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Tami M.

77 Reviews
48 Repeat Guests
$35/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 20 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Strict

Pet Requirements

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

Tami's Resident Pets

Imri
Labrador Retriever
Male
7 yr 5 mo old
Gracie
Shih Tzu
Female
9 yr 5 mo old

Tami's House

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

About Tami

10 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
Hi guys! Lovely to meet you:) I began working professionally with dogs nine years ago after being certified in canine CPR/First Aid by the Red Cross. Since then I’ve been lucky enough to work with dogs of varying temperaments and health. I’ve been with DogVacay for nearly three years and I’ve been so very pleased with that choice:)

My fully fenced yard is approximately 1/4 of an acre with lots of space to run and play. Pets are welcome in all areas of the air conditioned house (including the bed if you allow it) and all but a small portion (my food garden) of the yard. My property is not treated with pesticides or fertilizers so it is safe for everyone.

Per my profile, new clients are limited to those under 50lbs and pups over 4 months old. Must be mostly potty trained. Meet and greets are REQUIRED prior to booking a stay. Introducing our pups to each other and discussing our expectations leads to the best vacay for everyone! I'm focusing on small to medium breed pups of all ages at this time. I want to provide a great vacay for those pups that need a low stress and calm environment while nurturing my own dog's needs.

Services offered:

Boarding: $35 per night.
Boarding is 24 hrs, Pickups exceeding the 24 hr period are subject to a $16 extended care fee per dog. If your pup is still here at the 24 hour mark I will issue a custom quote for the extended care fee.

Day Care: $25
Day Care is only offered to regular boarding clients. I like to keep the coming and goings to a minimum to allow for a wonderful stay for my boarding clients.

Bathing – Available on short coated dogs only. $15

Heated swim therapy - is offered as an add on to boarding at a 50% discounted rate of only $25 for time in a heated therapy pool receiving massage and swim time with a practitioner. Excellent for arthritic or stiff senior pups!

Drop off/Pickup times are 7am - 8pm. If we need to pick up earlier or later, it can be arranged for small fee.

No pick ups or drop offs on Christmas day. Pups can be picked up the following day.

Holiday rate goes in effect from November 11th - January 6th.

*While never expected, cash tips are accepted per DogVacay policy. Thanks!


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Can administer oral medicine
CPR / First-Aid certified
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Separation anxiety

Tami M.

77 Reviews
48 Repeat Guests
$35/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 20 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Strict

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated December 10, 2016

Credentials

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.
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Disaster Relief
This sitter has completed training for the DogVacay Disaster Relief Program and volunteered to help displaced pets in the event of a natural disaster.
Phone Interviewed
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References Checked
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Pay through DogVacay for:
Premium Pet Insurance, 24/7 Customer Support and Daily Photo Updates!

Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Tami's Home
$35 /night
  • Watches up to 4 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 1 - 2 hours/day
  • Dogs will have full access outside for potty breaks
  • 3+ walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
Daycare At Tami's Home
$25 /day
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/day
Training
$25 /hour
Baths
$15 /bath
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77 Reviews
As always, my pups were very happy to spend time with Tami! They have never bounced, jumped and squealed like they do when they know they are going to see her. She is the best.
She was AMAZING as usual, I've known her for years now and I wouldn't trust my dog with anyone else.
My pups love going to Tami's. As soon as they know they are going they are wiggling with excitement. When they see her house, they start jumping and squealing. I know that Tami is treating them like one of her own and they are having fun. It's great to see that reaction and in turn gives me peace of mind that they are safe, cared for and having a great time.
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Tami was the very best substitute doggy mom a pup could have. Murphy felt secure and loved, and we enjoyed our vacation even more, knowing that this kind lady was taking care of our fur baby. She intuitively knows what is best for dogs and it is quite obvious that she cares deeply for their welfare. Murphy showed a bit of hesitancy at first with regard to eating, but Tami quickly took control and figured out what not only would make Murphy feel more comfortable, but what was best for her. The swimming/therapy pool adjacent to Tami's home is a big plus as well!
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We had a houseful of family with small children visiting us and our dog was totally stressed out with all the people. We decided to board Duke and the day we dropped him off at Tami's house, he actually ran to her! I was happy that he wanted to be with her and I knew his needs would be in a calm and stress free environment. Tami provides the routine he needs and there's always other dogs for Duke to socialize with. I really appreciate having a safe place to board our family pet.
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The experience we had was awesome from the very beginning (meet n greet), to the day of pickup! The countless messages and pictures we received from Tami kept us unquestionably comfortable and in turn made our vacation away from home a very pleasant one! Aloha n mahalo to Tami for keeping Rudy safe, calm and 'dog happy'!
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There isn't a doubt in my mind that my pup is loved as though she were one of Tami's own while staying at Summit Dog Inn. Lexi is jumping and making happy noises before we even turn down her street. I have complete confidence in the level of care my pup receives and in the knowledge and professionalism of Tami as a host.
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This was an overnight stay for our dog and not his first time at Summit Dog Inn. He is comfortable with Tami and I appreciate all the experience and training she has to make our pet's stay a safe and enjoyable one. We really enjoy the pictures along with updates that she sends while we are away. Even though this was one night, we received an update! Thanks, Tami!!!
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When we turned into the road next to Tami's house our dog couldn't wait to get out of the car! Once we opened the door, he jumped out and never looked back!!! What a great feeling to know that if we can't be with our pet, he is happy with Tami!!! Very reassuring!!!
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This was a wonderful experience for me and my dogs! I love that my girls were in a home verses a kennel. Tami is both professional and loving! I felt like she gave the same care to my dogs as she would her own. They spent 5 nights with her, so getting the pic's and videos really helped ease me. I rarely take trips that I cant bring my dogs along with me, that might be about to change now that we've meet such a great dogsitter !! Thank You Tami !!! :)
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Dewey had a great time, I really appreciate all the photo and video updates. I will definitely use Tami in the future
We recently had to board our dog for three weeks. That's a really long time to be away from our insecure pet. But with Tami's daily photos and videos we were able to see that he was welled cared for and enjoying his stay. Tami knows our dog well and is able to meet his emotional needs as well as make sure that he does well with the other dogs. I love the fact that he gets to play outside everyday and that she has a shade area for the dogs on sunny days. I also love the fact that she is professional and is passionate about the animals in her care.
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Wonderful stress free experience. This was my first time ever needing to find a dog sitter outside of close family. Tami answered all my questions and more, making me feel at ease and able to enjoy my vacation without worry. Daily updates removed any doubts that my pups were well cared for, and this was confirmed when I picked them up. She even sent them home with treats!
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Tami is amazing, very knowledgeable about dogs, and provides an awesome experience for pets!!! Our puppy was worn out from playing all day with other dogs that get along great and are not at all aggressive. Rexy even got a bath and nail trim to come home with- no extra charge. Very safe, nurturing environment for your dogs!!! I can't recommend Tami highly enough, very impressed!!!
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I would never board my boy "Justin " with anyone else, Tami takes wonderful care of him! Tami is a very passionate, knowledgeable caring person and gave my boy the same care that she gives her own pups. Justin loves Tami and definitely will be going back to Tami next time that I am need for a sitter for him again. I highly recommend Tami to others all the time.
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We have a very nervous dog. He was a rescue and the people before us, treated him badly. We call him our PTSD pup because he has horrible things happen to him. So we were nervous when we had to travel across country and leave him with someone. I contacted Tami and told him all of our pup's issues. She did not even bat an eye. She said: "Let's make an appointment to get together", so we set it up. Our dog immediately got along with her dogs and after Tami checking him out and seeing how he reacted to her environment, said that she would take him. We were relieved.
It took our dog a couple of days to warm up to her. But he is a "one person dog" (loves my daughter and tolerates the rest of us) and everyone except my daughter have had their issues with him. But Tami was GREAT. In 3 days (he was moping because "his girl" was not with him), she had him playing and barking happily. Truth be told, we did not think that the change he made was possible. But Tami was so good. She sent pics and videos, which were exciting to get. My wife said that she wants to adopt Tami into our family and we will certainly use her services again. She can make even a neurotic dog, feel welcomed.
~paul
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Tami was FABULOUS when our poodles staycayed
with her!!! She sent us pictures & videos daily & took such wonderful, loving care of them!!! She helped our more anxious poodle feel calm with a jacket while he initially settled in!! She kept us updated on their activities & how they got comfortable to even sleep on the bed with her & her 2 dogs!!! We can't thank Tami enough because knowing our furry babies were so happy just added more to the enjoyment of our vacation!!
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We won't hesitate to leave Louis with Tami the next time we need to board him. Tami sent us lots of photos and a few short videos each day to let us know how our dog was getting along. Our biggest worry was that he wouldn't want to leave! Tami is great with dogs. We appreciate the love and care she showered our pet with while out of town.
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My experience and Blossoms was WONDERFUL. better than I ever thought it would be.. Tami, is wonderful, she know dogs and their behaviors. She knew exactly what to do with walking my dog threw being comfortable and calm.. My fur baby, was welcomed into her home as one of her own, loved and cared for and kept safe. That's a service I am thank for to have found and have told all my friend who are pet owners and do not want the kennel experience for their beloved pets. It was so good fro Blossom she almost did not want to go home.. That says it all...

Thank you !
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My boys love to visit with Tami. They come home so happy and tired. Thank you for always treating my boys as if they were your own.
Tami is awesome! I have complete confidence in her, and her ability to know what's best for my dog. Every time I pick up my dog, he is well taken care of, brushed, and happy! I also get pics of him while I'm away. If you are looking for place for dog to stay, and want someone who will treat it as her own, pick Tami. I promise, you won't be disappointed.
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We have used Tami several times when we need to board our dog and will continue to do so in the future. She does a great job caring for our dog and we like the way she sends us updates, pictures and videos. We like the skills she uses with the pets in her care to make it a safe and fun place for them!
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Tami sent videos and pictures throughout the time our dog was boarded with her showing him playing and enjoying the other dogs staying with Tami. When we picked him up he was calm and not all that crazy to leave! We took that to be a sign that he enjoyed his time with Tami! Gave us peace of mind that we can leave him with Tami while we travel and not have to worry about him. Many thanks to Tami!!
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Tami is truly wonderful !!!! Called her the day before, She's not just a sitter .You can tell she loves Riley and he loves her. Today ....Tami left a special gift for Riley. Thanks Tami you are the best !!!!!
Tami did a great job with Bennie our Maltese and we would highly recommend her to anyone who is looking for a dogsitter.
This is the second time we have used Tami. She works well with our dog and I especially like the photos she sends us while he is staying with her. We will be using her for an extended stay and I feel confident that we are leaving our pet with a very competent person who works well with animals. Our family pet is in good hands.
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Tami is amazing. She treats Hank as one of her own. I HIGHLY recommend!!!
This was Duke's introduction to the Dog Vacay experience with Tami. Really liked the way she made sure that our nervous dog was comfortable and that he was allowed to find a safe place to curl up and sleep until he was ready to interact with her dogs. He received lots of tummy rubs and we loved getting the pictures throughout the day. We will definitely use her again.
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Tami is amazing!! Highly, highly recommend!
Tami was absolutely amazing with our 11 month goldendoodle! It was the first time leaving him and she made sure we received picture updates everyday. We will for sure be using her again! Thank you so much for being a home away from home for our precious pup!
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Tami did a fantastic job with Bennie, he had a few minor issues so we let her know prior to our vacation and she took very good care of him. She sent us pictures daily of Bennie adjusting very well we were afraid he might not want to come back home. We will certainly use Tami again.
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Rocky came home one happy boy again. No one else do I trust more then Tami to watch my little guy. Tami always sends him home tired from all the running and playing that they do.
Have been able to depend on Tami when unexpected, or unpredictable - things happen. My wife went into labor and Tami was happy to help out so that I didn't have to worry about my dog at all while I was with my wife.
Tami was great with a last minute booking. No one can predict child birth! LOL! Lexi has known her for years, and if we lived closer she would be here all the time. She loves Tami, and loves her dogs! Thanks:)
My dog had a great time! The photos were fantastic, and Tami got back to me right away. My booking was last minute, but she helped me make it work. Glad to know I can count on her in a crunch.
Tami is amazing with Hank! He loves it there and we will definitely be asking her to watch him again soon! =)
My boys had an excellent time playing at Tami's house. They came home tired from playing all day. They love the cuddles they get while there. I couldn't ask for a better daycare for my boys. I would highly recommend Tami for daycare and boarding.
Had a wonderful experience with Tami at Summit Dog Inn. She understood my pup's personality and was able to accommodate his quirks. I feel completely safe leaving both of my dogs with her in the future, she seems to care for them almost as much as I do! :)
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Our Fritz and ArkanSaSS Lizzie are a huge part of our life. Most always they travel with us but every once in a while they need to stay behind.

Both pups have issues and Tami has the ability to figure out what to do. Fritz is 11 has cancer but acts normal. Lizzie is 4, needs both hips and knees replaced and is on daily meds. She figured out how they communicated in a short time.

I loved all the pictures she sent me and the video of she made of them. Gracie and Imri love the company.

A big thank you to Tami for putting "ME" at ease leaving them behind. Tami and the pups will meet up again.
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Tami is fantastic and my dog LOVES her! He always has a good time!
Tami was a kind, patient and caring substitute mom for my Sofie. Sofie is very nervous with new people and it takes someone who is willing to let her warm up in her own time. When I got the video of Sofie up on the couch with Tami, I knew she was a happy camper! Knowing that Sofie was having a good doggie "vacation" made me able to truly relax and enjoy mine! I can definitely recommend Tami as a caregiver with a gentle heart and hands for your furry baby.
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Tami is wonderful and my dog LOVES her! I highly recommend her to anyone looking for daycare or boarding!
Tami was great! My pup loves seeing her and I trust her care. She follows all my special instructions and always keeps me up to date with photos. We've been back several times now and I can't imagine anyone else watching my pup!
I loved the care that my puppy received and felt very comfortable leaving him with her! Thank you so much!
Tami was great with the boys. They were very happy and we got full reports from Tami each day. Wonderful experience. Thank you Tami!
Our dog, Tripp, had a great stay with Tami and her dogs. I appreciate that Tami is thorough in selecting the dogs she will watch and is really seeking a good fit both for her and her guest dog(s). She did everything we asked with Tripp and more. We especially appreciated the regular updates during his vacay :) I definitely recommend her for anyone looking for a great dog vacay!!
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Tami is amazing! My dog Ruby loved her time with Tami. I am most certain that we will be using Tami again in the future. I would recommend anyone who needs someone to care for their pup to us Tami.
Tami was amazing with Hank. She sent daily updates, photos, and videos. I think he was sad to have to come home. =) We will definitely be asking for her help again!!
It was my first time taking my dog to a boarding place. Tami is just amazing. I was so happy to find her. She was really good taking care of my dog and sent me his pics everyday to make me feel not worried about him during vacation. I was so happy to see him playing well through the pictures. She is awesome and i can tell she loves dogs. I'll be out of town again soon. I will definitely take him to her again.
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Tami is awesome! She is taking great care of my dog and posts updates regularly. I can see how well she's treating my dog, and I'd recommend her to anyone. She is an excellent pet sitter.
Tami is awesome I have left Kona with her before and will be again. I don't have to worry at all knowing my dog is in wonderful hands with Tami!
Great sitter! She loves our kids and sent text updates with pictures and even left them treats! Couldn't ask for anyone better! Thank you Miss Tami!
Perfect host! Tami is patient with my pup. It seems my dog had a lot of fun there also.
I couldn't be happier with the care given to my dog, while in Tami's care. Tami sent pictures showing our dog having a great time while in her care. What a great idea, and made me much more at ease seeing him having fun.
It was obvious that Tami truly cares for the pets trusted to her. I will most definitely be asking for her whenever I need someone to watch my little buddy.
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Tami was awesome! Our boy Ringo had such a great time playing with Imry (Tami's dog). We recieved pictures daily showing Ringo having a great time, a true doggy vacay. She even made Ringo a Christmas ornament!
Tami is GREAT! She is very knowledgeable about dog behavior. She took excellent care of my dog Kona and sent me pictures and updates every day. Her dog Imri is a complete sweetheart! I highly recommend Tami and I will most definitely book through her again!
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Tami was an awesome host for our 2 doxie crosses. She was attentive to all their needs. Even sent us pictures and we were able to keep in touch as to when we would be coming home. She was very flexible and had a comfortable home for our boys..
Tami was great! She and Imri greeted us and made our dogs feel very welcomed! Imri is a sweet dog and played very nicely with our 13 lb. rat terrier mix. The yard was a lot of fun for the dogs. Our 55 lb. GSP had plenty of room to chase a ball.

Tami kept us updated with photos and took some videos of our dogs playing. She even clipped Elsa's toenails for her! We received a "report card" and some cute DogVacay bandannas when we picked them up!

Our dogs were obviously well cared for and we plan to use Tami again in the future!
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This experience leaving my pups with a complete stranger was amazing. I was worried, scared and Tami did a wonderful job keeping me in the loop and letting me know my pups were fine. Wonderful experience. Tami was awesome and I could tell my pups liked her too.
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Tami is great! It was my dog's first visit and she was a little shy but Tami got her out of her shell and playing with the other pups in no time! I trust her completely and my dog loves her. I will be happily using her services in the future.
I am so happy to have found Tami. I just couldn't bear to take my dogs to a kennel with my older one being so timid and needing some extra care so I started searching for other options. Tami takes my dogs into her home and treats them just like her own. They love her and so do I. When I pull up to her house my dogs start going nuts cause they are so excited to see her. She sends me pictures and videos while they are with her so I know everything is great. I highly recommend her. You will not be sorry you gave her a try.
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My dogs had THE BEST TIME! It was the first time I had to leave them with someone outside of family and she came extremely highly recommended! Thank you Auntie Tami!
Very professional, courteous and flexible. Highly recommend.
Tami was so professional and welcoming to us. She worked very hard to make sure this slightly neurotic mommy felt good about leaving her boys. I felt so relaxed when I left them in her care and was able to enjoy the pictures she sent as I saw them playing and going for walks with her and Imri. I would highly recommend her to anyone wanting a loving vacay for their dog. I will definitely use her again when my boys need a vacay.
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Tami was recommended to me by my groomer as someone she trusted. I had a very good experience and I think Kirby did as well. She texted me photos and updates every day. She seemed familiar with pugs and their issues. Thank you.
Tami has watched our dog for many years now and she knows all his special needs. We appreciate how she will care for him even now when it is not alway easy. She does so because she loves him. And we're grateful.
Ry had a great time with Imri and Tami!!!! She slept for two days after! I love day care! A LIFESAVER!!
Tami was AMAZING with Sara Belle. Sara had a wonderful weekend of exercise, play & relaxation. I think she was a little sad to come home! Tami sent daily photos of Sara enjoying walks, playing with other dogs & lounging on the sofa. Sara looked like she felt right at home. We will definitely be using Tami again in the future.
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Like before, Tami did great with my neurotic dog. She came up with a baby gate system and used frozen kongs to work on separation anxiety. She also worked on desensitizing him to the sound of keys and played fetch with him for hours to wear him out. Her dog and mine get along great. I get to see that when I pull up and they are chasing each other around. We will see you again soon!
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Rocky is my little boy so I am very hesitant about leaving him with just anyone, Tami made me feel comfortable leaving him with her. When I went to go pick Rocky up he was very happy. He was running around and playing. Rocky was very happy there. Tami told me about his overnight stay and how he did. He played with her dog after some time and ate all his food which does not surprise me as he eats anything that you let him. Tami got lots of snuggle time also. Thank you Tami for taking such good care of my baby!!
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I've got an old guy (14) who is getting slow physically and mentally. He has some special needs and requires understanding. Tami has worked with my guy for the last six years, so she loves him and understands those needs. She goes out of her way to accommodate him and I am very grateful. I'm completely confident in her and I don't worry when I'm away.
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As always, Kiloh had a great time! We've been using Tami for years now and are always happy with her. I confidently recommend her.
Tami was great! Lexi was post op for a minor procedure and I just didn't want to leave her home alone. She was pampered and loved on, and Tami had no issues administering her meds. See you soon!
Great pictures! Thank you!!! Was super nervous about leaving my puppy for the first time but she had a great time and was exhausted when I picked her up!!! She even taught her how to high five! 5 stars!! Highly recommend!! We'll be back!!
My dog is a spazz! Super energetic and a little bit neurotic German Shepard. He can be intimidating to people who are not familiar with dogs or the breed. Tami took to him right away and was comfortable straight off. I got updates and honest feedback. (If she had told me my dog was easy and an angel I would have known she was lying.) But rather she handled his quirks with humor and practical solutions. I will be using her again.
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Tami has watched my dog Kiloh many times over the last few years, so I have no hesitation leaving her. Kiloh runs into Tami's house to play with her dog and hardly notices when I drive away! It was a new experience to book through the website, but it was simple and I appreciate the insurance aspect of it - smart for all parties. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this sitter. She's dog savvy and patient, as Kiloh was a rescue that used to be a bit nervy and I know it took time for her to warm up, but now they are best buds.
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I have taken Lexi to Tami for the last 4 years, we love her! Tami is very good with Lexi, and Lexi loves both her and her dog, Imri. This visit was no exception, Lexi was happy to run in and started playing immediately! Tami sent me several photos of my pup enjoying her vacation, she adores the large yard and toys as well. I will continue to take Lexi to Tami and Imri for all of my non dog friendly trips away from home, and feel completely satisfied knowing she is safe and happy.
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