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Tina S.

48 Reviews
22 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within an hour
  • Cancellation Policy:

Pet Requirements

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

Tina's Resident Pets

10 yr 1 mo old

Tina's House

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

About Tina

30 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
Available in Piqua, Troy, Tipp City, Vandalia, West Milton, Dayton areas

I love spoiling your pets in my home. I have a large privacy fenced backyard with plenty of squirrels to chase! I have been doing in home pet care for over 4 years and am very experienced in handling all personalities and helping your beloved pets to have a comfortable fun stay with me. Your dog will love having his OWN Vacay! It is a wonderful time to give your pet an opportunity to socialize. Even if they are not social, they enjoy the new sights and smells!! They will get the opportunity to walk with a pack of dogs twice per day. I am within walking distance to the Great Miami River Trail...they even get field trips!!

If your pets are more comfortable in your home I also offer home visits within a reasonable drive from my Troy home. I do not have cats in my home but will do in home visits to care for your cats, see my kitty clients in my photos!

I am happy to provide help/tips on any behavior problems you may be having with your furbaby.

My home and my pack are most comfortable with dogs under 30#'s.
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Can administer oral medicine
Can administer injected medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Separation anxiety
  • Aggressive behavior
  • Leash Pulling
  • Not yet house-trained
  • Advanced senior issues

Tina S.

48 Reviews
22 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within an hour
  • Cancellation Policy:


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  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated December 5, 2016


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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Tina's Home
$30 /night
  • Watches up to 5 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
Home Visits
$20 /visit
  • Willing to travel 5 miles
$10 each way
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
48 Reviews
Tina was amazing! She meet with us prior to the reservation date to make sure our pet felt comfortable in her home. I highly recommend her!
Wonderful Experience
Lilly loves staying at Tina's house and she is so wonderful to work with!
Ernie had a wonderful stay. He came home worn out
Tina is a like a second mom to our little dog. She is so loving and patient. We leave our Beemer with her knowing --he is well cared for and gets tons of attention. Her updates and pictures of his vacation with her, make us smile and enjoy our vacation. I would HIGHLY recommend Tina to anyone who needs a dog sitter for any length of time.

Sheryl Q
We love working with Tina! She is so welcoming to Lilly and makes us feel very comfortable. She keeps us updated on Lilly and how her stay is going.
Eido ran to Tina as soon as he entered her home, so happy to see her. She always gives so much love, care, and attention to every single pup in her care. Eido had the best time playing with the other dogs and I always love and appreciate the pictures for updates. Not enough words to describe how awesome Tina is. We love her!!
Tina was absolutely amazing! I was a little worried about leaving my puppy but she took great care of him! I will definitely be going back in the near future.
Our dogs had a great time with Tina. We had an emergency and needed dog daycare on short notice. We found her online. This really helped us feel good about leaving our dogs with someone new. We have two dogs of 7 pounds each. One of them is very elderly and Tina kept an eye on her. She made sure all the dogs in her care got along. Our dogs responded to her instantly. She sent us a couple of text updates during the day, including a cute photo. This made us feel real confident.
Tina was wonderful and very knowledgeable on dog behavior. I will definetly be using her in the future and would recommend her to friends and family.
Tina is great! She watched our dogs for 4 nights and she even fit my parents dogs in last minute! I loved getting all the pictures while we were away, and our dogs really enjoyed being at her place. I would definitely book with her again!
Tina was wonderful and we look forward to working with her in the future!
Tina took such great care of our dog while we were gone for 8 days! She kept us updated with texts and pictures. Daphne was happy to see us when we picked her up, but she had obviously had a great time with Tina and the other dogs in her care. Tina gets dogs, and she was able to help Daphne with her anxiety about being left and about being around other dogs. Tina is also caring and easy to work with. I'm very glad we found her and will definitely have Daphne come visit again!
I really don't know how Eido remembers the way to Tina's house even though it had been a few months since his last stay. He gets so excited and runs in the house with her without even bothering to say goodbye to me. LOL!! We went home with a little dog that could hardly keep his eyes open. Thank you so much for always taking great care of our boy and for sending pictures to let us see that he is having a GREAT time. We love Tina!!!
Tina is the best!
Wonderful, sweet and very trustworthy. We left our two toy aussies with her and one of them has some high anxiety. Tina did a great job with them both and now they love her as if she is part of the family. :)
We will definitely use Tina every time we leave so they can have a home away from home!
Tina is very nice and was good with my shiba Inu! Love that she sends pictures of what he's up to. I will definitely be taking him to stay with her again!
Our Maltese, Milo spent 10 nights with Tina while we were on vacation. She sent us daily pictures and updates on how he was doing and I could tell he was having a blast. He went on lots of walks and "field trips." He doesn't get a lot of interaction with other dogs so it was a real treat for him to make lots of new friends. I could tell Tina took great care of him-he looked great when we picked him up and most amazingly he adapted to being back at home immediately. The entire experience was nothing but flawless. I would highly recommend Tina to anyone needing a dog-sitter and I can't wait for Milo to see her again the next time we need a sitter. Thanks so much Tina!
We went up ahead of our scheduled stay to meet Tina. Very nice lady! She sent us updates and pics while we were gone. We were able to relax and know our girl was in good hands. I would recommend her to anyone in the area looking for a safe and welcoming place to leave your dog.
Simply the BEST. Within a very short time, my Blondie was socializing with all the other dogs and just having a great time. Really appreciated the occasional pictures that Tina would send to show how well all the dogs were getting along. I'm pretty protective of my pets, but I would have no problem in recommending Tina to any pet owner to watch and take care of their pets. To me, Tina is the ONLY one I would ever use locally for my pets. Thanks Tina.
Tina is awesome and a great Mom away from home! Eido went on many interesting and fun walks. It was like he was on an adventure with different sights and smells. She sent daily pictures and updates to let us know what a great time he was having, as well as kept his medication schedule for us. We went home with a pup that could hardly keep his eyes open. Tina is a jewel that will love and care for your dog like her own.
We hate to leave our dog, but Tina made it much easier. We felt completely comfortable leaving Lucy at her place.

Tina sent us updates throughout the week we were gone and somehow managed to get our dog Lucy to sit still long enough for a picture with other puppies -- which has to be nothing short of a miracle.

She was watching a couple of other dogs at the same time, which gave them all a nice opportunity to play and run around the yard. She only watches smaller dogs so no worries about the size difference since our dog is a toy breed.
Eido started to get excited in the car the closer we got to Tina's house. I couldn't believe he remembered since he hadn't been to her home since last year! Tina is awesome and loving! Eido was well cared for and slept almost all of the next day from all of the fun. We love Tina!
Tina was a lifesaver! We had a 3 month old puppy, no where else would take him, and she kept him two days overnight, did everything to keep him comfy and happy, and he had so much fun! If we ever come back to the area we will definitely use her again!
Tina is such a nice lady! She took Grace a walk even though she is not a good walker. And Grace had a few new friends that she played with for the week she stayed. I think shes lonely now:( I would highly recommend Tina for your fur baby to stay. I will definitely be using her for my future times away from home.
Again, Tina provided EXCELLENT care for my dogter!
Second time with Tina, Gypsy had a great time! Tina is great host, sending pictures and letting me know how my very special girl is doing.
Tina's place is a home away from home for my dog! I'm so glad we found her!
Tina was great with Gypsy. Gypsy had lots of playmates, and a great place to nap and relax.
Great time had by all! Holly is exhausted from playing so hard with her new friends! Tina had everyone in control! Such great attention to all!
Tina was a huge blessing to our family. It was our first time away from Buddy, and we are first time fur parents, so you can imagine how much hand holding was needed. Tina answered all our questions, sent pictures everyday, and gave us great pointers about Buddy. She made a potentially stressful holiday a very peaceful one.

Tina is incredibly professional and flexible. We will not hesitate to give her a call if we need to house Buddy again.
Tina was amazing! She took the time to make sure my puppy was comfortable with the other dogs. She is very good with dogs, and my puppy had a great time. He slept for many hours after he came home! -Lindsey Kortyka
What touched me is that Tina scooped Eido up and held him while he laid his head on her and was cuddled and loved on. My little guy is sensitive and needs a lot of love and attention. He had so much fun playing with his new buddies (his favorite) and chasing squirrels (his favorite), that when he came back home he was sooo tired. Great times! She is sensitive to the personalities of all she cares for. She gave his meds on schedule and I always appreciate the updates with pictures of how he is doing. I am an over-protective Mom and I am so happy to have found her. Tina is a jewel and I highly recommend her.
Tina really cares about your dog and gives them excellent care and keeps you updated daily with what your dog is doing.
Tina is always a pleasure to work with. She takes great care of Jasper (our Boston Terrier). Her interest in making sure the pets that stay are compatible adds extra comfort to the visit.

I've had sitters where Jasper has been sick and we weren't informed until later, but Tina updates us frequently to let us know that he's okay so we can relax while he's gone. She's excellent at keeping his feeding routines and keeping him tired.

The large property ensures that Jasper always comes back home happy and exhausted.

I drive 20 minutes to drop Jasper off with Tina, and I will continue to do so. I recommend her over any other sitters I've used in the area.
Eido started yipping and barking as soon as we turned on the street to Tina's house. He knew where he was going and I wasn't driving fast enough. LOL! He is always so excited to stay with Tina and her pups and didn't even care when I was trying to say goodbye. The next day he came home so tired from all the fun. Tina is most excellent! I know my boy is loved and cared for. Thank you!!
Fritter had a wonderful time. Wore himself out, which is such a good thing for him. Played and played and played...
Fritter gets excited long before we get to Tina's house. He really enjoys being with Tina and the other dogs. Fritter whimpers when we leave, and it is kind of heart wrenching, but it makes me realize what a good time he had. Tina is wonderful with dogs.
Fritter appears to have really enjoyed himself. Thanks, Tina for a good day.
Extraordinary pet care! We had to leave our two dogs when we vacationed overseas and couldn't be happier with the standard of care they/we received! Firstly, one has to know that one of our dogs is a Shiba Inu and as such, has a unique disposition. Tina took his personality and quirks in her stride and ensured he was as happy as could be. We received almost daily emails with pics of our pets and with the difference in time zones, we coudln't wait to read them each day. Both our dogs were well fed, socialized and groomed while staying with Tina. If you're looking for a hassle/worry-free dog-sitting experience with friendly care and reliable results, this provider is a must!

Deeply grateful,

Doggie Parents Rachel and Mike H.

Doggies; Fox and Molly. :)
Tina, the dog whisperer! The first time I met Tina at our meet and greet, I could tell how experienced, knowledgeable, and compassionate she is. She took extra care to get all information to make sure Eido would feel un-afraid and as comfortable as possible in a new environment. Eido had the absolute best time with Tina and her 2 pups. He was loved and cared for as one of her own. I appreciated the picture of Eido with an update that he was settled in and having a good time. It really eased the mind of an over-protective Mom. When I came to pick him up the next day, he wasn't ready to come home because he was still running and playing. I very highly recommend Tina! It is like a home away from home. Very happy to have found her!
Very helpful. Tina was able to accomodate jasper for a 3 night stay. They have a very wonderful dog-friendly property.

She's very cautious about making sure that the dogs that are staying will be compatible, and does a wonderful job keeping us updated of how they're doing.

I strongly recommend her.
Tina was great!!! She was super friendly and took such great care of Addie. She has a great set up at her house and worked with our crazy vacation schedule! Would highly recommend
Tina was wonderful with Bentley! Treated him as if he was one of her own. He loved staying with her!
Tina was a wonderful stand in mom to Ruby. Ruby has the best time staying there over the weekend. She was walked/loved on everyday, and we received daily updates with pictures about Ruby and how she was doing. That made me feel more comfortable with leaving her the first time with someone we just met. We were so pleased with Tina and how well she took care of Ruby. We will definitely use her every time we need someone to take care of Ruby when she can't be with us!!
I enjoyed receiving updates and pictures from Tina about how the dogs were doing during their stay. I feel that they received exceptional care and attention. I highly recommend Tina as a host because she will treat your pet(s) like family.
Tina is AMAZING !! I have used other dog sitting people before.They was not as good as Tina . Tina took such good care of all my dogs. She has the knowledge and good background with animals. I am so thankful to have found her. If she can put up with me being a over bearing owner she can put up with anyone. I would use her again if she would agree to watch my dogs again. I would recommend her to anyone.
Mia had a wonderful time with Tina and her two puppies. I highly recommend this puppy sitter.
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