accommodating.
Mu pup's visit was terrific and just what she needed! Tamara's children, dogs & herself were great. Eva shall return--
Maggie had a great time at Tamara's. She had dog friends to play with and plenty of outside fun. It was truly a vacation for her!
My dog loved her visit with Tamara and host dog Abi. She came home tired and happy. Tamara was also very accommodating with a late pickup, as my flight home got me in very late on pickup day. Great country location that is still super convenient to get to.
Tamara is one of the sweetest people you could meet and went above and beyond taking care of our dogs. We had two dogs stay for a few days and the first night they were a bit apprehensive. She slept downstairs with them to keep them calm. They were obviously well taken care of the entire time of their stay. We were also smitten with her two small children who obviously share their mom's love of animals.
Tamara's "home away from home" for our Nikki was like heaven on earth for dogs! Tamara and her lovely, loving family provided the most incredible care and I venture to say Nikki had such a fantastic time there that when we went to pick her up she wanted to stay and play. I can't imagine taking Nikki anywhere else for her to feel like she's at home. Thank you Tamara!!!
Tank had a really good time with Tamara and her dogs. I will definitely consider Tamara for future daycare or overnight stays for Tank.
Tamara was just a wonderful host to Diego. I could tell that he absolutely loved staying with her and her kids, their dogs and a few other guest dogs too! I felt comfortable right away in her home. In fact Tamara called me a day before our meet and greet to make sure I was okay with the fact that they would be other dogs there on Diego's planned stay days.
And she actually asked if she could keep him one extra day at no extra charge, since she didn't get to enjoy his company as much as she would have liked to!! Her love for Diego was a huge comfort to me and the reason why he will be definitely be staying with her again. I would definitely recommend Tamara to other dog owners!
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