STAY AT HOME dog mom

View All

Tammy B.

Online Now!
61 Reviews
39 Repeat Guests
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
Boxer, Pit Bull - Bull Terrier, Chow Chow, Dalmatian, German Shepherd Dog, Miniature Pinscher, Vizsla

Tammy's Resident Pets

Basset Hound
7 yr 10 mo old
Basset Hound
1 yr 9 mo old
Basset Hound
2 yr 7 mo old

Tammy's House

View Neighborhood Map
Medium Yard
100% fenced & locked
Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside

About Tammy

7 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
••PLEASE TAKE THE TIME TO READ MY ENTIRE PROFILE•• so there are no surprises when it comes to booking a stay or scheduling a meet/ greet .

A meet greet IS REQUIRED before a new booking, it's a good way to ensure its a good fit.


I am a single dog mom who is stable and honest that is a non-smoker who lives in S Mpls. I Iove dogs, Let me care for yours while you are away on a well deserved vacation. I have no children, my dogs are my 1st priority.

Your dog(s) will be on vacation with me... I have a nice yard all fenced in for your dogs safety and enjoyment, with a six foot privacy fence in the back... I take my dog(s) daily for 20-30 mins. I like to walk around Phelps park or through my Bancroft neighborhood. Dogs have run of the house, couches, chairs etc unless instructed otherwise by their owner.

*I'm minutes from the airport*

I can offer round-trip rides to and from the airport for $45.00. leave your car at my house...

**ALL males\females MUST BE neutered\spayed**
Before their stay/meet:greet

****** PUPPIES ******

Puppies 1yr or older are welcome for an extra $10 day for extra love, attention and constant supervision ,while under my care.
•••• they MUST be fully potty trained••••
no potty pads MUST use bathroom outside

** only applies to puppies 1-2 yrs old**


.drop off * pick up times: 6:30a- 8:30p

If after 8:30pm a over night charge will apply

*** PICK UP DAY ***

Day care fee will apply if you pick up your dog after 10 am

•*•*•HOLIDAY RATE•*•*•. $45.00 overnight

If my calendar is full for the dates you need, contact me anyways I have other options to offer you.

If this sounds like a match for you and your dog(s) lets set up a meet/greet and see how it goes.

Thanks chat soon...

Read More about Tammy...
Contact Tammy
Can administer oral medicine
Can administer injected medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Advanced senior issues

Tammy B.

Online Now!
61 Reviews
39 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 5 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:


  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated January 31, 2017


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.
Facebook Connected
This Host has provided DogVacay access to their Facebook information.
Pack Promoter
Pack Promoters are active members of the community who promote DogVacay and hosting best practices.
Phone Interviewed
Serious hosts take the time to talk to us over the phone, get their questions asked and introduce themselves personally.
Pay through DogVacay for:
Premium Pet Insurance, 24/7 Customer Support and Daily Photo Updates!

Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Tammy's Home
$37 /night
  • Watches up to 4 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 1 - 2 hours/day
  • 5+ potty breaks/day
  • 2 walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
Daycare At Tammy's Home
$27 /day
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/day
Dog Walking
$20 /half-hour
$30 /hour
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
$20 /visit
  • Willing to travel 5 miles
$25 /bath
$20 each way
  • Willing to travel 15 miles
More Services
61 Reviews
Not reliable. I had taken Hugo to Tammy before, and hadn't had any trouble. At the end of this Thanksgiving stay, I picked up Hugo, took him home, and noticed that his good leather leash was not in the bag of stuff Tammy gave me. I called Tammy, and she said she'd sent it home with someone else by mistake. I thought, "Okay, people make mistakes." I told her to get it back and keep it until the next reservation, which was for Dec. 16th. I had arranged to drop off Hugo at 8 a.m. on the 16th because I had a taxi picking me up at 9 a.m. from my home to go to the airport. At 8 a.m. I was at Tammy's home. She wasn't there. I knocked on the door hard several times (her bell doesn't work), I texted her, I called her and left a message. No response for 15 minutes. I had to get home for the taxi, so I left with Hugo. I called Dog Vacay. Although I asked them to contact a different host closer to my home, they contacted Tammy, and at that point (when I was almost home), Tammy told Dog Vacay she was there. I cancelled the reservation and had a neighbor watch Hugo. I told Dog Vacay to have Tammy mail the leash to me. Dog Vacay says they will not pay for the leash, because they say it was my responsibility to pick it up. I have now received the leash in the mail. I will never book with Tammy again.
We are so grateful we have found Tammy for our pup Sarge! We know when Sarge is with her that he will be snuggled, loved, and cozy in her home.

We very much appreciate the photos she sends us during his stay and will definitely continue to request her to host for us when traveling.

Thanks Tammy!!
Thank you! A+++ very welcoming and kind!
I was impressed with Tammy's friendly, yet professional, demeanor and approach to setting up our stay. Our dog was with her almost a week, and she sent picture updates several times and was flexible with regard to pick up and drop off times. She is a dog lover, and a wonderful choice for your vacay! We will return if we need to.
Vera had a great time playing with the other dogs. It was like she had her own vacation, and she didn't miss us at all.
Our dog stayed with Tammy for 15 days. When we picked him up, he was happy and health -- and I think Tammy even gave him a shampoo! We will definitely use Tammy again.
Tammy was wonderful! This was my first time using doggy vacay and she was able to put me at ease. Sent me pictures every other day and kept me informed of Ava's time with her.
Dogs had a great time!
Tammy is super easy going and welcoming. My dog felt comfortable and settled in right away. We would defiantly use her again.
Short version: Tammy and her basset hounds are excellent hosts. I would return my two dogs to her care anytime and also recommend the same to others.

Long version: My dogs Jack and Oliver stayed with Tammy and her two basset hounds Charlie and Phoebe. I am from Oregon and I communicated with Tammy using dogvacay. Everything was setup in Minneapolis before I left Oregon. When I arrived at her house Tammy greeted us in the yard and the dogs got to meet/greet in a great way. After a little while to see how they did, I left them for about six hours. The four played and socialized all day and were having a fabulous time when I came to pick them up. Pawsome!
Tammy was great! Very engaged and loving with my pup. He was super exhausted from playing with her dogs - which is always a good thing. Will definitely go back!
Thank you for making us feel comfortable when we were away. It was good to know Tango was in good hands.
We tried our first overnight with Tammy and our dog came home happy and exhausted from all his buddy time with the other dogs. We will use Tammy for our vacations as she is organized and very good with her dog 'customers'.
Jasper had a wonderful time at Tammy's house last week! Charlie and Phoebe are adorable, and Charlie in particular was a perfect playmate for our high-energy puppy. You can tell that Tammy loves caring for dogs, and we were very happy to leave Jasper in her care. We will definitely book with her again in the future.
Maci enjoyed making new friends and running in the yard with a fence. Tammy sent pictures to us daily of some of Maci's activities. It was a great vacation for Maci (as well as us).
Sorry it has been awhile, but I've been out of the area for awhile...Tammy is great! She has lots of energy and is so sensitive to the dogs in her care...

Zuzu was happy to spend time at Tammy's house and she is growing up, so not as active anymore.
Like always, Tammy is awesome! She takes great care of our fur babies and we are super lucky to have someone we can trust with them!
I love Tammy taking care of my dog. I have used her as a dog sitter twice and will continue. A wonderful, kind person. Very happy !
Huey had a wonderful time!
I was completely happy with my Beagle's stay with Tammy. I received a couple of photos while I was away so it was nice to be updated that things were going well. I wouldn't hesitate to have Tammy watch my dog again. 100% satisfied.
Tammy is wonderful! Will definitely go back!
Thank you so much for fitting us in at the last minute! Greatly appreciated!
Everything about our experience with Tammy was great. The dogs have a fantastic time with Tammy For the first time ever in my days of dropping off dogs for boarding or play dates, our dogs trotted right in to Tammy's home without a look back at us. They are so happy, comfortable, and cared for that like us, they know there is nothing to worry about. Tammy makes all of the businessy interactions easy too - she is very responsive and friendly with booking requests, questions, etc., and we love getting photos from her while we're away. Thank you so much from the dogs & their humans!
Tammy was awesome! Very welcoming and made Meekha feel right at home. THANK YOU for taking such great care of her!
We have loved taking our dogs Kokoa and Molly to stay with Tammy, Phoebe and Charlie. We know that they are in good hands and having a good time when we are away.
I cannot say enough about our wonderful experience with Tammy. Sweet, kind, professional, generous.... Everything you hope for in someone who is caring for you pet.
Tammy is awesome! I have "leaving my dog with people" anxiety but Tammy was so great with them. I knew they'd be just fine when she sent me the first picture! She was also patient and helped with one of my dogs who tends to eat not too much when she's in other environments she's not familiar with. She was very good with them and I could tell once I picked them up that they were happy girls and had a great time!
Tammy is the best!
As always, Tammy did a great job caring for my dog Charlie. I think she's watched him four times now, and he always comes home happy and healthy. Charlie is a 12-year-old weimeraner who is definitely showing his age, and Tammy was able to give him the special care he needs. She's always really quick to respond to reservation requests and emails too, which is much appreciated!
Seems like our dog's stay there went well! Tammy was willing to give her her meds and make sure she was eating well (side effect if meds). I don't really have a feel for if Tammy and our dog really connected though. I would have liked more detailed updates and more photos and/or videos. These aren't huge issues though, and we would still vouch for Tammy. Thanks!
The dogs had a great stay at Camp Phoebe, as usual! Upon arrival, the dogs were very happy to see Tammy and Phoebe, and they made sure to get lots of petting and give kisses to Tammy before leaving when we picked them up. Thank you!
Tammy was a wonderful dog vacay host and our dogs had a great time with her and her dog! She was very responsive to any questions I had beforehand. She shared a great picture of our dogs having a blast, too. If we're in Minneapolis again, we will definitely have our dogs visit again!
This was my first time leaving my pup with someone that I didn't know! Tammy made the process so easy that I felt great knowing Suki would be safe and that she would have a lot of fun with Phoebe while we were away for the weekend! Tammy has a wonderful setup for the dogs and her yard is a puppy playground! We will definitely use Tammy again!
This is our 2nd time sending our pugs to Tammy's. She is always very flexible and kind, we were running late getting back into the city and she was super accomodating. The pugs were happy and tired! Her 2 Basset Hounds are very sweet and the pugs get along well with them.
We brought our two pugs to Tammy's for an overnight stay. I am always worried about them, they are seniors, and many times when we have picked them up from boarding at a kennel, they are upset and sick for a few days. First of all, Tammy is great with dogs. They were totally fine and got along well with her two Basset hounds who are very sweet. They ran around in the backyard and the next day they were happy. She is definitely a "dog person" and I was very happy to have found her. I'd leave the pugs with her again anytime. Thanks!
Huey had a great time!
I am so grateful to have found Tammy! My Maggie was very happy there, got along with her wonderful pups and I was able to have a relaxing weekend vacation. Thank you so much.
Our dogs Molly & Travis stayed with Tammy for the weekend, and we could not have been happier. Tammy sent us photos and updates on how they were doing, and we could just tell that they were having a great time. We will definitely ask Tammy to watch our pets again, as well as recommend her to others.
Camphoebe is awesome! It's like home plus private dog park.

I always worry about my two dogs when I travel. I've tried boarding them and having a pet-sitter come by 3 times a day. The kennel is too overwhelming for my guys and seeing a person for only a 1.5 hours a day made them pretty lonely. Dog Vacay is the perfect solution!

Tammy is organized and laidback; she clearly knows how to care for different types of pups. My dogs felt at home immediately, and they loved getting to play with other pups. I didn't worry at all that they were scared or lonely, and the pictures Tammy sent confirmed that they were having a blast (and taking over her couch). I will definitely book Tammy again to care for Oscar and Charlie.
It's such a relief to go out of town knowing your dog is in good hands. Tammy and her basset hound Phoebe took great care of my Skip and he's going back soon. Her optional airport dropoff/pickup is a bonus!
Our dogs were happy and comfortable around Tammy, and her dog Phoebe, from the first time the dogs visited Tammy's home during the meet&greet. Tammy is responsive, very warm and open, and made the dogs and their people feel very at ease. Our dogs came back very happy (and very tired - in the good way) after their 6 day stay. We will definitely be back!
Tammy took such good care of my dog while I was out of town and she sent me regular updates and pictures. Thanks, Tammy!
This is the first time we've used DogVacay and we had a very positive experience. We've always had friends take care of our dog, so this was a new experience and we had some reservations initially. Tammy B was the first person we contacted and she got back to us immediately that she had an opening and was very accommodating to meet with us so we could be comfortable with her and how our dog would be cared for.

We were out of the country so it was very nice to be able to get e-mails through wifi with pictures and updates on how our dog was doing. Tammy also texted a few pics as well. We were very comfortable leaving our dog with Tammy and would recommend her to anyone. The DogVacay experience was seamless!
Como had a great time with Tammy and Phoebe. We felt really comfortable leaving him with Tammy and hope to have her take care of him again.
Tammy was really thorough when doing the intake with Traveler. She asked a lot of questions about his needs and behaviors. Since Trav is kinda an odd ball we really appreciate her wanting to make his stay easy. He has trouble with walking on hardwood floors and she figured out that if she left his leash on he wasn't as frightened. He had a great experience with Tammy.
Our weims were very happy during their 2+ week stay with Tammy over the Winter holidays. She provided us a lot of pictures and updates about how our doggies were doing. We're glad to have found somebody to watch our "fur babies" in future. I would gladly recommend Tammy to anyone and this is coming from a fellow DogVacay host as well! A+
Lindy came back to us happy, tired and smelling good! We enjoyed getting a daily update from Tammy B to let us know our fur baby was doing well.
Tammy is awesome. I would recommend her to anyone. She was extremely flexible, friendly and went our of her way to send photos and updates. Plus her dog Phoebe is the cutest thing I've ever seen. Like I said, she's awesome.
Thank you so much Tammy for taking good care of our Celi! She was so tired on the drive home.
Great as always. Max is happy at Tammy's and it was for two weeks this time. We loved the pictures she sent us while we were on the other side of the globe. We missed our Max but he was in very good hands.
This was Max's second stay with Tammy and it went just fine again. We're very satisfied with Tammy's care of Max and will continue to call upon her when we need a vacation home for Max.
This is the second time Tammy has watched Charlie for me now. She does a great job!
With a last minute cancellation of our dog sitter, my husband and I had to scramble at finding someone to watch our dog. We were leaving the following morning for a trip that was out of the country. It was around 4:30pm when we found out about this website, signed up and started browsing for an in-home sitter. We did not want to leave our dog at a day care but rather in a private house with other dogs. I left messages with some potential sitters- one could not watch our dog due to having the maximum amount of dogs and I did not hear back from the other sitter. It was around 7:30pm and I still have not heard back from anyone. As I was browsing profiles, Tammy's profile kept popping up and once I read her page and reviews, I knew this was the perfect fit for what we were looking for. I was hesitant at contacting her since it was getting really late, but I saw that she was available for the specific dates that were gone for so I messaged her, apologizing for the short notice. Within 30 minutes of my request, she contacted me, quoted me a decent price and said we could drop of our dog at 6:30am the following morning.
When we all arrived at her house, we were greeted by her sweet dog, Phoebe. Tammy was so friendly, warm, and genuine. She and our dog immediately hit it off. You could definitely tell that dogs are a huge passion for Tammy. Even though we hated leaving our dog, we were comforted knowing that our dog was at the right place, in the right home, with the right person.
While we were gone, we received pictures and updates of our dog. I was so relieved to see our dog having so much fun with Phoebe and another dog that was boarding there. It definitely made our overseas trip stress-free.
The night we were to fly in, our flight was delayed for 3 hours. We were unable to pick up our dog at the allotted time that we planned on. I called Tammy as our plane was stuck on the runway and I told her our situation. She was very sweet and understanding. She said it was not a big deal. Just hearing those words made me realize that Tammy is exactly who she says she is - honest and having dogs as her first priority. I knew our dog was in good hands and well taken care of.
When I picked up our dog, Tammy was easy going as my late arrival did not deter her. She spoke very highly of our dog and had nothing but good things to say about her. It made me so happy knowing that both dog and Tammy (and Phoebe) all had a good time. Seeing our dog and Tammy interact showed me how much of a loving bond they formed.
With our circumstances, Tammy made everything from start to finish stress free. I would HIGHLY recommend Tammy and Phoebe for your future in-home dog care. Our dog had the run of the house and yard. Everything that we wanted for our dog while we were away was found at Tammy's house. If we were to travel again, I would definitely have Tammy watch our dog. Our first experience from could not have been any better. Thank you, Tammy and Phoebe for opening up your house to us.
Tammy took wonderful care of my 2 dogs. I will definitely be boarding my pups with Tammy again.
If you love your 4 legged family member, then send them to Tammy for a vacation! We were so pleased with her! Our dog, Rita, was absolutely in love with her, she was lavished with snuggles and cuddles during her stay. Tammy has a completely fenced in yard (which was important to us, and Rita) with plenty of room for the dogs run and play. We even got a photo update during our trip so that we could see Rita in action, having playtime with her resident pooch pal. We will definitely use her again. Thanks Tammy! Woof!
I couldn't be more pleased with Max's stay at Tammy's. It was worry free for me. We did a meet 'n greet earlier and Max fit right in with Tammy's household, so when I dropped him off for the weekend, he walked right in for some running around in the fenced-in yard. He was a happy camper. I would definitely keep Tammy on my contact list for future doggie vacations.
Tammy watched Charlie (my 9-year-old weimeraner) for me in March 2013 for an entire week. Before his stay with her, Charlie and I visited her house, and I was very happy with her house and the size of the yard. Charlie's getting pretty old, but he's still very energetic - I'm sure she had her hands full while I was away! I got regular photos of Charlie while I was gone, which was really nice. When I want to pick him up he was happy and healthy . . . a nice change from when I've picked him up from kennels in the past. I will definitely trust Charlie's care to Tammy again in the future. Thanks Tammy!
Tammy was AWESOME! We were able to meet ahead of time and my dog Marta and Tammy's dog Phoebe got along great. I was gone for 10 days and got pictures of Marta having a great time almost every day. It's like she didn't even miss me! It truly was like I was leaving my baby with a friend and I'm so glad I found such an amazing host for when I go away. I have recommended Tammy to anyone that needs a sitter and will be using her services indefintely in the future. Thanks Tammy and Phoebe!!
Tammy was great. My dog was there for 5 days, and when I went to pick him up tonight it was clear by watching him interacting with Tammy that he was happy and had been well cared for. Will definitely use her again.
Tammy did a great job! She sent several pictures and updates of Taffy to us during the week and was very kind to all of us. You could tell she really loves dogs! Taffy was pretty tired when she got home. She loved playing with the other dogs.
This host sent me several text messages about how difficult our dog is. It was very stressful to hear while far away on vacation. We would never consider our dog to be "difficult". In addition we assumed there would be one other dog with my dog but when we showed up there were three other dogs which is not something my dog is used to. He's used to being the only dog so I think this was overwhelming for him. This host had him transferred to another host because he was "so difficult". The new host family said he's a wonderful dog and doing great, but that it took about 6 hours for him to warm up to them. They had a concern about his treatment at this home since he seemed very scared of people and we know that is not his personality. I would not recommend this host unless your dog is used to being around several other dogs and is a PERFECT dog. Dogvacay did a great job getting our dog out of that situation and into another home. We're grateful for that.
Read All 61 Reviews