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Tia R.

35 Reviews
13 Repeat Guests
Free Cancellation within 24 hours
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 5 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
All Ages OK
Must Be Spayed or Neutered
Must Be Vaccinated
List of Breeds Not Accepted
Pit Bull - American Staffordshire Terrier, Rottweiler, Pit Bull - Staffordshire Bull Terrier, Pit Bull - American Pit Bull Terrier

Tia's Resident Pets

Rat Terrier
5 yr 0 mo old
Miniature Pinscher
1 yr 6 mo old

Tia's House

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Children at home (5-12 years old, 13-18 years old)
Medium Yard
100% fenced & locked
Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside

About Tia

32 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
Welcome to DogVacay FULL Pet Care Experience with Tia

32+ Yrs. Pet Experience
Owning & Caring For Pets

(( Start Booking January & March Spring Break ))

Greetings Pet Parent I'm Tia.

I'm a FULL TIME Pet Care Provider in my clean & smoke free home .My home for Dog Boarding, or Your Home for H.ome Visits. I also offer Pet Pickups/DropOffs to Dog Boarding, Doggy Appts & Back Home. Other Services - Dog Walking, & Dog Baths Services.

I've taken care of a wide variety of Dogs, Cats, Fish, Turtles, Rodents, Farm Animals & Exotic Birds. I can truly say that since a very young age, I have always loved and learned to respect all types of pets.

My husband has prior experience as a law enforcement dog handler and is available after work for extra cuddles & assistance.
**Languages Spoken-English, Spanish & Sign Language

Our family pets are the fun loving Rescue Pets Fix-It a Rat Terrier & Augie a Min Pin, they love doggy kisses.

I live in a two story brick house with a nice shady front yard /fully fenced back yard with lots of plants, flowering bushes to smell & hide in.

The neighborhood in which I live is very relaxing during the day & well-lit and safe at night for walks. I'll play with your pups in the yard, or indoors.
I'll take your dog to one of the two great parks near my home for walks on the walking trails & lots of grass and shaded trees. I adjust walking times based on the weather for the comfort of your pets included in boarding for those pups that like to walk.

On hot days we spend more time outdoors early mornings & evenings to avoid dogs getting over heated & offer sprinkler games & soaking pools outdoors & a/c, with fans indoors.

Fall/Winter play time outdoors games, walks lots of indoor games in our warm house & protected fireplace. To keep those little paws toasty.

We request your dogs be fully house trained, to go potty outside unless their puppies and please bring puppy pads, diapers or male/female wraps.

Please bring proof of up to date pet rabies tags, vaccinations/flea treatment records or take a quick photo with cell phone and send to Tia. We do have a flea and tick free house.

For your pets safety we would like your pet to have a collar & id tags.

Meals - I will feed your dogs the pet foods/snacks you provide (to avoid sensitive tummies). I separate dogs when feeding ,for dogs with food allergies, special diets & food aggression.
** 4 Gallon Filtered Pet Water System is provided.

Bed Time - Your dog can sleep in the doggy beds, pads, or crate/doggy cage you provide. I have extra doggy beds, pads, & 6 doggy cages available for use .

Time Spent With Dogs (Boarding)--
We take at least 2 walks in evenings/mornings weather permitting included in boarding. We give lots of individual playtime throughout the day from Tia & family supervised. I offer plenty of toys for all sizes of dogs & two small doggy pools for splash time.
I also offer YES a :
(Tunnel, Tire Jump, 6 Weave Poles, Doggy Jump, Tether Dog Tug with rope/ball.)

Dog Safety- Indoor gates are placed near 3 separate entry ways for those pups that are runners. 1 Gate at bottom of stairs to avoid pup falls. We have a lock on the backyard gate for your dogs safety and an in home security system/cameras for the protection of all dogs day or night.

Dog Training- I offer potty bells by back door for those pups that are trained to use bells to communicate that they need to go outside.

Free Meet and Greet :
We provide an optional Meet & Greet Appt at my home or local park. This is a great opportunity for pet owners to meet "Mama Tia" the Host, our family pets, and to view the house and yard where your pet might stay. (Please set Meet & Greet appt on DogVacay)

Day Care /Overnight Boarding:
Prices per dog per day(daycare) /night

Dog Boarding is (24hrs.)

AM DropOff 7 am-12 (noon) --> PickUp up to 12(noon)
PM DropOff 1pm- 7:30pm --> PickUp Time up to 7:30 pm

$5 per hr. /per dog for ->
Early Bird DropOff (4am- before 7am),
**Night Owl PickUp (7:30pm-10pm),
or after 12(noon) for AM PickUps

If dog(s) picked-up after 10pm client will be billed for an additional night.
If needing to dropoff dog(s) before 4 am we recommend booking the day before.

** I list my services on other sites which is why I may be booked for some Weekends & Holidays in advance.

***Extended Stay Discounts 10+

DropIn Visits **- I offer discounted rates for 3+ pets .

Puppy Rate (Dogs Under 1yr.) - Add On - $5 per day/night

Holiday Boarding /DropIns
$5 Add On Per Dog Daily/Nightly

Spring Break Fri 3/10- Sun 3/19
Memorial Day Fri 5/26 - Sun 5/28
 Fourth of July Sat 7/2 - Tue 7/4
 Labor Day Fri 9/1 - Sun 9/3
 Thanksgiving 2017 Mon 11/20 - Sat 11/25
 Christmas & New Year's Eve 2017 Mon 12/18 - Mon 1/1/18 

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Can administer oral medicine
Can administer injected medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Separation anxiety
  • Leash Pulling
  • Not yet house-trained

Tia R.

35 Reviews
13 Repeat Guests
Free Cancellation within 24 hours
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 5 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:


  • Available
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  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated January 16, 2017


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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Tia's Home
$30 /night
  • Watches up to 5 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
Dog Walking
$18 /half-hour
$30 /hour
  • Willing to travel 6 miles
Home Visits
$20 /visit
  • Willing to travel 7 miles
$15 /bath
$10 each way
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
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35 Reviews
Tia and family are awesome. Sasha had a very good time playing with them. They know that mean a pet for a family. Thanks Tia !!!
Tia is so wonderful!!! We were very hesitant to leave our 5 month old yorkie for the first time. Once I started talking to Tia and figuring out the details for Oliver I knew he was going to be just fine and have so much fun at Tia's house!! She is very organized with her paperwork and the pups belongings. She responded very quickly to messages whenever I had questions. I also enjoyed the pictures that we received from her while we were away! In every picture he was so happy and playful!! When we picked him up he was so happy you could just tell he had such a wonderful time with Tia and the other pups!! I will definitely be going back to her and recommending her to my friends!!!
Tia is amazing as always! I love all the cute daily photo updates that she sent. I will return to Tia again and again. She takes such great care of Milky and I can go on vacation worry-free knowing that Milky is in good hands. Highly recommended!
Tia is awesome! What I love most about Tia is her attentiveness and daily photo updates!
Tia was a wonderful care giver to our dogs. She kept one of ours at her home and watched over our other 4 at our home. She sent us daily pictures. I will always use your services in the future. Thank you Leon B
Tia was very organized, and took great care of Lola over the Thanksgiving break. She kept us updated with photos on all the fun Lola was having playing in her beautiful backyard. I would definitely recommend Tia to anyone looking to leave their dog in good hands. Thanks again Tia!
If I could give more than 5 stars I would! Tia was so great with our new puppy. It was our first time leaving her overnight, so we were a little nervous, but Tia took such great care of her, it put us at ease instantly. It was obvious that Tia loves what she does and really enjoys taking care of pups. She sent us multiple pictures throughout the weekend of our puppy with updates. We will definitely be booking with Tia again, I'm sure our puppy cannot wait to go back!
Tia is an ultimate professional in handling pets! If you want to feel good about leaving your best friend(s) in good hands, she is better than Allstate. She's also very personal and knowledgeable in her interaction with us, the owners. We will utilize her services again and feel comfortable in recommending that you do so as well. The five star Pawsome is justified.
Tia and her family are extremely kind. Our pet, Delilah, had a great time over the past weekend at Tia's and seems a little sad today not to be there playing with the other dogs. I highly recommend Tia and will absolutely make other reservations in the future. Thanks again Tia!!
Tia took great care of our pup--you can tell she loves dogs of all kinds and knows their needs, and she was happy to follow our instructions about routine--such as for feeding and sleeping. Of course Berkley is like a member of our family and it was nice to know he was in a home filled with people who love dogs. He obviously loved having other dog playmates during his stay, and we looked forward to her daily photo updates that showed all the fun he was having. He was healthy and happy when we picked him up. We will definitely bring Berkley back to Tia the next time he needs a doggie vacation!
Tia was so easy and flexible. She sent lots of pictures where both fur babies looked so happy. Our 2 dogs came home all tuckered out from all the fun. Thanks Tia for taking such good care of our kids with paws.
Our 7 months old (young, hehe) energetic pup goes every weekday to Tia and loves it. That is why we dared booking him for boarding when we had to be out of town. We were still nervous due to some past boarding training experience at another place. But we had no reason: our boy ate well, slept thru the night without so much as a scratch or whining and was happy and healthy next evening when he got picked up. As always Tia kept sending pictures and updates.
We love Tia and her family, daycare or boarding, all has worked perfect so far and our intelligent, sensitive young boy prances into their house every day as if it was his second home. No busy pet parent could ask for more comfort.
Not our first time with Tia- and it won't be our last :)
Our dog is SO tired every time she comes home from her vacay at Tia's house. She is treated just like a part of their family. Tia is extremely professional and is very knowledgeable about taking care of dogs. I wouldn't ever think about using someone else other than Tia.
Tia is incredible! Her and her family make our pup feel RIGHT at home. She sends the best pictures and it feels like our dog is part of her family during her vacay. I have used other sitters and Tia is by far the absolute best. I really can't say enough about what a relief it is having her watch out pup while we're away.
Great great great. And the picture updates are fantastic - Tia has an eye for telling puppy pics and visibly spends lots of quality time with the dogs. Could not ask for anything better.
Tia continous being an excellent daycare person: she is honest, pays attention to the details, loves the dogs and gives them lots of time. My puppy loves coming here and we feel good about his health and safety when with Tia. We became regular guests here.
Tia is our #1 DogVacay host! She is the most caring and friendly host. We always return to Tia as we know our dog will be in good hands.
Our puppy had another great stay with Tia. We got a lot of pics and updates. Lexus came back home happy and looking good . I will definitely recommend Tia to all my friends .
Tia was great with our pup! She watched our puppy for 11 days, the first time we've ever had to leave her, and our puppy had a great time! Tia gives the dogs so much attention and it really is a dog vacation for them. Tia sent updates and pictures every day and our puppy looked like she was having the time of her life. I highly recommend Tia to care for your puppy.
This has been the first time I had my young pup for daycare and I have been very nervous how it will go. Tia and her family offer very nice conditions for pups. Their spacious and pet safe backyard enables my ever moving 4 month old eat-play-love oriented vizsla to run around and get the attention he needs. The inside of their house is also made very pet friendly and safe and there is always someone to look after the dogs from the family. There are pet fences preventing any fast moving pup to run towards the entrance door when it opens, an extra soothing factor for me at the meet and great. Tia takes the vaccination records very seriously - one more reassuring factor right at the beginning. There are maximum 6 dogs at the time there - 2 of them owned by the family - ensuring that there is enough focus on one pup. Everything is very tidy, clean and welcoming - I can only recommend this family. My boy is happy to go there and gets very tired by the evening from all the stimulation and socialization - exactly what he needs at this age. We will come back for more play time in July, looking forward to it.
Tia was awesome. We appreciated the pictures and the constant communication. Will definitely use her again. =)
Tia was wonderful with our 2 year old German Shorthair pointer. Our pup is young and full of lots of energy (and sometimes mischief...) and Tia kept her entertained and out of trouble while we were away. So grateful for her services! She sent tons of pictures - which really brightened our day to see our pup's smiling face. She looked like she was having SO much fun in every picture. I will definitely be using Tia again. I highly recommend her.
Tia was amazing with our dogs! I would highly recommend her. She updated us regularly on how the pups were doing and they had lots of attention and play time. I would use her again to keep our dogs.
We took a 5 day vacation and left our two boys with a family member and had Tia come by three times a day to give them a good walk. It's been many years since we've been on vacation without our boys, so it was very stressful for us as we know that no one can take care of them the way we do.

Tia was always punctual and even made the extra effort to spend time with them afterwards. She also sent us daily text messages and pictures to let us know that they were in good hands and this gave us the opportunity to relax and enjoy our vacation. Tia was the first person we felt we could really trust with our boys and will definitely give her a call the next time we decide to go on another trip. I actually think our boys miss her since they've been moping around all day since we've been home lol!

We highly recommend Tia to anyone who is looking for an honest, caring and genuine person who loves animals! Thank you, Tia!!
Sophie is always well taken care of with Tia! We are repeat customers and will use her again in the future. They made Sophie's birthday extra special for her while we were away. Thanks Tia!
Tia is an an excellent person and a very good care taker when it comes to pets.
We kept our dog for a long period of over 3 weeks but we didn't miss him a lot as she kept sending pictures every day.
She went above and beyond our expectations and took very good care of the comfort and needs of our dog.
At the end of our vacation our dog was fit, clean and happy.
I would totally recommend Tia for your pet boarding needs.
We've had some bad experiences in the past but and we were apprehensive about boarding but Tia put all our concerns to rest, now we won't think twice before requesting Tia's service in the future.
Tia was the best! She did a great job keeping my dog happy and keeping us updated while we were away on vacation. We came home to a very happy puppy. I will definitely use Tia again
We were nervous about leaving our two Goldens, but Tia couldn't have been better. The meet and greet went well. The drop off was great. And the pictures Tia sent me several times a day were awesome. I know my dogs were happy because they are literally smiling in every picture. Tia even added some to her profile pictures. We will definitely use Tia again.
Another great stay for our pup Lexus .
Tia and her family are very friendly . Tia pays attention to all the details of your puppy likes and dislikes. She sends lots of updates and pictures daily .
Also she responds quickly to messages . I think our pup enjoyed her stay with Tia and her family
Tia is very friendly , she sends updates and pictures all the time , which I really enjoy to see . I think our pup had fun , she came home happy
Tia was wonderful. Her house is perfectly set up to entertain the pups. My dog got lots of exercise and was a bit sad to leave. She was very accommodating, I would highly recommend her, and plan to use her in the future.
Tia is very professional and attentive. She took great care of our dog and always keep us updated with photos. I would recommend Tia to everyone.
Awesome! Same as the day before review. She's great by spending lots of time with the dogs - playing and spoiling! They were sad to come home......
Our 3 pups had a great time with Tia. She spent time playing with them and taking them for walks. They came home tired, and we came home happy! We will definitely use her service again.
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